The sports nutrition market in Poland is developing dynamically. From year to year its revenues are steadily increasing. It is also followed by the quality of the offered products. Supplements of lower quality have a rather low price. Unfortunately, according to a report prepared by the Supreme Chamber of Control, their quality leaves much to be desired. Supplements for athletes from the best manufacturers are an expense of even several hundred PLN per month. Most often they are imported from the United States where the supplementation market is the most developed.
Supplements are considered to be foodstuffs. Their function is to supplement a proper diet. It is a false assumption that only thanks to proper supplementation it is possible to achieve good shape. You should always remember that they are only elements supplementing your diet and training.
The basic set for most athletes when it comes to supplementation should be based on providing the body with adequate amounts of protein. This is the most important building block of our body. Protein supplements will accelerate metabolism, while providing the energy necessary for exercise. The market offers several types of protein supplements.
Sportsmen are also recommended nutrients rich in Omega 3, an unsaturated fatty acid. It is responsible for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system. It also stimulates nerve cell growth. It improves visual acuity.
After each workout and more intensive exercise, it is good to have regeneration supplements on hand. The best supplements belonging to this group contain mixtures of simple and complex carbohydrates and amino acids.
A universal supplement addressed to representatives of various sports disciplines are preparations containing caffeine. It has a positive effect on concentration levels. Endurance also benefits from taking caffeine. It is easily available, also in tablets. It is a good substitute for coffee. It is the most popular stimulating substance.