Should I take my supplements before or after a workout?

Should I take my supplements before or after a workout?


This is a commonly asked question and something we hope to shine some light on.


There are supplements that are specific towards having them before a workout, these can include pre-workouts and other caffeinated products and some better utilised after a workout such as recovery products like protein or carbohydrates. 

Supplements that can be taken pre workout can include but aren’t limited to:

Pre Workouts, Fat Burners, Carbohydrate supplements & Glutamine. 

These are generally taken prior workouts due to their ability to provide energy that can prove useful for long, intense training session that require energy, endurance and to reduce muscle fatigue.
Caffeinated supplements would not be ideal to consume after workouts as they can disturb sleep quality when used incorrectly or excessively.


Supplements that can be taken post workout can include but aren’t limited to:

Protein, Amino Acids, Magnesium, Carbohydrates.

These types of supplements are best consumed after workouts to provide your body essential nutrients to recover adequately &/or replenish energy stores, nutrients that tend to be depleted and utilised during intense activity. 


Some supplements can also be taken during a workout, these can include but aren’t limited to:

Amino Acids, Carbohydrates, Electrolytes.

These are nutrients that can prevent muscle breakdown, provide a sustained release of energy or provide effective rehydration, attributes that can help an individual push through intense or long training sessions.

As you can see there are times that some supplements are best suited to consume, if there are ever any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team for individualised advice!

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