Fuel Performance Naturally with these Sports Nutrition Favorites

Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD
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    Whether you’re a professional athlete, fitness enthusiast or weekend warrior, fueling your body properly to support your active lifestyle is so important. Eating a diet rich in wholesome, real foods is key. But did you know we also offer a huge variety of natural sports supplements to help enhance your performance as well?

    So if you’re thinking about adding supplements to your sports nutrition plan, we’ve got you covered. To help get you started, sports dietitian Dr. Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD (@mohrresults), who works with a variety of professional and elite athletes, shares some of his favorite NOW® Sports products that can help you naturally fuel your performance.

    Remember, these are just recommendations, and we encourage you to consult your doctor or healthcare provider before starting a supplement routine.

    About Dr. Christopher Mohr

    dr chris mohr inline imageChristopher Mohr, PhD, RD, is the owner of Mohr Results, Inc., a nutrition consulting firm. He was the consulting Sports Nutritionist for the Cincinnati Bengals and University of Massachusetts Athletic Program and his expertise has offered him the opportunity to speak at the White House, the CIA and to audiences in over 10 countries and almost all 50 states. He was the nutrition consultant and expert for the NY Times Bestseller, “LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout” and worked closely with Fitness Celebrity Denise Austin & Mario Lopez, to write the nutrition sections for their books. Dr. Mohr has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nutrition from The Pennsylvania State University and University of Massachusetts, respectively. He earned his PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Registered Dietitian.

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    Creatine Monohydrate

    Creatine monohydrate is the most widely tested sports supplement. It’s been shown to help recovery, improve lean muscle mass and promote optimal performance during short bouts of intense exercise.* NOW® Sports makes pure creatine monohydrate that’s tested for banned substances by Informed-Sport. To get started, mix 1 heaping teaspoon in fruit juice or other sweetened liquid 3 to 4 times daily, before and after exercise.

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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    Carbo Endurance Powder

    When I was training for the Louisville Ironman, the right carbs fueled my sustained performance. NOW® Sports Carbo Endurance Powder with one simple ingredient – isomaltose – sourced from non-GMO Sugar beets, is a sustained release carbohydrate, great for those long days on the bike, in the pool or whatever your endurance sport of choice may be.*

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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    Beta-Alanine Powder

    Did you know research has shown beta-alanine supplementation for at least 2 to 4 weeks has been shown to improve exercise performance for time trials lasting 1 to 4 minutes?* NOW uses CarnoSyn®, a patented form of Beta-Alanine that has been clinically tested and shown to increase muscle carnosine content, allowing muscles to work harder and longer during intense exercise.* NOW® Sports Informed-Sport certified Beta-Alanine offers a pure, no fluff product, to meet your needs.

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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    NOW® Sports Protein Powders

    Research shows most people don’t eat enough protein at the right times to maximize muscle and satiety. NOW® Sports offers a variety of proteins to meet the demands and different needs of individuals, including vegan protein powders, whey, egg white and more. One of my favorites – Dutch Chocolate Whey. Hey, what do you think of the new labels? Pretty slick! NOW® Sports will be rolling out these new labels on all of their products through next year.

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    Men’s Extreme Sports Multi

    NOW® Sports Men’s Extreme Sports Multi meets the needs of hard working athletes, with added doses of vitamin D3, magnesium, selenium, vitamin C and more.

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    BCAA Big 6

    NOW® Sports BCAA Big 6 Powder provides the building blocks for protein to help you recover from a hard workout.* The branched chain amino acids – leucine, isoleucine and valine – are important foundational tools to fuel the recovery process.* It also includes betaine to help maintain fluid balance during exercise, and has taurine, which can further support endurance.* And bonus – it’s vegan and caffeine-free. Pour a scoop into your shaker or water bottle, and take before, during or after exercise to reap the benefits.

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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    Why NOW® Sports?

    dr. chris mohr w/jim emmeNOW® Sports is all about natural, unadulterated sports nutrition supplements that legitimately enhance performance. And let me tell you, I had a chance to tour their manufacturing facility outside of Chicago last year, and it blew my mind. They have the most impressive scientific lab set up that I’ve ever seen. Testing is key to ensuring clean, unadulterated supplements, and I can attest to that firsthand. Did you know they conduct more than 16,000 tests/month on raw ingredients and finished products to ensure what’s on the label is in the bottle? AND, now they’re certified by Informed-Sport, the world’s leading anti-doping organization that tests for 220+ banned substances, so you can trust that their products are pure, safe and effective for every level of athletics.

    Plus, NOW® Sports is one of the few brands of natural sports products that does not use any artificial ingredients, including artificial sweeteners, colors, or flavors.