Stay ahead of the game with collagen peptides

04, 2022
3 min

The soaring popularity of eSports shows no signs of abating, as more and more people venture into the world of competitive gaming. But, as is the case with all sporting endeavours – be they outdoors or armchair-based – nutrition plays a key role in success.

Professional eGamers, in particular, need to maintain mental focus in order to achieve a successful and sustained performance. However, they are also prone to repetitive strain injuries and must therefore seek dietary solutions that target the symptoms and pain. One proven nutritional strategy is supplementation with our specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP®) TENDOFORTE® and FORTIGEL®, as demonstrated by the results of a recent three-month observational study.

The four study participants are coaches at the digital training platform Gamers Academy, all of whom had strain-related injuries. Last year, after completing a thumb performance test, a validated health questionnaire, and a pain scale evaluation, they all began daily supplementation with collagen peptides in the form of 10g TENDOFORTE® and additional 10g FORTIGEL®.

After three months, the thumb performance test, questionnaire and pain scale were repeated, and all four participants reported positive outcomes – with two of them even declaring themselves completely pain free.

Timo Staegemann, a professional eSports athlete, took part in the study after suffering pain in both thumbs and his right wrist since 2019. He tried different physical therapies and medication to ease the symptoms, but without success. However, after just six weeks of daily supplementation with TENDOFORTE® and FORTIGEL®, he reported noticeable improvement. This became even more significant after three months, with his thumb performance test – which involves pressing different buttons and button combinations with increasing intensity – slashed from 5.3 seconds at the start, to 3.6 seconds.

"I am very happy with the result,” he says. “I still have some problems but I am going to continue to take TENDOFORTE® and FORTIGEL®, as I definitely feel a significant improvement.”

Patrick Kreichgauer also reported hugely successful results, after previously suffering pain in the upper chest area and unspecific back pain in the lower lumbar region, possibly as a result of sitting in the same position for long periods of time while gaming.

Physiotherapy failed to ease his symptoms, yet after just five weeks of supplementation with TENDOFORTE® and FORTIGEL®, Patrick noticed slight improvements and, after eight weeks, was completely pain-free in the upper chest area. His back pain was also less intense and by the end of the three-month study, his pain rating of 2.5  had dropped to 0.

"To be honest, I was very sceptical at the beginning,” he admits. “But after five weeks, I was pleasantly surprised and began to notice improvements. Now, I’m completely pain-free.”

If you are curious to learn more about these specific collagen peptides, for example with regards to their safety profile, suitable applications, the latest collagen-related science or exciting eSports product concepts, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of experts today!