I’ve got fitness on my mind. This has been a thrilling month for sports enthusiasts. The Tour de France just finished and the World Cup is not quite a distant memory. Watching those men competing, I can’t help but admire their impressive feats of athleticism. Of course, these are professional athletes with a plethora of resources and renowned physiologists at their disposal.
But there are plenty of serious, non-professional competitors also looking for improved performance. And while nothing short of fairy dust will turn any of us into Chris Horner or Tim Howard; vitamins, supplements and medications will help improve your fitness and energy level.
Understandably, many people are unsure about what to buy. Walk through any supermarket and you can get dizzy choosing supplements, vitamins, medical drinks and snacks. But before you fill your shopping cart with all the help your wallet can handle, I want to highlight two supplements you may not be familiar with…
Focus on Improving Your Fitness and Energy Level With These Two Vitamins and Supplements:
D-ribose is taken in supplement form to aid in energy deficit. Ribose is a naturally occurring sugar produced by the body. Because it is produced with minimal concentration, ribose must be taken as a supplement in order to have a significant effect on the body. It boosts muscle energy, prevents muscle fatigue, effectively increases exercise ability, and improves athletic performance.
Turmeric, a spice used in many Asian and Indian dishes, contains the phenol curcumin. It is one of the main components of curry powder. In the US it is mainly used as a spice, but in India and other Asian cultures, turmeric is commonly used for medicinal purposes. It relieves many health conditions, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. But athletes should be most interested in its anti-inflammatory properties.
Curcumin has been found in clinical trials to decrease joint pain and inflammation, and improve joint mobility and function after several months of treatment. Curcumin supplementation can speed recovery, and could be a beneficial supplement for athletes who have or wish to prevent joint pain and problems.
Vitamins, supplements and medicines can be beneficial as you attempt to physically challenge yourself.. The trick is learning to navigate those supermarket aisles. Unless you’re well versed in chemistry, it’s hard to determine what specific ingredients will do for you. But armed with a clear goal and a little information, you may well be on your way to your ideal sustained exercise routine.
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