Vitamin C and Collagen: The Fountain of Youth
The two well known buzz words in the conversation about anti-aging supplements are: collagenand free radicals.
Collagen, a fibrous protein, is the key building block of skin, bone, tendons, joints and all other connective tissue. It’s what gives everything in your body its strength and elasticity – from your arteries to the skin on your face.
As you age, your body naturally stops producing as much of it, which is a main reason why we start to get wrinkles, brittle bones and heart problems.
It just so happens that Vitamin C is proven to be the main source of fuel for collagen synthesis in our bodies.
You’re probably familiar with the disease scurvy, which was accidentally discovered by sailors and explorers on long oceanic expeditions. Being away from accessible re-sources of fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin C resulted in a nasty and often fatal condition where the tissues of the body would rapidly decay, causing internal bleeding and loss of teeth.
While cases of full blown scurvy are scarcely rare in the modern world, it’s still very common to be highly deficient in vitamin C and suffer the same degenerative effects, even though they’re not so immediately obvious. We still have the decaying of capillaries, veins, arteries, joints, and all other tissues in the body that rely on collagen for their structure.
Smoking, as well as exposure to UV sunlight and pollution, are all simple things in our lifestyle and environment which are proven to cause our Vitamin C levels to drop. This means the body isn’t able to produce enough collagen in order to repair itself and function optimally. Your skin, bones and cardiovascular system begin to suffer as a result, leaving you at higher risk for osteoporosis, heart disease and generally lacklustre skin.
Combine this with the cellular damage created by free radicals and the overall result is highly accelerated, degenerative aging.
Supporting your system with a high-quality, liposomal source of Vitamin C provides the critical raw material necessary to manufacture optimal levels of collagen, which is essential to the maintenance of healthy skin and an active, vibrant body.