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CALLING FOR COLLAGEN

COLLAGEN IS EVERYWHERE THESE DAYS, AND IT’S BEING INFUSED INTO EVERYTHING FROM MAKEUP TO PEANUT BUTTER TO HAIR PRODUCTS AND SHAKES. WHY IS IT SO POPULAR AMONG THE ATHLETIC CROWD, AND COULD IT REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR PERFORMANCE AND/OR PHYSIQUE? TURNS OUT THE HYPE IS GROUNDED, AND GETTING YOUR FAIR SHARE OF THIS IMPORTANT SOURCE OF PROTEIN COULD MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FAB AND FABULOUS.

COLLAGEN 101

Generally speaking, athletes get plenty of muscle-building protein from things like eggs, poultry, fish, beef, beans and tofu, and yes, your body can construct some collagen from the amino acids derived from these sources. But if you’re athletic, you probably need more, and about 20 to 30 percent of your

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