What are football supplements?
  • They are scientifically designed food supplements
  • They provide footballers with the best nutrient support to help them get the most out of their training
  • They should be used in conjunction with a healthy, balanced diet and regular training regime
The importance of taking football supplements
  • Footballers dietary requirements are different from the normal population
  • Footballers naturally have an increased nutritional demand when training and in competition
  • Sports supplements can aid muscle repair and recovery and help provide and replenish vital energy stores
  • Football supplements support players requirements for improved strength, agility, speed, power and endurance so they can deal with the physical challenges of the game
What are the best ones to take?
In addition to a healthy, balanced diet and training the following supplements can support footballer’s goals depending on their individual requirements
  • A high biological value protein shake that is easily digested - Kinetica Whey Protein
  • A post training recovery and endurance formula - Kinetica 100% Recov
  • All in One – Kinetica Complete
  • Gainer – Kinetica Lean Gain
  • L Glutamine – Kinetica L Glutamine
  • Preworkout - Kinetica Pre.Fuel
  • Omega 3 fish oils - Kinetica Omega 3
  • Joint Support – Kinetica Joint Support
  • Creatine – Kinetica 100% Creatine
  • Multivitamins - Kinetica’s Essential 4
  • Protein bars like Kinetica MilkPro and energy bars like Kinetica Energy+
  • Energy gels – Kinetica energy gels or fuel gels
What they achieve for your body
  • They provide a convenient and tasty way to deliver essential nutrients to the body
  • They can support muscle growth, repair and recovery
  • They can help provide and replenish vital energy stores and improve hydration
  • They can help increase power, strength and focus
  • They can help maximise performance and improve athletic ability
What happens if you don’t take care of your body properly when playing football
  • Failure to consume the right amount of nutrients and hydrate properly can disrupt the growth and recovery process
  • You will end up compromising your speed, agility, power and endurance
  • Your body can be more prone to muscle tissue damage, breakdown and wastage
  • You could suffer more strains and injuries
  • You could experience muscle soreness , stiffness and pain
  • You could severely lack energy
  • Your body could become dehydrated
  • You will not be able to play to your optimum level which can hinder your athletic performance
How to prepare your body for a football match
  • Practice and train regularly
  • Fuel your body and plan your meals and nutrition well in advance
  • Visualise optimum performance
  • Get enough sleep and rest adequately
  • Eat a healthy, nutritious breakfast
  • Eat your last full meal around 3 hours before a match
  • Consume a light snack an hour before a game
  • Hydrate sufficiently in advance of a match
  • Stretch and warm up
How to take care of your body properly during hotter climates
  • Allow sufficient time for your body to acclimatise in hotter conditions
  • Avoid the mid-day sun and wear enough sunscreen protection
  • Fuel your body sufficiently and plan your meals and supplementation
  • Ease your way into training and increase intensity gradually
  • Drink enough fluids to hydrate properly and help regulate your body temperature
  • Rehydrate properly when training and take regular water breaks
  • Consume an adequate amount of key electrolytes to avoid dehydration and muscle cramps
  • Wear light, breathable clothing
The best ways to help your body recover after a match
  • Hydrate sufficiently
  • Warm down and stretch properly
  • Consume a carbohydrate/protein post recovery supplement within 20 mins. to help replenish vital energy stores and reduce post training muscle breakdown
  • Take an ice bath if necessary
  • Eat a healthy, balanced meal within 2 hours
  • Rest and relax
Different types of supplements – gainers, bars, gels, drinks, samples …
  • Whey Protein shakes to support muscle growth, maintenance and recovery
  • A carbohydrate/protein recovery drink to help replenish energy levels and reduce muscle breakdown
  • An All in One product to support muscle strength and power but also muscle repair and recovery
  • A Gainer to help support increases in muscle mass, size and strength
  • L Glutamine to support muscle growth and recovery
  • A Preworkout to help provide improved strength, energy and focus
  • Omega 3 fish oils to support cardiovascular health, weight management and supple joints
  • Joint Support tablets to support and maintain joint function and help reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Creatine to increase physical performance during short term, high intensity exercise
  • Multivitamins to help boost your overall wellbeing and immunity
  • Protein bars to support muscle recovery and energy bars to provide and replenish vital energy stores
  • Energy gels to provide and replenish energy levels
Why Whey Protein is good for you
  • Whey Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass
  • Whey protein is rapidly absorbed and easily digested
  • Whey protein has the high biological value (measures how well the body can absorb and utilise a particular protein) of 104 so is higher than egg, soya, pea, casein proteins
  • Its amino acid composition is very similar to human skeletal muscle protein, providing almost all of the amino acids in approximate proportion of their ratios in muscle
  • Over a quarter of whey protein is made up of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). They make up one third of muscle protein. BCAAs are important as unlike other essential amino acids, they are metabolised directly into muscle tissue so are the first ones used during periods of exercise
  • Over half of the protein in whey is made up of essential amino acids. These are the amino acids that the human body cannot manufacture for itself
  • Around 12% of whey protein is made up of the essential and branched chain amino acid leucine, known to stimulate muscle protein synthesis
  • Whey components such as the Immunoglobulin Ig A, the amino acid glutamine, and the protein lactoferrin may be of benefit in the treatment of common complaints among athletes of repeated infections and gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Hydrolysed whey proteins provide a readily available source of di and tri peptide fractions known to facilitate more rapid absorption
Why you should choose Kinetica Sports
  • Kinetica Sports is all about inspiring performance and providing education
  • Kinetica enjoys a unique heritage as our parent company produces all our whey proteins which are derived from grass fed, hormone free, cow’s milk so when it comes to providing quality whey based protein supplements, there's no contest
  • Kinetica has a specialist Research & Development team that works in conjunction with elite Sports Nutritionist, Matt Lovell and are devoted to developing and designing cutting edge new products, using the latest sports science research, technologies and ingredients
  • Kinetica has expert in-house flavour chemists who design the best tasting , exclusive natural flavours
  • The Kinetica range is free of artificial flavour and colours
  • Every single batch is tested for protein, flavour, colour, texture, microbiological organisms
  • The entire Kinetica range is drug screened to ISO 17025 standards within the WADA framework to ensure a safe and dependable sports nutrition range
Brief history of the world cup
The FIFA World Cup was first held in 1930, when FIFA president Jules Rimet decided to stage an international football tournament. The competition has been played every four years since, except for 1942 & 1946 because of the Second World War. The tournament involves 32 teams competing for the winning title.
Duration of the World Cup
Thursday June 12th – Sunday July 13th
Where it is being held this year & why
Brazil won the world cup host rights unopposed which rarely happens, usually countries will spend millions trying to win the vote to host of the World Cup. With Brazil being the home of football, no one fought against the rights to host for this year. Brazil has actually won the World Cup a record number of times compared to any other country.
Brief history of Brazil
Brazil was officially discovered in 1500 by Pedro Alvares Cabrals’ diplomatic Portuguese fleet. Brazil is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region, as well it being the worlds fifth largest country with a population of 198.7 million.
Cost of travelling to Brazil (from the UK) – flights & hotels
Flights are between £800-£1000 & hotel costs vary depending on budget, reports have shown a dramatic increase in the cost of accommodation during the tournament. A double room at a 4 star hotel in Copacabana is £330.00, but you can find cheaper rates with hotels charging around £50.00 per night.
Cost of a pint in Brazil
A pint can cost up to £21.00 and a Caipirinha (Brazilian cocktail) up to £9.00 – but like all places, if you look around you will find cheaper rates than this in more local places.
Ticket costs for the football matches
Expect to pay around £260.00 for some of the opening matches and over £500.00 for some of the closing matches. All ticket prices can be found on the FIFA World Cup site.
Where the matches are held
Manaus, Sao Paulo & Belo Horizonte are the three areas hosting the World Cup. An example of the distance between each of the host cities (as it is a huge distance) – By car: Manaus - Sao Paulo: 2,360 miles, Sao Paulo - Belo Horizonte: 360 miles, Belo Horizonte - Rio: 270 miles
Brief health & climate & crime warnings
Health: England’s game against Italy is on the edge of the Amazon rainforest and there is a risk of Malaria for fans visiting Manaus. Supporters travelling to Brazil should contact their doctor for advice & arrange to take antimalarial tablets.

Climate: Temperatures vary between the different areas but expect there to be a warm and extremely dry climate as in the region of Manaus temperatures can reach 30c with a humidity of 80%.

Crime: Like all cities, crime rates are usually high and the regions of Brazil are no different. Street robberies, homicides and riots are a typical problem in Brazil, so take extra care with belongings at all times & be sure not to hang around in unfamiliar areas. Around 170,000 officers are expected to be on hand to ensure security in the host cities so there is no reason to feel unsafe.
How to celebrate if you’re not going to the games whilst in Brazil (fan zones)
Each city has fan zones which will offer people who are ticketless with big screens, food, drink and entertainment. These can be found in the following areas in Brazil:

Manaus – Park Praia da Ponta Negra

Sao Paulo – Vale do Anhangabau in the downtown area

Belo Horizonte – Rui Barbosa Square
How to celebrate if you’re not going to Brazil, and are staying home:
Many pubs around the UK will be holding events in pubs, parks and people will no doubt be hosting parties to cater to the World Cup matches.