Joint pain and sports injuries (old or new ones) can be a real challenge to fix and often cause many people to miss out on the training or fitness activities they love.
Fitness and team sports are great ways to boost our mental and physical health. Numerous clinical studies carried out over the years have proved that a regime can have many long-lasting well-being benefits, including everything from a healthier heart and lower cholesterol to a slimmer waistline and a happier, more positive mindset.
Whether it’s a morning run in the park, a post-work game of tennis, a hike in the countryside, or training for a big endurance event like a marathon- just keeping our bodies moving on a regular basis is one of the best investments of time you can make for your health.
As well as consuming lots of fresh fruits, veggies and good quality protein, collagen can enhance your training regime and help keep your body fighting for years to come.
Studies show that collagen synthesis can be promoted with the daily intake of collagen peptides and can strengthen the joints. This results in decreased cartilage tissue degeneration and reduced joint pain associated with exercise and high-impact activities.
If you feel like your joints are aching and making it a struggle to achieve your exercise goals, collagen powder may be the extra nutritional support you find helpful to fix this. Our collagen powder has been recommended by fitness professionals and health experts as a natural solution to help keep joints supple and improve recovery time and repair.
Why choose Correxiko Collagen?
As our collagen powder goes through a unique double hydrolysed process, these micro-particle sizes will ensure enhanced absorption with more effective, extensive results.
Sustainability and ethical sourcing of our collagen have been paramount since Correxiko was founded back in 2012. Our no-compromise commitment to providing pure, premium products means we are confident that our customers are purchasing the highest quality supplement products available in the UK and worldwide. No nasties, fillers, binders, artificial flavours, or sweeteners are added to our products. Read more about our products and processes here.
Some of the major benefits of supplementing your diet with collagen to improve fitness performance are:
- increased muscle strength and improve athletic performance
- helps repair and restore muscles
- reduced muscle soreness
- helps in strengthening joints and ligaments, helping to prevent injuries
- helps to speed up the recovery time from injuries
- helps reduce activity and exercise-related joint pain
- ideal for post-workout nutrition as it contains a high amino acid content to support the body's protein needs after exercise
- helps with weight loss and appetite control
Read medical expert Dr Dinuk’s collagen and fitness Q&A to find out why supplementing your diet with collagen can be a winning formula.Q: I do a lot of endurance running; can this deplete my collagen?
A: Dr Dinuk - In summary, yes. Although running is a great way to exercise, just like all forms of exercise - especially high intensity it creates free radical damage and even more so as we age or if we don’t eat a healthy diet.
Free radicals are naturally created in the body and act as both beneficial and toxic compounds. Damage by toxic free radicals is prevented by antioxidants in the body. However, with excess free radicals, an overload can occur, leading to oxidative damage.
Strenuous long-lasting exercise (running for 90 min) can dramatically increase free radical production, which leads to oxidative damage which breaks down body collagen. In skin, this results in loss of elasticity, giving the appearance of aged saggy skin, as well as creating more wear and tear on the joints and wearing away cartilage.
Q: What type of exercise is most harmful to your collagen?
A: Strenuous, long-lasting, exhaustive exercise is the worst for your collagen. This type of exercise creates the highest levels of toxic free radicals.
Q: How much collagen should you take and when?
A: Athletes or anyone who is struggling with injuries need to take 10-20g (2-4 rounded tablespoons) of collagen per day for maximum results. Ideally, the collagen peptides need to be consumed 30-60 mins before exercise. Studies show this is when blood levels of collagen peptides peak and can be utilised most effectively by cartilage, ligaments, tendons and muscles.
Q: How long does it take to notice the benefits of a collagen supplement?
A: Studies show that a premium quality collagen peptide with a low average molecular size can be incorporated into body collagen within 2 hours of consumption. A visible change can start to be seen on the skin in 7-10 days - more hydration, softer skin, etc.
With joints, ligaments, tendons, fascia and cartilage to strengthen and feel noticeable results, it can take longer, from 1-3 months.
Q: What other supplements should I take alongside collagen?
A: Ultra Omega 3: Our best-selling hero supplement, high-strength Omega 3 capsules, can help to reduce inflammation in the body, support brain health (mood, memory, and overall cognitive function), joint health, promote healthy hair, hormonal well-being, and aids hydration of the skin to combat fine lines and dehydration.
Omega-3 is a polyunsaturated fatty acid renowned for its anti-inflammatory effects. It’s essential for cardiovascular, joint and brain health. Omega-3 is also important for healthy hormone production and can help to lower blood sugar levels, which results in better stability of hormones. Studies also show Omega-3 can reduce the number of stress hormones circulating in the body, which can accelerate ageing and inflammation. It is also an essential omega to help improve the health and hydration of hair, skin and nails.
How to get more Omega-3 from your diet? Dine on oily fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, anchovies and trout and try to eat one portion of oily fish at least three times a week. Include walnuts, flax and pumpkin seeds in your diet for plant-based Omega-3 options.
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