Food supplements are often seen as meal replacements to lose weight or products aimed at bulking up muscles. In reality, the food supplement helps maintain the balance between good health and the rationalization of drug consumption.
Food supplements provide a nutritional contribution beneficial to the health of sedentary people as well as athletes, particularly for their performance but also for their recovery and many other actions.
It is essential to find out about these food supplements before consuming them.
Counteract the bitterness of BCAAs
BCAAs are known to be very bitter. It is entirely possible to add stevia-type sucralose to make them softer. Without calories or glycemic impact, sucralose does not contain any sugar while it has considerable sweetening power.
Another option to counter the bitterness of BCAAs is to add Nutriaromas . These nutriaromas are flavors imagined by Nutrimuscle, which can be added to all our food supplements to give them more taste when taken. They are perfect to accompany your protein snacks without slowing down the speed of protein absorption.
Creatine before or after training?
In some people, taking creatine before training can cause mild hypoglycemia, due to several individual factors. This is often the case during dry periods because creatine has a negative effect on blood sugar levels, and more particularly when the athlete's carbohydrate level is low. It is therefore best to consume your creatine right after training.
Also, creatine requires a certain amount of time for assimilation and it is more advantageous to split the intake throughout the day rather than taking a daily dose all at once. These split intakes would allow you to benefit from maximum energy during training sessions and improve recovery.
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SOS, too much foam in the whey!
Nutrimuscle native whey contains no additives and causes foam in your shaker. To avoid this phenomenon, we recommend adding powdered oats or any other source of carbohydrates to your shake.
Several mixing techniques also help limit foam. We recommend adding your liquid to the shaker first, then adding the powder. Next, add a little of your liquid (the desired final amount), then rotate fairly quickly. With this technique, your whey should foam less.
When to take your capsules?
Consume your capsules throughout the day rather than in a single dose.
Take the example of magnesium ; The more magnesium you take, the lower the level of absorption. It is therefore necessary to split your intake throughout the day.
Also, certain food supplements are better assimilated by the body when consumed on an empty stomach. Others are more effective before or after training, during meals or in the evening. Spreading your food supplements out over the day allows you to take them at the most convenient time.
Consume your capsules all year round rather than as a treatment.
The mechanisms of assimilation and elimination are complex. Taking the example of magnesium again; The body stores magnesium poorly and the elimination of this mineral is constant. It is therefore necessary to ensure a continuous supply if we do not want to create a nutritional deficit. In this case, it is not recommended to consume magnesium in the form of a cure.
Add-ins in your recipes
Add-ins can easily be incorporated into recipes, whether savory or sweet. They are also incorporated into drinks such as milkshakes but also into coffee. This is a good solution to mask the taste ofcollagen by mixing it in your coffee or shaker.
Some recipe ideas with our food supplements:
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