Category Archives: Sports Nutrition

What You Need to Know About Creatine

Creatine is one of the most well-researched supplements proving its effectiveness in performance benefits, aiding in workout recovery, and helps with muscle building.

Creatine is a peptide molecule that the human body can use for energy.Muscles need fuel to work. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the primary source of energy for cells. ATP comes from a variety of sources, including sugars like glucose.

Some activities, like lifting weights, quickly use up ATP. Exhausted ATP becomes adenosine diphosphate (ADP). Since creatine is stored in the body as creatine phosphate, it can provide a phosphate group for the ADP, which quickly regenerates the ADP into emergency ATP.

Creatine is a good source of energy because it kicks in when your body needs it.

Creatine 100% pure Creapure® from Go Protein is the most effective ergogenic supplement currently available to athletes in terms of increasing high-intensity exercise capacity and lean body mass during training. It is one of the most important building stones in our muscles.

Creatine is a non-essential nitrogenous organic acid and it is also synthesised in the human body from L-arginine, glycine and L-methionine. Approximately 95 % of  the creatine pool in the body is located in skeletal muscle.

Creatine supplementation isn’t just beneficial for getting a few more reps under the bar. The latest research shows it can have a positive effect in a lot of places, including helping with Neurological diseases, diabetes, improving cognition, and more.

These health benefits are just the tip of the iceberg. Research on creatine  continues because it affects everything that goes on in your body. Creatine supplementation is safe, effective, making it worthwhile to take every day.

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Immufix Immune Support

Immufix, previously known as Breakthrough, was developed for Sir Ranulph Fiennes to boost his immune system and energy levels and was later used by Paula Radcliffe who called it her ‘key prop’ during her tremendously successful career.

Immufix is a powerful high-dose complete food supplement in powder form made with high concentrations of nutrients that help to maintain a healthy and strong immune system. It contains vitamins, minerals and supplements to ensure optimal function of the body and the immune system.

Today it is the basis of each one of the athletes and professional adventurer we look after. A must for anyone who is involved in sports and expeditions on a professional level.

If you want to discuss how to incorporate Immufix into your routine, our experts are always on hand to help. Email us at info@bewellexpeditionfoods.com or phone 0845 094 1700

Natalie Thomas and the Me-Mover Challenge

Natalie Thomas is a British elite triathlete participating in a unique new challenge. She is riding a Me-Mover FIT 1800 km across Europe to not only show how fun being fit and active can be, but to raise money for Diabetes UK and the Danish Diabetes Association. What is a Me-Mover you may be asking? It looks similar to a scooter, but is a more like a three wheeled bike that uses your stepping actions to propel it forward giving you an intense full body workout.

She is well on her way now, but started in Copenhagen, Denmark and is travelling through Northern Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, and will be finishing in Lausanne Switzerland. She is on her own, carrying her food and staying in hostels and B&B’s along the way.

As you can imagine, there isn’t a lot of space to store things on such a small bike! A huge benefit of our low weight, smaller sized packs is that you can fit more food in and get more energy to fuel you on your journey. Natalie has packed and is eating our freeze dried main meals at the end of her days so she can get more Kcals, carbs and more in while not sacrificing a lot of space in her packs on the Me-Mover.

To follow along on Natalie’s challenge or to donate follow along on her twitter account
@Natalie_Thomas_

For help with nutrition on your own adventure, contact us for a personalised nutrition plan.

Talisker Atlantic Challenge 2016

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The Talisker Atlantic Challenge 2016 will be taking place from the 15th of December with boats being single rowers, teams of two or four.

Rowers will row 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean in 40-90 days. No outside assistance is allowed, and each team must carry their own safety and medical equipment, cooking gas and all their food for the entire crossing.

Our great range of freeze dried meals are perfect to pack for this challenge as they are high energy and low weight. With some of our meals being 800-1000 calories, they are great for fuelling rowers in extreme challenges like this one. Choose from a range of meat and vegetation options, and don’t forget your breakfast!

Want help putting together your nutrition packs? Contact us today for expert advice. Find out more about the Talisker Atlantic Challenge here.

 

Aid Muscle Recovery with Post-exercise Drinks

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Often times people associate protein shakes or other sports drinks with wanting to build muscle mass and ‘bulk up’, but if you do any sort of high intensity training workouts a recovery drink is the key to replenishing your muscles and keeping you energised. Keeping on top of your post-exercise nutrition is important, especially if you are an endurance athlete or have intense training sessions, to help aid recovery of your muscles. If you don’t help your body properly recover this can lead to poor workouts, fatigue, lack of increased strength and muscle mass, and can effect how long your muscles will be sore.

The best way to aid recovery is to take in a mix of protein and carbohydrates, a 2:1 ratio of carbohydrate to protein being the best mix. Often times athletes find liquids to be a better way of doing this as it’s easily digested and absorbed more quickly than solid foods. The aim of these drinks is to help encourage protein synthesis and replenish glycogen stores that have been lost during exercise.

It’s important to note that recovery nutrition taken in the first half hour have the most effect, but will still help somewhat up to 2 hours. This is why drinks are often the preferred choice, as keeping food down after an intense workout isn’t always practical. Not to mention the drinks help you replenish the liquid lost during your workout to help rehydrate you at the same time.

We offer a range of great tasting recovery drinks and protein mixes to help your body recover. Our TRF 2:1 Recovery formula is an all-in-one energy and recovery drink intended for use during and after endurance performance and intensive training sessions.TRF 2:1 is a combination of carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals for long lasting energy, endurance, stamina and fast recovery. Complex mixed chain carbohydrates provide high and even levels of energy. Proteins are needed for muscle protection and repair. B-vitamins participate in amino acid metabolism and energy production and play many important roles in the body. Vitamin D acts directly on muscles to increase protein synthesis.