Beginners Guide

Beginners Guide to Football Supplements

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Football, the world’s most popular sport, demands not only skill and dedication but also a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle to exceed in the game. Often diets alone are not enough to keep up the nutritional demands of our bodies, and this is where supplements can boost your diet. 

A supplement is self-explanatory, its purpose is to ‘supplement’ or ‘enhance’ your everyday diet, they are not meant to be taken in place of a balanced diet. Our supplements are formulated by Premier League nutritionists to optimise football performance and prevent injuries.

Where to start?

Whether you’re a beginner looking to understand the basics or a seasoned player aiming to fine-tune your supplement intake, the Soccer Supplement website can guide you to find out what you are missing from your game. Our website is easy to navigate with each product separated into why/when a supplement is used, we also offer a ‘Product Quiz’ which can provide you with personalised information on what supplements you need to improve your game.

Boost Performance:

To unleash your full potential in the game we recommend Creatine. Premier League nutritionists recommend creatine as the most powerful supplement for footballers to take, as it is known for its ability to provide explosive energy, making it beneficial for sprinting, jumping and quick bursts of power on the pitch. Our unflavoured 99.99% creatine monohydrate powder will improve your strength, speed and power, along with adding optimal support for recovery after matches and training sessions. Creatine has also been proven to have cognitive benefits for footballers, with studies indicating an improvement to passing and shooting accuracy when taking the supplement.


Build strength:

Increased muscle mass in football can enhance overall strength, power and, physical dominance in the game.

Perfect for any footballer looking to elevate muscle growth and optimise nutrition, our ultra-lean whey protein isolate was developed to increase lean muscle mass and strength on the pitch. Whey90 maximises protein content whilst minimising your intake of fat and carbohydrates. Best taken within 30 minutes of finishing a match or training session to optimise recovery impact

Available in 5 great flavours: Chocolate, Strawberry, Salted Caramel, Vanilla, Cookies and Cream. 


Injury Recovery/Prevention:

When injuries occur, the body requires additional support to help you heal efficiently and reduce your time away from the pitch, supplements can play a pivotal role in the recovery process.

Collagen is a protein found in almost every part of the human body, its main functions are tissue repair, immune response, and tissue maintenance. This is crucial for football players as it promotes muscle, joint and tendon repair and maintenance, helping to ensure you stay injury free this season. Our Collagen shots have the addition of vitamin C which helps your optimise collagen production.

Omega-3 has anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce swelling and pain associated with injuries, enabling your body to recover faster and perform game after game. Our softgels also help maintain blood pressure as well as support heart, eye, and brain function.

Vitamin D3 is also a key component to reducing injury risk, as it plays a crucial role in bone health and bone strength which can also reduce the risk of serious injury.

All of these supplements above can be found in the Injury Recovery Pack, and like all Soccer Supplement products are certified banned substance free though our Informed Sports testing programme.


Stay Hydrated:

Staying properly hydrated is crucial for football players due to the proven reduction in performance and energy levels when dehydrated. It is important to get electrolytes into your system to maintain hydration and performance especially in situations where sweat loss is significant.

Our Hydrate90 tablets provide 176mg electrolytes without any unwanted sugars. It helps reduce the probability of cramp and are designed to sustain speed, stamina, and strength ensuring peak muscle performance even in the latter stages of the game. We recommend drinking it before, during, and after a match or training session. 

Still not sure where to start?

If you are uncertain of what area you want to focus on we recommend our Starter Pack. This contains some of our best products to help you can elevate your game. The pack is perfect for before, during, and after a match or training session. The Starter Pack contains Hydrate90 tablets, Hydrate90 Isotonic Sports Drink, Focus90 Gel, Fuel90 Gel, and a Soccer Supplement water bottle.

What natural supplements can I add into my diet?

Incorporating natural supplements into your diet can be a great way to support your overall health and enhance your performance in the game. Here are some natural supplements you can add to your diet 

  • Turmeric – known for its anti-inflammatory properties, it can reduce muscle soreness and inflammation.
  • Probiotics – promote a healthy gut microbiome, which is essential for digestion and overall well-being. You can find probiotics in the fermented foods like yoghurt, kefir, and kimchi.
  • Chia seeds – rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, and antioxidants. They can be added to smoothies, yoghurt, or oatmeal for an extra nutritional boost.
  • Ginger – it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and can aid digestion. Can be included through teas, smoothies or meals.
  • Beetroot – rich in nitrates, which can be converted into nitric oxide in the body which helps improve blood flow and oxygen delivery to muscles.

For more information on meal plans, supplements, post matchday recovery, pre match preparation and other proven strategies taken from premier league, check out our free Matchday Nutrition Guide.


And if you are still unsure on what supplements may be right for you, be sure to reach out to the team who would be more than happy to help you!