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  • The Magic of Medicinal Mushrooms - How to choose the right one for your health

    The magic of medicinal mushrooms and how to choose the right one for your health

    Medicinal mushrooms are making waves in the health and wellbeing scene. Whilst we are only just realising their amazing health benefits, all of them have a long history in traditional medicine. Each mushroom has numerous chemically active components that carry medicinal benefits, many of which are supported by science.

    To help you choose the best mushroom to support your health, and without going into the full extent of each mushroom’s magic, here is a summary:

     

    Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
    Chaga is a type of fungus that grows wild in places like Siberia, northern Canada, Alaska, and some northern areas of the United States. In nature they appear lumpy with an exterior that looks similar to burnt charcoal.

    • Helpful Properties: Antioxidant, immune stimulation, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and improves physical endurance.
    • Conditions it may help: Low immunity (caution with auto-immune conditions), viral infections, inflammatory conditions, easily fatigued when exercise and training.

     

    Cordyceps (Cordyceps miltaris)
    This mushroom is revered for its potent anti-aging, health-promoting properties. Cordyceps fungus is sometimes called the caterpillar fungus.

    • Helpful Properties: Increase immune function, improve athletic performance, support healthy sexual function, blood sugar regulation, cardiovascular health supportive and anti-oxidant.
    • Conditions it may help: Premature or aging quickly, inflammatory conditions, exercise and associated fatigue or muscle weakness, low libido and blood sugar imbalances.

     

    Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus)
    Is native to North America, Europe and Asia. In nature they look like white little scruffs, like that of a Lion’s mane.

    • Helpful properties: Brain enhancing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune stimulating properties.
    • Conditions it may help: Poor memory and cognition, neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s and inflammatory conditions.

     

    Maitake (Grifola frondosa)
    Maitake mushrooms are a type of edible fungi that are native to China but are also grown in Japan and North America. Unique, frilly appearance, a delicate texture and an earthy flavour that works well in many different dishes.

    • Helpful Properties: Blood sugar balancing, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, immune boosting and fertility supportive.
    • Conditions it may help: Diabetes and insulin resistance, high cholesterol, low and poor immune system, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and fertility issues associated and high blood pressure.

     

    Reishi (Ganoderma lucium)
    Traditionally nicknamed as “mushroom or immortality” because of claims of enhancing longevity. When grown it appears as a large dark mushroom with a glossy exterior and woody texture.

    • Helpful properties: Immune system modulation, immune stimulant, anti-inflammatory, liver protective, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, cardiovascular tonic, hormone balancing and blood sugar support.
    • Conditions it may help: Immune conditions (rhinitis, asthma cough, glandular fever, colds and flus and respiratory infections), liver conditions, fatigue, high cholesterol, stress and blood sugar imbalances.

     

    Shiitake (Lentinus edodes)
    Shiitake mushrooms have been a popular food source in Asia. They’re the second most popular and the third most widely cultivated edible mushroom in the world.

    • Helpful Properties: Rich in B vitamins, cardiovascular disease supportive, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and hypolipidaemic (fat-reducing) effects
    • Conditions it may help: Obesity, low gut immunity (prone to gastro), high cholesterol, infections such as gingivitis, low energy.

     

    Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)
    Named for the colourful palette of stripes, it looks like the feathers on a turkey. Turkey tail mushrooms have been brewed for thousands of years by the Chinese as medicinal teas.

    • Helpful Properties: Immune modulation, anti-viral and prebiotic.
    • Conditions it may help: cold and flu, viral infections such as HPV, digestive health and supporting beneficial bacterial.

     

    Feel free to ask one of our qualified staff members to help you pick your perfect magic mushroom. We stock two wonderful ranges from Superfeast and Teexilir, both of which are delicious and easily enjoyed in smoothies, hot drinks, coffee and soups.

    CLICK HERE to explore our range of mushrooms!

    By Rachel Larsson
    Naturopath & Nutritionist

  • PREPD Hydration

    We love new products with the latest science : for all athletes – and all people whose exercise or training lasts more than 1 hour.

    · Increases hydration

    · The longer the sport goes on, the better the effect

    · Absorbs water from lower gut, not just the small intestine

    · HASTA approved – is ASADA accepted for all athletes up to Olympic standard

    · Details below

     

    A major issue is always HYDRATION - the longer a game goes, the harder it is to rehydrate.

    Arising from clinical research at Flinders and Yale Universities, a new resistant starch which encourages water to be absorbed from the large intestine, rather than just the small intestine, has been found – and can reabsorb up to 5 litres of water and electrolytes. This improves your rehydration by up to 35%!

    THE SCIENCE. There are many types of resistant starch found in foods, but they breakdown in the small intestine; so this is where the water is reabsorbed. Only this starch gets to the large intestine so that athletes are absorbing additional fluid to replace what they are losing through sweat.

    Imagine how that will help, - that is why several AFL teams are now using PREPD – the average player runs about 14Km per game. And it is HASTA approved – so ALL sports people can use this without fear of any drug testing.

    The product does not cause bloating or constipation.

    While carb-loading has been a popular approach for athletes to meet energy requirements in endurance sports, and should be continued; until now there has been no equivalent for hydration. After all, the human body can’t store water in reserve. However, using the unique resistant starch in PREPD, we can prime the body to be able to boost hydration and increase fluid absorption.

     

    The PREPD two-step system has been specifically developed to boost the body’s hydration effectiveness before, during and after intense exertion.

    01 PRIME: PREPD Prime is a pre-workout hydration enhancer consumed 6-18 hours before training and competition.

    PRIME is designed to deliver an optimal dose of our unique resistant starch to prepare the gut to be able to use its full hydration potential. This helps you start better hydrated and absorb fluid more effectively when you need to perform.

    02 RECOVER: PREPD Recover is a post-workout rehydration enhancer consumed immediately after training and competition.

    RECOVER is hypotonic (low in sugar) and has an optimal blend of electrolytes to rapidly replenish fluids and salts. In addition, added resistant starch provides a rehydration boost in the 24 hours following exertion.

    Boost the impact of any sports drink and make water work harder with PREPD.

  • Bec's recipes of the month

    Anti-Inflammatory Hummus
    Ingredients
    1 ½ cup cooked chickpeas
    ½ cup Hemple hemp hearts
    2 tbs oil of your choosing (Melrose Olive oil or Hemple Hemp oil is best)
    1 – 2 garlic cloves
    Juice of ½ lemon
    1 tps Tahini
    1 tps of Bio-Grape Turmeric powder
    1 tbs roasted sesame seeds
    Method:
    Combine all ingredients in food processor until smooth. Drizzle extra oil and top with sesame seeds.

    Hot Chocolate with Medical Mushrooms
    Ingredients
    2tbs Powerfoods  or Loving Earth Cacao powder
    2 tsp Teelexirs mushroom of choice
    2 tsp Loving earth Lucuma powder
    2 tsp Maca powder
    2 tbs maple syrup
    2 tsp coconut oil
    500 ml Almond Mylk
    Desired sweeter
    Method
    Warm mylk on low temperature on stove top. Mix in powders and wish until frothy. Alternatively pour mix into nutrabullet and blend for 5-10 seconds to achieve a ‘latte’ consistency.

    Gut healing Beef Pho
    Ingredients
    2 tbs dry (or enough to make 4cups of liquid) NutraOrganics Beef Stock Original flavour
    Thumb size piece of ginger
    1 onion
    2 garlic cloves
    3 star anise
    2 cinnamon quills,
    2 tbs Loving Earth coconut sugar
    80ml fish sauce
    350g Konac noodles
    350g beef fillet
    2 red chillies
    125g bean sprouts
    A handful each of basil, mint and coriander leaves
    6 spring onions
    Lemon/lime wedges
    Method
    In a large saucepan combine stock powder/liquid, spices, ginger, sugar, fish sauce, garlic and 4 cups water and some of the sliced onion. Bring mixture to the boil and simmer over a low heat for 15-20 Minutes, strain the liquid throwing out the solids
    Cook the noodles according to the packet and drain.
    To serve, divide the noodles into 4 bowls and top with thinly sliced beef. Pour over the hot stock, then top with the fresh vegetables and add the fresh herbs to your liking. Serve with lemon/lime wedges and sliced fresh chilli.

  • Getting summer ready – how to achieve weight loss

    Summer’s around the corner, and as per usual, we’re staring at ourselves in the mirror, grabbing that excess belly fat, staring at our cellulite (ladies), getting anxious and self-conscious about having to head to the pool or the beach.

    And as much as body confidence and loving yourself at all stages in your life is our goal, knowing where to start to enable yourself to feel proud and confident in your own skin is what this blog is about.

    First things first. Diet, is just another word for food intake. It is now confused with  calorie restriction, food group exclusion, anxiety and rebound weight gain. For true, sustainable weight loss, the answer is  what are your hormones doing?

    Our hormones are a key player to achieving real, healthy, long-term weight loss.

    Our hormones are the masters of the ship, and communicate with all our other bodily systems and determine how fast we are able to break down food into nutrients and energy; where fat is stored, how hungry we are, how much we’re able to eat, how our efforts in the gym pay off, and this is just superficially speaking. Balancing and optimizing our hormones is SO important, and the foundation to living an incredible, vivacious life.

    Key hormones to balance:

    Cortisol

    Cortisol is familiarly known as our “stress” hormone.  Cortisol is actually anti-inflammatory, aids in memory formation and helps to balance blood pressure.  when cortisol becomes dysregulated, due to constant chronic stressors, that’s when it causes havoc and inflammation in the body.

    When the bodies in an inflammatory state, weight loss is the last thing it cares about. It’s depleting nutrients, putting us in a fight or flight response, and cortisol tends to store fat around the midsection.

    Adopting stress managing lifestyle techniques, movement, meditation, breathing, journaling, etc. along with supporting the adrenals through nutrients and herbs will aid in regulating cortisol.

    Insulin

    Insulin is usually associated with T2D, insulin enables glucose (our primary fuel source) to be taken up by our muscle and liver cells. It then gets stored as cellular energy (glycogen), with Glucagon – Insulin opposite - freeing up stored glycogen, converting it back to glucose so that its able to be utilized for energy. Ensuring we have insulin sensitivity, meaning that our body is sensitive to insulin, enables us to have optimal blood sugar levels and energy.

    To decrease insulin resistance, and improve insulin sensitivity - cut way down / out on the processed, refined carbohydrates (cakes, biscuits, pastries, breads, pastas, wraps, fast food), and opt for a more higher fat, moderate protein, rich in vegetables, approach. You’ve got Paleo / Keto / WFPB style diets as a template to help you navigate the waters.

    Intermittent fasting, along with regular exercise are also awesome for restoring insulin sensitivity, improving your ability to lose weight and reduce inflammation.

    Ghrelin

    Ghrelin is our hunger hormone, and also regulates glucose metabolism, insulin sensitivity, and is a nutrient sensor. When we don’t listen to our internal hunger cues, and go by the clock / habit, Ghrelin can get out of whack. Eating processed, refined packaged nutrient-empty foods, such as the biscuits, white breads, crackers etc. also throws Ghrelin out of balance, as it doesn’t sense any nutrients, and so doesn’t say “hey we got what we need, you’re done eating”.

    To re-establish ghrelin’s role, including periods of intermittent fasting and eating a diet based of wholefoods.

    Leptin

    Leptin is the master controller of appetite/satiety/weight loss, and when we’re leptin resistant, there is a miscommunication between our fat cells and our hypothalamus – the control centre of the brain involved in hunger.

    Leptin’s released from our fat cells, so similarly to insulin, we can become leptin resistant - creating the miscommunication between the brain and body that we’re full and not hungry. Hence why it doesn’t add up how overweight and obese people can eat so much – leptin’s message isn’t reaching the brain.

    To regain leptin sensitivity, like the running theme, incorporating more periods of fasting, avoiding processed and refined carbohydrates and sugars and fast food, as these foods don’t signal satiety and just hit the pleasure centre of the brain, causing us to crave more (hence why will power is no match). Eating real whole foods triggers our nutrient sensors letting us know that we’re full, satisfied and happy.

  • Top 3 Must have supplements from our Nutritionist 

     

     

    If I had to choose my “island” supplements, it’d have to be Activated B Vitamins, Magnesium and a blend of Adaptogens.

    B vitamins are involved in anything and everything, to name a few; macronutrient utilisation, energy production, cell turnover, tissue regeneration, brain function, and they’re also zapped from our body when we’re exposed to stress – which is all of us. I personally, notice much better energy when I take them and feel they’re just an awesome addition to life in 2018, and yes we get B vitamins from our food, but due to all the exposure to environmental and out of our control stressors, I feel topping ourselves up with a supplement is idea. Choose activated B vitamins to save your body having to “turn them on”. Activated B  also beneficial to individuals who have SNP or polymorphisms and methylation issues – two highly under diagnosed and discovered genetic changes that influence how we’re able to utilise and absorb B vitamins.

    Magnesium. I love magnesium, as it has such a broad application, and is involved in over 300+ enzymatic reactions. Magnesium is amazing in helping to improve sleep, reduce anxiety, help digestion and bowel movements, muscle recovery, cognition, cramps, PMS, and so so many more.Symptoms of magnesium depletion include cramps, muscle twitches, anxiety, poor sleep and fatigue. Utilise magnesium before bed / at night time, to help your nervous system calm down and get ready for sleep. My favourite supplements are: Fusion Magnesium tablets and Herbs Of Gold Magnesium powder.

    Adaptogens. I incorporate this broad spectrum of herbs and foods into my life every single day, because I feel they’re able to make us just a little bit more bulletproof. Adaptogens include Withania/Ashwagandha, Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps and Lion's Mane medicinal mushroom, Rehmania, Rhodiola, Turmeric, the Ginseng’s, He Shou Wu and so many more (these are just a few!).  Adaptogens do as the name suggests – they help us to adapt. If we’re too high, they bring us back down, or if we’re too low, they bring us higher as to help restore balance (homeostasis), which our body is constantly striving to achieve. Adaptogens also work better together, so stacking multiple is ideal, as it boosts the varying and common traits these herbs and plants obtain. Adaptogens are particularly useful for stress. In fact, all 3 of my every day supplements are geared towards helping to manage stress, as it’s all around us. Adaptogens support the adrenal, nervous system, hormone, immune and digestive system in particular, and help to tell your body its okay and not to issue a stress response whenever we breathe in some pollution. My favourite combinations of adaptogens include ATP Science CORT RX, Fusion’s and Stress & Anxiety

    Written by  our nutritionist Eliza.

    If you are unsure about anything you have read in this article, please do not hesitate to contact us on (03) 9670 1346 or info@evelynfaye.com.au or comment on this post.

    Our team of qualified staff are here to help you.

  • 4 Steps to Managing Stress

    Stress is all around us – it’s internal, being a by-product of cellular function, as well as inflammation, elevated insulin levels, hormone imbalances, and it’s external with environmental pollutants, strenuous exercise, EMF’s, traffic, workplaces. Either way, stress is impacting us. So, what can we do to mitigate its negative health effects?

    Acute stress, is beneficial to us, and without it we wouldn’t be the dominant species on the planet. It’s when stress is chronic – ongoing – that cortisol’s inflammatory effects start to wear the body and mind down. Elevated cortisol leads to inflammation, and with inflammation being at the core root of ALL disease states, managing and decreasing our exposure to chronic stress is so fundamental to being well and in optimal health.

    Step 1

    Manage the stressors and decrease the ones you can. These include, what face and body products are you putting on your skin? Our skin absorbs 80% of what we put on it, and 99% of commercial brands are filled with parabens and hormone imbalancing ingredients, which add to the internal stress load.

    Can you give distance and perspective to the situations and environments that cause stress?

    How can you use gratitude to decrease its impact?

    Can you delegate tasks to remove some of the load?

    Can you set up systems to minimize additional stressors?

    Step 2

    Implement lifestyle practices to help decrease the psychological, biological and emotional impact that chronic stress has.

    Meditation, yoga, breath work, journaling, walking and any other creative outlets that bring you joy also help to decrease the negative effects of stress.

    Step 3

    Support and nourish your adrenals through diet and supplementation. Eating a wide variety of nutrient dense wholefoods will provide the nutritional support your body needs, with stress sucking your vitamins and minerals.

    Supplementing with stress-buffers, such as Activated B vitamins, Magnesium, Vitamin C, and adding in alkalizing greens powders, probiotics and gut support, GABA and Theanine, adaptogenic herbs – Withania, Reishi Mushroom, Turmeric/Curcumin, Passionflower, Ginseng, Licorice are also great additions to support you, and one’s you’ll notice a huge difference with.

    Combination’s we love are:

     

    Step 4

    Optimize your sleep. Sleep is crucial to restoring and revitalizing our body systems, so reducing screen time before bed and creating sleep routine that enables the body to relax and ascend into sleep is ideal.

    Living in our society, it’s almost impossible to not be exposed to chronic stressors so adopting lifestyle practices and teaming them with nutrients to support the adrenals and body is advantageous to optimizing your health and well-being.

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    If you are unsure about anything you have read in this article, please do not hesitate to contact us on (03) 9670 1346 or info@evelynfaye.com.au or comment on this post.

    Our team of qualified staff are here to help you.

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  • How do we optimize our sleep ?

    We very much live in a society that celebrates exhaustion and we’re always encouraged to get ahead and improve – whatever the cost. And the currency we usually pay for such outcomes is sleep. Sleep has previously been looked at as a time of nothingness, something that can be foregone. However, as more research being done about the mystical time of sleep, we learn that sleep is more integral to our well-being than initially thought.

    Within the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) there’s a system called the lymphatic system. When we sleep, our brain shrinks, and this enables the lymph to float through, cleaning up wastes and plaque, that when left – are linked with Alzheimer’s, dementia, impaired memory and cognitive decline. When we sleep, our body releases hormones, such as growth hormone enabling our body to repair and grow.

    Optimal sleep enables our hormones to be balanced, increases energy, improved cognition and mental focus, improved mood, better efficiency and increased libido. Sleep deprivation is linked to progressing type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression and weight gain, just to name a few.

     

    So how do we optimise our sleep?

    Actions include decreasing phone and screen time before bed. Getting off our devices at least 30 minutes before we plan to go to bed sets us up for melatonin – our sleep hormone, to be released, enabling us to switch off. The blue light from our devices blocks melatonin’s production and is also neural simulator.

    Go to bed within a consistent time frame. This will set up a cycle and pattern your bodies able to get into, improving the quality of your sleep and your ability to fall asleep.

    Leave the bedroom as the bedroom. I think that’s pretty self-explanatory. TV’s, food, work, all these things diminish the role of the bedroom, and causes a dis-association with the bedroom as a place and time for rest and sleep.

    Utilize magnesium, whether internally, topically or in a bath to help relax and get you ready for bed. Additional sleep helpers include the herbs passionflower, zizyphus, magnolia, L-Theanine and Homeopathic melatonin.

    How we end the day sets up the next day. Create importance around sleep and treat it as a time of deserved rest and recuperation.

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    If you are unsure about anything you have read in this article, please do not hesitate to contact us on (03) 9670 1346 or info@evelynfaye.com.au or comment on this post.

    Our team of qualified staff are here to help you.

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    Written by our nutritionist Eliza

  • Allergies: What Can I Do?

    Spring is here, and with this comes allergies.

    The itchy nose, throat, eyes, congestion, irritation, redness, are all unwelcomed side effects of the season change. However, there's a few things to know about why allergies come about that can help you minimise their symptomatic effects.

    Allergic reactions are driven by an over alert immune system, who sees the pollen's as foreign invaders, and thus, creates an inflammatory and immune attack to prevent potential harm (our immune system doesn't know pollen isn't harmful).

    With 75% of our immune system located within the gut, treating and healing the gut is the core of minimising allergy season.

    Like everything, reducing the processed, refined, packaged foods that causes inflammation is the place to start optimising the gut and reducing allergic reactions. Adding in wholefood sources, rich in nutrients and antioxidants such as: Bone Broth, Fermented Food, Healthy Fats such as Flaxseed Oil, Fish Oil, Turmeric and Pre-Biotic will help to strengthen the gut lining, reduce inflammation and encourage the population of beneficial bacteria.

    We love: Fusion Gut Healing Powder as a support, teamed with probiotics.

    With the dietary changes, you can now add in histamine clearing nutrients, such as Quercetin, Bromelain, Vitamin C and immune-modulating herbal complex's such as Fusion Allergy, Herbs of Gold Hay Fever and Sinus, and Brauer's Hay Fever Tablets and Spray all work synergistically to heal the gut, reduce the histamine and thus, minimise the symptoms experienced with allergies.

    Healing the gut, reducing inflammation, eating nutrient rich foods and working to clear out excess histamine is an easy, effective approach to decreasing allergies, and gets rid of your reliance on pharmaceutical anti-histamines which actually reduce your body's own ability to clear out histamine, thus creating the reliance on the product and ongoing seasonal struggles.


    If you are unsure about anything you have read in this article, please do not hesitate to contact us on (03) 9670 1346 or info@evelynfaye.com.au or comment on this post.

    Our team of qualified staff are here to help you.


    Written by Eliza

    Nutritionist at Evelyn Faye Nutrition

  • Easy Supplementation for Stamina

    Stamina, who doesn't want this? Especially when it comes to training and working out. Improving our stamina leads to increased reps, increased sets, greater times, greater endurance, enabling us to smash PBs, workout and running efficiency.

    Stamina is defined as: "the ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort".

    As we age, our stamina tends to decrease, so topping up our cells with vital nutrients and superfoods to ensure the building blocks of stamina are available, is a direct helping hand. These include:

    CoQ10

    Co-Enzyme Q10 is involved in the production of cellular energy- ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) which, when our mitochondria are damaged (via oxidation) or aren't working optimally (due to diet and lifestyle habits), the efficiency to create ATP is diminished. CoQ10 can help to boost energy and stamina, as it enables nutrients to be utilised, like our B vitamins, and made into energy. It's also a potent antioxidant which is another win.

    See our range of CoQ10 here

    Activated B Vitamins

    B Vitamins, as a family, work together to metabolise macronutrients (protein, carbs and fats) and produce cellular energy- ATP. So, incorporating an activated B supplement into your life will see your stamina and energy increased, and recovery improved.

    See our range of B Vitamins here

    Cordyceps Mushroom

    Cordyceps boosts oxygen utilisation and production in the body through supporting the lungs, and also increases ATP production- increasing energy and stamina.

    See our range of Cordyceps here

    Ashwagandha/ Withania

    Along with Cordyceps, both are adaptogens- enabling the body to deal with more. They essentially support us, which is beneficial when it comes to increasing our stamina. Withania has a boat load of benefits, and supports the body and our adrenals, preventing burn out and fatigue- enabling us to improve our reps, sets, strength, distance and time.

     

    Improving your sleep and bowel movements will also lead to an improved utilisation of nutrients and oxygen, improving recovery and stamina, so don't forget to prioritise good, revitalising sleep (track your sleep with the SleepCycle App) and ensure your bowels are moving and happy (fibre, lots of water and magnesium are a good starting point).

    Incorporating one or a combination of these supplements, along with adjusting lifestyle habits and ensuring adequate training and recovery, will see your stamina improved and the benefits reaped.


    If you are unsure about anything you have read in this article, please do not hesitate to contact us on (03) 9670 1346 or info@evelynfaye.com.au or comment on this post.

    Our team of qualified staff are here to help you.


    Written by Eliza

    Nutritionist at Evelyn Faye Nutrition

  • Recovery for Everyone

    No matter what exercise or sport you do, the faster you recover, the better you train. If you compete, the better you train, the better you play.

    Lactic Acid

    If you are a runner, you will build up Lactic Acid, which causes a heavy feeling and tightness the next time you run. The same will apply with bike riding; your legs will feel heavy.

    Taking Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) will dramatically reduce this lactic acid. Some examples are:

    • If you play a sport such as tennis, golf, squash, hockey or you are a swimmer, the lactic build up is all through your body- not just in the legs.
    • Apart from the BCAAs, you should think about your whole protein intake- meat, fish, chicken, eggs, lentils, and nuts. BCAAs are in these foods- just not enough.
    • If you are a vegan, we have White Wolf Vegan Protein and Prana vegan proteins. We also have all our dairy/whey-based proteins.

    Some Tips

    Some people really do suffer with recovery and find it really difficult. If you do, add some Glutamine. It is also really great for recovery.

    Triathletes and distance athletes should always have electrolytes- sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium in the drink bottles to reduce dehydration and cramping.

    You can also take gels or blocks. Sodium Bicarbonate tablets also remove lactic acid build up.

    Salt Stick products- buffered Electrolyte Salts also help reduce heat stress, muscle cramping and maintain electrolyte levels.

    For people lifting weights and really wanting muscle growth you will normally be taking a protein supplement, plus a pre-workout or creatine. This means your muscles will be very stressed and recovery may be slow. If this is the case, you will respond very well to BCAAs and Glutamine.

    For a full list of all our BCAA products, please click here.


    If you are unsure about anything you have read in this article, please do not hesitate to contact us on (03) 9670 1346 or info@evelynfaye.com.au or comment on this post.

    Our team of qualified staff are here to help you.


    Written by Ian

    Owner of Evelyn Faye Nutrition

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