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NPL supercharges its pre-workout range
Updated pre-workout products across the NPL range now include Alpha-GPC, a nootropic compound that delivers cognitive benefits and boosts mental performance. The substance may increase brain levels of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that is important for sustained mental focus, in addition to memory and learning. Research also suggests that supplementing... Read more
Innovation is the name of the game in the supplement sector
Supplement and nutraceutical makers invest significantly to deliver new innovations within existing categories, as well as entirely new products in this highly competitive market. We take a closer look at some of the innovations released in recent years, which help to keep products at the cutting-edge of this exciting... Read more
Amino acids: The loss-limiting factor
Conventional supplement plans use protein and amino acid products to repair and rebuild muscle tissue after hard weight training sessions. While this is sound nutritional advice and can amplify the muscle-building (anabolic) process, there is another application for these supplements. READ MORE: Does your workout need aminos? Breaking down... Read more
Biogen adds Pre Burn Pulse to Slim Fit range
Biogen’s new thermogenic pre-workout is formulated to help you achieve a leaner and fitter physique. The thermogenic energy and focus blend, which includes 200 mg of caffeine, delivers sustained energy, reduces stress, improves focus and boosts overall mental performance. The endurance and lean muscle protection blend, formulated with GlycerSizeTM,... Read more
Go green with NPL Vegan Protein
Going green has never been easier, or tastier, thanks to NPL’s new Vegan Protein. This 100% plant-based supplement contains pure, vegan-friendly ingredients, including 22g of protein per serving from 6 different plant proteins. These plant protein sources include sacha inchi, a nutrient-dense plant that produces large, edible seeds rich... Read more
Just arrived! NPL #21 Protein Bars
NPL’s new #21 Protein Bar is the latest high-protein functional food snack to hit Dis-Chem store shelves. Every NPL #21 bar contains (you guessed it!) 21g of protein, along with added, fibre and collagen for a wholesome, balanced and delicious anytime or post-workout snack. Each serving also contains 22g... Read more
Support your sports recovery with dairy
No matter your sporting code or level of proficiency, peak performance relies on optimal recovery. Nutrition plays a vital role in how well and how quickly you recover following athletic exertion. And as training loads ramp up in the summer months, a basic understanding of an athlete’s nutritional requirements... Read more
Edward Mothibi defers marathon dream to become Comrades champ
Sometimes life doesn’t pan out the way we planned. Edward Mothibi dreamed of competing against the world’s best marathoners over the challenging 42.2km race distance, but his career didn’t pan out that way. But rather than give up on his dream, this father of three from Magogoe Koikoi village... Read more
Pro nutrition: Profiling the supplements elite athletes use
Elite athletes need to fuel their bodies for optimal performance during hard training sessions and racing and get the most from their efforts. We took a peek into the nutrition pouches, pockets and bottles of 6 South African elite endurance athletes to find out their favourite high octane fuel... Read more
First Choice High Protein Recovery drink now available at Dis-Chem
Consuming carbohydrates and protein together benefits the refuelling process and contributes to muscle development, and milk naturally contains both. First Choice High-Protein Recovery drink is a milk-based high-protein recovery drink aimed at individuals who need to replenish their energy and require balanced nourishment on the go. This recovery milk... Read more