Diet and Nutrition provide essential support to your body when you are undertaking endurance exercise, not only in providing you with additional energy reserves but also in protecting the body from wear and tear
Which nutrients give us more energy?
- GTF Chromium: A mineral that is required for energy production. It improves the uptake of glucose in to the cells
- Magnesium improves athletic performance (via ATP production) and facilitates the production of energy, in-fact it increases the capacity for prolonged exercise by up to 50%! What’s scary is that 8 out of 10 people are deficient and endurance exercise further depletes reserves
5 Antioxidant Nutrients All in 1 Product – Zinc & copper, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium and Co-Enzyme Q10:
- Zinc & Copper: Athletes are prone to zinc deficiency and copper is important for the body’s energy production
- Vitamin C: Athletes need Vitamin C to alleviate fatigue and reduce muscle pain
- Vitamin E: It improves athletic performance and helps prevent muscle damage, weakness and cramps
- Selenium: Deactivates harmful free radicals, protects the heart and helps to prevent abnormal blood clotting. Endurance exercise increases excretion of Selenium, a mineral that most people are already deficient in
- Co-enzyme Q10: Co-Q10 improves athletic performance by helping convert carbohydrates into energy, and improves blood circulation. It helps prevent damage to muscles and increases oxygen supplies to the mitochondria
Confused About Carbs, Calories, Proteins And Sugars?
Carbohydrate or animal protein “loading” is not helpful for energy levels. Our digestive process favours fruit and vegetable matter, and although animal proteins are important to energy production, too much causes a build-up of acid by-products that reduce our cells ability to produce energy. Too much animal protein also increases muscular problems, and toxic residues reduce available energy for exercise
Refined Sugar: It’s a serious mistake to consider refined sugars as helpful to energy levels
Refined, processed, overcooked and tinned foods are best avoided. Fizzy drinks are high in processed sugars which are associated both with a reduction in sustained energy production and the experience of hypotension. The more energy used in digesting, assimilating and eliminating processed foods, the less energy is available for playing sport. Refined sugars also cause excretion of magnesium, an important mineral for energy production, and a reduction in the absorption of vitamins C and B6, potassium, calcium and essential fats
Which Nutrients Protect and Strengthen Muscles and Joints?
- Joint & Bone Formula: A Multi-Nutrient For The Joints & Bones. The muscles require adequate nutrients for over 35 differing activities. The joints are connected by ligaments which also have nutrient requirements. This formula has been created with 5 vitamins and 7 minerals that are involved with muscle function and repair
- Glucosamine can help alleviate painful joints and helps heal uncomfortable inflammation. Our natural production of Glucosamine reduces from the age of 40
- Essential fatty Acids (EFA’s) are involved with muscle growth and the formation of bones. Our combination of EFA’s work synergistically to help reduce inflammation and are involved with the creation of special beneficial protein activity
- Organic Pea Protein: The richest form of vegetable protein and an excellent addition to your smoothie for the perfect muscle feed. It’s impossible to have an intolerance to it unlike dairy or soy based proteins, and if you have it for breakfast you won’t feel hungry until lunchtime
And Don’t Forget About Digestive Function: Our Probiotic E505 is clinically proven to be active in the gut, and assists the body in digesting essential nutrients. Refined sugars commonly found in sports drinks and foods disrupt the digestive process
Why Foodstate? Nature has created us to recognise food (foodstate) nutrients, not synthetic or inorganic nutrients that we can’t recognise and absorb