In the absence of a "Matrix Assessment Profile" you may obtain information about the effectiveness of any given nutritional program by using an ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) meter to measure the oxidation or reduction power of a substance, usually a liquid.
It is measured in millivolts (mv.) on a scale from -1,200 (most strongly reducing) to +1,200 (most strongly oxidizing). A reading at or below approximately zero (0) strongly, although indirectly, indicates an increasing concentration of the negative hydrogen ion or potential for creating energy.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
As any athlete knows, one of the greatest dangers and side effects of heavy training is the production of excessive free radicals. These damage the ability of our cells to perform the functions required for repair and regeneration. Biochemically, free radicals are simply substances which steal electrons.
Therefore, if you are training heavy, you are more than likely creating excessive free radicals which are depriving your body of the one substance required to achieve the purpose for which your training was designed.