Now that I’ve finally transitioned to triathlon season and am wearing my triathlon and cycling racing kits, I’m getting questions. What is this stuff you’re peddling, Alicia, by wearing the brightest multi-coloredest cycling and triathlon kit known to mankind? Well, let me tell you.
Although the racing kits are mighty sharp-looking, there is more to Recovery e21 than pretty racing gear. Arcadioan Neutraceuticals offers two Recovery e21 products that are relevant to any endurance athlete– Joint Health and Electrolyte Balance.
Joint Health. This one is a no-brainer. Either you are young and blessed with excellent foresight or you’ve earned your “Masters” stripes through the inevitable progression of time and experience, the wisest of you recognize the need to protect your joints from the wear and tear of repetitive motion typical of endurance sport. This product takes a holistic approach to joint health by combining a number of active ingredients such as Green Lipped Mussel, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Vitamin E, C, and the B group vitamins. Green lipped WHAT? Green Lipped Mussel! (Not Muscle.) The Maori people of New Zealand have used this type of shellfish for thousands of years as a natural product with anti-inflammatory properties. To be vauguely science-y here, green lipped mussel is a rich source of iron, betain and glycoaminoglycans which include chondroitin sulphate. Chondriotin has been found in scientific studies to assist in the healing of ligament tears, sports related injuries, joint stiffness and pain.
Electrolyte Balance. If you exercise in the heat for long periods of time and don’t use electrolytes, it might be time to reconsider that decision. I’m not going to go into the evidence for and against here, but I made my decision years ago when I recognized very clear benefits in my training and racing through electrolyte supplement use. Check out my product review if you’d like a more complete comparison of this particular product to other electrolyte options. What makes this product different from the alternatives is that it is made from naturally occurring natural, single cell marine algae. I think you’ll find that you can’t do better than the natural and organic Recovery e21 product.
So what do you do if you want to give this stuff a try? Well, if you live here locally, contact me directly about getting a sample. I will hook you up. Another option is to use this link (or the one on the left side of my blog) and the purchase code aparr to get a 20% discount. I do not gain financially from any transaction between you and Arcadian Neutraceuticals. However, I do get brownie points for being a viable sponsored athlete and who doesn’t like to be in the good graces of one’s sponsor? Just full disclosure here.
Anyway, I look forward to seeing you out there in my bright-colored cycling and racing kits. If I don’t know you (yet), please come up and introduce yourself. I’m actually surprisingly friendly, even during events (if I can make out what you’re saying over my heavy breathing.)
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.