Collagen and Exercise
We’re all familiar with the external benefits of collagen, like strong hair and nails, and smooth, youthful skin, but did you know that collagen is a fitness super supplement?
Collagen makes up the connective tissue for the bones, cartilage, joints, organs, arteries, muscles, and comprises the building blocks of skin, hair, and nails. It creates support and elasticity throughout the whole body. As we age, our collagen production slows, and we can see and feel the effects.
If you lead an active lifestyle, adding collagen to your diet can help you in a number of ways.
Speed up your recovery time
Used post-workout, collagen is an excellent supplement to give the body a boost and help lean muscle repair, especially after resistance training. Many of our clients say it reduces or eliminates their DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).
How to use it: Add two scoops of Adashiko Collagen to water in the hour after your workout (to find out which product suits you best, click here ). Even better, add it to your protein shake for an extra boost. Our collagen can also be added to oats, tea, coffee, soup, etc.
Improve injury discomfort
This 24-week clinical trial showed improvement of joint pain in athletes who were treated with collagen as a dietary supplement. The results suggest that athletes consuming collagen can reduce parameters (such as pain) that have a negative impact on athletic performance. If you have an injury that is holding you back in your chosen sport or in the gym, collagen is the perfect way to support your body assists it in repairing, rebuilding, and healing tissues.
How to use it: Take two scoops of Adashiko Collagen – preferably the Joint formula – once a day in water, tea, coffee, or food. It takes four to six weeks of daily use to notice the benefits, and regular use is essential to maintain the results.
Strengthen your fascia, ligaments, and joints
Keeping our bodies strong is crucial for healthy aging. Staying active and doing regular resistance training is a great start – this is beneficial to retain lean muscle and keep our bones strong as we age. Peptide collagen supplementation is also excellent to maintain a healthy body and keep our internal structures like fascia strong. Learn more about collagen and fascia here. Already dealing with aches, pains, arthritis, or osteoarthritis? A joint-specific collagen supplement like Adashiko Joint will help enormously. Find out more about the benefits of collagen for arthritis pain here.
How to use it: Take two scoops of Adashiko Collagen – preferably the Joint or the Ultra formula – once a day in water, tea, coffee, or food. It takes four to six weeks of daily use to notice the benefits, and regular use is essential to maintain the results.