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The Highs and Lows of Collagen Production

Collagen is just not responsible for smooth, healthy skin and healthy connective tissue. Collagen also keeps the inside of the arteries and veins smooth. Healthy arteries and veins must remain flexible so they can stretch when the heart pumps blood to circulate throughout body.

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Sunday Solution FYI: Sugar impedes Vitamin C Absorption!

When your immune system is under attack it needs to quickly produce new immune cells.  It struggles to do this in the presence of sugar. Therefore it seems counter productive to add sugar to a vitamin C product that is marketed to boost the immune system. Glucose and ascorbic acid are constantly competing for insulin transport. Sugar decreases the amount of ascorbic acid that enters cells and thus has the ability to weaken a healthy immune response. If you are now wondering why many vitamin C manufacturers add sugar or a form of sugar to their vitamin C drink mixes or chewable tablets, you are definitely not alone. While we don't like to bash manufacturers, we urge you to be a careful label reader...

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