Vitamins and collagen
Fascia & Nutrition Part 2 - 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.
The daily requirement of vitamin C is:
- 90 to 95mg for women
- 105 to 110mg for men
Find vitamin C in various types of cabbage, citrus fruits, 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
Written by: Dr. Joni Chapman