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Protein

Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition

Whey Protein

Whey protein is derived from milk and is a popular way to supplement strength workouts to build muscle. As whey protein contains all nine amino acids that the body can’t produce on it’s own, it is known as a complete protein. As it has been stripped to contain nothing but protein, it is low in fat, lactose and carbohydrates. Taking whey protein can result in weight loss, muscle gains and lower cholesterol. The three types of whey protein are whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate and whey protein hydrolysate.

Soy Protein

Soy protein is a high quality, plant based alternative to those allergic to milk or following a vegan lifestyle. Soy protein also contains all nine amino acids that are necessary for building muscle. Soy is rich in BCAA’s, potassium, zinc, iron, and vitamin E. SoyPro is soy protein isolate containing 90% the protein and a higher concentration of the amino-acids arginine and glutamine of whey protein. SoyPro uses non-GMO soy and up to 0.6% isoflavones. SoyPro is a high performance alternative for plant-based athletes and those who prefer not to take dairy products.

Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition
Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition

Soy Protein

Soy protein is a high quality, plant based alternative to those allergic to milk or following a vegan lifestyle. Soy protein also contains all nine amino acids that are necessary for building muscle. Soy is rich in BCAA’s, potassium, zinc, iron, and vitamin E. SoyPro is soy protein isolate containing 90% the protein and a higher concentration of the amino-acids arginine and glutamine of whey protein. SoyPro uses non-GMO soy and up to 0.6% isoflavones. SoyPro is a high performance alternative for plant-based athletes and those who prefer not to take dairy products.

Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition

Hemp Protein

Hemp protein comes from the hemp plant and contains a protein concentration of about 50%. Hemp protein is a plant-based protein, making it suitable for vegans and those trying to stay away from animal derived products. It contains 20 amino acids, which are the building blocks for healthy muscles. Within these 20 amino acids, it contains 9 amino-acids that the body can’t produce on it’s own.

Muscle Builders

Creatine

Creatine is an amino acid that increases your body’s ability to produce energy. Creatine is an effective supplement to take for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and strength training because it will help you lift heavier weights and do more repetitions. As creatine helps you get stronger and more powerful, this is the supplement to take if you want to gain muscle and weight. Creatine powder is a great option because they provide stable results. For your muscles to effectively absorb creatine its best to take it with simple carbohydrates.

Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition
Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition

Creatine

Creatine is an amino acid that increases your body’s ability to produce energy. Creatine is an effective supplement to take for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and strength training because it will help you lift heavier weights and do more repetitions. As creatine helps you get stronger and more powerful, this is the supplement to take if you want to gain muscle and weight. Creatine powder is a great option because they provide stable results. For your muscles to effectively absorb creatine its best to take it with simple carbohydrates.

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BCAA

BCAA or Branched-Chain Amino Acids are the sports supplement you need to maintain muscle mass. In order to see muscle definition you need to have a low body fat content, but dieting will reduce your muscle mass. BCAA’s increase protein synthesis and allows your cells to hold more protein. BCAA also slows the rate of protein breakdown in your muscles. Taking BCAA also lets your body maintain intense workouts in a calorie deficit. If you’re on a cutting diet to reduce fat but want to maintain muscle, then BCAA’s are a necessary supplement.

Testosterone Booster

Testosterone boosters work as a natural anabolic hormone boosters. They improve athletic performance, build muscle mass and burn fat. HealthyTokyo carries T-Jack which is a testosterone booster that contains Tongkat Ali, a natural plant based steroid.

Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition
Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition

Testosterone Booster

Testosterone boosters work as a natural anabolic hormone boosters. They improve athletic performance, build muscle mass and burn fat. HealthyTokyo carries T-Jack which is a testosterone booster that contains Tongkat Ali, a natural plant based steroid.

Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition

HMB

HMB or Beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate is designed to burn fat while promoting muscle gains by metabolizing the cholesterol in your cells to repair the muscles after exercise. It is most effective when taken with creatine as it will increase lean muscle mass. HMB is also effective if you take a break from training or increase weights.

Performance Enhancers

Pre-Workout Supplements

You can supercharge your training session by taking supplements that allow you to perform better. Popular pre-workout (PWO) formulas are usually blends of stimulants, such as coffee, green tea and amino acids. Caffeine is known to make the body burn fat stores rather than glycogen and heightens muscle contractions by increasing the availability of calcium to your muscles. Common amino acids used to boost your focus and endurance are tyrosine, taurine and beta-alanine. You will also find a blend of BCAA in many PWOs that will allow your muscles to recover faster after training. While pre-workout supplements can increase your performance, they can also put additional stress on your body. Use them with caution and consult your doctor first.

Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition
Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition

Pre-Workout Supplements

You can supercharge your training session by taking supplements that allow you to perform better. Popular pre-workout (PWO) formulas are usually blends of stimulants, such as coffee, green tea and amino acids. Caffeine is known to make the body burn fat stores rather than glycogen and heightens muscle contractions by increasing the availability of calcium to your muscles. Common amino acids used to boost your focus and endurance are tyrosine, taurine and beta-alanine. You will also find a blend of BCAA in many PWOs that will allow your muscles to recover faster after training. While pre-workout supplements can increase your performance, they can also put additional stress on your body. Use them with caution and consult your doctor first.

Nutrition Supplements

Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition

Vitamins

Vitamins organic compounds that are necessary for development and to sustain life. The vitamins humans need to be healthy are: vitamin A, B group vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folate), Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin K.

Minerals

Minerals are the building blocks to keep the body healthy. Your body needs substantial amounts of macrominerals such as calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, sodium, potassium chloride and sulphur. However, trace minerals such as iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, cobalt, fluoride and selenium are ok in small amounts.

Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition
Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition

Minerals

Minerals are the building blocks to keep the body healthy. Your body needs substantial amounts of macrominerals such as calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, sodium, potassium chloride and sulphur. However, trace minerals such as iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, cobalt, fluoride and selenium are ok in small amounts.

Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition

Superfood Supplements

Superfoods contain very high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and are a rich source of nutrients. Not only do superfoods give you energy, but they fight disease, aging and prolong life. Some notable superfoods are matcha, chia seeds, hemp products, maca, maqui, moringa and camu camu.

Omega 3 Supplements

Omega 3 fatty acids come in two forms, these are Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Omega 3s come from both animal based and plant based sources. Taking Omega-3 supplements may lower blood pressure, lower triglyceride levels and prevent heart disease.

Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition
Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition

Omega 3 Supplements

Omega 3 fatty acids come in two forms, these are Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Omega 3s come from both animal based and plant based sources. Taking Omega-3 supplements may lower blood pressure, lower triglyceride levels and prevent heart disease.

Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition

Digestion Supplements

Pre-biotics and probiotics are necessary to maintain good gut health. Pre-biotics are carbohydrates in the form of insoluble fibre that provides food for probiotics. Probiotics are bacteria that live in your digestive system to keep things regular. These are found in fermented foods such as natto, miso, yogurt, kefir, and kimchi to name a few.

Supergreens

Greens supplements are very nutrient rich. Produce such as barley grass, spirulina, chlorella, wheat grass, spinach and kale are all bright green thanks to the high chlorophyll content. Greens supplements are highly alkaline therefore restoring your body’s PH balance. Consuming a concentrated greens supplement can also increase your daily intake of fruit and vegetables, some even providing your necessary dietary requirement for the day.

Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition
Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition

Supergreens

Greens supplements are very nutrient rich. Produce such as barley grass, spirulina, chlorella, wheat grass, spinach and kale are all bright green thanks to the high chlorophyll content. Greens supplements are highly alkaline therefore restoring your body’s PH balance. Consuming a concentrated greens supplement can also increase your daily intake of fruit and vegetables, some even providing your necessary dietary requirement for the day.

Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition

CBD (Cannabidiol)

Cannabidiol or CBD oil is a powerful antioxidant derived from the hemp plant. Although CBD oil comes from the same plant as marijuana. It contains no THC (Tetrahydrocannabidiol) the natural chemical that causes the hallucinogenic effect. This dietary supplement is said to have many positive benefits for anything from fatigue, to skin lesions and is used by many overseas for more serious medical ailments.

Diet Support

Fat Burners

Thermogenesis or fat burning supplements can help create lean muscle mass when teamed with a healthy diet and exercise. By increasing your metabolism and therefore your energy expenditure, you can achieve your desired level of fitness.

Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition
Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition

Fat Burners

Thermogenesis or fat burning supplements can help create lean muscle mass when teamed with a healthy diet and exercise. By increasing your metabolism and therefore your energy expenditure, you can achieve your desired level of fitness.

Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition

Carb Control

Carb control supplements can help athletes lose weight in conjunction with a low-carb diet. They can also helpful for athletes undergoing a carbohydrate loading period to boost endurance, as well as those consuming extra calories to build weight. Time released carbohydrates with a low glycemic index (GI) allows you load up on energy without spiking your insulin levels. A perfect way to prepare for a triathlon or long run.

Beauty Supplements

Hair, Skin & Nail Supplements

Supplements such as omega-3 oils, CoQ10, royal jelly and vitamin E are beneficial for healthy hair, skin and nails. Deficiencies in these vitamins and minerals can result in hair loss, brittle nails and dry skin.

Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition
Supplements in Japan Sports Nutrition

Hair, Skin & Nail Supplements

Supplements such as omega-3 oils, CoQ10, royal jelly and vitamin E are beneficial for healthy hair, skin and nails. Deficiencies in these vitamins and minerals can result in hair loss, brittle nails and dry skin.