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Can We Stimulate Collagen Production Naturally?

You must know that collagen is vital for our skin. But its production declines with age. So don’t worry, here are some dietary ways to stimulate its production naturally. 

Collagen is the most abundantly found protein in our body. Although it is important for our joints and general wellbeing, it is also crucial for our skin. It helps maintain the skin’s softness, smoothness, and firmness. As its production decreases with age, our skin starts sagging, and wrinkles develop, and its elasticity is lost. 

So let’s discuss how you can boost collagen in your body by simple dietary changes.

  • Hyaluronic acid:

It is an essential compound for collagen. It is found in foods that are rich in amino acids, for example, soy, beans, etc. It is also available in supplements.

  • Vitamin C:

It is really beneficial for collagen production. It is abundant in citrus fruits.

  • Aloe vera:

You might have heard the benefits of the topical application of aloe vera. Let me tell you, it is also excellent to consume its extract. It increases the hyaluronic and collagen in our body. It is also found to decrease wrinkles and aging signs.

  • Ginseng:

Ginseng is famous for its use in herbal medicines. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, so it is really good for the skin as it boosts collagen production. It is often available in tea or tincture forms.

Also read: Why Dry Skin Is More Prone to Develop Wrinkles?

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dr.iqraDr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Pakistan, Lahore. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore.  She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore.  She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics.  She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling and pharmaceutical care plan. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.

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