Anecdotal Collagen Use and Opinions

Anecdotal Collagen Use and Opinions
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Can anyone here speak to his experience using Collagen for joint health/improvement?

The data suggests it’s very beneficial, but I’d like to hear opinions of anyone who has experienced said benefits or if they haven’t.

Thanks!

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I’ve heard both sides of this. Barbell Medicine folks call it BS because the body breaks collagen down to amino acids, anyway. However the counterpoint is that it has the ideal amino acid profile for building back up into collagen again. :man_shrugging:

My thoughts too, so anecdotal reviews are my favored feedback to see if I should try it. Heck, I’ll probably just drop $22 on the PEScience Collagen and give it a log myself.

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I would get some of the hydrolyzed stuff on amazon, its a much better deal.

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FWIW, Lobliner recently released a collagen protein product. I will leave it up to each individual to determine if he truly believes in its effectiveness or it’s just a money grab.

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Exactly why I hoped people would chime in with their experiences!

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My preliminary research shows a significant waiting time for noticeable results from Collagen supplementation…

Possibly three months for noticeable joint improvement and a similar time table for improved skin (not that I’m looking for this one). As we age, the suggestion that Collagen could lead to improved skin elasticity is something I’ll be looking for…

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Whether or not it’s effective, if it’s coming from Marc Lobliner, it’ll be quality and properly sourced. But he’s a business man as well (obviously) so if the demand is there, he’ll provide the goods

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I tend to agree but Marc often brags about being an innovator, setting the trends in the supplement industry and not following others to market yet this release is quite late in the collagen supplement sub-category. :man_shrugging:

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I don’t believe he has stated anything about being first to market with this. For some reason, I keep thinking he actually stated he didn’t want to produce a collagen product. Idk, maybe I was dreaming LOL

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It’s a me too product these days. However, I have three months left in my twenties, and joints health has become something of even greater importance for me. Every year, 315 feels heavier on the barbell, and my knees hurt more.

Not taking any chances with this stuff moving forward. I certainly plan on being the active dad, for as long as my body lets me.

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In an effort to lessen the blow of growing older, keep in mind that some people in their 20s and 30s will never touch 315 on the bar. :muscle::+1:

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Squat bar. Not bench. : (

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Still, I’d say most people never do a proper rep of 315, even on the squat bar.

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If you’re worried about long term joint health, and you’re not on glucosamine/MSM, I’d definitely say start it now. Takes months for it to really start helping, but once it does, it definitely does. That plus 3g Omega 3’s a day cleared up all joint problems in less than a year.

Been using those for two years. Thanks for the input though.

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Damn. Any underlying causes you can think of or just shitty joint luck?

Years of lifting too heavy. Squatting more than my bones could handle…

Seriously, it’s a tough balance when your muscles can handle the weight, but your joints/bones can’t. I would think, “well, I am taking the muscle to failure… so I need to go until it’s exhausted.”

The balls to the walls mentality has a lot to do with it. It’s not bad or hindering me in anyway, other than just pain when lifting too heavy. I squatted 275 for reps the other day and I was fine. This is primarily a proactive approach to maintain joint use and mobility, versus addressing the issue after it’s too late.

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As @muscleupcrohn said, still puts things in perspective.

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Absolutely. And it has nothing to do with weight - because the body doesn’t know “weight” - it simply knows resistance.

I am big proponent of cyclical training (1 week of heavier, 1 week of moderate and slow concentric portions of the movement, and 1 week of giant/super sets with prioritization of volume). I can’t say “everyone will grow” but I am a firm believer that training can be optimized for similar results.

The trick is that we tend to associate our “decline” in weight used as a direct indication of our performance. It’s a mental game. Sure, the weight drops, but muscle building is different, because the years of training allow us to continue to build density. Even though the weight is less, it doesn’t mean the physique can’t still improve.

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