“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 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-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 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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Domonique Hargrove with Nutrilite Scientist Micheline Vargas DrPh, RCEP

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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.

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 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.

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.

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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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.

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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?

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

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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?
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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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“Slight Edge Performance Program” Nutrition Tip (A.C. Milan and Nutrilite)

“Slight Edge Performance Program” Sport Nutrition Tip!

Think about your Favorite Pro Athlete. You can Imagine He or She Knows Something about Performing at their Highest Level that you don’t know!

A.C. Milan is the Most Successful and Winningest Soccer Club in the World! This is why? Since 2008 NUTRILITE Experts have been Working with the A.C. Milan Players to Develop tailored Nutrition Plans to meet individual Player Needs.They both BELIEVE Optimal Performance Requires Optimal Nutrition!

The alliance between the worlds most successful football club and the global leader in nutrition was no accident. The NUTRILITE Brand and AC Milan share a common philosophy: optimal performance requires optimal nutrition. And since NUTRILITE products are recognized for getting more out of nature it should come as no surprise that MilanLab trusts NUTRILITE supplements to get more out of their players.

Since November 2008 NUTRILITE experts have been collaborating with Milanlab doctors and specialists to address the individual needs AC Milan players with Tailored nutrition plans. Micheline Vargas, DrPH, CNS, RCEP, is the NUTRILITE scientist charged with assessing the dietary genetic and lifestyle data of players. Using this information she works with AC Milan team physician Dr. Dolci, and head of Biochemistry at MilanLab, Dr. Acaldi, to Formulate recommendations for dietary changes and specific NUTRILITE Supplements.

Even world-class athletes can miss vital nutrients in their diets! By creating a balanced nutritional foundation and augmenting the nutritional gaps with NUTRILITE supplements, our experts have improved the well-being of AC Milan players. Over 90% of AC Milan team members are compliant with the NUTRILITE nutritional program, and their most recent lab test revealed significant improvements in vitamin D levels.

The Result? Improved Physical Well-Being of A.C. Milan Players, Improvements in Vitamin D Levels, Players Feel Better, More Energy, Decreased Muscle Cramps and Fatigue. PROOF that Optimal Nutrition FUELS Optimal Performance!

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