An apple a day; for the majority of us, as the old saying goes, it keeps the doctor away, but athletes are different, and require more nutrients to keep their bodies in fighting form. Now let’s be clear. When we talk about Sports Nutrition a lot of products on the market contain artificial ingredients, or synthetic extracts to help an athlete push harder or go longer. But at Genuine Health we know that to truly reach your athletic goals you have to nourish your body the way nature intended it; with whole foods that are clinically proven to give you a competitive edge.
That is why ingredients such as AppleActive™, the concentrated organic apple peel found in activfuel+/Vegan activfuel+ are such an integral part of the overall formula; they are the perfect combination of nature and science that can really make a difference when it comes to athletic performance. Sourced from Leahy Orchards, an apple farm located in Quebec, the apples are harvested then quickly undergo a gentle, low-heat drying process to preserve nutritional quality. This results in a powder that is easier for the body to digest, concentrated in nutrients, and rich in polyphenols that naturally supports the oxidative stress and inflammation in the body.
Various research studies have backed up the power of the peel. In one study, within just two weeks participants showed an increase in blood antioxidants levels. While we often think of free radical damage as being a negative thing, it is actually a normal by-product of metabolism, which only becomes a problem when left unchecked. The more we exercise, the more we fire up our metabolism, the more we need a source of antioxidants to prevent oxidative stress, and keep our body safe from its damaging effects.
Same holds true for inflammation; a little is needed to help us heal and adapt, but when we become unable to extinguish the burn, damage can ensue. Again AppleActive™ has been shown to be a powerful tool in preventing unchecked inflammation. Just as an Advil would, the polyphenols in AppleActive™ have been shown to help inhibit COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes, keeping inflammation in check, and more importantly pain at bay. Tested in people with joint stiffness and limited range of motion, participants started seeing improvements in as little as two weeks. All from just consuming a concentrated dose of apples!
activfuel+ and Vegan activfuel+ are formulated by a team of Naturopathic Doctor’s, pHD’s, Sports Nutrition experts and nutritionists, who understand the impact that ingredients like AppleActive™ have on an athlete’s unique physiology. Combined with other potent ingredients like organic beetroot, coconut water, and kola nut (a natural source of caffeine), these potent formulas are designed to push you to your competitive edge while nourishing your body through the power of whole food ingredients.
How you fuel your body Matters. Genuine Health is proud to help athletes do it naturally.
Apple Active. Accessed online: http://www.appleactiv.com/science