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Omega 3 & 6

Omega what?

If you are training at any particular sport you will have at some stage come across inflammation. Now what a lot of athletes don’t know is that you can get better results from altering your nutrition slightly with regards to poly unsaturated fats (Omega 3 & 6).

Fats, they are bad news?

No, your body requires fats to perform at it’ best, as well as Protein and Carbohydrates. So what’s the deal you’re asking me?

With today’s processed foods come an increase in Omega 6 rich ingredients oils, wheat and cereals to name a few. This in turn compared with Omega 3 rich foods such as oily fish, oysters and chia seeds (this is only a few) there is an imbalance in the majority of the population. Take our example living in Toowoomba, we don’t get regular access to fresh seafood compared to our favorite holiday spot on the Sunshine Coast.

Think to yourself, what did you have last night for dinner? A Pizza or a plate of salmon? Now, I’m not saying go and eat a plate load of oily fish, I’d be the first to think twice about that.

Back to the better results for your training, Omega 6 is a pro-inflammatory compared to Omega 3 which is an anti-inflammatory, so when we lift weights, run training or kettle bell training, small tears happen to our muscle fibers producing micro inflammation. With Omega 3 being at a good level in our system, it can do its job and reduce that micro inflammation and help us recover quicker compared to having an abundance of Omega 6 in our system.

Now, the right ratio is around 1:1 for our systems, we still need Omega 6 for daily living, so don’t drop Omega 6 completely.

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Probiotics?

Q: I’ve heard that probiotics can help me in training. What are the best sources, and how much do I need daily?

A: Probiotics are a hot topic, with mounting research supporting the notion that consuming probiotics regularly can improve health and well-being. Manufacturers and marketers have caught onto their benefits and, as a result, supermarket shelves are filled with new products touting their probiotic properties.

Here’s the lowdown: Billions of bacteria live inside our gastrointestinal tract. More than 500 of these microbial species are “friendly,” assisting in the function of digestion and supporting the immune system. Many factors can contribute to a disruption of the bacteria within our gut: medications, stress, fatigue, inflammation, nutritional status and even age. The resulting reduction in beneficial bacteria gives potentially harmful disease-causing bacteria the opportunity to flourish.

This is where probiotics come in. Ingesting certain foods or supplements containing healthy bacteria can help maintain good gut health. Just as important are prebiotics, the non-digestible food particles (think skins of fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts) that sustain or fuel the probiotics. Working together, prebiotics and probiotics achieve the best gastrointestinal environment for well-being. Improved health and a stronger immune system means you can train effectively and consistently without interruption due to illness and fatigue.

Here’s what to look for on the label when shopping for probiotics:

Live and active cultures. For probiotics to have any beneficial effects they need to reach the intestine alive and in sufficient numbers. Some products may contain cultures in insignificant amounts—or may have at some point contained cultures that have since been destroyed during the manufacturing process. For a product to claim it has live and active cultures it needs to show it has more than 100 million bacteria per gram at time of manufacture.

Culture count. Ingesting 1 billion CFUs (colony-forming units) per day is helpful for people trying to simply maintain gut health; you should ingest 10 billion CFUs per day if you’re trying to reduce the severity of a gastrointestinal illness.

Culture specificity. Some probiotics work best for specific illnesses, so variety is better. Look for one that lists multiple culture strains.

Pills or food? During times of stress—increased training load, family/work pressures, illness—it might be prudent to increase your consumption of beneficial bacteria, and you may need to supplement with pills or with specialty probiotic “shots” such as Yakult, DanActive or Good Belly Shots. Bacteria can also be concentrated and packaged into pills or tablets for an even greater concentration of CFUs. Strains and strain count vary greatly, as does recommended dose, so check labels carefully.

TIP: Because bacteria are sensitive to heat and light, many probiotics are found refrigerated and must be stored chilled, while others have been stabilized to be effective even at room temperature. Check the “use by” dates and use within the specified time for efficacy.

Sourced from Triathlon competitior
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Lipo 6 UNLIMITED

LIPO-6 UNLIMITED stands for infinite possibilities. We call it UNLIMITED as it comes without restraints, limits or restrictions. Its unique formula offers unlimited weight loss results, unlimited resolve to eat less, unlimited energy to train harder and empowers your mind with an unlimited focus to break through plateaus. Dieting can be very difficult and makes even the strong-willed weak at times. LIPO-6 UNLIMITED helps to lift these boundaries by delivering a potent fat loss response along with feel good effects. Think UNLIMITED and define a new you!

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Cherries - Antioxidants

Cherries are one of the most antioxidant-rich fruit and provide a wide range of health benefits, as well as performance and recovery benefits for athletes. Research has shown that runners who consumed tart cherry juice, twice a day for seven days a week, had strikingly less muscle pain following a long distance run. The post-exercise benefits are astonishing because of the fruit's natural anti-inflammatory components. A recent study from the University of Michigan revealed that a cherry enriched diet lowered total weight, body fat and inflammation, all associated with heart disease.

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Recovery for Triathletes

triathlon123ON's 2:1:1 Recovery blends complementary ratios of carbohydrates with quality proteins to help optimise both aspects of exercise recovery. Carbs help restore the muscle glycogen burned for energy during intense exercise while the amino acids from protein help support recovery from the breakdown of training. We added 5 grams of BCAAs in a 2:1:1 ratio of Leucine to Isoleucine and Valine to make this formula an even more indispensable part of serious training programs.

As a triathlete, this 2:1:1 formula is less in protein and more in carbs to pick up and recover you quicker.

You can find 2:1:1 and many more of ON product range with specialised advice at Qld Discount Vitamins  Clifford Gardens.

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Optimal Nutrition Range

Only at Qld Discount Vitamins, call in to grab your ON products.

Optimum Nutrition, Inc. (ON) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glanbia, a leading international cheese and nutritional ingredients group. ON owns and operates two premium sports nutrition brands, Optimum Nutrition and ABB Performance, providing a comprehensive line of products across multiple categories.

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