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5 Underrated Supplements

November 05, 2020 3 min read

5 Underrated Supplements

Through the years, we’ve seen how our customers love and celebrate our best-selling products. However, VPA® has since grown rapidly with a range of high-quality protein and supplements that are reasonably priced and top in the market. There are plenty of other products that we believe our customers should know more about to achieve their best results and bigger gains from their supplementation.

See our top 5 most underrated supplements below: 


Beet 500


What is Beet 500? 

BEET 500 is a pure and natural beetroot powder and nitrate supplement. It is made from freeze-dried concentrated beetroot juice. Beetroots, beetroot juice, and beetroot powder are natural sources of nitrate, and nitrate is a sports performance enhancing compound. The evidence that beetroot improves sports performance is so strong that the Australian Institute of sport have classed it as a  Group A supplement, meaning that it works! 

What does beetroot powder do? 

Beetroot powder is a natural but potent source of nitrate. When consumed, our bodies convert nitrate into nitric oxide. Nitric oxide has many important roles within the body, butit’s benefit to sports performance comes from its ability to dilate and expand our blood vessels, allowing more blood to be delivered to our muscles. This increased blood flow carries more oxygen to our muscles, allowing you to work harder. Nitrate also reduces the energy cost of exercise and helps muscle contraction.  


Sports gels


When we exercise our body uses two sources of fuel to feed our muscles – fat and carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are used as the main fuel source – and are relied on more for high intensity exercise. We store carbohydrates as glycogen in the muscles. As we exercise, muscle glycogen levels begin to fall. If these stores are not replenished performance can be affected. Sports gels can also contain other ingredients like electrolytes such as sodium to replace minerals lost through sweat. Some also contain caffeine. 

Performance Gels

VPA® Performance Gels use two types of carbohydrates. They contain fast acting fructose to give you a quick acting energy boost. They also contain maltodextrin which is a slower acting energy source. Using two types of carbohydrates means that your muscles will get a steady stream of energy. 

 

 

Magnegel

Magnesium is critical for nerve and muscle function and is essential for maintaining bone health. A magnesium deficiency may result in muscle spasms, nerve twitches, cramping and fatigue. VPA® magnegel contains added magnesium to promote energy and recovery. Magnegel assists with maintaining adequate mineral concentrations during exercise to promote optimal performance. After exercise, Magnegel provides nutrients that positively affect energy production and recovery. 

 



Creatine


Creatine increases the rate at which energy can be produced and used within our body. Creatine helps you work harder and work longer by helping to replenish our energy systems. This increases peak power output, and this in turn has and this has several positive impacts on sports performance and body composition. 

Creatine benefits: 

  • Increases strength 
  • Builds muscle 
  • Increases endurance and reduces fatigue 
  • Improves recovery by reducing inflammation 

Know more about creatine.

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Citrulline Malate


Citrulline is considered a non-essential amino acid, which means that our bodies can naturally produce them on its own. However, increasing the levels of citrulline in our body by eating food containing citrulline or taking supplements poses a lot of benefits for health and athletic performance. 

Benefits: 

  • Helpimprove blood flow 
  • Improves muscular endurance and recovery by helping remove ammonia and painful lactic acid from muscles during exercise. 
  • It boosts your energy,endurance and strength. 

Know more about citrulline malate for athletes.

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Sleep products


As mentioned in our previous blog, sleep plays an essential role in our sports performance, physical health, as well as our emotional well-being. For athletes,training hard,eating well and especially getting enough sleep can help you get the best results. 

What is GABA powder? 

GABA powder is Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid in powdered form. GABA is a naturally occurring compound that acts as a neurotransmitter in our brains.  GABA is a nootropic or cognitive enhancer. The opposite of a stimulant, GABA acts as a depressive, but don’t let that scare you! What this means, is that GABA works to relax us and clear our minds, helping us to wind down.  

What are the benefits of GABA? 

GABA plays two main roles in the body.  

  • GABA is a relaxant – As a relaxant GABA may help to relieve conditions such as anxiety and can help you fall asleep. Studies have shown that people who use GABA fall asleep faster and have a more restful night sleep. 
  • GABA promotes the production of growth hormones – this can lead to increased muscle mass. 

Know more about GABA

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Kathleen Belleza

A wordsmith with a passion for health and wellness.

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