HOBOKEN, N.J., Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Those who are looking to boost their performance during their workout, can look to a new supplement that has recently received expanded availability in the U.S. The French oak wood extract Robuvit® was found in a 2015 study1 to speed up recovery between periods of physical activity by reducing levels of oxidative stress in the system. Study participants who supplemented with Robuvit® reported increased endurance and boosted muscle recovery time, allowing people to perform longer, more frequently and more efficiently.
This comes as welcome news to the millions of individuals who are looking to enhance their workout routines, and improve their physical performance overall.
Daily supplementation with Robuvit® while training was proven to reduce post-training muscle fatigue, pain and cramping often attributed to oxidative stress, the imbalance between free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects1.
"Robuvit® cuts down on the chemical processes that impede your top performance, allowing you to take on more and for your body to handle it more efficiently," said health and nutrition expert and best-selling author Dr. Fred Pescatore.
"For many, the muscle soreness that can linger days afterward is what keeps them out of their gym and off their routine. Robuvit® greatly reduces the length and severity of this, empowering you to keep training and keep pushing through," he added.
By decreasing levels of post-training plasma free radicals, overall oxidative stress, thought to be the culprit behind the muscle discomfort and general fatigue one experiences after an intense workout, is reduced. It also improves the quality of rest you get between training sessions, further enhancing the effects of its restorative qualities.
The study, published in Minerva Cardioangiologica, evaluated the effects of Robuvit® on performance and endurance in triathletes over a two-week triathlon training period and found that as a result of taking Robuvit® daily, athletes experienced less pain and general discomfort than they would normally after a triathlon.
Athletes in the study reported heightened endurance and that they needed less recovery time between races, which in turn allowed for improved overall time, pace and more sustained levels of energy throughout a triathlon event.
The study found that in the beginning stages, both groups (one group taking Robuvit® and another as a control group) reported roughly the same times. However, after just two weeks, the group taking Robuvit® experienced an 11 percent decrease in their overall time, while the control group decreased their time by just 4 percent.
"The presence of post-exercise plasma free radicals is what has been associated with the delayed onset muscle fatigue that many individuals can experience after a triathlon, or even activity their body isn't accustomed to," said Robuvit® research expert Dr. Frank Schoenlau of Horphag Research, the distributor of the ingredient.
"Robuvit® has been suggested in clinical trials to increase generation of ribosomes, cellular machinery assembling proteins, such as muscle fibers in training athletes. Correspondingly, athletes may adapt more rapidly to training with muscle built. Most recent research finds that metabolites (urolithins), developing after supplementation with Robuvit® in humans, improves mitochondrial- and muscle function.
"While most Americans aren't looking to run a triathlon event this year, many are looking for improved performance in their fitness routines or when they take on an endurance event like a 5K or an obstacle course race," Dr. Pescatore says.
Interest in Robuvit® has increased worldwide as a number of recent peer-reviewed and published studies have illustrated the extract's support for vitality, renewed energy and detoxification.
Robuvit® is a patented natural extract from French oak wood, rich in roburins and other flavonoids unique to oak wood. Robuvit® is a powerful, premium quality, evidence-based and natural vitality ingredient which, due to its unique properties, has been proven via multiple international clinical studies to offer health benefits in the fields of energy and detoxification.
Products containing Robuvit® can be found on www.Robuvit.com
About Horphag Research (USA) Inc.
Horphag Research (USA) Inc., based in Hoboken, New Jersey, is the North American distributor for Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all) brand French maritime pine bark extract and Robuvit®, French oak wood extract on behalf of Horphag Research. Pycnogenol® and Robuvit® are registered trademarks of Horphag Research Ltd. For its patented ingredient, Pycnogenol®, Horphag Research has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Research Award, Nutraceutical Business & Technology Safety & Quality Award, SupplySide West Scientific Excellence Award and The American Botanical Council's Tyler Research Award. Horphag Research (USA) has the exclusive rights to market and sell Pycnogenol® in North America and benefits from more than 40 years of scientific research assuring the safety and efficacy of Pycnogenol® as a dietary supplement. For more information, visit www.pycnogenol.com and www.Robuvit.com.
1 Robuvit® and endurance in triathlon: improvements in training performance, recovery and oxidative stress
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