A Completely New Immersion in Nutrition and Exercise Research and Practical Application

For the first time the National Association of Sports Nutrition has partnered with the leading conference holders in the world featuring international experts in clinical nutrition and exercise research. Low Carb USA is a tremendous resource for researchers and practitioners in contemporary programming.

What does this all mean? We have rewritten the NASN Personal Trainer and Primary Sports Nutritionist Certifications and restructured the educational format to a completely new comprehensive educational experience!

Now you can be one of the first to experience it! Be a trend setter. Take advantage of our Blackfriday offer. Early birds get the best pricing…


It Is So Important for Our Practitioners to Attend this Convention

Youtube video link: https://youtu.be/QEQXg-2w_jM

Speakers you won't want to miss:

Robb Wolf

Jeff Volek and Stephen Phinney co-authors of 'The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living'  and  'The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate for Performance'

Luis Viallasenor and Tyler Cartwright of Ketogains

Jacob Wilson​ and Ryan Lowery - athletic performance and muscle building

​Also we  have a couple more good ones on in the break out sessions 

*Remember:  Attendance gets you FULL CEC credits for 4 years!!!

1. Ben Bocchicchio. Here's a blog post, and video interview that Ben_Bocchicchio_Bio.pdf   

You're going to really like Ben, he's originally from the north east too, has been doing fitness and nutrition (advocating fasting and low carb for 4 decades, and been training folks, (big names I guess) for just as many decades!

2. Zach Bitter - Ultra Marathoner, will also be speaking

** Remember to use promo code TriSystem for $100 off.

​Here's the link: ​​https://go.lowcarbusa.org/sd-2018-ticket-order

​Here is a link to the longer version video: https://youtu.be/7Xv0-rpUAGk

LMSN Dave Depew Summarizes His Supplement Recommendations

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Our newest Licensed Master Sports Nutritionist  is chiming in on his recommendations for supplements based on his clients diet.  He brings up an interesting point and that is that is that nutrient needs are not just based on physical attributes like height, weight, sex, or age.  Lifestyle also plays a role in nutrient needs.  As sports nutritionists we know that exercise influences nutrient needs but, what about food intake?  Obviously, if you eat a poor diet, supplements can help.  What about consistent dietary lifestyle or macro nutrient dominance?  Does the vitamin and mineral needs change when a person goes from a high carbohydrate diet to a low carb diet?  What are the vitamin C needs of a vegan compared to a ketogenic diet?  The National Association of Sports Nutrition is attempting to answer these questions with our new, updated sports nutrition courses.

Here is Dave’s summary on things:

In general anyone who is following a restricted meal plan and exercising regularly will want to supplement with additional protein, aminos, essential fats, vitamins, and digestive enzymes. Those with limited to no animal proteins in their diet will require additional supplementation to fill the gaps.

Supplement Recommendations for those with no dietary restrictions.

  • Whey Protein
  • Branch Chain Amino Acids
  • Omega-3 Fish Oil
  • Vitamin/Mineral Supplement
  • Digestive Enzymes

Supplement Recommendations for vegetarians:

  • Whey, Pea, or Hemp Protein
  • Branch Chain Amino Acids
  • Omega-3 from Flax, Chia Seeds, Walnuts, or Hemp Seeds
  • Iodine – Seaweed or iodized salt
  • Vitamin/Mineral Supplement
  • Vitamin D with Magnesium
  • Vitamin B Complex, (mostly B12)
  • Digestive Enzymes

Supplement Recommendations for vegans:

  • Pea, or Hemp Protein
  • Branch Chain Amino Acids
  • Omega-3 from Flax, Chia Seeds, Walnuts, or Hemp Seeds
  • Iodine – Seaweed or iodized salt
  • Vitamin/Mineral Supplement
  • Vitamin D with Magnesium
  • B Complex, (mostly B12)
  • Zinc – zinc gluconate or zinc citrate
  • Digestive Enzymes

Vegans will often be low in iron. However Iron supplementation is not often recommended. Instead Vegans are recommended to get their iron by increasing their consumption of natural

iron-rich foods, such as cruciferous vegetables, beans, peas, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds.

Zinc levels will also improve for vegans who consume sprouted grains and fermented foods such as tempeh and miso.


In general the following supplements are beneficial for some, but are not required to meet your dietary needs.

  • Complete Spectrum of Amino Acids
  • L-Glutamine
  • Creatine
  • Electrolytes


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That’s a good start, Dave.  Watch for updates as the NASN moves forward with these exiting findings to improve body composition, performance and recovery from exercise.

Why should the NASN be concerned with a ketogenic diet?

Isn’t nutritional ketosis and extreme nutritional therapy to treat diabetes or epilepsy?  It is actually much much more benefiting both endurance athletes and long term strength athletes who have carb loaded for years.  It is also ergogenic.  Check out this video:   https://youtu.be/9BV7InDUBNE

This is why our new Licensed Primary Sports Nutrition Program also includes lowcarb/high fat strategies for both performance and body composition besides the traditional high carb sports nutrition protocol and how to determine which is best for the individual client.

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