Spirulina Sport

WITH MAGNESIUM + POTASSIUM

Ginseng and Guarana help enhance physical performance.

Spirulina
Spirulina is a microscopic blue-green algae in the form of a fine spiral.It contains 50% to 60% protein, which is superior to soy (37%) and beef (20%).It also contains 9 vitamins:A, C, E, K, B1, B2, B3, B6 and folic acid; y 7 bioavailable minerals:Calcium, Iron, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Zinc, Potassium and Sodium.Spirulina is considered a low-calorie multivitamin and multimineral protein complex since 10 g contains only 29 calories (An apple contains 54 calories/100 g).It is also used in weight-loss regimens due to its high mucilage content, which provides the sensation of gastric satiety*.

Ginseng
This root’s main chemical components are ginsenosides ((2-3%), which most of its virtues are attributed to, essential oil (0.05%) and polysaccharides called panaxans.Ginseng is a pillar in traditional eastern medicine and is considered an adaptogen (not intended to treat any specific illness, but rather improve the body's defenses against adverse environmental conditions.This is why it is associated with stressful situations and improved physical performance.It is considered useful in situations where one is tired and cannot work or concentrate fully.Studies exist indicating that ginseng helps reduce mental fatigue caused by stress and delay physical fatigue produced by prolonged exercise.Various clinical trials performed on soldiers during training and athletes from different sports determined that taking ginseng led to better times in distance running and a reduced feeling of fatigue.It was also shown that taking ginseng decreased the production of lactic acid, which is responsible for the sensation of fatigue after intense physical effort.

Guarana
A dried paste made from its peeled and roasted seeds is used.The main chemical components that provide ginseng with its virtues are xanthines: caffeine 3%-5%, theophylline 0.25% and theobromine 0.02%-0.03%.Caffeine is a known central nervous system stimulant.Those who ingest caffeine generally feel less sleepy and fatigued, and are able to think more quickly and clearly.In experimental conditions, caffeine increases one’s ability to sustain intellectual effort, quickens reaction time, facilitates the association of ideas and imparts greater resistance to fatigue.

Magnesium and Potassium
Magnesium is an essential mineral involved in various metabolic processes, including the production of cellular energy.It is also important in muscle contraction and neuromuscular transmission.Studies exist suggesting that Magnesium helps increase physical performance and muscular strength.A deficiency in magnesium is a known cause of muscle cramps, and various scientific studies have shown that supplementation with this mineral improves this condition since magnesium is needed for normal muscle relaxation and contraction.Scientific research performed on athletes indicate that low levels of elemental magnesium are associated with an increased incidence of muscle cramps, which can be relieved with magnesium supplements.Similarly, potassium deficiency can cause cramps, muscle weakness and reduced or absent reflexes, among other conditions.

MAIN INGREDIENTS

Contents per capsule

Total contents of 450 mg capsule

4 capsules daily provide

- 800 mg Spirulina
- 400 mg Ginseng extract
- 100 mg Guarana extract
- 50 % RDI of Magnesium
- 5.0 mg Potassium

4 capsules provide 13.4 mg of caffeine

RDI = Recommended Daily Intake

PRESENTATION
Boxes of 30 and 60 capsules, and blister packs with 10 capsules.

SUGGESTED INTAKE
2 to 4 capsules daily.

PRECAUTIONS
Please consult your physician before consuming this product.
Not to be used during pregnancy and nursing. Not to be used by children.
Keep this and all medicines out of reach of children.

STORAGE
Store is a dry place at room temperature.

REFERENCES
• Tratado de Fitofármacos y Nutracéuticos – Dr. Jorge Alonso – 2007 – Pages 438 to 441, 503 to 514 and 534 to 536.
• USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 26 – Basic report 11667, Seaweed, Spirulina, dried.
• Dietary Supplements – 4th Edition – Pamela Mason – Pages 265-266.
• Botanical Influences on Illness – Melvyn Werbach – Pages 26, 27, 161 to 164.
• Las Bases Farmacológicas de la Terapéutica – 7ma Edición - Goodman y Gilman – Pages 561-562.
• Nutritional Interventions for Muscle Cramps - Alan R. Gaby - University of Maryland, USA - Integrative Medicine, Vol.6, No.6, Dec 2007/Jan 2008.
• Muscle Cramps and Magnesium Deficiency: Case Reports - Douglas Bilbey - Canadian Family Physician, Vol.42, July 1996.
• Magnesium supplementation in top athletes, effects and recomendations - A. Sarah Nica, A. Caramoci - Departaments of Rehabilitation and Sports medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania - Medicina Sportiva (2015), Vol.XI, No. 1, 2482-2494.