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U Perform Active Collagen boxes lined up on a black background

What's the best collagen for athletes?

In training, athletes often push their bodies to the limit, putting considerable stress on their muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, and bones. When athletes recover, the objective is to fortify and strengthen the body, enabling it to perform at its peak in the next training session. 

However, this continuous effort can lead to injuries and wear and tear above the norm. Today's athletes are on the lookout for supplements that can support muscle growth, mitigate injury risks, aid recovery from both training and injuries, and reduce long-term damage to their joints and bones. Consistency is the name of the game after all. 

Appropriate supplementation can be a game-changer in an athlete's journey towards their goals. And we are of the opinion that top-quality bovine collagen supplements can play a pivotal role in this. In this article, we delve into why we believe this is the case and guide you on what to watch out for when choosing the best collagen supplement for athletes.

What is Collagen, really?

You might have heard the buzz about collagen, particularly its wonders in the realm of skincare. But did you know it has a whole host of other benefits, especially for those who live and breathe sport & fitness? 

It's no wonder that collagen, which makes up a hefty 33% of our total body protein and forms the building blocks of our bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and cartilage, has turned heads in the fitness & sports nutrition industry of late. 

While collagen might seem like a whole new world of supplements, it's essentially a protein supplement. Although not a complete protein like whey protein for example. This is because it is missing out on tryptophan, one of the nine essential amino acids. However, that doesn’t stop it from being a powerful ally for recovery from exercise and injury.

No matter your age if you are feeling like you're losing the battle against muscle mass maintenance and joint suppleness, U Perform’s collagen supplements might just be the secret weapon you need.


Injury Prevention and Recovery with Active Collagen

Did you know that Active Collagen, paired with regular training, can bolster strength at the myotendinous junction? That's a fancy way of saying it enhances the interaction between muscles and joints, reducing the likelihood of injury and speeding up recovery from joint injuries or surgeries.

Research reveals that athletes suffering from knee pain and Achilles pain (two common sporting injuries) saw considerable improvements with collagen supplementation. Even older individuals dealing with conditions like osteoarthritis can benefit from it.

Our connective tissues and muscles rely on collagen for structure. As we age, our tendons and ligaments become stiffer, and cartilage begins to deteriorate – both potential symptoms of declining collagen levels. 

Active Collagen can help replenish collagen in these tissues, enhancing their strength and integrity, reducing discomfort, increasing suppleness, and making them more resilient against injuries.

The Added Extras

Each 30ml sachet of Active Collagen contains 8g of collagen hydrolysate from 2 unique Bioactive Collagen Peptides® (TENDOFORTE® and VERISOL®). This combination is clinically proven to not only stimulate new collagen production but also to support the health and function of soft and connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons, as well as supporting healthy skin, hair, and nails too. So not only will you feel great, but you’ll also look great too!

Plus, with added vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, E, B6, Biotin, Copper, and Zinc, Active Collagen contributes to normal immune function, energy levels, and connective tissue function too! 


Why Active Collagen is the Best Choice for Athletes

Understanding the potential benefits of collagen supplementation for athletes is just half the story. The other half is finding the right collagen supplement that delivers these benefits effectively. We believe Active Collagen is the answer.

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Enhancing Muscle Mass with Active Whey & Collagen

And that’s because collagen is a foundation of muscle building too. As we age, our collagen and testosterone levels take a nosedive, leading to muscle mass loss. Active Whey & Collagen steps in to help combat this issue.

Studies suggest that older individuals dealing with muscle loss can turn the tables by combining exercise with post-workout collagen supplementation. The bovine collagen (BODYBALANCE®) in Active Whey & Collagen is a key player in building lean muscle mass, making it a great choice for athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike.

And the fun doesn't stop there! Active Whey & Collagen also packs in amino acids like arginine and glycine, which are crucial for creatine production. And we all know how much of a game-changer creatine can be in muscle mass and strength building and enhancing athletic performance!


The Source

U Perform’s collagen supplements utilise unique and clinically proven Bioactive Collagen Peptides® from a bovine source. These contain primarily Type I and III collagen (and sometimes Type II) which are the most abundant in our muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, and cartilage. 

Unlike marine collagen, bovine collagen is a much closer match to the molecular structure of the collagen found natively in the human body and as a result is far more bioavailable. This simply means that the body will find it far easier to uptake the collagen peptides and ensure that they reach the target tissues mostly intact for maximum benefit.


Certified by Informed Sport

All of U Perform’s collagen supplements are certified, and batch tested under the Informed Sport program and are trusted by a host of professional athletes and sportspeople. As Informed Sport certified products, Active Collagen, Active Whey & Collagen, and Active Sport Collagen are the safer and highest quality choice when it comes to sports collagen supplements. 

Each batch of our signature collagen products are pre-market batch tested using the most comprehensive supplement testing process on the planet right now. Testing is done to ensure that supplements are free from banned substances and contamination of any kind; for your safety and assurance, whether you are a professional athlete or not.


Satisfied customers… worldwide

We have an abundance of reviews and real-world stories and testimonials from real customers who all swear by Active Collagen, with many of them messaging us to say it’s their ‘daily essential’. 

There is a lot of collagen supplements out there, but one thing most people will say about all the others is that they taste AWFUL! Either because of too much artificial sweetener, or simply because they are using marine collagen. We are proud to say that our Active Collagen formulation is harmonised for taste above all else. That’s why our customers keep coming back. Active Collagen simply tastes so good!


The Bottomline

Whether you're a professional athlete, an enthusiastic gym-goer, or someone who loves a good run in the park, Active Collagen is your ticket to optimal health and performance. Don't just take our word for it – try it today and SEE and FEEL the difference for yourself!

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