What Are Intra-Workout Supplements?
Intra-workout supplements are dietary supplements consumed during your training session, with the goal being to support performance, aid hydration, and help delay the onset of fatigue.*
One key area that an intra-workout must address is hydration.* Even as little as a 2% drop in hydration levels can significantly impact an athlete's perception of fatigue and reduce mental clarity and hasten performance decline.*
To promote optimal hydration status and protect against excess mineral loss during training, intra workout supplements typically contain essential electrolytes such as magnesium, potassium, and sodium.*
These minerals support cellular hydration and muscle function, aid performance, and help guard against dehydration, cramping, and fatigue.*
What Are the Benefits of Intra Workout Supplements?
Intra workouts can contain a diversity of nutrients, including amino acids, electrolytes, or carbohydrates that may help:
- Enhance Energy Production*
- Improve Fatigue Resistance*
- Boost Athletic Performance*
- Support an Anabolic Environment*
- Improved Protein Synthesis*
- Combat Muscle Breakdown*
- Aid Cellular Hydration*
Steel Fuel® offers an ideal choice for your intra-workout needs, supplying your body with the essential nutrients it needs to maintain a high level of performance and blast through every rep of your training session.*
Who Should Use Intra-Workout Supplements?
Just about anyone can benefit from using intra workout supplements during their workouts.
But some individuals may notice a more significant impact on their training and recovery from using intra workout supplements, including:
- Individuals who train multiple times per day
- Individuals who do not eat before training
- Individuals who perform high-volume/high-intensity training sessions
- Individuals who train for long periods (e.g. endurance athletes)
- Individuals who do not consume enough protein during the day
Suppose you fall into one or more of these categories. In that case, you'll likely find that your performance and recovery improves when you start incorporating BCAAs, amino acids, and/or carb transport support supplements during your workouts.
Which Intra Workout Should I Choose?
For intense workouts, our preferred intra workout supplement is either Steel Fuel® or Amino9®.
Steel Fuel® delivers 5 grams of 2:1:1 BCAA per serving to support energy production, muscle repair, and protein synthesis while combating protein breakdown. Also included are valuable electrolytes alongside coconut water powder to enhance hydration and replenish minerals depleted by intense training.
Together, the nutrients in Steel Fuel® help enhance performance, reduce fatigue, and support recovery.*
Pure Steel Vegan Amino9® is a Leucine-enhanced, clinically-substantiated blend of all nine essential amino acids (EAAs), including the three BCAAs – leucine, isoleucine, and valine. This amino acid blend contains what the body needs to optimize muscle protein synthesis.*