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Natural products that support Muscle Building

Whether training for competitive sports or lifting regularly to build mass, you want to be getting the most out of your time and efforts by supplementing with high quality products which provide your body with the nutrients it needs to grow.

In the latest Evolution Organics blog, we’ve taken a look at some of our favourite natural supplements that can be used to help you build muscle.

Beta-Alanine

Beta-Alanine is an interesting amino acid. It’s not required in the creation of new muscles and not readily available from food sources. However, when consumed as a supplement, Beta-Alanine can help maximise performance during high-intensity workouts, allowing you to push yourself harder for longer. Beta-Alanine does this by supporting synthesis of carnosine, thus reducing overall accumulation of lactic acid in the muscles.

Creatine

Creatine has become very popular in recent years as an essential muscle building supplement. Found naturally in the body, Creatine is stored inside muscles and is used to produce ATP – the main mechanism which energy is derived from during intense exercise.

We stock a wide range of high-quality Creatine supplements. Our favourite pick right now is Natural Stacks BioCreatine, which contains Fenugreek extract to increase overall absorption of creatine in the body.

BCAAs

BCAAs are composed of three essential amino acids – leucine, valine and isoleucine. Some studies have shown BCAA supplements are highly effective in aiding muscle growth as they increase muscle protein synthesis.

If you’re looking for a truly natural plant based BCAA source, why not try Vivo Life SUSTAIN Plant Based BCAA, which includes coconut water to hydrate the body and provide electrolytes. To learn more about Vivo Life SUSTAIN Plant Based BCAA, see our review.

Proteins

Protein supplements are an essential component of any supplement regime to build muscle. Best taken after workout, protein powders give your body the raw building blocks it needs to fuel muscle growth and recover.

Choosing the right protein can be confusing, so why not check out our previous blog posts to help you select the right kind of protein.

Shop with Evolution Organics

We stock a wide range of protein supplements, including vegan and vegetarian protein, tasty protein snacks and bars, and meal replacements.

If you find yourself buying from Evolution Organics quite regularly, why not open an account with us?

And if you’ve found a certain natural product to be particularly useful, let us know in the comments below!

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More About The Author - Henry Maitland

Henry Maitland I've been working in the health and fitness world and have been studying related subjects for over 20 years. I started out studying sports science and human biology in 1994 and went on to qualify and work as a masseur in 1996 than as a personal trainer in 2001. I then went on to qualify as a CHEK practitioner and Holistic Lifestyle Coach in 2002. These are both multi stage qualifications and I spent ten years working my way through the more advanced levels and the epic reading lists that go with them. I still have Chek level 4 to look forward to and in the coming years plan to travel to San Diego and finish the journey. I took a brief break from my studies with the CHEK institute in 2007 to qualify as a St John's certified Neuromuscular Therapist and returned in 2008 and 2009 to complete the level 3 CHEK certifications. 4 years ago I started studying with the four winds institute of energy medicine in America which is formed from the ancient shamanic healing techniques of the South American Q'ero Indians. This combined with the works of David; R Hawkins MD brought together for me the most extraordinary revelation as to dynamics of true health and wellness. I continue to read and study on my own path guided by those that I have studied with previously as I continue my research in to the many subjects that form the health equation. I have been running my own business, Core Evolution, for the last 12 years. I spend the majority of my time taking people through advanced holistic rehabilitation programmes and work on all areas of the Evolution Cycle of health (although not at the same time!) I very much hope I can share some of what I have discovered with you through the Evolution Organics blog. In health, chi, and happiness. Henry Maitland C.H.E.K practitioner level 3 St Johns Certified Neuromuscular therapist levels 1-8 C.H.E.K HLC level 3 C.H.E.K certified golf biomechanic ITEC certified Remedial masseur Shamanic healer - The four winds institute

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