Sports Nutrition

If you’re active, you probably want to know about the best natural sports nutrition you can get to fuel your workout. Pharmaca carries a variety of sports nutrition supplements–from vegetable-based proteins to muscle support to electrolyte-replenishing drinks–along with practitioners who are able to advise you on the best supplement for you. We’ll continue to post sports nutrition information from the best sources in the industry, including good diet and exercise recommendation, and keep you updated on the best in natural sports nutrition. At Pharmaca we want to help you keep hydrated, keep nourished and keep well!

On-The-Go Nutrition

On-The-Go Nutrition

Want to start your day with a little extra nutrient boost? Pharmaca offers a variety of nutritional supplements that are easy to slip into a smoothie or add to your favorite juice. Here are a few to consider—and why. Protein Muscles, blood, skin, hair, nails, heart, brain and internal organs all use protein as...

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Mix it up! Simple Smoothie Recipes

February 26, 2014
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Mix it up! Simple Smoothie Recipes

If you know that powdered proteins and greens are a good addition to your diet, here’s a little inspiration from our practitioners and Team Members about tasty ways to incorporate them. And if you can’t decide which protein powder to choose, check out our handy guide to choosing a protein powder. The Organic Smoothie...

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How to Choose a Protein Powder

February 25, 2014
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How to Choose a Protein Powder

Protein is vital to our health. Muscles, blood, skin, hair, nails, heart, brain and internal organs all use protein as their primary building material. Collagen, a special type of protein, is important for strong arteries, tendons, ligaments, teeth and connective tissues. A diet rich in protein can also help produce dopamine and norepinephrine, two...

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Ask the Trainer: How Do I Maintain Motivation?

Ask the Trainer: How Do I Maintain Motivation?

By Allen Gardner Allen is in his second year as a professional triathlete and trains out of Boulder, Colo. Pharmaca sponsors Allen, 26, who competes in 12-14 triathlons around the country each year. Motivation (noun): Initiating and maintaining a path of goals over a given period of time. It’s the key to waking up...

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Race Day: 70.3 miles

Race Day: 70.3 miles

By Allen Gardner Allen is in his second year as a professional triathlete and trains out of Boulder, Colo. Pharmaca sponsors Allen, 26, who competes in 12-14 triathlons around the country each year.   Race Day feels just like a test in school. You study and prepare, and in that moment you are asked...

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A Day in the Life of a Pro Triathlete

A Day in the Life of a Pro Triathlete

By Allen Gardner Allen is in his second year as a professional triathlete and trains out of Boulder, Colo. Pharmaca recently agreed to sponsor Allen, 26, who competes in 12-14 triathlons around the country each year. You can hear him speak next month at our North Broadway and Table Mesa stores in Boulder (check...

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Healthy Hydration for Hot Summer Days

Healthy Hydration for Hot Summer Days

Good hydration isn’t just about drinking lots of water—especially when you’re out in the hot summer sun. Even if you get your requisite 64 oz of water a day, exercising in the heat require the right minerals and electrolytes to keep your body moving. To determine whether you’re dehydrated, the simplest rule of thumb...

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Shape up with better sports nutrition

June 11, 2012
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Shape up with better sports nutrition

Proper nutrition is vital for athletes at all stages of activity. Whether you’re already heavy into a routine or just getting started, congratulations! Activity can benefit you mentally, physically and emotionally. Here are some nutrition and supplementation recommendations to keep your body feeling strong and healthy throughout your workouts. Nutrition Since athletes use more...

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Expert Advice on Sports Nutrition

Expert Advice on Sports Nutrition

Ever wonder what a professional triathlete eats for breakfast? Chocolate chip pancakes, it turns out (among a few other things). Allen Gardner, in his second year as a professional triathlete, trains out of Boulder, Colo. Pharmaca recently agreed to sponsor Allen, 26, who competes in 12-14 triathlons around the country each year. We caught...

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Boost Your Exercise Potential with Nature

September 2, 2011
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Boost Your Exercise Potential with Nature

We came across an interesting story from Berkeley Wellness about how “green exercise”—as in exercising in nature—can boost the restorative effects of working out. We’re lucky here in Boulder, Colo., to be surrounded by easy (and beautiful!) places to get into nature and take a breather, and we love that doing so can help...

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