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November 21, 2020 2 min read

Football is one of Canada’s favourite sports to watch, and many people, young and old, enjoy participating in the intensely physical contact sport.

With the hard training involved in playing football and gruelingly long games, football athletes are certainly people who can benefit from the use of sports supplements.

Sports supplements, of course, can play a role in improved physical performance. However, many people fail to realize that sports supplements can also help prevent injuries and encourage better recovery. The right combination of supplements targeted towards your specific activity can keep your body feeling its best so you can continue playing the sport you love for years on end.

Here you will find Supplements Superstores recommended supplements for athletes who play football.

Omega Fatty Acids for Football

Omega fatty acids are a foundational supplement with countless benefits. Contact sports are hard on the joints. Over time the tendons and cartilage in joints wear down, which can often lead to painful conditions like arthritis. Another factor that contributes to joint pain is inflammation. Inflammation is an unfortunate side effect of exercise. Thankfully, taking an omega supplement every day can benefit football players in the following ways:

  • Improved bone and joint health
  • Improved brain health
  • Less inflammation

Omegas are one of the first supplements you should add to a daily supplement routine.

Nutraphase Fish Oil Omega Fatty Acids

1000 mg of pure fish oil in each soft gel delivers a 40:20 ratio of EPA to DHA omega fatty acids.

Casein Protein for Football

Whey protein is a great post-workout or post-game recovery shake, but casein protein is whey’s underrated brother. Casein protein is a slower digesting protein that’s ideal for right before bed to feed tired, hungry muscles all night long.

Casein protein can benefit any athlete in need of better recovery and anyone looking to increase or maintain muscle mass. For these reasons, casein is an ideal supplement for football players.

Allmax Casein Protein FX:

Twenty-five grams of slowly digesting, 100% pure micellar casein protein designed to keep your muscles fueled for up to ten hours overnight. 

EAA Supplements for Football

BCAAs are all the rage, but the truth is that all the branched-chain amino acids in the world won’t help you if your diet lacks all nine essential amino acids, or EAAs. EAAs are the ideal option for athletes who need to ensure they complete the protein in their diet with all the EAAs.

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Proteins make up every structure in your body, and for amino acids to form complete proteins, you need to consume the nine EAAs through your diet. EAAs are those amino acids that your body cannot create on its own.

Dymatize All 9 Amino

Seven grams of BCAAs and just under three grams of EAAs come together to give your body all nine essential amino acids to ensure your body has what it needs to complete proteins, recover muscles, and synthesize new muscles.

While your performance ultimately comes down to how hard you practice and train, football athletes can benefit from the use of sports supplements such as EAAs, protein supplements, and foundational products like omega fatty acids.

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