HPN 33: Beetroot vs. Tart Cherry Juice For Recovery, Latest Research on Carb Periodization (And Is It Worth It To ‘Go Low’ Sometimes?), Plus More

July 29, 2022


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On this episode:


Hormonal balance Julie’s seeing while up’ing her training for endurance (50k trail race)

  • Cycle length more normal.
  • Cramps have been less severe and mood more balanced.
  • Revised supplement protocol:
    • Thorne B6 complex 1x/day
      • B6 is important for neurotransmitter regulation, and that’s a big gut thing
      • Could also consider Thorne’s “regular” B complex with added P5P for a more bioavailable form of B6. 
    • Magnesium Bisglycinate 1x/day
    • Omegas with COQ10 2x/day
    • Chaste Tree Berry 1x day
    • Shatavari 1x day
  • Diet: even more flexibility and allowances

Study Discussions

Beetroot juice: a well-known performance enhancer BUT does it help the recovery process (after marathons)? And how does this compare with tart cherry juice?

CHO periodization: can you make performance gains by restricting carbs for certain training sessions only (vs chronic low carb)?

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