Advancing Hygiene for Contact Sport Athletes
When someone asks what makes a good athlete you will probably hear some if not all of the following: Self-confidence, self-discipline, character, work ethic, determination, motivation, humility, passion, resiliency, focus, leadership, natural ability, physical fitness, mental acuity and intestinal fortitude. These attributes are all important for any well rounded athlete. Some individuals are blessed with possessing everything necessary to be a successful athlete. Others require a great coach who can mold he or she into one by providing direction and focus. No matter which category you fall into, hard work and dedication are required to become great.
What does this have anything to do with hygiene you might ask? Well hygiene doesn't usually make the list of important aspects for an athlete. This is because with everything else one has to be concerned about it is probably not high on the list of fun things to talk about. Hygiene, however, plays a critical role in health and performance at any level.
Athletes are subjected to punishing environments by the sheer aspect of participating in their chosen sport, which can lead to increased risk to their personal health if a high hygiene standard is not maintained. Exposure to sweaty, humid, close contact environments create the perfect storm for pathogens to flourish and organisms which can cause infection are increasingly becoming resistant to anti-bacterial products because of how they affect the natural floura, upsetting its delicate balance. This combined with drug resistance creates serious concerns when athletes get infections. Not only can this affect the ability and performance of the athlete but it can also affect the team either by preventing participation or transmission to teammates.
This is where Contact Sports Soap’s lineup of athletic skin care products comes into play.
How is this possible one might ask? Topical probiotics - live, colony-forming kefir culture which reinforce the skin's protection by repopulating the skin biome with lactic acid producing microbiotics block and kill pathogenic bacteria, fungus, yeast and viruses while also calming the immune system, prevent the ability for infections to establish and keeping your skin healthy. This may sound crazy but probiotics have long been used to regulate and reinforce the body's natural flora for digestive health and now you can use the same concept to directly replenish and reinforce the flora on the area of your body susceptible to pathogens and exposed to the most abuse.
Contact Sports Soap's strategy is simple, clean and hydrate the skin while at the same time introduce topical probiotics which possess anti-fungal, antiviral and anti-bacterial properties. We don't use triclosan, benzalkonium chloride or even alcohol based ingredients because we don't have to. We take skin science to a whole new level. We have even clinically tested our all-natural products to show they have the ability to prevent the growth of bacteria, fungus, yeast and viruses without the need for any chemicals. So, let Contact Sports Soap focus on the science of healthy skin so you can focus on becoming a better athlete.
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