New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) February 01, 2013
It’s no secret anymore that nutrition plays a critical role in performance training, whether it’s before, during, or after a workout. Lately, there’s been special attention given to pre-workout preparation – those hours leading up to a workout when the body can be nutritionally primed for peak performance. While pre-workout “fueling” has long been a hot topic in today’s health-driven society, many are still looking for specifics: “Who should fuel?”, “When should I fuel?” and “What should I use to fuel?”
Many athletes fuel up to increase their energy by consuming high protein and carbo-loaded foods, allowing them to have the energy needed to breakdown and rebuild muscle – helping to make them stronger and faster with each training session. But fueling doesn’t just have to be for athletes.
So, who should fuel? Dieters, athletes and health-conscious individuals, whether gym rats or “average Joes,” may all find benefit in adding a bit of extra fuel to their diet.
What should be used to fuel? Try liquid MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides). MCT oil, a key nutrient found in coconut oil that’s getting so much media attention lately, was recently touted by Dr. Oz on The Today Show as a “fat melting” dietary supplement and can provide more than twice the energy power of carbohydrates and protein. Twinlab’s MCT Fuel® can help support the reduction of the amount of fat stored in the body, help decrease muscle protein breakdown, and provide a concentrated source energy, all at the same time.*
When is the best time to fuel? The suggested use of Twinlab’s MCT Fuel includes 2 tablespoons taken 2-4 times daily, but for best results, take 2 tablespoons before exercise in conjunction with a low-fat diet and exercise program.
Twinlab’s MCT Fuel can be purchased online or through select retailers such as The Vitamin Shoppe.
Twinlab Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high quality, science-based, nutritional supplements, including a complete line of vitamins, minerals, nutraceuticals, herbs and sports nutrition products. Since 1968, the Twinlab brand has manufactured and marketed nutritional supplements in both the vitamin and sports nutrition categories. In addition to its namesake brand, Twinlab Corporation also manufactures and sells other well-known category leaders including the Metabolife® line of diet and energy products; Twinlab Fuel® line of sports supplement products; Alvita® teas, established in 1922 as a single-herb tea line; and Nature’s Herbs®, a complete line of herbals and phytonutrients. Twinlab’s manufacturing facility in American Fork, Utah is a NSF GMP-registered facility. Twinlab also runs an R&D facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and has its corporate headquarters in New York, NY. Visit http://www.twinlab.com for more information.