Collagen stability molecules (type IV) for blood vessels and cardiovascular system
Connective tissue gives our body support and protection at the same time. The crucial molecules that are produced in the connective tissue cells are collagen fibers. They have a similar function in our body as the steel girders in a skyscraper.
The collagen types I and IV play a particular role in our body. Collagen type IV is especially important for the blood vessel walls and the cardiovascular system.
The activation of collagen production in the nucleus (gene expression) was used to investigate how different micronutrient combinations affect the production of type IV collagen. The examination was performed on skin cells in human cells of the arterial wall (smooth muscle cells, fibroblasts). The enquiry concerning the formation of collagen stability molecules (type IV) showed a significant increase. The collagen formation could be increased by up to 200% compared to the control group (without the addition of micronutrients).