For more great information on the importance of vitamin D, consider this 4-year follow-up investigation from The Journal of Nutrition.
Many turn to whey powder to get their protein, but can whole food dairy protein build up muscle just as effectively?
A study taking a closer look at kidney function in adults may ease health concerns about protein and kidneys.
Does research support the claims that spirulina packs a punch of protein, antioxidants and other compounds that strengthen human health?
Researchers have observed a drop in fecundity, the probability of becoming pregnant in a menstrual cycle, among women with iodine deficiency.
There may be good reason to use supplements for vegan women: white vegan women close to menopause have a 55% greater risk for hip fracture.
If the thought of dinner tonight gives you a piercing headache, consider searing up some salmon to get some omega-3 for migraines.
Some mothers turn to bottled formulas to nourish their children. But added sugar in baby formula—like corn syrup—can lead to weight gain.
Turns out that even the color of sports drinks may enhance feelings of refreshment and revival, increasing exercise performance.
A study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that insect protein can be just as effective as milk protein for building muscle.
Food scientists have devised a way to produce a flavorless protein powder from pig’s blood, a byproduct of pork meat production.
Depending on the sport and level of competition, 40%–100% of athletes use sports supplements, such as creatine and certain stimulants.
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in America, but omega-3 fatty acids can help, according to a review on cardiovascular disease prevention.
A study published in The Journal of Nutrition found that adults with the highest levels of vitamin C had more skeletal muscle growth.
It’s possible that the benefits of multivitamins can be chalked up to the placebo effect, according to a study in BMJ Open.
If you’re working with clients who are pumping iron to build muscle, be sure they have plenty of protein on their plates.
More science is needed, but being deficient in vitamin D may make someone more likely to experience serious health complications if infected with COVID-19.
How much do you think about magnesium?
Chances are, you and your clients don’t give this marvelous mineral the credit it deserves. Name the bodily function, and chances are pretty good that magnesium is somehow involved. It plays a role in a diverse group of over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including a number of them specific to physical activity: protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, energy production, oxygen uptake and electrolyte balance. It’s also involved in blood glucose control, blood pressure regulation, structural bone development, normal heart rhythm and more (ODS 2019).
Caffeine is known to increase performance when taken before endurance activities, but more than 80% of studies have focused on men. A recent randomized, double-blind, crossover study out of Queensland, Australia, aimed to determine whether or not gender affects ergogenic responses to caffeine.
There’s another reason to make sure you’re getting enough of the sunshine vitamin: High levels of vitamin D in the blood are now linked with better fitness, according to research from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.