Because plant carbs
come with a variety of important minerals
Another great attribute of using natural plant carbs is that they come with a variety of important minerals. Which are often stripped away in ultra processed and synthetic sports nutrition supplements.
Minerals, such as Sodium, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron and Phosphorous, play an important role in helping the body to function properly during exercise.
Some producers add back sodium only, citing it as the electrolyte lost most in sweat. And that if not replenished, then the athlete will likely suffer cramps. It is still a view held by some that electrolyte deficiency results in muscle cramps, yet there is a strong body of evidence to refute this claim. The research studies in the links below, are conclusive that muscle cramps are rather a function of neuromuscular fatigue. Further, that they can be overcome by adapted training, warm-up, stretching and keeping them well fed (with the right fuel for energy).
With this out of the way, let us now return to the discussion of why the minerals in BACX products are helpful to improve body functions and sustain physical effort for prolonged periods. We handle each of the main minerals in BACX products, one-by-one, as follows.
Sodium is essential for normal water distribution and fluid balance. This helps to regulate temperature and maintain proper body functions. The bottom line is that if your body overheats, then your performance will decline. These research studies assert the importance of sodium to mitigate this.
Potassium helps in regulating heartbeat, in muscle and nerve function, and in metabolising carbs. In the context of exercise, potassium plays a major role in making nerve signals needed for proper contractions in your skeletal and heart muscles. Along with helping to convert carbs to energy, this mineral is vital to help keep your muscles working harder for longer.
Magnesium is critical in biochemical reactions, including muscle, nerve and immune function, blood glucose control and energy metabolism. Then, as with Potassium, it is important to power your muscles efficiently during exercise.
Calcium is important for vascular and muscle function, nerve transmission and bone strength. The latter is of particular importance for many of us who take on the more risky challenges
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