As anyone who works out regularly knows, your body is an amazing machine that needs the right balance of exercise and nutrition to perform at its optimum.
You don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from achieving the right mix either.
As a busy professional (and Mum), I’m conscious about what my family eats. However, even with best endeavours, it’s not always possible to train and eat right – which is where nutrition supplements come in.
What supplement is right for me?
Generally speaking, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids and fibre are all considered to come under the supplement category. But which specific supplements should you be looking out for to complement your workout?
Some of the best for getting in shape, include:
• Fish Oil – the benefits of omega-3 fatty oils can help towards building lean muscle
• Vitamin D – helping keep bones strong, vital from the impact of running and training
• Whey protein – can help curb hunger while boosting protein intake for fast recovery post exercise
• BCAAs – research suggests that it can help prevent muscle tissue from being broken down, when combined with exercise
• Creatine – widely considered both safe and natural, creatine can increase physical performance
It’s important to emphasise, that supplements should be used exactly as that, and not as a substitute for a well-balanced diet.