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Osmolality and the Glucose Transport Mechanism

What is Osmolality? Let’s go back to Biology 101. Osmosis is defined as the movement of a solvent, like water, through a semi-permeable membrane, such as the gut wall, from a less concentrated solution to a more concentrated one.  If, for example, you had water on both sides of a membrane, there would be no […]
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The 411 on Electrolytes

As an endurance athlete, chances are pretty good that you’ve heard about the importance of maintaining electrolyte balance during and after exercise. If an athlete doesn’t successfully control electrolyte intake, a slew of medical conditions can arise from merely feeling nauseous or getting muscle cramps to severe conditions including dehydration and hyponatremia. Electrolytes are an […]
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Rehydrating and Restoring Electrolytes

by Tailwind Nutrition SA | Apr 24, 2018 | Science Behind Tailwind | 0 comments Rehydrating and Restoring ElectrolytesBy Art Zemach, MD Tailwind Rebuild contains just the right amounts of the four most important electrolytes for recovery after exercise: sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Sodium helps keep your body hydrated. In your body, “water follows salt.” You need salt, or sodium, to […]
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Introducing Tailwind Recovery Drink

by Tailwind Nutrition SA | Apr 24, 2018 | Science Behind Tailwind | 0 comments For the past several years, we’ve been recommending that Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel be used as part of the recovery process. We suggested that customers continue drinking Tailwind immediately post activity to take advantage of the “magical 30-60 minute window” to replenish glycogen stores and then follow […]
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The Overlooked Part of Recovery: Glycogen Replenishment

by Tailwind Nutrition SA | Apr 24, 2018 | Science Behind Tailwind | 0 comments By Art Zemach, MD Hard workouts and competitions can deplete your body’s energy reserves. Some signs and symptoms of energy depletion are: Feeling irritable or cranky after a workoutComplaints of “heavy legs”Chronic colds, sick frequentlyProblems finishing speed work, or long runsPoor race performanceDrowsy, poor concentrationLate night hungerYour […]
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Why Complete Proteins are Important

by Tailwind Nutrition SA | Apr 24, 2018 | Science Behind Tailwind | 0 comments By Art Zemach, MD You’ve probably heard a lot about complete and incomplete proteins. You may have heard statements like “that protein isn’t very good, because it isn’t complete,” or “vegetarians need to combine grains and legumes in order to get a complete protein.” Let’s talk about […]
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