Whether you’re an athlete who is working out 24/7 to reach the top of your game, or you’re a weekend warrior trying to stay in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle, there is a drive and determination to be successful. Athletes put in tremendous amounts of time on the court, track, field, gym, or in the studio training and practicing to ensure they reach their goals.
During all this training, it’s easy for athletes to get lost in the sport and forgot about the main culprit of success, your health and body. As an athlete, your bodies crave and require exceptional nutrition. It’s vital for the body to receive what it needs to perform at its best and recover from workouts. One way to make certain you’re are receiving the right amount of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants is through supplementation. Many athletes lean on supplementation to help them perform their best.
Before that though, it’s important to understand the science behind supplements and why they are so beneficial for athletes.
Let’s start with the basics…
Why Are Nutrients So Important?
Nutrients are rich in a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and if you’ve ever wondered why you’ve been told your entire life to “eat your fruits and vegetables,” it’s primarily because of the breadth of antioxidants and other cofactors that exist in fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants are literally ANTI-oxidation and nature’s answer to oxidation is ANTIoxidants.
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