Apple Cider Vinegar
3 Benefits of Taking Apple Cider Vinegar Before a WorkoutNov 19, 2015
A brief overview
When you’re in the gym and feeling fatigued it’s not always simply a mind over matter issue. Muscle pain and fatigue can often be symptoms of other underlying conditions that begin to rear their head during times of prolonged stress on your muscles.
That’s where apple cider vinegar comes into play. A tablespoon of organic, unpasteurized (gotta love that mother) and unfiltered ACV (I’m starting a new acronym, just go with it) before exercising contains numerous vitamins and minerals that do the nitty gritty work behind the scenes to help minimize muscle pain at its source.
How you may ask? Well, let me tell you!
It’s all about that pH balance
Due to their alkalizing nature, Apples naturally help to reduce acid building in the body. Fermented apple — the cornerstone of apple cider vinegar — create a balancing state of acid and alkalinity. This pH balance helps create a harmony in the body systems that allows for increased stamina and reduced pain when working out by eliminating excess acid from muscle tissues. pH is a natural monitor of carbon dioxide and plays a huge role in oxygenating your body during times of stress.
Prevent those unwanted muscle cramps
Muscle cramps suck. We’ve all had them, and we all hate them. Exercise-induced muscle cramps aren’t always signs of muscle exhaustion. A lot of the time, deficiencies of calcium, magnesium, or potassium cause electrolyte imbalances that can add unwanted stress to your muscles while you’re working out. The National Center for Alternative and Complimentary Medicine states that intestinal viruses and parasites, lactose intolerance and alcohol can also be contributors to exercise-induced muscle fatigue. ACV before workouts can help to prevent muscle cramps by replenishing an array of electrolytes that are lost with sweat.
Produce that energy
ACV contains malic acid that has been known to produce energy through the breakdown of fat calories. In his book “Conscious Eating,” Dr. Gabriel Cousens says that the malic acid in apple cider vinegar also increases energy through its ability to dissolve toxins that cause fatigue and weakness. Apple cider vinegar has an indirect effect on weight loss for this reason; clinical research on its official role in weight loss suggests it speeds up metabolism though more research is needed.
So, next time you’re headed to the gym make sure to reach for some Apple Cider Vinegar to help balance those pH levels, prevent muscles cramps and produce enough energy to power you through your workout.
Another great option is to reach for our USDA certified organic pre-workout. The Organic Muscle Pre-Workout is formulated to increase energy, focus, circulation, pump, and stamina while also nourishing the body with important nutrients and antioxidants, thus promoting overall health and vitality. Our organic ingredients are absorbed and processed easily by the body and will never leave you feeling cracked out and sleepless like many other pre-workouts.