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You might not be making enough collagen. Protein + Vitamin C = Collagen
In order to help the body make collagen, you need to consume enough protein in your diet, because proteins are composed of amino acids and although they are not complete proteins, collagens are composed of amino acids. If you don’t get enough of the essential amino acids in yourdiet, the cells of your body will not secrete pro-collagens and the process will never begin.
You also need to be sure to get enough vitamin C in your diet or through supplementation. It is needed as a co-factor for the production of pro-collagen molecules. Without it the fibers will be weak.
Bottom Line: Eat lots of plants and animals.
If you're already eating enough meat, then maybe you're missing the vitamin C component.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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Symptoms may vary. Painful cracks form in the corners of the mouth and on the lips. The mouth and tongue are sore, and the tongue may turn magenta. Red, greasy, scaly (seborrheic) patches may appear around the nose, between the nose and the lips, on the ears and eyelids, and in the genital area.
or less commonly, iron deficiency angular cheilitis - can also present as just severe intractable peeling
Angular cheilitis (also called perlèche:309, cheilosis or angular stomatitis) is an inflammatory lesion at the labial commissure, or corner of the mouth, and often occurs bilaterally. The condition manifests as deep cracks or splits. In severe cases, the splits can bleed when the mouth is opened and shallow ulcers or a crust may form.
Its not a C/protein problem if you're eating primally (with produce). There is plenty of C in non-fruit plants.