22 Herbs Extremely Useful For Athletes
The more natural the supplements are, the more preferred they become. For example, there are already several products on the market that are entire of natural origin (with extracts of herbs, fruits, etc.) and that's why they are best sellers. Таking supplements for weight loss, for example, Fаt Burners, rely heavily on herbs that help to slim and burning grease. This article will look at the herbs and natural substances most commonly used in the production of food supplements, as well as their benefits.
1. Advantra Z Citrus Aurantium Fruit Extract
Advantra Z is an ingredient containing bitter orange (Citrus Aurantium)
When used in food supplements, Advantra Z helps to increase thermogenesis or heat production in the body.
Also, the bitter orange extract contains a class of adrenergic amines which:
• Facilitates the intake of amino acids in the muscles
• Increases the breakdown of fat
• Uses more energy
• Catalyzes metabolic processes
• It suppresses hunger
• The result of all this is athletic physics that has lost overweight and, of course, belly fat.
• Advantra Z bitter orange extract was introduced in 1996 and has passed the test of time to become a leading market ingredient for weight loss.
• It is safe, it has high efficacy and its effect on weight loss is supported by more than 30 studies.
• Advantra Z bitter orange extract is also considered the only thermogenic ingredient that holds a patent in the European Union, Italy, Spain, Canada, and the United States.
While the narcissus has become the most popular synergistic effect with other supplements, especially caffeine, it quickly gains ground for its other potential benefits. In particular, its ability to maintain the recovery of our tissues after intense, exhausting workouts.
But do not make a mistake, the best reason to be interested in naringin is to increase the effectiveness of the other supplements you can take. Naringin is a flavonoid derived from the inner bark of grapefruit and other citrus fruits
3. 5-HTP (Griffonia Simplicifolia) Seed Extract
Griffonia simplicifolia is a Western African shrub. Griffonia simplicifolia is the largest source of the 5-HTP compound. Its seeds contain up to 20% 5-HTP.
Griffonia Simplicifolia (alternate name Bandeiraea Simplicifolia) is a shrub used in African folk medicine where the seeds are used for aphrodisiac and antibiotic purposes as well as a means of diarrhea, vomiting and stomach ache; the leaves are used to treat wounds and leaf juice for diseases of the bladder and kidneys.
Recently, the plant appears to be increasingly used to treat anxiety and depression, insomnia, migraine and headaches, as well as appetite regulation, which leads to weight loss in obese people.
Hesperidine is a bioflavonoid glycoside commonly found in citrus fruits (mostly oranges) and is a sugar-bound form of the flavonoid hexeritin. Only hesperidine or in combination with other citrus bioflavonoids (eg diosmin) is most commonly used in blood vessel diseases such as hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and poor circulation.
Hesperidine can help blood vessels function better. It can reduce inflammation.
Forskolin is the main active ingredient in the traditional herb Koleus Forskoli. In nature, Coleus is a member of the mint family and grows in the subtropical regions of India, Burma, and Thailand. Forskolin is a substance that has been researched several times but has only recently become popular as a fat-clearing supplement.
Its effect is expressed in the activation of the enzyme adenylate cyclase. This enzyme is involved in the production of adenosine monophosphate, an important biochemical agent for the major metabolic processes in the body. Lipolytic hormones such as epinephrine (adrenaline) also activate adenylate cyclase. However, forskolin does not affect the central nervous system in the same way, omitting those undesirable side effects (neurosis and euphoria) that we often find in most lipolytic hormone activating agents.
When cyclase is present, it is converted to cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). This increases its levels, which gives multilateral benefits to the body. Exactly elevated levels of cAMP stimulate the production and sensitivity of protein-dependent kinase. In turn, it activates hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL), which breaks down body fat, releasing them into the bloodstream as fatty acids. This process is known as a lipolytic cascade.
Hordenine, also known as N, N-dimethyltryptamine, is an alkaloid found primarily in plants such as barley, which is used as animal feed.
It is adrenergic, which means it causes nerve cells to release the neurotransmitters epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline). Molecules such as epinephrine and norepinephrine increase energy and focus.
Mursal tea - the herb with unparalleled healing power. The plant from Mursalitsa, over the Rhodope village of Mugla, has already surpassed the borders of Bulgaria, which received the fame of a herb for every pain and tea, which has no equal effect. Scientists point out that all the elements that are necessary for the human organism are contained in Mursal Tea. And folk medicine says that whoever drinks it in the morning and evening provides health and longevity, without flu and other pains.
Mursal tea extract is particularly suitable for use before and after a workout. It is a powerful antioxidant that reproduces energy and eliminates fatigue. "Natural Dyes" and catechins contained in the extract are the most complete plant proteins. By adding selenium and ascorbic acid, all of this strengthens the immune system in an unprecedented way and harmonizes the metabolic processes in the body. Simply put, Mursal tea extract causes the cells to shrink and relax, so the body is self-purifying from the toxins.
And as we mentioned a common problem - fluid retention caused by inadequate water intake, poor nutrition, alcohol, and side effects from some sports supplements, Mursal Tea extract is the best way to handle this. He is an extremely powerful natural diuretic, and his effect is noticeable right after the first intake.
8. Boswellia serrata
This extract of the Bosnian herb contains bovine acids, which have a proven anti-inflammatory effect and are effective in the treatment of joint injuries. (Another naturally occurring anti-inflammatory ingredient is capsaicin - hot pepper extract - Capsicum annum.)
9. Echinacea purpurea
This root extract of the purple conical flower echinacea has a non-specific immunostimulating effect. It improves your ability to withstand various infections, including viral infections. Can help you in dealing with colds and in the flu season.
10. Eleutherococcus senticosus. (Eleutherokok, also called Siberian ginseng).
Siberian ginseng has strong immunomodulating properties. It improves the body's ability to withstand various types of stress. It has strong positive effects on the cardiovascular and nervous system.
11. Ephedra sinica.
It is commonly known as Ma Hung. Ma Hung contains ephedrine that has effects similar to adrenaline (epinephrine) but has a softer and longer effect. It acts mainly on the cardiovascular system, stimulates blood vessels, increases blood pressure and relaxes smooth muscles, and thus prevents spasms.
The side effects of using products containing ephedra (even in low doses) include insomnia, motor anxiety, irritability, headache, nausea, vomiting, urinary disorders and tachycardia (palpitations). At higher dosages, the ephedra can cause extreme elevations in blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, and dependence. Due to the potential of these side effects, preparations containing ephedra should be used very carefully and for a short period of time only.
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.
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