MANILA -- While they may not realize it, sports nutrition products are now part of the regular purchases of most Filipinos.
The recent Asia Pacific Sports Nutrition Survey showed that 7 out of 10 Filipinos have been consuming some form of supplement in the last 6 months.
Some 71% of them have bought energy drinks for added boost throughout the day, while 60% of them drank sports drinks for hydration. Only 30% of them consumed powdered sports nutrition products.
The results of the survey was announced during the recent launch of Herbalife 24 Sport and Herbalife 24 Rebuild Strength at the New World Manila Bay Hotel.
Herbalife’s fitness ambassador Chappy Callanta initiated a fitness boot camp participated by media men to cap off the launch.
Callanta emphasized the importance of nutrition to help casual and professional athletes recover from a grueling workout.
"If we don't eat properly and sleep properly mahihirapan tayong mag-recover. Mahihirapan tayong mag-work out the next day. 'Pag di nakapag-exercise properly dahil hindi na naka-recover sayang lang 'yung pinagpaguran mo so importante ang nutrition because it helps you recover," he said.
Among those who attended the boot camp were Herbalife Philippines’ triathlon team co-captain Julian Valencia and Jayline Balatibat.