Endurance Athletes and Iron

The Boulder Flatirons

WishGarden Herbs is based in Boulder, Colorado, one of the world’s most popular and scenic places for endurance athletes to train. Besides the thousands of Boulderites who take to the streets running and cycling on a daily basis, one often gets to see some truly world-class athletes: Ironman winners, for example, and Tour de France cyclists. Out on the dirt roads north of the Boulder Reservoir, former and current winners of many of the major marathons do much of their training.

 Cyclists in Boulder’s LeftHand Canyon

At WishGarden Herbs we strongly believe that exercise, a good diet, a little relaxation, and a lot of fun create a healthy body and mind – as the Romans used to say, Mens sana in corpore sano (“a healthy mind in a healthy body.”).

But we also know that too much of a good thing is, well, too much. And many athletes have at one time or another crossed the line. The desire to lose weight, get the six-pack ab, or set a PR in that upcoming race drives us just beyond what is needed in our training. The end result? Too much stress, sleeplessness, cramps, and irritability. Sometimes the problem is the workload and the key is then to reduce it. But sometimes the problem can be diet; in particular, it can point to a lack of iron in the system, a not uncommon occurrence in endurance athletes.

 Check with Your Doctor First

Before doing anything, you should always consult with your doctor and get a simple blood test that tests your iron levels. Your doctor may then advise a change in diet, one that incorporates more protein, for example; or s/he may suggest you consider an iron supplement.

WishGarden Herbs’s Herbal Iron is a nutritional supplement that is formulated with dandelion root, nettle leaf, and yellow dock root. It provides quick results and easy assimiliation. Give our folks a call at 1-(888)-301-2926 or visit us at http://wishgardenherbs.com/products.php?cat=5&page=1.

Happy trails from WishGarden Herbs!


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