Legs have to work hard and since they are below the heart, blood flow in the legs can be difficult to maintain, as the blood must actually travel uphill! Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body – it is the protein that forms connective fibres in tissues such as skin and capillaries.
It’s the collagen that keeps the capillaries away from the surface of the skin and when collagen breaks down or becomes weak, then the blood being transported becomes visible, resulting in thin red lines on the surface of the skin. Thankfully, nature has provided us with nutrients to help combat these leg health issues. If you need help to identify the correct supplement for you, why not email or phone our friendly Nutrition Advice team for more information.