IRON AND ENDURANCE ATHLETES

IRON AND ENDURANCE ATHLETES

Iron is one of the most abundant mineral on earth and is essential to normal human physiology.  About 2/3 of the body’s iron is found in hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to cells.  An adequate supply of iron is necessary for the body to...

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The Complete Electrolyte Story

The Complete Electrolyte Story

Reviewed and Updated by ERB member Shawn Dolan, PhD, RD, CSSD: Professor in the Kinesiology Department at California State University, Long Beach.  Introduction: Electrolytes, the mineral salts that conduct the electrical energy of the body, perform a cellular...

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ORAC antioxidants in MultiV

ORAC antioxidants in MultiV

The antioxidant profile in Endurance MultiV is unmatched. ORAC-Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity testing is recognized as the “Gold Standard” for measuring antioxidant protection against oxidative damage. This new testing method allows nutrients to be qualified in...

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When should I use a post-exercise drink?

When should I use a post-exercise drink?

If you just finished a race, and you’re going out for pizza do you still need a post-exercise drink right there at the finish line?  Does it matter that you wait till later for the pizza?  Or should you have a post-exercise drink now?  Don’t answer that question yet. ...

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Energy and Electrolyte Drink Comparison

Energy and Electrolyte Drink Comparison

Proper hydration for athletes requires more than water. During exercise electrical impulses are being carried, muscles are contracting, calories are burning, heat is being produced, and sweating occurs. To keep these systems within optimum parameters, electrolytes...

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Quick Tip-The First Endurance System

Since the onset, the First Endurance products were engineered to work synergistically as a system.  Each product can stand on its own, yet works better when used in conjunction with other First Endurance products.  Here are two examples where this synergy is evident. ...

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How to use Optygen/OptygenHP

How to use Optygen/OptygenHP

For best results, use Optygen/OptygenHP during all intense training.  Optygen/OptygenHP will allow you to train at a higher level by improving the body's ability to adapt to physical stress, increasing aerobic threshold and reducing lactic acid.  These improvements...

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Caffeine and Endurance

Reviewed by Patricia Rosen. M.D. Introduction Coffee was first discovered over 1000 years ago although it has been around and used by humans since the Stone Age. People noted the affects on animals and used it by chewing on seed, bark or leaves of certain plants to...

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Pro and Amateur Pre-Race meals

1. Jon Baker - Elite Cyclocross Racer Early meal 2-3 hours before race: 1 cup oatmeal (old fashioned oats). Mixed with a handful of almonds, and a handful of raisins. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, and soymilk after cooking. Bigger meal (If 4 hours prior to race): add to...

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Certificates Of Analysis

A Certificate of Analysis (C of A) is a document which states every active and inactive substance used to manufacture a product. A C of A also shows that there are no additional ingredients added to the formulation. In order to assure the safety and efficacy of First...

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