Collagen/Gelatin/vitamin C for tendon injury

Collagen/Gelatin/vitamin C for tendon injury

This is my go to recipe for some nutritional tendon rehab support, as used by Keith Baar's UC Davis team.

Bring a cup and a half of a fruit juice of your choice to a gentle boil. Meanwhile mix 80g (half cup) of gelatin and 80g hydrolyzed collagen powder into a cup of water.  Add the collagen/gelatin mix to the hot fruit juice and stir until it's all dissolved.

I usually then pour this into a flat tray, and cool in the fridge. Once solidified cut the jello  slab into 8-10 pieces.

Baar's lab showed that consuming one of the jello cubes 30-60 minutes before tendon specific exercises could enhance recovery from tendon and bone stress injury, and could improve tendon strength dramatically.

There are no known negative effects. Consider this for tendinopathies, plantar fasciitis and stress fracture management.

Let me know if you've tried this!