Though whole foods are always the go-to for runners, supplementation can help fill in the gaps that long-distance training can create. Carbohydrates are the main running fuel, but both protein and fats are important too for repair and recovery.
Carbs for Runners
Dextrose, Maltodextrin and Waxy Maize Starch are all fast-acting carbohydrates, meaning they will raise blood glucose levels quickly when ingested. These are perfect as a pre- or intra-workout to ensure you have enough energy to complete your run. Instant Oats are slower-release, keeping you fueled for longer.
Protein for Runners
A fast-acting protein powder like whey will help your body to begin repair itself as fast as possible. Amino acids like BCAAs and glutamine will also contribute to recovery and protein synthesis,
Vitamins for Runners
Whether you're training for your first 5K or your fastest marathon, you'll be placing high demand on your body. Ensure it receives all the vitamins and minerals it needs with our selection of vitamins for runners.