Whether you’re a marathon runner, yogi, gym junkie or a stay at home mum that squeezes in a workout on those rare occasions of peace and quiet, mostly consisting of endless squatting to pick up all the lego, deadlifting needy children and carrying them until back-breaking point, we all want to be our strongest, healthiest, and most empowered version of ourselves.
If it is your goal to feel toned, fit and strong, meet your new best friend, Collagen Build, to help you achieve your body goals and empower you to get the best results from your hard work.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you will have heard that collagen is essential for beautiful, glowing skin, and also supports healthy bones and joints. But did you know collagen is also vital for strong, powerful muscles?
Introducing Collagen Build, our new specialised collagen with clinically proven Bodybalance® Bioactive Collagen Peptides that are targeted towards toning, repairing and building muscle. High in protein, containing naturally occurring BCAAs, and with a natural source of magnesium, Collagen Build is a unique, bioactive blend to improve your body composition when taken in conjunction with 2-3 hours of resistance exercise per week and a healthy varied diet.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the entire body, and is basically the glue that holds everything together in our skin, bones, joints and muscles. Although it only makes up less than 10% of muscle, it is incredibly important and affects the overall strength and quality of the entire muscle.
What is so good about Collagen Build for muscles?
Collagen Build contains the only clinically proven collagen peptides, Bodybalance®, for muscle building, toning and repair. Several randomized, placebo-controlled, double blinded studies have demonstrated the effectiveness and potential of the daily intake of Bodybalance® in combination with resistance training. These studies showed a significant impact on increasing muscle strength, increasing muscle mass and reducing fat mass when compared to a placebo (1, 2, 3).
Bodybalance® and Hydrolysed Collagen in Collagen Build also provide a great source of protein - 17.5g of protein per 18g serve, which is approximately 35% of your recommended daily intake. Protein is essential for muscle building, repair and maintenance, it increases muscle strength and supports muscle function. These also provide a natural source of Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) which are essential for recovery and repair.
Collagen Build also contains a natural source of magnesium from Aquamin Marine Minerals (Arctic Sea Salt) which further supports proper functioning of nerves and muscle tissue.
With this in mind, you may be wondering if Collagen Build should replace your current protein supplement, and the answer is not necessarily. Collagen Build has a different action compared to other protein powders. In fact, Collagen Build is perfect to mix in with other protein powders as they can complement each other (despite being an animal source protein, collagen is not a complete protein, as it lacks the EAA Tryptophan). Collagen Build is a great source of protein and magnesium, which is essential for muscle building and repair, but it’s the specialised collagen peptides, Bodybalance®, that give Collagen Build its point of difference. Collagen Build targets the connective tissue (endomusium, perimycium, epimycium and deep fasciae) within muscle tissue. This connective tissue has been found to have a central role in muscle quality, strength and growth.
How and when to take Collagen Build for best results
Collagen Build is conveniently unflavoured, so you can mix it into pretty much anything flavoured, such as tea, coffee, juices, smoothies, soups or porridge. It mixes really well with other protein sources, as it lacks the Essential Amino Acid Tryptophan, so is not a complete protein on it’s own. (Good news: both milk and oats to contain Tryptophan, so that’s easy! Otherwise mixing Collagen Build with another protein powder like our Clean Protein will bring things to the next level).
As far as optimal timing goes for taking your Collagen Build, we recommend taking it both on rest days and post workout (on the days that you are doing a workout) - meaning you should be having it daily, and for at least 12 weeks.
Post workout is particularly important for a few reasons. Muscle building happens at rest following exercise that has stressed the muscle tissue (provided you have the nutrients available to build and repair). Digestion is also much more effective at rest, as the blood circulating is directed towards the digestive system when muscles in your extremities aren’t hogging the supply. Having too much protein in your stomach and small intestine whilst exercising is hard work for your digestive system and can be really uncomfortable. Timing certainly isn’t the be-all and end-all, but some windows of opportunity are better than others.
In order to get the best results for building muscle and improving your body composition, ensure you are doing 2-3 hours of resistance training every week, and you are eating a healthy varied diet. We have teamed up with expert fitness trainers Revie Jane and Clayton Schulz to bring you a free Nutrition & Workout Guide with your Collagen Build purchase.
So if you want to feel strong, improve your body composition, and naturally tone, repair and build muscle, Collagen Build is your new best friend.
Shop Collagen Build here, and receive our free Workout & Nutrition guide with Revie Jane, containing 20 workouts that you can do from home, plus 12 nutritionist approved recipes to support your body composition goals.
1 Zdzieblik, D., Oesser, S., Baumstark, M., Gollhofer, A., & König, D. (2015). Collagen peptide supplementation in combination with resistance training improves body composition and increases muscle strength in elderly sarcopenic men: A randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Nutrition, 114(8), 1237.
2 Jendricke, P.; Centner, C.; Zdzieblik, D.; Gollhofer, A.; König, D. (2019). Specific Collagen Peptides in Combination with Resistance Training Improve Body Composition and Regional Muscle Strength in Premenopausal Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Nutrients 2019, 11(4), 892.
3 Oertzen-Hagemann, V., Kirmse, M., Eggers, B.,Pfeiffer, K., Marcus, K., Marées, M., Platen, P. (2019). Effects of 12 Weeks of Hypertrophy Resistance Exercise Training Combined with Collagen Peptide Supplementation on the Skeletal Muscle Proteome in Recreationally Active Men. Nutrients 2019, 11(5), 1072.