Supplementation with collagen is recommended not only in case of pain symptoms, morning stiffness or limited joint mobility. Supplementation should be started as early as when the risk of excessive burden of our joints appears, e.g. in the period of intensive preparations to competitions.
It is believed that collagen in the form of dietary supplement should be taken on an empty stomach, therefore it is recommended to take the supplement ca. 2-3 hours after the last meal. In order to achieve the best result, it is recommended to take collage max. for 2-4 months.
Collagen is a major component that builds connective tissue (tendons, ligaments cartilage, bone, and blood vessels) from the group of fibrous proteins (i.e. scleroprotein), representing a quarter of the content of protein in the body. It is composed of amino acids (glycine, hydroxylysine, hydroxyproline and proline). Distinguished are eight types of collagen located in different parts of the human body. The source of the acquisition is gelatin (a component of the connective tissue of animal origin). It occurs most frequently in the form of processed collagen hydrolyzate characterized by a high and a good absorbency of amino acids. Recommended in sports supplementation and physically active people, as well as during convalescence after injuries and certain diseases. Available as mono-preparation supplement or of multi-compound supplement (usually also containing chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and ascorbic acid).
Dosage: 10-20 g per day.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) it is a vitamin soluble in body fluids, can be taken from foods (fruits and vegetables), or as drug derived synthetically. The largest of its resources can be found in broccoli, Brussels sprout, kale, black currant fruit and hawthorn, citrus fruits, tomatoes, Savoy cabbage, potatoes. In fact, intake of vitamin C of the food products does not limit the absorbed quantity. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a potent antioxidant, it is an antitoxic, increasing the immune system due to the elimination of risk of bacterial contamination. Vitamin C prevents rupture of blood vessels, affects the blood cholesterol level. It substantially increases the absorption of iron. Inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Lowers stress levels.
Vitamin C deficiency causes abnormal development of connective tissue, cracking capillaries, abnormal calcification of bone tissue, impaired absorption of iron, scorbutus. With the lack of vitamin C, all kinds of injuries do not heal up properly. Vitamin C deficiency can be caused by smoking; each cigarette is destroying up to 100 mg of vitamin C.
Dosage: The demand is 60-80 mg daily. It does not limit the ability to consume higher doses. Some side effects may occur only with longer taking of synthetic vitamin C.
PureWay-C, is a special patented formula containing ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and components stabilizing its operation, such as vegetable waxes and bioflavonids complex of citrus fruits (bitter orange and grapefruit). Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a potent antioxidant, is antitoxic (inhibits the development of free radicals and other reactive oxygen species), increasing the immune system (immune) due to the elimination of bacterial contamination risk. Vitamin C prevents rupture of blood vessels, affects the blood cholesterol level. It substantially increases the absorption of non-haem iron. It stimulates the production of collagen. It is used in treatment of injuries, accelerates wound healing. It participates in the synthesis of a number of hormones and neurotransmitters and l-carnitine. Inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Lowers stress levels. Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (coronary artery disease). Vitamin C deficiency causes abnormal development of connective tissue, cracking of capillaries, abnormal calcification of bone tissue, strained absorbed iron, scorbutus. In the absence of vitamin C, all kinds of injuries do not heal up properly. Vitamin C deficiency can be caused by smoking; each cigarette destroys up to 100 mg of vitamin C. In the complex it is enhanced with bioflavonoids from citrus fruit (bitter orange and grapefruit) prolonging the time of its activity in the body and the increase of the antioxidant potential. Plant waxes protect against irritation of mucous membranes of the digestive tract. PureWay-C is available as mono-preparation supplement and as a component of multivitamin supplements,, available at www.muscle-zone.pl
Dosage: in sports supplementation 250 - 1000 mg / 24h
Manganese, of which a natural source is chocolate, grain products with whole grain, nuts, legumes and dried cranberry, is a component of enzymes and their activator. It stimulates the properties and functionality of connective tissue and provides proper functioning of the brain. It affects the function of the pancreas, ensuring proper insulin metabolism and condition of the bone and joints. Magnesium deficiency contributes to serious disorders in synthesis of hyaluronic acid and chondroitin, reduction in insulin sensitivity of tissues, affects bone resorption. Manganese chelates are used in complexometry in chemical analysis and in medicine for the treatment of severe poisoning (antitoxin) by heavy metals, in sports supplementation, manganese impact on the functioning of the locomotor system is used. It is a component of the so-called regenerators of joints and a vitamin-mineralizing and mineralizing supplements.
Copper - trace mineral that facilitates the introduction of iron into hemoglobin, allowing the correct functioning of antioxidant processes. It is an important component of enzymes that affect the processes of aerobic metabolism, carbohydrate metabolism and in the formation of collagen. With proper diet, do not use supplements containing copper, as an overdose can cause insomnia, hair loss. It occurs in foods such as legumes, offal, plums, seafood. Copper compounds must be used in a responsible way, because many of them have toxic properties.
Dosing: A sufficient amount of copper provides proper diet.