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Endurance athletes must be efficient fat burners. As exercise duration increases, so does the need for optimal fat utilization. Optimal fat utilization is especially important in ultra-endurance sports.
Ultra-endurance athletes perform primarily in the aerobic state for both training and competition. As length and duration increase, so does the importance of optimal aerobic efficiency. A strong aerobic base is crucial for any endurance athlete.
Endurance training and racing are catabolic activities. Muscle is not spared. Similar to fat oxidation, muscle catabolism increases with exercise duration.
Endurance athletes go further for longer. Therefore, delaying physical fatigue is essential during training and competition.
Delaying mental fatigue is especially important in ultra distances. Performing for many hours or even days increases the need to delay mental exhaustion.
Endurance athletes are particularly susceptible to high levels of cortisol. Chronically elevated levels of cortisol will wreak havoc on performance and overall health.
While caffeine would prove synergistic with T - 30, preference of quantity and caffeine sensitivity vary dramatically. Some also find it beneficial to taper off or completely abstain from caffeine leading up to an event to increase sensitivity. This strategy may be especially useful in preparation for events requiring sleep deprivation. Finally, caffeine is a simple, cheap addition that anyone can incorporate on their own terms. Therefore, we have opted to not include caffeine in T - 30.
Studies have shown that the consumption of BCAAs prior to prolonged exercise delays cognitive fatigue. BCAAs are also critical in the prevention of muscle catabolism. Additionally, consuming BCAAs promotes protein synthesis when protein is insufficient. While most BCAAs are made with less than desirable ingredients (animal fur/hair, duck feathers, and human hair), T - 30 contains higher quality vegan BCAAs.
Citrulline malate is proven to increase nitric oxide (NO) in the body. Higher NO levels improve aerobic performance and blood flow. They also enhance muscle recovery and lead to more efficient energy production.
NAC has been shown to increase nitric oxide production. NAC is synergistic when combined with citrulline malate, further improving blood flow.
Beta-alanine is one of the most studied dietary supplements on the market. Consistent use of beta-alanine has been shown to increase endurance exercise performance, delay fatigue, and allow for increased training volume.
The vast majority of people do not consume enough choline in their diets. Endurance athletes are particularly susceptible to choline deficiency, which negatively impacts performance.
Rhodiola is an adaptogenic herb that increases energy and significantly reduces fatigue and exhaustion during long periods of exercise. Research indicates that it also improves cognitive function as a result of fatigue reduction. Rhodiola also aids in cortisol regulation.
Ashwagandha is also an adaptogenic herb. It has been shown to improve glucose metabolism, increase VO2 max, improve muscle recovery, reduce fatigue, and significantly reduce cortisol levels. T - 30 uses vegan KSM-66 ashwagandha, the highest quality, most-concentrated, and most studied extract available. For more information, please visit ksm66ashwagandhaa.com.
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