Supplement your workout
This article was originally published in April 2016
Spring and summer bring with them marathons, 10ks and all kinds of other races and activities, from team sports to backpacking trips. While the world of sports nutrition is largely geared toward cross trainers, runners, cyclists and other endurance athletes, there are products that benefit modestly active lifestyles too.
PCC carries an array of supplements in our health and body care department to support your training and workout regimen. Whereas many conventional products contain fillers and artificial ingredients, the items you’ll find on our shelves contain no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners, and many are plant-based. Here’s a small glimpse at what you’ll find at PCC, from hydration tabs to more hardcore energy supplements.
Add some protein
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Protein Smoothie plus Greens
This smoothie mix is a complete protein, containing HempPro 70 protein powder and a blend of organic spinach, kale and broccoli. Available in Vanilla Chai, Chocolate and Mixed Berry flavors, it’s Non-GMO Project Verified and vegan. Blend with your favorite dairy or nondairy beverage to energize your day or to enjoy as a post-workout shake.
Boost your energy
MRM Driven Pre-Workout Boost
Designed to increase energy, stamina and endurance, this pre-workout formula includes natural extracts, amino acids, vitamins and minerals to support the body’s complex metabolic function. Geared toward all-around training, Driven also contains an array of energy-supporting B vitamins.
Nuun All Day & Nuun Active
Locally based in Seattle, Nuun has drink tablets for everyday use and for your workout. Nuun All Day provides a moderate blend of 17 vitamins and minerals to increase energy and consumption of water. Nuun Active is packed with electrolytes and contains non-GMO sourced dextrose to help the body absorb fluids more efficiently. Each tablet contains 10 calories or less and comes in a variety of flavors — just add to water.
Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator
Featuring 23 plant-based ingredients, this recovery drink mix is designed to replenish energy and electrolytes, reduce inflammation as well as muscle and joint pain, support immune function, initiate protein synthesis and reduce recovery time between training. It’s available in Mocha and Tropical.