Galvanize Your Training with Zinc

Galvanize Your Training with Zinc

Zinc is a trace element and an essential component of good nutrition.  Many of us have seen zinc when it is used to coat steel to protect against corrosion—like that old trash can where Oscar the Grouch lives. Zinc works as a co-factor and is required to facilitate...
How L-Alanyl L-Glutamine Improves Endurance Performance

How L-Alanyl L-Glutamine Improves Endurance Performance

The short answer to the first part is a dipeptide composed of the amino acids Alanine and Glutamine. Before we consider its importance let’s back up and review some basic biochemistry. The body needs protein to build and maintain tissues for all of its...
Improving your Oxygen Carrying Capacity

Improving your Oxygen Carrying Capacity

By Jeff Rocco, MD Iron is a critical mineral for performance in endurance athletes.  The abridged story of iron is that it is necessary to create hemoglobin, which is the protein used by red blood cells to deliver oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from and...

Recovery Drink Review & Comparison

By Jeff Rocco, M.D. As the workload of busy racing and training schedules are building this time of year for many athletes, we thought we would examine some key components of recovery drinks.  Easy digestibility and rapid absorption of nutrition are critical to...