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L-Proline 500 mg - 120 Vcaps

  • Joint Health
  • Important for Collagen Production
  • Provides Structural Support
  • Vegetarian Formula

L-Proline is an amino acid that is essential for the synthesis of collagen, the most abundant protein in mammals.  Collagen is the main structural protein that constitutes all human connective tissues, including skin, tendons, ligaments, joints, bone, and vasculature (veins and arteries).  L-Proline therefore provides building blocks that help to stabilize and strengthen the structural components of the body.  Although proline can be made in the body, low protein and vegetarian diets may not provide optimal support for the production of collagen.  NOW L-Proline Vcaps are 100% vegetarian.

L-Proline and Vitamin C are both critical to the synthesis of collagen. Collagen, in turn, plays a key role in skin health and appearance. Collagen is the protein found in many structural tissues in the human body, from connective tissue to muscle tissue. Collagen also is important the healing of various types of wounds.

In the skin, collagen provides support, which is what gives the skin of younger people its tight, plump appearance. As people age, existing collagen breaks down even as production of new collagen decreases. Free radicals can also damage collagen and other skin cells. As collagen decreases, skin becomes loose or wrinkled, giving the appearance of aging.  L-Proline promotes the development of natural collagen, and incorporating this substance into the diet has good benefits.

Dr Mathias Rath and colleague conducted a yearlong study to determine the effect of a defined nutritional supplementation program on the natural progression of coronary artery disease. It was concluded that the nutrients used by Rath initiate the reconstitution of the vascular wall. Ascorbate is essential for the synthesis and hydroxylation of collagen. L-lysine and L-proline are important substrates for the biosynthesis of matrix protein and competitively inhibit the binding of lipoprotein to the vascular matrix. Maintaining the integrity and physiological function of the vascular wall is the key therapeutic target in controlling cardiovascular disease.

NOW Foods was founded in 1968 under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty-five years, they have made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them.

Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while they have grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed – their commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

Nutrition Info
Serving Size 2 Vcaps-Servings Per Container 60
 Amount Per Serving
L-Proline  1.0 g (1,000 mg)  

Serving Size:  2 Vcaps
Servings Per Container:  60
Suggested Usage:  As a dietary supplement, take 2 Vcaps® 1 to 2 times daily, preferably on an empty stomach.
Other Ingredients:  Cellulose (capsule), Stearic Acid (vegetable source) and Silica.  Vegetarian/Vegan Product.
Contains no:  sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Caution:  Do Not Eat Freshness Packet.  Keep in Bottle.

 Item#: 0133
Manufacturer SKU: 733739001337

  NOW Sports is the # 1 selling brand of amino acids in health food stores. (SPINSscan Natural, 52 Week Period Ending 3/23/13)
    We use only the “L” form, or natural form, in our amino acids supplements.
    We thoroughly test every amino acid product for potency, purity and safety.
    You won’t find a higher grade of amino acid anywhere.
    NOW Sports offers a variety of forms and potencies for your needs. In addition to our wide array of single amino supplements, we also carry a number of combination formulas.
    No one comes close to our winning combination of quality, selection and value.
    NOW Sports carries all 20 common amino acids, including essential, non-essential, conditionally essential and branched-chain amino acids.

With NOW Sports premium quality amino acid supplements, you can optimize your results from every workout, and recover more quickly so you’re back in the gym sooner.*

NOW® Sports Amino Acid products are carefully screened for purity and potency and are manufactured with our industry-leading quality assurance procedures. And we always use the natural “L” form amino acids, because we believe that natural is better.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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