Recovery and Recuperation for Endurance AthletesYour success as an endurance athlete relies heavily on recovery and recuperation. You need to address the underlying causes of muscle soreness and fatigue by going beyond carbohydrate and protein replenishment.
Recovery and recuperation must support oxidative stress reduction, fight the rise of cortisol levels, and restore natural energy so you can perform optimally every time you step out on the road.
Ignite Naturals offers the right solution for your unique endurance needs with the powerful post-workout combination of I.N. Extreme Energy™ and Adrenal Reboot™. When combined, these supplements enhance your natural energy, endurance, recovery, and adrenal health through cellular cleansing.
I.N. Extreme Energy cleanses cells of the metabolic wastes that can cause muscle fatigue, pro-inflammatory cytokines, and poor nutrition assimilation. I.N. Extreme Energy provides vital nourishment to quickly and effectively repair muscles while boosting the immune system, keeping the body in peak condition.
Adrenal Reboot was designed to nourish and recharge your adrenals, the glands responsible for producing hormones that regulate metabolism, stress, and energy output. This all-natural supplement derived from the best products on earth works to bring the adrenals back into balance after intense exercise, which translates into a more complete recovery and sustained energy.
Recovery needs more than a carbohydrate reloadWhen you recover from intense training, what do you immediate reach for? Likely a supplement that offers quick-absorbing carbs to replenish glycogen stores, and an easily digestible protein to help stave off muscle catabolism and repair damaged muscles.
However, carb depletion and muscle damage aren’t the only effects of your training. When you consume oxygen while breathing, it becomes a source of energy. But in the production of energy weak electrical bonds split, leaving a vulnerable molecule with an electron missing. This then becomes a free radical.
Free radicals begin attacking nearby stable molecules, in turn forming more free radicals. This domino effect is known as oxidative stress. As this effect cascades, it results in the death of a living cell.
According to a study on the causes of mitochondrial and oxidative stress, “Effects of [mitochondrial respiration] impairment include free radical generation, increases in oxidative damage biomarkers such as protein carbonyls and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances, effects on mitochondrial function, and changes in levels of antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes in the heart, blood, lung, liver, brain, and muscles” (Sun et al 2010).
Free radicals arise during normal metabolism. However, environmental factors such as pollution, radiation, pesticides, and processed foods also spawn these rogue molecules. And increased oxygen consumption during endurance training makes you more susceptible to the formation of free radicals and oxidative stress.
I.N. Extreme Energy: the scienceI.N. Extreme Energy optimizes cellular function to improve athletic performance by allowing your body to fully recover after training or competition. I.N. Extreme Energy cleanses cells of metabolic waste known to decrease energy and slow recovery time.
I.N. Extreme Energy addresses five main factors that affect recovery:
- • Support Oxidative Stress Relief†
- • Boost Immune Health†
- • Support the Reduction of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines†
- • Feed and Repair Muscles†
- • Boost Natural Energy Levels†
“Three weeks after placing 3rd in The Suntrust National Marathon in D.C., I ran a 10K race against a very competitive group. Without I.N. Extreme Energy I would need one or two more weeks of recovery to do this.”
Wilson Komen, National level marathoner and coach
Support Oxidative Stress ReliefOxidative stress an cause muscle loss, inflammation, and delay recovery time. I.N. Extreme Energy counters free radical damage and oxidative stress by providing a high electron load and establishing a recognizable, transferable electron process. All ingredients of I.N. Extreme Energy are electron donors, working to neutralize free radicals and prevent them from damaging muscle.
Boost Immune SystemI.N. Extreme Energy™ contains immunoglobulin proteins, also known as antibodies that are clinically proven to help the body fight against invading bacteria and viruses. The monolauric acid (derived from coconut oil) in I.N. Extreme Energy also has known immune enhancing properties. Taking I.N. Extreme Energy as a post-workout drink helps boost the immune system when the body is most vulnerable to infection and viruses.
Support the Reduction of Pro-Inflammatory CytokinesI.N. Extreme Energy acts to promote a healthy anti-inflammatory response and reduce recuperation time by fighting inflammatory cytokines in the gut and in muscle tissue. The immunoglobulin in I.N. Extreme Energy contains TGF-ß, an anti-inflammatory peptide. I.N. Extreme Energy also contains several other known anti-inflammatory agents such as turmeric, royal jelly and papain.
Feed and Repair MusclesI.N. Extreme Energy provides muscles with all the essential and non-essential amino acids they need to rebuild and repair. The immunoglobulin in I.N. Extreme Energy are proven to increase the transport of amino acids into muscle cells throughout the body, reducing recuperation time. The egg albumin protein in I.N. Extreme Energy is a slow-release glycoprotein, providing muscles with a steady source of highly recognizable essential amino acids. It also serves an important osmotic function, preventing the water in blood from moving into the interstitial fluid.
Boost Natural Energy LevelsI.N. Extreme Energy provides more energy for recuperation and performance by recharging and cleansing cells of metabolic wastes, allowing them to produce energy more efficiently. Calcium D-glucarate helps the liver to detoxify the blood of impurities (including waste products produced during exercise). I.N. Extreme Energy also cleanses cellular receptor sites via a proprietary method, allowing cells to assimilate nutrients more efficiently.
The importance of adrenal health in endurance athletesMany endurance athletes suffer the decline of adrenal function. The demands of your schedule—training, work, family, and life in general—overtax your adrenal system, wreaking havoc on the delicate balance of hormones that control your response to stressors.
Adrenal glands, situated right above your kidneys, are part of a complex system of hormones, including sex hormones (DHEA, testosterone, and estrogen), cortisol, and adrenaline. Your adrenals are especially important for neural activation and hormonal activation.
Your body sends signals for hormone release, and when your adrenal glands aren’t functioning properly, other tissue and glands in your endocrine system are unable to send out hormones as well (Plowman, & Smith, 2007). When adrenal glands become weakened, adrenal fatigue sets in and your response to stressors is insufficient.
“Adrenal Reboot™ has certainly added to the recuperation as far as my legs when putting together very stressful cycling workouts followed by harder running workouts the next day. A year or two ago I would have had to space those out by 24-48 hours.”
Matthew Tague, Elite triathlete and coach
Adrenal fatigue is brought on by chronic low-level stressors as well as over exposure to stimulants such as caffeine and sugar. Those who suffer from it might not realize that something is going on inside their body. You may just not feel right. But you may also experience joint and muscle pain, low sex drive, and bursts of energy late at night followed by exhaustion the rest of the day. You may also experience unexplained cravings and other symptoms.
This homeostatic imbalance decreases energy production and slows your metabolism. Your body’s serum cortisol levels rise, causing a decrease in the product of the parent hormone DHEA. This can lead to low internal production of growth hormone and IGF-1 (insulin growth factor 1).
When this occurs, your body is not in the healing anabolic state, but instead in a catabolic state where cells and tissue break down. Supporting t he adrenals will maintain healthy cortisol and DHEA levels, helping to reverse adrenal fatigue while putting your body in optimal recovery state. In addition, severe cases of adrenal insufficiency have been scientifically linked to muscle weakness, especially in the legs. For thousands of years, traditional Chinese medicine has associated weak adrenal glands (known as kidney yang) with leg weakness and poor mobility.
Adrenal Reboot addresses recovery and restoration of your adrenal glandsAdrenal recovery goes beyond cutting out stimulants and sugars. That’s why we formulated Adrenal Reboot, an all-natural adrenal support supplement designed specifically to recharge and balance your adrenals, helping to fortify them against stress and keep your energy levels up naturally. Our product is made from 100% all-natural ingredients clinically proven to nourish and support adrenal function. It works to restore healthy cortisol and DHEA levels naturally, allowing your body to regain its balance and recharge, helping you to build long term core energy.
Strong adrenals provide incredible support for your quadriceps muscles as they power through each workout. Exercise can overwhelm the adrenals and eventually burn them out. As an athlete you not only need to nourish your adrenals, but also strengthen the connecting pathways so that you can access the energy you need, when you need it. Strong adrenals mean strong, powerful legs, ready to carry you to success.