Beginner’s Guides – Diet & Nutrition

  • Collagen Supplements: Benefits & How to Use Them

      Collagen supplements come in different forms such as powders and capsules. In this quick guide, we’ll take a look at the most popular types of collagen including collagen coffee. What is Collagen? First things first. Essentially, collagen is what holds us together and it’s the main element that makes up for our connective tissue. […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to L-Carnitine

      Next on our amino acid deep dive is our beginner’s guide to L-Carnitine. We’ll go into a bit of detail on what L-Carnitine does as a nutrient and how taking it as a supplement can support an active lifestyle. We’ll also have a look at L-Carnitine dosage, benefits and side effects. What is L-Carnitine […]

  • Supplements to Help your Joints

      There’s a lot of focus on muscle care and maintenance and it’s easy to overlook our joints. It’s thanks to them that we can move at all in a stable way and it’s fundamental to keep them healthy. In this guide, we’ll focus on supplements to help your joints be at their best. Essentially, […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to HMB

      When HMB was first introduced, it quickly became the holy grail of sports supplements. With time, however, scientific research has shifted the conversation a bit. In this beginner’s guide to HMB, you’ll get the low-down on what HMB is, its benefits and potential side effects. What is HMB? Let’s start off with the basics. […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Fat Loss | Improving Body Composition

    Often, when someone is starting out in the gym or beginning a new training programme, their first port of call will be to reduce total body fat percentage, whilst maintaining or increasing a high level of lean muscle mass. Rather than being determined at reducing weight, the main aim here would be to improve overall […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Sports Nutrition

      So, you’re new to supplements, but you’ve seen others using them in the gym and are keen to obtain the same benefits as others. Where do you begin? We completely understand that the wide range of products on offer such as pre-workouts, post-workouts; whey protein, soya protein; vitamins and minerals can be very confusing. […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Arginine

    What is L-Arginine? If you’re taking your first steps in sports nutrition, this name may ring a bell but, there’s a lot to find out. We’ve put together this beginner’s guide to Arginine to take you through everything you need to know so, let’s get started. Arginine AKA L-Arginine is a conditional amino acid meaning […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Conjugated Linoleic Acid

    Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA as it is also known, is an Omega-6 fatty acid, found predominantly in vegetable oils but also from food sources like beef and dairy, in smaller amounts. As our diet’s have evolved through the years, the levels of CLA consumed from the food we eat has declined. CLA is primarily […]

  • Healthy Recipe Ideas for Students

    The day has come. Fresher’s Week is approaching, you’re packing your bags and heading to University. No longer can you rely on mum or dad for your meals, you have to make your own. Every day. I remember when I went to University, I immediately went online and bought a student cookbook off Amazon. The […]