XEndurance athlete Yvonne Van Vlerken back on track after Texas 70.3
Video of an emotional Yvonne van Vlerken after taking 2nd at Ironman Texas 70.3.
Last year was a little bumpy but she is back on track!!
Yvonne uses Extreme Endurance in her daily nutrition protocol.
Extreme Endurance is a revolutionary athletic performance formula created by athletes for athletes. This formula has a Published, Gold-Standard, third party, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study backing up claims of 15% reduction in lactic acid and a double digit increase in aerobic threshold. Many companies make claims on individual ingredients but Extreme Endurance has a published study on the formula itself.
Each batch of Extreme Endurance is tested to ensure that it is not contaminated with banned substances to provide additional reassurance for elite athletes.
Why is this important?
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As an athlete you already know the harder you exercise and compete, the more acid builds up in your muscles. Both your blood and muscle pH goes down into the dreaded acid zone. The increased use of muscle glycogen for energy produces lactic and pyruvic acid. Acidity reduces muscle power and reduces physical and mental endurance. You, your trainers and your coaches refer to this as lactic acid buildup or lactic acid fatigue. On the practice and playing field, it is also called “hitting the wall” or having the “bear jump on your back”. It’s simple. The harder you compete, the quicker you Go Acid! The Athlete who “Goes Acid” last, wins the competition.
Intramuscular acidosis, is when your muscles have too much excess acid. This condition is caused by the production of H+ (Hydrogen ions) which is part of the energy released from the breakdown of glucose. As your muscles “go acid”, this creates fatigue and muscle burn, which you feel during intense exercise. The Extreme Endurance formula and physical chemistry of its 9 ingredients not only assures you that it will buffer production of H+ (Hydrogen ions) and help prevent the acid buildup in your muscles, but it has also been clinically proven to increase aerobic threshold so you can work harder for a longer period of time.
THE IMPACT OF BODY ACID
Every athlete should know about proper pH balance. PH balance is critical to top athletic performance. PH is measured on a 14 point scale. The lower pH value range, such as stomach acid could average between 1.0 to 3.0. A pH value of 7 is neutral. The arterial blood pH value of a healthy human ranges around 7.35 to 7.45, which is slightly alkaline. As our body uses fuel and metabolizes food, we produce acid waste which is part of the process of energy release from the breakdown of glucose. The body has numerous ways to remove this acid waste or try to neutralize this acid buildup. Our kidneys filter blood and excrete acids through urine. Our lungs release carbon dioxide and we sweat acids out of our skin. We also have built in acid buffers to help neutralize pH imbalances like calcium, hemoglobin and phosphorous to name a few.
Your body’s acid concentration increases as you produce lactic acid. Lactic acid is split into Lactate (Lactate ions) and Hydrogen ions. H+ (Hydrogen ions) is the acid in Lactic acid. Lactate is good and is an extremely fast fuel that is preferred by the heart and muscles during exercise. Lactate is vital for ensuring that your body gets a steady supply of carbohydrates. H+ (Hydrogen ions), the other half of Lactic Acid is not good, especially when the acid concentration exceeds the body’s ability to no longer neutralize or flush the waste from your body.
Clinical Study Proving Effectiveness of Extreme Endurance
A Gold-Standard, *third party, double-blind, placebo controlled, cross over study, was conducted on Extreme Endurance whereby twenty-two (22) elite athletes were given baseline tests. Each athlete was given dosage protocol and either product A or product B. When the final test results were completed, the 22 athletes showed an average lactic acid reduction of 15% and an increase of aerobic threshold by double digits. All athletes reported less muscle burn and faster recovery with less muscle soreness.
*(third party testing means that Lifespan International, the parent company of Extreme Endurance, had no knowledge of what testing facility would be used and did not choose the testing facility)
This clinical study was published in the Clinical Journal of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, (vol 5, supplement 1, 2010) and presented at the March 13, 2010, 6th Annual Conference of the EU Nutraceutical Association. – And our testing continues on athletes at Corpus Diagnostik in Hilpoltstein, Germany.
Jürgen Sessner, the lead researcher at Corpus Diagnostik has done over 7,000 Step Tests, (we call them VO2 Max tests in the US) in the last decade and has been testing athletes for 13 years including 3 Hawaii Ironman Champions. He has held over 60 training camps for triathletes and his main one in the last few years has been in Lanzarote, Canary Islands.