Bodybuilding Gelatin

Six percent of the total mass of the human body is collagen. This protein, which is a structural protein, is in every tissue. Collagen forms the human body, gives strength to tissues, binds and holds cells. Most substances contain ligaments, cartilage, bones. In bodybuilding, a hydrolyzed form of collagen, gelatin, is often used. It is obtained as a result of heat treatment of animal collagen, partially destroyed by exposure to high temperatures. It is completely identical to anthropogenic.

Gelatin as a thickener is used in the food industry. A few years ago, an attempt was made to pass it off as a protein. Such a strategy could work only for beginners, as experienced athletes know that collagen has a defective amino acid composition, which is not suitable for building muscle groups. However, gelatin strengthens joints and ligaments well. Many athletes, especially among beginners, acquire expensive collagen courses. They do not even suspect that taking regular gelatin has a similar effect. This was the reason for the popularization of gelatin among bodybuilders.

What is the effect of using gelatin ">

Athletes taking gelatin have the following improvements:

  • cartilage becomes stronger;
  • bones with ligaments strengthen;
  • the skin gains increased smoothness and elasticity;
  • pain during joint damage is significantly reduced;
  • any consumed protein gains increased nutritional value;
  • blood circulation in the muscles is stimulated, due to which more nutrients enter the muscle tissue.

This effect is similar to that received by a bodybuilder who uses a collagen complex.

How to take gelatin ">

Hydrolyzed collagen is consumed twice a day by about three to five grams. This supplement has absolutely no side effects. Gelatin does not pose any threat to the body and health, consists exclusively of natural components. The effect of the use of collagen is enhanced by the combination of this substance with chondroitin sulfate or glucosamine sulfate.

Preparations for strengthening joints and ligaments can also be combined while taking gelatin. The best time to consume hydrolyzed collagen is considered to be the period after a meal. Gelatin can be consumed on an empty stomach, but only if citric acid is added, which allows the substance to digest faster.

It is permissible to take collagen in various forms:

  • dry, washed down with a large volume of water;
  • bred in water and drunk;
  • make jelly;
  • mixed with protein gainer.

Each athlete selects the form of using hydrolyzed collagen independently.

Reviews about gelatin from bodybuilders

Bodybuilders respond, as a rule, to hydrolyzed collagen. In grocery stores, the cost of edible gelatin is low. Many athletes write that his use helped reduce pain in the knee joints. There are also neutral reviews in which athletes are skeptical about the supplement, since it has a low cost, and they believe that only drugs with a high cost can bring the real effect. However, given the low price and safety of gelatin, even disappointment in the supplement will not do any harm.