Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, almost one-third of the body’s protein is collagen.
As your dog gets older, the production of collagen slows down and there can be a decline in skin, coat and joint health.
By adding collagen supplements to your dog’s diet, you may be able to delay some of these signs of aging.
Specifically for joint health, as the bones in your dog’s joints move, they are lubricated by synovial fluid. This lubrication prevents friction which causes pain and damage to the joints.
The ends of the bones are covered in articular cartilage which also allows them to move smoothly over each other. The cartilage is made from collagen and as there is less available as the dog gets older, the joints don’t move so smoothly which can result in pain and discomfort. Supplementing with Joint-Agen collagen may help the cartilage to regenerate.