Supplements for Women
Multi- vitamins can be used to plaster up any nutritional gaps in your daily diet. When on a fitness journey vitamin deficiencies can occur and it is important to replenish your body properly, so that you can function more efficiently. A reduction on any of the vitamins can lower the function of your immune system and this makes you more susceptible to illness. Click here for more information about vitamins.
Intense training regimes can reduce the supply of iron in your body; this can lead to fatigue and a weakened immune system. For this reason when combined with the menstrual cycle it is vital that you replace your iron stores. The reduction in iron can lead to decreased production of red blood cells, anaemia and a state of constant fatigue. Click here for more information about minerals.
Calcium helps with the development and strength of bones which is beneficial when performing weight bearing exercises. Bone health is very important and studies have shown that an adequate calcium intake can reduce symptoms associated with PMS. Click here for more information about minerals.
Fish oils are high in Omega 3-s and this compound helps to maintain a healthy heart, brain and immune system. They also reduce inflammation, keep joints healthy and improve flexibility. Having an increase in flexibility can improve range of motion at the joints, this helps you to improve your performance when training and with injury prevention. Click here for more information about essential fatty acids.
Whey protein should be high on the agenda when either aiming to lose weight or gain muscle mass. It can be difficult for some women to tone up and gain muscle, whey protein is a quick and convenient method of getting more protein into your body. The shakes can be used in between meals, or before and after exercise. Click here for more information about protein.
BCAAs increase the rate of protein synthesis and improve the muscle cell’s capacity to store protein. They are absorbed quicker than other amino acids because they by-pass the liver and go straight to the muscle tissue. BCAAs reduce fatigue levels when training, muscle soreness and aid recovery and muscle building goals. Click here for more information about amino acids.
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