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With all the exposure sport is having this month; you may be inspired to take your fitness routine to the next level. This may be a daunting task, especially with the vast amount of products available. You should now be clued up with all things protein shakes, thanks to our ‘Beginners Guide To Protein Shakes’), which makes vitamins for men the perfect next steps!
There are vast amounts of supplements available, which makes it even more difficult to know where to begin. Think of the reason why you want supplements first and base your product selection around that. Whether you’re looking to build muscle mass, increase your workout intensity or keep on top of your daily health: we have supplement advice for you!
Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) refer to three amino acids: Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. BCAAs make up 35% of lean muscle mass, which make them important in anyone’s diet, especially those who are training to build muscle mass. BCAAs help to promote muscle protein synthesis and increase muscle growth over time. Although they are present in many protein sources, such as meat, fish and eggs, you would have to consume large quantities to get the ideal dose.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is one of the most popular supplements within the industry. It has various health benefits with studies showing it helps combat asthma, high blood pressure and body composition. Research has shown that CLA is a great supplement to help lower body fat, with even greater results when combined with exercise. CLA is primarily found in dairy and red meat, however you would have to consume excessive quantities to get the optimum dose.
Derived from the Camellia Sinensis plant, more commonly known simply as ‘tea plant’, green tea is known for its powerful fat burner properties whilst being packed full with antioxidants. Green tea extract is ideal for anyone engaging in long term training as it contains caffeine so will give you that little added buzz.
Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid with many health benefits. Generally used to increase your health, Omega-3 can’t actually be synthesised by the human body, which makes it essential to consume via dietary sources. It has a variety of functions within the human body, including some of the most basic physiological processes, making it the perfect addition to aid in post-workout repair. Plus, it’s also known to improve your IQ!
Whilst you’re focusing on making your body look great through working out, it’s important not to forget what is inside. Multi-Vitamins are your one-stop-shop to reach your recommended daily allowance of essential vitamins. They usually tend to include vitamin C, E and A. They should be added to your diet if you’re looking to increase your vitamin intake.
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When I started improving my grooming routine, I was overwhelmed by the plethora of products to choose from. I quickly learnt that grooming doesn’t have to be complicated. My aim is to give you an understandable breakdown of skincare, haircare and general grooming.