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How and When You Should Use Collagen

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How and When You Should Use Collagen

Collagen is the most abundant kind of protein in the human body and is found in high quantities in bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. It serves two main purposes: to provide cushioning for your joints and to offer structural support. Collagen supplementation is often recommended for older people, but in fact, its production and synthesis start to decline from your mid-20s onward. This means that you might want to consider supplementing with collagen so that your extracellular matrix – which provides structure and absorbs shock in your joints – can recover more readily between training sessions.     Collagen can...

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The Most Effective Way to Use Collagen Peptides

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The Most Effective Way to Use Collagen Peptides

With many kinds of supplements, you can take them whenever you like. But collagen is a bit different because of the way that your body uses it. The definitive scientific study was conducted by a group of exercise physiologists from the University of California, Davis, who found that collagen synthesis is increased the most by a combination of high-impact training and supplementation. Participants who jumped for six minutes throughout the course of a workout doubled their collagen production, and when they took a collagen supplement combined with vitamin C beforehand, it doubled again.[1]To get a little more specific with the...

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How to Choose a More Digestible Protein Supplement

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How to Choose a More Digestible Protein Supplement

When you try a new protein powder, you put a scoopful in your blender or bottle and expect a smooth texture that goes down easily. Unfortunately, the end result might actually be chunky, chewy, or chalky initially and cause bloating, cramping, or other digestive issues later. In this article, we’ll help you find a higher quality protein that mixes better, is easier on your stomach, and delivers on its muscle-repairing, recovery-boosting potential. Protein Digestion 101First, let’s take a quick look at how your body digests protein. Once it reaches your stomach, hydrochloric acid begins breaking protein down and triggers the...

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Why We Included Tart Cherry Juice in Momentous Elite Sleep

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Why We Included Tart Cherry Juice in Momentous Elite Sleep

In the pursuit of perfection, you can never stand still. That’s why we’re constantly evaluating all our products to see if there are any ways to improve them. With this iterative approach in mind, we recently relaunched a new and unique version of Momentous Elite Sleep. In this article, we’ll highlight the slumber-promoting benefits of one of the four main ingredients – tart cherry juice.How Can Tart Cherry Help Me Sleep Better?Tart cherry is packed full of antioxidants, some of which give it the distinctive deep red color. Over the past few years, an increasing number of trials have tried...

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Why Sodium Bicarbonate Will Speed Your Recovery

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Why Sodium Bicarbonate Will Speed Your Recovery

There are dozens of different supplements on the market, but according to a position paper by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), there are five kinds that have an abundance of evidence-based efficacy to warrant recommendation for use by athletes.[1] Most athletes and coaches are at least somewhat familiar with the first four: the stimulant effects of caffeine, how creatine supports the ATP-CP energy system, why nitrates act as a vasodilator, and how beta alanine helps maintain pH in muscles. But despite having been studied for over 50 years, less understand the performance and recovery benefits of supplemental sodium bicarbonate. That’s...

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