If You Exercise and You Sweat, Sports Nutritional
Sweating, without replacing all the lost nutrients
is practically suicide! And if you think that
sugar-flavoured and multi-coloured 'sports water'
is going to do the trick, then think again.
Pretty hard words - but consider this: training,
sport and 'sweating it out' make you feel great
and are a terrific way to develop both physically
and mentally. However here's an important tip,
if you think that training and sport without taking
sports nutritional supplements will help you live
longer . . . think again.
When you sweat, you're not just sweating out
salt and water or Gatorade for that matter. Sweat
contains everything in your blood - more than
60 different minerals, rare trace minerals, vitamins,
electrolytes and amino acids.
Most cheap and well known sports drinks, even
with healthy eating, are just not enough to replace
everything you lose which means that if you don't
put back these nutrients you are very likely to
develop a nutritional deficiency disease.
Sports drinks are supposed to replace nutrients
lost during exertion, however most contain nothing
more than sugar, salt, potassium and food coloring.
An easily recognized and common early warning
sign of nutrient deficiency is that tired and
burned out feeling. Most of us just try harder
until we become completely exhausted, chronically
fatigued and unable to train. This situation can
be easily corrected with correct sports nutritional
According to the Centre for Disease Control in
the US, each year over 100,000 people from youngsters
to professional athletes die suddenly during exercise
and sporting events, or immediately after. Out
of these, 30-35% die of a ruptured aneurysm (which
is where you lose major blood volume from a break
in an artery) and over 65% die of a cardiomyopathy
According to Naturopath and author, Dr Joel Wallach,
the veterinary industry has known since the late
1950's that the cause of a ruptured aneurysm is
a copper deficiency and the cause of cardiomyopathy
heart attack is a selenium deficiency.
Here are some other facts about sport and health:
o Evander Holyfield was once banned from
boxing because of his heart condition and after
his physician put him on a selenium sports nutritional
supplement he soon passed his cardiogram and went
back into boxing.
o James Fixx wrote books telling everyone
about the benefits of running for your health
. . and died at 52 from a heart attack.
o Leonard Hilton ran the sub 4-minute
mile 32 times and followed the teachings of James
Fixx and also died at the age of 52.
o An increasing number of professional
athletes need to quit their sport because of joint
problems and frequently have joint replacement
Sports Nutritional Supplements - The Right Ones
Will Extend Your Sporting Life
The bottom line is you need to put back the nutrients
you're losing. While most people, especially professional
athletes, are aware they need to put back some
of the things they're sweating out, they need
to make sure that they're using a source that
is highly absorbable and contains the complete
spectrum of nutrients.
Unless you're using a source of highly absorbable
minerals, trace minerals, vitamins, essential
fatty acids and amino acids, you're not going
to be able to sustain your health and longevity
and you'll eventually suffer one or a number of
deficiency diseases, from damaged bones and joints
to a heart attack.
Sports nutritional supplements should consist
of plant derived liquid minerals, additional liquid
calcium and essential minerals, vitamins, amino
acids, essential fatty acids and health supplements
which support the bones and joints.