Joints can take a lot of strain when exercising. Whether you are a keen runner, cyclist or swimmer, overuse of certain joints can lead to pain and discomfort. But being over 40 and addicted to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), I know firsthand the discomfort of wear and tear on my joints. From submission holds to grip strength, I put my joints through some rigorous movement that can cause injuries and if ignored, will eventually lead to time off to recover.
While investigating supplements that I could take to help my joints, Liquid Health Supplements, coincidentally, asked me to trial their best selling Joint Care product. This daily LQ Liquid Health Joint Care supplement contains collagen and is designed to keep you supple and free from injury.
What is collagen? The word “collagen” derives from “kola,” the Greek word for glue. Skin care, digestion and stronger bones. It is the most copious protein that exists in your body. Collagen makes up about 30% of all protein in your body and is the main component of connective tissue. This tissue includes teeth, ligaments, skin, muscles, bones, tendons, and much more.
The body’s natural collagen production reduces as we age. Replenishing our supply through dietary means is difficult. For this reason, collagen supplements are essential. The LQ liquid shot contains Collagen, Ginger, Glucosamine & Chrondroitin + 5 Other Active Ingredients which all contribute to overall joint health.
A key building block of joint cartilage and connective tissue
Supports the body’s defence
and immune system
A key building block of
joint and connective tissue
An important component
Liquid supplements have faster absorption rates, higher optimisation rates and are more easily digestible, than other methods of taking supplements. This is called bioavailability. LQs high bioavailability means it’s easier to absorb and there is a greater benefit from each dose, compared with other supplement brands.
Sounds like it’ll taste disgusting, right? WRONG! It is a pleasure to knock back the 50ml bottle after breakfast in the morning. Every morning!
Has it worked? Well, yes. I no longer have aching hands from overexerting myself to maintain a grip on my opponent. I used to wake in the morning and was unable to grip my coffee mug after a tough session the night before. I haven’t been injured since I started knocking them back in morning and that includes two joint cracking events. One in competition and the other where my friend fell on my wrist rather awkwardly. Neither had me missing training to recover. I’ve been taking the supplement for three months and now I fear that if I were to stop taking them, I’d be back to aches and pains as well as suffering potential long-term damage. I’m not getting any younger so I’m definitely continuing to take them.
Available now at £24.99 from Boots stores and boot.com