You've probably heard a lot about collagen as a powerful anti-aging product, but it also plays a significant role in joint health and is a fantastic solution for injury prevention, especially for physically active individuals. Collagen supplementation in your diet can reduce the risk of injuries associated with joint instability. By increasing the levels of collagen in tendons, ligaments, and cartilage, we can also impressively enhance our stability.

Joint health is closely tied to cartilage, the tissue responsible for maintaining joint flexibility and absorbing impacts. Approximately 70% of cartilage consists of collagen, which provides its resilience and structure.

As we age, cartilage gradually breaks down, leading to joint pain. Athletes face an increased risk of cartilage degradation due to active joint involvement. The use of collagen supplements can aid in mitigating pain, discomfort and even symptoms associated with cartilage breakdown.

And here's my story! The primary cause behind my substantial reduction in running training volume stems from the wear and tear my hip joint has suffered from the impact of loading. Initially, I didn't pay enough attention to the discomfort in my hip until moving without pain eventually became an exceedingly challenging endeavor.

After undergoing medical assessments, which affirmed the presence of certain hip joint deterioration, I temporarily paused my running trainings and started taking Col Du Marine collagen daily. Over the course of two years, I have managed to relieve the pain and gradually return to my usual workout programme.

If you keep up with your daily collagen intake, you'll start noticing those awesome positive effects. Your body will prioritize collagen where there is an acute need. In my case, I've been taking Col Du Marine collagen for four years, nourishing not only my joints but also my skin, reducing fine lines, and improving skin elasticity.

Zanda Zarina Reshetina
Wellness and Athletics Coach