How Collagen In Deer Antler Spray Can Help You

Posted on March 5, 2014

CollagenCollagen is the main component of the body’s connective tissue, and is the largest source of protein in mammals. And that obviously includes us humans. Collagen is a protein comprising amino acids, which are in turn built of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. Collagen contains the specific amino acids including glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine.

Collagen is a group of naturally-occurring proteins, existing primarily in the flesh and connective tissue of all vertebrates. It is a fibrous material and is found in the tendon, the ligaments and the skin, as well as in blood vessels, the gut, the cornea, the invertebral disk, and also in the bone.

Collagen is thirty percent of the body’s proteins – the tough structures like bones, tendons and ligaments. It is also vital for skin elasticity, helping to keep the skin firm and supple, and to help renew skin cells. Collagen protects the skin by preventing the absorption of pathogenic substances, environmental toxins, micro-organisms and cancerous cells. It has been called “the protein that holds everything together”.

Autoimmune diseases like lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis may attack otherwise healthy collagen fibers. Scurvy, caused by a lack of Vitamin C, is another serious condition that can seriously affect your collagen. A deficiency of Vitamin C can cause your gums to deteriorate and can prevent wounds from healing. The British are still called “Limeys” because for centuries the British navy used to supply all its sailors with limes to prevent scurvy.

There are twenty-eight different types of collagen present in the human body, and ninety percent of the body is collagen. The main types of collagen are:

  • Collagen I, which is found in the skin, the tendons, in organs, and in bones;
  • Collagen II, found in the cartilage;
  • Collagen III, which is present in reticulate main fibers commonly found alongside Collagen I;
  • Collagen IV, which forms the basal lamina, the epitheliu-secreted layer of base fibers;
  • Collagen V, which is found in cell surfaces of your hair and placenta.

Collagen is also present in the smooth muscle tissue, in blood vessels, and in the heart, digestive tract, kidneys and gall bladder. It is also the main component of hair and nails.

Collagen is naturally present in Southern Cross Deer Antler Velvet. Imported from New Zealand, the production of our deer antler velvet is strictly controlled by the New Zealand government, which ensures that the deer do not suffer during the production. Deer Antler Velvet is used for it many health benefits, including the promotion of bone and blood health, to improve athletic performance, aiding in the recovery after tissue injury, to prevent or delay osteoarthritis, to support memory function and cardiovascular health, and for its anti-aging properties.