Exercise is great for our general health and wellbeing, but it also takes a toll on our bodies. If only there were some magic dust you could sprinkle to make yourself recover faster. We may not have any magic cures, but we do have some recommendations of 6 natural supplements you can use to improve your exercise regime.
1. B Vitamins
There are 8 different B vitamins that each have uniquely positive effects on our health. What all the B vitamins have in common is their ability to improve your energy levels. They’re also heavily depleted during exercise as the process for building muscle burns through them. A healthy dose of B vitamins should help you to stay alert and energised before, during and after exercise.
Protein is a popular post-workout supplement and can be taken in the form of shakes, bars and protein-rich meals like chicken. It helps to repair tissues and reduce muscle soreness, two very common post-workout side effects. NutraViva’s Beef Collagen is an easily digestible source of protein which you can mix in with your smoothies, soups or meals too. (Check out this chocolate collagen protein smoothie recipe)
4. Vitamin C
Post-exercise your immune system is lagging. Your body is in repair mode and it’s common to feel fatigue. Pick it back up with a healthy dose of Vitamin C to avoid getting sick in your post-workout energy slump. Food sources include oranges, broccoli, peppers and kiwi fruit.
This is one of the many glutamic acids that make up the profile of our collagen and gelatin supplements. It’s a great choice after a workout as it can help boost your metabolism and reduce muscle soreness.
Ever taken an Epsom salt bath to relax your tight muscles? That’s because Epsom salts are a form of magnesium – a well-known natural relaxant. If you want a dietary dose of this essential mineral, try nuts and seeds, avocados or bananas.
Hack your workout with NutraViva
Being fit is partly about working out, but mostly it’s about fuelling your body with healthy nutrients. NutraViva’s range of broths, collagen and gelatin products are designed to help you find a simple, easy to use health boost. They’re full of the amino acids, protein and minerals that your body needs to function at its best. Have questions about our products or brand? Send us a message online and we’ll be happy to chat.