Another key part of cardiovascular health is supporting the strength of your heart muscle and blood vessels. Both require collagen for structure and support. This means both require adequate amounts of vitamin C. (You also need other nutrients, like calcium and coenzyme Q10.) Because human bodies are incapable of manufacturing vitamin C, you must rely on your diet to satisfy daily requirements.*
Your body uses vitamin C to break down and use proteins. This includes helping to make many different types of collagen. These structural proteins are abundant throughout your body. Because they are needed to form healthy tissue.*
Here are a few of the most common types of collagen and where you’ll find them:
Type I: Fibers found in connective tissues of bone, teeth, tendons, and ligaments.
Type II: Found in cartilage.
Type III: Makes up connective tissues that give shape and strength to organs, such as the heart, liver, kidneys, etc.
Type IV: Found in the layers of cells in the blood vessels, muscles, and eye.
By supporting collagen production, Proflavanol C100 can help maintain a hardy heart, plus strong blood vessels, veins, and capillaries. But, as you can see, collagen is truly essential for an overall healthy body.*
Your appearance, too, can be affected by collagen. It‘s integral to skin’s elasticity and firmness. But collagen tends to start breaking down as you get older. So, taking vitamin C can help support production of this important protein.*
Your skin can also maintain health from within, with the help of the antioxidant activity provided by Proflavanol C100. Defending against the oxidative effects of sun exposure may help protect against visible signs of aging. Of course, make sure to use smart sun safety measures to preserve your skin’s youthful appearance, too.*