Collagen in athletic performance


Accelerated regeneration thanks to Peptan collagen peptides. To maintain and improve performance and fitness levels, our bodies need to be in good shape in terms of strength and muscle mass. It is worth bearing in mind that an intensive training programme with a short recovery period increases the risk of injury, while strengthening joints, bones, tendons and ligaments prevents them. Thanks to their unique amino acid profile, collagen peptides - which are pure proteins - contain high concentrations of the amino acids glycine, hydroxyproline, proline, alanine and arginine. This delivers benefits related to regeneration and support of connective tissue.


Discover the scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of Peptan in supporting athletes.
  • Muscle soreness - A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial conducted in the UK in 2019 [3] found that those receiving Peptan supplementation experienced 20% less muscle soreness after intense exercise at each point in time studied, compared to the placebo group.
  • Performance - In the same study [3], subjects receiving Peptan supplementation reported an increase in performance, indicating accelerated recovery.
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  2. Asserin J., Lati E., Shioya T., et al. The effect of oral collagen peptide supplementation on skin moisture and the dermal collagen network: evidence from an ex vivo model and randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015; 14(4): 291–301. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12174. PMID: 26362110.
  3. Clifford T., Ventress M., Allerton D. M., et al. The effects of collagen peptides on muscle damage, inflammation and bone turnover following exercise: a randomized, controlled trial. Amino Acids. 2019; 51(4): 691–704. doi: 10.1007/s00726-019-02706-5. PMID: 30783776.
  4. Soniwala S., Scinto K. I., Schott E. M., et al. Oral hydrolyzed type 2 collagen protects against the OA of obesity and mitigates obese gut microbiome dysbiosis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2018; 26: S173–S174. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.02.377.
  5. Jiang J. X., Yu S., Huang Q. R., et al. Collagen peptides improve knee osteoarthritis in elderly women: A 6-month randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Agro Food Industry Hi Tech. 2014; 25(2): 19–23.
  6. Guillerminet F., Beaupied H., Fabien-Soulé V., et al. Hydrolyzed collagen improves bone metabolism and biomechanical parameters in ovariectomized mice: an in vitro and in vivo study. Bone. 2010; 46(3): 827–834. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2009.10.035. PMID: 19895915.
  7. Guillerminet F., Fabien-Soulé V., Even P. C., et al. Hydrolyzed collagen improves bone status and prevents bone loss in ovariectomized C3H/HeN mice. Osteoporos Int. 2012; 23(7): 1909–1919. doi: 10.1007/s00198-011-1788-6. PMID: 21927918.
  8. Daneault A. Hydrolyzed collagen contributes to osteoblast differentiation in vitro and subsequent bone health in vivo. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2014; 22: S131. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2014.02.240.
  9. Hays N. P., Kim H., Wells A. M., et al. Effects of whey and fortified collagen hydrolysate protein supplements on nitrogen balance and body composition in older women. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009; 109(6): 1082–1087. doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2009.03.003. PMID: 19465192.
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