Endurance Sports

Long-distance running/Cycling/Swimming/CrossFit/Triathlon/Rowing/Skiing

Endurance sports are characterized by prolonged activity over time that constantly "consume" energy and nutrients in proportion to the duration of the physical performance and/or exercise. Endurance sports, while differing in several disciplines, they share some basic points: duration, oxygen consumption and energy expenditure related to fatigue.

Aerobic metabolism, from the biochemical point of view, mainly occurs through the oxidation of sugars and fats ingested through the diet.

In order to ensure an adequate performance over time, endurance sports athletes’ body need the correct amounts of carbohydrate before, during and after physical exercise. Carbohydrate is used as a substrate by the body to obtain energy and can be characterized according to its structure (simple or complex), and rate of absorption.

Examples of carbohydrate are maltodextrins that are more or less long glucose polymers classified on the basis of dextrose equivalent (DE), then there are starches, also complex carbohydrate, they consist of amylose and amylopectin polymers (made of glucose monomers).
Some products made of carbohydrate are specifically suitable for endurance adult sportsmen performing intense and/or prolonged exercise involving muscle fatigue and depletion of glycogen stores in skeletal muscle.
Carbohydrate in these products in fact is metabolized by the body and contributes to the recovery of normal muscle function (contraction) after intense and/or prolonged exercise. The use of these products is specific as post-workout and in particular to obtain the claimed beneficial effect it is necessary to take an amount of carbohydrate from all sources in total equivalent to 4 g per kg of body weight, with an intake in doses to be initiated within 4 hours of an intense and/or prolonged exercise, however, it has to be concluded within 6 hours after exercise.

Other important issues for those who practice endurance sports are hydration, hydro saline balance: it is recommended the integration of liquids and mineral salts during physical performance and throughout the day.

The products (foods or food supplements) which are carbohydrate and electrolyte solutions, such as isotonic drinks, contribute to the maintenance of endurance performance during prolonged exercise and also increase water absorption during physical exercise. Also potassium and magnesium food supplements are great for the integration of these two minerals that not only contributes to normal muscle function, but also electrolyte balance (magnesium).

Eventually, in the  athlete's recovery phase, even for endurance sports, it is suggested  the integration (over 18 years of age) with foods and food supplements of protein that contribute to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass and single amino acids and in particular amino acid derivatives such as beta-alanine and carnosine and also carnitine.





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  1. BIOTECH USA

    100% BCAA 400 g

    Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) 

    - 30 %
    Special Price €33.59 Regular Price €47.99

    Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) 

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    2000 L- Carnitine SINGOLA 1 x 700 ml

    Carnitina Liquida
    - 41 %
    Special Price €1.59 Regular Price €2.70
    Carnitina Liquida
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    25% Protein Delicious Bar 1 x 50 g

    Barretta Proteica
    - 15 %
    Special Price €1.70 Regular Price €2.00
    Barretta Proteica
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    30% Protein Temptation Bar 1 x 35 g

    Barretta Proteica
    - 15 %
    Special Price €1.05 Regular Price €1.24
    Barretta Proteica
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    40% Protein Bar RealZero 1 x 40 g

    Barretta Proteica con Vitamine
    - 15 %
    Special Price €2.47 Regular Price €2.90
    Barretta Proteica con Vitamine
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    50% Full Protein Bar 12 x 50 g

    Protein bars
    - 41 %
    Special Price €24.78 Regular Price €42.00
    Protein bars
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    8000 BCAA's SINGOLA 1 x 700 ml

    Aminoacidi Ramificati Liquidi
    - 41 %
    Special Price €0.83 Regular Price €1.40
    Aminoacidi Ramificati Liquidi
  8. ANDERSON

    Accel Strong 100 tabls

    Acetyl L-Carnitine
    - 28 %
    Special Price €28.73 Regular Price €39.90
    Acetyl L-Carnitine
  9. SYFORM

    Acefos 45 cps

    Aminoacidi
    - 20 %
    Special Price €31.12 Regular Price €38.90
  10. VITAMINCOMPANY

    Acetil L-Carnitina 1000 60 cpr

    Acetyl L-Carnitine
    - 15 %
    Special Price €21.25 Regular Price €25.00
    Acetyl L-Carnitine
  11. PROLABS

    Acetil L-Carnitina 60 cps

    Carnitina
    - 35 %
    Special Price €16.90 Regular Price €26.00
  12. PRONUTRITION

    Acetil L-Carnitina 60 cps

    Acetil L-Carnitina
    - 25 %
    Special Price €22.43 Regular Price €29.90
    Acetil L-Carnitina
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    Acetil L-Carnitina 90 cpr

    Acetil L-Carnitina
    - 20 %
    Special Price €20.00 Regular Price €25.00
    Acetil L-Carnitina
  14. NATROID

    Acetil L-Carnitina 98 x 500 mg cpr

    ALC tavolette divisibili
    - 30 %
    Special Price €18.90 Regular Price €27.00
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    Acetyl L-Carnitine 750 mg 90 tabs

    L-carnitine
    - 30 %
    Special Price €44.10 Regular Price €63.00
    L-carnitine
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    Alc 1000 60 cps

    Acetil-L-Carnitina
    - 30 %
    Special Price €14.70 Regular Price €21.00
    Acetil-L-Carnitina
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    Alc Tabs 1000 mg 150 cpr

    Acetil L-Carnitina
    - 35 %
    Special Price €24.38 Regular Price €37.50
    Acetil L-Carnitina
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    Alka Bcaa+ 300 g

    Aminoacidi ramificati + vitamine gruppo B
    - 25 %
    Special Price €22.50 Regular Price €30.00
    Aminoacidi ramificati + vitamine gruppo B
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    Amino Essential 120 cpr

    Essential Amino Acids (EAAs)
    - 20 %
    Special Price €28.00 Regular Price €35.00
    Essential Amino Acids (EAAs)
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    PER4M

    Amino Essential 240 cpr

    Aminoacidi Essenziali + B6
    - 20 %
    Special Price €47.92 Regular Price €59.90
    Aminoacidi Essenziali + B6
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    Amino Essential Drink 315 g

    Aminoacidi Essenziali
    - 20 %
    Special Price €28.80 Regular Price €36.00
    Aminoacidi Essenziali
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    Amino Matrix 180 cpr

    Aminoacidi Essenzaili + B6
    - 30 %
    Special Price €34.29 Regular Price €48.99
    Aminoacidi Essenzaili + B6
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    Amino Matrix 405 g

    Aminoacidi Essenziali
    - 30 %
    Special Price €31.43 Regular Price €44.90
    Aminoacidi Essenziali
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    Amino Pool 150 cpr

    Aminoacidi Essenziali
    - 25 %
    Special Price €28.46 Regular Price €37.95
    Aminoacidi Essenziali
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    Amino Xtra Essential 700 g

    Aminoacidi Essenziali
    - 20 %
    Special Price €55.12 Regular Price €68.90
    Aminoacidi Essenziali
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    Amino-4 Complex 100 tabls

    Formula of branched-chain amino acids
    - 28 %
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    Formula of branched-chain amino acids
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    Amino-4 Complex 200 tabls

    Formula of branched-chain amino acids
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    Formula of branched-chain amino acids
    - 28 %
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    Formula of branched-chain amino acids
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    Amino-4 Liquid Bcaa 500 ml

    Aminoacidi Liquidi
    - 28 %
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    Aminoacidi Liquidi
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    Aminoacidi+ 100 tabs

    Essential Amino Acids + B6
    - 20 %
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    Essential Amino Acids + B6
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    Aminoflex 100 cpr

    Aminoacidi Essenziali
    - 20 %
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    Aminoacidi Essenziali
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    Aminotool (1000 mg) 120 cpr

    Essential amino acids
    - 15 %
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    Aminotool (1000 mg) 300 cpr

    Pool Aminoacidi Essenziali
    - 15 %
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    Pool Aminoacidi Essenziali
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    Aminoacidi Essenziali
    - 15 %
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    Aminotool 120 cps

    Essential Amino Acids
    - 15 %
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    Essential Amino Acids
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    Ammo Zero 315 g

    Aminoacidi Ramificati + B6
    - 28 %
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    Aminoacidi Ramificati + B6
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    AND.Anderson - Betal 1000 100 tabs

    Beta-alanine
    - 28 %
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    Beta-alanine
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    Barrett'One 2.0 SINGOLA 1 x 70 g

    Barretta Proteica
    - 20 %
    Special Price €3.44 Regular Price €4.30
    Barretta Proteica
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    Barretta Sostitutivo Pasto 1 x 60 g

    Barretta - Sostitutivo Pasto
    - 15 %
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    Barretta - Sostitutivo Pasto
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    Bcaa 8:1:1 180 cpr

    Aminoacidi Ramificati + B6
    - 30 %
    Special Price €29.40 Regular Price €42.00
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