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6 Natural Supplements to Improve your Exercise Regime


Exercise is great for our general health and wellbeing, but it also takes a toll on our bodies. We have put together some recommendations for six 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.


2. Protein

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 Collagen Hydrolysate is an easily digestible source of protein which you can mix in with your smoothies, soups or meals too. 


3. Arginine

Arginine is an amino acid that helps improve your oxygen delivery to the brain, increase blood flow and stimulate muscle growth. You’ll find a good dose of it in our collagen and gelatin supplements.


4. Vitamin C

Post-exercise your immune system is needing renewal with nutrients. Your body is in repair mode and it’s common to feel fatigue. Pick it back up with a healthy dose of collagen and Vitamin C to avoid feeling unwell due to post-workout energy slump. Food sources for Vitamin C include oranges, broccoli, peppers and kiwi fruit.


5. Glutamine

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.


6. Magnesium

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.


Level up 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.


Written by Bruno Rossitt, Founding CEO Nutraviva, BEd(PhysEd)

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