A green look at sports sup­ple­ments

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En­ergy gels might be a sta­ple of your race-day set-up, but sports sup­ple­ments still get a pretty bad rep when it comes to off-road run­ning. True, stick­ing to home-grown or or­gan­i­callysourced nat­u­ral food will boost your in­take of es­sen­tial nu­tri­ents and en­sure that your meals re­main free of un­healthy salts and sug­ars. But to ex­trap­o­late that di­etary prin­ci­ple to avoid­ing all ‘pro­cessed’ food sources could po­ten­tially ham­per your own ath­letic per­for­mance. The sup­ple­ments we’ve listed here are as clean and green as they get, and are made us­ing re­spon­si­bly sourced in­gre­di­ents and cut­ting out any ‘pro­tein ma­trixes’ that be­long in a seedy, 1980’s mus­cle gym re­cep­tion. Jack Hart in­ves­ti­gates the most pow­er­ful – and or­ganic – prod­ucts on the mar­ket…

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