Formulated to counter-balance the high physical demands athletes place on their bodies, including intense training, injury response and recovery from surgery. Provides therapeutic levels of the cartilage protectors glucosamine and chondroitin and athlete-specific levels of all key nutrients.

Why Nutriex Sport?

  • Supplies 43 key nutrients needed for sustained performance
  • Provides ability for most athletes to enhance their training
  • Helps prevent connective tissue breakdown (with or without inflammation), breakdown is often preventable
  • Optimally nourishes athletes to enable faster recovery if injured
  • Avoidance of surgery for repeat or chronic injuries may be avoided
  • Helps to sustain performance through optimal nutrition

Cartilage Protection

Cartilage, the smooth surface on the ends of bones is often cracked and/or bruised during competitive sports. Repeat trauma adds more cartilage injury which can evolve to permanent damage. This process is usually silent because cartilage is both aneural (without nerves) and avascular (without blood). Healing is possible in early cartilage injury. The natural healing of cartilage trauma is dependent on nutrient factors like glucosamine, chondroitin and vitamin E.

Tendon Protection

Tendons develop and maintain their strength by responding to the stresses they encounter during athletic activity. This remodeling in is an ongoing process. Pain from tendon injury usually occurs after repetitive "micro trauma". Examples are jumper's knee, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow and rotator cuff tears. Tendons are maintained by very few cells and these cells continually require antioxidants and collagen-directed nutrients like vitamin C, zinc, copper, manganese and glucosamine. Tendon cells need "all the help they can get", especially during flexibility training (yoga, pilates, etc). Major interruptions in tendon exercise (greater than 4 weeks) are undesirable and may lead to loss of tendon strength.

Ligament Protection

Ligament strength is nutritionally dependent. Similar to tendons, ligaments respond to regular training and optimal nutrition by becoming stronger and less susceptible to injury. As examples, the medial collateral ligament of the elbow, the shoulder capsule, the ACL and the lateral collateral of the ankle need nutrients such as vitamin E and vitamin C and glucosamine for optimal training response. Following injury (with or without surgery) healing ligaments have increased metabolic/nutritional requirements. A six month recovery period may be necessary to regain adequate ligament strength.

Bone Protection

Optimal nutrition allows bone to maximize its intrinsic strength in the face of training by becoming more resistant to traumatic fractures, stress fractures and bone bruises. The triad of some female athletes (anorexia, loss of bone density, skipped menstrual periods) is an example of poor bone nutrition during rigorous training. Calcium and magnesium are not enough. Bone depends on other key nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin D, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese.

Protection Against Permanent Damage

Football athletes have much more disability from arthritis than their college classmates who did not participate in a sport. Disability in middle life is common. Johnny Unitas, Dick Butkus, Joe Namath, Earl Campbell, Patrick Ewing, Dale Murphy and Frank Shorter are only a few well-known cases. Permanent damage affects thousands of ex-college athletes who never "made it" to the professional ranks. Preventive nutritional support including connective tissue nutrients fuels natural pathways for healing. Year-round training and maintenance of ideal body weight are helpful. Preventive nutrition cuts down on the risk of permanent disability.

Prompt Return From Major Injury

If athletes are subject to severe injury (ACL rupture, patellar dislocation, vertebral injury, wrist fracture, etc.), their treatment time and return to sport can be improved if they have an established baseline of optimal nutrition. Decreased swelling from a major ankle sprain is just one manifestation. Optimal result following surgical cartilage repair is another. There is up to a 25% reduction in time required for safe return to sports compared to athletes experiencing nutritional deficiencies. Cigarette smoking and excess alcohol consumption can delay muscle recovery and connective tissue healing because both "rob" the body nutritionally.

Antioxidants Improve The Training Response

Rigorous training causes reactive oxygen species (free radicals) to collect in muscle (including heart), lungs and connective tissue. Rapid reversal of these free radicals requires ample antioxidants and is a characteristic of the highly trained, highly nourished athlete. Antioxidants may shorten the response time associated with athletic conditioning and recovery from injury and surgery. This has been demonstrated in athletes who are entering an aggressive training period and in athletes who consume diets rich in key nutrients.

Maximizing Endurance Training

Endurance trained athletes such as distance runners and tri-athletes subscribe to a nutritional program that involves well-planned dietary and fluid management because they use and expend more key nutrients. The use of supplementary nutrition is main-stream in these athletes who succeed or fail based on maximizing their endurance. Key nutrients include zinc, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin E, alpha lipoic acid, calcium, omega 3's, flaxseed oil, magnesium and plant-derived antioxidants.

Optimal Nutrition Sustains and Maximizes The Immune System

Athletes transmit cold and flu viruses at a higher rate than their age-matched peers who do not engage in closely held group activities. Recovery from viral illnesses is more prolonged in athletes under high physical stress according to several studies. Optimal supply of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants is fundamentally important to maintaining an immune system which is not susceptible to viral attacks.

Many Athletes Are Malnourished

This modern paradox is due to poor food selection during periods of high physical stress and hectic schedules. Adequate amounts of fresh vegetables, fruits, and grains are often omitted. Fast foods are selected instead due to their availability unmindful of the fact that they are a national health risk in the USA! Without conscientious eating habits many key nutrients are either inadequately supplied or completely missed (examples: glucosamine, chondroitin, vitamin E, vitamin C, folate, alpha lipoic acid and carotenoids). Nutriex Sport supplies 43 important nutrients.

Assurance of Quality

Consumers of Nutriex are getting a high quality product. We comply with all existing federal regulations on dietary supplements, including Codes of Federal Regulations (CFRs) established by the Food and Drug Administration and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) established for the industry. All nutrients come from high-quality sources; we do not use less expensive ingredients in order to reduce our costs. Many of the vitamins and minerals in Nutriex are common enough that the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has established quality standards for them. If a USP standard exists for a specific nutrient, we meet those standards.