Folate for Athletes: many athletes are too low

Folate for athletes Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin (B9) that plays an important role in making DNA. It plays an important role in red blood cell production and tissue repair.  Folate is especially important for athletes, who have a high red blood cell turnover rate due to the stresses of training. Many athletes believe that their fatigue is due to an iron deficiency.  It could be, but folate deficiencies also can lead to anemia Read more…

Magnesium supplements for athletes

Magnesium from food sources Athlete commomly use magnesium supplements. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and is necessary for over 300 metabolic reactions, yet athletes often fall short on this electrolyte and crucial micronutrient.   Good food sources of magnesium include leafy greens (spinach, chard), legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains, therefore, we always encourage athletes to source most of their magnesium from food. Magnesium as a supplements There are many Read more…

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Vitamin D2 or D3 for athletes?

Technically, vitamin D is a hormone and found in a few foods, added to others, and made by the body when exposed to UV light. It’s easy not to get enough D and is one of the most common suboptimal nutrients in athletes. When looking for a vitamin D supplement, you’ll see a couple of options.

Get to know Dr. A’nna Roby on The Running Public Podcast

An endurance athlete, Doctor, and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Dr. A’nna joins us for a look into the way nutrition and blood testing affect our performance. We begin with general principles then progress to Anna’s specialty: female-specific nutrition and blood testing. If you are a female athlete, coach female athletes, or even just know a female athlete, the second half of this interview is now on your “must-listen” list!

DR. A’NNA TALKS BLOOD TESTING WITH FULL CIRCLE COACHING

ATHLETE BLOOD TEST TOPICS 3:40 – Inflammation 5:00 – When to blood test 8:06 – Adrenal fatigue  12:00- ABT.she 15:00 – IRON 17:50 – Testosterone 20:00 – Magnesium 24:00 Cholesterol  27 – The athlete blood test difference Dr. A’nna strives to inspire people to optimally fuel their bodies to achieve their best and have a positive impact on the world. She is the only combined Ph.D./RD specializing in sports performance nutrition in the world with Read more…

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The ABTshe Initiative

It’s not in your head I’ve been an athlete since the age of three, but in high school and college, I couldn’t help but realize some workouts felt WAY harder than others despite good sleep, recovery, and nutrition. When I studied exercise physiology in college (one of my two majors) and grad school, I learned that female sex hormones could affect training, recovery, and even the nutrients we absorb.  Ladies, it’s not in your head- Read more…

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…