Endurance is critical in athletic training and bodybuilding. Can you increase your endurance through the use of nutritional supplementation? Science says yes. Endurance can be bumped up, regardless the degree of fitness, with a balanced nutrition program aided by supplementation. One of the supplements we recommend is Parrillo Max Endurance Formula™. It is specially formulated with the following nutrients: Inosine Though it sounds like one, inosine is not an amino acid but is classified as a nucleoside, one of the basic compounds comprising cells. It plays many roles, one of which is helping to make ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the body’s main form of usable energy. Inosine plays many other roles in the body, including re-leasing insulin, facilitating the use of carbohydrate by the heart and, potentially, participating in oxygen metabolism and protein synthesis which improves oxygen utilization.
DL-Phenylalanine is an amino acid known to improve mental acuity and pain tolerance. Some interesting research has looked into whether this amino acid canimprove mental focus and alleviate attention problems. In one study, adults with attention deficit disorder were given a 2-week double-blind crossover of DL-phenylalanine versus placebo. A significant improvement was noted on mood and attention. Treatment with DLphenyl-alanine also appears to ease depres-sion in patients receiving opiates for chronic non-malignant pain. This amino acid is included in Max En-durance™ to help maximize focus and minimize pain for more produc-tive workouts.
The phytochemical ferulic acid is found in the leaves and seeds of many plants, but especially in cereals such as brown rice, whole wheat and oats. Ferulic acid is also present in coffee, apples, and artichokes. As an effective antioxidant, ferulic acid helps protect the body against free radicals and bodily stress, which can otherwise cause fatigue and illness.
This lessens the total body burden of free radical damage, which is a major contributing factor as to why we age and suffer from degenerative diseases. Ferulic acid also helps to increase energy, as well as stimulate an increase in strength and lean muscle mass and a decrease in body fat.In one study of 7 Olympic weightlifters, all experienced an increase in strength and endurance, a decrease in waist circumference and reduced residual joint and muscle soreness. Studies have shown that ferulic acid can decrease blood glucose levels and can be of help to diabetes patients. In addition, ferulic acid seems to pro-tect against cancer, bone degeneration, menopausal symptoms (hot flashes). Like many other antioxidants, ferulic acid reduces the level of cholesterol and triglyceride, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease.
Potassium & Magnesium Aspartate
Have you ever noticed an ammonia smell in your clothes after a hard workout? This is because your body was using some amino acids as fuel but was not able to clear the waste products efficiently. When this happens the carbon skeleton of amino acids is burned, leaving ammonia as a byproduct.
Ammonia is quite toxic and is converted to urea in a metabolic pathway called “the urea cycle,” which prepares it to be excreted in the urine. The urea cycle requires certain chemical compounds called aspartates, which are included in our Max Endurance Formula™. Aspartates are used by the body to detoxify the waste products of protein catabolism. They also help filter out toxic waste products your body generates during intense training. Eliminating these waste products helps you have more energy and recover faster. Ammonia is very toxic and will stop energy production in the cell. Using the aspartates in Max Endurance™ to neutralize the ammonia as soon as it forms enables you to have more energy and endurance. We suggest the product be used consistently every day, not just on days of endurance events. Take 5-10 capsules before training. In addition to Max Endurance Formula™, there are other unique and powerful nutritional supplements for endurance. Anyone who wants more energy, strength and stamina should consider additional supplementation.
I suggest you start with the Liver Amino Formula™, since it provides protein and heme iron — the precise nutrients your body needs to build muscle, red blood cells and energy producing systems. If you’re not getting enough protein from conventional sources, the Hi-Protein Powder™ is probably the next thing to add. If you need more calories, go with Pro-Carb™, CapTri® or any of our Supplement Bars or puddings. If you’re training on the edge andwant to explore the limits of your poten-tial, add in Muscle Amino™.In general, I suggest you begin using endurance supplements when training hard and definitely for at least three to six weeks before your event to build up your nutrient level reserves. This is especially true for Liver Amino™, since it takes about six weeks to build red blood cells. You’ll get better results if the nutrition and supplements regimen is followed daily, not just around competition time. Consistency and dedication make the difference between champions and recreational athletes, and that applies to nutrition and supplementation as well as to training.P.S. Don’t forget your Essential Vitamin Formula™ and Mineral Electrolyte Formula™, both of which can be doubled when in hard training.