Tag: beginner’s guide

  • 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

    What is L-Arginine? If you’re taking your first steps in sports nutrition, this name may ring a bell but, there’s a lot to find out. We’ve put together this beginner’s guide to Arginine to take you through everything you need to know so, let’s get started. Arginine AKA L-Arginine is a conditional amino acid meaning […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

    What are Amino Acids? Nutrition can be confusing but, it doesn’t have to be complicated. We’ve put together this beginner’s guide to amino acids to take you through everything you need to know so, let’s get started. Amino acids AKA muscle’s building blocks are compounds that combine to make proteins. If you’re serious about your […]

  • 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 […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Glutamine

    What is Glutamine and Where is it Found? If you’re just starting with sports nutrition, you’ve probably come across all sorts of new names. Spoiler alert: they’ll be part of your fitness vocabulary in no time. We’ve put together this beginner’s guide to glutamine to take you through everything you need to know so, let’s […]