How to choose a sports supplement

Do you know which supplement suits your needs?

04 October 2016
by The Clicks Team

They promise to do everything from boosting energy to aiding weight loss. Follow our guide to find the right supplement for you.

Beta-alanine

What it is: An amino acid

Best for: Endurance athletes who need a boost. It also helps to build lean muscle mass.  

Try: USN Amino-Lean Intra-Workout BCAA Stamina 

Creatine

What it is: A nitrogenous organic acid 

Best for: Athletes looking to build strength. Creatine improves the muscle’s ability to recover and produce energy. 

Try: GNC Pro-Performance Creatine Plus

Glutamine 

What it is: An amino acid 

Best for: Athletes exposed 
to high training loads, stress, or who are taking part in ultra endurance events. Glutamine is also a useful supplement for promoting good gut health.

Try: Clicks L-Glutamine 

Dietary nitrates

What it is: Natural chemical compounds 

Best for: Endurance athletes as well as those who struggle with high blood pressure (hypertension); there is evidence that dietary nitrates may aid in improving blood circulation. 

Try: USN Hyperdrive Concentrated Pre-workout

Protein powder

What it is: A dietary supplement. This contains a high percentage of protein derived from various food sources like eggs, soy, whey, casein, rice and milk.

Best for: Weight gain and muscle building. If you’re recovering from an injury, protein can help you heal faster. 

Try: GNC Pro-Performance 100% Whey Protein and Clicks Purified Protein

IMAGE CREDIT: 123rf.com