Tag Archives: Klean Endurance

Featured Brand – Klean Athlete™

Klean_AthleteSusanBiconBy Susan Brown
Health & Wellness Editor

Professional Supplement Center extends our congratulations to Klean Athlete™ for their recent innovative partnership with the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). As a first-of-its-kind partnership with a nutritional supplement provider, MLBPA selected Klean Athlete™ products, formulated with everything an athlete needs for optimal performance and training, while providing a foundation for overall nutritional health and wellbeing of players and avoiding any banned substances.  

Sports professionals and enthusiasts alike depend on the safe and effective line of superior nutritional formulas from Klean Athlete™ to support their athletic endeavors. Klean Athlete™ provides proven scientifically-based formulas designed for those with a healthy active lifestyle. All of their products are tested and certified through NSF International and their prestigious NSF Certified for Sport® program. Their formulas focus on promoting peak performance by supporting overall health and providing a solid nutritional base for athletes and those with a physically active lifestyle.

Video Klean Athlete

The NSF Certified for Sport® program was developed to meet the needs of athletes, coaches and healthcare professionals to guarantee that sports supplements are not only safe but free from all banned substances. Manufacturers must meet NSF’s strict independent certification guidelines, which focus on protection against adulteration of products, verification of label claims of all contents and identification of any banned athletic substances in both ingredients and finished products. In addition, NSF International’s Certified for Sport® laboratory testing confirms purity and compliance and assures that products are free of heavy metals, dioxins, contaminants, pesticides and impurities.

Please visit professionalsupplementcenter.com to view the full line of products from Klean Athlete™.  

Klean Endurance (KA201245)Klean Endurance – These pure, all natural D-ribose chewables are clinically proven to help restore and replenish energy by supporting the body’s natural production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). As a natural pentose sugar, D-ribose supports cardiac function along with energy production and helps reduce muscle soreness and fatigue. Gluten, soy, dairy and yeast free, Non-GMO formulation. No artificial coloring, preservatives or flavors.  

Klean Multivitamin (KA201344)Klean Multivitamin – Carefully formulated with the proper balance of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, antioxidants and a proprietary blend of fruit and vegetable polyphenols, this highly absorbable formula supports optimal functioning of bodily systems, including the immune, nervous and muscular systems. This Non-GMO, low allergy potential formula is free of gluten, dairy, soy, yeast, and artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.

Klean Isolate (KA57534P)Klean Isolate – This 100% pure whey protein isolate supplies essential amino acids, including branched chain amino acids, plus naturally occurring electrolytes. Useful for athletes who require additional amino acids critical for muscle integrity and for replenishing sodium and potassium lost during activity, this formula provides 20 g of high quality protein per serving.   Gluten and soy free, no artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring.

 

To Reap Health Benefits – Get Up and Go!

Exercise2By Jacquie Eubanks BSN, RN

The bottom line – move more, sit less.  Studies show that decreasing “sit time” may be just as important as increasing “fit time.”  As  a result of our often hectic lifestyles, many of us believe there aren’t enough minutes in the day to accomplish all we need to do, let alone find time for exercise.  Often we don’t know where to begin.  And when we do, we try to do too much too soon and become frustrated and quit.  Getting exercise does not have to be a chore.  Nor does it have to be difficult, but it does need to be a priority.  No matter what your age, gender, weight, or health condition, some form of regular exercise can help produce long term health benefits.  Before we look at the benefits of exercise, let’s look at the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle:

Approximately 30% of American adults report getting regular physical activity.  Close to 40% of Americans report getting no physical activity at all.  When done regularly, moderate to vigorous physical activity can provide the following health benefits:

  • Strengthen your heart muscle and improve lung function, lowering the risk of heart attack.  As your heart’s ability to pump blood improves, oxygen levels in your blood rise and capillaries widen, delivering more oxygenated blood to your muscles and throughout your body. 
  • Inactive people are more than twice as likely to develop coronary heart disease (CHD). 
    Regular physical activity can reduce the risk factors for CHD by:
  1. Lowering blood pressure and triglyceride levels.  Physical activity reduces body fat, which is associated with high blood pressure
  2. Raising HDL (good cholesterol) levels.
  3. Managing blood sugar and insulin levels, lowering your risk for type 2 diabetes.  Approximately 17 million Americans now have diabetes.  A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that a brisk one hour daily walk could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 34%.
  4. Reducing inflammation by reducing levels of C-reactive protein in the body.  As we age, low-grade inflammation, the immune system’s response to any sort of injury, can cause a thickening of the arteries and veins that transport blood, putting more stress on your heart. 
  5. Aiding in weight control and lowering the risk of obesity.  Any kind of physical activity helps reduce body fat and builds muscle mass, improving the body’s ability to use calories.
  • Exercise improves mood and self-esteem by stimulating the production of endorphins, brain chemicals associated with relief of symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Regular weight-bearing exercise supports bone formation and can help prevent bone loss associated with aging.  According to The Journal of the American Medical Association, women who walk four or more hours per week have 41% fewer hip fractures than those who walked less. 

Adults should aim to accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of exercise weekly.  Studies show that weekend warriors who get all their exercise on the weekend receive the same health benefits as those who spread their exercise activity over the course of the week.  Studies also show that 10 minutes here and 10 minutes there all count towards your total activity for the week as long as those 10 minutes are spent on moderate to vigorous activities.  Any amount of exercise is better than none, although more is better.

Light-intensity activity feels easy.  You have no noticeable change in breathing, don’t break a sweat and you can easily carry on a conversation or even sing. 

Moderate -intensity aerobic activity causes a slight but noticeable increase in breathing and heart rate.  Moderate exercise should be hard enough that you break a sweat and you are able to carry on a conversation but you can’t sing. 

Vigorous-intensity aerobic activity causes deeper, more rapid breathing and a greater increase in heart rate.  You should be challenging yourself to the point that you can’t say more than a few words without pausing for breath. 

Overexertion – If you find yourself short of breath, experience pain or have to cut your work out short, your intensity is probably higher than your fitness level allows.  In this case, back off a bit and increase intensity gradually. 

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends a combination of the following types of exercise:

  • Aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, or any activity that gets you breathing harder and your heart beating faster for cardiovascular conditioning.
  • Strength training such as calisthenics or weight lifting for muscle toning.  To gain health benefits, muscle-strengthening activities should be done to the point where it becomes difficult for you to do another repetition without assistance. 
  • Stretching to enhance physical stability, improve range of motion and reduce risk of injury.

Only a few lifestyle choices have as large an impact on your health as physical activity.  Studies show that physical activity can increase your chances of living a longer, healthier life.  You can lower your risk of early death by doing at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise weekly.  Remember, getting to and staying at a healthy weight requires both regular physical activity and a healthy eating plan. If you haven’t exercised in long time, are overweight or have a medical condition, check with your doctor before starting a vigorous exercise plan. 

Energy/Sports Formula by Douglas Laboratories –  Energy/Sports Formula  is a synergistic and comprehensive combination of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbals, and other nutrients, carefully formulated and specifically designed to support energy metabolism during sport and exercise.

Klean Endurance by Klean Athlete –  Klean Endurance chewable tablets contain pure, all natural D-Ribose that supports the natural way a body produces adenosine triphosphate (ATP).  The natural pentose sugar promotes cardiovascular health, energy production, and mitochondrial function.  Klean Endurance offers you a clinically proven way to help restore energy during exercise.

Inflavonoid Intensive Care by Metagenics –  Inflavonoid provides excellent muscle tissue support and relief of minor pain following intense exercise or weekend warrior syndrome.

Exercise Related Injury Prevention

StretchBy Susan Brown

The health benefits of exercise far outweigh the risk of injury.  Incorporating a few preventative steps before initializing your exercise routine can prepare your body for your workout and help keep you injury free.  General injury risk factors include:

  • Failure to wear appropriate protective equipment
  • Inexperience or improper technique
  • Overtraining

It’s a good idea to have a medical checkup before you begin an exercise routine if you have a medical condition, are overweight, are aged 40 or older or have not exercised regularly for a long time.  Suggested guidelines for exercise injury prevention are:

  • Warm up.   A warm up can gradually loosen your muscles, boost blood flow to your major muscle groups, increase your metabolic rate and prepare your body for higher intensity activity.   Warming up helps put you in the right frame of mind for exercise.  Plan to spend 10 – 15 minutes on a warm up routine that uses your whole body.  Walking, riding a stationary bike or jumping rope are good warm up exercises to try. 
  • Ease into your routine.  Doing too much too quickly increases the chances of developing injuries.  If you are just beginning an exercise program or are starting a new routine, start slowly and progressively increase the intensity, length of time and frequency of your workout.  Moderate activity for 30 minutes, three times per week is a great place to begin. 
  • Set realistic goals.  Any new exercise routine, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned athlete, should be based on your current physical condition and injury history. 
  • Choose the right gear.  Choose sport-appropriate clothing, suitable shoes and properly fitted protective gear.  Safety gear is designed to protect you during exercise and can lessen the severity of an injury.  Be aware of potential hazards beyond your control such as automobiles, uneven surfaces, poor lighting and weather conditions. 
  • Maintain your posture.   The core muscles of the abdomen and back support your spine.  A strong core will help protect your back from injury by keeping your spine in good alignment.  Maintaining a neutral spine minimizes your risk of back injury.  If you are not sure you are doing an exercise correctly, consider a session with a personal trainer.  If you are a member of a gym or health club take advantage of trained staff members who can show you the correct form in order to gain the most benefit from your exercise and prevent injury. 
  • Hydrate.  Drink water before, during and after exercise to prevent dehydration. Water is essential to performance.  Water not only helps improve muscle tone, it may help you lose weight by suppressing your appetite.  Dehydration can cause energy loss and muscle cramping, and can lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. 
  • Don’t forget about nutrition.   The right combination of nutrients can maximize muscle growth and fuel your body for energy and endurance.  Complex carbohydrates help maintain blood glucose levels and replace muscle glycogen, which is the body’s main fuel during prolonged exercise.  A small meal or snack two to three hours before a work out helps to keep your body fueled.  Food eaten before exercise should be relatively low in fat and fiber, moderate in protein and relatively high in complex carbs.  After exercise, a healthy carb and protein snack helps replenish energy stores. 
  • Remember to use sunscreen.  Protect your skin from UV radiation and sun damage.  Sunburn is one of the most frequent sports related injuries.  If you like to exercise outdoors, remember to wear a hat and sunglasses and protect your eyes as well as your skin. 
  • Avoid pain.  Pain is the body’s response to injury or overuse.  There’s a big difference between soreness and pain.  Soreness can develop within one or two days after exercise and last between 24 – 48 hours.  Pain can occur immediately and persist with either activity or rest.  Continuing to exercise while experiencing pain is one sure fire way to develop a chronic or severe injury. 
  • Take a break.  Taking one or two days off each week gives your body a chance to rest and recover between workouts. Consider cross training in order to exercise different muscle groups on alternate days of the week. 
  • Cool down.  Decreasing the intensity of your exercise by continuing to move while cooling down helps your body adjust to a decrease in heart rate and blood pressure, and promotes removal of lactic acid to aid in reducing muscle soreness. 
  • Stretch regularly.  Flexible muscles are less likely to suffer injury.  Tight muscles put more stress on tendons, joints and bones.  To enhance flexibility, stretch after exercise while muscles are warm.  Remember to breathe and hold the stretch for 10 – 30 seconds.  Don’t bounce while stretching, and stop short of pain. 

Preparation and common sense can help reduce the risks of workout injuries.  Keep in mind that it’s much easier to prevent injuries than to recover from them.  Should an injury occur, stop exercising immediately and seek medical advice. 

Supplements to promote healthy physical activity include: 

Klean Endurance by Klean Athlete  chewable tablets contain pure, all natural D-Ribose that supports the natural way a body produces adenosine triphosphate (ATP).  The natural pentose sugar promotes cardiovascular health, energy production,  mitochondrial function and reduces muscle soreness and fatigue. 

E-Lyte Sport by E-Lyte/ BodyBio  for replacement of sodium, potassium and magnesium.  E-Lyte Sport supports training, recovery and peak performance. 

B12 Infusion by Enzymatic Therapy  chewable tablets are a quickly absorbed active form of vitamin B12 for increased energy production and support.  Featuring the preferred form of B12, methylcobalamin, that does not require conversion by the body.

Corvalen Ribose by Douglas Laboratories  contains the all-natural ingredient D–Ribose, which is clinically proven to help replenish core energy, improve cardiac function and reduce muscle stiffness, soreness and fatigue. 

Electrolyte/Energy Formula by Pure Encapsulations  helps replenish electrolytes lost during exertion and supports physical and mental stamina.  This formula combines sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium and magnesium to help retain hydration, particularly for workouts lasting longer than 1-2 hours. The maltodextrin and glucose contained in this formula provide pre-exercise support by providing rapidly available energy and helping to preserve glycogen stores during activity.  Additionally, they serve to delay fatigue and help replenish glycogen stores post-exercise.