At Pura Collagen, we love sport, and as a company we support events, teams, young talent- and professional athletes. We love sport because physical exercise is good for the mind, body and spirit. There really is no better way to de-stress. ‘Happy hormones’ serotonin and dopamine flood the body during long periods of exercise, making us feel invincible. Unfortunately, physical exertion can come at a price. The repetitive movements of sport can lead to physical stress and can cause erosion of our cartilage tissue, also known as osteoarthritis. Over time, this erosion wears down the surfaces of joints and can cause inflammation and pain. Sadly, there’s no cure for osteoarthritis.
How Does Collagen Help Joints?
We all know that prevention is better than cure, so the logical question should surely be: “How can we avoid osteoarthritis in the first place?” As collagen is an essential component of healthy joint cartilage, one solution is collagen peptide supplementation. To prevent cartilage-related joint pain, we have developed flex+
, a product comprised of specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP®) that are optimised and scientifically proven to stimulate joint cartilage regeneration, and promote measurable growth of cartilage tissue. The considerable advantage of our peptides over other supplements typically offered to improve joint conditions, is that flex+ tackles the actual cause of the problem rather than just the symptoms. Once consumed, our peptide FORTIGEL® accumulates in joint cartilage, where it promotes the production of collagen and proteoglycans, the two major components of cartilage dry mass. It also combats progressive degeneration of cartilage tissue. A Penn State University
study tested the effect of FORTIGEL® on sports students who were suffering from mechanical stress-based joint problems. Compared with the control group, the students who took collagen peptides showed significantly reduced joint symptoms and improved mobility. Previously, similar findings had been recorded in an observational study on active sportspeople at the Rhein-Rhur Olympic Support Centre in Germany and again had been recorded in a study on young adults with activity-related knee joint pain at the University of Freiburg, Germany. The placebo-controlled, randomised, double-blind, observational trial showed that after only 6 weeks of oral administration 5g FORTIGEL®, the daily dose found in flex +, a statistically significant improvement in pain, stiffness and physical function could be observed. Flex+ is the gold standard in not only addressing the ‘tissue issues’ within your joints, but also rejuvenating the total joint area so that we can live out our best sporting moments without pain or prolonged recovery time. Have a look at our range of collagen powders, including flex+