NUTRITION FOR YOUNG ATHLETES:
ENHANCE ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
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Juice Plus+ is a very simple concept (fruits and vegetables in a capsule or gummie) but because it is such a paradigm shift, it’s important to understand what it is, and how it differs dramatically from vitamin supplements and other nutritional products. Juice Plus+ is concentrated raw fruits and vegetables without the water, sugar or salt. The produce is vine ripened (so it is full of nutrients unlike what we buy at the grocery store which is picked green and shipped thousands of miles), juiced within 36 hours, dehydrated at low temperatures (to preserve the live enzymes) and encapsulated. It is 100% free of herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals, bacteria, fungus and mold (which is why it is approved to be used in clinical research with pregnant women and cancer patients). What makes it so completely different from all other nutritional products is that it is FDA regulated as food and therefore has a nutrition label (not a supplement label). Like a bag of carrots, if it were sold in grocery stores, you would find it in the produce section.
“This may be the FIRST GENERATION of children to have a SHORTER life expectancy than their parents.” - David Katz, M.D.
“75% of all chronic disease is PREVENTABLE.” - Bill Sears, M.D.
By age 12, many of our children have developed the beginning stages of hardening of the arteries.
1 to 3 children is obese.
1 in 3 children will develop diabetes in their lifetime.
More than 25% of our children take prescription drugs on a regular basis.
JuicePlus+ has been tested on elite athletes in several different environments. Two articles published in the Journal of Nutrition, documented an in-depth study of 41 highly trained men (Austrian special forces, aka the ‘Cobras’). Within 28 weeks, Juice Plus+ was shown to completely nullify the oxidative stress experienced by these men while exercising to Vo2max80.
In each of these studies, the all-important training effect was supported by Juice Plus+ while dramatically reducing the exercise-induced oxidative stress. The training effect of exercise (aka adaptation) is vital for the athlete to gain in strength and endurance - for example, muscle tissue must break down and be repaired to grow stronger. However, excessive damage caused by exercise-induced oxidative stress is to be avoided if possible. This study again demonstrates what all Juice Plus+ athletes know from their own experience: that those who take Juice Plus+ have less oxidative damage, while fully benefiting from their training.
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The Role of Antioxidants and Juice Plus+ in the Endurance Athlete
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Hello Athletes & Parents -
I am very excited for this lacrosse season. Training our athletes, building their confidence, enhancing their lacrosse IQ, focusing on footwork and agility; while recognizing injury prevention and safety, is our mission. One thing we do not have control of is the athlete’s food and water intake at home. So I feel it is my duty to educate and explain how fundamental nutrition is for our athletes, and how good nutrition can also enhance athletic performance.
Recently, I heard Dr. Paul Stricker, Pediatrician and Sports Medicine Specialist at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, speak. He stresses how critical it is for young athletes to add nutrients from whole foods to provide adequate energy for exercise and maintain a healthy immune system. Dr. Stricker says,
“Most children eat so poorly, it's a wonder that
they can perform on the field or in the
classroom at all. Athletes can be physically fit
but still unhealthy. That's why I'm so thrilled
with Juice Plus+: it's such an easy way for
children and their parents to get more of the
good nutrition lacking in our diets today.
Optimal nutrition is absolutely essential to
good health and to optimal physical
JuicePlus+ Raw Food Nutrition
Juice Plus+ is whole food based nutrition, including juice powder concentrates from 30 different fruits, vegetables and grains. Juice Plus+ helps bridge the gap between what you should eat and what you do eat every day. Not a multivitamin, medicine, treatment or cure for any disease, Juice Plus+ is made from quality ingredients carefully monitored from farm to capsule to provide natural nutrients your body needs to be at its best.