July 1, 2019
By Christine Cheng, R.Ph. and Fred Cheng, R.Ph.
Keeping active is important throughout the year, but with the days being warmer and sunnier for a longer part of the day, more of us are venturing out. Whether you are trying a sport for the first time or getting back into a summer sport, keeping your body healthy and functioning optimally will help you perform better and minimize your risk of injury.
Suffering from sore muscles after an physical exertion could change one’s mind about returning to that activity! To help minimize the build-up of lactic acid, which can cause muscle soreness, take a tablet of ARNICARE® SPORT before, during and after any physical activity. This homeopathic preparation can help reduce and relieve muscular fatigue, cramps, and aches.
Creatine is a supplement that many athletes will be familiar with as it has been around for many years and is well-studied. Creatine can provide a quick boost of energy as well as improve endurance and strength. It helps to hydrate muscles and can help with increasing muscle mass. Supplementing with creatine is also helpful in seniors as it can help reduce age-related muscle loss when used in conjunction with physical exercise. The creatine in Prairie Natural’s ZIPFUEL™ comes from three sources of creatine for improved absorption. Zipfuel™ comes in either Wildberry or Mango powder for reconstitution into a tasty beverage. Take a dose after each workout to help with recovery.
Readers who know us know we’re about preventing health issues when possible. Thus it should come as no surprise that we often suggest athletes take RECOVERY® by Purica®. The synergistic formula that includes glucosamine, MSM, Nutricol®, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, magnesium, and Betaine is very effective for supporting the health of connective tissues, especially the joints. Athletes of all calibres should consider this supplement to keep their ligaments, tendons, and joint tissues healthy so that they can enjoy physical activities for many years to come.
As always, make sure you enjoy a healthy diet with adequate lean protein and lots of colourful fruits and vegetables. Stay hydrated and use sunscreen if you will be out in the heat for prolonged periods of time. Check with one of our Integrative Health Pharmacists to see which supplements may be useful to “up” your game.
Christine and Fred Cheng are a passionate, charismatic sister-brother pharmacist team at their unique, family-owned and operated Pharmasave stores in Cloverdale and Steveston, B.C. They specialize in natural remedies and compounding for both human and veterinarian use. Everything mentioned in their article is available InStore.
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