Calcium: A guide for the endurance athlete

Calcium: A guide for the endurance athlete

Did you know that calcium is the 5th most common substance in your body and the most abundant mineral? You probably know that a large part of your bones and teeth are made up of calcium. But calcium plays a much bigger role in health than contributing to strong bones...
Magnesium: A guide for the endurance athlete

Magnesium: A guide for the endurance athlete

Iron, calcium, sodium…..these are all minerals which an endurance athlete might consider when thinking about their nutrition. Am I getting enough iron in my diet to help prevent fatigue? Am I eating enough calcium to protect my bones? Am I replacing the sodium that I...
Vitamin D and Endurance Athletes: An Update

Vitamin D and Endurance Athletes: An Update

Four years ago I wrote a blog post on the potential benefits for endurance athletes of maintaining optimal vitamin D, as shown by the research up to that point. You can read my 2012 post here. This area has continued to be of interest to sports scientists, which has...
Probiotics: A Guide for the Endurance Athlete

Probiotics: A Guide for the Endurance Athlete

The topic of gut health seems to have hit in the mainstream in the last couple of years, with media articles urging you to support the bacterial population that live in your digestive tract by consuming yogurt, sauerkraut and sourdough bread or drinking bone broth to...
Iron: A Guide for the Endurance Athlete

Iron: A Guide for the Endurance Athlete

“I might be low on iron”….have you ever had that thought or possibly been diagnosed with iron deficiency? It is one of the most common nutritional issues experienced by endurance athletes, particularly women. This blog aims to give you an understanding of the role...
Sodium: A guide for the endurance athlete

Sodium: A guide for the endurance athlete

Sodium is an essential electrolyte mineral, meaning that it must be obtained through the diet. One of its key functions is to regulate the body’s fluid balance and therefore blood pressure. The general population are advised to restrict their consumption of sodium to...