Why is Nutrition Important for Sports Performance?

From world-class tennis players to amateur runners, athletes of all levels know the importance of maintaining a healthy body.  

One of the best ways to impact your performance in sport is by focusing on what goes into your body – in other words, sports nutrition. But what role does collagen play in this? Let’s take a look… 

Why Good Nutrition & Hydration are Key to Performance

The world of sports nutrition can seem complex, although it’s simply a way of understanding the foods, drinks and supplements you put in your body, which all go towards helping or hindering your sports performance. 

The old adage ‘you are what you eat’ certainly rings true when it comes to sport and athletic performance. Everything you consume will contribute towards your overall strength, energy, performance and recovery. 

This means that eating a healthy diet bursting with nutrient-rich foods and enough water for optimum hydration will provide you with everything you need to perform to your potential. Equally, if you live off saturated fat, sugar and alcohol, your diet will soon catch up with you. 

A good diet will be able to enhance your ability to train, perform and recover. In short, pay attention to what goes into your body. 

Which Sports Nutrition Supplements Should I Take?

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Walk into any health food shop and you’ll be greeted by shelves of supplements, all ready to help your sports performance in one way or another. 

But when it comes to which supplements you should take, the answer is down to your individual needs. 

For example, taking a good protein supplement could help you to enhance your post-workout recovery, while hydration supplements will help to balance fluid loss if you train or play sport regularly. Meanwhile, vitamin and mineral supplements can help to provide you with essential nutrients that may be missing from your diet. 

Supplements for Healthy Joints

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When it comes to healthy joints, one protein that plays a prominent role is collagen. Collagen is created naturally in the body, and makes up structures such as your bones, skin, tendons, cartilage and joints.  

Unfortunately, we begin to lose collagen as we start to age, and it also becomes harder for us to produce as much of it. This can result in the common issues experienced by active people as they age.  

While you can attempt to reduce the loss of collagen by eating collagen-rich animal products like fish, meat, eggs and bone broths, you may also want to try joint and bone supplements. 

For example, TRR Nutrition PRO Advanced Collagen is a superb collagen-based formulation for athletes – developed in partnership and used by tennis superstar Andy Murray and a host of other professional sportspeople.  

This product was designed for athletes by top sports nutritionists and sports health specialists, including former team doctor for Chelsea FC, Dr Eva Carneiro, and includes copper and vitamin C, which help support the normal function of joints and bones. 

Collagen supplements are increasingly popular in sports nutrition because they allow athletes to be able to intake a higher level of collagen with ease. For example, our PRO Advanced Collagen Liquid provides athletes with 10,000mg of hydrolysed marine collagen in a single 50ml shot. Note that the process of hydrolysis breaks down collagen peptides to make the nutrient easier to absorb.  

Alongside a high concentration of collagen, each shot also contains active ingredients such as turmeric, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid and ginger, as well as copper and vitamin C, which are proven to be beneficial to joint health. 

Getting all these active ingredients in one easy-to-consume shot takes the hassle out of weaving more collagen into your diet.  

Whatever your current supplement stack, age or athletic level, TRR Nutrition is ready to help you nail your sports nutrition needs and meet your sporting goals. 

Discover more about the importance of collagen for athletes here: 

Why is Collagen So Important for Athletes?


Why is Collagen So Important for Athletes?

Explore the benefits of collagen for athletes with TRR Nutrition.

2021-10-04 08:41:41By trrnutrition



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