Twenty-five young athletes between 21-27 years completed a 12-week training intervention. Within 60 minutes after the training the athletes were either supplemented with 15 g of BODYBALANCE®, the bioactive collagen peptides in ShapeUp®, or a placebo. A full-body hypertrophy workout was completed three times per week and included four exercises using barbells.
Body composition and strength measurements as well as vastus lateralis biopsies were taken before and after the intervention.
Supplementation with BODYBALANCE® in combination with resistance training resulted in a significant increase in fat-free mass. No difference in fat mass was detected between the BODYBALANCE®– and the placebo-group. A slightly higher muscle strength level and an improved protein metabolism can be demonstrated in the BODYBALANCE® group. In the BODYBALANCE® group, 221 higher abundant proteins were identified, whereas only 44 proteins were of higher abundance in the placebo group. More proteins were upregulated in the BODYBALANCE® group most of which were associated with the protein metabolism of the contractile ﬁbers.
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