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October 20, 2023

Can I Take Collagen and Vitamin C Together?

2 mins By Chloe De Lullington collagen

Taking collagen and vitamin C together is absolutely essential for making the most out of your daily dose – which is why our liquid collagen is rich in vitamin C! Read on for the lowdown on this perfect partnership, as well as the benefits of collagen and vitamin C that you can enjoy.

From discussions around biotin vs collagen to how collagen can help with menopause, we like to keep our Absoluters informed of all things collagen, here at Absolute Collagen. 

And vitamin C and collagen is next in line for Absolute Collagen breakdown!

In this article, we will talk through taking collagen and vitamin C together, the benefits of collagen and vitamin C, and how our marine collagen is already enriched with vitamin C.

Let’s get started, shall we?

What is Vitamin C?

To understand the benefits of collagen and vitamin C, we first need to talk about how vitamin C is used in your body.

In simple terms, vitamin C – also known as ascorbic acid – is a vitamin with several important functions within the body. These include keeping cells healthy and protecting them from oxidative stress (which is when harmful free radicals caused by things like UV exposure cannot be effectively detoxified by the body’s other cells), as well as supporting healthy skin, bones, blood vessels, and cartilage.*

*Each sachet of Absolute Collagen contains 60 mg of Vitamin C, which is 75% of your daily Nutrient Reference Value. Enjoy a daily dose of Absolute Collagen as part of a balanced, healthy diet and active lifestyle.

How do vitamin C and collagen work together?

But the benefits don’t stop there – vitamin C and collagen production in your body go hand-in-hand. 

To get into the science behind collagen, vitamin C is actually the essential cofactor in two molecules that facilitate collagen synthesis, prolyl hydroxylase (to stabilise the collagen molecule) and lysyl hydroxylase (to give structural strength cross-linking).

Graphic showing the process of Absolute Collagen and Vitamin C working with fibroblasts to create collagen in the skin

In practical terms, this means collagen with vitamin C supplements (like our award-winning marine liquid collagen!) ensure that collagen can work effectively in your body.

Of course, we recommend that all our lovely Absoluters still follow a balanced, healthy diet, getting enough vitamin C from natural sources, such as citrus fruits, broccoli, strawberries, and peppers. 

However, not everyone gets enough vitamin C from their diet. That’s why we offer collagen with vitamin C, ensuring every Absoluter gets the maximum dose of collagen and vitamin C, each and every day!

So, can you take collagen and vitamin C together?

Yes, absolutely! As this article details, taking collagen and vitamin C together can help the collagen work its magic in your body.

For example, if you’re taking collagen and vitamin C for skin benefits, then there’s an improved chance of tackling such issues as dry skin, dull skin, and appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. In fact, in our clinical trials study, 100% of participants experienced improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles after taking our collagen with vitamin C supplements. 

What’s more, unlike some vitamins, vitamin C can be taken at any time of the day – which means Absolute Collagen with vitamin C is easy to fit into your daily routine, however busy it may be!

Here at Absolute Collagen, we keep our award-winning collagen drink simple: collagen with vitamin C added in to enable it to work most effectively in the body. No mess, no fuss, no additional ingredients!

If you have any questions about vitamin C and collagen, or if you’d like to delve deeper into what makes our collagen with vitamin C supplements so amazing, get in touch with our friendly team today!

Shop our award winning marine collagen supplement and begin your Absolute Collagen journey today!

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