The Truth About Sports Nutrition

Shoppers may have questions about the safety of taking creatine. According to Medical News Today, creatine is “a nitrogenous organic acid produced by the liver that helps supply energy to cells all over the body—particularly in muscle cells. It is made out of three amino acids: l-arginine, glycine and l-methionine” (8).

The Truth About Sports Nutrition

Your customers now know which type of protein and how much protein they should invest in. Now, it is necessary to establish if the delivery method of said protein also makes a difference.

The Truth About Sports Nutrition

Now that customers are aware that the type of protein makes a difference, should they purchase 10 tubs of their favorite protein, and return for more in a week?

The Truth About Sports Nutrition

Shoppers may feel one protein is as good as another. But, according to Tim Marr, sales director at Nutrex Hawaii, Kailua-Kona, HI, “Studies have shown that not all proteins are equal.” 

The Truth About Sports Nutrition

Nearly every major media outlet has run pieces suggesting sports supplements are unsafe. Perhaps the most recent high-profile story was HBO’s May 20 airing of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, which characterized sports supplements as dangerous and unregulated. The messages are having an impact on consumers.

The Truth About Sports Nutrition

There are many safe, natural and nutritional products available to support everyone from daily joggers to weekend warriors to those that want to bulk up.Here's a rundown of a few common myths about sports nutrition, and the facts and research to disprove them.

June 2014: Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,
The March article, “Industry Trailblazers and the Fight for Health Freedom,” was interesting, but sad in that it fails to mention the health-freedom groups that fought to get DSHEA passed. Perhaps in later articles?

Scott Tips
Editor, Health Freedom News
President and Legal Counsel for
National Health Federation

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