Collagen Forte 300 caps - Douglas Laboratories
This supplement contains vitamin C, Lysine and proline amino acids contributing to the maintenance of connective tissue and collagen synthesis.
Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin which has numerous biological functions. Above all, it is very necessary for the synthesis of collagen and glycosaminoglycans, which are the essential structures for the formation of all the body's connective tissues, such as skin, blood vessels, tendons, joint cartilage and bone. Vitamin C as a reducing agent is essential in collagen metabolism in the body.
Vitamin C is the coenzyme necessary for the operation of two groups of enzymes involved in wound healing and hair health. Also involved in the biosynthesis of carnitine, serotonin, and certain neurotransmitters, including norepinephrine. Vitamin C is one of the most potent antioxidants which acts in an aqueous medium. Reacts directly with superoxide hydroxyl radicals and singlet oxygen.
Vitamin C is also very helpful for cardiovascular health and preventing the oxidation of low density lipoproteins (LDL). Thus it prevents atherosclerosis. In addition, vitamin C interacts with glutathione and alpha-lipoic acid, and regenerates vitamin E. The antioxidant functions of vitamin C are very important as they provide protection against damage from free radicals in various parts of the body, such as eyes, lungs, blood and immune system.
This supplement contains essential amino acids to ensure proper cell growth. Collagen is much needed in the body and its deficiency can cause various failures in the health of people. Collagen is the builder of the internal tissue of the bones. A proper supply of collagen and Vitamin C will help repair the weak or damaged nails, strengthen hair and hair health. Moreover, it is essential to repair connective tissues and even assists in wound healing.
L-lysine is required for a process called collagen crosslinking. Collagen crosslinking is what gives strength and elasticity to collagen and elastin that is present in all connective tissues and in the walls of blood vessels. L-lysine is very important for maintaining the immune system. L-proline, other amino acid, also plays an important role in collagen formation. Both they complement each other.
Collagen Forte may be a useful as a dietary supplement for individuals wishing to support proper collagen synthesis in the body, for those who need to rejuvenate the skin, for people with increased cardiovascular risk due to an increase in cholesterol levels and those who are immunocompromised. This supplement may also be useful in people with diminished levels of serotonin.
Five Capsules Contain:
Vitamin C ................................................. 2,000 mg
L-Lysine ................................................ 1,000 mg
L-Proline................................................ 200 mg
In a base of Threonine
Adults: Take 5 capsules daily.
Precautions: Do not take during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Do not exceed stated recommended daily dose.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of the reach of children.