We use 12 to 20 times more oxygen expenditure then the average sedentary individual.
The amount of free radicals that are built up as well as inflammation from a long run is staggering. I got involved with Max International in early 2013 and signed up first as a preferred customer and later as a max international associate.
I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing max international products on and offline ever since.
Health prevention with products specifically aimed to combat inflammation, free radical build up and increase glutathione, has been the company’s mission for the past 7 years.
Max has been heavily involved in alternatives to combating multiple diseases like Alzheimers and Cancer among many others.
I feel educating ourselves and others on their products as runners is absolutely critical for our long-term success as athletes and even more important for those suffering from diseases.
I am saddened that after all these years and as much research articles and books I have read I missed knowing anything about glutathione and riboceine. 23 years in the sport and never heard about the most potent and powerful antioxidant produced by each and every cell of the body, trillions of them.
Better late then never!
What do antioxidants do? Protect us all from the little things that we are simply not paying much attention to.
Why Antioxidants Are So Vitally Important
The increased amounts of free radicals produced from oxidative stress in athletes as well as non-athletes causes the body’s antioxidant defenses to be overwhelmed. The reason glutathione is so important is it is comprised of a sticky, sulfur molecule which acts sort of like fly paper for free radicals and other toxins within the body.
Dr. Don Cobert in his book Toxic Relief, states
When glutathione levels are low or become depleted, we can’t effectively get rid of the toxins, and we can’t effectively quench free-radical reactions. Thus we get a build up of toxins and more damage to cells and tissues from free radicals, eventually resulting in disease.
Columbia School of Health has stated that over 95% of all cancers are due to excessive toxins and poor diet. The majority of the foods we eat are full of preservatives.
The beverages we sometimes consume such as Pepsi or Coke have been used in India has pesticides on crops. That is an alarming statistic.
Antioxidants provide your cells a protection against free radicals and the oxidative stress heavy exercise puts on the body.
Want to run longer faster?
Start putting more emphasis on antioxidant supplements.