It is one hundred percent true that an athlete can become a great athlete by eating quality food, training hard and getting proper rest alone without using any supplements. And we all know it is not uncommon to go into any supplement store and see skinny pencil neck kids walk in and ask, “How do I get huge?” Or “How do I gain weight?” They seem to think that the secret lies in a bottle of powder or pills. Clearly that is a ridiculous notion. However, if there is a supplement that can be taken to further increase an athletes performance than it should be considered. A supplement is just that of course, a supplement to an already good nutrition plan. Although they are few, I feel that there are some proven supplements that can be of benefit to an athletes performance.
Excess stress tends to show up on your face—ever notice those pimples that pop up after a night of last-minute studying or rushing to meet a deadline? “Stress is a major factor in skin health, as it can trigger oxidative stress and start the inflammatory cascade in the body,” says Crysler. “This effects your adrenals, hormones, and your ability to fight off typical free radicals—which can irradiate the skin and cause acne.” Being able to manage stress is crucial—and luckily, some supplements can help your body with that.