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Hydrolysed collagen Protein in a 60ml shot.
What is it?
Sports Protein Shot is 24g of hydrolysed collagen in 60ml of an easy-to-drink and ‘tangy’ fruit flavoured product. This 60ml shot contains an impressive 6g of essential amino acids together with a further 18g of additional amino acids in a mouthful!! What could be simpler to take for preparation or recovery??
Who is it for?
Sports Protein Shot is for any athlete who either wishes to prevent muscle breakdown and/or who wishes to promote recovery of muscle. With the appropriate training, Sports Protein Shot can also help lead to an increase in muscle mass (not fat!!).
Sports Protein Shot can be taken by male and female athletes of any age and level of training as long as they wish to be in good shape. Consequently it is suitable for gym work outs, competition, endurance training, sprint and power training, and weight training.
It is particularly useful for those of you who do not like milk-based drinks commonly associated with protein shakes etc. Sports Protein Shot is a fruit flavoured ‘tangy’ drink (berry) and so quite different from most protein products.
Additionally please note that tendons, joints etc have significant levels of collagen, and there is evidence becoming available that taking collagen helps to maintain healthy joints.
When to take it?
Our advice is to take it a shot, one hour before training and then a second within 30-60 minutes after training IF the need is to bulk up. If the need is to maintain muscle mass then we advise one dose taken before or after training. If on the other hand you merely wish to increase your daily protein intake but have a busy lifestyle, then taking a shot mid-morning and/or mid-afternoon is advisable.
For those involved in playing games, Sports Protein Shot would be beneficial 60-90 minutes before kick off as it provides easy digestible amino acids for muscle (but NO carbs and so no chance of going rebound hypo!!).
For those who like to do a fat burning session early morning (or rowers and swimmers who train early in the day i.e. before breakfast), Sports Protein Shot is ideal to take on board when you get up or while travelling to training since it prepares muscle, and yet has no carbs to stop fat burning. What a combination!!!
For those who wish healthy joints, why not take 1 shot a day (at night before bed).
There is now substantial evidence that athletes need more protein than sedentary individuals. Not only is this higher intake of protein important but studies have clearly demonstrated that the timing and type of protein intake is also crucial. Endurance exercise increases use of amino acids for energy, and this can result in the unwanted state of increased muscle protein breakdown. Resistance exercise does not really increase use of amino acid as energy BUT does need amino acids to promote muscle protein recovery after training. Weight training itself promotes protein synthesis but without correct nutrition this synthesis is slow to take shape and the effects of the training session are not maximised. So to influence muscle protein gains or merely to recover properly, protein (amino acids) MUST be provided as soon as possible after exercise. Studies have shown that protein synthesis is very slow when feeding is delayed 3 hours, and also that protein supplementation before exercise may be important in promoting muscle growth.
You may also be interested to know that there is a developing literature base on the use of collagen for improving joint function (since collagen is an important constituent of joints such as the knee, shoulder, hip and so on) and also collagen as an anti-ageing product. At the moment we cannot comment on these claims, but who knows