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Supplements support older athletes

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

If you’re an older adult exercising regularly, you’re on the right path for maintaining your health and independence as you age. However, older, active adults may need to support their bodies with extra nutrients. Researchers from Purdue University have determined that older athletes should ensure adequate carbohydrate intake to promote glucose storage (for energy) and [...]

Whey/creatine combo builds muscle

By | May 30th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Looking to make gains in the gym before swimsuit season? Researchers at Victoria University in Australia report that supplementation with whey protein isolate and creatine produced significant muscle fibre growth increases that also led to increases in strength. For the study, 33 experienced body-builders were sorted into four groups: one took creatine with a carbohydrate; [...]

MSM the answer for pain and injuries

By | May 30th, 2015|HNU Archive|

The dietary supplement methyl-sulfonyl-methane (MSM) is a type of sulfur required for the formation of healthy tissues, tendons, ligaments and muscles. MSM helps fluids pass through the cell membrane more easily, which reduces inflammation and helps relieve pain. In addition, harmful substances such as toxins and lactic acid are more easily expelled from the cell. [...]

Creatine aids muscle rehabilitation

By | May 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Creatine has been the subject of over 400 research studies in the past decade, focusing primarily on muscle performance and size in athletes and in individuals with neuromuscular diseases. A new study suggests that creatine may also have a use in muscle rehabilitation and recovery. Twenty young male and female university students volunteered to have [...]

Working out? Watch your nutrient levels

By | May 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

Athletes often hear that fluids, carbohydrates and potassium are important to help recovery after vigorous exercise. But what about other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants? Researchers at the University of Aberdeen Medical School in the UK reviewed studies on the role of micronutrients such as iron, calcium, and vitamins C and E in energy metabolism and [...]