Pre-Acclimatization and High Altitude Performance:
- An athlete’s v02 max and endurance decline significantly upon acute high altitude exposure
- Acclimatization, the most effective way to counteract high altitude performance reductions, is unfortunately a month long process
- By activating the hypoxic response system in sea level oxygen conditions, Mountain Might allows athletes to arrive at a high altitude race or arena pre-acclimatized
- The ingredients in Mountain Might also heighten acclimatization to a given altitude, allowing the body the perform work as though they are at a lower elevation
Extreme Altitude Tolerance and HAPE Resistance:
- The hypoxic ventilatory response (HVR) is the body’s principal mechanism of acclimatization when ascending extreme altitudes above 10,000 feet.
- Data from Operation Everest II demonstrates that the HVR is the most vital component of tolerating extreme altitudes.
- Studies on the genetics of high altitude performance have also linked a weak HVR with high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE).
- N-Actetylcysteine, an active ingredient in Mountain Might, has been shown to significantly enhance the HVR.
- High altitude mountaineers can thus supplement with Mountain Might to maximize their chances of successful summits and potentially reduce their risk of developing HAPE.
Counteract Age-related and Genetic Barriers to Acclimatization:
- Results from altitude training and acclimatization studies suggest that there is a significant portion of people who undergo highly limited, often unnoticeable altitude adaptation.
- These athletes will be turned from the final push at Everest regardless of their physical fitness and determination and are more likely to suffer from acute mountain sickness AMS.
- This poor adaptive response to high altitude has been linked to genetic and age-related factors that inhibit the detection of low blood oxygen.
- By improving the sensitivity of blood oxygen detection in the body, Mountain Might may help athletes with poor adaptive responses tolerate and perform work more effectively at high altitude.
I have been guiding clients on big mountains around the globe for over 20 years now and one of the most common questions I am I asked prior to departure is “How do I train for altitude?”
Now that I have experienced the Mountain Might supplement, I have an additional training tool to recommend for my clients.
With my experience in medicine as a Physician Assistant, I have always been interested in the effects of high altitude on human physiology, so of course I was initially skeptical of an over the counter product that could help with the acclimatization process. I had to personally put it to the test…and I was blown away with the results. While taking Mountain Might on a recent expedition over 19,000 ft, I felt like an invisible Sherpa was pushing me up the mountain. Not only did I feel stronger while climbing at increasingly higher elevations, I also felt energized throughout the day and slept more soundly at night.
Going forward I am now recommending all of my clients follow my lead in supplementing their pre trip training with Mountain Might. I am confident that I will see results in my personal performance, the performance of my clients as well as overall participant satisfaction on all of our MountainVision Expedition adventures.