Nutrition is a crucial part of any fitness program. Without proper nutrition you will never be able to reach your potential because your body will not be getting the essential nutrients needed to recover and perform. But will any supplements do the job? Supplements are developed to meet a specific need, whether that be general health, bodybuilding, immune system recovery, etc., they are meant to serve a specific purpose and the fit hunter needs to use supplements that will help him or her to accomplish specific goals. Enter Wilderness Athlete.
Wilderness Athlete was founded by Mark Paulsen in order to answer the question: Why hasn’t the science of mainstream sports nutrition been applied to the specific needs of the outdoor athlete? Combining Mark’s 25-year experience as a strength coach at the University of New Mexico and the expertise of some of the most respected names in sports nutrition research and formulations, Wilderness Athlete has been able to develop supplements that are specifically geared toward the outdoor athlete and are unlike anything else on the market today.
We recently received a variety of products from Wilderness Athlete and will be using the next few weeks to test and evaluate these products to determine the effectiveness of these products for any hunter. Here is a preview of the products that we will be testing (click on the image to go to that product’s page on the Wilderness Athlete website):
Energy & Focus
Wilderness Athlete’s Energy & Focus is notably different from the energy drinks on the market today. It is uniquely formulated to feed the energy producing mechanisms in the body while boosting mental clarity and increasing physical output. Instead of being jammed full of tons of stimulants and sugar, Energy & Focus is formulated to maximize your body’s natural mechanisms to give you the energy and focus needed, without the dreaded drop-off for which many energy drinks are notorious.
Green Infusion is a blend of supergreens, superfruits, vegetable extracts, adaptogenic herbs, and probiotics, and delivers a broad spectrum of phytonutrients that provides a gentle alkalinizing and cleansing effect to the body while reinforcing proper digestive function and restoring healthful, “friendly” intestinal microflora. It is formulated for ease of digestion and is a powerful antioxidant, loaded with essential nutrients. Green Infusion supports increased energy, clarity, and endurance.
Hydrate & Recovery
Hydrate & Recover is the latest generation of sports drinks, incorporating all the current science related to rehydrating and refueling your muscles to meet the demands of physical activity. By replenishing the broad array of nutrients that are consumed during exercise, and by refilling fluid “reservoirs,” Hydrate & Recover keeps your body and brain fueled for increased endurance and ready to meet the next challenge. It is intended for consumption before, during, and after physical activity.
Meal Replacement and Recovery Shake
Meal Replacement and Recovery Shake is a high-protein, nutritionally complete meal that effectively satisfies hunger while providing a full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, fiber, essential fatty acids, and associated nutrient factors. It can be used as a meal replacement for weight loss and muscle management, or as a supplemental meal (snack) to provide necessary nutrients throughout the day while promoting increased metabolism and muscle recovery. Meal Replacement and Recovery is the ideal meal-on-the-go to take into the backcountry, along on those “non-stop” days, or with you to the gym.
High Performance Multi-Vitamin
High Performance Multi-Vitamin delivers a full spectrum of pure vitamins, chelated minerals, nutrient cofactors, and BioArmorTM botanical extracts. A multi-vitamin is essential for filling in our nutritional gaps and satisfying our most basic biochemical requirements. Since it is formulated for the outdoor athlete, High Performance Multi-Vitamin assures a rock-solid foundation for superior health, wellness, and performance for any hunter.
Ultimate Pre-Workout is specifically designed to assist the body in the delivery of fuel and oxygen to keep your muscles and brain energized and working at peak levels. The formula adds a turbocharged boost by delivering ultra-premium Moomiyo, the former “secret nutrient” of Soviet athletes, cosmonauts, and elite military forces. This product delivers the much-needed boost before a workout without all of the harmful stimulants that can be found in other pre-workout supplements.
Protein Plus is a highly-digestible, ultra-quality blend of dietary proteins that provides the exact profile of amino acids needed by the body. It is a low fat, low carb formulation and is further fortified with free branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) plus the vitamins and minerals that are required for proper protein metabolism and muscle physiology.
In the next few weeks we will feature updates and a final review of the effectiveness of these products. In the meantime, read more about Wilderness Athlete and what makes them unique for the fit hunter here. We are excited to feature these products and believe that the products offered by Wilderness Athlete just might be the thing to give you that extra edge when it matters most.