Why is it crucial to have vitamin C in your collagen supplements?


We're pretty sure you know what collagen supplements are and what they do. If not, here's a quick breakdown for you.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is responsible for maintaining the structure of skin, hair, and nails. So it is an integral nutrient to age well and hold on to youthfulness for a tad bit longer.

But as we age, our collagen production naturally declines, which leads to dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles. So we need to add more of this protein to our diet.

And this is where collagen supplements step in. Some studies have shown taking a collagen supplement can combat signs of aging by reducing the breakdown of collagen in the body. While experts are divided on the benefits of collagen supplements and how helpful they can be, adding them to your diet is considered to be safe. So there is no harm in trying them out, right?

But not all collagen supplements are equal in terms of performance.

To make the most of your collagen supplements, it has to tick a few boxes.

  1.  The collagen supplements should be hydrolyzed for easier absorption.

  2. They should be free of any harmful additives and filler ingredients.

  3. They should have some vitamin C in them too. 

Importance Of Vitamin C In A Collagen Supplement

The reason behind choosing a collagen supplement that has vitamin C lies in the collagen production process. When you consume collagen supplements, they make their way to the fibroblast cells present in your dermis which are responsible for synthesizing collagen bonds.

That’s where vitamin C comes in. Your fibroblast cells will synthesize more collagen in presence of vitamin C.

Vitamin C is an essential cofactor for the two enzymes required for collagen synthesis: 

  • 1. prolyl hydroxylase (to stabilize the collagen molecule) and

  • 2. lysyl hydroxylase (to give structural strength cross-linking)

Vitamin C is also a crucial antioxidant that scavenges free radicals- the harmful molecules that break down collagen bonds leading to early signs of aging.

And since our body can neither make vitamin C on its own nor store it, we need to consume it every day- either through the food we eat or via supplements. 

So opting for a collagen supplement that also has Vitamin C makes it easier to ensure your body has enough of the vitamin to optimize collagen synthesis and keep your skin firm and youthful.

TGM Beauty Glow Inside Out Morning Skin Bioactive Powder is synergistically formulated which means that we have used the right ingredient combinations and proportions to ensure maximum absorption and optimal results.

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