Pre-Workout Supplements

Increase Your Exercise Benefits with Pre-Workout Supplements

Maximizing Your Workout

At one stage in time, all you needed to do was to eat some toast or a banana if you were about to perform a tough workout. Nowadays, there’s a lot of buzz about pre-workout supplements. In this post, we will have a look at what these are, what the benefits of taking them are and whether or not they are safe.    

What are Pre-Workout Supplements?

It is simply a supplement that you take before you work out. It usually comes in the form of a powder that you need to mix with water. Some contain ingredients to boost your energy. As long as they are natural pre-workout supplements, these can be quite helpful.

They may be categorized into workout supplements for men and workout supplements for women, but not all companies do this.

What are the Benefits?

The benefits of taking these include:

  • More energy to perform your workout
  • Less chance of dehydration or loss of electrolytes.
  • Better performance during your workout and the ability to work-out for longer.
  • Faster recovery times afterward.
  • Better circulation and increased blood to the muscles of the body.

Are They Safe?

This depends on the actual supplement itself. The best pre-workout supplements have been scientifically formulated to be beneficial. As long as you look for a reputable brand from a reputable company, you will be safe.

Look for companies that have an established track record and that do not make outlandish claims about what the product will do for you.

Look for supplements containing the following ingredients to make sure that you get the best results.

Carbs

Yes, carbs are viewed as the enemy by many of us now, but they are the perfect source of energy for you if you want to have a tough workout. The longer and harder you will be working out, the more carbo-loading you need to do. If you do not have enough carbs in your system, your body is not able to perform at its best during exercise.

Caffeine

This is not a must have, but it can be helpful. It helps you feel more alert and gives you a boost of energy. Studies show promising results with caffeine because it helps to decrease your perception of how hard you have been working.

There is also a theory, confirmed in some small studies, that caffeine increases the amount of fat your muscles burn. This allows you to work-out for longer.

Beetroot Juice

There is some evidence that beetroot juice can increase the body’s levels of nitric oxide and help to boost cardiovascular performance. Nitric oxide is a vasodilator. During a workout, it makes the blood vessels open up more, meaning that the heart does not have to pump quite as hard. This helps to build aerobic endurance.

There are many more ingredients that the supplement may contain. Whether these will all be useful or not to you depends on the ingredients themselves. It makes sense to do some research upfront to ensure that your supplement has as many benefits as it claims to have.

Mixing It Up With Dry Blending

What Is Dry Blending?

Dry blending is becoming increasingly popular in the food industry all across the world. The benefits, accessibility, and ease of dry blending is creating a stir in the world of food and nutrition, and even sometimes in places you would never expect.

The Dry Blending Process

Dry blending is essentially exactly what it sounds like. In the food industry, this simply means the mixing of dry ingredients to create a “dry” product. Dry blending products—which can be anything from sauces to drinks to baking mixtures and more—are easy to make and easy to use.

Typically you need only add water or something sort of liquid ingredient to the dry product to create a delicious addition to any meal.

The Benefits of Dry Blending

Not only is dry blending easy, but also it is incredibly cost effective and thus affordable for consumers. The dry ingredients are cheap to make, so companies have no need to charge consumers exorbitant amounts of money for something small and delicious.

Furthermore, as there is very little within dry blended products that can rot or go stale, dry blended items can last far longer than any other food products, including canned items, and thus are even more cost efficient than you would think. They also typically come in small packages, and as such as incredibly easy to store since they take up very little cabinet space.

One may be wary of dry blend products—what about the taste? There is no need to fear, though—dry blending does not affect the taste of the ingredients used. Everything you can make with dry blended products tastes just as delicious, but take less than half the time to prepare and cook.

The purpose of dry blending dehydrated foods is to maximize nutritional value, taste, and to save consumers time in a world that is constantly on the move.

Who Uses Dry Blending?

The low cost and simplicity of dry blending means that a large amount of the food industry utilizes this process, and probably in ways you would not normally anticipate.

For instance, coffee vending machines—the ones you may stop at on your way to work if you are in a hurry—are usually dry blend coffee with hot water. However, does the taste suffer? No! That quick and cheap coffee saved you time and money without sacrificing taste.

Many restaurants use dry blending for their spices, especially quick service locations. Again, the safety and low cost makes this a great solution for businesses without sacrificing customer health or satisfaction.

Taco seasoning, spice mixtures, “just add water” baking concoctions—all of these are examples of every day dry blending products that the world at large uses. The food industry uses dry blending to its fullest extent, and research continues to expand knowledge of dry blending possibilities.

Contact Us for Dry Blending Today!

At Dure Foods, we pride ourselves on our dry blending techniques and packaging. All of our products are verified on their premises and by a third-party lab, ensuring absolute safety and nutritional value.

Our ingredients all come precisely weighed and documented to create the perfect mixtures for all our items. Dry blending creates cheap, high quality items, and Dure Food ensures the best standards for all our dry blended products.

For more info, Contact Us Today!