Collagen is super crucial if you want to fix your tendon pain ( be it Plantar fasciitis, achilles Tendinopathy, tennis or golfers elbow or patello-femoral pain) . Here is where to get collagen from both by making it at home or selecting the right foods, plus a few supplement suppliers
There are really only 4 natural places to get collagen from.
NUMBER 1: Bone broth:
Brewing up a bone broth also gives you “lots of collagen, calcium and phosphorous from the bones, but you also get, magnesium, glucosamine, chondroitin, amino acids, glycosaminoglycans, and proteoglycans” (Reference).
NUMBER 2:Organ meats
Highly prized among ancient hunters, we now ignore organ meat (heart, liver, kidneys). Why don’t we eat Nose Cartilage, Ear, Cartilage, Skin, Bone, Joint Material, Esophagus, Lung, and the ingestines?
I was going to say, you like me, probably have no idea how to cook any of those, but I do make a nice pork scratching!
NUMBER 3: Meat on the bone, or any whole things, like prawns and shrimps are good for collagen
NUMBER 4: Egg Membrane
There is a specific bit of an egg that is super good for collagen and you often throw it away!
Here is how to get it
Obviously these animal sources can be mushed up into powder or liquid and taken as a gym supplement. I personally supplement with this product and if you use my name you get 10% off (COUPON: ANDREWSTEMLER), but thats normally because my 1st training session is 7-8am in the morning and I cannot face a mouthful of soup that early
I also have a pack of collagen powder around that I got from Myprotein, although I get most of my protein from bone stock, prawns, pork scratching
There are no natural non-animal sources of collagen,
Collagen really is a meat thing, but, we have great scientists who can genetically modify stuff, so here is this
Personally, I wouldn’t touch it, but for the sake of completeness.
Do remember you need a slug of vitamin C so your body can use the collagen
If you need help fixing your tendon pain and you live in East London, lets see if we can hook up (its about £40 and hour) drop me and email firstname.lastname@example.org
I also run some inexpensive online courses for between £9.95-£27 to fix achilles, elbow tendinopathy and Plantar Fasciitis.
If you are a collagen supplier ( or know one), do send me your details (to email@example.com)
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