Collagen for Swimmers
Swimming is a great low-impact exercise for slimming down and toning muscles without putting undue stress on your joints. But being low-impact does not mean that swimming isn’t physically demanding; swimming requires trained breathing, stamina, and upper-body strength. Swimmers, therefore, have to pay attention to their overall health and well-being in order to stay in shape and keep swimming. Gym & Tonic collagen is a great tool for swimmers who want to fuel up for their swim and keep their body as healthy as they can.
Gym & Tonic is a high-protein collagen supplement that serves several purposes for swimmers. The protein in Gym & Tonic is great pre-workout prep that can replace less-natural or more-harmful forms of protein powder. Protein is key in getting your muscles through your swim. But Gym & Tonic also provides collagen which does even more for your muscles. After a workout, if your body doesn’t have the nutrients it needs, it actually pulls those nutrients from your muscles making the exercise ineffective. Luckily, our collagen powder contains 18 amino acids which feeds your body and stops them from drawing from your muscles. Amino acids also help heal and tone muscles so that you have a shorter recovery time between swims and you see results more quickly.
Gym & Tonic collagen also protects your hair, skin, and nails which can be damaged by swimming. The chlorine in swimming pools can dry out hair and skin, making skin flaky and hair lose its shine but collagen counteracts those effects. Collagen helps your skin and hair to retain moisture and to heal so that it can cope with frequent exposure to chlorine a bit easier. Your nails can also weaken from being wet so often but collagen strengthens your nails to protect them from breaking. Overall, collagen is there to make sure your frequent swims, which are so good for your body, don’t negatively affect your skin, hair, and nails.
Our suggestion is to mix a serving of Gym & Tonic either into your pre- or post-exercise drink of choice; it’s an easy way to get your protein and protect your body. And remember to rehydrate and rest after every workout on or off dry land.