by Jacob Sisson
Nutrition is key for anyone trying to perform at their peak. For many people, the rigors of racing every weekend, training during the week and trying to hold down a steady job can put a strain on complete nutrition. Enter Extreme Endurance dietary supplements. Extreme Endurance produces Extreme Vital 40 and Extreme Endurance, two supplements geared towards endurance athletes who require increased performance and increased ability to recover, which is right up the typical cyclocross racer’s alley. Nothing could be better than the ability to recover from day one’s intense effort for day two’s menu of pain.
The aim of Extreme Endurance supplements is to provide individuals with a complete spectrum of essential nutrients as well as speed recovery with the additions of key antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents.
Extreme Vital 40 (EV40) is your one stop source for your entire nutrient and vitamin needs. If you are in any way deficient in any vitamin, EV40 has everything you need, from all the key fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) as well as essential water-soluble vitamins (B and C). Vitamin B and C have been shown to have direct positive effects in exercise and are available in very large doses in this vitamin. Despite the abundance of these vitamins, your body does not store them and the excess is of little value other than its immediate effects.
EV40 also contains many antioxidants, which assist in removal of free radicals produced during exercise. Free radicals are highly damaging chemical species, which can harm normal cell function if they are allowed to collect over time. Ingredients such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Lycopene, Fruit Polyphenols, Carotenoids and other antioxidants will assist in removing these dangerous chemical byproducts. Lastly, EV40 has a number of macro and micronutrients, which are usually found in a normal diet, but may be missing in a diet consumed under stressful and time-constricted schedules. Examples of macronutrients include calcium, iodine, magnesium, zinc and copper. Examples of micronutrients include Selenium, Chromium and Molybdenum. While these minerals may not seem overly essential, deficiency can have dire consequences.
If you are confident that you are consuming a balanced diet already, and don’t hold any worries that you’re missing out on key vitamins and minerals, Extreme Endurance (EE) has a few key antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that will help aid in recovery. EE contains the same catechins and bioperine (antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, respectively) that are found in EV40, but without the high doses of vitamins that can be found in your diet. EE also has acid buffers, including calcium carbonate, which are said to help neutralize acidic conditions in your body, aiding in increased performance, if taken directly before activity.
EV40 recommends that you take 6 capsules per day, with two doses of three pills daily. One bottle contains 180 capsules, good for 30 days worth of nutrition. EE contains 180 tablets, recommending between 3 and 7 tablets per day, depending on your weight and exercise intensity. If you are looking for a complete multivitamin, and are worried that you are not getting enough essential nutrients in your diet, Extreme Vital 40 could be perfect for you. If you think that you already consume a balanced diet of nutrients and minerals, the antioxidant and acid buffering power of Extreme Endurance could be the supplement that put you over the top. Both products are certified drug free, so you won’t run the risk of a positive doping control at your next big cyclocross race.
How do they work? In a short trial, I can’t say I noticed a big boost in my performance, but then again, it’s hard for any one person to run a true scientific test with so many life variables at play. But it is nice to know that even when I’m just grabbing a quick bite and not eating as I should, the Extreme Endurance supplements are a good insurance policy to make sure my performance doesn’t suffer.
Prominent cyclists such as Kent Bostick endorse the product, and that guy has been around winning races and national titles on the road and track since before I was born. As always, consult your doctor before starting a regimen of supplements.
Extreme Endurance Supplements:
Extreme Vital Power:
$43.95 for 180 pills (30 days)
$34.95 for 180 pills (30 days)
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