When I came across the Nutrova Collagen + Anti-oxidants for Healthy Skin and Anti-aging Skin Care product, I thought there is no better time than now to really understand collagen and how to supplement in through nutrition. And, incidentally, I had been wanting to read and write about Collagen since many years. So, finally, here it is. One of the secrets to healthy and young skin – a healthy collagen formation.
What is Collagen?
It is the most abundant protein in the body! The collagen is found in the dermis layer of the skin which is the second layer of the skin and is responsible for the plumpness, strength and hydration of the skin. It is a group of proteins in fact which provides the tensile strength to the skin. It is said that collagen in the skin is more strong than steel.
Synthesis of Collagen
So, let me skip all the chemistry here and just say that collagen does NOT occur in the body. It is synthesized from the basic amino acids. And, for collagen to synthesize, we need Vitamin C.