February 3, 2011

Thursday Updates: Super Bowl!

1) Sunday Special addition:
Feb 6, 2pm
Healthy Living Lecture, OptiHealth.
“Achieving Optimal Performance”: Dr. Leader spent 8 years as a field medic, cardiovascular technician and respiratory therapist in both the US Air Force and in local hospitals.  He has spent the last 15 years as a Chiropractor and Clinical Nutritionist. Free samples of our All-Natural Endurance Formula before your workout and our Muscle Recovery Formula afterwards.

2) Super Bowl Sunday Special, Feb 6, 3PM: Will include Benchmarch WOD #2. Everyone welcome!

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    Wicasa Yatapika February 3, 2011 Reply

    I am a firm believer in protein supplementation especially for very active folks, I have found that it does help me to perform better and recover faster. With that said, the other important supplement that works very well for me is L-glutamine. If there is a “fountain-of-youth” for an active person I would say L-glutamine is it! If you’ve ever wondered what I mix up in my secret bottle before every class at CF, the answer would be L-glutamine and a few other amino acids that promote performance and more importantly aid in recovery!

    L-glutamine is an essential amino acid. It is used by the human body in many important ways; it is fuel for the cells lining the intestines, it is involved in more metabolic processes than any other amino acid, it can pass through the blood-brain barrier and is known as “brain-fuel”, it protects the body from ammonia toxicity, (if you ever smelled post workout clothing and it had a “toxic smell” to it, then you know what I am talking about), it is required for normal brain function, it is essential for maintaining the amino acid balance in the body during periods of severe stress, is used by the white blood cells and contributes to immune-system function.

    Its general health benefits are maintaining a healthy digestive tract, it promotes memory, and improves mood and mental alertness, boosts the immune-system, decreases the craving for SUGARS, and prevents the loss of muscle! In fact during periods of high stress as much as 1/3 of the glutamine stores in your muscles may be released into the bloodstream, this can result in the loss of skeletal muscle if enough L-glutamine is not available, therefore one of the most important benefits of supplementing with L-glutamine for active people is that it ensures enough of it is available to prevent the loss of muscle after intense physical stress…so if you feel you are having trouble maintaining that hard-earned muscle, it may be because you are not getting enough L-glutamine in your diet!

    Some foods rich in L-glutamine are: beef, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, raw parsley, raw spinach, soybeans and other legumes…!!! Make your muscles happy and get plenty of L-glutamine. Recommended requirements for active people are between 5-15 grams two to three times a day!!

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    James February 3, 2011 Reply

    JJ, you forgot the disclaimer. 🙂

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