High-endurance athletes attest to surges of power and speed, thanks to dietary supplement CardiMax. In a media briefing at Trampoline Park in Mandaluyong City, seasoned athletes, including the UP Women’s Volleyball Varsity Team (UPWVVT), revealed that the L-Carnitine-based supplement helped raise their energy levels and improved their performances.
The UPWVVT emerged as one of the UAAP’s top squads this season, marking a breakout year for the team.
UPWVVT Vice Captain Nicole Tiamzon said that the supplement helped her team warm up, train and play harder during their UAAP matches. “It’s hard for our bodies to warm up in big, heavily-air conditioned venues, but it became easier for us to work up a sweat after CardiMax. It also helped us play with more intensity,” Tiamzon shared.
L-Carnitine, a non-toxic, natural amino acid that helps convert fat to energy, makes these energy boosts possible. Though L-Carnitine primarily treats people with heart-related conditions, it also helps in metabolism, weight loss, muscle building, and recovery, which are essential for high-performance athletes.
Other athletes have confirmed the supplement’s effectiveness. Louie Mapua first tried CardiMax at 55 years old, when his neighbor invited him to go cycling from Dasmariñas, Cavite to Tagaytay City. Mapua still felt energetic upon reaching Tagaytay while his neighbor, a younger cyclist, started falling behind. Now 63, Mapua joined the Riviera Tri-Sport last August, where he finished the race ahead of much younger athletes.
Mapua’s performance prompted his daughter Anna, herself a triathlete, to take the supplement prior to her strong showing at last September’s Aboitiz Tri at Pico de Loro. “When I took it 30 minutes before the race, I felt like I was ready for anything,” she says. “I felt an intense surge of energy. And I was never short of breath, even while swimming.”
“With sufficient amounts of L-Carnitine, athletes are able to perform at a higher level,” said Katheryn Feliciano, Integrated Pharmaceutical, Inc.’s VP for Operations. “Because CardiMax does not have adverse side effects, it is ideal for athletes doing intense activities over long periods of time.”
CardiMax is available in Mercury Drug and select drugstores. Some athletes mix it with their drinks, while some take it straight from the bottle before an intensive activity. A teaspoon is recommended to be taken in the morning or afternoon.