Hammer Nutrition - 6 Benefits of Endurance Supplements

Hammer Nutrition – 6 Benefits of Endurance Supplements

Hammer Nutrition is such a unique supplement line. In a world full of cutting corners and making a quick buck, they have supported the endurance sports (biking, running and swimming) for many years. To them it is about the craft of creating great products and not about finding ways to “trick” the athletes. Here are 6 reasons why Hammer Nutrition supplements are amazing.

Diabetic Friendly. How many endurance supplements can you say this about…period? Overall endurance supplements are typically made with carbohydrates and where there are carbohydrates there is typically cheap sugar. What does cheap sugar do? It raises your blood sugars levels and if you are looking for long stable sources of energy, having your blood sugar all over the place isn’t the best plan. Hammer Nutrition uses only stable long chain carbohydrate sources to ensure a steady constant energy source.

Use by the Top Athletes. What many people on the outside looking in don’t realize, is just how many professional athletes use Hammer Nutrition supplements. Not just triathletes, runners, bikers and swimmers, but more mainstream athletes. Many pro hockey, football, basketball and baseball players use Hammer products. Not because they are paid lucrative endorsement contracts, but because the products work.

No Preservatives. Hammer Nutrition has a policy in their company, that if an ingredient doesn’t increase performance and add value to health of the user it doesn’t need to be in the product. Preservatives serve no benefit to the user and thus are not put into any of their supplements.

Natural Ingredients. In the age of artificial this and synthetic that, Hammer Nutrition goes out of their way to use the natural sources of the ingredients used in their products whenever possible. Compare that to the glucose-fructose that is used in so many endurance supplements on the market …

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4 Effective Ways to Increase Energy and Lose Weight

4 Effective Ways to Increase Energy and Lose Weight

If you’re looking to gain a little pep in your step, there are a few supplements that you should take a look at.

Cordyceps – One of the keys to increasing strength, building lean muscle and just feeling energetic is having adequate amounts of testosterone. One way to maintain this balance is by seeking out products containing cordyceps.

What is it? Cordyceps is an extract from a fungus that grows on insects like catepillars and ants… I know what you’re thinking, why in the heck do I want to take anything that comes from a fungus on an insect? Just hear me out.

What does it do? It helps maintain levels of hormones, such as testosterone; increases the body’s resistance to stress; improves cholesterol levels; regulates insulin release; increases energy and mental focus. If those aren’t enough to change your mind about fungus, I don’t know what is.

How much to take? Take 500-1500 milligrams two to three times a day with meals.

Maltodextrin – considered a complex carb because of its molecular makeup is a chain of multiple glucose molecules. Despite it being a complex carb, it digests very quickly and has been shown to boost blood sugar (therefore insulin, as well) levels higher than sugar. So, why would you want to spike insulin levels, you may be asking. When you spike insulin levels, it releases quick energy. This makes maltodextrin a great carb to have during intense workouts, when you need quick energy to keep going, and after the workout is over to assist recovery and boost lean muscle growth. Just try to avoid maltodextrin and products that contain it at other times during the day, as large blood sugar spikes (insulin spikes) won’t be beneficial to your physique.

Pyruvate – This is a molecule that’s left over …

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