Which nutrients are necessary for the production of collagen?
Collagen is a protein and amino acids are the building blocks for proteins. The production of collagen therefore requires various nutrients that enhance the production of the amino acids alanine, lysine, glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. Major protein sources in a healthy diet include lean meat, fish, dairy products, legumes, nuts and seeds. Other nutrients for collagen production include Vitamin C, iron, manganese and Vitamin D.