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Supplements

FUEL is a natural health food store packed with supplements. When you’re trying to sculpt your body, or perform at a high level in your sport, sports nutrition supplements can help you...

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Vitamins

Multivitamins and minerals are a valuable tool in helping to prevent dietary imbalances, and ensure adequate intake of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

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Nutrition

At Fuel SVN Victoria, we’re not just about sports supplements. We also carry healthy whole foods such as grass fed Bison, coconut oil, kale chips & savi seeds.

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SUPPLEMENTS

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When you’re try­ing to sculpt your body, or per­form at a high level in your sport, sports nutri­tion sup­ple­ments are avail­able to help you achieve your spe­cific goals. At Fuel SVN Vic­to­ria, we’ve got a wide selec­tion of pre-workout sup­ple­ments, intra-workout sup­ple­ments and post work­out sup­ple­ments, cre­a­tine, BCAAs (branch chain amino acids) and more, to help you recover quickly, so that you’re ready to hit the intense exer­cise again tomorrow.

Pre Work­out Supplements

We all want to get the most out of our work­outs, in order to acheive our exer­cise goals, but some­times energy can be low or we lack focus. If you’re fatigued and/ or unmo­ti­vated in the gym, grind­ing out those reps, or push­ing through the last kilo­me­tre of your 10K run will seem like tor­ture. If you’re just going through the motions, you’re only wast­ing time and delay­ing your progress.

Enter Pre-workout Sup­ple­ments. With ingre­di­ents like beta ala­nine, argi­nine, cit­rulline malate, and caf­feine, and oth­ers, these sup­ple­ments are designed to ener­gize you and allow you to focus, to max­i­mize your time spent exer­cis­ing, enabling you to work harder, to achieve your goals in the short­est amount of time possible!

Post Work­out Recov­ery Supplements

After you’ve fin­ished dec­i­mat­ing your body from intense exer­cise, the two most impor­tant things you can do to recover quickly (so you’re recov­ered and ready to go again tomor­row) are to, get good nutri­tion and rest.

The hour fol­low­ing exer­cise has been coined the “Golden Hour”. Dur­ing this “win­dow”, your body is look­ing for quick, eas­ily digestable nutri­ents like whey pro­tein (to get mus­cle repair going). Whey pro­tein is a fast-absorbing pro­tein that is most use­ful as a post-workout pro­tein sup­ple­ment. Sec­ond, your body is look­ing for fast absorb­ing car­bo­hy­drates to replen­ish mus­cle glyco­gen (sugar stored within mus­cle tis­sue). Mix­ing waxy maize or dex­trose with your whey pro­tein, imme­di­ately fol­low­ing your work­out, is the prime time to get these nutri­ents to your mus­cles, to start the repair, rebuild­ing, and recov­ery process.

BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acids)

Another pop­u­lar sup­ple­ment that many use as part of their post work­out recov­ery pro­to­col, is branched chain amino acids.

There are nine essen­tial amino acids. “Essen­tial” mean­ing that the body can­not man­u­fac­ture them, and so they must be con­sumed through food or sup­ple­ments. Of the nine essen­tial amino acids, L-Leucine, L-IsoLeucine, and L-Valine, the “branched chain amino acids”, play a crit­i­cal role in mus­cle devel­op­ment and arrest­ing mus­cle catab­o­lism (the break­down of mus­cle tis­sue), incurred dur­ing your workout.

Con­sider the fol­low­ing from the Jour­nal of Nutri­tion. “These find­ings sug­gest that BCAAs may be use­ful for mus­cle recov­ery fol­low­ing exercise.”

Car­bo­hy­drates

Waxy Maize

Waxy Maize is a quick absorb­ing, eas­ily digested car­bo­hy­drate. Due to it’s supe­rior absorp­tion, Waxy Maize can help to quickly replen­ish mus­cle glyco­gen stores and can also help with the absorp­tion of other nutri­ents, like cre­at­ing and beta ala­nine. The unique com­bi­na­tion of speed of absorp­tion and it’s abil­ity to aid in the absorp­tion of other nutri­ents, makes it ideal to includ­ing waxy maize as part of a post work­out recov­ery protocol.

Dex­trose

Dex­trose, also known as glu­cose, is a high glycemic (fast absorb­ing) car­bo­hy­drate derived from corn, that has been used along with whey pro­tein, for post work­out recov­ery. Dex­trose pro­duces a very quick and pow­er­ful insulin response, which can aid in the uptake (by mus­cles), of pro­tein, glu­cose and other nutri­ents, such as cre­a­tine mono­hy­drate, argi­nine & beta alanine.

Pro­teins

Regard­less of your activ­ity level, even if you are com­pletely seden­tary, your body needs pro­tein. Pro­tein is essen­tial for main­tain­ing Select­ing the right pro­tein can be a con­fus­ing choice when there are so many to choose from. Our staff here at Fuel have the knowl­edge to help you select the right pro­tein, whether that be a vegan or non vegan choice. Before mak­ing a pro­tein choice, you must assess if you have a lac­tose intol­er­ance or not.