“Slight Edge Performance” Sport Nutrition Tip(VITAMIN E, Antioxidants)

Urgent! “Slight Edge Performance” Sport Nutrition Tip of The Day! Almonds,Asparagus,Hazel nuts, Mangoes and Sweet Potato are all great sources of VITAMIN E! Vitamin E is a fat soluble antioxidant that protects cell membranes and lipid structures from oxidative damage. Athletes need to understand that their body requires a wide variety of antioxidants to deal with the many different types of free radicals that are released during energy production. Athletes need to ensure that they have an adequate intake of a wide variety of effective antioxidants to compromise free radical production. The question that arises is how effectively can athletes defend against the increased free radicals resulting from exercise? Do athletes need to take extra antioxidants? The words antioxidant, free radicals and oxidative damage are commonly thrown around by the media. However, few individuals actually understand what they mean. Free radicals are produced when break down fat, protein or carbohydrates for energy. The health benefits of vitamin E come from its antioxidant properties. Immunity levels improve when vitamin E is consumed. Another important benefit of vitamin E is that it reduces cholesterol and the risk of developing cancer. Research indicated that supplements containing vitamin E and C, may be effective at preventing oxidative damage in those participating in extreme endurance events. Vitamin E thins the blood which is another significant health benefit. In other words, it prevents the blood platelets from clumping. High levels of vitamin E reduce the risk of sunstroke and coronary artery disorder or heart disease. Another widely known health benefit of vitamin E is in skin care and hair care. Owing to its antioxidant properties, vitamin E promotes the circulation of blood to the scalp. Vitamin E helps alleviate fatigue and strengthen capillary walls while nourishing the cells.

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“Slight Edge Performance” Sport Nutrition Tip (BETA-CAROTENE)

Urgent! “Slight Edge Performance” Sport Nutrition Tip of the Day! When it comes to your Health Do Not just play the GAME! Learn and Understand how the GAME is played! Today you will Learn about the benefits of BETA-CAROTENE pertaining to your Health and Performance. Almost all the green-yellow-orange vegetables and fruits are rich sources of beta carotene which is a VERY important PHYTONUTRIENT found in PLANTS. People whose diets are rich in beta carotene have lower risk of heart disease. Beta carotene helps activate your thymus gland, one of your most important sources of immune protection. Being an important flavonoid compound, beta carotene has powerful antioxidant functions, helps the body scavenge free radicals, thereby limiting the damage to cell membranes, DNA and protein structures in the cell. Research studies suggest that dietary intake of foods high in β-carotene has positive association with decreased risk of cardio-vascular disease as well as oral cavity, and lung cancers. Beta Carotene, along with other carotenoids, is a molecule that the body easily changes into Vitamin A. Vitamin A is necessary for a large number of metabolic functions similar to other vitamins. When converted to vitamin A in the intestines it has all the functions of vitamin A such as visual cycle, reproduction (sperm production), maintenance of epithelial functions, growth and development. Of the 600 known carotenoids, beta-carotene is the most studied and the most physiologically and nutritionally important member of the carotene family. It also effective in skin disorders, enhances immunity, protects against toxins and cancer formations, colds, flu, and infections. It is an antioxidant and protector of the cells while slowing the aging process. People whose diets are rich in beta carotene have lower risk of heart disease. Beta carotene works with vitamin E to reduce the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol, which lowers the risk of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Studies show that people who eat a diet rich in carotenoids, had a much lower risk of breast, colon cancer and lung cancer. One way that carotenoids fight cancer is through their antioxidant capacity. Another way that they help is to keep your cells in proper communication, an effective preventive measure against the growth of cancer cells.

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. What’s a phytonutrient and why are there so many in NUTRILITE DOUBLE X Vitamin/Mineral/Phytonutrient?
Phytonutrients are naturally occurring chemicals in plants that help fight off insects, resist disease, promote healthy growth, and enhance survival. Nutrilite has always included these plant nutrients in its supplement formulas because of their health benefits to humans. The phytonutrients found in the 20 plant concentrates in DOUBLE X supplement offer you both broad and targeted antioxidant protection. Why are antioxidants important?
Antioxidants are your natural defenses against free radicals. Free radicals oxidize compounds in your cells starting a chain reaction of instability and damage. The antioxidants in NUTRILITE DOUBLE X Vitamin/Mineral/Phytonutrient help neutralize free radicals in five categories and offer protection – right down to your cells!

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“Slight Edge Performance” Sport Nutrition Tip(Thiamin,B1)

Urgent! “Slight Edge Performance” Sport Nutrition Tip of the Day! Do you really know how your body produces Energy? THIAMIN also know as Vitamin B1 is a water soluble vitamin. We need Thiamin( Vitamin B1) so that our body can use carbohydrates as Energy. Thiamin(B1) also plays a key role in Nerve, Muscle and Heart Function. Thiamin is necessary to convert Carbohydrates from food into Energy. This is especially important for Athletes and High Performers who have a Higher Energy requirement than non- active people. Thiamin(B1) activates enzymes from glucose. Thiamin promotes healthy nerves and can improve heart health. Other incredible Benefits of this important Nutrient are Energy Production, Efficient energy metabolism, Healthy Growth and Development, Healthy Nervous System, Healthy Cardiovascular system, Healthy Muscle Function and Weight loss. We often don’t consume enough of this protective Nutrient through diet alone which is why it’s important to take supplements such as NUTRILITE DOUBLE X Multivitamin/Multimineral/ Phytonutrients to FILL in the gaps!
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