Fort Worth, TX, May 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For years, performance and recovery products have focused on whey protein as the core ingredient. But for Alexander Kunz and Jeff Byers – former Navy SEALs and founders of OP2 Laboratories – the secret to recovery is not in the whey but in the collagen.
“Collagen is the second most abundant thing in your body after water,” says Aaron Saari, Marketing Director of OP2 Labs. “It’s what your body naturally uses to heal almost every tissue in your body. Collagen not only helps you repair and build your muscles, but also strengthens and heals your connective tissues, like tendons.
To OP2 Laboratories, they maximize the power of collagen to develop a product that has many important benefits. Whether it’s helping an elite athlete improve their performance, accelerating healing from a knee injury, or ensuring a patient heals faster, the team at OP2 Laboratories are making an impact with their revolutionary products.
“We spent a lot of time and invested a lot of money,” says Alexander Kunz, Founder and CEO. “We worked with some of the most talented professionals in the country to develop this formula.”
Their rigorous methods have distinguished OP2 Labs as an industry leader, ranking among some of the largest companies in the world.
“We have been ranked among the top 10 global leaders in the enteral collagen industry,” says Kunz. “The other companies on this list are Nestlé, Abbot and Medline – so it’s really cool to see us listed alongside multi-billion dollar companies and being recognized as a global leader.”
OP2 Laboratories is the industry leader not only because of its belief in and investment in collagen products, but also because it understands better than anyone how to optimize protein to speed recovery and improve health.
“We did a lot of experimentation on amino acid ratios, a lot of studies, because most people think all proteins are equal, but that’s not the case,” Kunz says. “What a lot of people don’t realize is that a lot of these amino acids work with each other, so if you have the right ratio of certain amino acids, you can optimize the efficiency of the protein’s ability strengthen and heal your body, as well as increase performance.
Kunz and Byers were able to see the impact of their research and development firsthand. During visits to hospitals and medical facilities, they can see exactly how their products are making a difference in the lives of others.
“We’ll go to a medical facility where someone already has a liquid protein, and they think it works, but they also have a lot of cases of pressure sores or pressure injuries,” Kunz says. “So we’ll give them our product for free for comparison, and after about a month they’ll find out that our products do what others claim and ours cures the patient. It’s an amazing product.
Recent research has shown that their formula improves pressure injury healing over an 8-week trial. Which means OP2 Laboratories doesn’t just improve the performance of athletes, it improves the quality of life for everyone.
They have invested considerable research and resources in perfecting their formula, creating a compound of 22 essential and non-essential amino acids. This includes tryptophan, which reduces the risk of depression commonly associated with other collagen products because they lack certain essential and non-essential amino acids.
And because their Nano Hydrolyzed Collagen® is broken down into parts five times smaller than other proteins, their products can be digested and absorbed faster and more efficiently at the cellular level, leading to better recovery.
To OP2 Laboratories, they are committed to helping people heal and recover using their own natural, highly effective, medical grade collagen products. Although they have already become world leaders in the enteral collagen industry, they know that their mission is far from over.
“One of the things we believe in is that we always want to maintain a high quality product, so we are constantly researching the industry,” says Kunz. “But on top of that, we’re always looking for ways to really improve our product if we can.”
OP2 Laboratories was founded by Alexander Kunz and Jeff Byers. Their products include ProT Gold, which is used in many medical facilities internationally for anti-aging, daily nutrition and wound healing. They are also producers of frog fuelused by elite athletes around the world for optimal performance and recovery.
To learn more about OP2 Labs, visit www.op2labs.com.
Alexander Kunz and Jeff Byers