The duration between two training sessions is of great importance for every athlete. The body has to recover during that time. Too long breaks can lead to a reduction in performance, but when the breaks between training sessions are too short, this will inevitably lead to overtraining. The right balance between training and recovery is crucial. The lifestyle of the athlete has to be tailored in such a way that the physical and mental recovery are good. A healthy lifestyle, varied food and a good night’s rest contribute to an optimal recovery of (professional) athletes.
An optimal antioxidant status in the body is important for the preservation of a good health. Antioxidants contribute to the scavenging of free radicals and protect cells from oxidative damage. Many free radicals are formed in the body cells during an intense training session. The body has enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium). Antioxidants from food and supplements can help to protect against free radicals. For that reason, many athletes use extra antioxidants after intensive training periods.
Sport Support Gold
Sport Support is highly suitable for (professional) athletes. The best time to use Sport Support is after a game season, an intensive training period or when injured.
Sport Support Gold contains three non-enzymatic antioxidants: vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium. These are added to scavenge the free radicals.
Vitamin E is an important lipid-soluble antioxidant, and vitamin C is an important water-soluble antioxidant. Vitamin C is an antioxidant for vitamin E and makes it active.** In addition to vitamin C and E, selenium is added. Vitamin C also supports the immune system. The vitamin helps to maintain a strong resistance during and after a training session or athletic performance. Athletes can benefit from the proven supportive effect of vitamin C, which is a reduction in tiredness and fatigue. Selenium is an antioxidant as well.
The antioxidants in Sport Support Gold are complemented by VinOserae and OPC extract from red grapes. This extract contains a lot of polyphenols and t-resveratrol (≥ 0.12%). *** Sport Support Gold contains natural carotenoids, flavonoids and a natural vegetable complex.
Sport Support Gold is endowed with the NZVT logo. NZVT is an abbreviation of the ‘Nederlands Zekerheidssysteem Voedingssupplementen Topsport’ (Anti-Doping Authority for the Netherlands.) This certification guarantees the athlete that the dietary supplement is free of doping.
Since December 2012 we are only allowed to publish product data sheets and product information that contain approved health claims by a European scientific organization – as a result of the European regulations on nutrient claims. This limits Virtuoos’ ability to provide information, as many health effects of diets and dietary supplements are (still) not recognized by this organization as sufficiently scientifically substantiated.