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Performance benefits for sports and active nutrition products 
Muscle regeneration after exercise

Recovery is crucial in the sports nutrition market. To ensure optimum muscle regeneration, physically active people need a sufficient availability of amino acids to enable muscle synthesis during recovery. A pure, concentrated source of high quality protein,  collagen peptides enhance and assist in muscle mass regeneration and optimization after exercise.  

Increased athletic performance

Muscular function is dependent on the energy produced by the breakdown of a compound called adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in cells. Creatine is a molecule consisting of three amino acids – glycine, arginine and methionine – which supports the replacement of depleted ATP levels. The key amino acids are closely involved in the body’s energy supply and metabolism – helping boost athletic performance1-2. Peptan consists of 20% glycine and 8% arginine. This unique amino acid combination may support the synthesis of creatine in the body to improve physical performance during high intensity, repeated bouts of exercise.

Protecting joints and connective tissues
 
Sports such as running and cycling often involve repetitive, high impact movements. Over time, this excess stress on joints can lead to cartilage, tendon and ligament damage. Connective tissues are an integrated element of all muscles and tendons. The structural protein in connective tissue, collagen is key to maintaining good musculo-skeletal health – critically important for physically active people. With a unique combination of specific amino acids, collagen peptides have been proven to help prevent the degeneration of the joint matrix and reduce pain3-4.

An excellent protein source for controlling appetite

Proteins, known to be the most satiating macronutrient, can help reduce food intake5. Investigations into the specific satiating effect of collagen peptides have found they are even more effective than other protein sources, such as casein, soya or whey6. Peptan, for example, can have a significant impact on controlling appetite and moderate craving, especially when blended with other proteins and combined with decreased sugars and fat. 


1  Paddon-Jones, D., Børsheim E., Wolfe R. 2004. Potential Ergogenic Effects of Arginine and Creatine Supplementation. The Journal of Nutrition, 134 (10):  28885-28945.

2 Campbell, B.I. et al., 2004, The ergogenic potential of arginine, Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 1(2): 35-38

3 Van Vijven, J.P.J. et al., 2012, Symptomatic and chondroprotective treatment with collagen derivatives in osteoarthritis: a systematic review, Osteoarthritis and Cartridge, 20(8): 809-821
4 Ragle, R.L., and Sawitzke, A.D., 2012, Nutraceuticals in the management of osteoarthritis: a critical review, Drugs Aging,  29(9): 717–731

5 Bensaid, A., et al., 2003, A High-Protein Diet Enhances Satiety Without Conditioned Taste Aversion in The Rat, Physiology and Behaviour, 78: 311-320; Faipoux, R., 2007, Characterization of the Satiating Effect of Protein and Implicated Central Mechanisms – Particular Case of Yeast Proteins and Peptides, AgroParis Tech

6 Veldhorst, et al., 2009, A Breakthrough with Alpha-Lactalbumin, Gelatin, or Galtine + TRP Lwers Energy Intake at Lunch Compared with a Breakfast with Casein, Soy, or Whey-GMP, Clinical Nutrition, 28: 147-155

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