22 Herbs Extremely Useful For Athletes
12. Garcinia cambodia / Garcinia cambogia.
Her fruits contain hydroxycitrate, which affects carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. Hydroxycitrate suppresses fatty acids, fatty acids, and cholesterol biosynthesis, and has the ability to suppress appetite and reduce excess weight and help to lose weight. It is used to prevent and control obesity.
13. Gotu kola (Centella asiatica, gutu car).
This plant improves mental activity: memory, attention, and concentration. In fact, this is one of the few herbs that have a proven effect on improving memory. It also enhances the cardiovascular system and improves blood circulation.
14. Green tea (Camelia Sinensis, unfermented).
Green tea contains caffeine and antioxidants. It stimulates digestion and improves kidney function, improves respiratory function, increases blood circulation and has a tonic effect on the cardiovascular system.
15. Guarana (Paullinia cupana).
Guarana has stimulating properties due to its high content of caffeine and related alkaloids, such as theophylline and theobromine, and can thus help to increase endurance in physical exercise.
In addition, it has an effect of suppressing appetite. Its frequent use can cause caffeine dependence, disturbances in central nervous system function, and cause an imbalance in blood sugar levels that can provoke hypoglycemia. That's why its moderate use is highly recommended.
16. Cava (Piper methisticum).
The cava plant is often used to relieve anxiety, stress, and anxiety. It contains cavapiron substances that can potentiate the action of other substances acting on the central nervous system.
No side effects are known for short-term low-dose use. However, prolonged use may lead to serious disturbances in the functioning of the nervous system, temporary yellow detoxification of the skin, hair, and nails, and, in rare cases, allergic skin reactions.
17. Kelp (Fucus vesiculosus, Laminaria).
Kelp is the brown seaweed and is an excellent source of iodine. It is used to improve the function of the thyroid gland.
18. Panax ginseng (Ginseng).
The root extract of this herb is traditionally used as a tonic product. It has the effect of an adaptogen or of a "biological response modulator". It improves the body's ability to adapt to changing external and internal disturbances, improves non-specific stress resistance.
19. St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum).
This herb is often used internally to relieve psychological disorders, depressed moods, tension and/or nervous arousal. Its external use includes treatment and post-therapeutic use in severe concussion injuries, myalgia, and first degree burns.
20. Tribulus Terrestris
It is obtained from the herbaceous plant, known as dentures. Its extract is considered by many to be a safe alternative to anabolic steroids. It has been shown to stimulate the immune response and the production of a number of hormones. It was originally used to treat infertility and other reproductive disorders.
21. Valerian root / Valeriana officinalis
Valerian root preparations are used in cases of anxiety and sleep disorders associated with nerve conditions.
22. Yohimbine (Corynanthe Yohimbe).
Yohimbine is an active ingredient that is extracted from the bark of the Yohimbe tree. It is a stimulant that acts by increasing the amount of natural stimulant noradrenaline. It has a simultaneous thermogenic and lipid-mobilizing effect. As it increases blood pressure, yohimbine should be used with caution.
It is important to know:
Although herbal supplements and other natural ingredients are generally considered to be safer than pharmaceuticals, you should still be careful.
Do not exceed the recommended doses and do not use an untested combination of supplements.