Collagen is a protein that is responsible for healthy connective tissue and supports muscle, bones, skin, tendons and ligaments.
Increase in Collagen
As we age, our collagen production hugely reduces, so providing a building block for its creation is vital. Research shows that increasing doses of vitamin C increases levels of collagen .
Vitamin C maintains the optimal density of collagen, therefore increasing its strength and capability .
To create collagen, it needs to go through many processes, and vitamin C is vital during the enzymatic stage of creating collagen .
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