You’ve probably heard about the hype around collagen and might be interested in trying it out for yourself.

But before you buy a collagen supplement, consider that not all collagen is equal and not all collagen supplements are backed by science. Before spending your hard-earned money on a product, it is important to find one that suits your needs and works.

Where nutritional science and convenience meet

FUTURELIFE® understands the importance of convenience, nutrition and science.

  1. Convenience: The new FUTURELIFE® REPAIR FOOD™ range includes a nutritional supplement shake that can save you time.
  2. Nutrition: The REPAIR FOOD™ supplement shakes have a protein content and a low GI. REPAIR FOOD™ nutritional supplements also contains ACTI8™, a patented* combination of carefully selected essential Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA), 10 g of Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides, chelated minerals and targeted vitamins.
  3. Science: The range is aimed at the maintenance and recovery of joints, cartilage, bones and muscles.

Selecting the best supplement for you

When deciding if a product will work for you, it’s important to understand the science behind the claims. Let’s take a closer look at the claims for REPAIR FOOD™:

1. It may assist in preventing cartilage degeneration

Collagen contains 19 amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein, including glycine and proline.

These amino acids are essential for the stability and regeneration of cartilage. Studies suggest that oral supplementation of collagen hydrolysate may protect cartilage and thus prevent degeneration.

In addition to the clinically-supported dose of 10g Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides per serving of REPAIR FOOD™, this nutritional supplement shake also contains vitamin C to help support the maintenance of cartilage.

2. May assist in joint mobility and reduce joint stiffness

Cartilage is an elastic connective tissue and rubber-like padding that covers and protects the ends of long bones at the joints. Collagen assists in maintaining the integrity of cartilage and is thus a key component in joint health.

Studies suggest that the consumption of collagen hydrolysate may potentially improve joint health by reducing pain and inflammation, which leads to better mobility.

For effective results from a collagen supplement, you should consider quality and absorption rates in addition to the correct dose.

The Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides used in REPAIR FOOD™ is sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hides. This provides a natural, high-quality, and sustainable collagen source. By breaking down proteins enzymatically into smaller peptides, the collagen source is easily digested and absorbed.

3. May assist in maintaining bone strength

Bone is a specialised connective tissue mostly made of collagen. As we age, both collagen production in the body and bone mass begins to deteriorate.

Research has shown that collagen supplementation may reduce the risk of bone disorders by inhibiting bone breakdown and thus maintaining bone strength.

In addition to the Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides in REPAIR FOOD™, this nutritional supplement shake contains calcium chelates for bone health, as well as vitamin C and vitamin D for bone support.

4. May assist with building and repairing muscles

As you age, you will naturally start to experience a progressive decrease in muscle mass, strength and quality. As such, regenerating muscle mass is important for overall vitality.

Research has shown that sufficient amounts of high-quality protein are crucial for muscle mass, with leucine being the most effective amino acid.

REPAIR FOOD™’s high protein matrix contains the amino acids L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine, which the body cannot produce, and help support muscle health.

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Written by Sonal Ratan

*South African Patent Pending (2019/05507)