We offer FitAID Performance and Recovery Drinks at HXF in order for our members to have a quick, clean option to aid in their recovery and quench their thirst after a grueling WOD. Below is some information about the ingredients and science behind FitAID and why we drink it by the case!
**CoQ10 / OMEGA 3 EFAS**
Achievement of superior cardiovascular health is one of the most important goals for the elite athlete. CoQ10 and omega 3 EFA’s are essential to cardiovascular health and to protect against coronary heart disease, but due to their expense, you won’t find them in the typical sports or vitamin drink. Fortunately, FitAID is far from typical.
**GLUCOSAMINE / TURMERIC / QUERCETIN**
The mechanics of high intensity fitness training can lead to issues with joint and muscle inflammation, thus causing unnecessary pain and stiffness. Glucosomine is widely used for its benefit to healthy joints, while tumeric and quercetin are powerful anti-inflammatories that help maintain flexibility in the gym and reduce that common post workout soreness. You’ll be ready to hit the box again right away.
**B VITAMINS / GREEN TEA EXTRACT**
A demanding WOD requires stamina and endurance along with bursts of intense power and speed. The high sugar and massive amounts of caffeine contained in energy drinks aren’t what you need. The B vitamins in FitAID provide the reliable, consistent energy your body demands during an intense workout, and the mild dose of caffeine provided by our green tea extract supplies the boost needed for quick movements.
Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein and are essential to the repair of muscles and ligaments. FitAID includes the amino acids Argenine and Glutamine that help develop and maintain two types of strength: power for max effort lifts and speed for Olympic lifts. BCAA’s (branched-chain amino acids) reduce protein and muscle breakdown during intense exercise.
**VITAMINS C, D, E**
Powering through an exhaustive workout creates tremendous stress on the body. Vitamins C, D and E are included in FitAID to help protect and fortify your immune system and speed your post WOD recovery.
**MAGNESIUM / POTASSIUM / CALCIUM**
Electrolytes regulate nerve and muscle function, our body’s hydration, and help the rebuilding of damaged tissue. The FitAID formula includes the electrolytes Magnesium, Potassium and Calcium. We skipped the sodium because of its overuse in the American diet.
**FitAID and the PALEO DIET**
The Paleolithic Diet is a huge part of today’s health and fitness movement. Adherents believe that the paleo diet is the unique diet to which our species is genetically adapted. This diet mimics the ancient diet of our Paleolithic ancestors before the age of agriculture. At LifeAID, we did our best to produce a product that we feel can truly be called “paleo-friendly.” The processing involved in the production of FitAID is kept at an absolute minimum. Our product is truly ALL NATURAL. Our carbohydrate count is only 9 grams, derived from low gylcemic, raw organic blue agave. The raw organic blue agave is processed at a temperature no higher than is found in the deserts of Mexico where it is grown. In addition, many of the supplements found in FitAID are compatible with the paleo diet, such as Omega 3 EFA’s, Vitamin D and natural (not synthetic) Vitamin E. Nothing artificial is added.
Keeping the paleo community in mind, we did our damned best to develop a product that is as close to paleo as possible, but a product that can deliver on its promise of efficacy and taste.
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