In a previous post, we examined all the essential and non-essential amino acids that comprise Oh!mino products. Each amino acid plays a crucial role in exercise and sports performance and in its role in muscle building and muscle recovery. In today's post, we expand beyond the amino acids and explore the herbal ingredients in Oh!mino.
While amino acids are crucial to muscle synthesis, there are supportive herbs that are powerhouses when it comes to exercise performance. Exercise is essential to leading a healthy lifestyle — it is heart protective and helps you maintain a healthy weight. Exercise, however, is a stressor, albeit an advantageous one, so supporting it with herbs makes for a better, stronger workout and keeps you healthy enough to continue doing it.
At Oh!mino, we know how great a strenuous workout feels. Grinding and putting in the hard work makes it all worth it. In an industry inundated with exercise enhancing nutritional supplements, how do you choose between products that seemingly are the same? Our product is simple — it is a clean and transparent formulation to help you through your workout. Learn more about the stellar herbs that were mindfully picked to give you a better workout.
Herbs To Fuel Peak Performance
Pre-, intra-, and post-workout supplements have become a staple in many fitness regimens because it is an effective way to fuel your workout while increasing muscle mass and recovering quicker. Below are the herbs we picked strategically to improve your workout.
Astragalus is a root from the legume family and grows in northern and eastern parts of China, in addition to Korea and Mongolia. The root is unique, and at times hard to come by, because it is harvested from four-year-old plants, and the root is the only part of the plant that is used medicinally. This root — in Chinese known as Huang qi — is widely used throughout Asia and found in drugstores for cold, flu, and respiratory concerns.
Astragalus acts as an adaptogen in the body. Adaptogens are herbal components that assist the body in combating stressors of all varieties including physical, emotional, mental, chemical, and biological. When adaptogens are taken, they help ward off the adverse effects of stress, essentially, you are coaxing your body to better adapt to stressors.
Astragalus tackles inflammation.
At the core of most health issues is inflammation — from joint and tendon issues to obesity — it causes a great deal of damage. Because astragalus contains compounds such as saponins and polysaccharides, it can help balance the inflammation response, making for a healthier, more productive workout!
Astragalus supports the immune system.
Immune boosters are very common in the health and wellness space and their reputation proceeds them, and this is what astragalus is known for. It has been extensively studied in China, and in a study out of Beijing, it was found that it can help modulate t-helper cells one and two, giving them the ability to regulate the body’s immune response.
Protects the heart.
Astragalus is high in antioxidants that that work to prevent plaque buildup and strengthen the inner vessel walls. In a recent study, it was observed that when astragalus was combined with conventional medicine, it improves myocarditis and makes other heart condition treatments more fruitful.
Astragalus is a powerful root that has a multitude of benefits and can be found right alongside our optimized essential amino acids in Oh!mino.
Panex ginseng is another Asian root that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. While there are two main types of ginseng, American and Asian, Panax ginseng (Asian) supports energy production and has an invigorating effect for most who take it.
The two most therapeutic compounds include:
Together these two compounds work symbiotically to provide health benefits.
Ginseng promotes energy production.
Ginseng is an important part of our formulation because of its ability to promote energy and combat fatigue. Constituents found in ginseng such as oligopeptides and polysaccharides, fight oxidative stress to boost the energy production in cells, thus fighting fatigue.
Ginseng supports healthy brain functions.
Many studies have pointed out that ginseng may support brain function in mood, memory, and behavior. Because of its abilities to assist blood sugar uptake in the body, it can better fuel the body while decreasing mental fatigue.
Ginseng supports a healthy inflammation response.
Ginseng is high in antioxidants which makes it a great herb for inflammation balance. Ginseng reduces oxidative stress by expanding its antioxidant enzyme activities.
This little-known flower is a delicate yet dynamic rose in the herbal space. It is high in food-based vitamin C, which makes its bioavailability much better than a vitamin C isolate. It modulates systemic inflammation and has high amounts of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and vitamin E. While this herb is still being studied for its therapeutic effects, it has been shown for its anti-viral, anti-fatigue, and immune boosting capabilities.
Finding a method to take your training to the next level is always in the back of our minds, whether you are a professional athlete or fitness enthusiast. Products often claim promises, but the difference in Oh!mino is that we deliver — not only will you have more energy, you will be more focused, and recover more rapidly.
The herbs in our products are powerhouses on their own and when combined with our patented essential amino acid blend, it will give your workout the edge you’ve been searching for!