Should Athletes Supplement with Collagen?

Collagen is the most prevalent protein in your body. It’s essential for providing structure to your skin, hair, nails and even helps your blood clot. In the past few years, collagen’s gained popularity showing up in everything from muffins to water (sister-in-law gave me collagen water at her house, who knew?!). In this post, I look beyond the fancy marketing to give you an overview if athletes should take collagen. What is collagen? Collagen is Read more…

Can Vitamin D Reduce Covid-19 Risk for Athletes?

Key Takeaway: Vitamin D is helpful for supporting the immune system and may reduce susceptibility of Covid-19. Get a blood test to check vitamin D levels and supplement accordingly. Avoid taking over 4,000 IU per day and stay well. The Sun and Vitamin D Normally I tell my clients they can stop taking a vitamin D supplement in the summer months if they are outside often. Vitamin D is actually a hormone that’s made when Read more…

The Red Blood Cell Panel for Athletes

I just watched the new fascinating ESPN documentary about Lance Armstrong. In the film, Lance describes working with now-infamous coach Dr. Ferrari. According to Lance, Ferrari’s training philosophy was “less is more…all you need is red cells.” Low Red Blood Cell can Cause Training Fatigue By now, it’s no secret that red blood cells provide the fuel, in the form of oxygen, athletes need to compete at their best. That’s why the red blood cell Read more…