How to Increase Collagen Production in Women

by Rose Welton ; Updated July 18, 2017

Collagen is a protein that works to make the skin stronger, smoother, and more elastic. Young people have large amounts of collagen in their bodies contributing to their shiny and smooth skin and hair. Collagen production decreases with age leading to skin weakening that causes wrinkles and lines on the skin (ref 1).


Dark leafy green vegetables contain compounds that increase collagen production. Kale is a powerhouse vegetable that contains both lutein and vitamin C. Lutein works to

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Rose Welton is a journalism major and a freelance writer. Her education is focused on nutrition and early childhood studies, making her an expert when it comes to writing about health and children's growth and development. She has written numerous articles and blog posts on various topics for online publications and has also worked on an Internet news team.