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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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There are some products with important benefits and properties to take care of our health. This is the case of Resveratrol, whose interest lies in the fact that it is regarded as the “Molecule of Youth”… What is Resveratrol? In the last few years, the bioactive compounds from plants have become quite popular in the world of supplementation. Some of …

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Pycnogenol is an extract from maritime pine (Pinus Pinaster). These trees are native to the southwest area of France, close to Bordeaux. In fact, the pines grow for 30-50 years without using pesticides nor herbicides. What is pycnogenol? For the last 40 years, the extract has been deeply studied. Actually, it has more than 370 published studies and reviews that …

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Lycopene is a form of carotene with antioxidant properties. It is present in food, specially tomato and in most products with a red or pink color, like many fruits and vegetables. Currently, lycopene is being studied due to its properties. In fact, the researchers are considering its use for treating and preventing chronic diseases caused by the free radicals. Moreover, …

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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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