Antioxidante, Free Radicals and Sports Nutrition

As you know, I am a physician. It’s part of my profession to keep abreast of what’s happening in medical /health research. Being retired helps, because doctors simply do not generally have the “extra time” to devote to the scientific literature.

But I do. And I love it. I am one of those individuals who really enjoys race yourself chemistry. When I’m done here, you should be excited too, especially if you are interested in sports nutrition and antioxidants, though not necessarily in that order.

Sports nutrition is a vast industry with emphasis on optimizing PERFORMANCE. Off hand, I can think of quite a few categories involving sports nutrition:

”    sports nutrition and supplements for athletes,
”    sports nutrition and athletic performance,
”    sports nutrition and body building,
”    sports nutrition and endurance training,
”    sports nutrition and special diets in a variety of sports,
”    sports nutrition and strength training,
”    sports nutrition for running, jogging, walking, skiing, swimming
”    There’s even Rocky Mountain sports nutrition
”    the list is endless.

So far, no surprises, huh? Well, here’s one for you. Did you know that when you exercise intensively you INCREASE the free radical burden in your body? If you’re a serious sports enthusiast, you should know that.

But the real news is what science is now finding out about that free radical burden of yours. You should pay close attention here.

Suddenly, chemistry gets real personal.

Everyone of us has, what may be called, our antioxidant protective capacity. That means our bodies normally utilize antioxidants to protect us against the harmful impact of free radicals.

First of all, what are antioxidants? They are molecular substances which offset free radical damage to the body. Antioxidants, “quench” free radicals (for lack of a better metaphor) neutralizing their damaging effects on the cells of the body.

”    Antioxidants are found in foods such as cranberries, green tea and even chocolate.

”    Antioxidants are found in vitamins such vitamin C and E.

”    Antioxidants are found in carotenoids such as beta-carotene.

”    Antioxidants are found in many substances supplied by the body such as glutathione.

”    Antioxidants are found in many herbs and enzymes.

The impact of antioxidants is boosted by glyconutrients to offset free radicals in your body and, as a result of your athletic exertions.

Antioxidant capacity must be provided in your sports nutrition regimen or you could be “robbing Peter to pay Paul” with your workouts. As you will see, without a glyconutrional presence in your sports nutrition, the healthful gains made by your physical workouts will be offset by your own free radical burden.

Free radicals, sports and sports nutrition

Free radicals are those chemical species which contain one or more unpaired electrons, capable of independent existence. They form in the body due to a variety of reasons as offshoots of cellular activity or as products introduced to the body from the outside.

As an analogy, think of running a car engine as the cellular production
and the car emissions a the free radical production. The engine produces products which cannot stay inside the car without further damage. They simply must be neutralized and expelled.

Free radicals form and cause damage by reacting with many substances in your body. It is estimated that upwards of 200,000 free radical attacks occur in our bodies daily.

When free radical damage is done, the body can remove the compounds formed by its cellular repair system. However, if the body cannot handle the free radicals (with antioxidants for example), nor remove the compounds, then disease can be the result.

Contrary to popular opinion, free radicals do not circulate throughout the body. The half-life of most free radicals varies in a range of a few nanoseconds to about 7 seconds duration. That means they will react within the “neighborhood” (a few Angstroms or microns near where the increase in free radicals occurred) organs, connective tissue, circulatory or nerve tissue, bone or lymphatic material are all candidates for free radical attack.

Wherever they form, they will damage the surrounding areas, unless prevented by the bodyo the body does NOT have the luxury of just filtering away any circulatory fluids to find the free radicals. The body’s defense systems must be fairly omnipresent to neutralize the effects of free radicals. The antioxidant protective system must be healthy.

Since they are highly reactive substances, they react with all sorts of cell elements readily. But, when they do react with your body cells, they can damage the cells and even kill them. Often, the damage from free radicals can CHANGE the cellular structure enough to cause DISEASE such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and a host of others.

The type of disease that occurs is dependent upon which of the free radical defenses in the body weren’t functioning properly and where the free radical attacks occur.

The body has pretty sophisticated antioxidant defense systems. But, the body CAN get overwhelmed in its antioxidant protections against such free radicals?
Indeed, unless antioxidant enhanced sports nutrition (with glyconutrients) are used to offset the increased free radical burden, the BODY will suffer as a result of intensive sports training, stress, and competition.

Glyconutrients VITAL to sports nutrition ?
Studies comparing marathon runners who did and did not take glyconutritional sports nutrition supplements were undertaken. The results were reported by the Proceedings of the Fisher Institute For Medical Research ( August 2003, vol.3, no.1). The results “demonstrated strikingly different patterns.”  Antioxidant protection appeared to be powerfully enhanced against free radicals with glyconutritional supplementation.  Thus, the body was protected for several days after the marathon run.

However, when glyconutritional sports nutrition was NOT used, the damaging effects of the free radical burden appeared to remain in the body for about five days. Thus, the subject “consistently excreted higher concentrations of free radical byproducts? as compared to that of the glyconutritional subject.  It should be emphasized that the subject studied WAS TAKING other antioxidants, though not glyconutrition. Despite that fact, the above cited results were obtained.

That’s another way of saying that when glyconutritional supplements were not used, the free radical burden upon the body was not lifted. Antioxidant protection does appear to be (significantly) strengthened with glyconutritional sports nutrition. Such antioxidant protection appears to be of benefit for athletes overall, including training, stress, competition and dietary issues.

The glyconutrional revolution in sports nutrition and therapy is just beginning. More studies are being done. More results are coming in concerning free radicals and the capacity of the glyconutrients to boost antioxidant affect against free radicals.

Sports nutrition is about to see a new revolution?
Better still. I believe that it is quite probable that, with glyconutrition, sports PERFORMANCE is about to see a revolution in al fields.

       

Supplements

 
When we talk about Iherb products, I would like to tell you that all of them are great goods, not only their great Iherb coupon offering. And as a woman who always want to look good every time, hair is one of the elements of our body that we should keep. The Desert Essence, Conditioner,
Antioxidante, Free Radicals and Sports Nutrition
As you know, I am a physician. It’s part of my profession to keep abreast of what’s happening in medical /health research. Being retired helps, because doctors simply do not generally have the “extra time” to devote to the scientific literature. But I do. And I love it. I am one of those individuals who

Bodybuilding

 
Do you ever think of drinking steroid or are you afraid of using steroid in common? You will not see how steroid will be so useful for those who want to do bodybuilding as many people would never recommend common steroid for bodybuilding as it is not healthy at all. There are many people suffer
Phen375 Diet Pills Helping in Metabolism
Phen375 Diet Pills can help us with our problem in over weight. One problem that can cause we are overweight or obese is slow metabolism. The metabolism in everyone will be different. It causes different effect of body of each person. Some people are able to stay slim even though they eat much. Maybe, they
How to Buy Clenbuterol In The United States
Those people who have been struggling to sustain their ideal body weight must have been very familiar with taking clenbuterol. Unlike many other weight loss approaches, using clenbuterol promises a more quicker result and requires less effort from you. Many people also buy clenbuterol in order to build their muscles for bodybuilding purposes. Taking clenbuterol
4 Harmful Muscle-Building Myths Uncovered
If you’re serious about making a solid commitment to a muscle-building program, you need to be very careful of who you take advice from. Bodybuilding and fitness is literally a multi-billion dollar industry with new websites popping up every single day. Many of the so-called experts?out there really don’t have a clue of what they’re

Health

 
Meditation Basics: Counting breaths is not like counting sheep
“Just close your eyes and count your breaths,” they say. How simple can it be? “Don’t think about anything else though. Just concentrate on your breathing.” Well, anyone who has tried this “simple” meditation knows that it just isn’t that easy. There are many obstacles to this seemingly effortless task. Our minds tend to wander
Want to be slim? If you want to have slim body, you should know Phen375 reviews first,. In fact, if people want to have slim body, they should do some proper diets and still doing regular exercise. Why they should do these ways? Because by doing guidelines exercise and at once by giving nutritional supplements,
Solution of Your Air Purifier Problem
Global warming makes the fresh air is difficult to find. Dust and smoke are easy to inhale and damage your health today. For this reason, you have to think smart when you want to choose the right air purifiers for your home. At the RockyMountainAirPurifiers, you will find the solution of it. Rocky Mountain Air
Despite the bad stereotypes about marijuana that people know, marijuana or scientifically named as Cannabis is known as one alternative to cure people who have glioblastoma cancer. What they use in medical treatment is not the leaves that people like to smoke, but the seeds of marijuana which is called as Cannabinol, This cannabinol has
10 Natural Ways to combat PMS
1. Keep Track: Writing a symptoms diary can help. Recognise what’s going on throughout the month by noting how you feel from day to day. You can then schedule things to coincide with specific times. For example if you tend to feel great for a few days during your cycle, that’s the time to take

Follow me on Twitter

 

Like Us on Facebook