The round riders who Lauteret, Tourmalet and Galibier should deliver extreme exertion, probably do not realize that all those beautiful but tough climbs grow plants that could help them a little. They have no regard for the beauty of nature and can certainly not stop to pick some of these colorful plants. Flowers that can take care of their muscles, improve their condition or even as a natural doping can be used.
According to some theories grow plants, however, in those places where we are most needed. So around riders take advantage of it!
Pink root, also known as the European ginseng, you sometimes encounter in the Vanoise or the Gran Paradiso, though he grows fortunately for me, not so directly along the roads where the Tour caravan passes. Rather something for mountain bikers or VTTers zooming past rugged trails at 2000 meters. The root of this succulent plant, which smells like rose water, has built up a reputation as a stimulant. It is a so-called adaptogen, a plant that causes you extra physical and psychological effort can handle better. So you can adapt or adjust to the conditions.
Great efforts are also often accompanied by severe tensions, there also our pink root some help. You could then consume calming herbs, but it is not the intention that Mr. Cavendish and Boonen fall asleep during the final sprint. So it is better to use something called nerve tonic herbs, do not suppress the alert. St. John's Wort is completely in place, you can combine it with the blossoming wild thyme plants, you provided some acrobatics, can reap full speed from the roadside. At quieter times you can also take a refreshing tea or ensure that the caregiver crammed into your water bottle.
That mixture would have to know you, I suppose. Simply the herbs of thyme, rosemary and savory use three times a day as a tea or cold in the bottle with a little lemon juice and sugar right there. You can also get better direct-wheel racing, because otherwise this tea your sexual appetite sometimes to excite much.
There are of course still more sporting resources strengthening, toning or strengthening heart function. For example, red rosehips and orange sea buckthorn berries, bursting full of vitamin C, vitamin supplement your stock; hawthorn blossoms or berries enhance oxygen supply to your heart muscle and the big yellow gentian or small genepi keep your appetite levels.
And all of these remedies can be swallowed without experiencing positive doping tests. Santé!
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