Collagen fibers are the main component of connective tissue in the body, acting as a glue to hold tissues together. It forms an essential part of bone, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage.

Collagen is incredibly strong but can break down with age. This breakdown makes older people more susceptible to injury. Collagen is also responsible for skin elasticity; when collagen in the skin breaks down it leads to wrinkles.


DAM Image: 
Illustration of normal collagen fibers that make up a tendon
DAM In-Body: 
Illustration of normal collagen fibers that make up a tendon