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What to eat for carbohydrate loading, how to train your stomach for race day, how many calories to take in per hour, how to manage your caffeine intake? Our professional athletes answer all these questions.
A poor nutrition plan is one of the main reasons of DNF (do not finish)  during an ultra endurance race. Therefore nutrition is as important as the physical and mental preparation. We asked our pro athletes their nutrition secrets for ultra distance and here are their answers...
Our ambassador Marianne Hogan reveals her top 5 nutrition tips before racing the Western States Endurance Run 100 Miles in the United States.

Unsurprisingly, the distribution or ratios of nutrients will affect your body’s functioning and performance. This is because, although all the nutrients are interconnected, the breakdown products of these nutrients have different efficiencies in providing your body energy. 

Athletes often hear the 4:1 carbohydrate:protein ratio while looking at sports snacks or meals. This is typically the ratio suggested to maximize endurance performance and can help to recover muscle glycogen stores and muscle rebuilding. If you are curious to understand why, read more to find out!

Are you getting ready to run your marathon? Our Ambassador Dayna Pidhoresky is here with her 3 top tips to help you prep for the big day. Dayna Pidhoresky raced at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic with Team Canada. Se won the 2022 BMO Vancouver Marathon breaking the course record.
Näak's Ultra Energy™ science was developed to meet the specific needs of ultra endurance Athletes. The idea is simple: the ingestion of a few macronutrients such as carbohydrates and electrolytes is not enough after a few hours of effort, you need a complete approach to perform further and longer. A BLEND OF NATURAL IN

Reid Burrows writes, runs and loves. And overall he drinks coffee!
In his article, discover our coffee-loving ambassador who will never go on an adventure without his coffee beans.

Every athlete knows how important nutrients are for both their lifestyle and training program. Protein is a key nutrient that is called a macronutrient because your body needs it in large amounts. Other macronutrients include carbohydrates and fat

In this article, we cover functions of protein in the body, the difference between complete and incomplete protein sources and the importance of complete protein for endurance athletes. 

An unfortunate part of being an athlete is eventually dealing with injuries or sick days. We know how it feels, and to help you recover from your injuries as quickly as possible, we've put together these 5 nutrition tips to help you recover through injury, or illness.

From your caloric intake, to managing inflammation, find the best way to manage your injury and come back stronger.

With our newest launch of Näak ULTRA ENERGY™ bars, we wanted to highlight their benefits in endurance sports. Näak ULTRA ENERGY™ Bars are

Vitamin B12 plays a vital role in helping your body break down nutrients to energize you for your day to day activities or tackling your next training session. Read more about the B Vitamins, sources of Vitamin B12 and the benefits of B12 for endurance Athletes. We cover the B Vitamins, what is Vitamin B12 and where to find it, signs and consequences of Vitamin B12 deficiency and its benefits for endurance athletes.

Have you ever wondered why some foods are labelled “good”, while others are labelled “bad”? What makes one food better than the other? This article will give you the answers! Here, we will dive into foods that are considered nutrient dense (i.e the “good” foods) and those that are calorie dense (i.e the “bad” foods).

During physical activity, staying hydrated is often overlooked. Our bodies require more than nutrients and energy, it also needs water to maintain your water balance. Here, we will tell you all you need to know about your water balance, staying hydrated and what happens if you are dehydrated. 

We discuss about maintaining your water balance, the consequences of dehydration and tell you how to hydrate before, during and after physical activity for maximum performance. We also include a hydration schedule you can save on-the-go whenever you need!

Alongside Caffeine, Alcohol is a psychoactive drug that is consumed globally. Alcohol is generally consumed during social gathering and for celebration. It is not uncommon that athletes are recommended to abstain from consuming alcohol. Generally, when athletes carry out acute alcohol consumption, their normal blood flow, protein synthesis, and rehydration cues can be negatively impacted (2). These changes in normal body functions can affect one’s athletic recovery and performance. Follow along this article to learn more about alcohol, how it is broken down in the body, and how it affects athletic performance!

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