Active Nutrition Supplies
What is nutrition?
Nutrition has become more focused on the steps of biochemical sequences through which substances inside us and other living organisms are transformed from one form to another – metabolism and metabolic pathways. Nutrition also focuses on how diseases, conditions and problems can be prevented or lessened with a healthy diet.
Food is essential for our bodies to:
Develop, replace and repair cells and tissues;
Produce energy to keep warm, move and work;
Carry out chemical processes such as the digestion of food;
Protect against, resist and fight infection and recover from sickness.
The body cannot function properly if one or more nutrients are missing. Prevention is better than cure. Eating a variety of different foods will supply the nutrients that are essential for our bodies.
Protein is needed for your body to build and repair muscles.
Fat is an important source of energy used to fuel longer exercise and endurance activities.
Vitamins and minerals are not sources of energy, but they have many important functions in the body.
Supplements: Nutrition in a pill?
For some people, however, supplements may be a useful way to get nutrients they might otherwise be lacking.
Supplements aren’t intended to be a food substitute because they can’t replicate all of the nutrients and benefits of whole foods.
Dietary supplements may be appropriate if you:
Don’t eat well or consume less than 1,600 calories a day.
Are a vegan or a vegetarian who eats a limited variety of foods.
Don’t obtain two to three servings of fish a week.
Are a woman who experiences heavy bleeding during your menstrual period.
Have a medical condition that affects how your body absorbs or uses nutrients, such as chronic diarrhea, food allergies, food intolerance, or a disease of the liver, gallbladder, intestines or pancreas.
Have had surgery on your digestive tract and are not able to digest and absorb nutrients properly.
Numerous studies have shown the health benefits and effectiveness of supplementing missing nutrients in the diet. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study found reduced fractures in postmenopausal women who took calcium and vitamin D.
Scientifically researched supplements that could help you lose fat and build lean muscle mass.
Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)
Researchers at the University of Birmingham in the UK recently discovered that study participants who supplemented with BCAAs before and after exercise had a significant reduction in muscle soreness.
A group of Canadian researchers found that insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-I), which is known to produce anabolic effects in adults, was increased by more than 20% amongst creatine supplementing participants performing resistance-training exercises.
Protein Bars and Powders
Unfortunately few can schedule meals around workouts and that’s where protein supplements such as powders and nutrition bars come in handy.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) has omega fatty acids, also known as the “good fat.”
According to research conducted in Scotland, glutamine regulates glycogen within your body and has the ability to boost levels resulting in enhanced performance and muscle growth.
Start your day off with this supplement and be sure to take only the recommended amount.