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School is Back: Let’s Talk Sports Nutrition

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School is back in session here in Great Falls, Montana, which means children’s schedules are jam packed with sports and parents are eagerly supporting and cheering them on from the sidelines. As our children become older and enter into high school, being an athlete transitions into a more competitive environment for our children all around and their athletic performance might be something they take more seriously than before – especially if they aspire to play on a team in college.

Recover Faster. Train Harder.

Since the beginning of time, athletes have tried to better their performance through nutrition, and that hasn’t changed. But we’ve learned that recovery after intense exercise is actually just as important in an athlete’s training program. When our children are able to recover faster, they’re able to train harder and perform at a higher level, making athletic recovery the foundation of sports nutrition.

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Not all Athletes are the same

An important thing to keep in mind is that not all athletes are the same. As parents, we understand this better than anyone. Our children each have different support needs – and this applies to sports nutrition as well! There are major differences in the nutritional needs of endurance athletes versus strength athletes, between male and female athletes, and so much more. Regardless of these differences, intense exercise can be a major stressor for any athlete and affect their immune health and performance over time.

Healthy Diet

The key essentials to build a solid sports nutrition for your children are a healthy diet, nutritional supplementation (both basic and sports-specific), enough resting time and – most important of all – proper hydration!


Protein is essential for not only building muscle, but repairing it. Because of this, we as parents need to make sure protein is included in our children’s overall diet. For those that struggle to hit enough protein intake, Perfect Protein Powder is a great choice for protein supplementation. Because it has a liquid consistency, it provides a greater absorption of essential nutrients and amino acids.

Essential Nutrients

Essential nutrients such as magnesium, coenzyme Q-10 and multivitamin supplements can also be added to Perfect Protein Powder, as athletes require vitamin supplementation above that of the recommended daily allowance because of their higher metabolic expenditure.

If you’re looking to support your child’s health throughout their current or upcoming athletic season, give us a call at Montana Apothecary & Co. today at (460) 564-0325, or stop by our storefront at 1921 11th Ave S in Great Falls so we can help you build a sports nutrition plan that best supports your child’s individual needs!

Nitric Oxide Formula

Nitric Oxide Formula is a combination of ingredients, including L-arginine and L-citrulline, which are both designed to support healthy nitric oxide levels and to support the integrity and vascular health of the blood vessel wall. This results in enhanced blood flow, increased stamina, performance and recovery*.

Magnesium in Multi-Vitamin

High-dose magnesium can also be helpful in preventing painful muscle cramping. Fruits and Greens Energy Drink is easy to mix and rich in nutrients with its superfood formula. And finally, Ultimate Joint Complex can help minimize the deteriorate of joints because of overuse and can also help restore collagen levels in stressed joints*.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.