Here at U Perform, we are constantly evolving and developing our product range, using cutting edge science to ensure that we create the best possible sports nutrition for you to optimise your performance. And that is why we are delighted to announce that we have identified a brand-new performance collagen peptide called BODYBALANCE®, which specifically targets muscle.
You may already know that our existing range of collagen products targets ligaments, tendons, articular surfaces like cartilage; even skin, hair and nails and now we have an innovative new ingredient to specifically target muscle tissue and muscle fibres.
Here's all you need to know about BODYBALANCE®
- What is BODYBALANCE®?
- What make BODYBALANCE® unique?
- Why have we introduced BODYBALANCE® now?
- What does the science say about BODYBALANCE®?
- How much collagen do I need?
- Why is protein so important for muscle recovery?
- Why don't more people use collagen protein for muscle recovery?
What is BODYBALANCE®?
BODYBALANCE® Bioactive Collagen Peptides demonstrate the next evolution in collagen technology. Supported by growing research evidence, U Perform's latest collagen peptide is proven to increase lean muscle mass, improve muscle strength and decrease fat mass. This is muscle recovery nutrition... redefined!
What makes BODYBALANCE® unique?
With it's unique and highly specialised amino acid profile, BODYBALANCE® Bioactive Collagen Peptides® stimulate collagen biosynthesis directly in muscle cells. Not only that, when combined with Whey Protein and its complete amino acid profile, you have a comprehensive and high quality supply of all the essential building blocks that your body needs to recover after exercise.
Why have we introduced BODYBALANCE® now?
We follow the science in everything we do here at U Perform and we are also constantly looking for new ways to do things.. we will never settle for second best.
With the discovery of BODYBALANCE® we realised we could truly change the game for sports recovery. After surveying the latest science and evidence as well as exploring countless ways to bring this innovative new peptide to our valued U Perform family, we were finally ready to share it with the world.
Including BODYBALANCE® in a new formulation of our best-selling Active Whey & Collagen gives you the opportunity to optimise recovery, to reduce injury and therefore enhance performance; better than ever before.
Our new Active Whey & Collagen has been reformulated to ensure that every serving contains the optimal dose of amino acids and muscle specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides® to enhance your recovery, performance, and active lifestyle.
What does the science say about BODYBALANCE®?
Growing research evidence consistently demonstrates the efficacy of BODYBALANCE® in combination with resistance training. Positive results were seen across diverse groups of active and non-active people, both male and female and at all ages which is why we are confident you will see those positive results too.
How much collagen do I need?
A growing body of research evidence is suggesting that 15 grams of the muscle specific collagen peptide BODYBALANCE® combined with training will enhance body composition and performance. And that is exactly we have reformulated our best-selling Active Whey & Collagen protein powder to include 15 grams of BODYBALANCE® Bioactive Collagen Peptides® and 12g of Whey Protein.
The vast majority of research also points towards between a total of five to 15 grams of collagen per day. Though this can increase during periods of high volume or high intensity training or when recovering from an injury.
Why is protein so important for muscle recovery?
Whether you are doing resistance or endurance style training, or taking part in team and individual sports; physical activity of any kind leads to muscle damage.
Before you get too worried, muscle damage is inevitable. It is the hallmark of effective training. However, the quality and specificity of training alone will not determine the outcome. How our body responds to that muscle damage is perhaps the most important factor. Important because the repair of that damage leads to adaptation. And that adaptation makes us faster, stronger, and more endurable so we can continue to progress in our chosen sport or activity day in day out.
Crucial to this repair and adaptation process is nutrition. Now, science tells us that consuming specific amino acids post-training can enhance the repair and recovery of muscle from training. For years and years, whey protein has topped the bill for the go to muscle recovery supplement for athletes and active people alike.
But what science is now telling us is that in combining a high quality source of protein, like whey protein powder, with muscle specific BODYBALANCE® Bioactive Collagen Peptides®, we can actually further enhance that adaptation to training.
Why don't more people use collagen protein for muscle recovery?
Everyone knows the benefits of whey protein for muscle recovery and muscle building but how many of you know the benefits of collagen for muscle recovery?
The simple answer is that not many people realise just how much of a difference specific collagen peptides can make to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass. Even fewer know just how crucial collagen is for the strength and integrity of almost all physical strucures in the human body... word is spreading but more needs to be done!
Everything from our hair, skin, nails, cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons and yes, muscles are made up of collagen. It is the most abundant structural protein in the human body. Without it, we woulddn't be able to stand up, let alone take part in sport and fitness activities.
But not all collagen is equal. Like most things, collagen is different everywhree it is found. Muscle is different to ligaments, tendons. Which are different to cartilage. And all of these things are different to bones, skin, hair and of course nails. This comes down to the fact that they are all perfectly adapted to doing a very particular job.
So, it makes absolute sense that we need a specific collagen peptide to enhance the repair and recovery of these structures. The muscle specific collagen peptide BODYBALANCE® has been specifically designed to do just that; to enhance the repair and recovery of muscle after training and to optimise your response to training as a result.
We are beyond excited to bring you the latest addition to the U Perform signature collagen range. Our new and improved Active Whey & Collagen, now with BODYBALANCE®.
No matter your sport or activity, after training your muscles need to recover and rebuild. Active Whey & Collagen helps you do this faster and more effectively as it contains both Essential Amino Acids and Branched Chain Amino Acids and muscle specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides®.
U Perform Active Whey & Collagen contains the full spectrum of Essential Amino Acids & Branched Chaim Amino Acids per serving and is designed to be the foundation of any strength training and sports programme. This combination of whey protein and collagen peptides offers you unrivalled support with your training, performance, and recovery.
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