Supplements to Support Training for a Marathon

Tips for Sore Joints when Running

This time of year, many of you, not me I have to say, will be training for a marathon. I am sure that you will have a good training program in place and won’t need advice from me about that. But maybe these tips could be helpful for some of you.

For example, you might be experiencing achy or sore joints when running. If so, the main supplements that I think of are Omega 3 oils, Turmeric, and Glucosamine. Eskimo Omega 3 fish Oil is one of our customer’s favourites fish oils. Liquid is preferable but you can also get a one-a-day extra strength capsule. To help keep inflammation in check you can take turmeric powder or you can get it in capsule form, or you can you get it in supplements such as Zincuflex. It contains Turmeric and Ginger, two natural anti-inflammatory herbs in the one formula.

With Glucosamine Sulphate which may help prevent further deterioration of the joints, there’s lots of supplements to choose from. You could choose a supplement with Glucosamine only or you could look at Revive Active Joint Complex. This is a comprehensive super supplement with Glucosamine, Collagen, MSM and other nutrients to support bone and joint health in a one-a-day powder sachet. Or if you prefer tablets there’s Nature’s Aid Glucosamine Complex.

Top up on electrolytes

Viridian Sport Electrolyte Mix is a perfect blend of mineral of salts to help you rehydrate after intensive training. It's a blend of natural minerals and electrolytes which turns water or any beverage into an electrolyte-fuelled drink to help you stay fresh. Sourced from the Great Salt Lake in Utah, USA. 100% active ingredients formulated by expert nutritionists.

I know that cramps can be a problem for some of you. Even if you already take a Magnesium supplement it could be handy to have a bottle of Better You Magnesium Spray Oil with you to massage into your legs if they cramp up after a run. BetterYou Magnesium Oil Body Spray provides the ultimate way to replenish magnesium levels. A simple and scientifically proven method of magnesium supplementation.

Lactic Acid build up can be a cause of sore and aching muscles. Active Edge Montmorency Cherry Juice is a concentrated cherry juice that I have used in the past after training. Many sporting enthusiasts find cherry juice is a great to help recovery after training and to ease the discomfort associated with lactic acid build up. It is refreshing too.

Ashwangandha for stress and anxiety

Sometimes life can be stressful and busy, or you might be feeling anxiety build as get closer to the marathon day. If so you might need something to help deal with stress and anxiety. A popular supplement is Ashwagandha. One Nutrition is my go-to brand. Ashwagandha supports energy levels, helps the body copes with stress, and it can help build muscle.

And just in case of minor injuries it could be a good idea to have a tube of A.Vogel Arnica Gel to hand . It’s perfect for muscle and tendon pain and bruises too.

The best of luck to all running a marathon this year.s

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