Ethical Collagen Center
Foods and herbs to support healthy collagen production
THE RIGHT FOODS
You already know eating healthy is important, but certain foods in particular, can help support healthy collagen production.
VITAMIN C RICH FOODS
Vitamin C helps to support healthy collagen production.
Eating lots of foods foods rich in vitamin C is the best way to do this.
Some foods rich in vitamin C include:
If you don't get enough vitamin C in your diet, a whole food vitamin C supplement is a great way to get some extra.
SILICA RICH FOODS
Silica is an essential mineral that helps to support the healthy production of collagen.
Some foods rich in silica include:
If you are not getting enough silica in your diet, a plant-based silica supplement is a great choice.
COPPER RICH FOODS
Copper supports the healthy production of collagen
Some foods rich in copper include:
Nuts and Seeds
If you are not getting enough copper in your diet, a whole food copper supplement is a great choice.
PROLINE AND GLYCINE RICH FOODS
Proline and glycine are amino acids that help to support the production of collagen.
Some foods rich in these amino acids include:
If you are not getting enough of these in your diet, a good bone broth powder is a great way to get some more in your diet.
SULFUR RICH FOODS
Sulfur helps to support a healthy production of collagen as well as prevent it's breakdown.
Some foods rich in sulfur include:
If you are not getting enough sulfur in your diet, than a black garlic supplement is a great way to get some more.
PROTEIN RICH FOODS
Protein is incredibly important to collagen production.
Some foods rich in protein include:
If you are not getting enough protein in your diet, then a good protein powder is a great way to get some more in our diet.
ZINC RICH FOODS
Zinc helps to support the healthy production of collagen in the body.
Some foods rich in zinc include:
If you are not getting enough zinc in your diet then a whole food zinc supplement is a great way to get more.
Horsetail is an herb rich in very absorbable silica.
Be care when choosing a horsetail supplement as many are high in heavy metals.
Nettles are rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and silica, as well as sulfur.
It is also rich in antioxidants.
In order to get the most benefits from nettle, for collagen production, it is best to use a powder and mix it with water or put it in a smoothie or soups.
Kakadu plum is one of the richest foods sources of vitamin C.
One small kakadu plum has more vitamin C than an orange.
It is also a strong antioxidant.
The right foods and herbs will leave your skin nourished and supported.