If the building blocks of our joints, ligaments, and tendons is collagen, and collagen is formed by Lysine, Proline, and a reaction with Vitamin C (I know I may be oversimplifying things a bit), then would the supplementation of these three speed up the recovery process from joint injuries and sprains? There is not a lot of talk about supplementation of these three together, but you hear of supplementing with glucosamine and condroitin for your joints.
I tend to shy away from supplementation after switching to an evolutionary based, real food diet, and try to focus on eating the things I need to build and maintain my body. I make stocks and soups for the collagen and minerals, but would extra supplementation benefit the process?
For me specifically, it is an ankle sprain I am recovering from. I would like to run again as soon as possible. Thank you!
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on February 05, 2011
at 04:39 AM
If you want the ingredients for building connective tissue than eat that.
Interesting info on the bone broth:
on December 20, 2011
at 06:56 AM
30 percent of americans have gingivitis. the cure is oral doses of vitamin C. with so many humans suffering from low grade scurvey this should serve as evidence that the RDA will prevent death due to scurvey but still not be optimal for normal life. 30 percent of adults also have atherosclerosis and nearly 100 percent of those have gingivitis. Are you starting to see a connection yet? i regrew a shoulder joint, made vericose veins disappear, then i went on paleo to rid myself of rheumatoid arthritis. now, im doing some investigation on age reversal to get back some lost years. im 55 and my skin is as smooth as a baby's ass. its just too bad i have silver hair and some hair recession, or maybe i can reverse that as well.
on February 05, 2011
at 05:00 AM
I think it might help, but most likely only if you are deficient in any of the areas to start with. Of course, if you are deficient in anything, then supplementing with that will probably help you be healthier, which will speed recovery.