How Vitamin E is Used in Mountain Ice Sports Recovery Gel
Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, is a key ingredient in our new Mountain Ice Sports Recovery Gel. But how does this potent ingredient help you enhance athletic performance and longevity? Read on to find out!
Health Benefits of Vitamin E
Vitamin E, a fat-soluble nutrient, is one of the most important antioxidants required in your diet. A foundational nutrient for everyone, it's especially relevant to the bodily processes that create not just athletic success, but the ability to take part in any physical endeavor.
When we engage in physical activity, muscles tear; the repair process allows them to grow stronger, increasing both muscle mass and strength. The plasma membrane that surrounds every cell is vital to this repair, and studies indicate that Vitamin E promotes the faster rebuilding of this membrane.
Reduced Inflammation and Muscle Soreness
Antioxidants like Vitamin E help to reduce inflammation, which can improve recovery from physical exertion as well as reduce soreness afterwards. Reduced soreness means less downtime, allowing you to compete at your best more often and giving you more time to maintain your ideal activity level!
Reduced Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress, the imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants, can cause cellular damage resulting in inflammation, sometimes even as a chronic condition. As a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin E scavenges free radicals, reacting with them to stabilize them. This may be why it shows evidence of preventing joint damage even when inflammation is present.
Proper Muscle Function
Vitamin E is so crucial for muscular health that a lack of it can cause muscle weakness and atrophy. In the long term, Vitamin E deficiency can even cause central nervous system issues like ataxia (impaired coordination), araflexia (loss of muscle response to stimuli), and loss of proprioception, your body's awareness of its own position and movement. Every movement an athlete makes depends on having enough Vitamin E!
Respiratory and Muscular Regulation
Vitamin E is necessary for the production of prostaglandins, lipid compounds that help control vasodilation (widening of blood vessels to increase blood flow), muscle relaxation, muscle contraction, and both bronchoconstriction and bronchodilation, the widening and contraction of lungs -- literally, both the pull and push of breathing.
Are you looking to harness the power of compounds like Vitamin E to boost your athletic performance and improve recovery time from physical activity? Try Mountain Ice Sports Recovery Gel today!