Amino acids and collagen

Amino acids in collagen

Collagen is a protein of a specific amino acid composition.

When we compare the concentration of amino acids in collagen found in human cartilage with bovine collagen hydrolysate, it is evident that they are almost identical. Natural collagen and collagen hydrolysate are different than collagen found in other proteins because of their amino acid content. Arginine in collagen hydrolysate is found in much higher concentration.

The biggest difference is found in glycine and proline; in collagen hydrolysate, these are three times higher than in other proteins.

The following table is a comparison of the percentage of amino acids in collagen hydrolysate versus in proteins.


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