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Collagen

Collagen is the main protein found in the connective tissue in animals and is also the most abundant protein found in mammals. Although this ingredient has been available on the market and is proven to be highly effective for its main intended purpose, some dietary supplement companies have attempted to market this inexpensive raw material as a breakthrough under the name “bone broth protein”.

What it does

Unmodified collagen does little to nothing for us and should be shied away from. Hydrolyzed collagen, however, provides us with a much more bioavailable form of this ingredient, and has been shown to significantly reduce joint pain in athletes[1][2].

On the other side there is bone broth protein which does not provide users with a hydrolyzed form of collagen, just regular collagen, and to date, there are no studies showing actual benefits for users.

When comparing bone broth protein to other protein sources such as whey and casein, it should be noted that bone broth protein contains low levels of leucine, valine, and isoleucine, amino acids that are crucial for muscle anabolism, growth, and recovery.

How it works

Hydrolyzed collagen works by providing our existing collagen a quick and easy to use source of necessary amino acids needed to rejuvenate and rebuild existing collagen tissue.

Dosing

Suggested daily dosing of hydrolyzed collagen is about 10g per day, preferably with or directly after a meal. Larger doses can be used as desired without fear of side effects.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18416885
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11071580