“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.

Don’t eat fish? For you, there’s Veggie 150 Omega Complex, extracted from micro-algae and flaxseed. It’s halal certified and suitable for vegetarians.

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“Faster Muscle Recovery For Lacrosse Players”

“Faster Muscle Recovery For Lacrosse Players”

This week while working out at the gym an athlete asked me what he could do for better muscle recovery? An athlete’s ability to recover efficiently after workouts, competition and training can make a huge difference in physical performance.

The problem is most athletes are deficient in a lot of nutrients and don’t even know it. The subsequent result of this nutrient deficiency is athletes feel tired mentally and physically.

Let’s talk about some of the foods and nutrients that your body needs to help you recover faster so you can maximize all of your hard work and WIN!

A well balanced diet can naturally help the construction, recovery and repairing of muscle fibers. This includes proteins and amino acids, but essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients as well. There are many vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients which help the development and recovery of muscle tissue. Some vitamins also help faster muscle recovery after some strenuous exercise and other physical activities.

VITAMIN A
Vitamin A is essential for cell growth in many tissues, including muscles. Vitamin A can be found in foods including: chicken, beef, chicken liver, cheese and whole milk and also in vegetable and fruit such as: carrots, kale, spinach, melon, apricot, peach and papaya.

B-VITAMINS
B-complex vitamins are necessary for the metabolism of proteins. After water, proteins are the most common compound of the body and the main source of energy. Your body needs proteins to build and maintain muscle mass. B-complex vitamins include B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine) and B12 (cobalamin), pantothenic acid and biotin.

These vitamins are water soluble, which means they are not stored in the body. B complex vitamins must be replenished every day. These vitamins can be found in red meat, beef, chicken, eggs, milk and in citrus fruits and leafy green vegetables as well.

VITAMIN C
Vitamin C not only helps healthy muscle grow, it also helps in faster injury recovery. Vitamin C helps the body create protein collagen, which is found in muscle tissue and is considered to be essential for wound healing. It also helps the body absorb iron, which is an essential mineral in bodybuilding. Iron helps muscles recover during hard training by providing oxygen. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwi, melon, red peppers, broccoli, tomatoes and potatoes.

Vitamin E
Vitamin E has powerful antioxidant function in the body. This vitamin neutralizes harmful free radicals and protects cells from destruction. Vitamin E is important for the growth and recovery of muscle cells. Diets with low intake of grains food products can easily cause vitamin E deficiency. Vitamin E can be found in grain food products, green leafy vegetables and vegetable oils such as sunflower and olive oil. Walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts are also a good source of vitamin E.

Vitamin D
Vitamin D can be found in various food products, but our body produces vitamin D as well. This vitamin plays an important role in our body, but its most important role is regulating the absorption of minerals, such as calcium and phosphorus. Calcium is necessary for muscle contraction. Lack of calcium in muscles makes having hard and full muscle impossible. Calcium is necessary for bone development to withstand the increased muscle mass.

Phosphorus enables fast and strong muscle contraction during training, especially in exercises where weights are used. Milk, dairy products, cereals and fish are some of the food products rich in vitamin D.

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, make sure you choose a safe and effective that has been properly designed. Look for the NSF Certified for Sport Certification which is the highest certification in sports nutrition certifying that the supplement contains no banned substances.

I highly recommend choosing the NUTRILITE® Vitamin, Mineral and Food Supplement brand. Why not choose the same brand of safe and effective supplements that MLB, NHL, NBA, MLL and Olympic athletes choose and believe in?

For Faster Muscle Recovery I highly recommend serious athletes begin supplementing with these 3 key NSF Certified for Sport NUTRILITE® Supplements.

1. NUTRILITE® Daily Multivitamin Multimineral

2. NUTRILITE® DOUBLE X® Vitamin/ Mineral/ Phytonutrient – 31-Day Supply/with Case

3. NUTRILITE® Perfect Pack for Your Health

NUTRILITE® Vitamins, Minerals and Food Supplements are plant based, organic and the very highest quality supplements in the world. These supplements are not for everyone but if you are serious about staying healthy, feeling good, maximizing your physical training and improving your muscle recovery then this lifestyle is for you!

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Safe and Effective Supplements for MLB Players

The Good News is that Athletes don’t have to destroy their career using unsafe supplements that contain banned substances like we’ve been hearing about so much in the news. MLB Superstar Jason Castro is having one of the Best Seasons of His career with the Houston Astros and I’m thankful to Supply him with the Best Safe&Effective Supplements that help him Have Energy, Feel Good and Perform Better! This isn’t for Everyone but if you’re really serious about your health, stamina&energy Hit me up, I’ll help you get what you need. #IAMTHESLIGHTEDGE http://www.SlightEdgePerformance.net #PerfectPack #DoubleX #GoodFood #Vitamins

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“Slight Edge Performance Program”: Alarming Vitamin D Deficiencies in NFL Football Players

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“Slight Edge Performance Program”: Alarming Vitamin D Deficiencies in NFL Football Players

According to a study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2011 Annual Meeting, vitamin D deficiency might be unusually high among American football players, with black players and players who have suffered muscle injuries showing significantly lower vitamin D levels.

According to the study, researchers tested the vitamin D levels of 89 professional football players from the New York Giants National Football League (NFL) team in the spring of 2010 and found that 27 players (30.3%) had deficient vitamin D levels (below 20 ng/mL). As many as 45 players (50.6%) had levels consistent with vitamin D insufficiency (between 20 and 31.9 ng/mL). Only 17 players (19.1%) had values within normal limits (above 32 ng/mL).

Lead author Michael K. Shindle, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon from Summit Medical Group, in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey said, “We found that an alarming percentage of players — 80.9% — had abnormal vitamin D levels of less than 32 ng/mL.”

Dr. Michael K. Shindle added that all players sustaining injuries that caused them to miss at least 1 practice or game had vitamin D levels that were significantly lower than players without muscle injury.

The study done with the NFL’s New York Giants consisted of 31 white players and 58 black players. Blacks tend to have lower vitamin D levels than whites in the general population. “Up to 93% of African American players had abnormal vitamin D levels, compared with 31% of white players,” Dr. Shindle said.

What is Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin required by the body for the proper absorption of calcium, bone development, control of cell growth, neuromuscular functioning, proper immune functioning, and alleviation of inflammation.

Why is Vitamin D important for good health and athletic performance?
Dr. Shindle says, “It’s also been shown that vitamin D can increase the number of type II, or fast twitch, muscle fibers.” This is very important for athletes who want to get faster and increase their speed.

According to a 2009 study published in “Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise,” 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. Overall, this translates to an increase in athletic performance.

Inadequate levels of vitamin D can lead to a weakened immune system, increased cancer risk, poor hair growth, and osteomalacia, a condition of weakened muscles and bones.

Other Benefits of vitamin D?
•It is crucial for the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorous which help support and maintain healthy bones.
•It is an immune system regulator.
•It may be an important way to arm the immune system against disorders like the common cold.

What is the best way to get vitamin D?
Vitamin D for humans is obtained from sun exposure, food and supplements. Sunlight promotes sufficient vitamin D synthesis in the skin. Foods that contain vitamin D include fish oils, fatty fish, beef liver, cheese, egg yolks, and certain mushrooms.

Personally I have been taking a plant based food supplement called NUTRILITE® DOUBLE X® since my college football days at Virginia State University. I noticed how I had more energy to train harder and workout longer. I also found that my body was recovering faster from workouts and competition. My friend Amanda is a former college soccer player and in 2008 she recommended that I use it to fill all my nutrition gaps. She said Double X was the best and in my personal opinion she was telling the truth! NUTRILITE® is the world’s leading brand of vitamin, mineral, and dietary supplements. It’s formulated by NUTRILITE, the only global vitamin and mineral brand to grow, harvest, and process plants on their own certified organic farms.**

When you compare NUTRILITE DOUBLE X® to Centrum® and GNC Solotron®, there’s really no comparison! Double X contains more of almost every vitamin and mineral, plus many more plant concentrates, which provide superb antioxidant protection.

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.

World-class Olympic sprinter and former world’s fastest man Asafa Powell is the perfect example of an elite athlete who plant based supplementation made a tremendous difference for and the reason for that is he was now provided with the nutrients he needed to operate at maximum efficiency.

Asafa Powell broke the world record for the 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.”

NO BANNED SUBSTANCES!!! HOW TO KNOW YOUR SUPPLEMENTS ARE SAFE???

NSF Certification Addresses Athletes’ Fear of Unknowingly Testing Positive for Banned Substances.

NSF International’s Certified for Sport® program reduces the risk that a dietary or sports supplement contains banned substances. Recognized by Major League Baseball (MLB) and the MLB Players Association, National Football League (NFL), Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the PGA, the NSF Certification program responds to the growing demands by athletes, coaches, team owners and others concerned about finding banned substances in sports nutrition products.

Nutrilite supplements earn Highest sports certification in North America and you can BUY them HERE

World class Olympic sprinter and former world’s fastest man Asafa Powell says, “It takes a lot of hard work, you have to remain focused and you have to be patient.”

Are you having trouble finishing your workouts and recovering?

NUTRILITE DOUBLE X® selects specific plant concentrates that unlock cellular energy with ATP generating B vitamins for energy you can feel all day!

What are you doing for energy and how much is good and nutrition worth to you?

NUTRILITE DOUBLE X and other plant based, NSF Certified for Sport Nutrilite Supplements work for world-class sprinter Asafa Powell, Olympic long-distance Runner Kara Goucher, NFL Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner, Olympic champion pole vaulter Jenn Suhr, Detroit redwings, AC Milan and other elite athletes and they will work for you!

Set your goals work hard and achieve them…FAST!!!!!

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REFERENCES:
http://www.nutrilite.com
http://www.amway.com
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/746310:’Alarming’ Vitamin D Deficiencies in NFL Football Players. Medscape. Jul 13, 2011.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/161618.php
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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?

World-class Olympic sprinter and former world’s fastest man Asafa Powell is the perfect example of an elite athlete who plant based supplementation made a tremendous difference for and the reason for that is he was now provided with the nutrients he needed to operate at maximum efficiency.

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.

NO BANNED SUBSTANCES!!! HOW TO KNOW YOUR SUPPLEMENTS ARE SAFE???

NSF Certification Addresses Athletes’ Fear of Unknowingly Testing Positive for Banned Substances.

NSF International’s Certified for Sport® program reduces the risk that a dietary or sports supplement contains banned substances. Recognized by Major League Baseball (MLB) and the MLB Players Association, National Football League (NFL), Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the PGA, the NSF Certification program responds to the growing demands by athletes, coaches, team owners and others concerned about finding banned substances in sports nutrition products.

Nutrilite supplements earn Highest sports certification in North America and you can BUY them HERE

World class Olympic sprinter and former world’s fastest man Asafa Powell says, “It takes a lot of hard work, you have to remain focused and you have to be patient.”

Are you having trouble finishing your workouts and recovering?

NUTRILITE DOUBLE X® selects specific plant concentrates that unlock cellular energy with ATP generating Bvitamins for energy you can feel all day!

What are you doing for energy and how much is good and nutrition worth to you?

NUTRILITE DOUBLE X and other plant based, NSF Certified for Sport Nutrilite Supplements work for world-class sprinter Asafa Powell, Olympic long-distance Runner Kara Goucher, NFL Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner, Olympic champion pole vaulter Jenn Suhr, Detroit redwings, AC Milan and other elite athletes and they will work for you!

Set your goals work hard and achieve them…FAST!!!!!

EMAIL: d.hmarketing@yahoo.com
TWITTER: @dhdiamond2012
INSTAGRAM: @dhdiamond

Visit my Personal Online Store at: http://www.SlightEdgePerformance.net

LIKE” our “Slight Edge Performance Program” Team page on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/SlightEdgePerformanceProgram

When you have an idea and the tenacity to stay with it, nothing can stop you.” – Nutrilite founder, Carl Rehnborg

REFERENCES:
http://www.nutrilite.com
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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Sports and Business

NCAA says Football players must spend three years in college (or be out of high school three years) before entering the NFL draft. Jadeveon Clowney would be a Top 5 pick and be an instant Multi millionaire in this years 2013 NFL Draft but he must wait to finish his junior year 1st. Some say for business reasons he should sit the year out to make sure he does not get injured and risk his High Draft Potential. The difference between a 1st Round Pick and 2nd Round could mean MILLIONS!!! What do you think? What would you do?

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“Slight Edge Performance Program” Injury Prevention and Athletic Performance

Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.” ~Mike Adams

Personal achievements are realized when athletes combine disciplined training, proper nutrition and daily supplements. Energy, Strength, Hydration, Recovery and Daily nutrition needs are important for athletes to get the most out of their training and to help them reach their personal goals.
In 2005 Jamaican Olympic Sprinter Asafa Powell Became the World’s Fastest man! Check out his Story HERE

Let’s look at a an example. Two high school Football All-Americans are training and preparing for their opportunity to compete and excel at the college level. Both wake up early in the morning before school and get a 45 min workout in. Then after school they do weight training with their team. Also 2 days a week they both have a personal strength and conditioning coach that teaches them speed, agility, power, flexibility and strength. Here’s where the big difference is…. PLAYER 1 takes a NSF Certified for Sport, Plant-Based multi vitamin and PLAYER 2 does not. The reason why PLAYER 1 takes a daily multivitamin is because he learned from his coach that there is a higher energy requirement for Athletes and that we often don’t consume enough of the protective phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals that help to Strengthen our physical performance, prevent sickness,injury and Quicken and Strengthen our Recovery Process.

Is your diet giving you all the vitamins and minerals you need for optimal health?
Check out what NFL Super Bowl MVP QB Kurt Warner uses to FUEL HERE

Player 1 has an Advantage and a “Slight Edge” over Player 2. Not only is Player 1 putting the Physical Effort in and eating a good diet he is also covering all nutritional gaps and giving his body the fuel it needs to perform at maximum level.
Check out what Olympic Long Distance Runner Kara Goucher says about the role Good Nutrition Plays in her Life HERE

So how much is good health worth to you and your family?

Here are some Key Benefits Player 2 could be missing because he is not using a daily multivitamin:
Healthy eyes. Vitamin A and lutein esters.
Healthy skin. Vitamin A, niacin, and grape extract.
Healthy bone development and healthy teeth. Vitamin A, vitamin D, calcium, and magnesium.
Healthy immune system. Vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc, selenium, and citrus bioflavonoid dehydrate.
Cellular health. Vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, selenium, molybdenum, etc.
Healthy connective tissue. Vitamin C, calcium, zinc, and citrus bioflavonoid dehydrate.
Supports capillary strength. Vitamin C and citrus bioflavonoid dehydrate.
Supports calcium absorption. Vitamin D.
Healthy heart and cardiovascular system. Vitamin E, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, copper, selenium, lycopene, etc.
Supports energy production and nerve function. Thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin, vitamin B6, biotin, pantothenic acid, potassium, magnesium, etc
Supports healthy red blood cells. Vitamin B6.
Healthy nervous system. Vitamin B12, calcium, copper, and manganese.
•Healthy hair and nails. Biotin.
Healthy muscles. Calcium, magnesium, and manganese.
Healthy thyroid function. Iodine.
Healthy joints. Zinc.
Support for the body’s antioxidant defense system. Selenium and alpha lipoic acid.
Helps your body metabolize food. Chromium and molybdenum.
Provides protection from free radicals. Lycopene, lutein esters, citrus bioflavonoid dehydrate, dried kale, alfalfa concentrate, etc.
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How healthy is your diet?

When the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released in 2005, the federal recommendations for fruits and vegetables increased from 5-9 servings to 5-13 servings per day for adults. Unfortunately, despite known health benefits of higher intakes of fruits and vegetables, very few Americans are consuming these recommended intake levels. Given that fruit and vegetable intakes are suboptimal for most people, it is reasonable to conclude that intake of the phytonutrients typically provided in these foods is less than optimal, too. Essentially, there is a “phytonutrient gap” among the majority of Americans.

Are you eating the recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day?
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Are you eating two servings of ocean fish a week?
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Is your diet giving you all the vitamins and minerals you need for optimal health?
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The Fact of the Matter is we should be eating a well balanced meal everyday to get the nutrients we need to have energy, feel great, help prevent sickness and injury and perform better athletically. If you’re not regularly consuming 22 essential vitamins and minerals, 10+ servings of fruits and vegetables, and one serving of ocean fish every day, the Perfect Pack for Your Health Pack will help you fill your nutritional gaps. Order Online HERE

Are you eating the well-balanced diet that you should be eating?

The Truth is most people are really busy and don’t have the time to sit down and eat a well-balanced meal. Most people just in up eating fast food. Most people eat really embarrassing food that is not beneficial for good health.

Some people say to eat a good well-balanced meal every day you’d have to have your own supermarket!

That’s why the scientist at Nutrilite developed Nutrilite Perfect Pack for Your Health.

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(ME) @dhdiamond2012: @kurt13warner “Knowing the body has an expiration date&accepting it when it comes is hard to do. How has Nutrilite Perfect Pack helped you?”

(KURT) @kurt13warner: @dhdiamond2012 “I’m back up 2 my playing weight, but leaner & feeling good even after all those yrs… Nutrilite has really helped in process.”

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“I Am The Student…I Am the Athlete…I Am The Professional…I Am The Slight Edge!”

My Business Works with Student-Athletes and Professional Athletes both Former and Current who really want to Achieve and play at a higher level and Win at Life. Guys who really want to Perform at their Highest level and Achieve their Maximum Potential on or off the field, in or out of uniform.” -D.H.

“When it comes to your Health and Success in Life don’t just play the Game! Learn and Understand how the Game is Played!”

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“Slight Edge Performance Program”: Injury Prevention and Athletic Performance

The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.” ~Deepak Chopra

Optimal performance requires optimal nutrition. Whether on the field or in daily life, optimal performance requires optimal nutrition.

How Nutrients Work

Nutrients from food are absorbed by the body as it passes through the digestive system:

Nutrients are essential for cell growth, maintenance and repair.
Nutrients provide energy to enable your body to function efficiently.
Nutrients, along with fiber and water, are essential to your good health.
Although nutrients can work alone, each depends upon the others to be the most effective. The main nutrients are the macronutrients, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats – and the micronutrients, vitamins and minerals.

What Macronutrients Do?
Macronutrients Are Essential for Good Health:

They assist in breaking down carbohydrates and fats, which provide energy to the body.
They assist in the absorption of protein, which provides the building blocks necessary for cell growth and repair.

What Micronutrients Do?

Vitamins and minerals do not in themselves provide energy, but macronutrients depend on them to regulate the release of energy from food.

Vitamins are organic substances.
They activate enzymes, which are proteins that act as catalysts to speed up biological reactions that take place in your body.
Your body produces a certain amount of vitamins D and K, but all other vitamins come from your diet or supplementation.

Minerals are inorganic substances that originate from rocks and ores and enter the food chain through the soil.

We get minerals either by eating plants grown on mineral-rich soil or by eating animals that have fed on these plants.
Calcium, magnesium and phosphorus are the major constituents of bone.
Sodium and potassium control your body’s water balance.
Other minerals (chromium, iron, and magnesium) are needed for various chemical processes to take place in the body.

Omega Fatty Acids help to Support memory, learning and concentration; also helps your nerves send messages more efficiently. NUTRILITE OCEAN ESSENTIALS Balanced Health can Help you! Learn More HERE

Phytonutrients, also referred to as phytochemicals, are compounds that act as a natural defense system in plants, and that also have a beneficial effect on human health. Get 10+ servings of fruit and vegetables in just two tablets with NUTRILITE® Concentrated Fruits and Vegetable. BUY it HERE

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. BUY NUTRILITE® DOUBLE X® HERE

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When it Comes to Your Health and And Physical Performance Don’t just Play the Game! Learn and Understand how the Game is Played!

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“Slight Edge Performance Program” Injury Prevention and Athletic Performance

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” ~John F. Kennedy

Today You’ll Learn and Understand why the Nutrients from Plants can help you Prevent Injury and Sickness and Help Increase Your Athletic and Physical Performance.

How Can I Increase my Physical Energy and what Nutrients help with Energy Production? ENERGY

Thiamin also known as Vitamin (B1) is a water-soluble vitamin of the B complex. Water-soluble means it can dissolve in water. We need vitamin B1 so that our body can use carbohydrates as energy – it is essential for glucose metabolism. Vitamin B1 also plays a key role in nerve, muscle and heart function. Thiamine is a co-enzyme – it helps some enzymes work properly. Vitamin B1 is found in high concentrations in the outer layers and germ of cereals, as well as in yeast, beef, pork, nuts, wholegrains, and pulses. ENERGY

What other Nutrients can help me with Energy?

Riboflavin also known as Vitamin (B2) is for Energy Production and and Healthy Nerve Function. It plays a vital role in maintaining the body’s energy supply. Vitamin B2 is crucial for breaking down food components, absorbing other nutrients, and maintaining tissue. Riboflavin helps convert carbohydrates into ATP (adenosine triphosphate). The human body produces ATP from food, ATP produces energy as the body requires it. The compound ATP is vital for storing energy in muscles. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) is also important for Healthy eyes, nerves, muscles and skin and Preventing the development of cataracts.

Food Sources for Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) include:Asparagus, Artichokes, Spinach, Sweet potatoes, Kale, Peas, Nuts, Energy Drinks (XS Energy), Whole-grain breads, Broccoli and more.ENERGY

Vitamins and minerals do not in themselves provide energy, but macronutrients depend on them to regulate the release of energy from food.

How Can I Get More of these Important Vitamins, Minerals and Phytonutrients in my diet?

If You’re serious about Increasing your Ability to perform athletically, Prevent Injury and sickness and Quicken and strengthen Recovery Process you must give your Body the Fuel it needs! Think of Your Body like a car. Without the right fuel your level of performance is threatened.FUEL

Because we don’t often get to consume enough of these protective Vitamins, Minerals and Phytonutrients through diet alone it is Vital that we take supplements. These supplements should be Plant Based and organic with no synthetics or artificial chemicals.

NUTRILITE® is the world’s leading brand of vitamin, mineral, and dietary supplements. Learn more HERE

When you compare NUTRILITE DOUBLE X® to Centrum® and GNC Solotron®, there’s really no comparison! DOUBLE X contains more of almost every vitamin and mineral, plus many more plant concentrates, which provide superb antioxidant protection. Take the 10 Day DOUBLE X CHALLENGE and See for Yourself. BUY DOUBLE X HERE

DOUBLE X Vitamin/Mineral/Phytonutrient helps protect your DNA
In randomized testing, 120 subjects took DOUBLE X twice a day for 6 weeks. Blood samples were taken at baseline and week 6. At the end of the study, everyone taking DOUBLE X showed improved DNA stability. And those with DNA damage in the top half of the range at baseline showed almost twice as much improvement.

NUTRILITEis the only global vitamin and mineral brand to grow, harvest, and process plants on their own certified organic farms.**

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“Slight Edge Performance Program” Vitamin D Health Benefits

Mainstream medicine would be way different if they focused on prevention even half as much as they focused on intervention…” ~Anonymous

Vitamin D deficiency is common in athletes. Correcting the deficiency by taking a Vitamin D supplement can produce significant musculoskeletal sports health benefits. Here are Vitamin D Effects on sports health & athletic performance. Vitamin D affects:
muscle protein synthesis, muscle strength, muscle size, reaction time, balance, coordination, endurance
inflammation; and immunity. Vitamin D deficiency produces: muscle fiber atrophy, slow peak muscle contraction, prolonged time to muscle relaxation, and increased risk of chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Type II, fast-twitch muscles fibers, extremely important in many of the burst activities necessary for peak athletic performance and fall avoidance, are particularly sensitive to the effects of Vitamin D deficiency. There is no known threshold for optimal sports health benefits of vitamin D, but studies show many elite athletes are vitamin D deficient, with incidences of vitamin D deficiency in:
basketball players (up to 94%)
gymnasts (83%)
football players (81%)
Because seasonal variations are expected (athletes have higher levels in the summer, when they are getting vitamin D from exposure to the sun), so current recommendations are for testing athletes in early autumn.

Vitamin D is found in many food sources, such as fish, eggs, fortified milk, and cod liver oil. The sun also contributes significantly to the daily production of vitamin D. The major biologic function of vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones. It is used, alone or in combination with calcium, to increase bone mineral density and decrease fractures. Recently, research also suggests that vitamin D may provide protection from osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), cancer, and several autoimmune diseases. It helps the intestine absorb nutrients, including calcium and phosphorus. This ensures strong bones and a strong immune system. Vitamin D provides calcium balance in the body that prevents osteoporosis or arthritis. Vitamin D regulates blood pressure, reduces stress and tension, relieves body aches and pains by reducing muscle spasms, reduces respiratory infections, helps in differentiation of the cells, aids in insulin secretion, helps fight depression, improves overall skin health by reducing wrinkles, makes skin soft, strong, and smooth, and improves cardiovascular strength by providing a protective lining for the blood vessels.

Although vitamin D supplements are not as effective as synthesizing vitamin D naturally by the body, they are still effective in treating several medical conditions. Vitamin D fortified food products and fortified milk can also provide this essential nutrient to our body.

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Click HERE to Get Access to NUTRILITE D3 2000 IU plus K2. 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.

See How You can Help prevent osteoporosis with calcium and vitamin D. See how NUTRILITE CAL MAG D can Help you fill your Vitamin D Nutrient Gaps HERE

Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. NUTRILITE® Cal Mag D provides the proper ratio of three sources of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D, which encourages maximum absorption potential in the body. You’ll get calcium equivalent to 20 oz. of milk! No added artificial colors or preservatives.

Learn how you can Build, Support, and Maintain Healthy Bones HERE with NUTRILITE® Bone Health Pack
Help protect and build your bones with natural ingredients, calcium, and vitamin D. These three fortifying NUTRILITE® supplements will have you feeling strong, with the ease and convenience of daily a.m. and p.m. packs.

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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