Health & Wellbeing

Discover the Benefits of the Nutrient Supplements from the Health & Wellbeing Range!

Taking one of our Australian online supplements for better health and wellbeing is quite a general statement, so we decided to take a closer look at each of our Australian online supplements within the health & wellbeing range, so you can decide if they are the right choice for you. Read on to discover the most beneficial Australian online supplements right now!

Inulin

One of the Australian online supplements within our health & wellbeing range is Inulin, one of our nutrient supplements used for weight loss and muscle building. Inulin from our Australian online supplements range is a great source of soluble fibre and promotes regular bowel movement. Therefore, if you have been struggling digesting other nutrient supplements that could help you lose weight or gain muscle, Inulin may be a great choice for you.

Inulin is one of those nutrient supplements that is incredibly versatile. While assisting athletes with weight control, it also stimulates your digestive system and increases your ability to gain muscle mass. Because of its versatility, Inulin from the nutrient supplements range is used by a great variety of athletes.

Of course, Inulin can only be effective when athletes combine this supplement with a healthy lifestyle. So whether you are trying to lose weight or gain muscle, be sure to always enjoy the proper nutrition and have a good exercise plan in place.

Essential Amino Acids or EAAs

You do not need full protein powders to be successful in muscle building and weight loss, nor do you need complete protein powders to increase your sports performance or endurance, because the parts that make up a protein powder, such as essential amino acids, can also be very effective to reach the fitness goals you have set for yourself.

Instead of taking a normal protein powder, our essential amino acids blend provides you with the perfect combination of leucine, lysine, valine, threonine, isoleucine, methionine, phenylalanine, histidine and tryptophan; this often in concentrations that are considerably higher than standard protein powders. So if you lack certain amino acids in your diet, one of our amino acid supplements may be better for you than a standard protein powder, which still needs to be broken down in order to use the amino acids the protein consists of.

L-Glutamine

Glutamine is an extremely popular supplement for many athletes across the globe, because this particular supplement can provide you with benefits such as increased sports performance, muscle building and endurance. Of course, it also contributes to better health in general!

L-glutamine is a non-essential amino acid that can be found in many protein-rich foods. The amino acid plays a very important role in protein metabolization, as well as the regulation of important biological processes such as protein synthesis and the production of growth hormone, which are the processes that are directly responsible for muscle growth.

When you regularly do rigorous and intensive training, your L-glutamine levels will fall considerably. However, athletes need this L-glutamine to gain muscle and recover from intensive training, so if you believe your L-glutamine levels are getting depleted too quickly, then a supplement with L-glutamine could be of great benefit.

ND Complete

Those who can never find the time to eat healthy during a busy workday might benefit from ND Complete, one of the meal replacements from Nutrients Direct. ND Complete can contribute to your health by providing you with all the nutrients you need, but also with weight loss by controlling the number of calories you consume over the course of the day.

The formula of ND Complete has been developed with weight loss in mind, because each of the ingredients individually contributes to weight loss results. The high levels of protein inside the formula will reduce hunger pains or cravings, while the carbohydrates ensure you have a sufficient amount of energy. The formula also contains fatty acids, which will enable you to produce more energy for the rest of the day and digest your meal replacement properly.

Athletes who have experienced problems in the past digesting meal replacements may find that ND Complete is gentler on their digestive system. ND Complete contains a high grade colostrum, which is a substance that promotes gastrointestinal health, but also promotes the function of the immune system. For that reason, ND Complete may be the solution for athletes with a sensitive stomach.

ND Total Whey

When you have been around fellow athletes and personal trainers for a long time, you are undoubtedly familiar with whey protein. Whey protein is one of the most used protein supplements in the world, because the fast absorption of the protein makes it the perfect choice for purposes such as weight loss, increased sports performance, muscle building, endurance and even women’s fitness.

Total Whey from Nutrients Direct contains a combination of branched chain amino acids and glutamine, which is a perfect combination for increased muscle recovery. The whey proteins used to create our Total Whey are also of the highest quality, which enables athletes to enjoy more muscle mass over the course of time, providing this supplement is used with the right nutrition and exercise.

Similar to the majority of our other supplements, ND Total Whey also contains the colostrum that aids with digestion. However, in this case, the colostrum also contains 35% immunoglobulin as well as essential vitamins and minerals for improved health & wellbeing.

Conclusion

Many supplements on Nutrients Direct can improve your general health and wellbeing, but their effectiveness will depend on the actual nutrients you need. For example, if you already get enough protein in your regular diet, there is little purpose in taking an additional protein supplement, because your body is only going to use what it needs. For that reason, always consult a nutritionist if you wish to fill a gap in your diet. A nutritionist can help you to determine which nutrients are missing from your diet, but can also make some helpful suggestions to supplements those nutritional gaps.

As the supplements mentioned above have shown, supplements are not only used for sports benefits such as more muscle and endurance, they are also used to contribute to overall health. When a new supplement comes on the market, it is often subject to numerous studies to find their benefit for medical conditions and other issues. There is some scientific benefit to back up the usefulness of certain supplements, and these supplements have been marked by Nutrients Direct with the health & wellbeing symbol. Of course, to determine what kind of health contribution a supplement can make, you’ll have to read through the description of the supplement.

Athletes who suffer from certain medical conditions can still benefit from adding certain supplements to their diet, but it is always recommended to speak to your doctor before you start using supplements or start a new training routine. Underlying medical conditions could pose some problems when you are trying to reach a certain fitness goal, but they could also endanger your safety and your health. With the help of your doctor, you can create a training program and balanced diet that is suitable for the condition you suffer from. You can also ask for advice about supplements.

Suitable For:

  • Anyone wanting to enjoy optimal health, energy levels and immune response
  • Sports people and active people wanting perform at peak level
STRATEGIES FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING

Many answers about how to live a healthy life can be found by looking at how the human body has evolved over millennia.

By replicating certain aspects of how our ancient ancestors lived, we can reclaim the health we may have lost. Here are some key principles that will make a huge difference in your health and wellness:

Move a lot. If our ancestors didn’t move, they perished. So walk, run, swim, play sport, do the gardening - it doesn’t matter, find something you enjoy. If you move, you’ll feel better and live longer. Simple.

Lift weights. Resistance training helps maintain muscle mass. It increases bone density thereby reducing the risk of bone weakness and breakage as we age. It also increases metabolism, burns fat and strengthens the heart and immune system. These are just a few of the benefits lifting weights gives you.

Make nutrition a priority. Every cell in your body is an energy factory and will only operate at maximum efficiency when it gets enough of the right fuel to operate. This means you need the right ratios of carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats & oils, vitamins and minerals. It also means sufficient hydration in the form of clean, filtered water to support all key biological functions, clear out waste bi-products and increase metabolism. Focus on foods that were around for our ancient ancestors - meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, raw nuts & seeds, eggs, in-season fruit, healthy fats & oils (e.g. avocado, olives, coconut etc). Use natural supplements to help improve your nutrient intake when you aren’t able or don’t have the time to source these whole foods.

Sleep. Rest. Manage your stress. Sleep 7-9 hours a night. Insufficient sleep and too much stress produces an excess of stress chemicals in the body that weaken the immune system, steal your energy and encourage fat to be stored around the mid-section. Do this actively. Out of control stress levels will impact on your hormonal balance, making it harder for you to lose fat and potentially shorten your lifespan. So make a point of doing things that make you happy and relax you. Go for a walk in a park. Play with a puppy. Meditate. Sit under a tree. Doesn’t matter what you do but make a point of doing this every week.

 

TRAINING PROGRAMS

Try this quick and effective program to get started with feeling vital and energized.

HEALTH & WELL-BEING FITNESS PROGRAM
EXERCISE SETS  REPS  REST
1A.  SB Wall Squat with DB Shoulder Press 3 15 30s or less
1B.  Alternating Reverse Lunge with Cable Row 3 15 30s or less
Complete these 3 exercises in a circuit.  Rest for as little as possible and repeat for 3 circuits
2A.  Side Lunges 3 10 ES 30s or less
2B.  Kettlebell Deadlifts 3 10 30s or less
2C.  Step-up with DB Bicep Curls 3 20  
Complete these 3 exercises in a circuit.  Rest for as little as possible and repeat for 3 circuits
3A.  Step/Bench Side Hops 3 20 30s or less
3B.  DB Single-Leg Deadlifts 3 10 ES 30s or less
3C.  Side:Front:Side Plank 3 20s:60s:20s 30s or less
Complete these 3 exercises in a circuit.  Rest for as little as possible and repeat for 3 circuits

Tips:

Complete exercises in mini circuits of 3 consecutive (same numbered) exercises. Try to rest as little as possible between exercises and try to keep your heart rate elevated the whole time. If unsure of an exercise technique, seek guidance from a fitness professional to guide you.

Key Notes:

  • Aim to complete your workout 3 to 4 times a week (every second day). For faster results, consider doing 20 minutes of interval cardio training on alternating days
  • Always warm up for at least a few minutes with dynamic stretches and very light cardio
  • Aim to train for around 45mins maximum
  • Always have a neutral spine (straight back) with tail out when bending, squatting, lunging, on a Swiss Ball etc
  • Ensure knees don’t travel beyond the toes or collapse inward when squatting/lunging
  • Practice tightening (drawing in) your core during every movement for stability and back support
  • Exhale during the heaviest part of the movement (moving against gravity) and inhale on the return phase (moving in the direction of gravity)
  • Select weights that are heavy enough to make finishing your sets challenging but still maintain control and good form
  • Stay hydrated by sipping water frequently and always finish with 5 minutes of stretching and 10 minutes of light cardio to aid recovery and reduce post-exercise muscle soreness
  • When you can complete all repetitions and sets comfortably, then slowly increase weights (for strength) or reps/sets (for fitness) to avoid training plateaus and to match your ability

 

DB – Dumbbell BB – Barbell ES – Each Side SB – Swiss Ball KB – Kettlebell

Important: It is highly recommend that you seek expert medical advice before commencing any exercise routine. This training program should be considered as a guide only and should be adapted to meet your own individual requirements and current level of fitness.

GENERAL INFO:

Discover The Benefits Of Our Health & Wellbeing Range!

Is keeping your body and mind healthy very important to you? If it is, we can recommend having a look at our Health & Wellbeing Range. Some of the benefits you can take advantage of is better health, more energy, a strengthened immune system and much more. Read more below and find out how to use our Health & Wellbeing Range for your benefit!

What Can I Find in the Health & Wellbeing Range?

In our Health & Wellbeing range, customers can find Wheat Grass Powder, Barley Grass Powder, ND Total Whey, ND Complete and Psyllium Husk. Each individual product carries great benefits for you, so let us take a closer look at these products individually.

ND Total Whey is the first product you can find in our Health & Wellbeing Range. ND Total Whey contains branched chain amino acids, which are known for their muscle build properties. In this case, the branched chain amino acids are combined with glutamine, which will seriously reduce your recovery time after a workout. 

Customers will also find ND Complete in our Health & Wellbeing Range. ND Complete is a meal replacement that will help you to feel full much longer, but that will also deliver you all types of vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy.

Our Health & Wellbeing Range also contains Barley Grass Powder, which functions as an antioxidant and help you to maintain your focus during a workout or diet regime. On top of that, it also includes a multitude of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

We cannot forget about Psyllium Husk though, another powerful addition to our Health & Wellbeing Range. Psyllium Husk will provide you with additional fibre, lower your cholesterol levels and keep your heart healthy and strong.

Last but not least, you will also find Wheatgrass Powder in our range. If you often struggle with a lack of energy during your workout or just in general, Wheatgrass Powder will definitely refill your energy levels. In addition to its role as an energy supplier, Wheatgrass Powder will also give you more vitamins, minerals and enzymes.

Is There A Protein Supplement You Can Recommend On Top Of The Health & Wellbeing Range?

Customers looking for an additional protein supplement to use in combination with our Health & Wellbeing Range, should definitely have a look at our Whey Protein Isolate Powder. Whey Protein Isolate Powder has a high amount of essential amino acids and branched chain amino acids, which will definitely help you to build new muscle.

However, Whey Protein Isolate also has plenty of benefits for people on a diet. On top of the essential amino acids and branched chain amino aciads, you will also find that Whey Protein Isolate contains an absolute minimum of carbohydrates and fat, making sure that Whey Protein Isolate is also good for people undergoing a weight loss journey.

Can I Call Up For More Information About Your Health & Wellbeing Range?

Anyone who has additional questions about our Health & Wellbeing Range, or about Whey Protein Isolate, is more than welcome to contact our customer service department. For more information about a product, please dial 0457 968 913 or send your question to info@nutrientsdirect.com.au.

 

Health & Wellbeing Range


KEY BENEFITS


  • Great source of soluble fibre
  • Promotes regularity and digestive health
  • Assists with weight control

From $15.00


KEY BENEFITS


  • Branched chain amino acids (BCAA’s) with added glutamine to minimise recovery times
  • High in quality whey proteins which assist with the building of lean muscle mass
  • Contains colostrum with more than 35% immunoglobulin G (IgG) levels and essential vitamins and minerals to support general health and wellbeing

From $35.00


KEY BENEFITS



  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Shown to support increased energy and focus
  • High in vitamins, minerals and amino acids

From $49.00


KEY BENEFITS



  • High quality colostrum
  • Assists with muscle growth and immunity
  • High in growth factors IGF-1&2 that support lean muscle tissue

From $80.00


KEY BENEFITS



  • Aids recovery after intense exercise
  • Must be consumed through a healthy diet or supplementation
  • Important for muscle building

From $19.00


KEY BENEFITS



  • Reduces muscle cramps
  • Helps improve recovery times
  • Stimulates growth hormone production

From $12.00


  • Convenient blend to be taken in place of a meal
  • High level of satiety helping you feel fuller for longer
  • Contains a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals to replicate those consumed during a normal meal

From $30.00