I’ve written about collagen protein, and especially the amino acids proline and glycine it contains in large amounts, and its benefits on several occasions in the past. It is very good for maintaining and improving skin elasticity (which decreases the development and appearance of wrinkles) as well as maintaining or improving joint and tendon health – given you get enough cholesterol, sun exposure (or vitamin D3) and vitamin C. The usual recommendation has been 5 to 15 grams daily and many people like to add it to gravy or meat juices while cooking, as collagen does not denaturate in heat as regular protein does.
For anyone involved in strength training or sports where joint and tendon strength are crucial, nutritional strategies are an important step to prevent injuries, or to heal them as quickly and efficiently as possible, if they do occur.
In a recent study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a team of researcher looked at the possibility to increase collagen synthesis by supplementing gelatin/collagen (rich in proline and glycine) with vitamin C before engaging in exercise...
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Free article from late 2016 written by Joachim on healing and/or strengthening joints and tendons with collagen protein as a pre-workout.
- Collagen supplementation for skin and joints.pdf
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