Andy Murray health: Tennis champ on the best supplement to boost performance

Andy Murray, 32, tearfully announced at January’s Australian Open in January that the tournament may mark the end of his time at the top. Speaking to the, the two-time Wimbledon revealed he had battled a hip injury since his twenties. The tennis champ has since come back fighting however, following a hip resurfacing operation. Part of his intensive sporting regime involves taking a certain supplement.

I wanted to leave no stone unturned

Andy Murray

he Wimbledon star explained: “After my hip operation, to get back to the highest level of fitness, I knew I would have to train incredibly hard and push my body.

“I wanted to leave no stone unturned.

“At the beginning of 2018 my nutritionist approached Nutraformis and asked them to develop a pro-athlete liquid collagen supplement with a combination of active nutrients specifically formulated for me.

“I was already taking their liquid collagen joint care supplement, but my nutritionist felt I needed an advanced product that would help to support my joints, bone health and immune system.”

The specifically formulated supplement is called TRR advanced collagen.

Advanced collagen is a daily 50 ml shot formulated with key active ingredients such as collagen, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, ginger, copper and vitamin C. It contains 10000 milligrams of marine collagen peptides and the product is specifically formulated for sports men and women who are looking to support their training regimes with a high quality and effective nutritional supplement.

It is optimised for runners, a cyclists, triathletes, swimmers or any sporting pursuit that requires hard training.

Dr Carneiro, a British sports medicine specialist who worked on the specifically formulated supplement, explained the health benefits of taking collagen supplements.

Emerging research shows that to meet the unique demands of elite fitness, additional supplementation is required, said Dr Carneiro.

As Dr Carneiro explained: “We’re constantly looking to push boundaries. Historically the medical community concentrated on the cells themselves, the muscle fibre and the cartilage cell.

“Recently however, there’s much more interest in what we call the extracellular matrix. This is basically a scaffolding that surrounds these cells.

“In the muscle cell, for example, the scaffolding holds the integral structure of the muscle and allows the muscle, the myofibril and the cell to contract and exert the power and distribute what is required for that maximum contraction.

“In doing this, the structural extracellular matrix can actually incur some damage and we have very good evidence of this in electron microscope and in vitro studies where this matrix actually becomes destroyed and the body very cleverly then repairs itself.

“We think that this is essential in recovering.

“Collagen, the protein, becomes degraded in that process and actually the body can actually repair it.

“We now know excitingly that we can supplement this collagen.

“We start depleting [as we get older] the collagen we produce and we now know that supplementing a version of degraded collagen orally gets absorbed in the gutt and then actually transferred to those areas of the body that need it.”

As Dr Carneiro explained, it has not been possible to modify what happens in the joints before. Collagen supplements potentially provide a major boon to the recovery process and performance.

Murray takes the supplementation as part of a holistic approach that focuses on diet and overall healthy lifestyle.

When does the tennis champ take it?

“I take it once in the morning before breakfast,” he said.

Find out about more Andy’s Murray’s injury and return to form here. 

TRR Nutrition PRO Advanced Collagen Daily Liquid Supplement costs £38.99 (box of 10 x 50ml bottles) and is available to purchase from

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