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Upgrade Your Recovery: Could Whey + Collagen Be the Key?

If you rely on whey protein shakes for muscle gains, listen up. New research says adding a bit of collagen might be the secret to faster recovery and better workouts.

woman in athletic gear is holding a protein shake in one hand and a contain with protein and collagen in the other

What the Study Found:

  • Researchers put fit guys through intense workouts. Then they tested shakes with either whey alone, or whey + collagen.

  • The goal? To check how it changed amino acid levels (especially glycine, which is important for connective tissue).

  • Results: Whey protein was great for muscle-building, but glycine levels went down. With collagen in the mix, glycine levels not only stayed up – they shot up! Even a little bit (5 grams) did the trick.

Why This Matters:

  • Muscles aren't just the parts that contract. Connective tissue is what holds it all together!

  • Strong connective tissue could mean stronger workouts, fewer injuries, and faster recovery between gym sessions.

What to Do:

  • Don't ditch your whey protein! But adding a scoop of collagen to your post-workout shake might be a game-changer.

Important Notes:

  • This study is new – we need more science to figure out the best dose of collagen.

  • Always talk to your doctor before trying a new supplement.

The Big Picture:

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