Exercise vs. Recovery

Engaging in regular physical exercise has numerous health benefits, including having a better temperament, increased muscular, bone, tendon, and ligament strength, increased stamina and having a healthier libido.

But while there are plenty of guides, manuals, and information out there on how to properly perform exercises, there isn’t as much with regards to how people can recover from them. If you don’t allow your body to recover fully after each workout session, you can be burning the candle at both ends—in other words, if you don’t give your body a way to replenish itself you may end up feeling fatigued. This, in turn, can lead to feeling unmotivated to continue your workout regimen because you’re not seeing the results that you expected.

The following information can help in recovering more efficiently after your workouts.

Activate Your Anti-inflammatory Response Systems the All-Natural Way

Pharmaceutical medications can provide fast-acting relief from pain and swelling but they are aren’t always the best approach, at least if you plan on remaining in your beloved sports discipline in the long term.

A more natural approach is to activate your body’s anti-inflammatory pathway and thereby allow it to do as nature intended to do—control excessive inflammatory processes. Here are some alternatives to the aforementioned medications.

Garlic

Garlic naturally inhibits pro-inflammatory enzymes and excess macrophage recruitment. It is also known to enhance the flavor of other foods, particularly fish, meats, and vegetables.

Try to consume some garlic every day or as a supplement with an extract containing 600-1200 mg daily (if you dislike garlic's natural odor).

IGF-1

IGF-1, or insulin-like growth factor-1, is best known in bodybuilding circles to promote muscle growth. It is synthesized in the liver and is involved in the recovery of tissue including joint and bone, enhancing regenerative capabilities following resistance training.

Interested in naturally boosting your IGF-1 levels? Try consuming some more of the following:

● High Protein Foods: These foods allow for significant increases in IGF-1 levels. That is why many athletes consume them within highly regimented and calculated formulae.

Soy Isoflavones And Capsaicin: These boost IGF-1 production in the liver via synergistic action.

Colostrum: This is contained within the first milk produced following birth and occurs in humans, goats, and cows. It is extremely nutrient-rich and has been found to contain high levels of IGF-1, along with numerous additional growth properties.

Cheon Nok Extract: This powerful product contains Red Ginseng & Deer Antler extracts which contain significant IGF-1 levels.

Korean Red Ginseng

The widely believed restorative effects of Korean Red Ginseng (KRG) are chiefly attributed to its chemical attributes. KRG contains high concentrations of acidic polysaccharides which could play a crucial role in this process. 

Cheon Nok Extract: Red Ginseng & Deer Antler Velvet Premium Extract (1 x 30g bottle)

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