Collagen: How it can aid exercise recovery

According to Jo Sharp, in-house nutritionist at collagen brand Vital Proteins, professional and elite athletes take collagen supplements to maintain muscle and help their bodies recover from exercise. Jo has the lowdown on their benefits: Protects and strengthens your bones. Taking collagen on a daily basis will also help to strengthen your bones. "Collagen tends to target the most important parts of the body first. This includes bones and muscles followed by nails, hair and skin," the nutritionist explains. "As collagen is a whole food, it provides a framework for a lot of the fresh tissue in the body."