We know that as we age, collagen production in our bodies naturally declines, leading to issues such as joint discomfort, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Of course, no one wants to deal with achy joints and stiffness; luckily, some lifestyle choices will help. Daily consumption of FLEXIBLE collagen has been scientifically proven to boost collagen production, resulting in improved joint and bone health [7,8].

This article explores and explains the various benefits of FLEXIBLE collagen and its potential to enhance mobility. Plus, we dive into the mobility-enhancing and pain-decreasing properties of the other three ingredients contained in LEMAlab's FLEXIBLE collagen: Glucosamine Sulphate, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and Bromelain.

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First, let's keep in mind that FLEXIBLE collagen contains hydrolysed bovine collagen from grass-fed pasture-raised animals; these have been continuously proven to offer the best bioavailability for humans, which means our bodies are able to use the proteins more efficiently. These amino acids are necessary for the synthesis of collagen and other proteins in human tissue.

Focusing on hydrolysed bovine collagen peptides, a clinical study found that subjects who supplemented their diet with this specific form of collagen experienced:

• A 22% improvement in overall joint functionality.
• A 32% reduction in joint discomfort.
• A remarkable 44% increase in flexibility [7].

FLEXIBLE collagen consumption has also been proven to have an impact on muscle recovery and soreness. A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled clinical study in the United Kingdom found that hydrolysed bovine collagen supplementation led to a 20% decrease in muscle soreness and a 20% faster recovery at all time after intense exercise [1].

Additionally, in-vivo studies have revealed that hydrolysed bovine collagen peptides contribute to the maintenance of bone health by helping to prevent bone density loss [4,5,6]. Healthy bones are crucial for overall mobility, and the role of FLEXIBLE collagen in promoting bone health complements its joint-enhancing properties.

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The exact mechanism by which collagen peptide supplementation enhances mobility and joint health is still a subject of ongoing research. Experiments suggest that specific bioactive collagen peptides appear to promote the production of collagen fibrils in cartilage and structural molecules called 'proteoglycans.' These molecules play a crucial role in retaining water in your tissues, ensuring hydration, and offering pressure resistance against compressional forces [2]. Enhancing these essential elements in articular cartilage may potentially contribute to the healing of micro-injuries and counteract the wear and tear of cartilage [8,12].

Furthermore, hydrolysed bovine collagen peptides have an anti-inflammatory potential, demonstrated by their ability to induce glycine-mediated inhibition of the release of inflammatory substances in preclinical experiments [12]. This anti-inflammatory effect could contribute to reduced joint pain intensity.
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Alongside collagen peptides, the supplementary components in FLEXIBLE collagen contribute to joint health and mobility. Glucosamine sulfate, known for its pain-relieving effects in conditions like knee osteoarthritis, has demonstrated the ability to slow down joint degeneration [9,10]. It confidently exerts 'anti-ageing' effects on the joints.

Moreover, MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) plays a substantial role in reducing inflammation in the body and preventing cartilage breakdown [3]. Research indicates that MSM supplementation is associated with reduced pain, stiffness, and swelling in joints, leading to an enhanced overall quality of life and increased mobility for individuals [11]. Regarding the remaining ingredient in FLEXIBLE collagen, bromelain, it is noteworthy for its documented overall anti-inflammatory potential. Derived from pineapple, this digestive enzyme accelerates the body's natural healing process and proves beneficial for addressing digestive issues.

Woman doing exercise outdoors


Thanks to its four carefully picked premium ingredients, FLEXIBLE collagen, with its collagen-boosting properties and positive impact on joint and bone health, offers promising benefits for improving mobility. While the exact mechanisms behind its efficacy are still being studied, the positive results from clinical studies reveal that FLEXIBLE collagen can be a valuable supplement for those looking to enhance their musculoskeletal health and overall mobility.

Incorporating FLEXIBLE collagen into your daily routine may result in reduced joint discomfort, increased flexibility, faster recovery after exercise, and improved overall joint functionality. Alongside its complementary ingredients—glucosamine sulfate, MSM and bromelain—FLEXIBLE collagen can play a pivotal role in supporting your journey towards better mobility and joint health. Make an informed decision based on the scientific evidence and take a step towards better mobility.

To learn more about the benefits of FLEXIBLE collagen, go to our articles FLEXIBILITY SUPPLEMENT BENEFITS and WHICH COLLAGEN TYPE SHOULD YOU TAKE?

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