Tip: Pick the Right Protein for the Job

Avoid the fakes and choose the best protein for your goals. Here’s a handy guide.

Just as an example, whey and sodium or calcium caseinate are very much different from micellar casein. You wouldn’t ideally use the whey or the sodium or calcium caseinate as bedtime, grow-muscle-while-I’m-sleeping proteins. Read more

Tip: Specialized Supplements for Hard-to-Burn Fat

No supplement will ignite the fat burning switch alone. You need to handle your business in the kitchen and gym first. But I’d be lying if I said supplements weren’t a key component when it comes to eliminating trouble spots. You need the training (flames) and a caloric deficit (fuel), but proper supplementation will serve as lighter fluid, accelerating fat loss. Read more

Sporting performance and food

The link between good health and good nutrition is well established. Interest in nutrition and its impact on sporting performance is now a science in itself.

Whether you are a competing athlete, a weekend sports player or a dedicated daily exerciser, the foundation to improved performance is a nutritionally adequate diet. Read more

Should I use creatine supplements?

Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid that helps supply energy to cells throughout the body, particularly muscle cells.

It occurs naturally in red meat and fish, it is made by the body, and it can also be obtained from supplements.

Supplements are used by athletes to improve their performance, by older adults to increase muscle mass, and to treat problems that result when a body cannot metabolize creatine fully. Read more