recovery

C for Surgery? Antioxidants may speed recovery, finds study

Surgery patients who take vitamin C and other nutrients may recuperate faster, say researchers from the University of Texas. A study published in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found patients healed 17% faster by taking a special mixture of bromelain, vitamin C, rutin and grape seed extract. “We were completely surprised that [...]

C for Surgery? Antioxidants may speed recovery, finds study 2018-02-15T15:53:24+00:00

MSM the answer for pain and injuries

The dietary supplement methyl-sulfonyl-methane (MSM) is a type of sulfur required for the formation of healthy tissues, tendons, ligaments and muscles. MSM helps fluids pass through the cell membrane more easily, which reduces inflammation and helps relieve pain. In addition, harmful substances such as toxins and lactic acid are more easily expelled from the cell. [...]

MSM the answer for pain and injuries 2015-09-09T13:52:18+00:00

Vitamin C eases exercise pain

The pain that results from starting a new exercise program is often enough to make people give it up. According to recent research, vitamin C may help make the transition to regular exercise more less painful. Researchers at the University of Taths in the UK conducted a study into the possible benefits of vitamin C [...]

Vitamin C eases exercise pain 2018-02-15T15:53:41+00:00

Plant sterols up immunity during stress

Plant sterols and sterolins are natural plant fats that have recently gained worldwide attention as natural immune enhancers. The pioneering researcher Dr Patrick Bouic and his team conducted several studies to show how plant sterols affect the human immune system. In one study, it was shown that plant sterols/sterolins cause the body to dramatically increase [...]

Plant sterols up immunity during stress 2015-09-09T13:52:21+00:00

Take vitamin E for post-exercise pain

Vitamin E may be able to counter body damage from exercise, the Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter has reported. Dr Jennifer Sacheck, an exercise physiologist, studied groups of physically active men and found that older people particularly, including very fit seniors, often suffer after exercise from an increase in free radical activity that damages [...]

Take vitamin E for post-exercise pain 2015-09-09T13:52:21+00:00

Tired and stressed? Rhodiola is here!

Rhodiola, also known as golden or arctic root, has been heavily studied at both Soviet and Scandinavian clinics. This research focused primarily on its application in sports performance. During exercise, rhodiola has been shown to delay fatigue and increase energy. It can help raise levels of glutamic acid, creatine phosphate and adenosine triphosphate to build [...]

Tired and stressed? Rhodiola is here! 2015-09-09T13:52:23+00:00

Creatine aids muscle rehabilitation

Creatine has been the subject of over 400 research studies in the past decade, focusing primarily on muscle performance and size in athletes and in individuals with neuromuscular diseases. A new study suggests that creatine may also have a use in muscle rehabilitation and recovery. Twenty young male and female university students volunteered to have [...]

Creatine aids muscle rehabilitation 2015-09-09T13:52:23+00:00

Working out? Watch your nutrient levels

Athletes often hear that fluids, carbohydrates and potassium are important to help recovery after vigorous exercise. But what about other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants? Researchers at the University of Aberdeen Medical School in the UK reviewed studies on the role of micronutrients such as iron, calcium, and vitamins C and E in energy metabolism and [...]

Working out? Watch your nutrient levels 2018-02-15T15:53:46+00:00

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