If discussing body functions disturbs you do not read any further.
At Ironman Louisville I met Murray outside the race expo. He had set up a ‘gorilla marketing’ booth on the street corner to sell his pH balancing pills called ‘Extreme Endurance’. My wife Lis and I stopped and chatted and she (as the nurse and medical boffin in the family) got into a deep discussion with Murray and his assistant. The basic theory they explained is that during exercise, especially extreme races like Ironman, the body goes acidic due to the use of muscle glycogen which produces lactic and pyruvic acids. Their pills work against this by releasing acid buffers into the small intestine.
The first rule of competition is *never* try anything new on race day. However, Lis was convinced that this would help me with the chronic bowel problems that I get after—and sometimes during—every race. After being reassured that they would be totally benign I decided to give them a go. For the first time every after a marathon, half or full Ironman race I had absolutely no bowel problems whatsoever. I also recovered from the race in three days, but this may also be due to other factors.
These Extreme Endurance pills will now be a regular part of my race and hard training diet. Give them a try. You may be as pleasantly surprised as I was. There are more details on their web site www.phitpills.com. You can contact Murray at phitpills[at]gmail.com.