Loss of Energy in Players
Golf is hard. It requires technique, extremely fine motor skills, and involves high-stakes risk-management. When a single competitive round can take over 4 hours to play, players have a large window within which they must keep their composure and remain calm under pressure.
Fatigue will make you lose the mechanics of your swing. It will feel like your body is dragging especially on the back nine. You may stiffen up, lose power, or lose control entirely. You may want to think there’s something wrong with your technique or some failing in your mental game – but perhaps it’s just that your body doesn’t have the endurance you need from it…
Select ingredients in DF-18 that optimize Energy:
Blood flow and blood pressure regulating ingredients help delay fatigue, brain fog; and helps body recover and cope with physical stress. The result is a better a sense of well-being and improvements to physical endurance.
Dietary Nitrates (Arugula Extract)
Dietary Nitrates(1) are found in a variety of foods (leafy green vegetables, beets, etc) and when consumed our bodies will convert Nitric Oxide (eNOS), which relaxes our blood vessels and helps regulate blood flow and blood pressure. While science suggests that Dietary Nitrates may one day be considered a pseudovitamin, in the interim we know that they can acutely improve exercise performance and stamina and possibly improve cognition via better oxygen-transport to the brain.
(Unlike many products containing dietary nitrates, we chose a producer whose arugula extract has been standardized to contain 10% dietary nitrates. This means we too can standardize the dietary nitrate content of DF18 – ensuring clinically significant levels with every dose.)
Possibly the best-kept secret of the sports nutrition industry, Agmatine is a metabolite of L-Arginine and boasts a wide array of benefits, both established and theoretical.(2) For performance benefits, Agmatine also supports the production of Nitric Oxide, but in a faster-acting way when compared to the Dietary Nitrates.
Agmatine also activates imidazoline receptors, allowing for the adrenal glands to increase the production of beta-endorphins that help to regulate behavior in response to pain, stress, or fear. [3, 4, 5]
Sodium + Potassium
Sodium is an essential nutrient that regulates blood volume, blood pressure, osmotic equilibrium, and pH.(6) Under certain conditions, much like a long round of golf in the sun, up to 600mg(7) of sodium can be lost through sweat every hour. Losing this much sodium over time will materially impact physical performance, total body hydration, thermoregulation, stamina, and cognition unless it is replaced. Salt loading ahead of physical activity(8) is a demonstrated method for reducing physical strain and extending time to exhaustion during activity. Potassium is secondary to Sodium because it is not lost in sweat to nearly the same degree, but is still an essential mineral that coordinates with Sodium to maintain fluid balance and blood pressure in addition to muscle contractions.
This form of Beta-hydroxybutyrate is an exogenous ketone body, which is an alternative fuel to blood sugar. This version was chosen to additionally provide the body with calcium, which is an essential mineral that, among other things, is necessary for proper muscle function and neurotransmission.
Taurine is an organic acid that acts as a lipid/membrane stabilizer in the body and can aid various antioxidant defense systems, contributing to a wide variety of health benefits.(9) It is for its positive effects on cardiovascular and muscle function(10) that Taurine was included in the DF18 formula.
N-acetylcysteine + Vitamin C
One of the main drivers of “Energy” in the DF18 formula comes from the blood-flow promoting effects of Nitric Oxide (eNOS). Both NAC and Vitamin C are shown to help promote and regulate Nitric Oxide production and the stability of the Nitric Oxide molecules. As such, they play a supportive role in ingredients such as Agmatine Sulphate and Arugula Extract.
Incidentally, Vitamin C is an antioxidant; and NAC reliably helps the body create Glutathione, which is a powerful antioxidant in its own right. Therefore, DF18 will also help support a healthy immune system.
B vitamins play a vital role in maintaining good health and well-being. As the building blocks of a healthy body, B vitamins have a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism. Taking them before a round is a check on any deficiencies that might otherwise affect your game.
DF-18 is the first nutrition solution created for the players physical and mental needs on and off the course.
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Helps direct, and sustain fluid balance in the body for optimal performance.
Improves focus, motor-function and the ability to stay calm during stressful moments.
Improves blood flow and blood pressure to help delay fatigue and brain fog.