L-Proline is an amino acid involved in the production of collagen and cartilage and may help support healthy joints and a healthy musculoskeletal system. Proline is the only precursor to hydroxyproline, an essential component in the production of collagen, the 'cement' which holds together the skin, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and arteries. Collagen production decreases significantly with age and is the source of a number of serious degenerative diseases. Proline supplementation is essential for restoring normal collagen production. Proline, along with the amino acid lysine and Vitamin C, is essential for the formation of healthy collagen and cartilage. It maintains the flexibility of both muscles and joints, and helps reduce sagging and wrinkling that accompany UV exposure and normal aging of the skin. Proline is also beneficial in the formation of bone, skin and cartilage and it is of paramount importance for the proper functioning of joints and tendons.
As a dietary supplement, add 1 scoop (2 grams) to your favorite beverage 1-2 times daily, or as directed by a physician.