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Free radicals in sport

05/30/2020

The balance between the production of free radicals and antioxidants is upset when we subject our body to physical effort. An oxidative stress is thus generated when the production of free radicals is greater than the production of substances that neutralize them (antioxidants).

Oxidative stress is, however, a natural process, as it occurs during respiration and is the subject of many theories about cell damage and aging.

Studies show that oxidative stress is generated mostly in endurance and overstrain activities, being in milder aerobic exercises.

During physical effort this is increased due to the increase in oxygen uptake and the due increase in the activity of the respiratory chain.

In sports activities of long duration or in which we subject our body to a demanding effort of long duration, the production of reactive oxygen species, which include free radicals.

This process involves cellular damage that we can help alleviate by supplementing antioxidants that will be a defense mechanism.

Despite the fact that our body already has enzymatic systems that act as antioxidants, in situations of oxidative stress generated by sport, antioxidant dietary contributions are recommended.

Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Zinc and Selenium are the most studied.

Glorioso Midworkout is a preparation for isotonic drinks with a high content of Vitamin C of natural origin and 100% organic.

The contribution in vitamin C per recommended dose of 30g (500ml of water) is 40.9mg, that is, more than 50% of the recommended amount of intake.

Vitamin C has been shown to act as an antioxidant by slowing down the spread of free radicals, decreasing their activity and transforming them into inert radicals.

In our range you can also find products with a high percentage of vitamin C such as Acerola and Camu Camu.

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