Type I Collagen peptides forms the prime building block and the principal protein that provides mechanical stability, elasticity and strength to connective tissues-bones, tendons and ligaments (Kadler et al., 2007; Fratzl, 2008).

 

Musculoskeletal injuries are often a part of any form of sport involving physical activity and collagen in its hydrolysed form plays a key role in all 3 stages of the healing process - inflammatory, regenerative and remodelling phase making it an ideal component of a sports recovery regime. Moreover it contains the perfect profile of peptides and amino acids for protein synthesis and muscle repair, so scientists are suggesting that collagen is a valuable protein supplement to take before and after exercise.

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Clark et al. [2008] evaluated the efficacy of hydrolysed Collagen on activity-related joint pain in athletes who were physically active and had no evidence of joint disease. One hundred and forty-seven subjects were randomly assigned to two groups: a group (n = 73) receiving 25 mL of a liquid formulation that contained 10 g of collagen hydrolysate (CH-Alpha) and a group (n = 74) receiving a placebo, both for a period of 24 weeks. The results suggest that athletes consuming collagen hydrolysate can reduce parameters (such as pain) that have a negative impact on athletic performance.

 

Naticol® is a Natural Type I fish collagen peptide, produced by enzymatic hydrolysis with varied molecular weight to increase bioavailability. Constituting 93-95% proteins and an interesting amino acid profile (14.5%), Naticol® finds application in a variety of functional sport bars, beverages or protein powders. Furthermore, Natico®l Premium HPMG and BPMG powders are microgranulated and present excellent organoleptic properties (odourless and tasteless), excellent solubility and very good clarity.

 

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