Why is carb loading important?
Carbohydrate loading is the process of storing glycogen (energy) in the muscles and liver to be used on match day. This is typically done <48 hours before a match and includes increasing carbohydrate intake in and between meals throughout the day.
What are nitrates?
Nitrates are ingested and converted into Nitric Oxide. Nitric Oxide is a gaseous signalling molecule that regulates several physiological processes that are important to exercise performance, including vasodilation, mitochondrial respiration and skeletal muscle contractility.
What is Beta Alanine?
Beta Alanine is a naturally occurring, non-essential beta amino acid. Beta Alanine supplementation can help increase muscle carnosine stores in the muscle. Beta Alanine is a commonly used supplement among sports that require periods of high-intensity exercise, strength and power e.g. football. A side effect of Beta Alanine is paraesthesia (a light tingling often in the hands).
What are the benefits of Montmorency tart cherry?
Montmorency tart cherry juice is derived from 100% montmorency cherries, naturally rich in anthocyanins and melatonin. Flavonoids are plant compounds that have both antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. Anthocyanins are a specific class of flavonoid shown to reduce oxidative stress. Melatonin is a hormone that regulates sleep and wakefulness.
When should I take this?
Consume two sachets the day before a game, ideally between meals in the AM and PM. Consume an additional sachet in the hours pre-match.
Do I mix this with water?
Yes, mix with 300ml of water and shake well