Combat sports require the body and mind to be perfectly prepared. These disciplines are demanding because they require strength, speed, but also endurance and alertness. Combat sports also expose athletes to the risk of injury and post-training pain. Discover our selection of supplements to optimise your recovery after the fight, to better prepare for the training session and to avoid injuries.
Multivitamins : Taking a daily multivitamin supplement can improve recovery by preventing the reduction of body vitamin levels following MMA, judo or boxing. Indeed, training of this type causes a drop in thiamine levels and accelerates the destruction of vitamin E reserves by 20% (1).
Multiminerals : Taking a daily multimineral compensates for mineral losses caused by sweating and reduces inflammation and muscle damage that can occur during combat sports, particularly thanks to zinc and selenium (2,3,4).
Omega 3 : Whether you are a boxer, judoka or MMA fighter, your cardiovascular health is not to be ignored. Taking daily omega 3 supplements helps the heart beat more consistently by lowering heart rate and blood pressure and improving blood flow (5). They also help reduce the effects of muscle soreness and improve recovery (6,7).
Musclewhey : The importance of protein supplementation in muscle-intensive sports such as combat sports is increasingly recognised. Protein supplementation provides the body with amino acids to improve post-exercise muscle rebuilding while limiting the decline in performance due to muscle fatigue (8,9).
Creatine : creatine's usefulness for combat sports enthusiasts is well established: creatine increases muscle mass by stimulating protein synthesis, boosts the natural secretion of anabolic hormones (10) and enables faster progress (11).
Cluster Dextrin : Cluster Dextrin® is a carbohydrate that is particularly suitable to use before or after a session (MMA, judo, boxing, martial arts, etc.). Cluster Dextrin increases endurance (12) and improves recovery after an exercise. Indeed, this highly branched cyclic dextrin provides the body with a high glycogen energy supply. In addition, Cluster dextrin improves and accelerates recovery after combat by stimulating the resynthesis of muscle glycogen.
BCAA 4.1.1 : BCAAs are branched-chain amino acids found naturally in protein. For combat athletes, additional intake improves muscle building by stimulating protein synthesis and reduces muscle damage caused by training (13), thus leading to better recovery.
Mix Focus : Mix Focus contains green caffeine and citicoline. We recommend this mix to combat athletes who want to maintain the same level of concentration during training. The mix focus also contains astaxanthin. This very powerful anti-oxidant allows fighters to be more enduring thanks to a better metabolism of lipids leading to an increase in aerobic performance (14).
The caffeine contained in the focus mix helps to reduce the perceived effort during training (15). In addition, the citicoline in the focus mix helps to maintain the same level of muscle strength during the session. Citicoline is a precursor to acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that is very important for muscles and the brain because it controls the force of contraction. Intense fighting depletes acetylcholine stocks, causing a gradual loss of muscle strength.
Collagen Type 1 : After a fight with high muscle demands, the degradation of collagen in joints and tendons is intensified. The collagen peptide promotes the speed of joint and tendon regeneration (16).
From this point of view, collagen supplementation provides a double benefit. It will help maintain and protect the bones and will allow better lubrication of the tendons by stimulating the synthesis of new collagen filaments (17) and therefore allows better prevention of the injuries generally observed during combat sport sessions (acute aches, tendon pains, problems with the knees and elbows).
ZMB : Intense training (MMA, judo, boxing, etc.) puts a strain on the nervous system. It is during sleep that the nervous system regenerates itself, but the quality of sleep of strength athletes is generally of lower quality following training.
For people with sleep disorders, we recommend a supplementation of zinc and magnesium. These minerals combined together in the form of pidolates provide relaxing effects for better sleep and better muscle and nerve relaxation (18).
ZMB is a supplement that combines magnesium and zinc pidolates with vitamin B6, specially designed to improve nerve and neuronal recovery.
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