By now, most of us are aware of collagen’s positive impact on hair, skin, and nail health, but many of us are still less familiar with how collagen helps to support workout recovery.

If you’re looking to recover faster after a particularly tough workout and elevate your fitness game, keep reading. 

Collagen & The Body

First and foremost, it’s important to note that collagen is the second most abundant substance in our body, after water. Collagen also happens to be the most abundant protein in our body. (Yes, you read that right.) If we didn’t have collagen in our bodies, we would literally be puddles of water on the floor.

Collagen is found in all of our connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and bones with its purpose being to provide these body parts with their strength, structure, and elasticity. As we get older, our bodies become less efficient at naturally producing collagen, which can lead to slower workout recovery time. This is why we recommend introducing ingestible collagen to your diet. Not only have we made taking collagen easier than ever with our variety of products, but our collagen offerings can also be seamlessly added to your daily routine by mixing them into your favorite drinks or foods.

Despite collagen being synonymous with a more youthful appearance, one of its most important jobs is to keep our bones and connective tissue in optimal working conditions. These benefits are sometimes overlooked, but they shouldn’t be, considering that we use these body parts every day and are rightfully in need of an extra TLC.

At the gym, most people solely focus on building muscle. But our collagen-rich tendons, ligaments, bones, and connective tissue are actually what enable our bodies to get stronger. If you want to lift heavier weights, then you’ll need to have stronger supporting structures. That’s where Vital Proteins come in. 

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Which Products Can Help with Workout Recovery?

When it comes to aiding in workout recovery, we recommend one of our newest products: Vital Proteins Restore Collagen Shot, which contains a combination of collagen peptides, tart cherry, turmeric, curcumin, and black pepper, to help promote joint and ligament support. But if you’re looking for something to use every day, consider our fan-favorite hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides, which also happens to be our first-ever product. They are easily the most versatile in our extensive lineup since they are not only flavorless but also soluble in hot and cold liquids. Known to help support stronger hair, skin, nails, and joints, Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides can be added to your morning cup of coffee or blended into your favorite smoothie. 

But not everyone is the same. If you’re accustomed to taking capsules every day, we recommend taking our Cartilage Collagen capsules. They contain Type II Collagen, which provide the building blocks for cartilage, ligaments, tendons, skin, and bones.