Collagen is a protein consisting of amino acids. A healthy body naturally produces this protein, It's basically the glue that holds your body together. Think of collagen when you think about healthy hair, skin, nails and pain free joints. As one grows older, more collagen is needed. This is because the body slows down collagen production the older we get.
It's important to note that without adequate amounts of vitamin C, the body can't actually form or store collagen. This makes vitamin C a mandatory cofactor in collagen synthesis. It is responsible for holding cells together during the creation of collagen. Due to the fact that vitamin C is water soluble and that we as humans do not produce vitamin c, the body needs daily refills of this vitamin. If your body lacks collagen, a quality vitamin c supplement should be a high priority in your daily regime !
Many people assume a diet rich in fruits and vegetables will provide them with enough vitamin c they need to stay healthy . This is Rarely the case in the modern world. Think about it for a moment; due to environmental pollution and fast farming, fruits and vegetables have only about half the nutrients they used to have.
Things like smoking, infections or illness, oral contraception, environmental toxins, stressors such as caffeine consumption and everyday life stress are all proven to leach vitamin c from your body thus creating more of a demand for the vitamin. Less nutrient dense foods and more stress equals your body's need for more vitamins !
If you recently started taking our holi (mane) or holi (youth) collagen formulas, an extra benefit would be to start taking a good quality vitamin C supplement along with it. It's also good to note that organic fruits and vegetables have higher nutritional value than conventionally grown so if you are getting your vitamin C through food sources always go organic ! You can also use vitamin C topically with our holi (c) formula which helps support collagen synthesis, stabilize collagen fibers and decrease collagen degradation.
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