The use of Frog Fuel Nano Hydrolyzed Collagen multiple ingredient supplements can have a significant influence on lower body power after 10 days. Additionally, a significant influence on upper body strength and midline muscular endurance
Purpose: To determine the influence an enzyme hydrolyzed collagen-based multiple ingredient supplements has on muscular performance. Methods: Eight healthy recreationally trained participates completed three data collection sessions (baseline, 10-days, and 21-days). Each session consisted of the following assessments: body composition upper and lower body power, upper and lower body strength, upper body endurance, and midline endurance. Measures from each session were compared to determine if a significant change in performance was observed. Results: After comparing the first data collection session to the last collection session there were statistically significant changes in several performance measures. Conclusion: The use of an enzyme hydrolyzed collagen-based multiple ingredient supplements can positively influence muscular performance.
A relatively large body of research has been dedicated to investigating methods of potentiating exercise performance and training-induced adaptations. A widely exploited strategy is the use of dietary supplements containing bioactive compounds or nutrients designed specifically to promote an ergogenic response or support metabolic demands during exercise. Concurrent supplementation of dietary performance supplements during resistance training (RT) has gained widespread popularity among competitive and recreational athletes alike due to their purported function of improving exercise quality and augmenting the rate of training adaptations. An increasingly popular method of supplementation involves the consumption of a single mixture of various substances, commonly referred to as a multi-ingredient performance supplement (MIPS). Although MIPS vary widely in ingredient composition, a recent product includes a blend of nano-hydrolyzed collagen and a combination of amino acids along with other ingredients.
Frog Fuel is a liquid protein made up of enzyme hydrolyzed collagen protein and a multitude of amino acids. The main component of Frog Fuel consists of natural collagen that is broken down using a fruit enzyme, allowing for a quicker absorbance into the body. Enzyme-hydrolyzed collagen also possesses different functional properties than natural collagen. According to a study on the sources and applications of hydrolyzed collagen, there is an increase in anti-microbial activity, anti-oxidant capacity, and bioavailability. The absorbance of enzyme-hydrolyzed collagen was further examined in a study on the effects of enzymatic hydrolysis of collagen on postprandial absorbance and bioavailability. The absorption rate and bioavailability of glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline were significantly higher in those subjects who ingested the enzymatically-hydrolyzed protein, suggesting that enzymatic hydrolysis increases the absorption rate and bioavailability of collagen-rich amino acids. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to determine the influence an enzyme hydrolyzed collagen-based multiple ingredient supplements has on muscular performance.
This research examined the influence of an enzyme hydrolyzed collagen-based multiple ingredient supplements on muscular performance. The results of this research indicate statistically significant differences between several variables from initial collection to the collection after 10 days of supplementation, collection after 10 days of supplementation to the collection after 21 days of supplementation, and initial collection to the collection after 21 days of supplementation.
Along with our research collagen supplementation has been shown in previous studies to have a notable relationship with muscle performance. In a double-blinded study conducted with fifty-seven male participants, the effects of long-term collagen supplementation and resistance training were examined for effects on strength, body composition, and muscle fiber cross-sectional area.
Collagen has also been seen to have several relationships with recovery from exercise. In a study conducted on collagen peptide consumption, markers of muscle damage, inflammation, and bone turnover were examined in 24 recreationally active men. Overall, this study concluded that with nine days of collagen peptide supplementation it is possible for accelerating muscle function recovery, seen in quicker recovery of countermovement jump performance, and reducing muscle soreness following exercise. A similar result was found in a study on whether consuming hydrolyzed collagen could have beneficial effects in recovery from high-force eccentric exercise. Overall, at 24 hours following the exercise, the hydrolyzed collagen supplement reduced the performance decline usually seen with muscle damage, suggesting that consumption either enhanced tissue recovery rate or reduced the damage caused by the drop jump exercise.
Other scientific studies have shown positive results from the supplementation of collagen-based products on a variety of populations and across the lifespan. Resistance training along with collagen peptide supplementation showed significantly higher increases in fat-free mass, hand-grip strength, higher loss in fat mass, and more pronounced leg strength have been reported. Collagen has also been seen to have several relationships with recovery from exercise. Nine days of collagen peptide supplementation is possible for accelerating muscle function recovery.
The use of an enzyme hydrolyzed collagen multiple ingredient supplements can have a significant influence on lower body power after 10 days. Additionally, a significant influence on upper body strength and midline muscular endurance from day 10 to day 21. After 21 days of supplementation, a significant difference from the initial collection was observed in lower body power, upper body power, lower body strength, and upper body muscular endurance.
This research would not have been possible without the generosity of the OP2Lab company and the support of the U of SC Aiken Summer Scholars Institute.
References: Rhiannon Gregory, Annelise Shick, Alyssa Perkins, Andrew Hatchett, Department of Exercise and Sports Science - University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken SC, Department of Biology - Clemson University, Clemson SC, Aiken Scholars Academy, Aiken, SC.