Whether you are an athlete, a gym-buff, weekend warrior, American Ninja Warrior, a Martial Artist or a Yogi ... YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM TAKING COLLAGEN.
The connective tissue in your joints, tendons and ligaments are made up of 90% collagen Type I. Taking collagen with a high amino acid content that is easily absorbed and digested are important to maintain an active lifestyle.
#1 Repair muscles, tendons, ligaments and tissues
#2 Speed up recovery after a workout
#3 Prevent injuries
#4 Improve athletic performance
#1 Collagen helps repair muscles, tendons, ligaments and tissues
According to the International Society of Sports Nutrition, an athlete requires 1.4 to 2 grams of protein per 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of body weight per day. The higher the intensity, and the more strength/power the exercise activity, the more protein your body needs.
High intensity exercise actually strains your body and leaves you with sore muscles due to inflamed connective tissues. Your muscles also loses protein after a prolong exercise activity from oxidation and protein breakdown. Research shows that during exercise, protein synthesis decreases, but increases immediately after exercise for a prolonged period of time. (1)
Collagen protein is high in amino acids with 18 essential amino acids. 8 of the 9 essential amino acids are not made by the body, hence has to be consumed.
Taking collagen before and after a workout provides the body what it needs to repair and rebuild muscles, tendons, ligaments and tissues.
#2 Collagen helps speed up recovery after a workout
When you have torn or ruptured muscles, your body regenerates muscle fibers and simultaneously produce connective scar tissue to form collagen. A study shows that collagen synthesis rates heighten in muscle cells during the first 3 weeks after a muscle rupture. (2)
In the first week of wound healing, collagen Type III synthesis reaches a maximum during the development of the flexibility of the connective tissue. New muscle fibers and connective tissues are strengthened during Collagen Type I formation, which begins later during the wound healing process.
#3 Collagen helps prevent injuries
Studies have shown that intake of collagen peptides help reduce tendon-ligament and joint related injuries (3), by strengthening the joints, ligaments and tendons. (4) Clinical trials have also shown that collagen supplementation for 120 days improved joint function, joint flexibility and duration of exercise before experiencing joint pain. (5)
#4 Collagen may help improve athletic performance
Creatine, which is made up of glycine, methionine, and arginine, provides energy to your muscles to perform activities that requires quick, short-burst of muscle contraction. Studies shows that creatine increases muscle size and strength when combined with resistance training. (6)(7)(8)
The high amount of naturally occurring glycine and arginine in EatFit Superfoods Collagen Peptides may help with the production of creatine in the body which may support improved athletic performance.