Kick the Cold: Nutrition for Exercise-Induced Immune Depression

If you think the only focus of sports nutrition is to improve performance, think again. Keeping athletes healthy and able to compete is priority numero uno (no one cares how well you perform if you’re stuck on the sidelines), and when training gets tough, adequate nutrition becomes even more important. For normal, healthy individuals, regular … Continue reading Kick the Cold: Nutrition for Exercise-Induced Immune Depression

Magnesium: a Micronutrient with a Macro Impact on Performance

If you’re a client, you may be tired of me talking about magnesium intake and performance. If not, strap in, because I just found some fresh ears (or eyes, in this case) and someone looking to kill time at work while Facebook is blocked: you. Or you’re at home thinking these intros are weak and … Continue reading Magnesium: a Micronutrient with a Macro Impact on Performance

Caffeine Gene: The Effect of Caffeine on Endurance Performance by Genotype

Your genes may determine if caffeine makes you better, worse, or doesn’t affect you. The potential of caffeine to enhance performance of athletes in endurance-based sports is huge: average improvement with caffeine vs. placebo is about 3% and some studies have reported improvements up to 17% (Ganio et al, 2009). A 3% improvement in running … Continue reading Caffeine Gene: The Effect of Caffeine on Endurance Performance by Genotype