Energy and Electrolyte Considerations

Energy and Electrolyte Considerations

By Jeff Rocco MD Proper hydration for athletes requires more than water. Last month we established the critical role electrolytes play for exercising athletes. (See A Tale of Five Electrolytes)  During exercise electrical impulses are being carried, muscles are...

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Updated EFS Research Packet

Updated EFS Research Packet

First Endurance prides itself on doing the research necessary to engineer the best products in the world.  With the launch of the new EFS drinks, we have updated the EFS research packet to reflect all the new upgrades.   EFS drink upgrades include: -Higher level of...

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The PH of foods and their effect on performance

The acidity or alkalinity of foods may have a profound effect on retaining muscle, health and endurance performance. By Kris Walker MD Intro: Acid-base homeostasis in humans is critical to health.  An important property of blood is its degree of acidity or...

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Quick Tip: EFS liquid shot shelf-life

Quick Tip: EFS liquid shot shelf-life

The EFS liquid shot-shelf life is dependent on use.  The jug, when poured into a flask or any other container is stable for 18 months from the date of manufacture.  The expiration date is listed on the bottom.  This shelf life is based on room temperature, though...

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Amino Acids: Their role in endurance training

Amino Acids and Performance by Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS Introduction Amino acids are the building blocks for skeletal muscle as well as digestive enzymes, hormones, antibodies and other body proteins necessary for optimal functioning. Of the 20 amino acids in...

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1st Endurance heading to Tour de France

1st Endurance heading to Tour de France

1st Endurance is heading to  the Tour de France from Saturday July 18th through Sunday  July 26th.    We'll be riding  through the Alps and will connect with our sponsored teams Astana and Columbia-HTC.  On Sunday following the Champs Elysees, we will attend the...

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PreRace Clinical Study on a 40k Time Trial

PreRace Clinical Study on a 40k Time Trial

South Dakota State University conducted an independent study on PreRace to determine its effectiveness on cycling endurance.  The yet to be published, double-blind placebo, controlled study used seven trained cyclists in a 40K time trial.  Each cyclist performed two...

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Low-Cho Training

Low-Cho Training

By Neal Henderson MS CSCS Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, Sport Science Director For years, well intentioned coaches and exercise physiologists have given endurance athletes very strong recommendations to ensure high carbohydrate intake during training and racing...

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Quick Tip: Ingredients are not all created equal

Quick Tip: Ingredients are not all created equal

When comparing ingredients it is important to understand key attributes, like source, strains and potency.  An herb sourced from Russia is not the same as the same named herb coming from China.  Herbs also can have numerous strains, some of which have little or no...

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods

GI Distress, Inflammation and Diet   By Patricia Rosen MD, & Becky Witinok-Huber There are multiple reasons for GI distress in endurance athletes. Some of the most important reasons are: decreased blood flow to stomach; high osmolality in foods and drinks and...

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Quick Tip: Gums found in gels slow absorption

Gums found in gels such as cellulose, xanthan and arabic gums are a typical ingredient in many gels.  These gums are used to turn a liquid product into a thick gel.   Clinical studies also clearly show they slow absorption and delay gastric emptying leading to stomach...

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Mountain Flyer Reviews EFS Liquid Shot

Mountain Flyer Reviews EFS Liquid Shot

EFS Liquid Shot gets its name because it contains no gelling agents, which is something you may find in a , well, a gel shot.  That is key, according to First Endurance, because gelling agents can slow down your digestion and absorption.  And if you're slurping down...

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Bicycling Magazine Reviews OptygenHP

Bicycling Magazine Reviews OptygenHP

FIRST ENDURANCE OPTYGEN HP, $75 May 2009 "With active ingredients rhodiola and beta-alanine, OptygenHP makes hard training and racing feel easier.  Tibetan Sherpas used rhodiola, an herb, to improve their endurance and ability to use oxygen, and studies show it helps...

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Quick Tip: Use all 5 Electrolytes

The primary electrolytes are sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and chloride.  Cells require a complex electrolyte balance between intracellular and extracellular milieu which maintains a precise osmotic gradient.   This osmotic gradient is regulated by all 5...

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Videos

Videos

by Dr. Stephen Cheung, Ph.D. Courtesy of Pezcyclingnews.com The hard training we do on the bike is only the stress that we impose, and is only half of the training equation. To get the most out of that hard training, we need to recover and let our body adapt and come...

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Ironman Nutrition research site

Ironman Nutrition research site

First Endurance, in cooperation with the Endurance Research Board, our Sponsored Pro Triathletes and our dedicated customer base is launching a new innovative approach to endurance nutrition. This site creates a cooperative knowledge base towards developing innovative...

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EFS liquid shot & PreRace-a potent combination

EFS liquid shot & PreRace-a potent combination

Both PreRace and EFS Liquid Shot were designed with flexibility in mind.  The PreRace's small 5g serving size allows you to add this powerful formula into ANY drink.  This gives you the flexibility to use PreRace before or anytime during a race.    Open the flask,...

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How to Use the First Endurance Nutrition System

How to Use the First Endurance Nutrition System

The First Endurance Nutrition products were designed to work as a complete system.  This system is formulated to offer the hard training endurance athletes all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, electrolytes, amino acids, herbs, carbohydrates and proteins needed,...

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Quick Tip- EFS Liquid shot delivers flexibility

Quick Tip- EFS Liquid shot delivers flexibility

Using the EFS liquid shot jug and flask offers  unmatched flexibility.  You can  make special flask with 100, 200, 300 or 400 calories by filling to the appropriate level then topping it off with water.  Following each training session, just refill your flask and...

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Quick Tip: EFS Bars-Gluten FREE

Quick Tip: EFS Bars-Gluten FREE

More and more athletes are testing the effects of a gluten free diet on their health and performance.  EFS bars are formulated with high levels of electrolytes, a mix of easily digestible carbohydrates, amino acids and are Gluten FREE.  These features make the EFS bar...

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Gluten Free. Is it a new fad diet?

By Shawn Dolan PhD, RD, CSSD What is gluten? Gluten is a storage protein in wheat, rye, barley, triticale (cross between wheat and rye), and possibly oats. Gluten consists of two proteins gliadin and glutenin. Gluten is formed when dough is made from the kneading...

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Alberto Contador Interview

Alberto Contador Interview

Tomorrow, Alberto Contador will arrive in Tenerife and begin to prepare for a new season with Team Astaná. Contador has has a smooth recovery from his deviated septum operation last Monday. The first few days of camp he will focus his activities in the gym and hopes...

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Quick Tip: Iron in MultiV

Quick Tip: Iron in MultiV

Doctors and Trainers are finding more and more of their athletes' low energy levels potentially tied to low ferretin (low iron) status.  Multi-V is formulated with Ferrochel Iron ®, a highly bio-available source of iron which is non-toxic and does not affect the...

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