As you know, I am back to my running routine after a few week of rests due to fatigue and illness. I am still not as fit as a fiddle, but I am getting there – give me four to six weeks and I am back on track. :-)
My doctor recommended that I should take additional supplements, so that my training does not suppress my immune system. Hence I am taking additional vitamines and branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) from egg (now re-branded to foodspring). BCAAs, along with 17 other amino acids, are the building blocks that form all of the protein in your body. They come mostly from meats and beans; and during 2 or more hours of exercise, your body breaks down these amino acids and burns them for energy. If this happens often enough, your muscle protein supply starts to dwindle. Taking a BCAA supplement might help.
At first I was a bit sceptical, since I usually try to avoid taking any supplements and rather eat healthy, but I gotta say: I am impressed! Taking the BCAAs from egg actually helped improving my exercise performance and helped preventin the muscle damage that can occur with heavy training.
For those of you, who want to read more about it, check their website!
I am now getting back to my training. <3
photo credentials: V’s World, foodspring