COLLAGEN FOR MUSCLE HEALTH
One of the more underrated benefits people associate with collagen is muscle health and support. Not only is it a great protein source, which muscle needs for sustainability and support, it may also boost muscle mass.
Some of the muscle health and improvement benefits include:
Collagen May Boost Muscle Mass
Between 1-10% of all muscle tissue in your body is composed of collagen. Collagen is an important (and necessary) protein to keep your muscles strong and functioning properly.
Research has show that taking at least 15 grams of the peptides daily, while participating in an exercise program, can lead to more muscle mass, fat loss, and increased strength.
Some researchers believe that this is because collagen has the ability to potentially promote the synthesis of muscle proteins such as creatine, and stimulate growth after exercise (when the muscle is in its recovery stages).
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Collagen May Help Alleviate Muscle Soreness
Because of collagen’s content in our muscle tissue at times reaching levels of 10%, some experts believe that taking the protein peptide after exercise may alleviate muscle soreness.
Muscle soreness is a sign of our muscle tissue recovering after an intense workout. It occurs when our workouts create tiny breakdowns in our muscle. The muscle, then, rebuilds back stronger and bigger.