Gym Rocket Fuel
Save money and give your athletic performance a boost with this DIY sports drink concocted by Harvard University nutritionist Dr Eric Ding. To make it, mix one recommended serving each of Floradix, vitamin-B complex and Met-Rx in 500ml water, with a pinch of salt. Stir until salt has dissolved. How to drink? Drink it pre-breakfast if you want to weight lift. 2 hours before if you want to go for a 10km run, 2 hour before a half marathon alongside 20g carbs and 30 mins berfore a full marathon with a carb-based meal.
Saxa So Low Potassium salt: one pinch per serving
When you exercise, your body expels both sodium and potassium. These minerals are essential for hydration.
Vitamin B12, Biotin, Thiamine
Vitamin B-Complex Sublingual Liquid: 2ml per serving
A B12 deficiency can contribute to general and anaemia-related fatigue. Stock up on this vitamin to keep your body firing on all cylinders. Biotin is a double-barrelled energy source. Also known as vitamin B7, in generating new glucose when glycogen stores run out. Thiamine (B1) converts a carb-heavy meal into an improved performance. It catalyses energy production from sugar. Call it fuel economy.
Floradix Liquid Iron: 10ml per serving
Remember your PMR biology lessons? Iron helps form haemoglobin, a protein molecule in your red blood cells, for improved oxygenation.
Met-Rx L-Carnitine: 15ml per serving
Carnitine converts fat stores into energy; the body produces it but it’s also in many supplements. It has been found to improve blood flow and exercise capacity. So you’ll go faster, for longer.
Good hydration is vital to combat fatigue and grow new muscle. Better yet, research shows that tap water is just as effective as bottled. Unless you live near Chernobyl, that is.
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