The Benefits of Baobab for Performance and Recovery

Fitness doesn't begin or end with your workout. To get the most out of exercise, it's essential that you pay careful attention to your pre, during and post-workout nutrition. This means eating and drinking the right things at the right time to boost energy, optimise gains, and accelerate recovery.

As far as the best organic fitness-boosting superfoods go, you need to look no further than Baobab for your fitness nutrition needs. This superfruit is packed full of Vitamin C and antioxidants that can help maximise endurance and recovery.

Baobab is a truly impressive superfruit with an amazing nutritional profile that plays a crucial role in our products. Here is how it can help you:

Fuel Performance

To perform consistently well in sports, it's essential you eat food that promotes sustained energy levels. Baobab is packed full of the nutrients and antioxidants (polyphenols) that your body needs to boost your energy, whether that is during a long run, in the gym, or even throughout the rest of your day.

Baobab is a fantastic source of Vitamin C. In fact, it contains almost seven times the amount of Vitamin C as oranges. This is particularly crucial for increasing energy as it lowers your bodies carnitine levels (the amino acid which breaks down fats into energy) while also supporting adrenal function for increased metabolic energy.

Additionally, Baobab is rich in dietary fibre and polyphenols that collectively moderate the postprandial glycaemic response (lowering the GI (glycaemic index) of high GI foods) and increase the feeling of satiety regulating the digestion of carbohydrates.

So don't forget to grab your Tribal Energy Smoothie before you hit the trail, road, or gym.

Boosts Recovery

Baobab and sports recovery are a match made in heaven thanks to the superfruits impressive nutritional profile. Research shows that ascorbic acid is vital to building muscle and strength. On top of that, the vitamin has been linked to improved adrenal gland function, which keeps the body in homeostasis and balances cortisol levels – a hormone that can cause muscle breakdown.

Many studies link polyphenols to recovery, including an extensive review of the evidence published in the journal 'Sports Medicine'. This review highlighted that polyphenols' role as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory helps reduce the oxidative stress, inflammation and muscle pain associated with muscle damage induced by exercise, leading to faster recovery.

This means that Baobab is just as valuable for supporting the building muscle and strength as it is at promoting fast recovery after exercise.

Try a Tribal Smoothie today

Tribals smoothies have been developed with Baobab at our core, and it isn't hard to see why. Baobab is a great facilitator of your performance and recovery needs. Combining the best of modern food science and all-natural ingredients, we have been able to create a range of products that can help you go the extra mile without any compromises. Click here to try one today.