If the building blocks of our joints, ligaments, and tendons is collagen, and collagen is formed by Lysine, Proline, and a reaction with Vitamin C (I know I may be oversimplifying things a bit), then would the supplementation of these three speed up the recovery process from joint injuries and sprains? There is not a lot of talk about supplementation of these three together, but you hear of supplementing with glucosamine and condroitin for your joints.
I tend to shy away from supplementation after switching to an evolutionary based, real food diet, and try to focus on eating the things I need to build and maintain my body. I make stocks and soups for the collagen and minerals, but would extra supplementation benefit the process?
For me specifically, it is an ankle sprain I am recovering from. I would like to run again as soon as possible. Thank you!