Vitamins and Collagen
Fascia & Nutrition Part 2 - Vitamins and Collagen
Vitamins for collagen and elastin production
Vitamin C is also very important for the production of collagen and elastin. It is a basic requirement for the formation of tight collagen fibers and inhibits the breakdown of collagen and elastin. Research shows the presence of Vitamin C directly triggers DNA to regulate and maintain the intercellular amount of collagen, therefore having a direct effect on anti-aging. Additionally, Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties fight free radicals and aid in the skin’s regeneration process, helping repair damaged cells and rejuvenate the skin.
The daily requirement of vitamin C is:
- 90 to 95mg for women
- 105 to 110mg for men
Vitamin C-rich foods: Cabbage, Citrus, strawberries, kale, bell peppers, papaya, tomatoes, parsley, broccoli, brussels sprouts, spinach, paprika and rose hips.
Other important vitamins for healthy fascia are vitamin D, vitamin K and a number of the B vitamins. They can all prevent premature aging of the connective tissue and are involved in regeneration.
Foods with vitamin C for collagen formation:
- Fruit - Especially Citrus
- Red pepper
- Sea buckthorn
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