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Posted by: Cath | 2010/11/09

Period while going into an endurance race

Hi there, the last time i did a mountain bike stage race i started my period and noticed a dramatic effect and loss of energy, what can i do to minimise these effects/supplements or vitamins can i take?

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Hi Cath,

My advice would be to minimize the effect of fatigue by ensuring you are well hydrated and providing your body with adequate fuel (carbohydrate) and nutrients in the days leading up to the race and during the race.

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Posted by: Sports Nutrition | 2010/11/23

Hi Cath,

My advice would be to minimize the effect of fatigue by ensuring you are well hydrated and providing your body with adequate fuel (carbohydrate) and nutrients in the days leading up to the race and during the race.

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Posted by: Anon | 2010/11/16

Go on the 3month injection - it takes your period away

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