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More fantastic flavours from USN!

Imagine if your wholesome post-workout whey protein shake tasted just like a crispy delicious wafer covered in creamy Nestlé chocolate. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, believe it, because USN has done it again with their latest flavour sensation. This home-grown global supplement brandnow offers its popular Hardcore Whey gH protein supplement in a tasty Tex flavour. Flavour ...

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SA Green Tea Extract Garners Global Recognition

A highly potent South African green tea extract has been voted among the world’s top new products at one of Europe’s most prestigious natural health trade shows. Produced in the foothills of the Drakensberg in Mpumalanga and developed by scientists and medical experts, polyphenol-rich Origine 8 was voted as one of the top three out of 330 new health products ...

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Can Caffeine Make You Run Faster?

Synonymous with the morning ‘pick-me-up’, caffeine was once a restricted substance for athletes – thought to cause dehydration. However, recent research shows a shot of caffeine might actually help you nail that race-time! Caffeine actually has various hidden endurance benefits – so much so that many of the world’s athletes include it as a vital part of their pre-race preparations. ...

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Research Supports Performance-Enhancing Benefits Of Beta-Alanine

In the supplement industry’s on-going quest to help (legally) enhance the performance of athletes, research continues to affirm the efficacy of beta (β)-alanine. This non-essential amino acid is the only naturally-occurring beta-amino acid andit serves as a building block of carnosine, a dipeptide that helps to buffer the effect of exercise metabolites that build-up during physical exertion and can limit ...

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5 Ways To Get More Protein

It can be a struggle to consume all the calories needed every day to fuel your intense workouts and aid muscle recovery to ultimately build a better body. It can be particularly exhausting eating every 2-3 hours to bump up your daily protein intake to recommended levels. However, by following this advice you can meet your nutritional requirements without compromising ...

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The Lowdown On Multivitamins

Multivitamin supplements have been part of the daily routine of active and health-conscious people around the world since the early 1940s, when they first became available. Multivitamins are now a popular dietary supplements, with the South African market clocking up double-digit growth in the category despite the economic downturn. Supplement Your Health We’re all motivated by different reasons to take ...

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Fight Disease, Live Longer With A Polyphenol-Rich Diet

Powerful plant-based compounds called polyphenols may protect against heart diseases, diabetes, cancers and help prolong life, according to extensive research. Polyphenols are found in green tea, fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, herbs, olive oil, omega 3 fats, dark chocolate and turmeric and are believed to be behind the incredible success of the Mediterranean diet, shown to promote longevity, good health and ...

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Optimise Your Ultra-Marathon Nutrition Strategy

Tips and products supplied by PriceCheck Thousands of runners are gearing up to take on the iconic Old Mutual Two Oceans 56km ultra marathon. A key element to competing in and completing an utra marathon, apart from the training, of course, is your race-day nutritional strategy. Food is, after all, the fuel that’ll power your body over the finish line. ...

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Plant-based Diets set to be a Mega-Trend in 2018

If you haven’t watched the Netflix documentary “What the Health”, there’s a big chance you’ve heard of it, advocating the benefits of a plant-based diet and eschewing all animal products. With a host of celebrities, nutritionists and millennials singing the holistic benefits, a plant-based lifestyle is set to be the mega trend of 2018. Market research group 1010 Data shows ...

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Healthy Padkos for the Holidays

Need some quick-energy mobile snacks? Don’t resort to junk food this festive season. With a little planning, you can enjoy tasty, nutrient-rich alternatives to keep your stomach satisfied and your mind alert on the roads. Ever noticed how a lunchbox that’s perfectly ordinary when packed for school or work takes on an exotic quality when it’s padkos for a road trip or ...

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