Having strong tendons and ligaments are crucial for our health, wellness and to support our active lifestyle.
Ligaments bind bones together and tendons bind muscle to bone, but did you know that they are primarily made up of collagen? They are the connecting elements of the body, crucial for controlling and enabling our movement, stability, and overall mobility.
Soft-tissue injuries that affect muscles, tendons and ligaments are very common, especially for active people and become more common the more intense your activity or sport is. Whether it is running, swimming, cycling, climbing, gym workouts, CrossFit, tennis, golf, rugby or football, most injuries result from the overuse of tendons. These are very common because strength, power, and speed are dependent on rigid tendons. However, while harder tendons may be better for performance, they are also much more injury prone which can pose a problem for almost all athletes and active alike.
High performing tendons and ligaments combine strength and flexibility. U Perform TENDOFORTE® collagen fibres give them the right elasticity for optimal function and performance. Tendon injuries are characterised by collagen fibre degeneration and are slow to recover and disrupt training with a number of personal, competitive and financial consequences to the high-performance athlete or the exercise enthusiast.
U Perform specific TENDOFORTE Bioactive Collagen Peptides® TENDOFORTE®, are designed to increase the health and quality of ligaments and tendons. Pre-clinical and clinical trials show the positive effects of TENDOFORTE®, especially when combined with physical activity.
One study by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) examined the benefits of TENDOFORTE® over a period of 6 months. The participants were 20 runners with long-term symptoms of chronic Achilles tendinopathy, not responding to any traditional therapies, and being unable to train. Within 3 months, 12 out of 20 participants were able to return to running after starting a therapy with a daily intake of 5g of TENDOFORTE®.