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Supplements That Support Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise

The following are a list of nutritional and herbal supplements that help optimize aerobic and anaerobic exercise performance.
  • Carnitine enhances aerobic processes and helps spare glycogen depletion which delays the onset of fatigue.
  • Rhodiola is an herb noted for it's stimulant, antistress and adaptogenic properties. Very beneficial for endurance athletes.
  • Cordyceps is an herb known for it's ability to increase energy and endurance and combats fatigue, enhances fat metabolism and spares muscle glycogen during progloned activity.
  • Caffeine helps with the release of fat and improves endurance.
  • CoQ10 increases the function of the mitochondria which then increases ATP production the result is more energy. Reduces oxidative stress.
  • Glutathione is an antioxidant, it can increase muscle strength and endurance with long-term use.
  • Magnesium is necessary for sugar, fat, and protein metabolism.
  • Creatine is found naturally in the skeletal muscles. It has been shown to improve exercise performance in athletes who perform repeated bouts high-intensity and short-duration work like weight training. It also decreases lactate production.
  • Panax Ginseng is an adaptogenic herb and has antioxidant properties. Studies have shown it helps increase muscular strength and work capacity.
 
Studies have shown the benefits of incorprating nutritional and herbal supplements to attain optimal performance.
 
Info provided by: Townsend Letter, Laurie Cullen, ND
 
In good health,
Shana Burns, CN
 

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