Sports Supplements Articles

A supplement is any product that delivers nutrients to the body in addition to those supplied by food. A balanced diet is sufficient for most people, but many athletes take supplements to improve their training results and athletic performance. Popular safe supplements include multivitamins to correct nutritional deficiencies and products containing protein, creatine or glutamine to increase muscle strength and size and to enhance performance. Learn about safe and effective supplements by following advice from today's top experts and nutritionists.

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Essential Protein Shake Ingredients to Build Muscle

Protein is absolutely essential for athletes, especially if their goal is to increase size and strength. Reason being, protein is made of amino acid...

Add Lean Muscle With The Two-Hour Protein Rule

Consuming protein after training is a proven method for increasing muscle size and strength, as it provides muscles with the amino acids they need t...

Athletic Performance Properties of Coconut Oil

In the past, coconut oil has been dismissed due to its saturated fat content. However, it's gaining a new reputation as a way to prevent both heart ...

Pro Cyclist Craig Lewis Uses PowerBar High Intensity to Fuel His Mountain Rides

In September, we detailed PowerBar's High Intensity Sustained Release Beta Alanine supplement , which was promoted during Interbike's Outdoor Demo in ...

Which Supplements Are Safe?

Many people assume all supplements are safe, but that is simply not true. Companies are constantly coming up with new, proprietary formulas that th...

How Much Protein Do Athletes Need?

Protein provides amino acids to the muscles, which they need to rebuild, recover and gain size and strength. Experts recommend consuming between .8 ...

The Lowdown on Supplements

Jose Antonio, CEO of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, defines a supplement as "any vitamin, mineral, herb or amino acid that is used to ...

Iron Needs for Athletes

While pumping iron is critical for improving athletic performance, a lack of the nutrient iron can be detrimental to performance. No wonder Popeye the...

Reduce the Burn With PowerBar's High Intensity Supplement

PowerBar's mission is based on a passion for sports, health and fitness, and a commitment to helping athletes reach their goals "by providing conven...

Protein and Your Diet

A critical misconception is the belief that you need a protein supplement to meet your daily nutritional requirements. Some athletes are drinking ...

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