MADISON, Tenn., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More and more athletes seeking optimal performance are saying "no" to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and switching to safe, non-toxic AminoActiv® (http://aminoactiv.com/), which not only relieves pain and inflammation but also adds performance-related benefits.
Product Manager Don Raymond says that AminoActiv should be part of any athlete's regimen whenever high performance is the goal. "Anyone training at a competitive level or simply looking to reach his or her peak of fitness would do well to try AminoActiv rather than ibuprofen and other NSAIDs. Market research, including a recent university study, has shown that athletes are under-informed about the short- and long-term dangers of NSAIDs."
A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine concluded that NSAIDs slow down muscle regeneration. A later study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine found evidence that this delay could persist for up to four weeks. Additionally, a study published in Germany revealed that NSAIDs are not even that effective for post-workout soreness and pain. Further, Clinical Sports Medicine, the leading textbook on the discipline, firmly argues against NSAID use for athletes.
Scientific studies have long shown the many detrimental effects of NSAIDs, from acute adverse reactions to long-lasting damage to kidneys, liver and other internal organs.
It is now being reported that NSAIDs:
- Reduce protein synthesis
- Impede tendon & ligament repair
- Interfere with bone fracture calcification
- Increase oxidative stress
AminoActiv, on the other hand, works with the body to help prevent pain before it begins, promotes more rapid recovery from injury, reduces lactic acid buildup and relieves pain and inflammation without hampering muscle and tendon recovery.
And finally, for athletes, AminoActiv's ability to counteract the buildup of lactic acid is one of its greatest benefits. Lactic acid collects in muscles as a result of intense exertion, which results in stiffness, soreness and muscle fatigue. Less acid buildup equals much faster recovery and ultimately higher performance. Just as importantly, AminoActiv doesn't simply mask pain – it actually supports the body's natural healing process.
Vireo Systems has launched several initiatives to make athletes more aware of the role of pain relief in terms of their athletic performance. The company added a new website section, www.aminoactiv.com/athletes, and recently introduced an Athlete Starter Bundle containing free travel packs of AminoActiv capsules and topical cream. Athletes can order this at www.aminoactiv.com/athletes/expect-more-do-more-offer. Also, AminoActiv displays will be appearing at selected sports retailers, fitness clubs and similar facilities, all to raise awareness of this safe approach to pain prevention and relief.
About Vireo Systems, Inc.
Taking its name from one of the Latin words for "health," Vireo Systems, Inc. is the manufacturer of a number of nutraceuticals and health products including AminoActiv, the #1 alternative to ibuprofen and NSAIDs. The company was founded in 2002 as part of a project with several university-based researchers, and today, the company's products deliver safe, effective relief for inflammation and pain as well as other health conditions. Vireo Systems meets industry-standard good manufacturing practices as expected by the FDA, and AminoActiv safety and toxicity data have been reviewed and accepted by the FDA.
Vireo Systems, Inc. is headquartered just outside Nashville, Tenn., with a secondary facility in Plattsmouth, Neb.
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