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Glyconutrients & Sports Injuries

Glyconutrients Heal Damaged Muscles & Joints In Sportsmen

While glyconutrients have proved their worthiness in treating many different ailments, they can also be useful in the treatment of sports injuries.

There is research, as well as information in the form of testimonials, that suggest that glyconutrients help to reduce cholesterol levels and

fat whilst retaining muscle mass and bone density. But, equally and perhaps more importantly for the sportsman, glyconutrients also help in the healing of damaged joints and muscles.

Joint problems are not just to be found in older people - they can affect people of all ages and can be caused by many different factors e.g. strains and sprains, arthritis and rheumatism and very often sports injuries. When these catalysts impact on our bodies, joint mobility is reduced and can result in pain.

When a serious sports enthusiast exercises intensively, the free radical burn in the body is increased. Free radicals are chemical impulses/structures/compounds made up of unpaired electrons.

Our bodies can remove these compounds and repair the damage in a perfect case scenario, but if the body cannot handle this effectively due to any one of a number of reasons, then disease will occur. Free radical damage is no small matter - it can change our cellular structure enough to cause disease such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and a host of other diseases.

Our bodies use antioxidants to protect us against the harmful impact of free radicals. They offset free radical damage to the body, thus neutralizing their damaging effect on the cells. So, for sports men and women who train intensively and produce larger than normal quantities of free radicals, assisting the body in the removal of these is more than just advisable, it is imperative.

Studies were done comparing marathon runners who did and did not take glyconutrient supplements. The Fisher Institute for Medical Research (August 2003, vol. 3, no. 1) found "strikingly different patterns". With glyconutritional supplementation, the antioxidant protection was greatly enhanced, resulting in the body being protected for several days after the marathon run. In the case where glyconutritional supplements were not used, the damaging effects of the excessive load of free radicals seemed to stay in the body for about five days. Note that both subjects were taking antioxidants, but the one without the glyconutritional assistance "consistently excreted higher concentrations of free radical by products". (Please note that The Fisher Institute is associated with Mannatech, a glyconutrient manufacturer.)

More and more studies are being done around glyconutrition in sports therapy around the capacity of the glyconutrients to boost antioxidants in their work against free radicals and results are conclusively in favour of the use of glyconutrients for healing sports injuries.

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