“Why Omega 3- Fatty Acids Are Important for Lacrosse Players”

Why Omega 3- Fatty Acids Are Important for Lacrosse Players

BENEFITS
Increased support for memory, learning and concentration, support and protection for nerves, healthy blood flow and joint mobility are just a few of the incredible benefits scientists and researchers say are associated with DHA and EPA Omega 3’s and Fatty Acids.

What are Omega-3 fatty acids, and why do I need them?
Omega-3 fatty acids are long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are building blocks of every living cell in the human body and required for optimal function of the cells. If you are not currently consuming at least 2 meals of fatty fish per week, you may benefit from a supplement rich in EPA and DHA omega 3’s.

What is the difference between EPA and DHA?
Omega-3 fatty acids are important to every cell in your body and must be obtained from the diet for good health. Our bodies use Omega-3s to form the outer cell structure. EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are two of the most important Omega-3s.

Research suggests that EPA benefits the heart and circulatory system by promoting normal lipid levels and blood flow. EPA also plays a role in the natural movement of joints.

Evidence shows DHA is an important building block of the brain, nerves, and eyes. DHA is the most highly unsaturated fatty acid found in nature. DHA supports normal mental function, optimal memory, focus, and learning. In fetuses and infants, DHA is critical for brain and vision development.

The average American diet contains less than 200 milligrams of the important Omega-3s EPA and DHA. Japan, England, and several European countries have set Recommended Daily Allowances for Omega-3s, but there are none in the U.S. yet.

I have heard that fat is bad for you. How can Omega-3 fatty acids be good for you?
There are good and not-so-good fats. If a label indicates hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, that ingredient is an unsaturated fat that has undergone a chemical process called hydrogenation to turn it into saturated fat and trans fat. These hydrogenated fats are most often found in packaged foods such as pastries, cookies, and margarine.

Saturated fats are found in animal-based foods like meat, butter, and cheese. Saturated fats are not”bad” for you but a high intake of saturated fats as compared to poly and monounsaturated fats is associated with an increased risk of some diseases.

But some”good fats” like Omega-3 fatty acids contribute to health and normal cell development. They’re building blocks of every living cell in your body. A cell membrane made with building blocks that come primarily from saturated fat has a different structure and is less fluid than one which incorporates more Omega-3 fatty acids. This loss of fluidity makes it difficult for the cell to carry out its normal functions and increases the cell’s susceptibility to injury and death.

Omega-3 fatty acids are abundant in ocean fish, but many people in North America don’t eat a lot of fish and may need more Omega-3 fatty acids than their present diets provide.

What Omega 3 Supplement is best?
If you are not currently consuming at least 2 meals of fatty fish per week, you may benefit from a supplement rich in EPA and DHA. I recommend that you use the same safe, effective and organic Omega 3 supplements that professional athletes, MLB, NBA, NFL, MLS, MLL and Olympic athletes trust and believe in NUTRILITE® OCEAN ESSENTIALS® Balanced Health.

NUTRILITE® OCEAN ESSENTIALS® Balanced Health supports memory, learning, and concentration and nervous system with this blend of essential Omega-3s. NUTRILITE OCEAN ESSENTIALS Balanced Health provides a concentrated blend of 2 key Omega-3 fatty acids. Taken daily throughout the week, the combination provides the same amount of DHA and EPA as 24.5 oz servings of ocean fish.

NUTRILITE® OCEAN ESSENTIALS® Balanced Health provides support for normal blood triglycerides and healthy blood flow,
helps maintain joint mobility for an active lifestyle, may promote normal brain function and concentration and provides a special, 6-step process reduces unpleasant side effects common to competitors’ Omega-3 products.

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“Slight Edge Performance Program” Nutrition to Increase Speed and Athleticism

“Slight Edge Performance Program” Nutrition to Increase Speed and Athleticism.

Don’t you want to give your body what it needs to have more energy to train harder, complete your work outs and run faster?

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World class Olympic sprinter Asafa Powell broke the world record for 100-meter sprint in June 2005, three months after adding NUTRILITE™ DOUBLE X™ to his training regimen.

In 2005, the then 22-year-old Asafa Powell broke the men’s 100-meter world record at a meet in Athens, Greece becoming the world Record holder in the 100-meter sprint — just three months after his brother introduced him to NUTRILITE DOUBLE X. Asafa’s brother Donovan, who also was a world-class sprinter, was introduced to the NUTRILITE brand by his wife’s parents. Appreciating the benefits he received from DOUBLE X, Donovan supplied the multivitamin to his younger brother when he complained of low energy levels during his training early in 2005.

“Taking DOUBLE X was the only change I made to how I had been training,” says Asafa. “After I started taking it, I felt I had more energy to train harder and run faster. I am very careful about what I consume so I appreciate the balanced vitamin and mineral content plus the rich, all-natural plant concentrates in DOUBLE X.”

The world class runner said: “When I run, I don’t think about anyone else. I don’t think about my competition, I just do what I have to do. Nutrilite is a lot like me that way, because they don’t consider the competition in what they do, they just focus on being the best in their field,” he says. “I am confident that DOUBLE X and NUTRILITE will help me power up for the competitions yet to come.”

Why and how did good nutriton Help Asafa Powell improve his training, increase his speed and become the world’s fastest man?

Your skeletal muscles contain two main classifications of muscle fibers: slow twitch and fast twitch muscles. Healthy skeletal muscles play a huge role in your day-to-day functioning — they support your posture, as well as allow for movement and locomotion.

Slow-twitch muscle fibers contract at a relatively slow rate and play an important role in muscle endurance. Fast twitch muscle fibers contract rapidly, and allow for explosive movements. The health of your fast twitch muscle fibers relies partially on the quality of your diet, and consuming specific nutrients helps to nourish these muscle fibers.

VITAMIN E
One nutrient that can benefit your fast twitch muscle fibers is vitamin E, a family of eight antioxidant vitamins. When exercising our muscles produce metabolic activity that include the numerous chemical reactions required for muscle contraction that also generate a number of harmful chemicals called free radicals. Free radicals can damage your muscle fibers, causing tissue damage called oxidative stress that can lead to the destruction of muscle fibers. Vitamin E can help suppress the breakdown of fast twitch muscle fibers in the muscles in response to oxidative stress. Eating foods rich in vitamin E and also taking plant based vitamin E supplements might help to prevent fast twitch muscle fiber breakdown due to free radical exposure. Buy NUTRILITE DOUBLE X® and give your body 500% daily value of vitamin E.

VITAMIN D
Vitamin D also might have a beneficial effect on your fast twitch muscle fibers. Maintaining proper levels of vitamin D helps your body to properly use calcium, a mineral required for proper functioning of your muscles, including fast twitch muscle fibers. Consuming vitamin D can increase the number of fast twitch muscle fibers within your muscle tissue, as well as increase the size of these fibers, according to a 2009 study published in “Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.” Overall, this translates to an increase in athletic performance. Buy NUTRILITE DOUBLE X® and give your body 100% daily value of vitamin D. Research shows that most people don’t get enough vitamin D in their diet. NUTRILITE Vitamin D3 provides the naturally occurring form of vitamin D your body produces when exposed to sunlight – in an amount that is equal to 20 glasses of milk.

While vitamins D and E might prove beneficial for maintaining healthy fast twitch muscle fibers, maintaining healthy muscles relies on a number of factors. Regular physical activity helps maintain or improve the size and numbers of fast twitch muscle fibers as well as maintains the health of your muscles as a whole. In addition, other nutritional factors, such as protein intake, help to determine the size of your muscles and muscle fibers.

PROTEIN
Your fast twitch muscle fibers — as well as your general muscle health — rely on adequate protein intake. Protein makes up a significant portion of your muscle tissue, and your muscle cells must continually generate new protein to maintain themselves. Eating foods rich in protein increases your intake of amino acids, the building blocks used to make protein within your cells. Fast twitch muscle fibers, in particular, require the amino acid beta-alanine. Beta-alanine is important to the production of carnosine, a compound associated with improved athletic performance and found in high levels in healthy fast twitch muscle fibers. Consume lean meats, eggs, dairy, soy and quinoa as sources of beta-alanine, as well as other amino acids required for healthy fast twitch muscles. Fuel your muscle-building power. The ultimate combination of flavor and performance to help fuel the building and rebuilding of lean muscle mass. 25 grams of protein and a nutritious blend of ingredients and antioxidants help muscles recover and rebuild, while boosting energy stores (or muscle energy) to ensure you are ready for your next workout. FEEL THE ENERGY. KNOW THE POWER.™BUY NUTRILITE® Whey Protein Bar – Cookies and Cream.

OTHER IMPORTANT NUTRIENTS
In addition, minerals like sodium, calcium and potassium help your nerves communicate with fast twitch muscle fibers, allowing for controlled muscle contraction and movement. To best nourish your fast twitch muscles, follow a balanced diet rich in lean proteins, fresh produce, whole grains, legumes and healthy fats. If you’re interested in increasing your fast twitch muscle fiber number or size, talk to a registered dietitian or sports scientist to recommend a diet and exercise program to help reach your goals.

Why do I need a supplement?
The American Medical Association recommends that all adults take one multivitamin daily. This is true even if you already eat a diet rich in fresh, whole, natural foods, because the foods you consume often don’t supply all the vitamins and minerals you need, at the recommended levels. If you’re going to supplement, why not start with the world’s best multi? NUTRILITE® DOUBLE X® Vitamin/Mineral/Phytonutrient.

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REFERENCES:
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http://www.amway.com
http://www.livestrong.com/article/545756-vitamins-for-fast-twitch-muscles/
http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/nutrition-fast-twitch-muscles-1986.html

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“Slight Edge Performance Program” ACL Recovery: Nutrition for Healing Ligaments

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ACL Recovery: Nutrition for Healing Ligaments

An MRI on Wednesday February 13, 2013 revealed that Kentucky center Nerlens Noel has torn his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The star player was expected to be the NBA’s No. 1 overall selection in the upcoming draft.

New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his right knee during pre-season practice in July 2012. Thomas, who signed a four-year $28.4 million deal in March, spent the entire 2011 season on injured reserve. Thomas also tore the ACL in his right knee in 2005 while at USC.

The NBA had four ACL blowouts last season (2011′-2012′) including Chicago’a Derrick Rose, New York’s Iman Shumpert, Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio and Oklahoma City’s Eric Maynor.

Leandro Barbosa a guard for the Boston Celtics fell to a torn ACL on Feb 12, 2013. Lou Williams Guard for the Atlanta Hawks suffered a Torn right knee ligament Jan 18, 2013. Rajon Rondo Point Guard for the Boston Celtics tore his right ACL on Jan 27, 2013.

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had January 9th, 2013 to repair two torn ligaments in his right knee. The two-hour procedure was meant to repair Griffin’s torn lateral cruciate ligament or LCL – a band of fibrous tissue that connects the thigh bone to the outer bone of the lower leg – as well as his anterior cruciate ligament or ACL, which he tore initially in 2009. The new ACL injury occurred in grafted tissue used to treat the 2009 tear.

South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore, who tore an ACL in 2011 and battled all the way back, suffered an injury that looked as ugly as any we’ve ever seen playing against University of Tennessee in October 27th 2013.

An ACL injury is the tearing of the anterior cruciate (KROO-she-ate) ligament, or ACL, inside your knee joint. An ACL injury most commonly occurs during sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction — such as football, basketball, soccer, tennis and volleyball. Depending on the severity of your ACL injury, treatment may include surgery to replace the torn ligament followed by rehabilitation exercises to help you regain strength and stability.

With so many ACL and ligament injuries happening in sports today there is a great need for information and education about how to help prevent this terrible injury. We also need information and education concerning how to recover quicker and stronger from an ACL or ligament injury.

Torn or pulled ligaments can be frustrating and slow to heal especially for athletes. Good nutrition can help quicken the recovery period and help strengthen injured ligaments.

Ligaments are cable like structures that hold your bones together. Without them you would not be able to move without falling apart. A strained or torn ligament actually involves millions of tiny tears of the collagen and that makes up the ligament. Vitamins can help with ligament repair. According to http://www.dynamicchiropractic.com the peak time for collagen synthesis to occur for healing is five to seven days after the injury. Therefore it is critical to introduce proper foods and vitamins and minerals doing that time. After the seventh day the potential for collagen to repair itself is dramatically reduced.

VITAMIN C
http://www.dynamicchiropractic.com suggests that vitamin C and a handful of B vitamins should be included in the healing process. Vitamin C has been shown in many studies to be a powerful anti-inflammatory nutrient especially when combined with proteolyptic enzymes. The combination is even more effective than many drugs used for the same purpose. The body recognizes drugs as poison and has a difficult time metabolizing them, but Vitamin C is natural and easily absorbed into the system. Vitamin C and iron are both essential amino acids necessary for the synthesis of collagen.
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B VITAMINS
B-6 is involved in protein synthesis which is especially crucial after a ligament injury. B-12 is a macronutrient found in RNA and DNA. B-12 is critical because a deficiency can cause a slow down in collagen production. B-2 is another vitamin to consider taking since it, along with copper takes part in strengthening new collagen.
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MULTIVITAMIN
It’s a great idea to take a multivitamin as a daily routine, but the practice becomes even more critical when healing from a sprained or torn ligament. Generally the body begins healing three days post injury. It is at this point the body will be demanding nutrients, vitamins and minerals to repair the damage done to this remarkable biological machine known as the human body. A daily multivitamin provides the raw material for recovering from ligament damage with a broad range of nutrients, each contributing to the healing process to some extent.
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PROVEN SOLUTIONS
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How much is good health worth to you? How important is staying healthy and Injury free to you?

Think of your body like a Incredible Machine or a awesome car. The Fuel you put into it will determine the performance you get out of it! So along with a healthy diet and exercise make sure you fill all nutritional gaps with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients from a safe and effective source.

REFERENCES:
http://www.abcnews.com
http://www.mayoclinic.com/ACLinjury
http://www.ehow.com/vitamins-for-ligament-repair
http://www.nutrilite.com
http://www.amway.com

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