Shoshana Pritzker RD, CDN
One in four Americans, including athletes, has high blood pressure. Of those people, 20% are unaware of their condition. The risks associated with this symptomless disease can leave you with some serious health consequences. If you’re concerned about your blood pressure, adopting heart-healthy lifestyle changes can reverse the risk factors and reduce your chances of a more serious heart condition.
A number of classes of medications are available to treat hypertension. From beta-blockers to ACE inhibitors, prescription drugs have their pros and cons depending upon your own personal genetic and physical history – some of which can even have a negative effect on athletic performance.
For those looking for a safe way to support heart health without sacrificing exercise performance, AmealPeptide is the answer.* AmealPeptide has inched its way into the US market as an over-the-counter, all natural way to enhance cardiovascular health.* AmealPeptide is a clinically tested, proprietary ingredient derived from casein (a milk protein). It consists of two key tri-peptides, Valyl-Prolylo-Proline (VPP) and Isoluecyl-Prolyl-Proline (IPP) that work to inhibit an enzyme that leads to the constriction of blood vessels, aka vasodilation. A number of human trials support AmealPeptide’s ability to help maintain both systolic and diastolic blood pressure already within healthy limits and help promote arterial elasticity.*
Supplementing with AmealPeptide has shown to be beneficial for heart health.* With that said, let’s review the impact AmealPeptide has on exercise performance and recovery.
A recent study published in the journal, Nutrition, investigated the outcome of AmealPeptide supplementation on glucose metabolism in exercise-induced muscle damage in young healthy men. Eighteen men participated in each of the three trials: rest, exercise with placebo, and exercise with fermented milk (aka AmealPeptide). In this double-blind trial, AmealPeptide was taken before and after exercise. Respiratory metabolic performance, blood collection, and muscle soreness were all evaluated on the next day. The researchers concluded that those who drank the fermented milk product had significantly less muscle soreness than those who drank the placebo.* In addition, AmealPeptide was able to significantly improve glucose metabolism after an intense workout by limiting oxidative stress and maintaining respiratory quotient.* This information leads researchers to believe AmealPeptide works in an antioxidant type manner.*
In two other similar studies AmealPeptide supplementation in older men walking downhill, muscle soreness and cardiovascular function were measured. Turns out, the vasodilation properties of AmealPeptide make it the perfect addition to any exercise regimen for any age group.* Both studies displayed a positive correlation with AmealPeptide pre- and post-workout VPP and IPP (tri-peptides in AmealPeptide) ingestion before exercise lowered cardiac stress during exercise.* Ingestion before and after exercise lowered muscle damage, ultimately reducing muscle soreness.* When used in conjunction with a sound exercise routine for health promotion, AmealPeptide can improve oxygen uptake and blood flow during a workout to help you work out harder and longer, as well as help you recover faster.* This is important for those in the competitive athletic arena or any other physically demanding activities.
Whether you’re suffering from hypertension or not, AmealPeptide can provide you with the competitive advantage that athletes desire with the added bonus of improved cardiovascular function.* That’s a win on all ends of the spectrum in my book!
About the Author
Shoshana Pritzker, R.D., C.D.N, is a Long Island based Registered Dietitian with a passion for health and fitness. Shoshana specializes in weight loss, sports nutrition, supplementation, pre- and post-natal nutrition, pediatric nutrition, pediatric sensory nutrition, gastrointestinal nutrition therapy and the FODMAP diet, meal planning, recipe development and analysis, and corporate wellness. Shoshana takes a well-rounded, personalized approach to nutrition taking in to account the small details that make every body unique. In addition, Shoshana has written for national publications including Oxygen magazine and Oxygenmag.com, FitnessRx for Women magazine and Fitnessrxmag.com, Muscular Development magazine, FitnessRx for Men magazine, and Active.com; she has been quoted in the Food Network’s Healthy Eats Blog and was the Recipe Editor, nutrition expert and contributing writer at Turner Broadcasting’s Upwave.com (discontinued in May of 2014). Shoshana is also the copywriter and recipe developer for Nature’s Bounty supplement brands including MET-Rx, Balance Bars, Pure Protein, Body Fortress, Ester-C, Sundown Naturals, Osteo Biflex and Nature’s Bounty. Shoshana is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the International Society of Sports Nutrition.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.