What is Collagen and why is it important?

Mend Collagen

Collagen is the major protein in the connective tissues of the body. It ensures the integrity, elasticity and strength of skin, cartilage and bones.

Collagen fibres give the skin resistance to strain and traction, constituting about 70% of skin mass, a key component of the skin’s structure. Collagen fibres provide the infrastructure for elastin, which maintains skin elasticity and for hyaluronic acid to trap moisture.

In our adult years, our bodies begin to produce less collagen. This process begins when we are around the age of 30 and accelerates in our 40s, with total collagen decreasing about 1% per year. It may look like a small decline, but as such a major component of the skin it will affect skin volume and its physical properties, leading to the inevitable visual and noticeable signs of aging. Collagen loss is a natural process, but other factors such as exposure to UV, pollution, and lifestyle choices can lead to early or more intense signs of aging. Aging changes collagen structure. What was an organised pattern in young skin, becomes an assembly of disorganised bundles of thick fibrils in older skin. 

We know that aging decreases skin thickness and elasticity, and it is likely that collagen is a good part of the solution. If we care about slowing down and reversing skin aging, we should care about collagen too. Because collagen is such a major constituent of the skin, the objective should be to preserve the collagen protein in an active, organised structure.

Collagen Type 1 collagen peptides are the same as those found in skin and bones, providing 97% protein, collagen peptides are hydrolysed to make them easily digestible and can support mobility and skin beauty.


Collagen provides firmness and structure to our skin. As collagen breakdown dominates over production with age, our skin becomes dehydrated and thinner, and signs of aging start to appear.


Aging wears and tears on the joint cartilage, reducing their functioning. This results in joint discomfort, making it harder for us to stay active as we age.

The loss of collagen by aging means a gradual reduction in the connective tissue that bundles muscle fibres into a strong and functioning muscle. Aging is linked to decreased muscle strength and function, which affects our balance, gait, and overall mobility.


Mend Collagen Peptides promote improvement in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin firmness, improved Hair strength and Nails

Increased skin hydration

Supports Gut Health

High Dose, High Bioavailability, from the worlds leading Collagen Manufacturer 

Mend Collagen is convenient and easy to use and you can add our Collagen powder into any types of beverages, drinks, smoothies, yoghurts and more.

Neutral in taste and odour, Collagen can be easily be added in your recipe. Heat resistant, whether adding in soup, hot chocolate or even for home baked cake, you will enjoy the same health benefits.

Add 10g per day of Mend Collagen to your coffee or tea, soups and smoothies, cooking and baking and more.

Try Mend Collagen in Luvele's Strawberry & Yoghurt Blender Bread and in homemade 24 hour yoghurt here

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