As a contributor to this blog and someone constantly reading and researching in the areas of health, fitness and wellness, I believe in a holistic approach to health. Therefore, I have been delighted over the last three years to see my blood pressure tumble since taking the Synergy / Nature’s Sunshine product Pro-Argi 9.
And on top of that as soon as I had the confidence that my risks of cardiovascular disease had been reduced, I realised that the Pro-Argi was also having other positive impacts on my health, such as my cholesterol levels and relief from headaches.
However, the most surprising benefit was for my athletic performance. Now, firstly let me say, I’m no elite athlete!
I’m an average runner, not particularly fast, but I’ve discovered that I have a certain ability to simply ‘keep going’!
Which has led me towards ultra-running.
I started running in 2009 at the age of 37 and since then have moved from 10ks to half-marathons to full marathons
and now ultra marathons. However, my main love is mountain running, so therefore my favourite running of all is ultra-mountain running.
I have done 3 of these in the last 16 months, the Art O’Neill Challenge twice (55km) and the Wicklow Way Ultra (51km).
Both of these are over several/many mountain peaks, and the Art O’Neill is particularly gruelling as it is run across some fairly difficult openmountain, oh, and takes place at night time. In January!
So, how has the Pro-Argi helped?
Well, most runners use the likes of energy gels, isotonic drinks, electrolyte drinks, carbs, proteins, bananas, sugary energy sweets, bananas etc. All of these items have their merits, but for me pro-argi 9 has been the most significant element of my pre-race planning.
I make sure I take on board plenty of the product in the weeks leading up to an Ultra, increasing from 1 scoop a day to 2 scoops a day.
The main benefit has been increased energy, and improved performance, particularly in the latter half of these long races. As regular readers will know, Pro Argi works by introducing nitric oxide to the body, dramatically improving circulation and allowing the body to heal itself.
My theory with regard to ultra marathons is that this nitric oxide allows the body to keep fuelling itself when the electrolytes become diminished and gives the runner extra energy throughout the race, but particularly in the closing stages.
I have also found that Pro Argi has helped me with recovery, rest and repair in the days after these long races, and also (crucially) throughout the training period, which allows me to be more productive in my training plans.
Finally, it is not just Pro Argi which has helped my running so much (as well as my general health) but the whole V3 system.
The V3 system is comprised of Pro-Argi 9, Mistify and Phytolife. Mistify and Phytolife work in different ways, introducing antioxidants and much more to the body as well as eliminating free radicals, all of which works best when Pro Argi is used to help the body circulate the other items.
All of these items are available from Synergy Worldwide, a subsidiary of Nature’s Sunshine, one of the most innovative companies in the world in the nutraceutical sector.
Please see the relevant pages on www.heartdiseasemiracle.com for more information on how to order.
Last point – next plans? Continue taking the V3 system, and work towards my next ultra-running event!