Elite athletes like runners, bodybuilders, triathlon competitors, and others are constantly monitoring their food intake. Once you get past the work of creating a consistent routine, or you’ve participated in a number of events already, you’ll discover how important it is to emphasize nutrition, and the timing of nutrients in your body to get you to that next performance level. The right foods provide an essential balance of micronutrients that work together to increase endurance, strength, and focus. This balance can also be supported through IV therapy.
Timing is Everything to Achieve Performance Goals For Athletes
Performance is based on the body’s ability to use available fuel to power muscles and nerve functions. It’s not only about eating the right things, it’s also about when to eat the right things. The objective is to correctly time food fuel to work during exertion periods. This creates maximum energy for automatic execution of specific physical actions. The problem that some athletes face is not getting that fuel timing exactly correct.
The result of improper nutrition timing is lost potential in how you can perform athletically. Over time, improper Micronutrient Timing can lead to unwanted weight gain and muscle loss. It can also radically shift recovery periods, which negatively influences personal gains during training.
What is at the Heart of Athletic Micronutrient Timing?
The essence of micronutrient timing is making sure that an athlete’s body has enough fuel to exceed plateaus during training, to provide energy during performance and competition, and to maintain a physiological mechanism for quick recovery. Traditionally, all of these claims hinged on the assumption that athletes will always run out of fuel at some point. This is true, if solid food is their only source of nutrition.
The progression of science has led to elite athletes taking advantage of IV therapy to deliver mass amounts of vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream. It is proven that with things like a B12 shot, vitamins can be concentrated into the body very quickly. The immediacy of IV vitamin infusion minimizes muscle repair times, conditions the vital body systems to utilize energy better, and ensures that all needed micronutrients are present. Another benefit is eliminating much of the energy expenditure needed to process food waste.
Some athletes even resort to things like Synthetic Performance Enhancers to bridge the gap between training and competition. However, synthetic performance enhancers are the most unhealthy way to boost the body. Athletes do not realize that undiagnosed vitamin and mineral deficiency could be the primary cause of their perceived lack of “an edge.” IVs like the classic Meyer Cocktail, administered at key points in a training schedule, can help an elite athlete achieve their potential.
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