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Athletes often tend to cross the line between sporting effort and the total power - and thus the boundary between health promotion and overtaxing the body. Several studies have shown that excessive physical activity such as marathon competition or training, mountain cross, triathlon, crossfit or intensive training in untrained individuals weakens the immune system and increases susceptibility to infections1-6). It was found that there is a significant relationship between training and the occurrence of common colds. In addition, the weakening of the body by cold symptoms affects the training of athletes.

When you want to prepare your immune system for a sporting challenge or you are generally very active in sports, it is advisable to train your immune system in addition. APUXAN can help through its very good resorbable beta-glucans and zinc.*

* Zinc contributes to the normal function of the immune system.

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2) Ekblom, B., Ekblom, O., and Malm, C. (2006). Infectious episodes before and after a marathon race. Scand J Med Sci Sports 16, 287-293.

3) Matthews, C.E., Ockene, I.S., Freedson, P.S., Rosal, M.C., Merriam, P.A., and Hebert, J.R. (2002). Moderate to vigorous physical activity and risk of upper-respiratory tract infection. Med Sci Sports Exerc 34, 1242-1248.

4) Nieman, D.C. (1997). Risk of upper respiratory tract infection in athletes: an epidemiologic and immunologic perspective. J Athl Train 32, 344-349.

5) Nieman, D.C., Nehlsen-Cannarella, S.L., Henson, D.A., Koch, A.J., Butterworth, D.E., Fagoaga, O.R., and Utter, A. (1998). Immune response to exercise training and/or energy restriction in obese women. Med Sci Sports Exerc 30, 679-686.

6) Nieman, D.C., Nehlsen-Cannarella, S.L., Markoff, P.A., Balk-Lamberton, A.J., Yang, H., Chritton, D.B., Lee, J.W., and Arabatzis, K. (1990). The effects of moderate exercise training on natural killer cells and acute upper respiratory tract infections. Int J Sports Med 11, 467-473.