We include 5000mg of hydrolysed collagen in Fusion RX, our joint formula, designed to keep your joints in their best working order, to help you through your tough workouts. You may have seen it in products, or as supplements for skin too – so what is it ?
Collagen is a protein, and has important roles in providing structure to your skin and being one of the important building blocks of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is one of the main proteins in cartilage too.
Of the studies that have been done on collagen, a 2019 study on active males showed that collagen supplementation and strength training increased muscle mass more than a placebo. It is also thought that collagen can reduce joint pain, and also help strengthen joints, a key reason why it now being used to aid joint health.
We use hydrolysed collagen, as that is collagen that has been broken down into smaller, easy to process particles, and then as we deliver this in a liquid form, the body absorbs a greater proportion of this.
Reducing joint pain and safe guarding your joints, is something all us active people want to do. Its why we created Fusion RX, so you can get the best dose of ingredients, to keep you as active as you want to be, even as you age.
Benefits of Collagen
1. Reduce joint pain
Collagen is an important component of cartilage which supports joints. Getting older, when you exercise frequently or an athlete breaks down this tissue more rapidly which can lead to pain. Studies have shown that using collagen supplements can reduce joint pain.
2. Increase muscle mass
Collagen is an important part of your muscles and one reason you see muscle mass decreasing as you get older is that collagen decreases. Researchers found that when a post workout collagen supplement was taken they built more muscle than those that exercised a received a placebo. (Study published on the British Journal of Nutrition Website).
3. May enhance recovery
The regeneration of muscle fibres and producing scar tissue are crucial to post workout recovery and both of these processes require collagen to effectively work but more research is needed on this to be conclusive.
4. Reduce Injuries
Studies have shown that collagen supplementation increases the diameter of tendons in the joints with one study in particular looking at athletes and their ankles. These athletes were given collagen supplements or a placebo for six months whilst they trained and competed. Those that took the supplement had significantly lower rates of ankle injuries (Study published on the British Journal of Nutrition Website).
Other Benefits of Collagen
Research isn’t as strong on the following benefits of Collagen but there are very promising results on these so far.
Can help with the circulatory system
Improve bone health
Our FusionRX joint support and recovery supplement has collagen in it along with glucosamine, green tea extract, turmeric and select other nutrients, and vitamins, specially formulated for functional fitness recovery.
You can buy our FusionRX here.