Sports Nutrition & Supplementation

At Cranbourne Family Chiropractic & Wellness Centre we have a special interest in Sports Injuries and Prevention.

A major part of this is nutrition and supplementation.

We offer a range of natural sports supplements in the following categories:

  • Pain Relief
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Muscle Cramp Relief
  • Joint Repair
  • Bone and joint strengthening

Tips for Optimal Sports Nutrition and Supplementation:

  • Drink Water! You’re body is 70% water. This is essential to proper functioning on all levels. You should be drinking 35ml per kg body weight and double this when exercising.
  • 48-72 hours prior to competition, reduce your training effort and increase your carbohydrate loading.
  • Reduce carbohydrates by 50% of total calories for the first half of the week prior to competition, while gradually decreasing training.Carbohydates are boosted by 70% in the second half, as training is further reduced.
  • Use supplements which contain Carnitine, Tyrosine, Arginine and Ornithine to help endurance

Regarding your Carbohydrate intake:

  • 70% calories should come from Carb’s.
  • 3 x 50 gms. portions 2hrly after exercise up until a large meal.
  • More is not better > have small meals frequently.
  • 600gms. / day. for an ave. 70kg. male, ie. 1.5gms./kg body weight for the first 4 hrs.,
  • then 8-10gms./kg body weight thereafter.
  • 40-75gms./ hr. during or 200 gms. late in exercise will help maintain glucose levels.
  • 200-350gms 3-6hrs. prior.
  • Fat & protein must be kept to a minimum.

Regarding your Fluid intake:

  • Fluid loss during exercise can range from 1-3 litres / hr. yet we can only take in approx.1.2 litres /hr. during exercise.
  • Dehydration reduces performance.
  • It is suggested you require 35gms. of water per Kg body weight. This means the average 70kg individual requires 2.5 litres per day.
  • Pro-sport Electrolyte replacement drinks contain glucose, fructose, sucrose, sodium and potassium.
  • 4-8% Carb-electrolyte optimizes fluid / energy delivery during prolonged exercise.
  • Greater than 1 ltr / hr. may increase endurance.
  • Meals should be eaten 4-6 hours prior to the event: 100gms Carbs. No Carbs. 45 min. prior to an event.
  • The first 20min. of exercise is fueled by Carbs.