Are you ready to up your training game? Better Living dispenses a wide variety of natural supplements for athletes of all levels. We realize that when it comes to athletic performance, nutrition and supplementation play a major role in the optimization of performance levels. We offer a wide variety of products catered to professional and non-professional athletes in the Toronto area that are natural, safe and effective.
The following products are available for purchase at Better Living in Toronto.
Protein – Maximize your results by consuming sufficient protein in your diet. Protein can help promote muscle growth, support recovery and encourage fat loss. We offer a wide variety of protein supplements in powder, bar and meal replacement form made from whey, soy, rice, hemp, pumpkin and pea proteins.
Pre-Workouts – We stock pre-workout supplements both with and without stimulants and sugar. These formulations may enhance alertness, increase energy levels and promote strength gains by increasing oxygen flow to muscles.
Intra-Workout – Promote faster muscle recovery with intra-workout formulations. Intra-workout supplements also replenish glycogen stores to sustain endurance and encourage continual mental alertness and concentration during training.
Post-Workout – Post workout recovery is crucial if you want to yield results. It can help with providing energy for your next training session, maintain anabolism through the reparation of muscle tissue and encourage healthy immune function in the body.
Creatine – Creatine is useful for when your strength plummets in the gym and you need to get that last rep in as it improves muscular strength and energy output. Creatine will hydrate your muscles with a high-energy compound called creatine phosphate. Not only does it allow for immediate energy supply but it promotes muscle fibre growth.
Natural Testosterone Support – Build muscle, support speed and agility, increase energy and promote healthy testosterone levels with natural supplements that include herbs such as ashwaganda, maca root, damiana leaves, tribulus and Siberian-ginseng root.
Amino Acids – Amino Acids are considered the building blocks of protein. Not only are they important for building lean muscle mass and burning fat but they are also significant for your overall health by allowing the immune system to function properly, improve concentration, mood and sleep and promote healthy digestion.
Joint Support Formulations – It is important to protect your connective tissue from wear and tear experienced during exercise. Joint support supplements include glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, collagen and anti-inflammatory herbs and enzymes. These supplements will promote joint mobility and lubrication, maintain and strengthen cartilage, reduce the occurrence of aches.and pains, and decrease the likelihood of injury..
A Vegetarian Protein-Rich Substitute
Eating vegetables ensure an abundant supply of amino assets which the body uses for consuming, digesting and assimilating natural proteins. Vegetable are also rich in fibre and natural alkaline agents, which help in neutralizing lactic acid forming from foods such as meat, eggs and dairy.
Below is a list of some plants along with their quantities for consumption that can allow you to compensate for the protein intake:
Almonds (1 oz. = 6.03 grams)
Pumpkin seeds (1 oz. = 9.35 grams)
Sunflower seeds (1/4 cup = 8 grams)
Chia seeds (1/4 cup = 12 grams)
Quinoa (1/4 cup dry = 6 grams)
Peas (1 cup = 8 grams)
Hemp seeds (1/4 cup = 10 grams)
Maca root (1 tbsp = 3 grams)
Asparagus (8 spears = 3.08 grams) 10. Spirulina (1 oz. = 16 grams)
Sesame seeds (1/4 cup = 7 grams)
Barley grass (1/2 cup, juiced = 12.6 grams)
Romaine (1 cup = 1 gram)
Kale (1 cup = 2.5 grams)
Cauliflower (1 cup = 2.28 grams)
Mushrooms (1 cup – 5 grams)
Broccoli (1 cup = 5.7 grams)
Watercress (1 cup = 3 grams) 19. Sprouts (1 cup = 5 grams)
Avocado (1 avocado = 4 grams)
Brazil nuts (1 cup, shelled = 20 grams)
Figs (1 cup = 2.5 grams)
Goji berries (1 cup = 10 grams)
Spinach (1 cup = 5.35 grams)
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For more information on sports supplementation and protocols for athletes please contact our performance specialist here at the dispensary. Better Living is committed to our Toronto customers and believe in helping you achieve a healthy, long life through proper nutrition and supplementation. We are also committed in keeping your pets active as they age and offer supplements to help with small animal mobility. For more information on pet care and specialist information please check out our section on Pet Health.