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#CollagenTalk, EP 1 – Anja van Geel, Sports Dietician talking about collagen for athletes

Diet and nutrition have become a vital part of the daily lives and schedules of today’s professional athletes. We spoke with sports dietician Anja van Geel about the introduction of collagen peptides in the diets of professional athletes at Olympic Training Center Papendal, the Netherlands leading elite sports training center. Anja shares her experiences and advice on the use of collagen.     [interview transcript] Sara: Hello everybody, my name is Dr. Sara De Pelsmaeker and I work as Global Business Development Manager at Rousselot. I am today with Anja van Geel from the Papendal Center to talk about nutrition for athletes. Good morning Anja, can you shortly introduce yourself?   Anja: Of, course, I'll introduce myself first. My name is Anja van Geel and I'm a sports dietician. I work...

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BULLETPROOF COFFEE WITH A COLLAGEN KICK!

Looking for an early-morning energy boost? This coconut oil coffee* recipe has everything you need for a breakfast drink: it’s delicious and packed with health benefits. With coconut oil and Peptan collagen peptides, this low-carb, keto-friendly coffee is sure to keep you feeling energetic and alert. How to make it To make this treat, simply blend all the ingredients together for 5 seconds and enjoy it warm! 5 to 10g of coconut oil 10 to 20g of Peptan collagen peptides ½ a teaspoon of stevia 1 mug’s worth of coffee and water   Benefits This simple mug of coffee offers powerful health benefits. Coconut oil provides fatty acids, like medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). Peptan provides a range of health benefits, from exercise recovery to skin beauty. In a published study, Peptan...

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LEARN THE PEPTAN ORANGE JUICE RECIPE USED TO FUEL OLYMPIC ATHLETES

How can a creative restaurant chef help elite athletes improve their performance? In this blog post, Head Chef Erik te Velthuis of Topsport Restaurant at Dutch National Sports Centre Papendal shares a recipe. For young athletes, nutrition plays an important part in sports recovery and performance. To train, compete, and recover at the highest level, they need to consume the right macro-nutrients, micronutrients and fluids in the right amounts to ensure that their bodies get the energy they need for activity and growth. This is why it’s important for young athletes who are eager to raise their performance levels exactly what, when, and how to eat and drink before, during, and after physical activity.1 Chef on a mission The importance of nutrition is well-known to Erik te Velthuis, Head Chef...

Rémi Blanchard joins as Peptan ambassador

“I have been taking Peptan collagen peptides for the past nine months, they have been a game-changing shift in my lifestyle, helping me to recover faster in my intense training schedule” - Rémi Blanchard   With Peptan, bringing a world of health benefits   Rousselot is proud to announce its partnership with Rémi Blanchard, a French personal trainer and sports nutritionist as Peptan ambassador. Rémi will help to bring Peptan's mission— "A world of health benefits" to the public by sharing his experience and expertise on how to stay active and healthy by balancing exercises and nutrition.   “I used to compete in different martial arts tournaments as well as in strength and conditioning and I really loved that. I find beauty in physical exercise and truly believe in a holistic...

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Hockey star Bjorn Kellerman extends partnership with Rousselot

Dutch field hockey star Bjorn Kellerman has extended his partnership with Rousselot until December 2021.  The partnership, which began in January 2019, highlights how Peptan collagen peptides can benefit top elite athletes like Kellerman, a World Championship and European Title winner.   Accelerated recovery Kellerman is enthusiastic about the boost Peptan has given him:  ‘An important part of my daily routine is Peptan collagen peptides. I use Peptan every day and since I started with it, two years ago, it has been very important in boosting my performance and recovery after games. With my intensive training program I must keep my body in good condition.’   ‘I give my joints a hard time’ Kellerman also uses Peptan IIm, as it helps his ‘joints to be better protected and to remain healthy’....

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Dutch Olympic and Paralympic athletes continue to rely on collagen

Elite sports centre Papendal extends partnership with Peptan through to 2021 games Professional athletes hoping to represent the Netherlands at the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, will continue to rely on Peptan® collagen peptides as a vital part of their sports nutrition programme. Peptan producer Rousselot and Dutch National Sports Centre Papendal teamed up in 2019 and have agreed to extend their partnership through to next year’s Games.   Collagen and collagen peptides are quickly gaining ground in sports nutrition – both professional and recreational – because of their science-backed health benefits. These include the protection of joints and cartilage, the strengthening of bones, and faster recovery after exercise, which opens the door to a heavier training load and better performance. Especially athletes engaging in...

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Peptan Runners: Hooked on running | Paula Rossi

Paula Rossi, Accounting Assistant at Rousselot Brazil   Challenging myself As soon as I heard about the Peptan Runners program, I wanted to get involved. Before that, I had only ever walked; I’d never done anything like serious running training. So the thought of challenging myself, as well as improving my health and fitness, seemed like a no-brainer.   On the street at night Now, I’m hooked! I run 2-3 times a week, either alone on the street or at the gym. I like running on the street at night the best, but I’m excited by the thought of beach running, too, even though I haven’t’ tried it yet! My favorite race so far was the Night Run in Campinas: I loved the environment and atmosphere, and you could...

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Peptan Runners: Running is a fun way to socialize with colleagues | Ademir

Ademir Jacometo de Oliveira, Project Engineer at Rousselot Brazil   Boosting my routine with running “I already spend a lot of time cycling and swimming, but I wanted to add another physical activity to my routine. Running seemed like the perfect option, as it would help me build more muscle and increase my cardiopulmonary resistance – exactly what I wanted to develop. Plus, it seemed like a fun way to socialize with colleagues!   A remarkable running moment Running is now a key part of my life. In total, I run alone three times a week and in a group once every 15 days. I’ve learned a lot from the training sessions organized by the Peptan Runners team and the expertise they offer during races. I really enjoy the...

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Peptan Runners: Running has made me feel happier and more energized | Peterson Godoi

Peterson Godoi, Sales Supervisor at Rousselot Brazil:   Reaching my health and fitness goals “After a tough period of exams, I thought it was the right time to change my diet and start getting more physically active. When I was invited to join the Peptan Runners team, it felt like a turning point for my health and fitness. Much happier Since joining the team, I’ve become more disciplined in how I train, as well as getting much fitter and healthier. As a lot of studies1 show, running can have a huge positive impact on your life, and I’ve noticed this in my own! I feel much happier and have more energy to tackle the hectic routine of sales. I’ve also been able to change my eating habits. I can...

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Peptan Runners: Running gives me the feeling of freedom | Dyane

DYANE PARENTE, ACCOUNTING ANALYST AT ROUSSELOT BRAZIL: What running means to me I love running. Running is my therapy. When I get out there, I can turn everything else off. It gives me the feeling of freedom. It made me leave my comfort zone, meet new people, and collect medals. All in all, running has made me a better person, both physically and mentally.   Overcoming limits As I’ve started running more, now two or three times a week with friends, I have realized that I can go further, overcome my limits, and become a better and healthier person each and every day. Running helps me to relax as well as improving my focus and concentration.   Unforgettable running memories My best running experience, without question, was the Bertioga Maresias Ultra-Marathon...