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Indigo 3G Selective Repartitioning Agent 90 Capsules

Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring compound — called cyanidin 3-glucoside (C3G) — that has the ability to precisely control carbohydrates so that what you eat literally turns to muscle instead of fat. This might seem hard to believe, but research has proven C3G's effects on insulin signaling, selective insulin sensitivity, glucose and nutrient management, as well as its direct effect on fat and muscle cells, is extremely elaborate and precise.

C3G literally makes your body function perfectly for building muscle mass without the fear of gaining fat, even while on a bulking diet, making the body-building process a whole new ballgame. No more depriving yourself of the optimal nutrition for building muscle because "your body can't handle the carbs" — because now it can. 

Indigo-3G® acts as a "nutrient partitioning agent" – meaning it maximizes carbohydrate uptake in muscle, releases and burns fat, and prevents the storage of fat. In simple terms, Indigo-3G is the ultimate body-transformation agent.

The formula contains a self-microemulsifying delivery system of cyanidin-3 glucoside (C3G) that substantially enhances its potency, bioavailability, and stability. Most importantly, Indigo-3G yields much higher blood levels of C3G than any of the previous research indicated was possible, and provides the amount of C3G required for maximum results.

Here's how C3G specifically affects fat cells and muscle cells:

Fat Cells — C3G actually up-regulates gene expression for fat oxidation (fat burning) and down-regulates gene expression for fat storage. The oxidation of fatty acids increases further, directly through the release of adiponectin. The overall effect is that fat cells begin to shrink in size. The reduced inflammation also decreases the size of fat cells and disgorges the excess water associated with the inflammatory process (leading to a less bloated and squishy feeling to the fat under the skin).

Muscle Cells — Insulin sensitivity of muscle cells increases, thereby enhancing insulin signaling and glucose and nutrient uptake, along with enhancing glycogen synthesis, which drives glucose and nutrients preferentially into muscle.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Results - What to Expect

Indigo-3G Results

Indigo-3G could very well change your life from this point forward – change the way you handle carbs, change the way you don't store body fat, and change the way you gain muscle. But you better get an action plan before you start the program, or you very well could miss out on the very best physique gains of your life.

Here's a fact: dramatic physique changes can't come overnight. Heck, they can't even come quickly, especially if you want them to last. We work with the gifted elite, and even these physique champions have to work brutally hard over time (just like you and me) to make impressive gains.

So don't expect to take Indigo-3G tonight and wake up tomorrow morning transformed into the new you. You'll eventually get that new-you image; it's just going to take some honest hard work and a little time to get there. So be patient and watch the process become a whole lot easier and consistent with Indigo-3G.

Your current physiology and body composition will determine what types of results you experience. But regardless of your condition, everyone should take Indigo-3G for two weeks before evaluating the effects. That's the "break-in" period (the first two weeks). Beyond that is when things begin to really take shape.

So far, all of our subjects have experienced significant results in the areas of overall improved body composition, pronounced muscle fullness, increased rate of strength gains, universal carb tolerance, and being resistant to gaining fat. Many users have gone so far as to say, "I now know what it's like to be one of the lucky ones who can eat 'normally' and not get fat. I no longer have to worry about eating 'perfectly' to see my abs."

To make sure you experience the greatest effects from Indigo-3G, here are the important things to keep in mind:

Enhanced Carb Uptake

You can't utilize something you don't consume. So, if you don't consume ample supplies of carbs in peri-workout nutrition, you'll greatly diminish muscle mass gains.

In contrast, low-carb diets make your muscles feel and appear flat. This "flatness" is due to low intramuscular pressure, which is associated with a catabolic (muscle wasting) state. Keeping muscle bellies nice and full, by including ample amounts of carbohydrates, means that you're not losing muscle mass and well on the way to building some. 

Increased Muscle Gains and Fat Loss

Most users will begin noticing changes in body composition within the first week or two. Some have even reported substantial muscle gains and fat loss during that same period. As a general rule, those who have above average muscle mass and train often (5 or 6 days a week) will experience a more rapid rate of muscle mass gains and fat loss.

Initially, you might not see a change in overall body weight, but notice that you're getting leaner and more muscular. We've observed this weight homeostasis effect when doing Dexa scans on subjects, so don't let the number on the scales negatively influence your judgment.

Larger Muscle Pumps

Within a few days, muscle pumps should come much more quickly and easily, and be noticeably larger (even to others in the gym), sometimes to the point of substantially affecting movement. The pump should also last longer after the workout is completed. Even at rest, the muscles of Indigo-3G users can feel and appear fuller and semi-pumped, especially when taking in ample amounts of proper quality nutrients.

Faster Strength Gains

Strength increases should come faster and more often. In fact, some reported having to recheck the plates on the bar after a set, thinking they forgot to add weight between sets.

Enhanced Work Capacity and Recovery

Due to enhanced glucose management, almost all users notice what many describe as "limitless energy to do more in the gym." And they also report improved recovery rates. As an extreme example of this, Christian Thibaudeau recently had a monster training day where he performed a total of 258 sets (this is not a typo) spread over 3 sessions, followed by another two workouts the very next day. That's FIVE hardcore-to-the-bone workouts over two days, with no recovery problems. Granted, he included our most advanced peri-workout nutrition protocol in every training session. Even so, Indigo-3G potentiated the overall effects to a whole new level.

How Indigo-3G Works

Indigo-3G Turns Nutrients into Muscle Instead of Fat

Here's an interesting fact that you might not know. The fat cell (not the muscle cell) is a major regulator of how easily you gain muscle. It's the fat cell that sends all of the molecular signals for glucose and nutrient uptake in both fat and lean tissue. This is especially important because it's the nutrient uptake (not androgens) that has the most impact on gaining muscle.

As most advanced bodybuilders know, the most anabolic hormone in the body is insulin, not testosterone, and insulin is what determines nutrient uptake. Unfortunately, insulin is anabolic in both muscle and fat. But by decreasing the effects of insulin on fat and increasing the effects of insulin on muscle, you can achieve what no one thought was possible and make the common man look like a muscle-building genetic freak.

As always, there are genetic limitations to how much muscle an individual can gain — I think we all understand that C3G can't turn short muscle bellies into long muscle bellies. The real issue at hand, however, is not the genetic limits on overall muscle size, but specifically dysfunctional nutrient uptake. That's the real limiting factor.

The sad fact is, dysfunctional nutrient uptake prevents people from ever attaining even a fraction of the gains they could, both in terms of muscle gains and overall leanness.

"I Want to Get Big... No, I Want to Get Shredded..."

Dysfunctional nutrient uptake results in what amounts to a bodybuilding identity crisis, where you go back and forth between trying to get big and trying to get shredded — but never truly achieve either goal.

You get bigger, alright, but it's mostly fat. You tend to rationalize it until the day you see some guy in the gym with razor-sharp etched muscle who has your look — at least, the one you've decided you now want. You're sick about what you've done to yourself, and with renewed vigor you're off to shredded-land. Except, at the end of that jaunt, you haven't etched anything and you're now "skinny," which totally ticks you off and sends you back in the other direction.

This is obviously an irrational approach to achieving a lean and muscular body, but what's not so obvious is the cause of this dysfunction. It's due to a condition that's tantamount to "inflammatory fat disease."

The Cause — Inflammatory Fat Disease

Indigo-3GTM Repartitions Nutrients into Muscle Instead of Fat

Most diseases of modern living have been linked to inflammation. So it's no wonder that researchers have found that inflammatory signaling has also caused fat cells to become dysfunctional, resulting in high circulating glucose levels, out of control appetite, fat cells that love to get "fatter," and lazy muscle cells that prefer to leave most of the fuel for the fat cells to gobble up and store.

This is where C3G comes in. The consensus among researchers is that C3G acts primarily (through the Glut4-RBP4 system) to optimize molecular crosstalk between fat cells, which directly decreases adipocyte inflammatory signals. The overall effect causes the body to repartition nutrients so that what you eat literally turns to muscle instead of fat.

In other words, your body resists storing fat, releases and oxidizes fat-cell content (fatty acids), and preferentially pulls glucose and nutrients into muscle cells. 

Effective C3G Dosing

Indigo-3GTM Repartitions Nutrients into Muscle Instead of Fat

It's simple. Find blackberries that actually contain high levels of C3G and then eat literally 40 pounds of them per day. Too bad that's not really feasible. Besides, blackberries (and the other berries and their extracts) that contain C3G also contain quercetin and other compounds that can either inhibit or diminish the effects of C3G.

So, even if you had a bottomless pit of a stomach and access to an unlimited supply, it's impossible to eat enough blackberries or berry extract to achieve any partitioning effects from the C3G they contain.

To make C3G even workable as a super-partitioning compound, it needs to be formulated with enhanced bioavailability and stability (to prevent oxidation). So in summary, to be highly effective, you need a pure and stable C3G compound that's bioengineered with enhanced bioavailability.

Of course, there are a small handful of supplements on the market formulated with crude extracts that claim to contain C3G. But just as the case with fresh berries and berry extracts, none of these products contain the purified form of C3G, or anywhere close to the amount of C3G required to be effective for nutrient partitioning. Furthermore, none are designed to enhance the absorption or stability of C3G.

Indigo-3G® is the only C3G formula in the world with the potency, bioavailability, and stability required for effective, maximum results.

£59.99 £89.99
Curcumin 500 60 Capsules

 

NOTICE: 

"Pain don't hurt."

Sure, we get it. It's stoicism in the face of harsh reality. Claiming "pain doesn't hurt" is a nice philosophy to have if you're in a fight or you're getting set to do twenty squats with a weight most mortals couldn't even lift once.

But unfortunately, pain does hurt, especially when you're lying in bed at night trying to find the one position where you're comfortable, find the one muscle or two that you neglected to beat the tar out of during your last workout.

Ask anybody who's serious about weightlifting, and dealing with the aches and pains that come with it. Oh yeah... pain does hurt.


Healthy and Effective

Given the history of most pain relievers, BIOTEST started looking for something that seemed paradoxical: Find a formula that deals with the aches and pains that come from hardcore lifting that's both effective and healthy.

After looking at practically every substance on the planet, the one thing that kept showing up in the research, again and again, was a compound called curcumin. Derived from the spice turmeric, curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory compound.

Modern science has subjected curcumin to some rigorous testing for over half a century. It appears that its effects are so diverse that in addition to managing pain, the benefits affect practically every organ system in the body!


COX-2 and Pain

COX-2 is the body's main enzyme responsible for the production of pain and inflammation in muscle and other tissues. Curcumin has not only been shown to be a COX-2 inhibitor, but it's also well tolerated, has no known negative side effects, and it has a lot of healthy benefits, as well.


Healthy Benefits of Curcumin

And here are the findings from laboratory studies showing the healthy benefits of curcumin:

  • Curcumin has been shown to exhibit anti-aromatase properties.
  • Curcumin helps enhance cardiovascular health.
  • Curcumin may reduce body fat.
  • Curcumin has been shown to support healthy cholesterol levels within a normal range.
  • Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant.


So why haven't you heard of curcumin?

Maybe a better question is, why aren't you using it?

Traditionally, there have been a couple of problems with curcumin supplements and the problems are common to most medically useful plant products:

  1. They rarely contain a standardized formulation.
  2. They typically have low bioavailability rates.

Historically, most curcumin formulations simply consisted of a ground up concoction of the whole turmeric plant. As such, the amount of curcumin in a typical dosage was wildly inconsistent and low potency.

Furthermore, as stated, curcumin generally has a poor bioavailability rate. It's rapidly metabolized in the liver and in the intestinal wall.  


BIOTEST's Curcumin

BIOTEST took pure curcumin and combined it with something called piperine. Piperine is a known inhibitor of hepatic and intestinal glucoronidation that's been shown to increase the bioavailability of curcumin by up to 2,000%! The end result is the most powerful curcumin formulation available.

BIOTEST's Curcumin is the first potent and fully natural pain reliever – for those aches and pains that come from hardcore lifting – that's also good for you.

Recommended Use

If you're experiencing muscle soreness as a result of hardcore lifting and all the massages and heating compresses in the world haven't helped, take 2 to 4 capsules of BIOTEST®Curcumin twice per day, as need.

Curcumin is only intended for mild, non-permanent pain. If you have arthritis, or if you're experiencing chronic or serious pain, please see your physician.

To derive all the other health benefits associated with regular use of curcumin, take 2 capsules per day.

£24.99 £29.99
Alpha Male 74 Tablets

 

The Alpha Male™ formula is chock-full of all of the most potent Testosterone-boosting compounds we have in our vast arsenal, none of which can be found anywhere else on the planet.

In fact, you could call Alpha Male the ultimate male "elixir." So, if you're interested in maximizing T and reducing body fat and feeling like kicking ass and taking names, Alpha Male™ Maximum Strength Pro-Testosterone formula is the animal for you.

Unless you've been living under your momma's skirt for the last decade, you already know BIOTEST has three Testosterone-boosting extracts that are the benchmarks for the sports-supplement industry:

  • Tribulus terrestris
  • Vitex agnus castus
  • Eurycoma longifolia
  • Carbolin 19®

Each of these compounds is super concentrated to achieve maximum potency. Furthermore, BIOTEST evaluates every batch of raw material to ensure that each finished bottle performs at the highest possible standard.

Although in some aspects similar, these compounds achieve their T-boosting effects through different mechanisms. Even though no one knows for certain how they actually work, the predominant theories are as follows:

Tribulus

Tribulus serves as a Luteinizing-hormone secretagogue (LHS). In other words, it causes the release of Luteinizing hormone, which in turn signals the testes to produce more Testosterone. And of all the T-boosting compounds on the market, Tribulus is the most powerful.

The brutal reality is, however, most Tribulus products on the market are either completely inactive or inferior herbal substitutes that are brainlessly spiked with protodioscin. Either way, you get the same result – nothing!

You can't simply take Chinese, or Indian, or "German" plant material and simply spike it with protodioscin to make real Testosterone-boosting Tribulus out of it. That's too easy. That's too dishonest. That would be like packaging spiked lawn clippings and claiming it's real Tribulus.

Genuine Tribulus that boosts Testosterone is only found in Bulgaria and contains many powerful compounds that are vital for results. And all have to be present in precise amounts in order to achieve the maximum effect.

BIOTEST Tribulus contains the most potent, full-spectrum extraction of real, Testosterone-boosting Bulgarian Tribulus in the world. Each of the active compounds is present in the required amounts for maximum effects. In fact, BIOTEST Tribulus is rated #1 in the world by ChromaDex, which is world renowned for its analytics of herbal materials.

Vitex

Vitex also works as an LHS, but it also acts as an anti-progesterone and anti-prolactin agent, lowering progesterone and prolactin. Progesterone and prolactin are particularly nasty hormones, in that they cause – much more than estrogen – storage of body fat and mental depression. Prolactin can even cause lactation in men. And, by lowering progesterone and prolactin – just like lowering estrogen – you'll increase Testosterone through various feedback mechanisms.

Eurycoma

Eurycoma imparts its effects by selectively controlling the conversion of DHEA and other naturally occurring androgens into Testosterone. In fact, it even works when the testes are non-responsive to Luteinizing hormone. As long as the substrate hormones are present (and they're present in everyone), Eurycoma works.

Carbolin 19®

Carbolin 19® is a carbonate ester of a naturally occurring diterpene called forskolin. Don't confuse this material with the herbal extract Coleus forskohlii! We're using a carbonate ester of pure forskolin, which means it's a highly pure, single compound.

We extracted and purified forskolin to pharmaceutical-grade standards and further refining it into a carbonate ester. This reaction extended the duration of action from four hours to 12 hours. The carbonate gave us an increase in bioavailability as well, but it wasn't enough. So, we incorporated the compound into our Self-MicroemulsifyingNutrient Delivery System, which improved bioavailability to the point of being drug-like.

One of the members of our research group conducted a university study on an earlier, less-potent version of Carbolin 19®. The findings show that pure forskolin literally equals the anabolic effects of Anavar. But that's not all. 

Unlike Anavar, Carbolin 19® is not liver toxic and is not receptor mediated. This means that you can take it year-round without becoming liver toxic, that its effects will not diminish over time, and that you will not suppress natural testosterone production. In fact, there's indication that Carbolin 19® helps support the natural production of testosterone.

Bottom line, Carbolin 19® can deliver better results than Anavar but without any of the negative side effects, making it the perfect anabolic bridge! 

Here's a chart that compares pharmaceutical-grade forskolin to Anavar. The data for Anavar came from a compilation of two peer-reviewed studies found in the scientific literature. The forskolin data is from the university study that's pending publication.

Study Comparison:   Anavar v. Forskolin

Study ParametersAnavarForskolin
Duration 12 weeks 12 weeks
Mg/Day 20 50
Placebo Controlled Yes Yes
Randomized Yes Yes
Double Blind Yes Yes
Percent Males 100% 100%
Study ResultsAnavarForskolin
Lean Mass Change + 3.9 lb + 8.2 lb
Fat Mass Change - 7.0 lb - 9.9 lb

As you can see, forskolin blew away Anavar, both in lean mass gained and fat mass lost! And remember, the version of forskolin used in the study is much weaker than Carbolin 19®! In addition to being more potent, Carbolin 19® has a longer active life and a substantially greater bioavailability.

Maximum Strength Pro-Testosterone Formula

It's a fact, the Alpha Male™ formula contains the ultimate T-boosting stack of all time. BIOTEST developed each of these key ingredients from scratch and they're the most potent and most pure found anywhere in the world!

£54.99 £79.99
Micro PA 120 Capsules
Here's what you need to know...
  • Weight training produces muscle growth by releasing phosphatidic acid (PA), which activates the enzyme required for muscle protein synthesis.
  • Subjects taking a PA supplement achieved 50% greater increase in muscle cross-sectional area and lean body mass, 40% greater increase in total strength (upper and lower body), and 60% greater loss in body fat than the training-only group (Wilson et al 2014, in press).
  • Micro-PA™ contains a highly specialized form of unsaturated phosphatidic acid (PA), with enhanced bioavailability, that powerfully activates and amplifies muscle cell protein synthesis.

Micro-PA™ Amplifies Muscle Gains!

by Tim Patterson

Micro-PA™ 

Muscle. We spend countless hours pushing iron to pack more of it on our bodies. We center our diets around fueling and feeding it. And we're constantly looking for ways to make better and faster gains.

For most of us, lifting weights is not just a hobby or simply something we do, it's very much a part of our identity. In fact, we probably spend more time thinking about stimulating muscle growth than most of us would like to admit, and we're always searching for the latest hypertrophy news.

If that's you, I have some information that will more than light up your brain's synapses. Some of it's a little geeky and technical, but it's also very important and provides a clearer, more focused picture of what's involved in gaining muscle.

The New Science of Hypertrophy

While performing a set of reps under load, your body begins converting mechanical information into biochemical action. The term for this is mechanotransduction, and it's the basis for the most powerful stimulus of intracellular protein synthesis (aka hypertrophy).

Here's exactly how that works. During eccentric movement, an enzyme is dislodged from the Z-lines of muscle cells that hydrolyzes phosphatidylcholine into phosphatidic acid (PA). PA in turn binds to and activates a kinase enzyme, called mTOR, which is the "master regulator" of muscle cell protein synthesis and muscle size.

PA-activated mTOR directly affects immediate and long-term changes in muscle growth. Simply put, if you want to gain muscle, you have to activate mTOR. And the more PA available to activate mTOR, the greater the effect on intracellular protein synthesis and the greater the muscle mass gains.

The Next Step: Orally Bioavailable PA

One of the industry's most innovative materials manufacturers is a company called Chemi Nutra. Chemi Nutra and its president Scott Hagerman are devoted to producing novel compounds that have a real impact on enhancing human performance. They have a huge budget for research and development, including the funding of scientific studies. 

So it really grabbed my attention when Tim Ziegenfuss and Jeff Stout (both PhDs) informed me that Chemi Nutra had produced an orally bioavailable form of PA that activates mTOR. And the company had compelling research to back it up. Dr. Stout, who's involved in the Chemi Nutra PA research, began sending me information about the studies, as well as his personal thoughts on PA.

Here's a summary of the research and Dr. Stout's personal observations:

PA Research Summary

PA Study Chart

  • Many studies have demonstrated that PA activates and amplifies the "master regulatory enzyme" responsible for immediate and long term changes in muscle growth (aka protein synthesis).
  • PA bathed in-vitro with myoblast (baby muscle cells) resulted in an 8-fold increase activation of mTOR.
  • Supplemented PA increases protein synthesis via two mechanisms:  Directly, by entering the muscle cell and binding to mTOR. Indirectly, by converting to lyso-phosphatidic acid and attaching to the muscle cell membrane, which increases intracellular PA, and in turn activates mTOR.
  • PA is a phospholipid that contains two fatty acids and a phosphate group, and must be unsaturated to activate mTOR. If the fatty acids are saturated (like the PA found in eggs), then PA simply gets incorporated into the cell membrane.
  • Bioavailability of PA significantly rises in 30 minutes after dosing and stays elevated for 7 hours.
  • A study, involving resistance trained men undergoing a very intense exercise program, showed subjects supplementing with 750 mg PA per day achieved 50% greater increase in muscle cross-sectional area and lean body mass, 40% greater increase in total strength (upper and lower body) and 60% greater loss in body fat than the training-only group (Wilson et al 2014, in press).
  • Another study, involving resistance trained men undergoing an 8-week exercise program, showed subjects taking 750 mg of PA per day gained significantly more lean body mass and strength than the training-only group (Hoffman et al. 2013).

Micro-PA™ Dosing for Maximum Gains

Schedule Supplement Dosing Instructions
01:00   Pre-Workout Micro-PA™ 6 capsules
00:15   Pre-Workout Plazma™ 500 ml dose
Workout Plazma™ 3 or 4 doses (500 ml each). Consume in half-dose pulses, spread evenly over the duration of the workout.
00:00 – 01:00
Post-Workout
Mag-10® 2 doses (500 ml each). Consume both doses within one hour post-workout.

£59.99 £119.99
Elite Mineral Support 210 Capsules

We all know that living things require minerals for a whole bunch of reasons, among them being life itself. Magnesium alone is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the human body, from maintaining muscle and nerve function to supporting protein synthesis.

Likewise, chromium and vanadium help regulate blood sugar levels and insulin, while zinc and selenium control a host of biological functions ranging from maintaining high Testosterone levels to regulating the immune system.

The trouble lies in getting enough of them into the body, especially if you're an athlete of any kind. 

Tons of research shows that exercise alone can lead to the increased need for certain minerals. Athletes simply lose minerals through urine and sweat, and exercise, especially intense weight training.

Consider that a single bout of intense exercise can deplete magnesium levels for up to 18 days, not to mention the similar effects exercise has on zinc and other crucial minerals.

But all you have to do is eat a balanced diet, right?

Sure, spread some mashed yeast on an avocado or two and wash it down with some guava juice and you're all set.

It's pretty obvious that it doesn't work that way.


Minerals, Minerals Everywhere...
But Not a Milligram to Be Absorbed

The mineral (and vitamin) content of one fruit varies enormously from another fruit of the same variety, based on the area where it was grown, the soil in which it was grown in, the fertilizers used or not used, and the climate and growing season of the area where it was farmed.

Combine that with the fact that most athletes, ironically, in an effort to eat healthy, end up restricting themselves to eating only about 20 different foods a week, making it extremely difficult to eat a diet that has all the essential minerals it needs.

And when it comes to hardcore athletes, it's simply impossible to get an optimal mineral intake without designer supplementation.

You take a mineral formulation, you say?

Theoretically, that's smart... until you take a closer look at how minerals are absorbed by the body.

Unlike vitamins, minerals are inorganic. That means they're not of biological origin. They're related to silver and gold and all the rest of the elements you find on the periodic table.

It makes sense that the body would easily absorb organic things like vitamins, right? Likewise, it should make equal sense that the body doesn't easily absorb inorganic things like minerals very well.

For one thing, most minerals have a natural electric charge, which causes them to interact with other dietary components, making it impossible for the minerals to be absorbed. Equally bad is that these charged minerals can deactivate other minerals and important nutrient factors such as vitamin E, ascorbic acid, certain B vitamins, other minerals, and even certain medications.

As such, the body has to do a little chemical conversion with minerals before it can absorb them. The body has to make the inorganic minerals organic by adding amino acids to the minerals. This process is known as chelation, and it gives minerals a neutral charge, thus allowing them to be absorbed.

Unfortunately, the body isn't always very efficient at chelating minerals, especially those that are contained in most mineral supplements. The minerals in most supplements have a molecular mass that is just too large to travel across the intestinal wall. As a result, they get excreted and the beneficiaries are bacteria and earthworms.

BIOTEST was certainly aware of the problem, but we hadn't yet tackled it in a meaningful way. Granted, BIOTEST had addressed antioxidants and essential phytochemicals with Superfood, but we hadn't yet addressed specific vitamin and/or mineral supplementation, especially when it comes to muscle performance.

The fact is we were busy on a hundred or so other projects.

But that was until BIOTEST's Chief Science Officer, Tim Ziegenfuss, had the problem thrown smack dab in his face.


Pro Football Meets the Atomic World

Dr. Z works with a lot of NFL players, providing them with dietary protocols that include food and supplementation. Now there are very few supplements that football players can take without the NFL freaking out, but they're actually required to use minerals (and vitamins). The trouble is, Tim felt guilty "prescribing" any of the minerals on the market because, well, they all suck. 

So Dr. Ziegenfuss asked Tim Patterson if he could formulate a designer mineral supplement for elite and professional-level athletes. And BIOTEST decided to do minerals right.

They hooked up with the ultimate mineral research group and manufacturer Albion Labs to make what's arguably the world's best mineral supplement, a product we're calling ELITEPROTM Mineral Support.

Why are ELITEPROTM minerals the best?

Because Albion's patented technology produces totally reacted amino-acid chelates. This means that each mineral atom is double-bonded to an amino-acid molecule, thereby making an amino-acid chelate that's not only small enough to pass through the intestine, but small enough to be transported right into the cell itself.

And this isn't just theory or conjecture where some lab guys say, "They must be small enough, you can hardly see 'em." No, these amino acid chelates have been tested by the following methods:

  • X-Ray Diffraction
  • Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometry
  • Infrared Spectrometry
  • Fourier-Transformed Infrared Spectrometry

Because of the Albion chelation process, it doesn't matter if you take ELITEPROTM minerals with food or without food. Likewise, you can take them with or without other nutrients – it doesn't matter, the neutral charge of the chelated minerals prevents any cross-reactivity.


Why haven't other companies done this? 

Well, aside from the cost, there's a "problem" with using these super-chelated minerals. Remember how I said that each mineral atom has an amino acid connected to it?

Well, adding one amino-acid molecule to each mineral atom significantly increases the total amount of material, making a daily dose rather large, in terms of number of capsules – at least in comparison to the run-of-the-mill mineral supplements on the market

For example, most fully chelated minerals range between 90 percent and 99 percent amino-acid content, by weight. Which obviously means that these top-level chelates contain between 1 percent and 10 percent mineral content, by weight.

In the case of ELITEPROTM minerals, in order to meet the daily requirements of hard-working athletes, the proper dose requires 7 capsules. Keep in mind that most of the material is comprised of the amino-acid portion of the chelate, and we didn't go overboard on the amounts of minerals.

Of course, taking 7 capsules a day is no big deal to the average athlete who's used to taking capsules. Athletes know better, that ONE pill can't possibly fill all their nutritional needs. It's not realistic.


It's All in the Mineral Recipe

Now that you know what we've done with ElitePro, why we did it, and how we did it, let's take a look at the specific formula.

ELITEPROTM Mineral Support is specifically designed to meet the needs of elite and professional-level athletes. As such, the minerals contained in the formula are the ones they're generally most deficient in because of physical activity and because of the shortcomings of the agricultural business and because of poor dietary choices often made by athletes.

£26.99 £31.99
Tribex Pro 74 Tablets

The King of Testosterone Boosters


 Tribex - Now in a rapid-release tablet.

This tablet technology is just as precise (in dosing) as liquid-filled capsules; it seals in the active components, thus preserving the potency long-term; and it allowed us to increase the potency and overall load per unit dosing.

The secret to the success of Tribex is found in its super potent extract of genuine, Bulgarian Tribulus terrestris, Vitex agnus castus and Eurycoma Longifolia. The goal is to stimulate the body to increase its own Testosterone levels all the way up to what's considered high normal (+1000 ng/dl). And not only that, but do it in a way that's not inhibitory, like steroids are.

£34.99 £59.99
Carbolin 19 60 Capsules

 

The Ultimate Anabolic Bridge


The Art of "Keeping Gains"

In bodybuilding, there are two primary reasons to use anabolic agents: 

1) to build muscle mass, and 
2) to keep muscle mass.

 

 

 

Why is it that no one ever really discusses the second reason?

Simple, it's very difficult to keep the mass gained from anabolic mega-cycles, and gear gurus don't like to fail. In fact, it's so hard to maintain big gains that today's "overbuilt" professional bodybuilders find it easier to remain on big gear, all year long.

As a result, the art of "keeping gains" is all but lost.

Most of us don't want the bloated mass of a modern pro bodybuilder, anyway. We'd much rather build physiques like the bodybuilding masters of the 70's and early 80's, like Arnold and Zane. In other words, most guys want to be muscular, and have great lines and symmetry, and be healthy – and not be repulsive to 99.9% of the desirable women.

In other words, we want to be muscular-cool . . .


The Bodybuilding Masters Knew 

The bodybuilding masters took a fraction of the gear used today and knew how to keep the gains they made. They were healthy and physically capable. It's not that they didn't have access to steroids, or that they didn't want to build their best bodies.

By most standards, their bodies looked better than today's pros, and let's not forget . . . this was the era when all the great designer steroids were used, like Premobolan, Parabolan, Winstrol, Dianabol, Anadrol, and Anavar.

The masters knew how to pack on the right amount of mass; they knew how to develop great lines and symmetry; they knew how to cycle gear; and above all, they knew what to do to keep their hard-earned gains.

It's the "keeping" part that's a lost art. For these masters, it wasn't a matter of shooting themselves with mega doses of anabolics. That was never an option for them. They weren't after the bloato-freak-show look of today's pros. 

No, they wanted a much more refined and elegant look. And they knew how to get it by manipulating anabolic physiology just enough to achieve the esthetically pleasing, muscular leanness that's the trademark of the bodybuilding masters.

No matter how you achieved your gains over the years – whether you've used anabolic steroids, pro-steroids, prohormones, or remained clean – it's those periods when your anabolic physiology was a step beyond natural that you began to see a shift toward muscular leanness.

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Z12 Deep Sleep Formula 80 Capsules

Finally... A Good Night's Sleep

Nothing aids performance, physical or mental, more than a good night's sleep. Conversely, nothing hurts performance more than a poor night's sleep. Worse, lack of sleep kills the ability to enjoy life. It saps us of our strength, our vitality.

For years, doctors have told us that sleeplessness results from depression, neurosis, or some other underlying psychological pathology. But there's evidence to suggest that we've got it backward, that sleeplessness leads to depression, in addition to alcoholism, emotional instability, and other mental problems!

While surveys suggest that 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. population suffers from chronic insomnia, personal experience and anecdotal data lead me to believe that occasional sleeplessness plagues at least half of the population. The causes are largely unknown, although there's some indication that it might even be genetic.

Regardless of the cause, sleeplessness takes its toll in the gym, in business, and in health. People who suffer from sleeplessness have statistically more visits to the doctor (because they're at the mercy of every passing illness), more hospitalization, and more accidents on the job and on the road.

Obviously, rest is crucial. We all know it. Now it's time we applied the inestimable creativity of Biotest researchers to addressing it. Enter the latest Biotest product. Enter blissful rest without a sleep hangover. Enter calmness without loss of strength or focus.

 

Z-12™ – The Ultimate, Non-Addictive Sleep Formula

 

Z-12™ provides a full night's sleep without the sleep "hangover" associated with virtually all other prescription or non-prescription sleep aids.

Z-12™ is also useful to people who might not generally have trouble sleeping, but who might occasionally need a guaranteed good night's sleep, like the night before an exam, a job interview, or athletic meet. And Travelers might find it useful, too, in overcoming the first-night insomnia that often afflicts those who sleep in beds they're not accustomed to.

The typical experience with Z-12™ results in falling into a deep, restful, uninterrupted sleep within 15 minutes of taking two capsules at bedtime, and waking up the next morning entirely refreshed without the least bit of grogginess.

PhGABA

The main workhorse in Z-12 is PhGABA. The compound is a derivative of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA. When we're stressed, our brains experience an uninterrupted flow of stimulatory neurotransmitters and this causes restlessness, irritability, and insomnia.

GABA, and compounds related to it like the PhGABA in Biotest's Z-12, inhibit the flow of these stimulatory neurotransmitters, thereby allowing the brain and body to relax. PhGABA not only acts like GABA, but it also causes the release of GABA for a one-two sleep-inducing punch.

There have been a ton of studies on PhGABA and many of them have compared the compound to Valium, which has pronounced anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) properties, and the nootropic compound piracetam, which has weaker anxiolytic properties.

In parts of Europe, the compound is used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, stuttering, and of course, insomnia. Furthermore, double-blind studies found the compound to increase intellectual function, improve physical strength, and reduce fatigue in neurotic patients.While it's not commonly known as a performance-enhancing supplement, PhGABA has been shown to improve work capacity in humans, along with increasing the performance of animals on swim tests.

PhGABA is an amazingly safe compound. Unlike many compounds, it seems to have no known negative side effects. In fact, it's even been found to have cardioprotective properties. The plasma half-life of a 250-mg dose of PhGABA is 5.3 hours, and most of the compound is excreted unchanged.

 

5-HTP

5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is a naturally occurring amino acid that's a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine), which is implicated in sleep and general feelings of well-being. When blood levels of 5-HTP are high, it causes the brain's serotonin producing neurons to increase production.

Furthermore, we believe that 5-HTP, in addition to being serotonergic, actually "resets" (normalizes) the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. In addition to helping the body adapt better to stress, this resetting effect also helps PhGABA and L-theanine to keep on working without allowing the user to develop tolerance.

 

L-Theanine

L-Theanine is an amino acid found in green tea. Due to it promoting brain alpha-wave function, L-theanine facilitates a calm, relaxed-mental state. Animal studies suggest it increases brain serotonin and GABA levels, along with perhaps being both a neuroprotective agent and a cognitive enhancing agent.

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Surge Workout Fuel 990g

New / Improved Formula

The new Workout Fuel formula provides the same doses of Citrulline Malate, L-Leucine, Betaine Anhydrous, Beta-Alanine, and Malic Acid as the old formula, but with about half the calories. A double dose of the new formula, for example, contains 50 grams of carbs and 290 calories compared to the old formula's 120 grams of carbs and 570 calories.

We modified the formula by reducing the total carbohydrates per serving from 60 grams to 25 grams. Specifically, we removed two of the three carbohydrate ingredients — Palatinose and D-Glucose — leaving Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin (25 g) as the formula's sole carb source.

Cyclic Dextrin is a super-advanced carbohydrate, and has proven itself to be an essential supplement for anyone pushing training limits. Based on our experience with elite-level athletes, as well as scientific research, 25 grams of Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin is the ideal dose for high-performance demands.

Due to the cost savings, we were also able add two more servings to the container.

Formula Breakdown

IngredientsAmount Per Serving
Cyclic Dextrin 25 g
Citrulline Malate 6 g
L-Leucine
(100% Non-Animal, Non-Hair Origin)
5 g
Betaine Anhydrous 2.5 g
Beta-Alanine 2 g
Malic Acid 1.5 g

The "Secret Stuff" of the Elite

For years Biotest has been producing small batches of custom-made formulas for an elite clientele. These clients include world-class athletes from a variety of professional and Olympic sports, as well as Hollywood actors who must get into phenomenal shape as quickly as possible or lose millions of dollars on their contracts. 

The "secret" supplements we've been able to produce are, without question, the most effective legal substances ever made. They are shockingly powerful, extraordinarily expensive, and make all the difference in the world in achieving the greatest gains as fast as humanly possible – and they have never, ever been available to the general public.

The simple reason we've never made any of these supplements available is that we assumed they were too expensive for people who didn't have lucrative sports contracts. However, we now realize that there are plenty of people who want in; who want the very best, regardless of the price.

Surge® Workout Fuel represents one of five products in our Elite Muscle line, which is designed specifically for elite-level athletes and competitors. For brutal training sessions, check out Plazma.™

The 3 Laws of Muscle

For maximum gains in muscle size, strength, or performance, there are three things you absolutely have to nail, perfectly. The first two you know. The third you might know, but maybe without fully understanding its importance or the specifics required for guaranteeing best gains. Here are the three laws:

The 1st Law of Muscle 

Design and implement the best training program for your goals.

The 2nd Law of Muscle

Rest the body to assure total recovery and super-compensation.

The 3rd Law of Muscle

To guarantee the greatest gains from training, consume the precise compounds required to fully fuel, protect, and reload muscle – which can only be done immediately prior to, during, and immediately after training.

The Impact of The 3rd Law

If you neglect the 3rd Law, or if you don't fully utilize the 3rd Law, you're totally wasting your time in the gym. And drinking many of the concoctions being sold on the market today as "workout formulas," is neglecting the 3rd Law.

However, if you follow the 3rd Law as faithfully as the first two, you'll win every time. In fact, you can virtually blow everything else and still make great gains.

Granted, there's a limit to how much bad behavior your body will tolerate, but the point remains: if you pay the same amount of attention to workout nutrition as you do training and recovery, you'll make the best gains possible.

Double Results!

Surge® Workout Fuel was the first supplement we developed for our elite, private line that harnesses the full power of the crucial 3rd Law of Muscle. We believe that once you use Surge® Workout Fuel, you'll be just like our elite athletes and never want to train without it. In fact, you'll view any non-FUELED training session as a waste of time. 

"This is the simplest, most-effective nutritional strategy in existence to improve body composition and athletic performance," says Dr. Tim Ziegenfuss. "Put simply, elite-level peri-workout nutrition, like Surge® Workout Fuel, can literally double results in body composition during training."

So, are you ready to double the results of your training by taking maximum advantage of The 3rd Law of Muscle?

3-Stack Formula

Surge® Workout Fuel contains three functional "stacks" that together provide everything required for maximum workout performance and recovery.

STACK 1 – Anaerobic Primer

  • Citrulline malate
  • L-Leucine
  • Beta-alanine
  • Malic acid

Effects:

  • Increases directly both skeletal-muscle protein synthesis and ATP production.
  • Combats muscle oxidation (burning) from intense exercise.
  • Scavenges hydrogen ions to optimize intramuscular pH for maximum muscle function.
  • Boosts anaerobic and aerobic performance during exercise.
  • Jumpstarts the recovery process after intense training.
  • Allows the athlete to train harder and recover faster.

Dr. Tim Ziegenfuss:

"Effective dosing of these compounds has unmistakable effects during intense training. Citrulline malate, as well as malic acid, helps increase the elimination of amino acid breakdown products and may even increase the rate of oxidative ATP production (citrulline malate has been used in Europe for over 20 years to treat physical and mental fatigue).

"Leucine is the most important nutritional anabolic signal to skeletal muscle and helps provide the 'spark' to ignite muscle protein synthesis.

"Beta-alanine buffers excess lactate that accumulates during intense exercise, thus reducing fatigue."

STACK 2 – Hyperosmotic Glycogen Load

  • Highly branched cyclic dextrin

Effects:

  • Pulls substrate-loaded fluids into muscle cells.
  • Potentiates glucose transport into muscle.
  • Acts as a powerful anti-catabolic agent.
  • Delays fatigue so you can train harder, longer.
  • Allows for faster rehydration.
  • Maximizes workout quality.

STACK 3 – Superhydration Catalyst

  • Sodium chloride
  • Sodium citrate
  • Sodium phosphate dibasic
  • Potassium bicarbonate
  • Potassium phosphate dibasic
  • Potassium succinate
  • Calcium citrate
  • Magnesium citrate tribasic

Effects:

  • Enhances intracellular and intercellular electrolyte gradients and water balance, producing a hyperosmotic, super-hydrated working muscle.
  • Accelerates rehydration, preventing poor exercise performance, premature fatigue, and muscle cramping.
  • Provides the four major electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium) in the precise ratios required to maintain and restore acid-base balance, blood pressure, nerve conduction, muscle function, body-water distribution, glucose transport, and glycogen storage.

Dr. Jeffrey Stout:

"What that means is, the runner can run one more mile and the bodybuilder can rep out two more sets."

Who Needs Surge® Workout Fuel?

Dr. Stout recommends:

"Anyone can benefit – the strength, bodybuilding, or endurance athlete. This formula is designed to stimulate protein synthesis and reduce catabolism, delay fatigue, and provide sustained energy for any type of intense or high-volume workout or competition."

Dr. Ziegenfuss sums it up:

"If you train intensely, then Surge® Workout Fuel is an absolute requirement. On the other hand, if you're not into hard training, don't bother buying the stuff! Workout Fuel is overkill for those who aren't serious about training."

Christian Thibaudeau adds:

"The more volume of physical activity you engage in (not just weightlifting), the more benefit you'll get out of Surge® Workout Fuel. The harder you train, the more you need it. If you do nothing but talk to the treadmill bunnies between non-intensive sets, then Surge® Workout Fuel isn't for you. Save it for those who earn it!"

Do you train hard enough to earn it?

No apologies, no overstated hype, and absolutely no watering down the product to make it more economical. Surge® Workout Fuel is an elite supplement for elite athletes and those who train like them.

So if you're dead serious about training and want to double the results of your hard work, then we're making this formerly "secret supplement" available to those who truly deserve it.

Do you train hard enough to earn it? Decide now.

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Brain Candy - Caffeinated - 1 x 125ml

Formulated to help:

•  Increase Confidence*

•  Reduce Social Anxiety*

•  Improve Mood*

CAUTION: This product is not intended for use by individuals who are currently being treated or at risk of being treated for chronic or serious anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, or any mental-health condition.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Rhodiola Rosea 60 Capsules

What is Rhodiola?

Rhodiola rosea (Rhodiola) thrives in extremely cold environments with intense sunlight, which explains why those Northern-dwelling Vikings were so familiar with it.

Rhodiola is one of those high-performance herbs that, in addition to having loads of "street cred," also has some pretty interesting science behind it.

Studies have shown that users can train longer, at higher levels, without overtraining. And it does this in a way that's different than conventional recovery models.

In 1968, Soviet pharmacologists determined that Rhodiola met all of the necessary criteria for classification as an adaptogen, which, as mentioned earlier, literally means that it helps the body adapt to – and resist – physical, chemical, and environmental stress. 

Forty years and over 180 research studies later, a growing body of Western scientists and physicians are beginning to study and consequently prescribe this "super herb."

Traditional uses of the plant include stimulating the nervous system, improving depression, enhancing work performance, improving sleep, eliminating fatigue, and preventing high-altitude sickness.

Although more research is necessary to refine these findings, recent clinical trials on standardized extracts of Rhodiola rosea have reported impressive improvements in performance, immune function, cognitive function, and most commonly, a pronounced improvement in mood and a reduction in mental fatigue.

If you know anything about Biotest at all, you know that we hold a deep respect for herbs with medicinal properties, known collectively as herbal pharmaceuticals.

While the unschooled cynic might be quick to categorize all herbs as grass clippings coveted solely by sandal-wearing tree huggers, scientists know better.

In fact, a huge percentage of modern-day prescription drugs are merely fancy-named versions of these "grass clippings."

Biotest has pretty much been a pioneer in herb-based sports nutrition, being the first to truly understand and develop the definitive versions of Tribulus terrestris, Eurycoma longifolia, Vitex agnus castus, and many others.

However, there's another class of herb that's alternately been a source of great excitement and great frustration to us for a long time. This class of herbs is known as adaptogens.

Adaptogens, as the name might suggest, are compounds that literally help the body adapt to – and resist – physical, chemical, and environmental stress.

This article will describe exactly how valuable that property is, but you can probably imagine for yourself how useful an adaptogen might be in a variety of situations.

One adaptogen in particular has been the focus of a lot of our research over the years and the cause of a lot of torn-out hair.

This particular herb, Rhodiola rosea (Rhodiola), truly warrants the label of "super herb." In fact, it's been on the short list of "must have" supplements kept by our smartest guys.

Unfortunately, there were problems. We'd recommend Rhodiola to competitive cyclists and intense gym rats, and the results were hit and miss; some athletes would rave about Rhodiola and some would report no perceived benefits. To make matters worse, regardless of the brand, there was a huge inconsistency between bottles. In other words, just because brand X worked once didn't mean that it'd work again. We simply couldn't find a brand to recommend that produced consistent results.

This inconsistency in the field was matched with inconsistency in the lab. While the scientific community's studied the herb for years, they couldn't come up with consistent results, either. As such, much of the published literature on Rhodiola was noncommittal; they didn't know if it worked or it didn't!

The conclusion was that one batch often varied enormously (in terms of potency) from the next.

But all that's changed. We know where in the plant the highest concentrations of rosavinsexist, and the process of extraction has gotten better and better, thus ensuring consistency and enabling us, finally, to come out with a product that matches Biotest's incredibly high standards.

Yes, I know, Rhodiola isn't a new supplement by any means; even the Vikings were drawn to Rhodiola to enhance their legendary physical strength and endurance.

Viking

And no, Biotest hasn't just "run out of ideas" and been forced to dredge through the relics of pharmaceutical history to come up with a new product.

Rather, this version of Rhodiola is so pure, so potent, so desirable in comparison to any previous version or extraction that we might very easily make a case for it being a new creation on God's earth.

Bold words? Maybe, but let's take a look at this "new" adaptogen.

How Does Rhodiola Affect Humans?

Rhodiola boosts physical and mental performance, along with enhancing recovery from intense-resistance exercise. Broadly speaking, these beneficial effects result from the interplay of several physiological mechanisms.


Rhodiola rosea...

  • Enhances mitochondrial function, and therefore influences substrate oxidation and turnover.
  • Reduces exercise-induced lipid and protein oxidation.
  • Facilitates the biosynthesis, activation, and transport of neurotransmitters in the brain, particularly the opioids (i.e., beta-endorphins).
  • Influences the levels of biogenic monoamines, such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine in the cerebral cortex, brain stem, and hypothalamus.
  • Modulates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.


How is BIOTEST® Rhodiola rosea Extract Different?

Rhodiola extracts vary substantially in potency and purity. Most common are extracts that contain 1% to 3% total rosavins. Occasionally, you might find 9% or even 10%. 

However, as mentioned earlier, this inconsistency has historically been the problem with Rhodiola, the problem that prevented it from becoming the supplement superstar it really is.

BIOTEST® Rhodiola rosea, on the other hand, contains on average 16% total rosavins (label claim is 15%), making it the most potent and most-pure Rhodiola extract available anywhere.


How Do I Use Rhodiola?

Clinical doses are based upon receiving 6 mg to 12 mg of total rosavins per day (which would contain 3-6 mg of rosavin), taken on an empty stomach. 

Recent studies suggest moderate daily doses to be more effective than higher doses, at least in healthy humans. And doses exceeding 60 mg of total rosavins are not recommended as they're associated with irritability and insomnia. 

As with other adaptogens, administration of Rhodiola rosea should coincide with stressful situations only – athletic or otherwise – and periodic intervals of non-use should be observed.

In other words, Rhodiola should be treated like a medicine. Simply, when the "patient" is cured, he stops taking the medicine. 

Put it this way: once Rhodiola has enabled you to adapt to physical or environmental stress (training, dieting, etc.), you can't adapt any further. That's when you cycle off Rhodiola.


How Do I Cycle Rhodiola?

Following an on/off-cycling protocol of 3:1 seems to work best. 

Rhodiola rosea cycling
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FiniBar Peanut Butter Crunch 12 x 70g

 


FINiBAR x 12

Fuel for the Finish High Energy Bar


ENERGY
Provides quick and sustainable energy for the toughest workouts.


HYDRATION
Pulls water into muscle (when consumed with fluids) for a superhydration effect, supporting increased, high-level performance.


RECOVERY
Protects against muscle damage during intense competition and training.


DIGESTION
Soothes digestion during intense physical activity.

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ZMA 90 Capsules

Strength, Endurance, Recovery, and Growth

Enhance strength, endurance, recovery, and growth with the original ZMA formula from SNAC System. ZMA is an advanced zinc/magnesium formulation designed to replace deficiencies caused from exercise and stress. 

ZMA is a scientifically designed mineral-support formula that can dramatically increase natural levels of anabolic hormones and improve athletic performance. In fact, if taken as recommended, ZMA can increase free testosterone by 30% while boosting IGF-1 levels significantly. 

Zinc and magnesium deficiencies are common in the general population and even more prevalent in athletes. To illustrate the point, in 1998, the mineral status of over 250 NFL players was tested. Over 70% of the players were either depleted or deficient in both zinc and magnesium. It sounds almost unbelievable because of all the attention we give to good nutrition, but most athletes and active people are deficient in zinc and magnesium which results in decreased hormone levels and diminished strength and power.

 

The Cause of Zinc and Magnesium Deficiencies

Why are we so deficient in zinc and magnesium? Probably the biggest reason is that rigorous exercise and stress result in significant mineral losses. And, to make matters worse, most ordinary types of zinc and magnesium are poorly absorbed ê it's very difficult to recover proper amounts without specific supplementation. 


The Solution

ZMA is designed to combat these deficiencies. University studies have found that the zinc and magnesium contained in ZMA are absorbed far better than other forms. An independent ZMA study was recently conducted on competitive NCAA football players at Western Washington University. The results show that, in eight weeks, the ZMA group increased free and total testosterone levels by 30%, while the placebo group showed a decrease of 10%. The ZMA group also had a slight increase in IGF-1 levels compared to a 20% decrease in the placebo group. In addition to increasing anabolic-hormone levels, the ZMA group gained 2.5 times more strength and functional power over the placebo group.

If you're an athlete, or you're under a lot of stress, you probably need extra zinc and magnesium to perform at your best. And if you incorporate ZMA into your supplement program, odds are you'll attain the same kinds of increases in testosterone and GH production that many athletes have already experienced.

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Rez-V 60 Capsules

Rez-V Possible Benefits:

  • Acts as both an estrogen antagonist and an aromatase inhibitor.
  • Increases Testosterone without causing testicular shutdown.
  • Promotes blood vessel health and cardiovascular health.
  • Exhibits prostate protective effects.
  • Exhibits anti-aging effects.
  • Promotes fat loss.
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Acts as an anti-oxidant.
  • Promotes joint health.
  • Shows anti-fungal and anti-viral effects.
  • Acts as a liver protectant.

Whether you're interested in increased Testosterone and decreased estrogen, along with reduced levels of body fat, or just want to be healthier and possibly live longer, Rez-V has got to be part of your daily supplement arsenal.

Many athletes spend a lot of time trying to increase testosterone. Trouble is, when increasing testosterone some of it converts into estrogen in a process called aromatization, which takes place mostly in fat tissue and muscle.

Unfortunately, estrogen does things to us that we don't like. Estrogen can cause an increase in body fat, a reduction of muscle mass, and even a decrease in strength, not to mention making you want to cry at the end of every episode of Grey's Anatomy.

It can even cause one of the most embarrassing conditions known to man: gynecomastia, or male breasts.

Yikes.

To make things worse, increased levels of estradiol can then enter the bloodstream and travel to the pituitary and signal it to stop producing the hormone that prompts the testicles to produce Testosterone.

That's right, estrogen is petty. It wants to keep Testosterone levels from going higher.

Furthermore, a lot of us believe that estrogen plays more of a role in promoting prostate cancer than the other Testosterone metabolite that generally gets most of the blame, DHT.

If only our body's own production of estrogen were the only problem! Unfortunately, modern man is besieged by chemicals in the environment that mimic estrogen. These phony estrogens, known as xenoestrogens, exist in plastic bowls and bottles, air fresheners, pesticides, even toothpaste. They're literally all over the place and far too many find their way into your body every single day.

These xenoestrogens can have negative effects on the immune system, mucking up memory, behavior, and even the ability to learn, not to mention the effects caused by regular run-of-the-mill estrogen that I mentioned above.

While there are plenty of substances that combat estrogen, it's a tricky business. The thing is, men need some estrogen to maintain the health of blood vessels. Too little estrogen and the things get all brittle and inelastic. Not good.

So how do you manage estrogen so that you're able to keep Testosterone levels optimally high, body fat low, and strength high while still maintaining blood vessel health?

There's a substance in nature that's been the subject of a whole lot of worldwide research lately. It's called resveratrol and it's a polyphenol found in such foods as peanuts, grapes (and consequently, wine), and mulberries.

Resveratrol has a whole lot of good things going for it, but the one we're most interested in has to do with estrogen. You see, resveratrol acts as a potent estrogen antagonist (while also acting as an agonist in some tissues, similar to the drugs clomiphene and tamoxifen).

In higher concentrations, it acts as an aromatase inhibitor. That means that it stops the body from whittling away at your Testosterone.

This is cool because if a substance stops Testosterone from being converted to estrogen or estradiol, it not only prevents the nasty effects of estrogen (loss of muscle and strength and accrual of body fat), but it increases your level of Testosterone, leading to additionalstrength and muscle!

What's equally important is that it won't cause your Testicles to go on vacation, i.e. shrink. The testicles don't get a signal from the pituitary to shut down because estrogen has been curtailed!

There's a lot of good data in animal models to back this up. Studies have demonstrated a resveratrol-fueled increase in Luteinizing Hormone and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (the pituitary hormones that signal the testicles to start producing Testosterone) that's 2.7 times greater than placebo.

Additionally, resveratrol caused a 76% increase in sperm count, all of this without any adverse effects. (1)

The aromatase inhibition is thought to occur through two mechanisms: reducing the expression of aromatase, as well as binding to the enzyme and preventing it from doing its dirty work.

And, unlike conventional aromatase inhibitors, resveratrol doesn't cause a decline in endothelial (blood vessel) function. In fact, it seems to improve it! (2-12)

And remember those nasty xenoestrogens I mentioned earlier? Resveratrol seems to occupy the receptor sites, or biological "parking lots," so that these xenoestrogens can't "park" in their spots. That's good.

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Lime Flavouring 125ml

Intensified™ Flavors

 

Intensified™ Liquid Flavors are far superior to dry powder flavors, and provide the greatest taste experience.

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