Whether you’re a professional competitive athlete, work out 2-3 times a week at home, or somewhere in between, you’ve probably noticed just how much your diet can affect your performance. Just as eating junk foods and consuming sugary drinks inhibit your ability to train optimally, opting for nutrient-dense superfoods and drinking plenty of water can boost your stamina.
However, you may be noticing that it’s difficult to get the nutrients you need to perform your best from your current diet alone. In this case, you may want to try incorporating supplements into your daily routine.
While no supplements should be used to “counteract” an unhealthy diet, they are valuable in adding extra proteins, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants.
Here are some common types of supplements used to improve athletic performance.
Any workout will require activity from your muscles, and the harder the exercise, the more time those activated muscles will need to recover. Adding a protein supplement to your diet immediately following your workout is essential during this recovery period, as it provides the amino acids necessary to repair the muscle fibers that were torn. It is during this reparation process that strength is built and muscles grow larger.
Not only do your muscles need to recover after exercise, but your joints need some attention as well! Taking supplements that promote joint health with essential ingredients such as MSM, collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid not only helps with flexibility but will keep your joints strong and prevent ligament pain that can occur after a strenuous workout.
During a workout, your heart and lungs are working much harder to regulate your vitals. Supplements like Silica are created to enhance the strength of your blood vessels, connective tissue, joint cartilage, and more to keep these organs pumping smoothly.
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