It has been a long two years of injuries and recoveries but I am happy to say that I am finally back to running! My injuries have totally healed and I needed a couple months of training to be able to run like I did 2 years ago. I am now able to run 4-5 miles without needing to stop and now I am working on my speed. My goal is to run an eight-minute mile. I am actually enjoying running fast thanks to a new supplement that I am taking. Astavita Sports is made with AstaReal® Natural Astaxanthin and contains these wonderful antioxidants that help with Endurance & Recovery. I discovered this supplement at my last conference that I attended in New Orleans. AstaReal was at ShiftCon and I met them in the expo room along with many other healthy living companies. ShiftCon was an amazing conference and I can't wait until February 2018 when they will be in California. You can get more details about ShuftCon here. https://shiftconmedia.com/
Back to my discovery of AstaReal® Natural Astaxanthin. So I met with this company at ShiftCon and I learned about the benefits of their red supplement. When I found out that it might be able to help me run faster, I wanted to know more about this little pill that supports a healthy cardiovascular system. Go to the end of this post to read more about how this supplement works. AstaReal gave me a 30 day supply of Astaxanthin and asked me to give it a chance. I want to be able to run faster so I agreed to try this supplement. Since this supplement is all natural, I agreed to try it for 30 days to see if it could help with my running I have been taking this supplement for about four weeks and I am amazed that I am able to run faster without feeling the need to stop to catch my breath. When I do feel like I need to catch my breath, I am able to work through it without having to walk. I am able to just reduce my running pace for a while and then I can run fast again. It is hard to explain but I am enjoying running faster. I am excited to be able to enter a 5K race in the next couple of months so I can see if I am able to run an 8-minute mile. You can read more about my time at ShiftCon and AstaReal at the below links.
AstaReal sent me this info on how their supplement works. Read their info to better understand how this supplement can help you.
"Astaxanthin is like a nutrient for your mitochondria, which are the power producing parts of your cells. Mitochondria are really abundant in muscles and they work overtime when we’re exercising to give us the energy we need to get moving. One byproduct of mitochondrial function is free radicals, which are unstable molecules that attach to and damage whatever molecules are nearby, including DNA and proteins and the mitochondrial membranes. Free radicals can poke holes in mitochondria, which damages them and makes them stop working, so over time as we age we end up producing energy less efficiently. But astaxanthin fits perfectly into mitochondrial membranes and neutralizes free radicals both inside the membrane and on either side of the membrane. No other antioxidant can do that because no other antioxidant fits into the membrane like a perfect puzzle piece the way that astaxanthin does.
The other great thing athletes should know is that the mitochondria can make energy from burning either fat or sugar. Burning sugar produces lactic acid that makes your muscles sore. Astaxanthin helps you use fat preferentially over sugar, which means you can sustain a higher energy level for longer. And since astaxanthin neutralizes those free radicals that ramp up during stress like exercise and sun exposure, there is less damage to muscle and skin so you can recover better from your long outdoor run.
The other great thing I wanted to mention is that astaxanthin supports a healthy cardiovascular system- kind of important for exercise. It promotes capillary circulation and slows down oxidation of LDL (bad cholesterol) which promotes healthy blood vessels over the long run."
Now on to the Giveaway
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