hypo-A - serious sport

hypo-A - serious sport

We congratulate the VfL Wolfsburg women's football team on being the winner of the DFB-Pokal, the winner of the Champions League and the Deutsche Meister!

We congratulate the womans-football-team of the VfL Wolfsburg for the championchip in the German Football League! As sponsor we are very proud of our collaboration.

Athletics Diet

Performing regular athletic exercises increases fitness, although it also increases the need for water and nutrients. Ultimately, our body loses large amounts of water, minerals and vitamins with sweat. However, if you would like to build body tension and performance capacity in athletics, you will first need tension on your cell membranes; and as is known, this is built up through water-soluble minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium. Thus, if you wish to become or remain athletically fit and strong, a sufficient supply of minerals, water, etc. must be ensured. 

Particularly for athletes: Vitamins and minerals in food

Fruits and vegetables are particularly rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements. They should be abundant in every athletics diet.  Whole grain bread, whole-food noodles and whole grain rice provide many more vitamins, minerals and trace elements than refined grains. In contrast, foods rich in quickly available carbohydrates can help to increase athletic performance during and after intensive training. On the other hand, you should opt for food with a lower glycaemic index, i.e. whole grain products, which provide for a longer period of availability, on days with less athletic activity. Athletes who wish to cover their vitamin and mineral supply with dietary supplements in addition to their diet should be particularly mindful of their balanced composition when choosing the dietary supplements and opt for dietary supplements without additives.

Energy drinks for dietary supplementation

Many energy drinks contain several calories and chemical additives in addition to vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Moreover, many of these athletics vitamins are anything but natural. How else could we explain how vitamins like vitamins A and E, which are actually fat-soluble "swim" without difficulty in energy drinks? Conversely, the question should be permitted how our body is supposed to handle vitamins artificially made water-soluble, when it is used to them in their natural, fat-soluble form and, e.g. incorporates them into fat-rich membranes. Not merely for these reasons should the "consumption" of energy drinks be reconsidered. For the health-conscious free-time athlete, an additional calorie contribution is generally decidedly superfluous. In the case of training lasting up to one hour, the glycogen storage in the muscles is not so strongly degraded that carbohydrates would have to be supplements. In contrast, if you perform athletics to reduce or maintain your body weight, you should preferably avoid unnecessary calories. Competitive athletes, who are able to increase their performance capacity and regeneration with a "calorie injection"during and after the competition, have a different situation. With respect to contaminating additives that are contained in many energy drinks and are rather counter-productive with respect to the performance capacity of the athlete, as a competition-accompanying fitness drink, a mineral compound dissolved in organic apple juice and water can be significantly more sensible – particularly as this compound can be individually adapted to the personal needs of the athlete. At hypo-A, you will find pure minerals, trace elements and vitamins in two-piece capsules that can be easily opened and used for producing such energy drinks rich in minerals.

Optimal utilisation of vitamins and minerals for more performance capacity in athletics

If you perform athletic exercises, you need twice as many vitamins and minerals. When performing athletic exercises, the number of available vitamins and minerals not only depends on the supply (through food or dietary supplement), but also on their consumption and further utilisation. While an intact intestinal flora plays a central role for consumption in the intestine, a sufficient supply of liquid and a regulated acid-base balance is critical for further transportation and the utilisation of the vitamins and nutrients. Thus, athletes should absolutely drink sufficient amounts of water and herbal tea, care for their intestinal flora and provide a regulated acid/base balance. In addition to a healthy, fully-adequate diet with a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, the athlete can use dietary supplements with vitamins, minerals and trace elements as well as probiotics. 

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