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Fueling for a 100 Mile Running Race

Fueling for a 100 Mile Running Race

–Originally posted March 2013–   Fueling for a 100-mile running race through the mountains is not only an enormous feat athletically, it poses great obstacles nutritionally. Ultra runners typically race between 18 hours and 30+ hours in order to accomplish...
Free Form Amino Acids vs Complete Proteins

Free Form Amino Acids vs Complete Proteins

By Patricia B. Rosen, MD, MPH (originally published Oct 2010) I think we have all considered the fact that just plain glucose doesn’t quite cut it for endurance events. Early evidence shows that adding protein to your race fuel significantly increases the time to...
Why Every Athlete Needs Pre and Probiotics

Why Every Athlete Needs Pre and Probiotics

Endurance athletes require a vast amount of caloric intake in order to maintain optimal hydration and energy levels.  This alone puts a lot of stress in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. To complicate matters further, prolonged and intense training and racing may cause...
Beta Glucan Improves Performance & Recovery

Beta Glucan Improves Performance & Recovery

by Dr. Donald Cox “Run faster, jump higher, get stronger” is the mantra of many serious athletes focused on improving performance. In terms of supplementation, athletes have traditionally relied on products that build muscle, fuel endurance and aid recovery as an...
Dr. Tommy Puzey Weighs in on Gastronomical Eats

Dr. Tommy Puzey Weighs in on Gastronomical Eats

I get asked on a regular basis to outline my thoughts on nutrition. Here are a few gastronomical musings if you care to follow along… In my experience, diets are a lot like religions or political parties – people like the structure, the boundaries, and the clear...