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Baseball Players’ Guide to Supplements

 Baseball Players’ Guide to Supplements

Protein is probably the number one supplement that is needed by any athlete, including baseball players. Whey Protein is a fast absorbing protein that will help with recovery and the building of lean muscle mass. Two of the most common forms of whey protein is whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate; PS Whey combines both of this for a sustained release effect. Whey protein isolate has the fastest absorption rate of the two. This absorption rate is crucial after exercise as you have just broken down muscle and want to stop the catabolic/breakdown state as soon as possible post-workout. Whey protein concentrate also digests fairly fast but is slower than the isolate. This means that your muscles will continue to get fed and repair, even after the isolate is fully absorbed, providing a sustained release effect.

Best Time Use: After intense physical activity, game or practice; or any time of day

Dosage: 2 scoops per dose

This stimulant-free product contains BCAA’s that are essential to supplement with during any physical activity, especially before, during and after practice or a game. BCAA’s consist of l-leucine, l-isoleucine and l-valine. These three essential amino acids are not produced by the body and can only be gained through consumption of food or through supplementation. BCAA’s can aid in muscle repair and recovery after intense exercise; they can also promote protein synthesis leading to increased lean muscle growth.

AminoLinx also contains agmatine sulfate, citrulline malate and beta-alanine to help increase blood flow to help delivery oxygen and nutrients to muscles to help perform better. These ingredients also help combat muscle fatigue and improve endurance. Also included in this formula is a matrix of electrolytes and a vitamin B complex to help fight dehydration and cramps.

Best Time Use: Before, during and after intense physical activity, game or practice

Dosage: 1 scoop per use

Glutamine is an amino acid that aids in muscle recovery and repair. This is crucial as it helps fight off muscle breakdown after training sessions or throughout the long baseball season. You want to make sure that as a baseball player you are maximizing your recovery so that you are ready for the next game or practice. Taking glutamine as a supplement not only will help speed up this process but it will also help with immune support and could potentially help increase growth hormone levels.

Best Time Use: After intense physical activity, game or practice; bedtime

Dosage: 1 scoop per dose

Carbohydrates are just as important to an athlete as protein. Ingesting carbohydrates before a workout, practice or game is essential as they will be used as your body’s primary fuel source. You can look at it as filling up the gas tank to your car; a full fuel system will allow you long-lasting, effectiveness during your physical activity. Immediately after practice or game, you should replenish with carbohydrates again. This allows your body to replenish lost glycogen stores from the activity and helps push nutrients into your blood stream and muscles to speed recovery.

Best Time Use: Before and after intense physical activity, game or practice; bedtime

Dosage: ½ sccop before and 1 scoop after


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