Peak Performance


Mike Tyson; Venus and Serena Williams; and ex-NFL Defensive Lineman David Carter — all have turned to predominantly if not completely vegan diets to reach peak performance. Tom Brady’s famous diet is roughly 80% plant-based, and 15 members of the Tennessee Titan’s have claimed to eat a mostly vegan diet.

According to ESPN and Sports Illustrated reports, a plant-based diet shift for these athletes have helped them lose weight, recover faster and play better. Taking a logical angle on this: Cows don’t eat other cows for proteins, nor do chickens cannibalize one another for protein. Why should we eat meat for second-hand protein?

Here’s the first step: A $25 cellular-level nutrient absorption analysis, which for athletes is becoming a go-to for many student, college, amateur and professional athletes, as well as considerations for personal trainers, gym-owners, parents and coaches.

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meat vs. plant-based protein

According to the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service’s Nutrient Data Laboratory database, 100 calories of broiled beef, top sirloin steak has exactly 11.08 grams of protein and 100 calories of chopped, raw broccoli has exactly 8.29. There is only a difference of a couple of grams of protein between broccoli and steak.

The only difference is the broccoli provides more sustainability than meat that has been on an accelerated growth plan full of hormones, steroids and other toxins we ingest when we eat said meat. Red meat triggers inflammation and can ultimately be linked to cancer, according to UK researchers in an article from The Telegraph.

A recent study in Nutrients tracked the diets of both vegetarian and omnivore endurance athletes, then put them through a series of fitness tests. Their findings: whether the athletes were fueled by chicken or beans, they had similar levels of body composition and physical performance, with a slight edge to the plant eaters. Additionally, the omnivores had significantly more visceral fat, which can increase your risk of diseases like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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increase recovery time

In the same study, both groups ate similar amounts of proteins and calories, with the vegetarian group showing significantly higher VO2 max endurance scores and similar strength scores. Showing that even if you pass on chicken, you will be just as strong as those who don’t. All protein foods contain amino acids, the building blocks of protein, though most plant-based sources don’t contain all the essential amino acids at once. However, a vegan diet can easily obtain all essential amino acids in sufficient quantities if the diet is varied and energy appropriate.

Plant-based enzymes are the match to get energy started in our bodies. Refuel with carbs; rebuild with protein. A study published in 2016 showed that cyclists who refueled after an exhaustive workout with both carbohydrates and protein showed improved performance in a follow-up workout 18 hours later, compared to those who consumed a placebo and participants who took in carbs only.

Some excellent sources of nutrient-dense carbs: sweet potatoes, quinoa, brown rice, whole-grain pasta, winter squash, beans, and lentils. Post-workout, protein is king when it come to muscle recovery and muscle building from exercise. Research has demonstrated that natural leucine, a branch chain amino acid (BCAA), is the key stimulator for muscle protein synthesis.

Eating more clean sources of vitamins and minerals from whole, plant-based foods, less inflammatory proteins from meat, eggs and dairy, and getting back to foods in their most natural state are three key things to focus on for higher energy that comes naturally without the need for extensive and expensive inorganic workout aids.

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What’s included in our athletic assessment?

Our $100 athletic assessment include:

  • A cellular-level analysis, which is a diabetes prick of blood that goes on a slide and under a microscope. The sample goes live on a computer screen to reveal protein-level absorption & more.
  • Biometric weigh-in to measure protein and water-level absorption, among other key health indicators for athletes
  • A pH test to assess current pH level (ideal pH is 7.3/7.5 to a 9)
  • Supplement, diet & lifestyle recommendations

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Analysis free waived if program is purchased

  • Ultimate Athlete ($475 plus tax)– GI Absorption Enzymes, Fats/Sugars Enzymes, Pain Relief Essential Oil Roller, Mitochondrial Re-Activator, Brain/Heart/Joint Protectant & Energy Restore Drink after hard workouts PLUS free 90-min. external body flush using ionic and infrared methods
  • Gold Athlete ($275 plus tax) – Disgestive Enzyme, Multi-Vitamin Daily, Mitochondrial Re-Activator, Energy Restore Drink PLUS free 60-min external body flush using hydro-pressure therapy and infrared sauna
  • Progressive Athlete ($185 plus tax) – Mitochondrial Re-Activator, Energy Restore Drink PLUS plus a free 30-min hydro-pressure therapy sessio
  • Add-on’s: pH Accelerator ($30), Plant-based/Non-GMO Protein Powder ($50), Pain Relief Lotion ($40)

* This program is recommended for those 16 years or older with parental consent form signed.

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