Have you ever gone into a sports or nutrition store and seen all the supplements and products on the shelves designed to help you train and compete?
Do you ever get overwhelmed when you try to figure out what they are all for and what they would do for you?
Have you ever asked for assistance and given a different recommendation depending on who you ask?
Ever wonder if you actually needed or should use any of the products? As you are shopping for the best supplement, you may wonder if there is one supplement, one best product for you, that will do it all.
This blog will answer those questions, and many more as you explore and understand the world of nutritional supplements, those 'Over The Counter Sports Nutrition' protein bars, gels, drinks, and powders, and how they might apply to you.
This blog will be a quick reference to the many aspects of those nutritional supplements and how they can be effectively integrated and utilized to optimize your results.
Whether you are looking for a snack, something for performance, a meal replacement, or for weight loss, your choice will depend on the ingredients and how they best suit your needs, your likes, and dislikes.
That supplement or snack will also depend on you as a person as much as the ingredients. We are all different and unique, as are our individual sports nutrition requirements. Are you diabetic, do you have high blood pressure, are you on a particular medication, are you overweight or underweight? Are you a picture of health? As we build this blog, we will identify sources and references for nutrition for the healthy and the physically challenged.
As you can see, many factors need to be understood before you walk into that Sport or Nutrition store and pick your perfect nutrition snack.
So, where do we begin?
Regardless of our constraints, likes, and dislikes or the benefits of a particular supplement, the Nutrition Label helps us make informed decisions about our food choices. The Nutrition label has evolved into a trusted and necessary foundation of our lives.
So this is where we will start our OTC Sports Nutrition journey.
Next week we will begin by looking at the nutrition label. We will look at its format, contents, and how important that label is to you and your decisions with the Over The Counter Sports Nutrition products you look for and your everyday choices regarding everything you eat.
Please continue to read this blog and join me as we explore together the world of 'Over The Counter Sports Nutrition.'