Importance of Nutrient Intake in Reducing Inflammation and Aiding in Recovery

When it comes to decreasing inflammation and promoting optimal recovery, I witness that most individuals lean toward protein powders, branched-chain amino acid blends, and carbohydrate loading. The thing about branched-chain amino acid blends is that they are not a “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to dosing and reducing soreness (Bernadot, 2012, p.194). It is rare to … Continue reading Importance of Nutrient Intake in Reducing Inflammation and Aiding in Recovery

Importance of Nutrient Timing, Vitamins, and Minerals For Athletes

Nutrient intake is very important for athletes, especially when it comes to oxygen delivery. Iron is a key element in the process of oxygen delivery (Bernadot, 2012, p.181). Iron assists in capturing and transporting oxygen for use by cells, as well as removes by-products of metabolic processes (Bernadot, 2012, p.181). When we think of iron, … Continue reading Importance of Nutrient Timing, Vitamins, and Minerals For Athletes