Collagen is your body's key structural protein integrally involved in creating strong and healthy nails, hair, tendons, bones, muscle and keeping our skin smooth. During our youth, collagen helps prevent wrinkles from forming, gives skin elasticity, helps create strong and thicker hair.* In our early 20's collagen diminishes by about 1% per year. By the age of 30, the signs of collagen reduction have started to become visible. And the reduction in bones and joints begins to be felt. Collagen 1 & 3 are the main collagen types in connective tissue. Vitamin C assists the body in the manufacture of collagen, the protein that binds cells together and is the building block of connective tissues throughout the body. Collagen is critical to the formation and on going health of the skin, cartilage, ligaments and other bodily tissues and structures.* Collagen Type 2 is a significant part of your body's cartilage with naturally occurring hyaluronic acid for joint cushioning and lubrication. Hyaluronic acid and collagen are vital structural components of the skin.* Chondroitin sulfate, also naturally occurring, may provide anti-inflammatory support.* *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.