More Than Just Sports Nutrition

The BioSteel way begins with sports nutrition but encompasses a lifestyle that encourages everyone to be at their best. Whether it is recipes, training tips, healthy living advice or supplement deep dives, the BioSteel Blog is your resource for being better.

Artificial vs Natural Sweeteners

Artificial vs Natural Sweeteners

Artificial vs Natural Sweeteners by: Andy O’Brien, Sports Science Expert/BioSteel’s Director of Product Innovation There are numerous situations in training and competition where athletes are looking for a palatable beverage to support their hydration and energy without added sugar or calories. When an athlete opts for a sugar-free sports drink,...

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Electrolytes 101

Electrolytes 101

Electrolytes 101 By: Brian Galivan, Director of Sports Science at USA Hockey What are Electrolytes? Electrolytes are minerals that function as electrical transporters when dissolved in water. These transporters create electrical currents, allowing fluid to pass through our cell membranes. Electrolytes are needed in the proper balance to ensure optimal...

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Branched Chain Amino Acids

Branched Chain Amino Acids

By: Matt Price What Are BCAAs? Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are essential to the body, meaning they cannot be produced internally and therefore must be consumed. The BCAAs consist of Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine and form the largest pool of essential amino acids in the body (35-40%) as a...

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The Best Protein to Meet Your Needs

The Best Protein to Meet Your Needs

By: Matt Eiden; Head Strength and Conditioning Coach; Washington Nationals Protein is an essential nutrient for building and maintaining muscle mass. The truth is that most people do not get enough protein in their diets for their daily needs. Amounts vary per person and lifestyle, but there are some basic...

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What Are the Benefits of Hydration?

What Are the Benefits of Hydration?

What Are the Benefits of Hydration? By: Matt Price – Strength Training Coach, LA Kings, NHL The body is about 60% water and our biological functions depend heavily on it, which is why it is crucial to drink enough water to stay hydrated each day. During exercise, we sweat, losing...

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What Are the Signs of Dehydration?

What Are the Signs of Dehydration?

What Are the Signs of Dehydration? By: Matt Price – Strength and Conditioning Coach, LA Kings, NHL Dehydration can occur when the body does not have as much water as it needs to function properly. It is normal to lose a certain amount of water each day by sweating, breathing,...

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Double Chocolate Brownies

Double Chocolate Brownies

These Double Chocolate Brownies are a quick bite-sized snack that keeps you full, while snacking healthy and meeting all your chocolate cravings! These brownies are the best way to satisfy our taste buds without the unhealthy sugars and additives in your normal pantry snacks. A great sweet treat or snack in...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Protein Balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Protein Balls

Sometimes, there is nothing better than a quick bite-sized snack that keeps you full while snacking healthy! If you're a constant snacker, peanut butter + chocolate lover, this recipe is for you. The great thing about these bites is that they are customizable, whatever item you don't currently have in...

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Oatmeal Cookie Dough Protein Bars

Oatmeal Cookie Dough Protein Bars

Dig into your pantry this weekend and try these deliciously healthy Oatmeal Cookie Dough Protein Bars! Ingredients: 2 scoops of BioSteel's Plant-Based Vanilla Protein Powder 8 Medjool Dates (Pitted) 1 1/2 cup Rolled Oats 1/2 cup Almond Butter 1/4 cup Almond Milk 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1/2 tsp Salt    Directions:...

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