Sport Recovery Max – Explained

Glutathione

Glutathione Molecular Structure

Glutathione is a tri-peptide made in the cell from the amino acids, glycine, cysteine and glutamic acid. It has two main functions, acting as a powerful antioxidant and liver detoxifier.

Exercise leads to increased production of ATP in muscle cells. This in turn increases oxidation and free radical production. Without antioxidants such as vitamin E and glutathione, muscles will be overwhelmed with free radicals and more prone to injury, inflammation, fatigue and slower recovery time. Glutathione exerts powerful antioxidant protection from within the cell.

Supplies of glutathione are considerably reduced in the muscles and liver during stress and heavy exercise.  Glutathione production also decreases with age.

In addition to its antioxidant function, glutathione is involved in detoxification. Glutathione stores in the liver will be depleted by the many thousands of toxic substances in the environment.

Glutathione exists in both reduced (G-SH) and oxidised (GS-SG) forms in the body. The ratio of reduced to oxidised glutathione is used as a measure of cellular toxicity and oxidative stress.

Sport Recovery Max – Why adequate Glutathione levels are ESSENTIAL for Athletes and Sportsmen.

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 An athlete gets incomparable benefits from glutathione

  • Better workouts, faster recovery times, and improved athletic performance are just some of the benefits glutathione provides
  • Exercise increases our bodies need for more glutathione.
  • During a workout, the increased oxygen produces more Free Radicals
  • Our body then uses our antioxidant supply to neutralize these free radicals. This may deplete our glutathione supply.
  • One study showed that 90 minutes of exercise led to a 60% depletion of glutathione.
  • If the body isn’t supplied with more glutathione, then we will experience muscle fatigue, poor athletic performance, longer recovery times and be more susceptible to future injury.
  • However, by increasing our bodies glutathione levels, we can cut our recovery times in half and supply our muscle tissue with greater energy supply.

icon sport recovery maxThe benefits of increasing glutathione levels for all athletes, professional or not, are:

A rapid and stable increase in energy:         Increases stamina and endurance        Lessens muscle fatigue and exhaustion         Improves cardiovascular function         Reduces lactic acid         Quickens recovery time         Strengthens the immune system         Protects your body from injury         Reduces muscle stress         Decreases inflammation         Feeds muscles         Maintains muscle growth         Noticeably improves athletic performance

Plus, if injury does occur, the increased glutathione levels speed up the healing process.

For those who want a true edge over the competition, supplementing your diet with NeuroSport and Sport Recovery Max  is a wise choice.

Our two sport glutathione boosting supplements have been given approval by HFL Sports Science Labs for containing no doping contaminants.

Empower’s Unique Delivery System

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Normally, with any other Glutathione supplement, if taken by mouth, glutathione is unlikely to survive the stomach acid without being broken down into its component amino acids. 3g of oral glutathione in humans produced no appreciable change in the serum levels of reduced glutathione, suggesting it is either digested (hydrolyzed) prior to absorption, or oxidised before absorption.

Glutathione needs to be in the reduced form to be effective.
Glutacyan (Recancostat®), Sport Recovery Max and all Empower Health supplements, are a novel formulation of reduced glutathione that is stabilized with a patented anthocyanin complex known as Recyclin. The presence of Recyclin allows the glutathione to be absorbed from the gut and to be absorbed into cells while remaining in its reduced form.  No other glutathione supplement is as effective as this.

Glutathione in the Diet

Glutathione is produced in the cells from the amino acids, glycine, cysteine and glutamic acid. These amino acids are found in protein foods such as fish, chicken, eggs, meat, lentils, beans and pulses. Cysteine, however, is missing or deficient in many diets. In addition, digestive problems can lead to deficiency of amino acids despite adequate protein intake.

Fruit and vegetables supply glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme related to glutathione.  Glutathione itself is found in meat, fish, nuts and seeds. However since it is unlikely to survive the stomach acid without being broken down, supplementation is a useful means of obtaining glutathione.

Recommended Intake

The suggested Intake is 1-3 capsules (glutathione)  and tablets (small anthocyan tablets) daily or as directed by a Healthcare Professional. Sport Recovery Max works best on an empty stomach at least one hour away from food. If taking mineral or enzyme supplements a gap of 2 hours should be left before taking the supplements.

 Is Sport Recovery MAX Safe?

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Please see Certificate of Anti-doping from HFL Sports Science Laboratories.  Sport Recovery MAX is generally very safe and side effect free. Because it contains moderate levels of nutrients, it can usually be used alongside medications under the guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner.

Keep out of reach and sight of children.

 

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