One of our best-loved products at Isagenix is our e+™ energy shots, packed full of plant-based caffeine from green tea and yerba mate. Caffeine is frequently used by elite athletes, and between 2004 and 2008 almost three [...]
Wondering whether creatine is right for you? You might consider reviewing its ever-lengthening list of benefits. It’s not just for building muscle and strength anymore. Creatine first grew in popularity among power and strength athletes, and for good reason.
If you’re a runner, drinking a protein shake after an exhaustive workout can help protect your bones, reduce your risk of a stress fracture, and help you train multiple times a day. Long, grueling bouts of exercise can be pretty tough on your skeleton.
Lately carbohydrates have been getting a bad rap in the athletic world, yet they are central to performance. The body even stores them in the liver and muscles as glycogen so they can constantly supply energy.
For endurance athletes, carbohydrate is the main fuel source and continues to be used by the best in the world for better performance. There’s little question that body’s carbohydrate stores are limited and become depleted towards the end of a long run.
Carbohydrates are key for runners, but can often be a source of gut problems. For this reason, AMPED™ Fuel was designed to be absorbed optimally and cause little to no gastrointestinal (GI) stress. A question we commonly get is, “How does AMPED Fuel actually work to help runners?” Now we’re breaking it down for you.
The last thing you want is to get an upset stomach during your run. Unfortunately, gastrointestinal distress is all too common among runners. It’s often caused by a variety of factors—physiological, mechanical, and nutritional—but you can do something about your GI problems.
If you’re a runner limiting your protein intake, you may be limiting your performance. A high-protein diet isn’t just for athletes who lift weights. The goal for the majority of runners is to improve running performance, whether by total distance or by time. During the recovery phase after a run, consuming the right nutrients is necessary for quicker recovery and performance gains.
Whether you run, bike, or swim, the number one performance factor you’re concerned with is avoiding fatigue. Entering a workout with excellent levels of energy, low levels of fatigue, and enhanced recovery is every endurance athlete’s dream. Good news: AMPED™ Power is designed to do exactly that.
Whether you are a seasoned runner or just starting out, the question of “what to eat” can be baffling. Depending on the intensity, frequency, and duration of exertion, the specific nutrition needed to properly fuel and aid in performance and recovery changes (1). The following answers will assist in helping you put sound nutrition practices into play. Remember—what you eat and drink can make or break your runs.*