Monthly Archives: May 2020

May 20, 2020


As a protein, collagen is made up of amino acids (arginine, glycine, hydroxyproline, and proline). Amino acids are comprised of the elements: carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Collagen is produced by fibroblasts (biological cells that help to form the structure of animal tissues). The structure of a collagen protein is what gives it the unique strength […]

May 20, 2020


The roots of the word “collagen” go back to the Greek word kólla, which means glue. Collagen is among the most abundant fibrous proteins and fulfills a variety of mechanical functions, particularly in mammals. Its main function is to provide structural integrity to tissue during mechanical stress.   Collagen is primarily found in the connective […]

May 20, 2020


Proteins are large, complex molecules. They make up the enzymes that power many chemical reactions and the hemoglobin that carries oxygen in our blood. Protein is made from twenty-plus basic building blocks called amino acids. Because we don’t store amino acids, our bodies make them in two different ways: either from scratch or by modifying others. Nine […]

May 5, 2020

Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid

Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic Acid Chemical formula: C9H17NO5      As with all B vitamins, B5 helps the body break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins so that our bodies can use them for energy and rebuilding tissues, muscles, and organs.  ?  WHERE IT IS FOUND Vitamin B5 is widely found in both animals and plant products. […]