Our Oxford Vitality Climbing Pack contains a 90 day supply of supplements, specifically tailored to the rock climber. Our pack has been designed to meet the nutritional demands of the sport, taking you through your training and the duration of your climb. The pack focuses on the energy, oxidation utilisation and the recovery of sore muscles which athletes often experience during intense exercise. The tablets included have been specifically configured by a nutritionist and the pack consists of Iron, Ginseng, OV Natural Energy Boost, Joint Support Tablets and Creatine Powder.
Iron is an essential trace mineral that is found in small quantities in the body. The nutrient is essential as it promotes the production of healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells contain haemoglobin, a pigment that collects oxygen which is then transported around the body. When at high altitudes, you may experience lower partial pressures of oxygen. This means that there is less oxygen available to respire which can be dangerous as the body requires more oxygen when exercising. Less oxygen in the atmosphere combined with exercise causes your body to go into a state of oxygen starvation. Increasing Iron in our bodies improves the efficiency of the red blood cells so that more oxygen can be carried around our bodies. In addition, the body attempts to produce more red blood cells at low partial pressures of oxygen. Iron plays a role in the process of cell division, meaning that the mineral aids the process of cell division to create more cells. This pack includes 240 tablets.
Ginseng is a herbal ingredient, extracted from the root of the Panax ginseng plant. Ginseng contains ginsenosides, a natural compound that prompts the production of energy, particularly using the metabolism of carbohydrates. Ginsenosides also break down lactic acid, generated through exercising when your muscles contract. This will aid your climb, improving your endurance so that you can climb for longer. Ginseng is also believed to produce a calming effect in stressful situations, such as when worried about an ascent. This pack includes 240 Ginseng tablets.
OV Natural Energy Boost Tablets
These tablets are carefully formulated to include Vitamins B3, B6, B12, C, Cordyceps Sinensis and Maca root extract. B vitamins are known to stimulate energy production. Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B6 are specifically associated with reducing fatigue and tiredness, and Vitamin B12 benefits cell division to promote the creation of new red blood cells for oxygen transportation. Vitamin C is also needed for the production of energy to reduce feelings of fatigue. Maca and Cordyceps Sinensis are both herbal extracts; our Maca is extracted from the root of the Lepidium meyenii plant and the Cordyceps Sinensis is a fungus that grows on caterpillars. Maca is a nutritional powerhouse, packed full of Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin C, Vitamins B1, B2, protein and fibre. The root was historically taken by the Inca warriors in the Andes mountains to provide energy for battles. Cordyceps Sinensis is a Chinese herb that is cultivated all around the world due to its health properties that support the immune function and promotes energy production in the cells. This pack contains 240 OV Natural Energy Boost tablets.
Joint Support Tablets
Our Joint Support Tablets contain a formulation of Vitamin C, MSM, Chondroitin and Glucosamine. MSM is the abbreviation of Methyl-Sulphonyl-Methane, a natural source of Sulphur. Both MSM and Chondroitin support glycosaminoglycan production levels, a type of sugar found in the body. Glycosaminoglycans make up a thick, viscous fluid that surrounds the joints to protect and soften joint movement. Glucosamine is a natural chemical that is produced from the exoskeleton of shellfish, aiding the lubrication and fluidity of joint movement. Lastly, in addition to being used for the production of energy, Vitamin C is vital in the production of collagen. Collagen makes up several structures of the joint, including ligaments and tendons. This pack contains 120 Joint Support tablets.
Creatine is an essential chemical that is produced in the muscles and brain, creating complex substances from simpler ones. Creatine became popular after the substance was used by two Olympic gold medalists in the 1990s, both of who commended Creatine as part of their success. Creatine is absorbed into the bloodstream and delivered to large muscle groups, such as the biceps or triceps. The natural chemical increases physical performance and can enhance the effect of resistance training on muscle strength if used daily, particularly in those over the age of 55. Creatine also benefits energy production as the chemical is used in the process to produce Phosphocreatine, a compound that is used to meet high energy demands whilst exercising. This pack includes 500g of Creatine powder.
Our Joint Support tablets are not suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Please note - we advise you to contact your health professional if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication before use. Certain medications may interact with Ginseng, including those for diabetes and anti-coagulants, and Ginseng supplements should not be taken alongside these medications.