Meet Kristina Vassilieva our latest nnnSPORT®X-Cell ambassador

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Kristina Vassilieva, UKBFF body fitness champion, personal trainer and ‘gorgeous’ fitness model (our words not hers) is our latest ambassador for nnnSPORT®X-Cell.

Kristina who won her first UKBFF title (South Coast Championships) in the ‘body-fitness’ category in April, was introduced to us by Paul Burgess, advanced personal trainer and clinical nutritionist (see news item Paul Burgess of Athletic Nutrition speaks with Dr Peter Koeppel). Paul identified Kristina as a sports woman, who would reap significant benefits from nucleotide supplementation with nnnSPORT X-Cell.

Kristina has identified particular areas of her training regime that she felt needed additional nutritional support:

  • High levels of training frequency combined with her focus on heavy weight and phases of high volume, expose her to high levels of stress both mentally and physically, leading to higher cortisol levels
  • 8 – 12 weeks of contest preparation induces short-term stressors in competition, especially the dieting. Implementing a calorie deficit, whilst continuing to train on a regular basis, affects her rates of recovery as well as her psychological and physical state.

The clinical research behind nnnSPORT X-Cell shows significant reduction in stress hormone cortisol build-up under high intensive stress conditions. Paul found out all about this ground-breaking research during his interview with Dr Peter Keoppel, and hence recommended X-Cell to Kristina.

From our extensive research using supplementary nucleotides to optimise the formation of the gut villi, we expect that Kristina will also observe improved nutrient absorption and recovery during contest dieting periods.

We look forward to finding out how she gets on in her first report following her next UKBFF contest on the 29th August, the 2015 Scottish Grand Prix.


Kristina Vassilieva (short bio) in her own words

I’m a full time personal trainer and online coach specialising in bodybuilding, contest prep, and strength and conditioning. Originally from Russia, I moved to the UK and have lived in London from the age of 3. My height is 5’8 and my weight is currently 71kg.

My first bodybuilding competition was on 26th April 2015 (UKBFF Portsmouth Qualifier) in the bodyfitness (AKA ‘figure’) category, which I’m happy to say I won. My next will be on August 29th 2015 Scottish Grand Prix at the Glasgow SFN Expo (potential European and Worlds Qualifier).

I was always a very sporty child and joined my first gym at 15 years of age; mainly for general fitness, group classes and sports. However, several years later I developed eating disorders (anorexia and bulimia) between the ages of 17 and 23. At my worst condition, my weight plummeted to 46kg.

“I think this pivotal change was largely due to my lifelong passion and interest in nutrition, science, physiology and psychology”

Kristina Vassileva nnnSPORT®X-Cell ambassador

Then, 3 years ago in 2012 I began to weight train and had decided to self-rehabilitate, supplement and ‘train’ myself back to health after reaching breaking point with certain health issues that made me determined to ‘fix’ my life.

I think this pivotal change was largely due to my lifelong passion and interest in nutrition, science, physiology and psychology. I was fortunately able to apply my knowledge and dedicated myself to making positive change and mental/physical recovery.

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We will be posting a lot more updates about Kristina right here on the site but if you would like to find out more about Kristina right away you can visit her personal training site or any of the following social media links:

For more information about Kristina’s personal coaching / training / competition prep / diet or training plans, and video of her recent UKBFF win, visit her web site:




The images used in this article are originally courtesy of © Noel Shelley / Kristina Vassilieva

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