February 09, 2016
If you want to lose weight, there are a number of different supplements you can take to help you achieve that goal. One of them is CLA, which stands for conjugated linoleic acid, which is an omega-6 polyunsaturated essential fatty acid (EFA) that has been linked with fat loss. For instance, one study involved using 20 men and 40 women with body mass indexes (BMI) over 25.1 but under 34.9, putting them somewhere in the overweight or obese range. While some subjects were given CLA pills in doses of 1.7, 3.4, 5.1, or 6.8 grams per day, the remaining...
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June 25, 2015
With CrossFit becoming more popular with time, many fitness enthusiasts are searching for useful and effective ways to help them better recover from the intensity that this type of workout provides. One option for helping you achieve this goal is to use protein powder for a refreshing post-exercise drink that soothes your body as much as it does your thirst. What types of ingredients should this particular powder contain? Here are three: Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs): Branch chain amino acids in your recovery protein powder can help increase your energy once you’ve completed your workout. If you’ve...
February 13, 2015
Vegan athletes face some unique challenges when it comes to diet based on the complete elimination of animal-based food sources. While there are certainly some benefits to this way of eating, by avoiding an entire category of food, you run the risk of becoming deficient in some key nutrients that these foods typically supply, which can put your health and wellness at risk. This is even more critical for an athlete as your body needs specific vitamins and minerals in order to support your extremely active lifestyle. So, if you are a vegan athlete, these are some supplements you...