As a wrestler in high school, I always used a whey protein concentrate to promote muscle recovery and growth after workouts.
Fast forward to college — I quit wrestling and took up bodybuilding but still stuck with a whey protein concentrate after my workouts.
It wasn’t until my sophomore year in college that I first learned about a different form of protein called collagen while conducting research for a class.
At the time — hopefully this doesn’t age me! — the research on collagen and its purported benefits was minimal or of poor quality. But today, plenty of high quality research supports collagen’s benefits.
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