Climbers and people working in extreme conditions of the highlands and the North, widely used extract of Eleutherococcus. This plant is an adaptogen of natural origin, which has a stimulating effect and a general strengthening effect for health. Eleutherococcus is used in bodybuilding. Bodybuilders who take this plant adaptogen leave mostly positive reviews.
Effects of Eleutherococcus
The use of plant adaptogen leads to:
- excitation of the central nervous system;
- stimulation of physical and mental activity;
- decrease drowsiness;
- accelerate the metabolic rate;
- improving hearing and visual acuity;
- increased appetite;
- the improvement of the heart muscle and circulatory system;
- stimulation of fat metabolism;
- antitoxic effects on the body;
- reduce the risk of cancer;
- strengthening the protective functions of the body and resistance to colds.
The spectrum of positive effects from the use of plant adaptogen is not limited to the listed properties, but not everyone has scientific evidence. Eleutherococcus, if you exceed the recommended dosages, can have the opposite effect, that is, provoke weakness and drowsiness.
How to take Eleutherococcus in bodybuilding
Bodybuilders use Eleutherococcus to improve performance and suppress drowsiness, as well as fatigue. An adaptogen is produced in the form of an alcohol tincture, that is, an extract. It is recommended to take the substance one to three times a day before meals. The optimal dosage varies from 20 to 30 drops per 1 tablespoon of water. Most bodybuilders drink Eleutherococcus in courses lasting from five to seven days a month.
Plant adaptogen is sold not only in the form of an extract, but also in tablets. The last take twice a day for 1 pill during a meal. It should be remembered that the dosage of the drug from different manufacturers may differ, so you must first read the manufacturer's instructions.
Increasing the dosage is recommended gradually. This allows you to check the susceptibility and resistance of the body to eleutherococcus. Do not exceed the daily rate of the drug. Overdose leads to the opposite effect, when the athlete begins to feel bouts of anxiety, irritability, as well as a strong feeling of drowsiness.
Plant adaptogen is usually drunk at the stage of mass gain, as it contributes to an increase in strength and muscle mass. In addition to bodybuilding, Eleutherococcus is used by weightlifters and powerlifters.
You can not drink the drug with hypertension, high body temperature, colds. To eliminate the likelihood of negative consequences, it is better to consult a doctor first. This is especially true for those who suffer from chronic diseases.
What is part of eleutherococcus?
The plant adaptogen contains vitamins from group B, ascorbic acid, saponins, polysaccharides. The therapeutic properties of the drug are manifested due to the presence in the composition of eleutherosides. The maximum concentration of these substances is contained in the roots of the plant. In folk medicine, leaves are often used. They are collected during the flowering of Eleutherococcus.
Recommendations for the use of Eleutherococcus
Eleutherococcus athletes are recommended to take in the following situations:
- at the stage of preparation for power sports competitions;
- drying to speed up energy consumption;
- if necessary, quickly adapt to changing time zones or changes in climatic conditions;
- during high-intensity training to accelerate the recovery process;
- for preventive purposes when the period of colds begins.
Eleutherococcus is useful not only for athletes, but also for ordinary people. The drug, of course, has many positive properties and has a beneficial effect on the body, but the reaction to the adaptogen can be different. All individually. And in order not to harm yourself, you need to start taking this drug with the minimum dosages and best of all after a preliminary consultation with the doctor.