Ingredients: Cissus Quadrangularis Extract, Diatomaceous Earth, Beta Alanine, L-Glutamine, Citrulline Malate, Taurine, Spirulina, L-Alanine, Acetyl L-Carnitine, Fenugreek, L-Isoleucine, L-Histindine and L-Norvaline.
Cissus Quadrangularis has been a staple of traditional Indian medicine for centuries. Researchers discovered the power of this unique herbal remedy and have now made it available to Western athletes or anyone else who wants to support healthy muscle and bone. Cissus Quadrangularis will not only support healthy muscle and bone, but actually helps deliver nutrients to tendons.
Our Cissus is standardized for 3-Ketosterone and is lab tested for potency and purity.
Diatomaceous Earth known as DE:
Diatomaceous earth is a naturally-formed sedimentary mineral rock. It’s derived from the remains of diatoms, or oceanic unicellular algae.
1. Natural Source of Silica
Food-grade diatomaceous earth is composed of approximately 85% silica. This important, trace mineral is required by tendons, cartilage, blood vessels, and bones.
2. Supports Heart Health
Research has also shown that food-grade diatomaceous may offer positive benefits for cholesterol levels and encourage heart health. Nutrients such as silicon, calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, and other trace minerals are available in diatomaceous earth.
3. Internal Cleanser
Diatomaceous earth acts as a mild abrasive topically as well as internally. It can help to remove intestinal invaders and other harmful organisms from the digestive tract. As an internal cleanser, diatomaceous earth may aid cleansing by supporting regularity and assist in removing toxin metals. Some studies have shown diatomaceous earth to be very successful in ridding animals of harmful organisms.
Beta Alanine is beneficial to individuals looking to gain muscle mass, increase strength, with added weight training and other strenuous exercise programs. While it's less well known than other supplements, many top professional athletes supplement with Beta Alanine to increase their strength, power, and muscular endurance. The benefits of Beta Alanine have been clinically proven and supported by numerous scientific studies.
Increasing Beta Alanine levels increases the potential amount of carnosine the body can produce, as it is a necessary component in carnosine synthesis. Having more carnosine available in the body results in delayed muscular failure or fatigue and allows athletes to train harder and longer. This in turn leads to increased muscular strength, power output, muscle mass, and improved anaerobic and aerobic endurance.
Studies have shown that L-Glutamine supplementation can minimize breakdown of muscle and improve protein metabolism. L-Glutamine is the most common amino acid found in your muscles. Over 61% of skeletal muscle is Glutamine. L-Glutamine consists of 19% nitrogen, making it the primary transporter of nitrogen into your muscle cells.
During intense training, Glutamine levels are greatly depleted in your body, which decreases strength, stamina and recovery. It could take up to 6 days for Glutamine levels to return to normal. L-Glutamine plays a key role in protein synthesis. Studies have shown that L-Glutamine supplementation can minimize breakdown of muscle and improve protein metabolism.
L-Glutamine is essential for maintaining intestinal function and aiding in the immune response. After glutamine is synthesized in skeletal muscle it is released into the bloodstream and transported to the kidney, liver and small intestine and cells of the immune system where it plays another vital role.
Glutamine is used by white blood cells and contributes to normal immune-system function. Individuals with muscle-wasting and immune-system related illnesses, who may be incapable of manufacturing their own supply of glutamine may benefit from L-glutamine supplements taken along with other amino acids. Becoming ill or losing lean muscle mass are potential signs of L-glutamine deficiency.
So, are you convinced yet? Not only is L-Glutamine an essential amino acid but there are no known side effects.
Citrulline Malate has several positive effects on aerobic exercise performance including:
1) Increased aerobic production of energy
2) Improved stamina and fatigue resistance
3) Improved recovery and energy levels
Citrulline Malate removes endotoxins to prevent lactic acid and ammonia build up by acting as an intermediary in the Urea Cycle. These endotoxins impair overall exercise performance and are produced by the body in response to intense physical exercise, protein metabolism and catabolic states. Citrulline Malate supplementation rapidly speeds up the removal of these lactic acid and ammonia waste products from your working muscles, resulting in a better performance from the working muscle tissue and allowing you to train harder and recover much faster with each and every workout.
In a human clinical study researchers examined the effects of supplementation with six grams of Citrulline Malate daily for 15 days. Results showed that Citrulline Malate supplementation led to a significant reduction in the sensation of fatigue following exercise, a 34% increase in the rate of oxidative ATP production during exercise, and a 20% increase in the rate of phosphocreatine recovery after exercise.
Taurines benefits are so broad and extensive that scientists have described Taurine as “a wonder molecule.”
The Japanese have a life expectancy that is among the highest in the world. In fact, Okinawa, Japan’s famous “Island of Longevity,” likely has the world’s highest percentage of people over 100 years old. Undoubtedly, there are many factors that play into the life spans of the longest-living populations, but evidence shows that they all have one thing in common: high dietary intake of an amino acid called Taurine. The connection between Taurine and a long life is so strong that researchers have dubbed Taurine, “The nutritional factor for the longevity of the Japanese.”
Taurine promotes cardiovascular health, insulin sensitivity, electrolyte balance, hearing function, and immune modulation. In animal research, Taurine protected against heart failure, reducing mortality by nearly 80%.
Spirulina can help protect athletes from the symptoms of overtraining by supporting the immune system. Spirulina can also help to improve athletic endurance.
Studies have shown that spirulina boosts the metabolism and helps the body burn fat rather than carbohydrates when exercising. Spirulina supplementation also reduces the amount of oxidative stress sustained during athletic training and helps increase antioxidant activity within the body in the period immediately following a workout or training session. By boosting the metabolism and protecting against oxidative stress, Spirulina supplements can increase athletic endurance.
Spirulina boosts endurance by helping the body to metabolize fat. This reduces the body’s dependence on carbs for energy, which helps to keep energy levels higher throughout the duration of the workout and can contribute to increased athletic endurance. Spirulina’s high levels of antioxidants prevent the accumulation of toxic free radicals in your muscles during exercise; accumulation of toxins in the muscles is one of the primary causes of muscle fatigue during exercise and training.
Alanine, or L-Alanine, is an amino acid that helps the body convert the simple sugar glucose into energy and eliminate excess toxins from the liver. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and are key to building strong, healthy muscles—Alanine has been shown to help protect cells from being damaged during intense aerobic activity, when the body cannibalizes muscle protein to help produce energy. Alanine is crucial for preserving balanced levels of nitrogen and glucose in the body, which it does through a series of chemical actions called the alanine cycle. During the alanine cycle, any excess amino acids (proteins) in cells or tissues are transferred to a receptor molecule called pyruvate, which is produced by the breakdown of glucose. The pyruvate is then converted to alanine and transferred to the liver. The liver extracts nitrogen from alanine and converts some of it back into pyruvate, which can then be used to produce more glucose. Any excess nitrogen is then converted into urea and passed out of the body during urination. This cycle, glucose—pyruvate—alanine—pyruvate—glucose, helps supply the body with the energy it needs to support cellular life. It also ensures that a constant supply of pyruvate is available to allow the synthesis of glucose and amino acids in the body. Alanine plays a key role in maintaining glucose levels and thus energy supplies in the body.
Fenugreek seeds contain a lot of mucilage, which helps sooth gastrointestinal inflammation by coating the lining of the stomach and intestine. It is also used as a flavoring. In our experience horses prefer Fenugreek over apples and even bananas. It really is the perfect treat for them!
Acetyl-L-Carnitine supports cellular energy production by assisting in the transport of fat to the mitochondria where it is oxidized and converted into ATP (chemical energy for the cell). As a highly bioavailable form of L-Carnitine, Acetyl-L-Carnitine helps maintain healthy cellular energy metabolism.
While the body can manufacture all necessary amounts of Acetyl-L-Carnitine, supplemental carnitine can still improve the ability of tissues to produce energy.
Carnitine also removes waste products from the energy transfer process. In a healthy individual, the kidneys regulate the level of carnitine in the body. However, those suffering from kidney failure or cancer may be unable to maintain adequate amounts of carnitine.
ALCAR is superior to normal L-carnitine in terms of bioavailability and costs considerably more to manufacture. Because of the attached acetyl group, Acetyl-L-Carnitine is a cognitive enhancer and neuroprotective agent.
L-isoleucine is an essential branched-chain aliphatic amino acid found in many proteins. L-Isoleucine is an isomer of LEUCINE. Important in hemoglobin synthesis and regulation of blood sugar and energy levels. L-Isoleucine is one of nine essential amino acids (present in dietary proteins), L-Isoleucine has diverse physiological functions, such as assisting wound healing, detoxification of nitrogenous wastes, stimulating immune function, and promoting secretion of several hormones. Necessary for hemoglobin formation and regulating blood sugar and energy levels, L-Isoleucine is concentrated in muscle tissues in humans.
L-Histidine is an essential amino acid that is required for the production of HISTAMINE.
L-Histidine is a semi-essential amino acid needed for growth and tissue repair. L-Histidine is important for maintenance of myelin sheaths that protect nerve cells and is metabolized to the neurotransmitter histamine. Histamines play many roles in immunity, gastric secretion, and sexual functions. L-Histidine is also required for blood cell manufacture and protects tissues against damage caused by radiation and heavy metals.
L-Norvaline is a form of the Branched Chain Amino Acid L-Valine, but aside from L-Valine's normal benefits, L-Norvaline has been shown to positively effect circulation and nitric oxide production. The difference, and reason for the the "nor" prefix only makes note that L-Norvaline is one hydrogen molecule longer than the original protein Valine. In the body, as with everything else in life, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This is one fatal issue with nitric oxide production in the body. When nitric oxide is produced in our bodies, we are simultaneously producing enzymes to inhibit and thus restrict that production. The presence of L-Norvaline will actually inhibit your body from inhibiting your nitric oxide production, thus resulting in heightened muscle pumps and nutrient transportation during and after exercise. It has also been shown to be active during tissue regeneration as well as overall muscle growth. In studies done by the Department of Medical Physiology and Microcirculation at Texas A&M University.L-Norvaline has been shown to increase nitric oxide production by 55%.
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