How Detoxing the Muscular System Can Lead to Peak Performance

What are toxins?

Basically, toxins are anything not made by the body to function; in other words, they’re substances that the body needs to get rid of. Things like sugar, metabolized hormones or chemicals are considered toxins and anything unnatural that we put into the body can affect all of its systems until it’s flushed out by some mode of exit.

These poisonous materials can lead to many different symptoms such as fatigue, headaches or low energy and may even cause chronic diseases.

Lactic acid is the main metabolic waste or toxin byproduct of exercise. When lactic acid gets caught in the cells, it can cause muscle soreness or aches, as well as prevent the enhancement of muscle and overall endurance. Without proper microcirculation, it can remain in our bloodstream and muscles if the liver and kidneys aren’t working optimally. Thus, people who are in shape, even top athletes who induce high stress on their bodies, can have just as many toxins as people that are sick. This is where microcirculation can help; it can enhance the function of these organs and thus eliminate lactic acid quickly without compromising endurance.
Hydration is key

Microcirculation is dependent on the amount of hydration that the body pertains. Toxins are being liberated and water is used to wash the toxins out. Thus, water provides more dilution to get rid of the body’s pollution. Without water, microcirculation may lead to one feeling somewhat ill, as the body normally would if it was dehydrated. Because the electrical signal that goes through the nervous system works better if the body is hydrated, this allows for healthier spines, joints and organs, including the skin. In fact, skin ages faster in a dehydrated body. Therefore, hydration is key when increasing microcirculation and detoxing the muscular system.

 

What can a buildup of lactic acid lead to?

Soreness - Lactic acid can cause muscle soreness or aches
Hindrance - Lactic acid can prevent new muscle creation
Lack of energy - Slowing down and letting the body catch up allows the heart to naturally remove lactic acid

Quick facts

Energy and Endurance - Detox through microcirculation can enhance energy, strength and endurance
Soreness - Detox through microcirculation can decrease soreness
Mobility - Detox through microcirculation can increase overall mobility

How can microcirculation help athletes?

By receiving adequate microcirculation before a workout, the body’s ability to perform is increased by the enhancement of oxygen and nutrients in every cell. This increased blood flow generally leads to increased endurance, energy, strength within workouts and decreased soreness to recover more quickly. In fact, by removing toxins, the function of muscles is maximally restored: mobility. In short, the flush of toxins allows one to be able to do more, while being less likely to injure themselves before tiring out.

Toxins within the muscular system can hinder peak performance for athletes in many ways. For instance, a buildup of lactic acid can prevent the process of muscle building; exercise breaks down existing muscle fibers, and these fibers may not make new connections and thus re-heal due to lactic acid. The muscles may even feel quite heavy due to toxins, and thus hinder athletes’ capacity.

For example, marathon runners may sometimes notice this sensation in their ankles, and as a result, many have to slow down. This gives their body a chance to catch up, so that their heart can naturally remove the toxin out through blood flow. Overall, it’s crucial for endurance and performance to detox the body’s muscles.

 

Shared with you by Lori Grace @ Brighten Your Being. A positive partner of Harmony Massage & Pure O2 wellness Spa. Through her thirty year service in the Neurobiological Wellness field, Lori-Grace, an adoptive mother, Licensed Counselor and Transitional Specialist, supports businesses, communities and families in their process of evolution.

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