Dietary Supplement for Healthy Collagen Production
Collagen Forte from Douglas Laboratories provides potent levels of vitamin C, l-lysine, and l-proline to help support healthy collagen synthesis.
Collagen is a type of protein that provides the structural scaffolding for your body's connective tissues, cells, and organs. Your body uses it to produce such connective tissues as skin, ligaments, and cartilage.
To manufacture collagen, which makes up around 75 percent of your skin and 30 percent of your body overall, your body requires vitamin C, lysine, and proline. These ingredients may combine to help form procollagen, from which various forms of collagen are produced in your body.
This formula contains
- Vitamin C, to help produce the building materials for collagen
- L-lysine, to help with collagen cross-linking and blocking enzymes that break down collagen
- L-proline, a precursor of hydroxyproline, which your body use produce collagen
Vitamin C Critical for Collagen Production
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, plays a role in numerous biological functions.
It is critical for the synthesis of collagen and glycosaminoglycans, which are the building materials of such connective tissues as skin, blood vessels, tendons, joint cartilage, and bone.
It is also a required coenzyme for enzymes that catalyze the crosslinking of collagen fibers: lysyl hydroxylases and prolyl hydroxylases.
So, vitamin C plays a critical role in normal wound healing and capillary health and collagen cross-linking.
Collagen cross-linking boosts the resiliency and elasticity of the collagen and elastin found in all connective tissues and blood vessel walls.
To use as a dietary supplement, adults can take five capsules a day, with meals or as directed by a healthcare professional.