Beginner’s Guides – Diet & Nutrition

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Sports Nutrition

      So, you’re new to supplements, but you’ve seen others using them in the gym and are keen to obtain the same benefits as others. Where do you begin? We completely understand that the wide range of products on offer such as pre-workouts, post-workouts; whey protein, soya protein; vitamins and minerals can be very confusing. […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Citrulline Malate

    Citrulline is one of the most popular inclusions in pre-workout drinks, like ELEVATE™, often combined with supplements like Arginine and Beta Alanine. The primary dietary source of Citrulline is Watermelon; in fact, the name is derived from the Latin for Watermelon, Citrullus. However, dietary intake of Citrulline is practically insignificant, hence why supplementation can be […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Arginine

    Arginine is a pre-cursor to Nitric Oxide production, making it a popular ingredient in a lot of pre-workout supplements, including our very own Complete Pre-Workout™, and Pro Series™ ELEVATE™. But what actually is Arginine, and why is it so widely used? What is Arginine? Arginine is a conditionally essential amino acid and one of its […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Conjugated Linoleic Acid

    Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA as it is also known, is an Omega-6 fatty acid, found predominantly in vegetable oils but also from food sources like beef and dairy, in smaller amounts. As our diet’s have evolved through the years, the levels of CLA consumed from the food we eat has declined. CLA is primarily […]

  • Healthy Recipe Ideas for Students

    The day has come. Fresher’s Week is approaching, you’re packing your bags and heading to University. No longer can you rely on mum or dad for your meals, you have to make your own. Every day. I remember when I went to University, I immediately went online and bought a student cookbook off Amazon. The […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Nutrient Timing

    It is often seen as a controversial topic of conversation to suggest eating nutrients at one specific time has a “better” effect than at another. All in all, the total daily diet will largely determine how successful you recover and grow. However that doesn’t mean to say that nutrient timing doesn’t have its place in […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Beta Alanine

    Beta-alanine, classified as a non-essential amino acid, is the beta form of the amino acid alanine. It’s currently a popular choice amongst athletes and gym goers who are looking for a competitive edge – to help them make the most of their training, due to its capacity as a lactic acid buffer, helping you train […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Amino Acids

    Often referred to as the building blocks of muscle, (muscle-building protein to be exact) amino acids, and more specifically BCAA, have become staples for anyone serious about getting results in the gym or in their chosen sport. Approximately 20% of the human body is made up of protein. It plays a major role in all […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Building Muscle

      When we join the gym for the first time, our primary goal is often to build muscle; the kind of muscle you see in the movies – broad shoulders, thick traps, solid pecs, quads-of-the-gods and not forgetting…guns of fury! Building muscle can be an uphill battle but there are a number of simple steps […]