There are a lot of supplements out there, which can make it pretty tricky to fully understand all of them. The questions of what are they, when should you take them, what are their benefits, all come to mind. Then it becomes even more confusing when you are using multiple supplements. Do I take them together, separately, what? Well in this #basic guide to supplements we will go over that and figure it all out.
Your Guide to Sports nutrition supplements
Protein, pre-workout, BCAAs, oh my! If you’ve ever felt confused or even overwhelmed and just need a good starting point, this is the post for you. Read on, learn a thing or two, then get the benefits that come from incorporating supplements into your daily regimen.
As you might be aware, protein is one of the main macronutrients that you need to be consuming in your diet. The amount of protein you need to consume isn’t the same for everyone, as many people have different fitness goals, body types, activity levels, etc. But basically, an active woman should be consuming between .9 and 1g of protein per pound of bodyweight a day. Yeah, that’s a lot of protein. And often too much to consume only through whole foods. So protein supplements are super popular and super convenient… not to mention they are super delicious.
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When to Use It?
On training days, you should be taking your protein powder before and after your workout. Before your workout take it 30 minutes to an hour before exercising so that it can be fully digested. You should also add some fast acting carbs to your pre-workout meal. Then you should aim to drink your post-workout within an hour of returning home from the gym. Check out this post to know what to eat pre and post workout.
As far as non-training days go, go ahead and use it with a meal, or as a snack. It’s up to you!