Caffeine is one of the most popular ergogenic aids in the world, but it has the potential to reduce sleep quality and recovery time, resulting in lower physical and cognitive function. So how do athletes strike the best balance?
We still need to learn more about how to use vitamin D to improve sports performance but it does seem clear that obtaining sufficient vitamin D can only help improve an athlete’s bone structure, immune system, and potentially muscle health.
Energy availability in athletes is a growing area of focus for sports nutritionists. But how important is the concept of inadequate energy intake for both health and performance?
The use of cannabidiol in sporting circles is only likely to increase. It is an exciting area but it does require more studies to be conducted, and given the risks and red flags associated with CBD products for professional athletes, it is a product many experts suggest staying away from.
Caffeine for sports performance – is it worth the hype? It seems almost all athletes may potentially benefit from caffeine supplementation, with aerobic sports benefiting most.
From powder-based proteins and creatine, to gel- and gummy-based caffeine and carbohydrates, performance supplements are sold to professional athletes and weekend warriors alike. But what exactly are the advantages and risks?
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