Supplementation with Activated Zeolite Suspension Improves Post-Workout Recovery and Perceived Pain Levels

Supplementation with Activated Zeolite Suspension Improves Post-Workout Recovery and Perceived Pain Levels

Introduction: Individuals who exercise regularly are familiar with the need for post-workout time to recover from the fatigue of effort as well as the pain or discomfort associated with a rigorous workout. During this time of recovery, the body is actively washing out the build-up of waste products from cellular respiration as well as repairing microscopic muscle tears caused by the exertion. The wise athlete knows that “tomorrow’s workout is only as good as today’s recovery,” but time spent recovering is time that is not spent training. Thus, athletes looking for an edge in extremely competitive sports often go without adequate post-workout recovery time (PWOR).

Lactic acid is a common metabolic waste product generated during intense muscle activity and frequently the cause of the discomfort experienced after workout. (An acid is defined as a compound that donates a proton (H+, or hydrogen ion) to a system.) Activated zeolite suspension (AZS) is a relatively new class of nutritional supplement designed to aid the body in excretion of toxins, particularly heavy metal ions with a positive charge (cations). Through this mechanism, AZS also helps balance the pH of body fluids.

The other major cause of post-workout muscle pain, muscle fiber damage, is repaired over time through complex cellular mechanisms. Some of the repair machinery used by the body for this function use cations like manganese and zinc to perform their function. This activity can be inhibited by small, highly charged heavy metal cations like mercury, lead, bismuth and antimony. A small slow-down in this process, perhaps caused by one or more of these toxic heavy metals, could significantly lengthen recovery time.

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