At ORGONO we are very conscious of the importance of looking after ourselves after an intensive physical exercise and stimulating the immune system giving it the necessary essential nutrients before and after being exposed to an almost un natural physical effort such as running an ultra-trail. Why?
“Running an ultra-trail is a punishment for our organism” expresses Emma Roca Rodríguez, a graduate in Biochemistry, firefighter, athlete and mother presenter of the documentary “MAD FOR RUNNING” part of the program 30 minuts posted by TV3. “After having run hundreds of kilometers, the organism will have suffered a deterioration of the immune system to such an extent that the physical condition would be similar to that of someone suffering tuberculosis or any other immune deficiency disease! The immune system will have lost strength and in the first hours after the race it is of vital importance not to let it weaken more due to the risk of catching colds or even suffering serious infections.
Several studies investigating the health risks of these sports demonstrate this, like Emma Roca’s project SUMMIT or Penyagolosa Healthy Trails project of the University Jaume I. So if you also participate in demanding sports, take these recommendations in to account!
1) GIVE YOUR BODY TIME TO RECOVER!
How many ultras should you run in a year? Emma replied: “It depends on the level of each individual, adaptability, age, experience , gender , etc. I would not do more than 2-3 a year and rest at least 3 months between them. After finishing an ultra, there is a time of recovery of at least a fortnight to restore baseline enzymes and immune system to replace damaged structures. Muscle repair starts 48 hours after exercise- recovering water and electrolyte balance, etc.
After competing in an Ultratrail, the key is to let the body heal and return to its normal balance without affecting the renal system, the membranes of the muscle cells of the heart, liver, kidneys, etc. To do this you have to rest.
2) STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM!
After traveling hundreds of kilometers, you have to stimulate your immune system thereby increasing its resistance to external attacks that could compromise your athletic ability.
Many top athletes like Juan Nunez Rodriguez (Fireman – triathlete – Ironman), Mireia Sosa ( half marathon champion of Catalunya), Ricky Rubio (Spanish basketball player who belongs to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA), use ORGONO products after their intense training sessions to speed up recovery and prevent injuries, infections, colds, etc.
The natural dietary supplement Orgono Sports Recovery with organic silicon G5 is ideal in case of acute or chronic wounds and is especially recommended by specialists from various fields, from orthopedic sports medicine doctors to osteopaths, chiropractors and physical therapists as it has the ability to regenerate and quickly repair joints and strengthen the immune system in general.
Also we advise taking Orgono Defender along with Orgono Sports Recovery. It is the perfect dietary supplement forrefueling the immune system after a race, increasing IgA’s and offsetting the immune wear. It helps maintain energy and vitality thanks to its antioxidants, plants, fungi,Propolis, SOD and Coenzyme Q10. It contains a total of 17 active adaptogens to strengthen the immune system. They come in form of capsules to be taken with meals.
Many athletes add Orgono Chia seeds to their diet, considered a “super food” due to the extraordinary nutritional values they hold. They provide outstanding antioxidant capacity due to its high content of bioflavonoids. They enhance physical endurance as they absorb more than seven times their weight in water forming a gel that slowly releases carbohydrates and a similarly slow conversion of the carbohydrates into glucose to energy. They can be added – whole or ground –in natural juices, milk, yogurt, sauces, soups, vegetables, cakes and other foods.
3) COMPETITION PROTOCOL
RECOMMENDED TAKING: 1 DAY BEFORE UTRATRAIL (for 1 month):
60 ml / dayof Orgono Sport Recovery: a cap of 30 ml in the morning on an empty stomach and a cap full before dinner + 1 Orgono defender capsule a day with meals + 1 tablespoon of chia seeds (10 mg ) in the morning.
120 ml / day ofOrgono Sport Recovery: as a single dose in the morning on an empty stomach + 2 Orgono Defender capsules with meals + 2 tablespoons of chia seeds (20 mg) in the morning.
After Ultratrail (for 1 month):
60 ml / day ofOrgono Sport Recovery: a cap of 30 ml in the morning on an empty stomach and a cap before dinner + 2 capsules a day ofOrgono Defender: take two capsules with meals + 1 tablespoon of Chia seeds (10 mg) in the morning.