Deep Dive One is a food supplement from the Vitaminity Aqua line which is based on various dry plant extracts and compounds intelligently combined to induce a physiological metabolic response. The aim is to improve performance in the water during both free diving and underwater fishing. These sports place many metabolic systems under stress: not only the cardiovascular system, but the central and peripheral nervous systems as well
1 bottle with 60 tablets
Detailed description by constituent:
L-arginine: a molecular biological precursor of nitric oxide. Some studies have confirmed the correlation between the presence of nitric oxide in the pulmonary microcirculation and the possibility of increased haemoptysis. In addition, the increase in cellular oxidative processes during diving can decrease the amount of nitric oxide in the pulmonary endothelium, causing corresponding vasoconstriction and a lower degree of gaseous exchange at cellular level. The compound L-arginine can therefore help to improve the transport of oxygen at both pulmonary level and muscular level during diving in apnoea.
Berberine: a natural alkaloid which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for more than 2500 years. It acts on the metabolic and cardiovascular systems, both of which undergo a lot of stress during free diving. At a metabolic level, it promotes an increase in ATP production by improving carbohydrate and lipid energy metabolism, thus making the cell more resistant to hypoxic stress; it does this by increasing the concentration of GLUT4 glucose receptors on muscle cells through the action of AMPK. In the cardiac endothelium, it improves the action of eNOS (an enzyme involved in the regulation and concentration of nitric oxide).
Bromelain: this compound is extracted from pineapples. Although its molecular mechanism of action is still unclear, its anti-inflammatory, antithrombotic and fibrinolytic properties are well-known to the scientific community. As regards free diving, our interest in this compound is linked to the fact that it can improve capillary permeability, thus promoting gaseous and nutrient exchange. It also reduces generalised inflammation through its action on COX-2.
Hops, dry extract titrated to 0.4% in flavonoids: numerous studies have demonstrated the importance of this plant extract both as an antioxidant and as an anti-inflammatory agent. Numerous studies have also demonstrated that it acts as an essential natural sedative in the central nervous system. Acting synergistically with other compounds, it also prepares the athlete for the slowing down of the nervous system’s physiology as a diving preadaptation. Greater relaxation then translates into increased efficiency in gaseous exchange as well as improved mental control during the descent.
Centella asiatica, dry extract titrated to 20% in triterpenes: the main constituents of Centella asiatica are saponins or triterpenoids. By increasing vascular permeability, they have an effect on the microcirculation that has been proven for many years now. This is a very important effect as it promotes cellular gaseous exchange. In addition, some studies have confirmed that the active ingredients of Centella asiatica can protect cells in nerve tissue from hypoxic conditions by decreasing the action of lactate dehydrogenase.
Rutin: : a flavonoid which, in addition to protecting the vascular endothelium, appears to have a very powerful action as a platelet aggregation inhibitor, thus improving blood flow. This effect could promote a lowering of peripheral resistance in the microcirculation and a better exchange of waste metabolites and/or gases at cellular level (pulmonary and muscular) when preparing for diving in apnoea.
Melissa, dry extract titrated to 20% in rosmarinic acid: as has been demonstrated by several studies, this plant can decrease corticosterone levels in the blood and increase GABA levels. Its synergistic action is therefore very useful during free diving. As well as promoting mental relaxation, it decreases stress levels pre-immersion and during periods of intense training.
Diosmin: a flavonoid which can improve the release of beta-endorphin through its action on the adrenal glands by promoting glucose uptake in the muscles. This action would lead to improved hypoxic performance during apnoea due to the type of metabolism involved when diving without oxygen.
Hesperidin: this flavonoid seems to have some useful properties in the nervous system due to the fact that it is a GABA receptor ligand. Its main action is as an anxiolytic and relaxant for the entire nervous system. This is essential for the detensioning process when diving in apnoea. Hyperexcitability of the sympathetic nervous system can reduce descent times and create problems with compensation due to neuromuscular tension.
Vitamin B1 (thiamine): thiamine or vitamin B1 is a very important cofactor of pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH), the enzyme which stimulates the conversion of pyruvate into coenzyme A. Coenzyme A is essential for cellular glucose metabolism. As it seems likely that muscle metabolism is dependent on glucose during free diving, especially in the ascent phase, its conservation might be important for a more efficient and more safer dive.
Method of use
The recommended dose is 2 tablets a day, at least 1-2 hours before any underwater sports activities.