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Shorter Recovery Times for Athlete’s of All Ages

By January 29, 2013Uncategorized

Shorter Recovery Times for Athlete’s of All Ages

Every athlete needs time to recover after strenuous activity and as we age that recovery time lengthens. Athletes, however, sometimes can’t afford to take time off to recover from fatigue or sore joints and muscles. Continuing an activity without letting your body heal first can increase your chance for further injury. But what if there was something that could shorten recovery time, even for aging athletes. Athlete’s Best Premium Omega-3 supplement has been proven to reduce recovery time in athletes of all ages. Even athletes involved in high contact sports, such as football and boxing have noticed shorter recovery times. They are not as sore even after big hits from opponents. The astaxanthin and Neptune Krill Oil (NKO) in our formula has been proven to decrease post-exertion recovery time and decrease soreness after physical activity.

Astaxanthin and NKO both reduce recovery time by reducing the lactic acid in your muscles, which is an unwanted byproduct of physical exertion. Lactic acid is the “burn” you feel during strenuous activity. It can limit stamina and increase the time it takes to recover. In a 2001 health survey exploring the effects of astaxanthin on exercise, 88% of participants using an astaxanthin supplementation reported improvement in muscle and joint soreness related to having less lactic acid build-up in their muscles.  Hawaii’s top marathon runner, Jonathan Lyau, writes about his experience with a natural astaxanthin supplement, “Marathon training is very demanding and astaxanthin has helped me recover from intense workouts quicker even though I was getting older.” Even as athletes age they are still seeing an improvement in recovery time.

Astaxanthin has been shown to improve athletic performance for athletes of all ages. One might think being involved with a high contact sport, they will not notice benefits of astaxanthin or NKO. But they don’t only affect the lactic acid in our system, it decreases inflammation from injury, hits and overuse. Astaxanthin is one of the most potent anti-inflammatories there is. In 2001, Dr. Andrew Fry of the University of Memphis studied the effects of astaxanthin on healthy athletes who would typically experience exercise-induced joint soreness. He gave young male subjects astaxanthin for three weeks, while they performed strenuous workouts, and then evaluated them for knee pain. The placebo group experienced post-training knee soreness, lasting up to 48 hours after their workouts. But the treatment group showed no increase whatsoever in knee joint soreness following workouts. [Fry, A. (2001) “Astaxanthin Clinical Trial for Delayed Onset Muscular Soreness.” Human Performance Laboratories, The University of Memphis, Report 1, August 16, 2001.]

Astaxanthin and NKO reduce recovery time in athletes by reducing lactic acid in the muscles and reducing inflammation around injuries, muscles and joints. It is not hard to see that Athlete’s Best Premium Omega-3 supplement containing both astaxanthin and NKO can increase athletic performance and reduce recovery time even as we age.

Kris Vigue

A former Division I athlete with dreams of playing professional baseball cut short due to a severe on-the-field injury. Now the CEO of Athlete’s Best, a Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist and Trainer, and Nutritional Wellness Consultant.

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