Training is keeping the balance on the edge

The training can be seen as a process of regular stimuli patterns applied to the body. This is at least how I define training and explain lots of phenomena accompanied with it, be they positive or negative. These patterns of stimuli need to be repeated over and over again to achieve a training effect. During the workouts not only the muscles but the whole body with all its complex metabolic pathways and neuromuscular wirings are undergoing the training process.

If we want to improve our performance level we have to combine both parts harmonically and in the same time push ourselves over a certain limit without overdoing it, not an easy things to achieve without drawbacks.
When does training become a headache, when is training inefficient: if you are lacking motivation, if training is too monotonous, if you are fatigued and stressed, and in case of illness and overtraining, overexertion, injuries and lack of recovery.

The healthy aspects of regular workouts

Modern exercise physiology and biology puts a lot of work into studying the healthy body. That has not always been the case when scientists only looked at sick bodies. Exercise physiology gives an amazing insight into the body’s »normal« way of functioning.

Inflammation is a phenomenon of the healthy body

You are probably used to the notion that an inflammation is only present in cases of disease such as infections or chronic non-communicable diseases (atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes-type-2, multiple sclerosis, bowel diseases etc.). Since very recent, scientific data talks a different language. Inflammation is a condition of the healthy body, it is a controlled process that is is the foundation of all healing processes and essential for the well-being, a process that keeps our body with all its diverse functions going and balanced.

Along all the mucosal linings (bronchi, guts, urinary bladder etc.), that connect us with the outside world, minor inflammatory or immune responses respectively take place, always and throughout our whole life. These borders colonized with their very own microflora are areas where controlled inflammatory processes secure the borders and guarantee our survival. Here the communications with the environment happens, they can be friendly talks (nutrients, bacteria, virus, macromolecules) as well as hostile ones (e.g nutrients, viruses, bacteria, macromolecules).

There is no bad or good per se! It is the relation to the environment that counts

As you can see from the listing in brackets, whether an agent or a molecule respectively is friend or foe is determined by the environment and the time of encounter at the very place of the encounter. There is no bad or good per se! Inflammations are physiological processes within the body. The meaning, whether a molecule is treated as friend or foe, is determined by the state of the milieu at a given time (e.g. such different conditions may be diseases, the different development stages, we go through; or different situations of stress etc.)

The multiple systemic inflammatory processes ongoing in our body are termed low-grade systemic inflammation and are characterized by a state of perfect well-being. Diseases or discomfort start, if this process deteriorates and gets out of control which is generally spoken the case in all illnesses.

Well, this inflammatory situation is initiated and controlled by the same system, the stress system. It consists of the super-systems of regulation: nervous system, immune system and hormones (endocrine system). The basic mode of regulation are feedback loops and circiuts. The body’s sheer uncountable processes are connected by positive and negative feedback loops structured by circuits on various levels. The context determines whether the system activates or suppresses a process. Under the condition of well-being exists a perfect equilibrium between the different inflammatory currents. I name them currents, because you have myriads of molecules with either properties (pro- and anti-inflammatory) depending on time and place of the encounter.

What has this got to do with physical activity?

Moderate physical activity stimulates the stress system in a very positive way. It helps to avoid the deterioration of systemic low-grade inflammation into chronic systemic inflammation. Chronic systemic inflammation seems to be one cause for atherosclerosis, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes-2 and some forms of cancer such as breast or colon cancer. Physical inactivity has been identified as a stronger predictor of chronic illnesses than risk factors such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and obesity for all-cause mortality. Physical activity protects against these diseases and premature death because of its ability to down-regulate inflammatory states in our body.

As an athlete you find yourself on the path of health and youth! But we should not exaggerate.

You are well familiar with the fact that endurance training means stress for your body, positive in the case of overreaching, negative in the case of overtraining. The more you push your body to exertion, the more stressed it gets. The control mechanisms that contain your body’s low-grade inflammation can easily reach a point where they lose control. If you manage your training within these limits where training stress is not harming your immune system, autonomic nervous system and/or your hormone regulation, then you can be sure that sport is one (please, keep in mind that there are other factors as well such as genetic outfit and nutrition that play a significant role too) preventive measure to secure a long and healthy life.

If you do otherwise and drive your body permanently over the edge, then inflammatory processes may take over and lead your body into a state of chronic systemic inflammation*, one of the strongest disease predictors identified until now.

Biestmilch widens the margins within which you can move without tilting over the edge

For amateur athletes and pros applies the same when it comes to the use of Biestmilch. We should take it at least during the critical parts of our training, if stress factors tend to accumulate. Biestmilch is acting preventive and as therapeutic. Even though Biestmilch is food, it has been seen as a natural remedy for centuries. As an old saying already underlines: “Let your food be your remedy.”
Biestmilch has a pronounced effect on all inflammations smoldering in our body. It strengthens our immunity being an essential pillar of our performance. Due to these properties Biestmilch is able to stabilize performance and support recovery.

Recommendations for use

1. For basic training
If you feel fit and well, the standard amount of 900 mg Biestmilch suffices.

2. For intensive training sessions
If you enhance the intensity (volume and strength) of your training, then you may increase the amount of Biestmilch by 3 to 4 times of the standard amount (900 mg). Preferably you take 2/3 of your Biestmilch in the morning, and 1/3 after the last training session.
In case of feeling slightly ill take more Biestmilch, it is recommended to take 4 to 8 grams. The BIEST BOOSTER is an excellent option.

You should take Biestmilch every day. Integrate it into your daily diet. You need not stop taking it.

If one among you is suffering from lactose intolerance, then you should start with low amounts of Biestmilch and increase the amount stepwise. Milk allergies should not stop you from taking it either. But be always careful and commence with a small amount (150 – 300 mg).


*In this article I was not talking about local acute inflammations due to injuries or other traumata. Acute inflammation is a short-term process, usually appearing within a few minutes or hours and ceasing upon the removal of the injurious stimulus. It is characterized by five cardinal signs: rubor (redness), calor (increased heat), tumor (swelling), dolor (pain), and functio laesa (loss of function).



Susann is the biest prototype and head of the team. She is Austrian, has studied medicine, meaning she is a medical doctor and the Biesters' alpha wolf. Susann continuously produces new ideas, is strong in making concepts and is practically always ON FIRE. Without her BIESTMILCH wouldn't be where and what it is today, and anyway - not possible.

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