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NUTRIENT EDUCATION

ANTIOXIDANTS

What are they? How can they help me? We all need antioxidants to help recover quickly from exercise, and to help keep our immune systems fully charged and prepared to fight other daily stressors. Antioxidants include a variety of vitamins,…

B VITAMINS

What are they? How can they help me? B vitamins regulate metabolic reactions to help release the energy in foods. B vitamins include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, biotin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. B vitamins function mainly as…

BETA-ALANINE

What is it? How can it help me? Beta-alanine, a naturally-occurring amino acid, makes a compound in your body called carnosine, which controls the buildup of acid in your muscles caused by intense or prolonged exercise. Because acid buildup is…

BRANCHED-CHAIN AMINO ACIDS

What are they? How can they help me? Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) help decrease exercise-induced muscle damage, increase muscle recovery, and regulate protein synthesis. They may also reduce fatigue. This means being able to train at a higher intensity for…