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We know that as we age, collagen production in our bodies naturally declines, leading to issues such as joint discomfort, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Of course, no one wants to deal with achy joints and stiffness; luckily, some lifestyle choices will help. Daily consumption of FLEXIBLE collagen has been scientifically proven to boost collagen production, resulting in improved joint and bone health [7,8].

This article explores and explains the various benefits of FLEXIBLE collagen and its potential to enhance mobility. Plus, we dive into the mobility-enhancing and pain-decreasing properties of the other three ingredients contained in LEMAlab's FLEXIBLE collagen: Glucosamine Sulphate, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and Bromelain.

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First, let's keep in mind that FLEXIBLE collagen contains hydrolyzed bovine collagen from grass-fed pasture-raised animals; these have been continuously proven to offer the best bioavailability for humans, which means our bodies are able to use the proteins more efficiently. These amino acids are necessary for the synthesis of collagen and other proteins in human tissue.  Moreover, studies have shown numerous positive effects on joint health across diverse age groups.

A clinical study with a hundred women between the ages of 40 and 70, presenting themselves with knee joint pain or discomfort, revealed that those who supplemented their diet with this specific form of collagen experienced:

  • A 22% improvement in overall joint functionality.

  • A 32% reduction in joint discomfort.

  • A remarkable 44% increase in flexibility [7].

FLEXIBLE collagen consumption has also been proven to have an impact on muscle recovery and soreness. In a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled clinical study conducted in the United Kingdom with actively engaged males averaging 24 years of age, hydrolyzed bovine collagen supplementation led to a 20% decrease in muscle soreness and a 20% faster recovery at all times after intense exercise [1].

Additionally, several studies have demonstrated that hydrolyzed bovine collagen peptides contribute to maintaining bone health and preventing bone density loss [4,5,6]. Concurrently, the use of FLEXIBLE collagen supplements has been shown to significantly impact joint health, beneficial for those aiming to remain active and healthy throughout their lives. The positive effects of these supplements on bone health may be particularly relevant for individuals most at risk or already experiencing collagenous tissue deterioration. This group includes those aged 40 and over, individuals engaged in repetitive activities such as sports and strenuous physical activities, and those having faced various challenges such as being overweight, undergoing menopause, suffering from trauma, burns, undergoing surgery, having dermal or dental implants, or receiving aggressive oncological treatments. Ultimately, since healthy bones are essential for overall mobility, FLEXIBLE collagen not only enhances joint health but also complements these benefits by promoting bone health.

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The exact mechanism by which collagen peptide supplementation enhances mobility and joint health is still a subject of ongoing research. Experiments suggest that specific bioactive collagen peptides appear to promote the production of collagen fibrils in cartilage and structural molecules called 'proteoglycans.' These molecules play a crucial role in retaining water in your tissues, ensuring hydration, and offering pressure resistance against compressional forces [2]. Enhancing these essential elements in articular cartilage may potentially contribute to the healing of micro-injuries and counteract the wear and tear of cartilage [8,12].

Furthermore, hydrolyzed bovine collagen peptides have an anti-inflammatory potential, demonstrated by their ability to induce glycine-mediated inhibition of the release of inflammatory substances in preclinical experiments [12]. This anti-inflammatory effect could contribute to reduced joint pain intensity.
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Alongside collagen peptides, the supplementary components in FLEXIBLE collagen contribute to joint health and mobility. Glucosamine sulfate, known for its pain-relieving effects in conditions like knee osteoarthritis, has demonstrated the ability to slow down joint degeneration [9,10]. It confidently exerts 'anti-ageing' effects on the joints.

Moreover, MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) plays a substantial role in reducing inflammation in the body and preventing cartilage breakdown [3]. Research indicates that MSM supplementation is associated with reduced pain, stiffness, and swelling in joints, leading to an enhanced overall quality of life and increased mobility for individuals [11]. Regarding the remaining ingredient in FLEXIBLE collagen, bromelain, it is noteworthy for its documented overall anti-inflammatory potential. Derived from pineapple, this digestive enzyme accelerates the body's natural healing process and proves beneficial for addressing digestive issues.

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Thanks to its four carefully picked premium ingredients, FLEXIBLE collagen, with its collagen-boosting properties and positive impact on joint and bone health, offers promising benefits for improving mobility. While the exact mechanisms behind its efficacy are still being studied, the positive results from clinical studies reveal that FLEXIBLE collagen can be a valuable supplement for those looking to enhance their musculoskeletal health and overall mobility.

Incorporating FLEXIBLE collagen into your daily routine may result in reduced joint discomfort, increased flexibility, faster recovery after exercise, and improved overall joint functionality. Alongside its complementary ingredients—glucosamine sulfate, MSM and bromelain—FLEXIBLE collagen can play a pivotal role in supporting your journey towards better mobility and joint health. Make an informed decision based on the scientific evidence and take a step towards better mobility.

To learn more about the benefits of FLEXIBLE collagen, go to our articles FLEXIBILITY SUPPLEMENT BENEFITS and WHICH COLLAGEN TYPE SHOULD YOU TAKE?

[1] Clifford, T., et al. (2019). The effects of collagen peptides on muscle damage, inflammation and bone turnover following exercise: a randomised, controlled trial. Amino Acids,51(4): pp. 691-704.
[2] Couchman JR, Pataki CA. (2012).An introduction to proteoglycans and their localisation. J Histochem Cytochem, 60(12):885-97. doi: 10.1369/0022155412464638.
[3] Ezaki J, Hashimoto M, Hosokawa Y, Ishimi Y. (2013). Assessment of safety and efficacy of methylsulfonylmethane on bone and knee joints in osteoarthritis animal model. J Bone Miner Metab, 31(1):16-25. doi: 10.1007/s00774-012-0378-9.
[4] Figueres Juher T, Basés Pérez E. (2015). An overview of the beneficial effects of hydrolysed collagen intake on joint and bone health and on skin ageing. Nutr Hosp, 18;32, pp. 62-6. doi: 10.3305/nh.2015.32.sup1.9482.
[5] Guillerminet, F., Beaupied, H., Fabien-Soulé, V., Tomé, D., Benhamou, C. L., Roux, C. and Blais, A. (2010). Hydrolysed collagen improves bone metabolism and biomechanical parameters in ovariectomised mice: an in vitro and in vivo study. Bone, 46(3), 827-834.
[6] Guillerminet, F., Fabien-Soulé, V., Even, P. C., Tomé, D., Benhamou, C. L., Roux, C. and Blais, A. (2012). Hydrolysed collagen improves bone status and prevents bone loss in ovariectomised C3H/HeN mice. Osteoporosis International, 23, 1909-1919.
[7] Jiang, J. X., Yu, S., Huang, Q. R., Zhang, X. L., Zhang, C. Q., Zhou, J. L., & Prawitt, J. (2014). Collagen peptides improve knee osteoarthritis in elderly women: A 6-month randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study. Agro Food Industry Hi Tech, 25(2), 19-23.
[8] Martínez-Puig, D.; Costa-Larrión, E.; Rubio-Rodríguez, N.; Gálvez-Martín, P. (2023). Collagen Supplementation for Joint Health: The Link between Composition and Scientific Knowledge. Nutrients, 15, 1332.
[9] Rovati,L., Girolami,F.,Persiani,S. (2012). Crystalline glucosamine sulfate in the management of knee osteoarthritis: efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetic properties. Ther Adv Musculoskelet Dis, 4(3), pp. 167-80. doi: 10.1177/1759720X12437753.
[10] Tant L, Gillard B, Appelboom T.(2005). Open-label, randomised, controlled pilot study of the effects of a glucosamine complex on Low back pain. Curr Ther Res Clin Exp, 66(6), pp. 511-21. doi: 10.1016/j.curtheres.2005.12.009.
[11] Xu G, Zhou T, Gu Y, Wang Q, Shariff M, Gu P, Nguyen T, Shi R, Rao J. (2015). Evaluation of the Effect of Mega MSM on Improving Joint Function in Populations Experiencing Joint Degeneration. Int J Biomed Sci, 1(2), pp. 54-60.
[12] Zdzieblik,D., Oesser,S., Gollhofer, A. and König, D. (2017). Improvement of activity-related knee joint discomfort following supplementation of specific collagen peptides. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 42(6): 588-595.

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