Overview

Proline is an amino acid, or a building block for protein. The body can make proline on its own, but it is also consumed in the diet. A typical diet contains about 5 grams of proline daily. The primary sources are protein-rich foods including meat, fish, and dairy. Proline can also be taken as a supplement.

Proline is used for skin healing, especially in people who have problems keeping enough proline in the body. It is also used for other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any of these uses.

In medicine, proline is used as a stabilizer to help some prescription products last longer.

How does it work ?

The body uses proline to make proteins, such as collagen. Collagen is found in the skin, bones, and joints. Proline is also involved in the general function of cells.
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