Reducing Cortisol During Exercise

What Is Cortisol and Why Should I Want to Reduce It?

Sometimes called the stress hormone, cortisol is released during physical and mental stress. It’s a steroid hormone produced in and released from the adrenal glands. Cortisol can cause a number of things to happen in the body, like regulating your metabolism, controlling your blood pressure, and maintaining the salt and water balance in your body. It’s an important hormone, but you don’t want to let your cortisol levels get too high or too low. The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece can help keep your cortisol at the correct level when exercising.

Because high-intensity and endurance exercise puts extra stress on your body, these activities increase your natural levels of cortisol. Without proper regulation of your cortisol levels during physical effort, you could end up with high blood sugar, increased blood pressure, or decreased muscle tissue — and you’re not exercising at this intensity to lose muscle tissue. 

Exercise and cortisol levels are inextricably linked, and that’s why it’s so important to reduce the amounts of cortisol released during and after vigorous workout sessions. That’s where the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece comes into play. Unlike a protective sports mouthguard, AIRWAAV is a performance mouthpiece engineered for serious athletes who demand serious results.

By helping to reduce the production of cortisol and lactic acid, the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece provides great benefits to the body’s natural recovery mechanisms. This leads to improvement in subsequent training sessions for an overall better workout or training experience and outcome.

How does the AIRWAAV work to reduce cortisol during exercise?

The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece was researched and developed for 15 years with the assistance of elite athletes and cadets at the Citadel in South Carolina. It’s engineered to allow for maximum airway capacity which can reduce cortisol production naturally. The mouthpiece is made of our patented VistaMaxx material which is designed to help the device stay in place during strenuous workouts and endurance training. The bite plate absorbs both gentle pressure and more aggressive teeth clenching during high stress exertion. The AIRWAAV’s intake bar fits on the inside of your lower teeth to guide your tongue down and forward, opening the airway wider for better breathing ability.

The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece has been patented and scientifically proven through peer-reviewed research. It provides hardcore athletes like you with the chance to build increased endurance, faster recovery times, and more strength. By reducing your respiratory rate by up to 20 percent, our mouthpiece limits lactic acid production, giving you the ability to work harder for longer. AIRWAAV also reduces cortisol buildup by up to 50 percent, improving your recovery time after workouts. 

If your sport is bodybuilding, for example, using a mouthpiece can improve your bench throw power and force, torque, and vertical jump. Studies have demonstrated increased power in upper-body as well as lower-body power moves in both men and women.

When you wear the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece, you’ll move your tongue forward and place it under the intake bar. Along with the pressure of holding your back teeth together, this position causes your tongue to flex. This opens your airway and improves the efficiency of the oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange. A more effective exchange rate lowers your respiratory rate and controls cortisol during running, bodybuilding, cycling, CrossFit, and other high-power activities. 

Reducing cortisol is imperative if you want to continue to work out at a high level, and using the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece helps you do just that. AIRWAAV can give you an advantage by reducing the risk of cortisol dysregulation. When your cortisol is out of balance, negative consequences like higher blood pressure, increased blood sugar, and muscle fatigue may occur.



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%.

What do I do when I receive my AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece?

The first thing to do when you receive your AIRWAAV is to mold it specifically to your teeth. Our VistaMaxx material makes this easy, as all you need is a microwave, a bowl of cold water, and a couple of minutes. 

Wearing the mouthpiece during training or strenuous exercise can take a bit of getting used to. We suggest that you start by using it for a shorter workout, like an HIIT session or a light run. You can use the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece during non-contact sports training or during competition. However, it’s not recommended for use during contact sports — you would want to use a protective mouthguard in those situations. 

Where can I get AIRWAAV ?

The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece has been developed over 15 years and patented to provide you the best in high-intensity workout support. It’s the best performance mouthpiece on the market and has the science to back it up. Not only that, at a price of less than $30, it’s affordable too. If you’re into serious workouts, whether running, weight lifting, bodybuilding, HIIT, cycling, or other strenuous activities, this is the mouthpiece for you. Buy the best performance mouthpiece on the market today and see what a difference it can make in your endurance, strength, and recovery.