HealthXWire Excerpt - Working Out Without Feeling Worked-OverAug 19, 2022
James Benefico, CEO of Organicmuscle.com, is one of those entrepreneurs who developed a product because he couldn’t find a suitable one for himself on the market. He began using pre-workout supplements in high school, and by the time he was 23 years old he was still suffering the same side effects he had experienced for years.
“I just got used to being sick,” Benefico remembers. “Jittery – heart palpitations – sick to the stomach – you name it. But that was just kind of the norm, and I did that for years.”
It took a health crisis for Benefico to realize that he was going to have to do something drastic to improve his own health.
“One day I got really sick and thought I was going to have to go to the hospital,” he says. “I couldn’t breathe; my heart was skipping beats. A terrifying experience.”
That’s when Benefico decided that the key to making a truly safe and effective pre-workout supplement was to use only organic ingredients – those grown without the use of bioengineered or genetically modified seeds, synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. He founded Organicmuscle.com in 2014 to manufacture and market “pure and powerful supplements” that contain only ingredients sourced from USDA organic and eco-friendly farms.
Even with organic ingredients and rigorous quality controls in place, the supplements need to be used with caution by athletes – especially those who are just venturing into high-intensity workouts and are not yet sure of their bodies’ tolerance for certain chemicals. WebMD’s website has these general suggestions for people trying these supplements for the first time:
- Talk to a doctor or health care professional to make sure the supplement is safe for you.
- Take the supplement 20 minutes before exercise to give it time to “kick in” to your system.
- Take the supplement consistently to improve its beneficial effectiveness.
- Don’t take too much of the supplement, which will help avoid negative side effects.
- If a problem develops, stop the workout and call a doctor right away.
While a good pre-workout dietary supplement can help improve workouts, researchers say a balanced overall diet is still important for athletes who want to get the most out of their regimen. The Mayo Clinic has some tips to make sure your diet is helping, rather than hurting, your high-intensity exercise routine.
- Eat a healthy breakfast.
- Watch portion sizes.
- Snack well.
- Eat after you exercise.
- Drink plenty of water.
The Mayo Clinic also recommends that you listen to your body when it comes to exercise and diet. As you learn what works for you and what doesn’t, apply those lessons when it comes to timing meals, supplements and exercise. A holistic approach that takes all three elements into consideration will produce the best results.
Organicmuscle.com , a true leader in the supplement market has put that advice into practice by expanding from its original pre-workout product and now includes USDA organic supplements, protein and meal replacements, superfoods, and probiotics. Benefico says his company’s devotion to organic sourcing and eco-friendly business practices has helped it stand out in a very crowded field.
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