Supplements containing Liquid BioCell™ may protect the connective tissue of the
musculoskeletal system and enhancing recovery from intense exercise, says
preliminary data from a proof-of-concept study.
Six weeks of intake for the collagen ingredient were associated with an attenuation of deleterious changes in
muscle tissue damage and inflammatory biomarkers including creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, and
C-reactive protein, according to findings published in the Proceedings of the Eleventh International Society of
Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Conference and Expo.
Liquid BioCell™ is described as a unique, patented liquid collagen matrix. The three main constituents,
collagen type II, chondroitin sulfate, and hyaluronic acid, are reduced to highly-bioavailable, very low molecular
weight forms through a hydrolysis process.
Extending its market-leading position as a key joint and skin health ingredient, this new clinical study in
recreationally active healthy subjects provides intriguing dataset suggesting that this patented,
research-backed dietary supplement has promising new applications in sports nutrition.
Healthy joints are essential for any sports related activity, from cardio to resistance training. Equally important
are the neighboring connective tissues surrounding the joints such as tendons and ligaments, which help
facilitate flexibility and movement while protecting against injury. Whether you are aiming for prevention or
trying to return to normal training after an injury, you need a consistent supply of connective tissue-specific
nutrients that provide the biochemical precursors and building blocks needed to promote optimal joint health.
Liquid BioCell™ has these molecular components which were found to impact key biochemical markers of
connective and skeletal muscle tissue damage and enhance stress resilience following intense resistance
exercise – without the potential undesirable side effects of pain medications.
Investigators from the Center for Applied Health Sciences (CAHS) recruited eight healthy, recreationally active
people with an average age of 29 to participate in their study. Volunteers were randomized to consume three
grams per day of the collagen or placebo for six weeks. All the participants underwent an upper body
muscle-damaging resistance exercise challenge on day 43, and a re-challenge three days later.
Results showed that the collagen supplements were associated with the attenuation in increases of creatine
kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, and C-reactive protein that were observed in the placebo group.
In addition, bench press repetitions decreased by 60% and 55% at days 43 and 46, respectively, in the
placebo group, but this only by 49% and 43%, respectively in the collagen group.
“The preliminary data of this proof-of-concept study suggests that daily intake of BCC for 6 weeks may
favorably impact key biochemical markers of connective and skeletal muscle tissue damage and enhance
stress resilience following intense resistance exercise,” wrote the researchers. “Supplementation was well
tolerated and did not adversely affect markers of health or side effect profiles.”
The company is planning additional trials to corroborate the findings, and they are in the protocol development
stage of a follow up larger study.
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