July 2, 2013
Plandai’s Natural Performance Enhancement for Athletes
Professional and amateur athletes alike are constantly seeking an advantage to fight muscle fatigue and improve physical performance. There have been countless scandals in professional sports related to illegal or banned performance enhancing drugs. As a result, finding an approved, safe, yet effective alternative is paramount. This has spurred a growth in sports drinks and other ‘nutraceutical’ products as the athletic-minded consumer looks for an advantage via better performance. For example, in 2012, Global Industry Analysts (GIA) released a comprehensive report that forecast the consumption of sports and nutrition foods and drinks to be a $55 billion market in the U.S. alone by 2018.
Plandaí Biotechnology Inc.’s (OTCQB – PLPL - $0.50 – Spec Buy) Phytofare™ Citrus Limonoid Glycoside Complex is a unique product that is primed to serve the unmet needs of these athletes. This offering utilizes the entire fruit including juice, pith, peel, and pulp from where all of the soluble phytonutrients are recovered. Plandaí has spent over a decade developing this botanical extract and has developed a product that delivers the related nutrients more effectively from an absorption perspective than any other comparable product.
In fact, the innovative product contains all of vitamins A & C, bioflavonoids, (especially Hesperidin and Rutin, limonoids (especially limonin and nomilin), and numerous minerals, including potassium and pectin. There are three ways this will benefit athletes. First, vitamin C is crucial to aid in immune system strength for extreme athletes like marathon runners. Second, the minerals and vitamins have been proven to improve and maintain capillary integrity, which enables maximum blood flow and oxidation while training. Third, there is extensive research showing that citrus bioflavonoids have tremendous anti-inflammatory properties, improving post-injury recovery time. Finally, these components of the Phytofare™ Citrus Limonoid Glycoside Complex formula have demonstrated an ability to strengthen connective tissue, i.e. ligaments and tendons. Previous third-party testing has shown that athletes taking a high-dosage citrus limonoid complex have experienced faster post-work out recovery and the virtual elimination of muscle pulls.
The Company plans to conduct future studies and trials for this product and, once it receives approval and is introduced to the consumer, it will be marketed to include all of the major benefits including enhanced athletic performance. Clearly, Plandaí’s next generation delivery system and high absorption advantages will give the Phytofare™ Citrus Limonoid Glycoside Complex a superior edge over competitors and presents substantial revenue opportunities in a huge vertical market.
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