Effect of Collagen Protein vs Placebo on Muscle Recovery

Effect of Collagen Protein vs Placebo on Muscle Recovery

This study aims to find out how taking collagen protein compared to a placebo affects muscle and tendon recovery after doing calf muscle exercises.

The study will take approximately 1-2 weeks and there will be 5 visits total.

During each of the visits (except for visit 1), you will complete several exercise tests, have calf and Achilles tendon measurements taken, and have your mechanical tissue and Achilles tendon properties assessed. Visit 2 includes testing procedure (identical to visits 3, 4, and 5) before and after the standardized exercise routine.

You will also consume a daily dose of two 30-g amount of collagen peptides derived from bovine hid or placebo (30 g of pure maltodextrin with no amino acids) mixed in 300 ml of liquid. If you are in the control group, you will consume no supplements.

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Males between the ages of 18-30 years old
  • Determined to be healthy by PAR-Q+ and the HHQ

Exclusion Qualifications:

You may not participate in this research opportunity if any of the following applies to you:
  • Untrained (no resistance training in the past 3 months)
  • Any response of “yes” on the PAR-Q+; exclusion criteria noted on the HHQ
  • Allergy to bovine collagen or maltodextrin

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UCF IRB#: STUDY00006857 ID
PI: Katie Vasenina
Recruitment End Date:
November 1, 2024
Education Complex
12494 University Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
Time Commitment:
Number of visits: 5
Type: $15-$30 in Amazon Gift Cards
Point of Contact:
Katie Vasenina
Faculty Advisors:
David Fukuda
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