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Archive for April 25th, 2007

Part 6: Who needs Glyconutrients? (Athletes)

Posted by naturalhealthmd on April 25, 2007

Glyconutrients and Athletes

Nutrition is paramount for athletes seeking to achieve maximal performance and rapid post-exercise recovery. For elite athletes dietary factors can often translate into those milliseconds that separate winning from losing. Glyconutrition can support athletes in increasing performance, reducing pain, and reducing recovery time.

Optimised cellular function through glyconutrients supplementation results in enhanced performance. Roy Kurban, a karate black belt and Black Belt Magazine’s previous Man of the Year had tried many new nutritional supplements before he started taking glyconutrients in 1996. He found that glyconutrients worked where others didn’t.

A study involving NFL athletes found that those taking glyconutrients experienced less pain, had an improved range of motion in their joints and experienced an overall improvement in their quality of life.

One of the major drawbacks of the intensive training regimes undertaken by elite athletes is the diminished immune system function, resulting in increased risk of infection, prolonged recovery time and decreased tissue repair mechanisms. Glyconutrients boost immune system functioning and support the natural functions of our body to heal, repair, regenerate, regulate and protect itself.; Antioxidants can help protect your cells from free radicals which are released during exercise.

It’s well known that excessive exercise diminishes immune-system function. This increases the risk of infection, prolongs recovery time and decreases tissue-repair mechanisms. Glyconutrients have been shown to enhance immune function. Both the U.S. and Canadian Olympic teams officially endorse glyconutrient products for their athletes.

Glycoproteins make up more than 85% of the molecules in our cells. If glycosylation is not adequate, due to deficiency in glyconutrients, then crucial cells and their components – such as enzymes, antibodies, collagen, muscle fibres, hormones – are not created in sufficient quantities and as a result health and performance can be dramatically reduced.

Glyconutrients are non-toxic at even high amounts, and there is no possibility of long-term damage or drug interactions


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