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Sport supplements make up part of the diet of those athletes who want to reach their best performance.

What are they, uses…

Basically, they are a great support to complete the diet and balance it as well. This id done thanks to different substances that help us avoid any nutritional deficiencies.

They can be related to:

  • Improving our Health
  • Losing weight
  • Improving the performance
  • Gaining muscle…

What can we find in the blog

The best advice from the best specialists. There are many studies about the benefits of supplements for athletes.

But not only for them, but to all those who have some kind of nutrient deficiency.

Improving your sport performance is at stake. From HSN we advice always following the best training, diet and most balanced diet.
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Chitosan is a type of fiber that could potentially help to prevent obesity. It creates a gel that holds the fats from food, preventing their absorption and excreting them through the stool. What is chitosan? Popularly known as “fat magnet”, chitosan is a natural fiber extracted from the exoskeleton from some crustaceans. Above all, its interest lies in its effects …

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Raspberry ketones are natural phenolic compounds that produce the smell of raspberries. In fact, according to recent research, they can support weight loss processes by producing adiponectin. This is a protein hormone that regulates a series of metabolic processes, including the glucose regulation and fatty acid catabolism. What are raspberry ketones? They are an aromatic compound, but most of it …

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Milk thistle is a vegetable supplement that performs a detox function on the organism. Moreover, it protects the vital functioning of the liver among other properties. What is milk thistle? It has been used for more than 2000 years as a natural remedy for liver disorders. The scientific name for this plant is Silybum marianum, although it is more commonly …

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Doing physical exercise demands a good nutrition and taking sport supplement to avoid any deficiency. However, celiac people or those who suffer gluten intolerance have problems when it comes to finding gluten-free sport supplements. Most companies from the sport nutrition sector do not specify if their products are Gluten-Free or not. Moreover, the task of deciphering if a product is …

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Our body produces glutathione, which is a protein that protects every cell, tissue and organ against the free radicals and diseases. Glutathione is made up by three amino acids: glycine, glutamate and cysteine. Main functions Its most renowned function is its detoxifying effect, specially on the liver and kidneys. It performs this task by gathering all the waste products in …

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GABA provides tranquillity and relaxation naturally and it is advised for those who suffer stress, nervousness or anxiety. What is GABA? Gamma-aminobutyric acid is a that plays an important role as a neurotransmitter. In fact, it inhibits the transmission of nerve impulses, specially when we are nervous. Therefore, GABA «soothes our brain naturally». Also known as γ-aminobutyric acid, it is …

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I hope you will never experience something like this: dehydration. Although it may seem very unlikely to happen, it can happen to anyone really… What is Dehydration? It is a state of our body when there is a loss of water due to several factors. For example, sweating due to a long workout or hot environments, some type of disease …

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Despite needing a very low dose of this substance, a choline deficiency can have serious consequences. In fact, it can trigger neuronal problems, such as cognitive deterioration. That is why so many people use it as a supplement for the memory. What is choline? It plays a main role in many physiological pathways, including the synthesis of neurotransmitters (acetylcholine). The …

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Each day, we are exposed to millions of oxidative substances. For instance, the pollution, the smoke from cigarettes, sunlight… Even our body produces oxidative substances when breathing or performing other metabolic substances, such as transforming food into energy. We are constantly exposed to the free radicals. What is alpha lipoic acid (ALA)? Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a type of …

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People have used shark cartilage for many years as a supplement to improve the joint health. Athletes have been able to benefit from its properties in order to avoid their deterioration due to an excess of physical exercise. However, many studies have proven that this product can treat other diseases, such as diabetes or inflammatory bowel disease. What is Shark …

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Clinical studies have proven how green coffee extracts supports weight loss processes. Moreover, it can also prevent the onset of diabetes and it lowers the arterial hypertension. This product from the beans provides more benefits for our health than contraindications. The chlorogenic acid from green coffee extract has properties, it lowers high blood pressure and helps to regulate the blood …

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Creatine is one of the most effective supplements for physical exercise. There are several types available, but the monohydrate is actually the best format It has the best safety register, most of the scientific support and it is at least as effective as any other format. Moreover, it is usually the most common and it has the lowest price. What …

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The objective of mass gainers is to provide an extra dose of calories. This will provide all the essential macronutrients that your body needs to gain muscle mass. What are mass gainers? They are a food supplements made up by a blend of carbs, protein and fats that are meant to provide a lot of calories. In fact, this calorie …

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