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New Tool To Calculate Your Fluid And Nutrition Workout Needs

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 6/11/2018 to Performance Tip Of The Week
New Tool To Calculate Your Fluid And Nutrition Workout Needs
The question I get most frequently from athletes is about how much fluid and nutrition should be consumed during workouts and races. In spite of the data, athletes in all sports and at all levels have found it a challenge to create an appropriate personal nutrition plan.  When insufficient fluid and nutrition is consumed, muscle fatigue occurs.  When too much fluid or nutrition is consumed, GI distress can result.

Insulin And Lean Body Mass

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 6/4/2018 to Performance Tip Of The Week
Insulin And Lean Body Mass
A general misconception is that insulin is only involved in energy and fat metabolism.  When energy needs are high, insulin transports sugar from the blood into the muscle where it can be converted into energy.  When energy needs are low, insulin facilitates the conversion of excess sugar into fat where it can be stored for future use.

Less Pain More Gain

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 5/29/2018 to Performance Tip Of The Week
Less Pain More Gain
Numerous studies have shown that the incidence of depression is higher in the elderly.  It has been suggested that this pattern is associated with serotonin, a brain chemical that influences mood and behavior.  Normal aging is associated with a decline in serotonin levels.  At the same time, there have been many documented studies showing that people who exercise experience less depression.  These studies suggest that exercise provides a protective effect against the development of depression in older individuals. 

Accelerade, The Hangover Cure

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 5/24/2018 to Alternative Product Uses
Accelerade, The Hangover Cure
HOW ACCELERADE SPORTS DRINK CAN PREVENT A SUPER BOWL HANGOVER

For many of us, hangovers that last a few hours and magically disappear like they did in college are no longer a reality. Instead, we're now finding that a fairly tame night can lead to a full day burden or an aggressive night now leads to a multi-day fog. Over the years we've seen our products help endurance athletes train, perform and recover but we've also seen some additional benefits. Here are five ways can reduce misery the morning after a long night!

Bonk-Proof Fueling

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 3/20/2018 to Performance Tip Of The Week
Bonk-Proof Fueling
Every endurance athlete has "bonked," or "hit the wall" at some point. 30 years ago, scientists believed that extreme fatigue, or bonking, was a result of lactic acid build up. However, research has shown that the causes of fatigue are more complex. There is general agreement that fatigue has two components: a muscle component and a brain component. The question is whether they act in concert or independently.

Nature's Sports Drink

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 2/14/2018
Nature's Sports Drink

In spite of the many research advancements that have expanded our understanding of how hydration and nutrition enhances exercise performance, water is still the basis of all sports nutrition. Without our sophisticated sweat mechanism for cooling, heat generated by muscles would quickly raise our body temperature to near fatal levels. Small decreases in the body’s fluid levels can dramatically decrease exercise performance. That’s why any discussion of sports nutrition and exercise performance must begin with water. And that is why PacificHealth Laboratories has launched a corporate initiative to protect and expand clean water sources.

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