Hammer Nutrition Blog

2010 February Hammer Camp – Saguaro East Ride

February 16, 2010

The 2010 February Hammer Camp in Sunny Tucson is under way!

Montanans Michael Longmire and pro triathlete Brendan Halpin set pace on our first full day of February Hammer Camp. 15 campers this year make for our biggest camp ever.  11 are 4 year veterans with 4 rookies. Continue Reading »

Supplement Suggestions for Your Epic Workouts!

February 16, 2010

Supplement Suggestions for Your Epic WorkoutsWhen you’ve got long, tough workouts planned, you need the best supplement support possible to help you get the most out of every minute you put into these arduous training sessions. That’s precisely when and where these specific Hammer Nutrition products excel! This time of the year, when training volume & intensity increases, is the perfect opportunity to put these products to work for you. Below is a protocol I put together for athletes prior to the 2009 Highline Hammer in response to the question, “What supplements do you personally take before, during, and after a long, hard ride, an ‘epic’ ride?” Continue Reading »

5-HTP instead of L-tryptophan in REM Caps and Appestat

February 12, 2010

REM Caps & AppestatThe amino acid L-tryptophan and 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) both have similar effects and benefits.

One of the primary reasons we use 5-HTP (which is plant-derived) in Appestat and REM Caps instead of L-tryptophan (which is usually produced via a fermentation process) is that 5-HTP is a metabolic step closer to the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin than l-tryptophan is.

In other words, both L-tryptophan and 5-HTP produce serotonin and melatonin; however, an enzyme in the body must first convert L-tryptophan to 5-HTP. By taking “straight” 5-HTP you’re able bypass this first step of the process.

Jamie Donaldson Second at Rocky Raccoon 100

February 10, 2010

Message from Jamie:

“I am fresh back from the Rocky Raccoon 100 in Huntsville, TX.  I was the 2nd female finishing in 16:54:14 which was right around my exact time from last year.  I am happy with my performance coming off a hamstring issue for the better part of December.  I fueled with Hammer Gel and loved the new Huckleberry flavor!” Continue Reading »

New Bill Seeks to Ban Consumer Access to Dietary Supplements – Take Action NOW!

February 10, 2010

Once again, it appears that another piece of legislation regarding supplement regulation—in the guise of “protection of the citizens”—is being proposed by the US government. It’s being called the “Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010,” which would lead one to believe that it’s for our benefit when in fact it’s hardly that at all. Continue Reading »