Advertorial: Competition Preparation
Competition Preparation - Strengthen Body and Mind with proper Nutrition
When it comes to preparing for a triathlon, many factors come into play.
Most importantly, you need to get the basics right. The foundation of your well-being is critical and consistency is one of the hallmarks of any great athlete. Without consistency, it becomes difficult to achieve success. An unbalanced diet puts a huge strain on the body as it has to work with fewer resources. On top of that, there are factors that cause stress at all corners, be it at work or socially. All of this can be detrimental to your overall health and performance.
High performance athletes want to perform at their best in every area of their lives, whether it's work, personal life or sports. Triathletes are high performance athletes who don't want to compromise performance. Therefore, sacrificing performance in your personal, professional or social life is not an option.
If you want to maximize your athletic potential, you should invest in nutrient insurance. You can already accomplish a lot with a healthy and balanced diet. Athletic Greens can fill in any other nutritional gaps.
With your daily green routine, you'll ensure that your body is provided with the right nutrients in the right synergistic combination - exactly what you need to get the job done.
This allows your body to function like a well-oiled machine. The combination of ingredients can show positive effects in all systems, from gut health to brain health to post-competition recovery. It can also have a supportive effect on immunity and bone health.
Focus and concentration in triathlon and everyday life
As we know, our ability to concentrate is often negatively affected by stressful conditions. This can be felt on both an emotional and physical level, and can have an impact on how you compete and the results you achieve.
The following nutrients and ingredients in Athletic Greens can have a positive impact on concentration and mental focus, and support you as a triathlete.
- Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride): plays an important role in mood regulation, mainly because this vitamin is necessary for the formation of neurotransmitters that are responsible for mood regulation. Vitamin B6 is also essential for our adrenal glands to produce various neurotransmitters, including adrenaline, which help keep us going when needed.
- Folate (as 5-MTHF) - Folates from food sources are absorbed through the intestinal wall. They then must go through several enzymatic steps before they can be utilized by the body. In the digestive system, most dietary folate is converted to 5-MTHF before it enters the bloodstream. It contributes to the production of serotonin, melatonin, dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine, and thus may help combat fatigue and support psychological functions. AG1 contains folate, which is the more bioavailable methylated form.
- Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin): an essential vitamin involved, along with folate and other B vitamins, in the elimination of various oxidants and inflammatory molecules. An important player in maintaining brain health by contributing to the recycling of various neurotransmitters.
- Green Tea Extract: Green tea has an incredible mode of action, especially when it comes to its health benefits. One overlooked ingredient is L-theanine (the most abundant non-protein amino acid in green tea). This particular amino acid helps to relax, especially in stressful situations, and can have a positive effect on the ability to concentrate. EGCG, a special component of green tea (called catechin) and L-theanine together help to support the psyche and regulate stress which increases both concentration and attention span.
- Magnesium (as magnesium glycinate): Magnesium plays a role in 300 chemical reactions in the body, including the regulation of neurotransmitters. It also contributes to the production of ATP - energy. Deficiency can manifest as sleep problems, anxiety, migraines and drowsiness. Most deficiencies are due to poor diet or intestinal problems that inhibit magnesium absorption.
Endurance and Energy
Mitochondria are the power plants of our cells. Therefore, they have to work at full speed and produce ATP, the cell's form of energy, to supply us with energy. When we exercise, our bodies rely on the heart's ability to pump blood, oxygen and nutrients to each organ.
At some point, we reach our maximum. If we go beyond that point and keep exercising, we become more and more efficient.
One of the reasons for this is that our mitochondria support our heart and muscles more efficiently.
Optimal mitochondrial health means increased performance. It is exactly what every triathlete is trying to achieve. As the duration of competition and training increases, so does the heart and muscles' need for nutrients and oxygen.
Which Athletic Greens may keep your energy at consistently high levels?
CoQ10 + K2: CoQ10 is at home in the mitochondria.
Coenzyme Q10 is not an enzyme per se, but rather a little helper that is essential for our body's energy supply. When combined with vitamin K2, this combination potentiates in its respective role of supporting energy production and electron transport in the mitochondria. This is especially important for the heart, which is a highly energy-dependent organ. The result is better blood flow to the rest of the organs so they can perform their tasks at the highest level.
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(1) Vitamin B6 contained in Athletic Greens contributes to normal energy-rich metabolism, contributes to the reduction of fatigue and fatigue, regulation of hormonal activity, normal functioning of the nervous system and normal functioning of the immune system. In addition, vitamin B6 supports normal protein and glycogen metabolism, normal mental function, and normal red blood cell formation. Cf. EFSA Journal 2010;8(10):1759 and 2009;7(9):1225.
(2) The folate contained in Athletic Greens contributes to normal psychological function and to the reduction of symptoms of fatigue and tiredness. Cf. EFSA Journal 2010;8(10):1760
(3) Vitamin B12 contained in Athletic Greens contributes to normal energy-rich metabolism, normal formation of red blood cells, the process of cell division and reduction of fatigue and fatigue. It also contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system and normal psychological function. Cf. EFSA Journal 2010; 8(10):1814. 29, 35, 36, 42, 213, 31, 40.
(4) Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21303262/
(5) Magnesium contained in Athletic Greens contributes to electrolyte balance, normal energy-rich metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal muscle function and reduced fatigue and fatigue. It also plays a role in the process of cell division. Cf. EFSA Journal 2009; 7(9): 1216. 238, 240, 241, 242, 247, 248, 380, 3083.
(6) Source: [McFarlin, Alt Ther in Health Med, 2017]