athletes

Supplements support older athletes

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 [...]

Supplements support older athletes 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

Whey/creatine combo builds muscle

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; [...]

Whey/creatine combo builds muscle 2015-09-09T13:52:18+00:00

MSM the answer for pain and injuries

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. [...]

MSM the answer for pain and injuries 2015-09-09T13:52:18+00:00

Creatine aids muscle rehabilitation

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 [...]

Creatine aids muscle rehabilitation 2015-09-09T13:52:23+00:00

Working out? Watch your nutrient levels

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 [...]

Working out? Watch your nutrient levels 2018-02-15T15:53:46+00:00

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