Repairing Soft Tissue Injuries the Natural Way
Tendons connect muscle to bone and are comprised of bands of tissue. Ligaments connect bone to bone. Although tendons and ligaments are designed to withstand tension, when they are torn or injured, healing may be slow due to their limited capacity for self-repair.
Tendons contain approximately 85% of collagen type 1. Collagen provides structure and strength to tendons and is the body’s most abundant protein. It’s what gives connective tissue its elasticity and provides the form and function of our skin and bones.
Diet alone does not provide us with ample amounts of collagen to keep up with the demands the body needs. In addition, collagen levels diminish as we age. Supplementing with collagen can help reduce inflammation caused by soft tissue injury and help speed healing and recovery.
Over 90% of the body’s collagen is either Type 1 or 3. Joints also are comprised of collagen in large amounts, about 70% of joint’s cartilage, helping to maintain its integrity and strength. As age decreases collagen levels, our bodies become more susceptible to soft tissue injuries and degenerative joint disorders.
Collagen supplementation has shown to help athletes with joint pain as well as helping the elderly manage osteoarthritis.
While collagen provides strength and support to tendons and ligaments, mucopolysaccharides are the glue that hold them together and allows for the flexibility of movement. Mucopolysaccharides are made by your body intrinsically and have various functions—from immune system support to gut health to lubricating our joints. After puberty, however, our body stops producing mucopolysaccharides, and we must rely on food sources to obtain an adequate amount.
Foods high in mucopolysaccharides include slimy, mucousy foods and plants—aloe, slippery elm, oysters, oatmeal, okra and various fruits.
Mucopolysaccharides also serve as the joint’s shock absorber and lubricant. It is also speculated that mucopolysaccharides increase collagen protein synthesis.
Vitamin C helps your body to make collagen, so it is considered a co-factor to collagen protein synthesis. Because vitamin C is water soluble, it’s difficult for your body to store. It’s important to ensure you’re getting daily doses of vitamin C. It is helpful if you have a soft tissue injury, that you eat foods that are high in vitamin C, such as leafy green vegetables and fruits.
Diet, however, is not enough. Our food and soil are not as nutrient dense as it once was—foods high in vitamin C may not contain adequate amounts to assist with collagen synthesis, particularly when repair is needed. In addition, chronic stress, environmental toxins, illness and other factors deplete vitamin C levels.
A proprietary combination of collagen type 1, mucopolysaccharides and vitamin C at a specific clinical dose has demonstrated an ability to repair tissue. Its mechanism of action involves blocking inflammation while stimulating the production of cells that promote healing. Improved recovery has been demonstrated in studies involving participants with plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff tendons, tennis elbow and Achilles tendonitis after three months of supplementation.
Our Acute Injury is a unique proprietary complex formulated especially for tendon structure health and recovery. This advanced supplement contains Mucopolysaccharides, Type I collagen and Vitamin C which contribute to the normal formation of connective tissue such as tendons and ligaments. The ingredient’s efficacy and safety are supported by several scientific and clinical studies with positive outcomes on physical function, mobility, vitality and mental health.
Acute Injury utilizes the latest research from Europe to deliver to your body the building blocks for healthy tendons. 5 scientific studies support its efficacy and safety. A study published in 2009 showed that ingredients in our Acute Injury produced noticeable and measurable results in a variety of parameters among those receiving the capsules compared to control groups. - This well-researched formula can help promote over 4,000 tendons in your body.