Hawthorn FRUIT is a fruit derived from the hawthorn plant (Crataegus), which is a shrub or small tree of the rosaceae family. Is widely used in traditional medicine due to its health properties. Hawthorn fruits are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which contributes to their beneficial effects on health.
Hawthorn fruits contain various nutrients, such as:
Flavonoids – have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and vasodilating effects.
Vitamins – mainly vitamin C, which has an antioxidant effect and affects the immune system.
Minerals – such as potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus.
Fiber – beneficial for the digestive system and maintaining normal cholesterol levels.
Effects on athletes:
Although hawthorn fruits are not directly aimed at athletes, their health benefits may be indirectly beneficial for physically active people:
Supporting the circulatory system – the flavonoids contained in hawthorn fruits can dilate blood vessels. Which can contribute to better blood flow and oxygen delivery to the muscles.
Strengthening the immune system – the content of vitamin C can help maintain a healthy immune system, which is important for athletes undergoing intense workouts.
Supporting digestive health – The fiber in hawthorn fruit can help keep your gut working properly and improve digestion.
Dosage: no specific guidelines.