Hydrolyzed Collagen Protein

Frog Fuel is a medical grade Hydrolyzed Collagen Protein supplement and while many people understand the part protein plays in regards to muscle development there seems to be a distinct lack of knowledge and mis-information regarding collagen protein.

What is Collagen?

Collagen is the second most abundant substance in our body behind water (collagen makes up 30% of our body by volume) and is the most prolific protein to be found in our body, roughly 65% of the total protein in our body.

Collagen also serves as the connective tissue and main component of many of our body structures including:

  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Arteries
  • Blood cells
  • Skin
  • Muscles
  • Bones
  • Cartilage
  • Hair
  • Joints
  • Nails
  • Prostate
  • Liver And other organs

As we hit our early 30's the bodies ability to naturally produce collagen starts to decrease at an average rate of 1% a year.

Reduced collagen in the body has the following effects on the body:

  • Muscle and skin start to sag
  • Joints and ligaments lose their elasticity
  • Cartilage becomes thinner and weaker at the joints
  • Hair starts to thin
  • Organs can start to sag (Prolapse) and malfunction
  • The heart, liver and prostate becomes larger and weakens
  • The arteries weaken and are more likely to develop a break in one of their three layers (aneurysm)
  • Skin becomes thinner and wrinkles

The reduction of the bodies ability to create collagen is not purely based on the age of the body. There are other external and internal factors that can impact on further slow collagen creation down.

  • Hormonal Changes
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Processed Food
  • White Sugar
  • Hydrogenated Oils
  • Over work
  • Radiation
  • Fluoridated Water
  • Excess Sun
  • Nutritional Deficits
  • Dehydration
  • Stress Trauma

Why are Collagen Protein supplements not more widely used?

Our digestive system breaks down protein into peptides and amino acids, which are then absorbed into the bloodstream and carried throughout the body. For the body to utilise the collagen protein found in foods and most supplements the body needs to break the collagen over and over again via the digestive system and then is absorbed through the intestine into the bloodstream as the exact form needed. The big drawback of collagen protein ingested this way is that it is often incomplete, which means the body does not use the protein as well as it could and the benefits are minimal. It is this reason that many forums relating to bodybuilding feel that collagen protein is of no use for the building of lean muscle mass. This is where Frog Fuel comes in.

Frog Fuel is a Hydrolyzed Collagen Protein which means that the protein is already 'pre-digested' so that the body can absorb the protein without having to break the collagen down. This means that the absorption rate is very fast as the protein is in the form needed for the body to use straight away.

But even with the efficiency of the protein increased that still leaves the problem of an incomplete protein. Frog Fuel has thought of this and they have added enhanced Amino Acids to the protein to ensure that the collagen protein is a complete protein with all of the benefits that come from maintaining healthy collagen levels, such as:

  • Lean muscle gain
  • Muscle tone
  • Skin toning and thickening
  • Joint rebuilding
  • Arterial strengthening
  • Thickening of hair and nails
  • Organ rebuilding: heart, prostate, lungs, liver, kidneys, blood vessels etc

Frog Fuel is not just used to improve athletic endurance, recovery and a healthy body, Frog fuel has been classified as a medical-grade food product by the FDA (U.S Food and Drug Administration) and has been used to great success in the treatment of:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Malnutrition
  • Post-surgery
  • Fatigue And other debilitating conditions

Medical Studies

Unfortunately many of the benefits of hydrolyzed collagen protein supplements have been kept away from the general public for years as many studies are funded by drug companies who have no interest in a completely clean, 100% natural food supplement which is gluten, lactose and sugar free.

More recently there have been independent studies into the benefits of collagen protein and the results have been impressive to say the least:

A 2008 study in Tokyo of 33 women aged 40-60 who took 10g of hydrolysed collagen daily for 2 months showed a 91% increase in skin hydration and resilience.

A Dermiscan study in Lyon France in 2008 showed in an age group of 35-55 year olds an increase in skin smoothness and hydration using the new Corneometer and Skin Image Analyser technologies. After 12 weeks of 10g of hydrolysed collagen daily, the participants had on average, 41% less furrowing, less wrinkles, greater skin hydration and better skin resilience. Skin resilience was measured by the C&Z Cutometer, which is objective and state of the art.

Other studies have shown exactly how the new collagen is rebuilt, not only in the skin but in bones and ligaments.

Hydrolyzed Collagen Protein – For Training

While Frog Fuel has many health benefits the main reason many of us will use Frog Fuel is for optimal performance when exercising. As Frog Fuel is a hydrolyzed collagen protein it is perfect to take before, during and after workouts thanks to the fast absorption rate. As collagen is a naturally occurring substance within the body there is nothing more suited to naturally boost lean muscle, decrease recovery time, rebuild damaged joint structures and improve cardiovascular performance.

Frog Fuel has 15g of hydrolyzed collagen protein in each protein shot (there are 10g in an Frog Fuel Ultra protein shot) and taken daily will only serve to improve any athletic performance you partake in.

Hopefully this has helped you understand a little bit more about hydrolyzed collagen protein and the benefits it has for your body. Frog Fuel does not only benefit your training but Frog Fuel will improve your lifestyle and wellbeing.