by Garry van Dijk, CNP, EMP, ROHP
This product was created for joint pain associated with illness, sports injury or recreational activity, and for the rebuilding of damaged sinew. Sinew is a collective term for the connective tissues of the body and includes tendons which connect muscle to bone and ligaments which connect bone to bone. The philosophy behind the development of this product is best summed up by the acronym PREP, which stands for Prevention, Recovery, Energy and Performance. The ingredients in SinewGen strengthen and promote repair of bone, joints, ligaments and tendons; provide antioxidant support to the body; support the energy production in the muscle cells and the rest of the body tissues.
SinewGen is a blend of hydrolysed collagen, whole milk protein, protease, R-alpha lipoic acid, vitamin C, citrus bioflavonoids, beta carotene, minerals (calcium, magnesium, silicon, zinc, manganese, boron, copper, molybdenum, chromium, selenium, vanadium), B-vitamins (B1thiamine mononitrate, B2 riboflavin, B3 niacinamide, B5 calcium pantothenate, B6 pyrodixal-5-phosphate, B9 folic acid, B12 cyanocobalamin), biotin, choline bitartrate, inositol, vitamin D3, vitamin E and stevia. Hydrolysed collagen supplies the body with the amino acids glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. These amino acids along with vitamin C, silicon and manganese, zinc and copper are important in the formation of collagen in the body.
Collagen is essential for the creation of the bone matrix, the extracellular matrix for cartilage production, and for repair and strengthening of tendons and ligaments. While these amino acids can be made from other essential amino acids the rate limiting step for collagen synthesis is the availability of raw materials. Also included is a source of essential amino acids (whole milk protein) and protease enzymes to fully digest and absorb the hydrolysed collagen and whole milk protein. The minerals calcium, magnesium, molybdenum, boron, silicon and vitamin D3 play a large role in strengthening and repairing bone. Stronger bones mean better performance as well as fewer injuries.
SinewGen also provides a complete B-vitamin complex which is important in energy production and helpful for more active people, fitness enthusiasts, and athletes. Additionally, SinewGen gives antioxidant support to the body from vitamins E, D, and C, citrus bioflavonoids, R-alpha lipoic acid, selenium, zinc, manganese and copper. Antioxidant support to the tissues is important because while the body is active and during the production of ATP, FADH and NADH, many free radicals are produced. These free radicals are usually quenched (nullified) by several antioxidant systems in the body that require the above mentioned materials in order to function in an optimal fashion.
SinewGen contains green apple flavouring and is intended to be used as an additive to a morning or post-workout protein or “green” shake/smoothie. For best results, use this product with Alpha Science Lab’s greens supplements Ultimate GreensTM powder or Ultimate Greens ConcentrateTM capsules. For best results, it is suggested that SinewGen be taken twice daily.