Intense exercise and training can often fatigue you so much that it compromises other aspects of your health--usually your immune system.
A depressed immune system can have adverse effects in a number of ways: from increased risk of infections that last longer, to sickness, and not to mention the havoc a compromised immune system can play with your training program.
Totum Sport not only maximizes performance and recovery but fundamentally supports overall health.
When you first start feeling thirsty, your dehydration is equivalent to a water loss of about 2% of your body weight. This leads to a 10% loss in performance. Things quickly get worse from there: 5% body weight water loss reduces your work capacity by at least 30%.
Water alone won't solve the problem. Without adequate intracellular electrolytes, the cells struggle to hold onto the water, losing more electrolytes with it. This causes dehydration leading to: raised core temperature, muscle fatigue, cramps and muscle injuries.
Recovering quickly between training sets, or quick bursts of energy in competition, allows you to keep your advantage going to the finish line.
There is a window of up to an hour post exercise, when the muscles and liver have an enhanced ability to replenish glycogen stores and utilize amino acids for repair.
Since glucose is the most important carbohydrate in energy production, its absorption should be a priority. With the sodium (Na+), and a full range of minerals and trace elements in Totum Sport, the uptake of glucose to replenish glycogen stores is enhanced.
It's no coincidence that most mistakes and sports injuries happen late in a period of play. As competition wears on, the body dehydrates, the mineral balance is upset and cells become less efficient at actively taking up glucose and oxygen that are required for energy. Teams and athletes that can keep going right to the end know this is the difference between winning and losing. Totum Sport's ability to rapidly remineralize the body maintains glucose supply to the brain and nerves. Remineralization helps hydrate and oxygenate the cells, and helps maintain focus and concentration.
Stamina relies on adequate glucose and oxygen delivery. Once oxygen supply fails to keep up with demand then cellular respiration switches from being aerobic (with oxygen) to anaerobic (without oxygen) which is significantly less efficient at generating energy for muscles to work. Totum Sport enhances stamina by significantly delaying the switch from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism through optimising cell metabolism and regulating blood sugar to ensure cells are supplied with enough glucose and oxygen for as long as possible.