Can honey really help you become an Olympic athlete?
To help ensure optimum health and fitness this summer Olympic hopefuls Jon Schofield, Liam Heath and Rachel Cawthorn are including a new kind of honey in their diet - Active Rainforest Honey.
Last month two man 200m sprint kayakers, Jon Schofield and Liam Heath and women's 200m and 500m sprint kayaker Rachel Cawthorn, were buzzing when they secured their places in the Team GB Olympic canoeing squad to compete in the London 2012 games this summer.
All three athletes have been including the highly potent Active Rainforest Honey from Chile in their diet, provided by their sponsor, Lifeplan, one of the UK's leading providers and exporters of quality nutritional products for the past 29 years.
The 100% pure Chilean honey is derived from the unpolluted and uninhabited volcanic areas of Chile and it is incredibly potent because it is raw and unpasteurised to maintain activity and biopotency. As a traditional edible honey it is available in four active strengths,10+, 20+, 30+ and 40+ with clinically proven health and wellbeing benefits include successfully tackling coughs, colds, sore throats, mild digestive complaints and dry skin conditions. Also available as an antiseptic topical honey, when applied directly to the skin it can improve dry skin conditions and assist in healing minor wounds including blisters - surely a must have for all Olympic athletes this summer!
The three athletes have been taking a spoonful of Active Rainforest Honey at night to help them burn fat whilst they sleep. Honey is historically well-known for its medicinal and healing properties and research also suggests that it may aid weight control too.
Jon Schofield commented, "Taking Active Rainforest Honey helps me cope with the demanding lifestyle of an athlete whilst maintaining a strong immune system and staying healthy."
Rachel Cawthorn who started canoeing through a talent identification scheme, added, "Active Rainforest Honey is great! It has become a staple part of my diet; I add a teaspoon full to my yogurt, muesli and fruit bowl as part of my first breakfast of the day. Tastes great compared to other fancy honeys and has useful weight-losing properties too. Handy for trying to get down to "race weight" at this time of year. There is a fine balance between pushing training as hard as possible and staying healthy, so dosing up on Rainforest Honey to help support the immune system is a great bonus. "
The London Olympic Canoe Sprint events start on Monday 6th August at Eton Dorney, Windsor and Lifeplan managing director, Jamie Christie is looking forward to watching the sprint canoe team.
He says; "Lifeplan has sponsored Jon Schofield, Liam Heath and Rachel Cawthorn for quite some time. I have got to know them well and am delighted that their dedication and hard work has paid off. Everyone at Lifeplan is extremely proud of them and enjoys following their progress. We have always made sure they have a constant supply of products whether they are in the UK or training in South Africa! We wish them the best of luck and I am looking forward to August."
Add Active Rainforest Honey to your diet and feel the buzz like our Olympians!
The Active Rainforest Honey range is available directly from Lifeplan's online shop at lifeplan.co.uk, from Boots, Morrisons, Harrods Pharmacy, independent health food stores, pharmacies and other online health retailers.