Cortisol Levels and Exercise
Cortisol is the body’s stress hormone, and it’s produced naturally when you are under stress, whether mental or physical. Now, stress is not always a bad thing. For example, when you’re running, weightlifting, cycling, or doing high-intensity interval training (HIIT), your body is under greater physical stress than if you were just walking or sitting. Therefore, more cortisol is produced. Cortisol is helpful for the body’s response to stress in small amounts, but when your workouts are focused on high intensity and endurance, excessive cortisol production can cause some problems. The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece can help with this.
When your body produces too much cortisol, the resulting reduction in protein synthesis and the conversion of protein to glucose can actually increase your abdominal fat and decrease your musculature. Certainly you don’t work out so hard only to experience these results! The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece was developed specifically to reduce excess cortisol and lactic acid production during high-intensity workouts. There are also a number of herbal supplements you can take that are said to reduce cortisol as well. Continue reading to learn more about these natural supplements.
Noted Supplements for Cortisol Reduction
- Ashwagandha is an herb that can be taken as a pill or as a powder added to meals or beverages.
- Chamomile is an herb that is usually consumed in a calming tea.
- Cordyceps is taken as a powder, pill, or in a tea.
- Holy Basil is commonly used in a tea and can also be taken as a pill.
- Lemon Balm is most commonly used as a tea.
- Licorice Root is a legume and can be consumed as tea or taken as a pill.
- Panax Ginseng can be used in tincture form or as a tea.
- Passion flower can also be consumed as a tincture or in a tea.
- Reishi is a mushroom that can be ingested in powders or blends.
- Rhodiola can be consumed as a tea or taken as a pill.
- Schisandra Berry may be eaten as a whole berry, consumed in tea or as a juice, or used in pill form.
- Skullcap is an herb that can be taken raw, in tea, in liquid droplets, or in a powder blend.
The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece directions your tongue down and forward and when you bite down, it creates the optimal airway opening. It's patented and scientifically proven with peer-reviewed, published research to provide athletes:
- Increased Endurance: Reduces your respiratory rate by 20%.
- Increased Strength: Improves muscular endurance.
- Faster Recovery: Reduces cortisol build up levels by up to 50%.
How can the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece help reduce cortisol naturally?
The AIRWAAV is an easy way to reduce cortisol without adding supplements. When you first receive your AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece, you will need to custom-fit it to fit your teeth specifically. It’s made of our patented VistaMaxx material, which can be molded to your unique bite quickly and easily using just a microwave and a bowl of water. If you’re having any kind of orthodontic or dental work being done, you don’t have to worry about buying a new mouthpiece each time the configuration of your mouth changes. The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece can be remolded as many times as you need.
As easy as it is to mold, the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece is also easy to take care of. It doesn’t absorb bacteria, so with a simple, gentle cleaning with soap or toothpaste each day, it will stay clear and hygienic workout after workout. VistaMaxx is made to be durable, so it’s tough enough to train with you day after day.
How exactly does the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece work?
The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece is made up of two essential features. The bite plate, which covers your bottom molars, allows you to clench your teeth while performing high-intensity exercise without putting undue pressure on them. This helps keep the mouthpiece in place, but also plays a more important role. Biting down on the plate aligns your jaw to help open your airway as wide as possible.
The intake bar is placed behind your lower front teeth. You then move your tongue down and forward to tuck it under the intake bar. This tongue placement works together with the jaw position to increase your airway by nearly 10 percent. While this may not sound like a lot, it’s enough to immediately reduce your respiratory rate by 20 percent and your cortisol production by nearly half. This results in lower lactic acid production and improved recovery times, which work together to improve your strength due to increased muscular endurance.
The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece was developed by Dr. Dena Garner with athletes’ high-intensity and endurance workout needs in mind. Wearing AIRWAAV can help you experience increased endurance and strength along with faster recovery times when you use it for each workout session, whether your focus is running, lifting weights, HIIT, cycling, or another vigorous activity. Not only that, but at a price of less than $30, it’s an affordable natural cortisol reduction method. Take the time today to order the best natural cortisol reducing performance mouthpiece on the market and experience the difference AIRWAAV can make!