Do vitamins boost your workouts? by Jason Sparks March 9, 2016 at 5:04 am Health & Beauty 0 Comment If you think that vitamins, particularly antioxidants such as A, C and E help maximise your workouts, think again. There’s emerging evidence that antioxidant supplements may adversly effect: Insulin benefits of exercise “One previous small study found that trained and untrained people who dose up on antioxidant supplements impair important exercise training adaptations such as improved insulin sensitivity and production of special proteins that actually help defend the body against oxidative stress caused by exercise,” says Tim Crowe, Associate Professor in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University and founder of Thinking Nutrition. Oxidative stress during and after a workout“Now researchers have extended this study by looking at the effect of antioxidants in trained female runners,” says Crowe. “The study, which was published in the European Journal of Sports Science, found that when blood was measured, the markers that indicated oxidative stress were found to actually be higher in those taking the vitamin C.” Though it is not clear why, it is yet more proof that we don’t really understand how supplements may work differently to food in our bodies, nor are we really across the many different lifestyle impacts supplements may have on everything from sleep and stress to exercise. Image: Thinkstock NEXT: Check out our guide to supplements to discover the scoop. Source link Share This Post: Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Post navigation ‹ Previous 6 ways to beat cravingsNext › Jess Sepel's FebFast tips Related Content Top stress management techniques Your very own DIY spa Beauty talk with health and fitness blogger Amy Lee Your guide to selecting the best Brazilian wax for you more news from the blog Nutrition Plan and Supplementation Guide | Clutch Life: Ashley Conrad’s 24/7 Fitness Trainer Protein Baba | Delicious High Protein Toffee Bites Neglected Exercises You Should Include In Your Workout The Vegan Muscle & Fitness Guide to Bodybuilding Competitions by Marcella Torres Chicken Pot Pie – Healthy, Easy to Make from Scratch DoubleFlex Total Body Gym, Workout DVD, & Nutrition Guide by OYO Fitness on QVC ‘Non Vegans Trying Vegan Food’ REACTION 13 Top Tips For Nutrition Walk all over breast cancer at the 2017 Mother’s Day Classic Netball Players | The Ideal Nutrition Plan Eat like a warrior How To Batch Cook Healthy Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast – Sous Vide Hormones | Their Role In Fat Loss A Guide To Wild Swimming In The UK Running Minutes Vs Miles | Which Training Method To Use Bench Press Technique | Tips For Development Build-A-Booty Workout Routine | Glute Growth Win £100 Worth Of Myprotein Vouchers Trying Vegan Food! | What I Ate Wednesday World Cup Qualifiers | Top Dribble & Sprint Drills ”Healthy Cooking” Ep# Santa Fe Chicken Salad part-3 (09 March 12) Health TV Protein, Protein, Protein | Shake It Up Why Carbs On Rest Days Are A Good Idea Fresh Prince – Vivians Healthy Cooking YUMMY How Can I Strengthen My Ankle For Netball? Intra-Workout Nutrition | Best Ways To Maximise Workouts Stay Healthy Whilst Snacking Carb Refeeds | Boosting Your Leptin Hormone For Fat Loss Crackpot Kitchen : Healthy Eating Cooking Show Jacqui Malouf- Healthy Cooking and Eating Tips Maca Banana Pancakes The Importance of Pre and Post Workout Nutrition It’s A Fairway To…The Masters 2017 | Augusta Golf Stats & Facts Add Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.