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Douglas Laboratories Collagen Forte 300 Capsules Product Information
Collagen Forte, provided by Douglas Laboratories, supplies significant amounts of Vitamin C, L-Lysine, and L-Proline in capsule form to help support healthy collagen synthesis.*
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) has numerous biological functions. Foremost, it is tries to support the synthesis of collagen and glycosaminoglycans which are the building materials of all connective tissues, such as skin, blood vessels, tendons, joint cartilage and bone. Vitamin C is the required coenzyme for two groups of enzymes that catalyze the crosslinking of collagen fibers - lysyl hydroxylases and prolyl hydroxylases.Vitamin C is among the most powerful antioxidants in humans and animals. It is a water-soluble, chain-breaking antioxidant that reacts directly with superoxide, hydroxyl radicals, and singlet oxygen.
L-Lysine is required for collagen cross-linking. Collagen cross-linking is important for resiliency and elasticity of the collagen and elastin present in all connective tissues and blood vessel walls. During formation of new collagen, fibroblasts secrete immature collagen strands and a vitamin C- and copper-requiring enzyme, lysyl oxidase. Lysyl oxidase oxidizes the free amino group of the immature collagen’s lysyl side chains. Once oxidized, these lysyl side chains spontaneously engage in various reactions between collagen strands to bring about cross-linking. As a result, a complex network of collagen strands is formed, providing elasticity and resiliency. L-Lysine has also been shown to be effective in supporting the immune system.* L-Proline, another amino acid, also plays an important role in collagen formation.* The body convert proline into hydroxyproline, which is used by the body to make into collagen.
- May help with normal wound healing and capillary health.*
- Participates in the biosynthesis of carnitine, serotonin, and certain neurotransmitters, including norepinephrine.*
- May protect from free radical damage to the eyes, lungs, blood and the immune system.*
Collagen Forte may be a useful dietary supplement for individuals wishing to support proper collagen synthesis in the body*
Adults take 5 capsules daily with meals or as directed by physician.*
These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
DOUGLAS LABORATORIES COLLAGEN FORTE
Serving Size: 5 Capsules
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
|Vitamin C||2,000 mg|
|L - Lysine||1,000 mg|
|L - Proline||200 mg|
|In a base of Threonine|
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving
Collagen Forte may be a useful dietary supplement for individuals wishing to support proper collagen synthesis in the body
Adults take 5 capsules daily with meals or as directed by physician.