Essential Protein and Vitamin Supplements for Athletes in Training
Learn about the best supplements for athletes!
March is National Athletic Training Month, and while you’re gearing up to get in shape, we’re taking inventory on all the supplements for athletes that can help you achieve your goals. Don’t worry, of course we’ll share them with you too! Keep reading to learn more.
Protein Supplements for Athletes
Protein is incredibly important for athletes. Actually all of us need protein in our diets, but athletes on average need about two to three times more protein than a non-athletic person. Protein is used to build and repair muscle as well as connective tissue, so it’s pretty crucial for strength training, weight lifting and an athletic lifestyle in general. Here are some of the best protein supplements for athletes out there:
Plant Based Protein – Get the convenience you need with this on-the-go shake from Vega.
Vitamin Supplements for Athletes
Multivitamins are important for everyone’s daily routine, but athletes especially need to pay close attention to the vitamins and minerals they are getting everyday. That’s where supplements for athletes really come in handy. You’ll just want to make sure you’re purchasing only high-quality supplements from a reputable dealer. Here are the most important vitamins and minerals that athletes should be focused on.
Vitamins B12 and B6
Vitamins A and D
Omega 3s and Fish Oils
Shop for these essential vitamins and minerals from trusted brands such as NOW Foods. Try NOW Sports’ Men’s Extreme Sports Multi by NOW Foods, or NOW Sports’ ZMA Sports Recovery capsules – also by NOW Foods.
You will also find other specialized blended supplements just for athletes from brands like Natural Stacks.
Additional Supplements for Athletes
Many supplements for athletes come specially blended for maximum support. You can find a blend for almost any area you want to focus on. Here are a few of our favorites for energy production, performance enhancement, and recovery.
Athletic Pure Pack from Pure Encapsulations
Klean Recovery by Klean Athlete
What supplements for athletes do you focus on when training? We’d love to hear about them! Tell us in the comments below!
About Theresa Groskopp, CN
Certified Nutritionist in Appleton, Wisconsin, Founder of Natural Healthy Concepts. Natural health and nutrition advocate. Enjoys gardening, biking, fitness, boating, animals (especially cats), and cooking. Theresa Groskopp