On this call, kinesiologist Dr. Katie Carpenter breaks down many of the misconceptions that deter women from the use of sports products, including confusion about bloating and gaining too much muscle.
Good nutrition is important for everybody, but it plays a unique role in supporting women’s health. Unfortunately, many women are at risk of falling short on key nutrients for protecting long-term health, especially nutrients that support strong bones and a healthy heart.
Athletes have used creatine as an extra competitive edge for over two decades. But new research suggests creatine’s benefits reach far beyond athletic performance. Currently, this vital substrate for cellular energy is being investigated for its beneficial effects on the brain, aging, and even bones (1).
One of the hard facts of aging is that with every decade of life starting around age 30, muscle mass begins to decrease. If not remedied with good nutrition and regular exercise, this loss of both muscle mass and muscle function may eventually lead to frailty. However, a new study has revealed that vitamin D3 can assist aging women in fighting to retain muscle.
It’s a common myth that creatine is strictly for bodybuilders. In fact, creatine has benefits for every athlete, including women. Because of the beefed-up stereotypes surrounding creatine, women often miss out on benefits of enhanced training and improved recovery. It’s possible that creatine may have extra benefits for women, especially for those who have avoided creatine supplements in the past.
Vitamin D supplementation has been rising in popularity because of its well-established role for supporting stronger bones, a healthy immune system, and heart health (1-3). Recently, researchers from the London School of Medicine have also found [...]
Multivitamin use is associated with heart-protective benefits, a new study reports. Women who take multivitamins may be doing good for their hearts in the long run, a large study from Sweden suggests. The study’s [...]
When at high risk of gallstones, balanced meals and safe weight loss is key. Gallstones are estimated to affect 1 in 10 people in North America. Those who are obese have a higher likelihood [...]