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06/01/2013 at 00:58
Hi all, Is there any value in using sports supplements whilst I'm marathon training? Never used them before so any advice would welcome
M...eldy    pirate
06/01/2013 at 01:01

Depends on what you mean by a sports supplement

If you mean gels and sports drink then yes they do have their place, if you mean the powders and potions department then probably not
Get all your vitamins and nutrients from a well balanced diet and supplement energy as you train with gels if needs be

06/01/2013 at 01:02
I use electrolyte tablets, high 5, after a run just to try to rehydrate, also have a proteinshake after a hard run cos I'm not a big meat eater so they just help to get me enough protein.
06/01/2013 at 01:26
It was more the powders and potions I was thinking of, M...eldy. Already use the drinks and gels.
06/01/2013 at 04:09


06/01/2013 at 09:17

Try focusing on your diet. If you are deficient in something like magnesium, then change your diet, or if you have too, take a supplement. Be aware of the implications of oversupplementation before you take something

I've no experience personally of supplements

06/01/2013 at 09:34

Vit D 


07/01/2013 at 10:48

If you are training hard and feel run down, Iron (and vit. C to help absorb it). Zinc is a good idea too; it is supposed to boost your immune system.

07/01/2013 at 11:13

vitamin b12 will make you happy

07/01/2013 at 11:42
the dude abides wrote (see)

vitamin b12 will make you happy

Is that cos it's got Marmite in it? 

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