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Recovery, Repair & Relaxation - A Look Inside Collagen Repair

Recovery, Repair & Relaxation - A Look Inside Collagen Repair

There’s plenty of collagen out there, we hear all about the benefits of magnesium and how common magnesium deficiency is, and turmeric is all up in lattes, supplements and across the socials. But what do we actually understand about these goodies and how they might help our health and performance?

If you lead an active, busy lifestyle or are susceptible to digestive discomfort, Mitchells Collagen Repair is a potent blend of ingredients that might just be a super supportive addition to your daily ritual!

Curcumin

Curcumin is one of the many active constituents in Turmeric. Traditionally, turmeric is used in teas and curries, and is medicinally revered for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. Whilst curcumin has far-reaching positive effects throughout various body systems, our interest is it’s use in supporting the gut and joints...

1. Turmeric has been used to alleviate mild digestive discomfort and promote proper digestive function in general, as well as in the treatment of IBS, IBD, and indigestion for example. To put it simply, it gently stimulates, protects, and soothes the digestive system (4).

2. Curcumin has profound anti-inflammatory activity in the joints, assisting with reduction in swelling, morning stiffness, and walking time (1). When compared with voltaren and ibuprofen, it has been shown equally as effective in improving specific symptoms associated with arthritis of the knee (2,3).

In other words, in active people, turmeric may help to reduce inflammation and relieve sore muscles after exercise. And for those with sensitive tummies or who are susceptible to compromised digestion and discomfort, turmeric may help to mediate inflammation in the gut and promote proper digestion.


Black Pepper (Bioperine)

Curcumin on its own is normally difficult for our bodies to absorb, it is very rapidly metabolised, and quickly eliminated. When combined with bioperine (the active constituent in black pepper), the bioavailability of curcumin has been shown to increase by 2000%! (1)

TIP: Alongside the easy daily use of Mitchells Collagen Repair, add fresh turmeric root + black pepper to stir-fries, curries, and hot drinks.

Magnesium

This magic mineral is involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions, mainly in your bones, muscles, and brain. Magnesium supports heart health and healthy blood pressure, aids with calcium absorption, and plays a key role in the strength of our bones and teeth.

When we hear ‘magnesium’, we tend to think relaxation, and rightly so! Where there is irritability, tightness, cramping or a sense of stiffness in body OR mind, magnesium may be a huge help!

The combination of deficient soils, diets made up predominantly of highly processed and refined foods, and our daily stressors drawing on our magnesium stores leaves many people at risk of being deficient.

TIP: Magnesium is rich in leafy green veg, whole-grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Be sure to include these in your daily dietary intake too!


Vitamin C

Many of us have heard how important vitamin C is for immunity and its diverse antioxidant activity but what is its relationship to collagen?

Vitamin C not only assists the absorption of collagen, but is also vital for the synthesis and maintenance of collagen itself (5)! In fact, if your diet is deficient in vitamin C, your body will have a hard time making collagen!

Now, because our bodies don’t make vitamin C, it is crucial we ensure consistent daily intake of lovely vitamin C rich foods. Some of these include kiwifruit, red capsicum, citrus fruit, and cruciferous vegetables.

TIP: As UV light (from the sun), along with MANY other things, tends to increase oxidative stress and therefore lower our skin’s natural vitamin C and collagen levels (6), summer is the PERFECT time to top up on these goodies using Mitchells Collagen Repair.


Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides

Collagen is the glue that holds us together. It’s one of the most important proteins in the human body, but as we age our bodies produce less and less of it. Hydrolysed bovine collagen peptides is the base of Collagen Repair to help you top up what your body is missing. Collagen has a long list of benefits from supporting strong hair, glowing skin and healthy nails, to gut and joint support, and bone and muscle recovery support. Read more here.

 

Turmeric + black pepper + magnesium + vitamin C + hydrolysed bovine collagen and you’ve got an epic blend to help enhance recovery and improve performance! Mitchells Collagen Repair combines the goodness of all of these goodies into one vibrant, easy-to-use powder with a natural lemon flavour. A perfect addition to your shelf this summer to serve on ice as a refreshing and super nourishing drink. 

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References

  1. Gupta, S. C., Patchva, C., & Aggarwal, B. B. (2013). Therapeutic roles of curcumin: lessons learned from clinical trials. The AAPS Journal, 15(1), 195-218. https://doi.org/10.1208/s12248-012-9432-8

  2. Kertia, N., ASdie., H., Rochmah, W., & Marsetyawan (2012). Ability of curcuminoid compared to diclofenac sodium in reducing the secretion of cycloxygenase-2 enzyme by synovial fluid’s monocytes of patients with osteoarthritis. Acta medica Indonesiana, 44(2), 105-113.

  3. Kuptniratsaikul, V., Thanakhumtorn, S., Chinswangwatanakul, P., Wattanamongkonsil, L., & Thamlikitkul, V. (2009). Efficacy and safety of Curcuma domestica extracts in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)15(8), 891–897. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2008.0186

  4. Thavorn, K., Mamdani, M. M., & Stratus, S. E. (2014). Efficacy of turmeric in the treatment of digestive disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Systematic reviews, 3(71). https//:doi.org/10/1186/2046-4053-3-71

  5. DePhillipo, N. N., Aman, Z. S., Kennedy, M. I., Begley, J. P., Moatshe, G., & LaPrade, R. F. (2018). Efficacy of Vitamin C Supplementation on Collagen Synthesis and Oxidative Stress After Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Systematic Review. Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine6(10), 2325967118804544. https://doi.org/10.1177/2325967118804544

  6. Pullar, J. M., Carr, A. C., & Vissers, M. (2017). The Roles of Vitamin C in Skin Health. Nutrients9(8), 866. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu9080866

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