Summertime means lots of outdoor activity. Be it exercise, sports, or general work around the house. All of these activities require the endurance and quick recovery of the muscles to be able to do it repeatedly. The best way to increase your performance and maximize endurance is to increase cellular energy and tissue oxygenation.
Energy in the muscles can be increased through the use of various herbs and neutraceuticals. Some of the herbs that can be used are Panax ginseng, royal jelly, and alfalfa, as well as any green supplement. All of these herbs help to increase circulation and provide nutrient support to increase energy. Some nutrients that can be used are Vitamin B Complex, L-carnitine, and adrenal glandulars, all of which provide a great source of energy.

Bio 91 and Cellfood:
Agents that help to quickly increase oxygen supply into the body’s various tissues include:Coenzyme Q10, a homeopathic preparation by Dr. Reckeweg called Bio 91, and Cellfood.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is one of the best energy sources for the body’s muscles, as it is used in the body’s production of ATP. It is needed in high amounts by the heart's muscles and allows for the continual pumping of these muscles. CoQ10 can also be used for increasing arterial dilations, which allows for greater nutrient and oxygen delivery to the tissues, and can safely be used in high doses. It is better absorbed if bound to fats (especially medium-chain triglycerides) to minimize the reactions needed to get it into the cells.

A bit about Bio 91:

  • A homeopathic preparation by Dr. Reckeweg that helps increase cellular respiration by increasing enzyme activity in the body.
  • Contains various co-factors and vitamins such as RNA and DNA, Iodine ,and Vitamin B12,B15 and B17, to aid cellular respiration pathways.
  • Combats fatigue and weakness, increases tissue oxygenation, and reduces muscle stiffness and discomfort.

What is cellfood?
Cellfood is an ionic formulation of minerals , enzymes, Amino Acids and electrolytes that helps to increase cellular respiration within the body. Cellfood reacts with the body’s own water to increase oxygen and hydrogen within the body. This increase in oxygen helps to increase cellular respiration, deliver more nutrients, and maximize overall endurance. The nutrients in Cellfood provide an increase in energy and Detoxification. It can also cause an alkalizing effect and can increase muscle recovery.

Deciding what’s right for you:
These are just some of the many ways to increase oxygen, endurance, and recovery for the athletic body. Before choosing the right product for your body, talk to your naturopath for a more customized approach.

Baljinder Chhoker, Naturopathic Consultant for Nature's Source.