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Qualifications: The [described] protocol is suggested by Professor Dr. Marc François Paya, Doctor of Medicine at the University of Montpellier, Fellow of the Academy of Sciences of New York, Member of the American Orthopedic Association and Member of the French Association of "Dor" and Medical Director of its laboratories.
 
Qualifications in Portuguese: Protocolo sugerido pelo Professor Dr. Marc François Paya, Doutor em Medicina pela Universidade de Montpellier, membro da Academia de Ciências de Nova York, membro da Associação Americana de Ortopedia, membro da Associação Francesa da Dore, diretor médico dos Laboratoi.
 

 
HYPERTONIC SEAWATER AND TRAINING OF ATHLETES
 
AN EVALUATION OF HYPERTONIC SEAWATER
FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF CYCLISTS
 
Cyclists
 
The director of the evaluation: Dr. Marc François PAYA
Director of studies at the Faculty of medicine
Paris XIII and Member of the NEW YORK ACADEMY 0F SCIENCE
 
Resumé of the evaluation:
   
The evaluation was done with a team of non professional cyclists who took HYPERTONIC SEAWATER solution orally. The evaluation demonstrated that the natural sea water, physiologically compatible with the human organism containing the full spectrum of minerals in their natural ionic form, improves the subjective and objective parameters of a cyclist's performance.
 
The use of the rule of analogy as a method is a new strategy for this evaluation.
 
 
Objective of the evaluation:
 
To determine the effect of the oral use (drinkable) of HYPERTONIC SEAWATER SOLUTION on the performance of cyclists of different ages during one month. The average dosage of the HYPERTONIC SEAWATER consumed daily by each cyclist was four (4) ampoules, a total of 40 ml. The cyclists covered a distance of 150 km each week.
 
Posology:
 
During cycling:           2 ampoules before cycling
                                2 ampoules after cycling
 
In addition:               2 ampoules in the morning
                                2 ampoules in the afternoon
                                taken two to five times per week
 
 
Methodology of assessing the experience of cyclists:
 
The evaluation was made for a group of different cyclists of the same club, mostly experienced cyclists, as well as an older professional cyclist, who all had won prizes in past competitions.
 
At the start of the evaluation, the aims were discussed by the director with the cyclists. Two questionnaires were used, one for day 0 and one for day 30. The evaluation was on scale of 1-10.
 
Number 1 was equivalent to a very weak physical condition, and 10 for an excellent physical condition.
 
Each cyclist determined his own physical condition, based on the rule of analogy. This involved a subjective assessment the way pain is evaluated in hospital pain clinics. This subjective evaluation was objectively followed during the 30 day period by observing the subject's physical performance from day 0 to day 30.
 
The first questionnaire defined the physical condition of each cyclist at day zero; and the second on day thirty (30), after he had finished a course of HYPERTONIC SEAWATER. All the cyclists agreed to complete the questionnaire and a parallel medical evaluation of each cyclist was done during the same period. After the first questionnaire, at day zero was completed, it was given to the doctor, and the cyclist was no longer able to review it until he had completed the second questionnaire at day thirty.
 
The second questionnaire at day thirty, was based on answers in real time. To the surprise of most of the cyclists, they saw an evident improvement of the measured parameters.
 
Several of the cyclists helped to review the observations, which underlined the importance of assessing certain parameters related to the analysis of behaviour of the cyclists during and after the races. This analysis was relevant to the individual cyclist as well as to the entire group.
 
Results of the evaluation: 
 
Based on the answers of each questionnaire, all the parameters improved, except for two cyclists who experienced an increase in nervous tension. Only one cyclist withdrew from the study, due to severe high blood pressure, which he omitted to report prior to commencing the study.
 
The remarkable evidence of the evaluation:
 
1. There was an improvement in endurance, reduction in fatigue and recovery of energy after the race, for all the cyclists. All cyclists improved their overall potential.
 
2. The increased capacity to perform in pursuits and accelerate on hills, showed that the body was mobilizing a greater energy level.
 
The statistical results of the study can be found in Table 1...
 
Table 1
 
Question
 
Observed Parameters
Evaluation at
 
Différence from
Day 0 to day 30
in %
Day 0
Day 30
1
PhysicaL condition
35
53
+51
2
Resistance to effort
40
55
+37.5
3
Performance
30
52
+73
4
Physical recupertation
33
53
+60
5
Nervous tension
23
33
-43
6
Acceleration
29
53
+36
7
Ability to follow
33
56
+78
8
Ability to climb hills
28
49
+75
9
Physical endurance
38
51
+34
 
...and the change in the parameters for the whole group in Fig. 1.
 
Figure 1 (Click to enlarge)
 
Graph of results
 
The conclusions of the evaluation: 
 
The consumption of the HYPERTONIC SEAWATER, based on the prescribed dosages, produced an objective improvement in the physical performance of the athletes as shown by the statistics. The results are particularly significant for the improved level of performance. The capacity to sustain the physical effort on the cycling course and climbing hills as well as a speed in energy recovery after the cycling events improved substantially.
 
It is our belief, confirmed by the bibliographical references, that the cellular micro nutriments in mineral form, as infused by the HYPERTONIC SEAWATER into the cyclists’ organism, significantly influenced the parameters of this evaluation. These micro nutriments have the identical qualitative composition as the body's inner environment, but they were provided in higher quantities. Thus the use of a totally natural product like the HYPERTONIC SEAWATER opens new avenues for athletes, and offers multiple possibilities without the inconveniences presented by substances considered as "doping", which are often used in the athletic community.
 
Dr. Marc-François Paya
June 1998
 

 
EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE
 
Name and first name:
Age:
Address:
Date:                                                   Signature:
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
 
Use numbers between 1 and 10 to answer the following questions:
(The number 1 is the worst situation, the number 10 is the best situation).
 
1. How is your physical condition?
1 - Very poor
10 - Very good

Your score
 
2. Are you resistant to effort?
1 - Very little resistant
10 - Very resistant

Your score
 
3. How is your sport performance?
1 - Very bad
10 - Very good

Your score
 
4. How is your physical recovery after effort?
1 - Poor
10 – Excellent

Your score
 
5. Do you feel nervous?
1 - Very nervous
10 - Very little nervous

Your score
 
6. What is your ability to accelerate during the course?
1 - Very limited
10 – Excellent

Your score
 
7. How is your ability to follow during the course?
1 - Very bad
10 - Excellent

Your score
 
8. How is your ability to climb hills?
1 - Very limited
10 – Excellent

Your score
 
9. How is your physical endurance?
1 - Very poor
10 - Excellent

Your score
 

 
REFERENCES (French only):
 
1. Première rencontre de Médecine et du Sport; Evian-France Prof. Yannick Guezennec; Panorama du Médecin, Juin 1996, Dr. Brigitte Blond
 
2. Dr. M.F. Paya, Pratique de l'utilisation de l'eau de mer en thérapeutique, 11ième symposium International sur la Médecine sportive, San Rémo, 1997.
 
3. Dr M.F. Paya, Expérience clinique avec l'eau de mer hypertonic dans un groupe de cyclistes, le séminaire sur la méthode thérapeutique marine, Alicante, Espagne, Juin 1998.
 

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