Supplements – Stay Active Naturally
The Green House
by Margaret Durst: Juicing
– Here Is Why It’s a Good Idea!
have been something I have left to the GNCs and bodybuilders
of the world that is until recently when Jeff did a lot of
research into them. For all of us who are aging, but still like
to play tennis, run, or exercise, there are some things that help.
is d-ribose a sugar that occurs naturally in the body for
fueling the muscles. There is a lot of research on d-ribose. It
is used in fairly high levels for chronic fatigue, heart disease
and fibromyalgia. And it is also used for people like me who do
challenging exercise classes and 3 mile runs several times a week.
What I like about it is that it keeps that spring in my step and
helps keep me from getting sore. It is available in powders and
chewable tablets. We usually have a sample open, so stop by if you
would like to try it.
amino acids are another product that helps improve performance and
reduce muscle breakdown during intense exercise. I have used these
in much smaller doses than recommended with good results. These
amino acids are actually useful in other areas. According to WebMD,
they are used to treat ALS, brain issues related to hepatitis and
to slow muscle wasting in people confined to bedrest. Some people
use them to increase energy and concentration.
part of sports related issues deals with injury. There are some
really good natural pain relievers that help reduce inflammation
and pain while helping the body recover. I am not fan of NSAIDS,
such ibuprofen and acetaminophen, as they do reduce pain and inflammation,
but they interrupt the recovery process and block cartilage formation.
One of the
best selling natural supplements in the nation for pain, swelling
and bruising due to injuries is arnica montana, a homeopathic that
is very safe. There are several forms of arnica pills and
gel, plus it is part of successful formulas such as Traumeel.
supplement for inflammation is enzymes. Some people like bromelain
an enzyme from pineapple. Our best seller is something called
Intenzyme that helps reduce inflammation. These enzymes have to
be taken on an empty stomach so that they will break down inflammation
instead of digesting your food . They also will thin the blood,
so people on blood thinning medication cannot take them. These enzymes
will also help reduce symptoms of gout and can be used for chronic
inflammation such as arthritis.
I also use
herbals for pain and inflammation. I like blends of boswellia, devils
claw and white willow bark. Yucca is another herb that is useful
especially with bone, ligament or cartilage damage. I recently
used a blend of these on one of my horses who injured his stifle
and now have him back ready to ride.
many good supplements on the market. Find a good quality product
that works for you and get naturally free of pain and inflammation
while increasing your energy and decreasing your recovery time.
November 9, 2011
Durst owns The
Green House, a vitamin, herb and health food store in Mason,
© 2011 Margaret
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