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.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Athletic performance. Teens who eat more proline in the diet don't seem to be any more physically fit than teens who eat less proline.
- Low bone mass (osteopenia). Eating more proline in the diet doesn't seem to protect against osteopenia.
- Weak and brittle bones (osteoporosis). Eating more proline in the diet doesn't seem to protect against osteoporosis.
- Wound healing.
- Skin ulcers.
- Defects in proline metabolism.
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if proline is safe or what the side effects might be.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if proline is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if proline is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to the amounts found in foods.
Children: Proline is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in food amounts.
We currently have no information for PROLINE overview.
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