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Collagen is a protein that plays roles in giving our skin texture and flexibility, but it is also important for our bones and cartilage. Collagen production decreases over the years, so it is important to take supplements that help us improve this loss, since it can cause joint pain and loss of bone density, especially after the age of 40.

According to La Nación, through the Semana portal, our diet plays a crucial role in forming and fixing this vitamin, especially in the knees, which usually lose this protein.

Vitamin C is very important for collagen production. In addition to being an antioxidant, it helps the growth and repair of our body's tissues; It contributes to the production of skin, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels, and is important for the repair of cartilage and bones.

We find this vitamin in citrus fruits, such as oranges or tangerines, and in tomatoes, onions, lettuce and peaches. On the other hand, getting enough sleep helps protect collagen, which is related to sleep and has antioxidant properties, as well as exercising and maintaining a balanced diet.