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.

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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.

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Flameout 90 Softgels

Ask a hundred doctors or scientists about the causes of heart disease and the one thing the vast majority will agree on is that it's a disease of inflammation.

One way this inflammation can characterize itself is by the proliferation and congregation of white blood cells known as macrophages. These macrophages play a major role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, which is characterized by plaques that reduce blood flow and cause further damage to blood vessels and the heart.

Yikes!

Asthma too, like heart disease, is also a disease characterized by inflammation. In fact, a whole bunch of chronic ailments that affect Americans are caused by inflammation. Think you're immune? Tell me, have you ever experienced tendonitis? That's simply chronic inflammation.

How about just plain muscle soreness? Training damages muscle. Muscles get inflamed. Inflammation promotes more damage. The more damage, the more inflammation. It's a vicious, inflamed cycle, and how the heck are muscles supposed to grow optimally if they're constantly inflamed? They can't.

It's a fact. America is in the midst of an inflammation epidemic!.


Direct Link to Diet

A lot of it can be traced directly to our diets. Humans originally consumed a natural diet of 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids. (Just to refresh your memory, omega-6s are those fatty acids found in just about every packaged food you can find, in addition to those cooking oils that permeate your cupboard, while omega-3s are those that we typically associate with salmon and other cold water fish.).

Unfortunately, because of extreme food processing, raising cattle on corn instead of grass, avoidance of fish in the diet, and plain ol' greed and ignorance, the modern ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is more like 20 or 30 to 1.

That's a recipe for disaster.


Good and Bad Eicosanoids

At its most basic level, the problem lies with these primitive, rudimentary hormones called eicosanoids. These hormones are involved in pretty much everything our body does and if we ingest a lot of omega-6 fatty acids, we get eicosanoids made from omega-6s. Trouble is, omega-6 eicosanoids are really pro-inflammatory. The body makes eicosanoids from omega-3 fatty acids, too, but these eicosanoids are very weakly inflammatory, if at all. As such, simply shifting the diet towards omega-3's can do remarkable things for your health and performance.

Sure, you all know about fish oils and most of you, if you don't take them already, have been strongly considering adding them to your daily diet. Unfortunately, most of today's fatty acid supplements are simply made by some guy named Olaf who squeezes fish and forces the oil to drip into a bottle. Okay, I'm exaggerating, but not by much.


Most Fish Oil Supplements are Worthless

Most fatty acid supplements are underpowered, ill thought-out, prohibitively expensive and, by default, made for women.

Just as bad, the fish oil you're using is almost certainly beneficial to women instead of men. I'm sure you've all heard of DHA and EPA, which are two of the omega-3 fatty acids researchers are most interested in. They're simply elongated and desaturated versions of alpha-linoleic acid. Unfortunately, every fatty acid supplement we're aware of contains a lot more EPA than DHA because fish naturally contain more EPA than DHA.

That's fine for women because the biosynthesis of DHA is a lot higher in women than it is in men. Most researchers think it has to do with sex hormones, presumably estrogens. A strong stimulus with estrogens in lab subjects induces an increase in DHA status, while a Testosterone stimulus induces a decrease in DHA.

And men also have lower amounts of DHA – despite eating the same amount of fatty acids as women – but they have a higher incidence of heart attack (and presumably, other inflammatory conditions). As such, men need more DHA than women! Several studies have confirmed that fact.

DHA, in addition to having a anti-arrhythmic effect, reduces blood pressure and according to at least one study, even increases HDL (the good cholesterol) by 29% while EPA reduces it by 6.7%!.


Flameout™ Inflammation Scavenger

Flameout™ contains highly pure pharmaceutical-grade DHA and EPA that are so concentrated that you'd need a prescription to get them in some parts of the world, making it by far the premier DHA/EPA supplement on the market. And it's the first one designed with men in mind, containing a much higher amount of DHA than EPA.

(Even though Flameout™ was formulated to offset the DHA/EPA "gap" in men women can get greatly benefit from it, too.)

Since Flameout™ was designed to fight inflammation – inflammation in the heart, lungs, tendons, muscles, and anywhere and everywhere else in the body – rather than just use DHA and EPA, we included another fatty acid that's a very potent anti-inflammatory agent all on its own.

CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)

Studies show that CLA (the 9-cis, trans-11 isomer and the 10-trans, 12-cis isomer) reduce prostaglandin release through the inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2, otherwise known as COX-2. That's right, CLA has been shown to be a potent COX-2 inhibitor, much like the potent drugs doctors use to fight arthritis (yet another inflammatory disease), without the deleterious side effects.

Suffice it to say, Flameout™ has a good chance of icing your inflammation problems, but there are so many additional benefits of using Flameout.™


Body-Composition Effects

Omega-3s burn body fat in 3 different ways. First off, they allow the body to burn fat in situations where fat burning is turned off, such as after a high-carb meal or after high-intensity exercise (where the body preferentially burns glycogen).

Secondly, high amounts of omega-3s increase insulin sensitivity. If your body is sensitive to insulin, less insulin is produced after a meal, which means less fat is stored. Similarly, if the body is sensitive to insulin, and the hormone is properly managed, more stored fat is released and incinerated each day.

Thirdly, omega-3s increase the heat of your cellular "furnaces", which are otherwise known as the mitochondria and the peroxisomes. Omega-3s make these organelles burn more and more energy, thus turning you into a fat-burning machine.

Lastly, there's also evidence that omega-3s might also increase the amount of leptin produced by the body (high leptin means decreased hunger and an increased metabolic rate).


Flameout™ Recap

So to recap, here are the potential benefits of Flameout™ use:

  • Decreased systemic inflammation (thus possibly warding of heart disease, asthma, arthritis, macular degeneration, and a host of other diseases or maladies).
  • Significant decreases in levels of body fat through increased insulin sensitivity and increased metabolism. (This increased insulin sensitivity may also prevent Type II diabetes.)
  • Decreased muscle soreness and tendonitis. 

So, do you want to end inflammation and give yourself the best health insurance policy available, all while changing your body composition for the better?

There's no doubt about it, Flameout™ is the most potent anti-inflammatory fatty-acid blend ever produced, and it's formulated especially for men.

Flameout™ contains the most concentrated and purest fatty acids available – purified by molecular distillation and stringently tested for PCBs, dioxins, mercury, and other heavy-metal contaminants – and blended with high amounts of both functional isomers of the fatty acid CLA.

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Superfood 140g

 

Superfood is a highly innovative, exotic, one-of-a-kind blend of 18 berries, fruits, and vegetables. Nothing else like it exists. Nothing about it is "off the shelf." It's very potent and highly effective at delivering a gigantic profile of nutrients that would take decades to begin to understand and a book to fully describe – all naturally occurring from plants.

Nutritionists think they've got it all figured out.

Nutritionists tell you to take this vitamin and that vitamin, and they tell you to make sure you take your antioxidants to sop up free radicals (usually without knowing what free radicals really are).

How do they know what you should take? How do they know how much you should take?

Simple! They feed various nutrients to cultured cells and see if they continue to multiply, or they conduct studies with animals or small numbers of humans. The trouble is, you and I are more than just cells in a dish. Biological systems are incredibly complex and figuring out which particular blends of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants would require controlled studies on hundreds if not thousands of humans (not lab animals) who were kept locked up for years and ate only what was fed to them.

It's hardly practical. Regardless, nutritionists make these blanket recommendations about nutrition and when some study comes out that indicates high doses of certain antioxidants like Vitamins A and E actually cause cancer instead of prevent it, they hem and haw, point to the door and say something like, "Hey, isn't that Bradgelina?" When you turn to look, they run out the door.

Come to think of it, the whole thing would make a pretty good commercial for Southwest Airlines "Wanna Get Away?" program.

Let me show you a quick example. Take a look at the following list of antioxidants:

4-Terpineol, alanine, anethole, apigenin, ascorbic acid, beta carotene, caffeic acid, camphene, carvacrol, chlorogenic acid, chrysoeriol, eriodictyol, eugenol, ferulic acid, gallic acid, gamma-terpinene isocholorgenic acid, isoeugenol, isothymonin, kaempferol, labiatic acid, lauric acid, linalyl acetate, luteolin, methionine, myrcene, myristic acid, naringenin, oleanolic acid, p-coumoric acid, p-hydroxy-benzoic acid, palmitic acid, rosmarinic acid, selenium, tannin, thymol, tryptophan, ursolic acid, vanillic acid.

That's not the label of the new vitamin from the One-A-Day people. Rather, they're the antioxidants found in a sprig of thyme, which is the spice your momma sprinkles on meatloaf.

Kinda' complex, huh?

Yet garden-variety nutritionists prefer to study only a select number of antioxidants and make blanket recommendations.

How do they know there aren't complex interactions between them and other chemicals or nutrients? How do they know the healthful benefits of any particular antioxidant don't depend on being simultaneously ingested with one, two, three, or thirty different antioxidants or phytochemicals?

They don't, bubba, they don't. 

The Vitamin-Pill Fraud

Biotest Performance Superfood

I'll confess that we at Biotest wrestled with the issue for years. We knew that a good vitamin-mineral complex would sell well, but couldn't in good conscience invent anything we didn't want to use ourselves. Neither has anyone else in the entire world invented a powder, pill, tablet, or capsule we feel good about.

You might be surprised to hear this, but we're not aware of anyone in the Biotest family that takes a multivitamin. None of us believe in them. The science is too haphazard.

As such we've always preferred to get our vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and various phytochemicals from fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, you know as well as we do that it's hard to ingest anywhere near the proper amounts of fruits and vegetables every day. Who's got time to eat 4 servings of fruits and 4 servings of vegetables every single day?

Most people are lucky if they can choke down a serving of broccoli or spinach a week.

Furthermore, the quality of soil varies enormously from farm to farm, and so does, accordingly, the nutritional content of the fruit and vegetables that are grown in that soil.

We're incredibly proud to tell you that we've got it figured out.

Enter Biotest's Superfood.

We discarded the notion of coming out with a vitamin pill composed of conventional, lab manufactured vitamins and minerals. Instead, we've chosen the whole-food route.

The Perfect Superfood

Biotest Performance Superfood

What we've done is taken 18 incredibly potent, freeze-dried super extracts of WHOLE fruits and vegetables and combined them in what we believe is the perfect superfood. We chose each for their almost drug-like properties, and put them together in one incredibly potent, incredibly concentrated, incredibly easy-to-use powdered supplement. 

No fillers, no extra flavoring agents, no sweeteners, nothing extra – just pure superfood.

Take a look at the ingredients first and then I'll tell you why we chose them and what exactly we did with them:

Berries

  • Wild Blueberry (1.5% anthocyanin)
  • Orange (40% vitamin C)
  • Raspberry (20% allagic acid, 0.7% anthocyanins)
  • Strawberry
  • Acai Berry (1.5% total phenolic acids, 1% anthocyanins)
  • Coffee Berry (50% total phenolic acids)
  • Goji Berry
  • Pomegranate (40% ellagic acid)

Vegetables

  • Broccoli Sprout (5000 ppm sulforophane)
  • Kale
  • Spinach (700 ppm lutein)
  • Wasabi (20% glucosinolates)
  • Wild Yam (20% diosgenin)
  • Green Tea (95% total polyphenols, 65% total catechins, 40% EGCG)

Other Fruits

  • Apple
  • Mango
  • Passion fruit
  • Watermelon (1000 ppm lycopene)

While you're no doubt familiar with many of these fruits and vegetables, some might be a mystery. We based our choices on a number of factors:

  • A broad spectrum of carotenoids and phytochemicals, including the prostate protective lycopene and the vision protective lutein.
  • Vegetables that contain estrogen-fighting indoles.
  • Vegetables that have potent cancer-fighting ability.
  • The major factor in many of our choices, however, was their incredibly powerful antioxidant capabilities as measured by something called the ORAC scale.

ORAC Scale Measures Antioxidant Potency

The ORAC scale is a standardized test used by the USDA to measure the Total Antioxidant Potency of foods and nutritional supplements. The ORAC provides a precise way of measuring the power of specific foods or supplements to neutralize free radicals in the body. The term stands for "Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, and the measurement is expressed as ORAC units per 100 grams of a given compound.

For instance, the USDA determined an "average serving of fruits AND vegetables" has an ORAC rating of between 400 and 500.

As you might guess, all fruits and vegetables aren't created equal. Some, like coffee berry, acai berry, and goji berry, while not exactly household commodities, are off the chart on the ORAC scale.

So just what is the ORAC rating of just 5 grams (about 1 teaspoon) of Biotest's Superfood? Are you sitting down?

5,315 ORAC

That means that just ONE TEASPOON of Biotest's Superfood is equivalent to eating between 10 and 12 average servings of fruits and vegetables!

Freeze Drying is the Key

I know, you're skeptical. How can one teaspoon be equivalent to that many servings of fruits and vegetables?

Actually, it's not implausible at all. Each of the ingredients in Biotest's Superfood is freeze dried.

Freeze drying is a process by which nothing but the water is removed from the fruits and vegetables. Each product is individually quick frozen so all water turns to solid ice. It's then subjected to warm temperature and a vacuum so that the water turns to vapor and is essentially sucked out of the fruit or vegetable, leaving everything intact.

That means the pigments and phytochemicals have been well preserved. The product retains the identical phytochemical content, enzymatic activity, and bioactivity of fresh products. Furthermore, freeze-dried products have the longest ambient shelf life of any known drying process.

But what's equally important is what Biotest's Superfood product doesn't contain:

  • No added sweetener, natural or artificial
  • No food coloring
  • No added flavoring
  • No allergy-inducing grasses
  • No Testosterone-lowering herbs (ie, licorice and bilberry)
  • No seaweed, algae, or other faddish ingredients
  • No added chemicals of any kind.

In fact, you'll find nothing in Superfood but sweet, fresh, nutrient-laden fruits and vegetables!

The Mild Berry-Tea Flavor Mixes with Anything

Because we didn't add in flavoring or sweetening agents, maybe you're thinking that the product tastes like grass clippings. Relax. Superfood tastes like a mild berry tea; there's no need to mask the flavor.

In fact, many of us at Biotest just put a teaspoon of the product (about 5 grams) into a glass of water and drink it down. However, you can just as easily put it in a protein shake, glass of juice, or even on your food; it's that easy.

While Superfood is incredibly valuable all on its own in ensuring your health and longevity, we recommend throwing a teaspoon of it into your post-workout drink as that's likely the time when you need the most anti-oxidant protection. 

Otherwise, use it as you might have once used those obsolete vitamin and mineral tablets: one teaspoon with breakfast or at bedtime.

Economics of Being Healthy

One more thing, just for you skeptics: you're probably wondering why someone hasn't done this before. Simple.

Expense.

How much? Let's put it this way, if Biotest were to sell Superfood to retailers who'd then apply their own mark-up, a month's supply of Superfood would likely cost about a hundred dollars!

However, given that Superfood will be available only through the Testosterone and Biotest websites, we sell direct to you, the customer. That's why it's possible for us to sell Superfood for a much lower price!

Think about how much it would cost you to buy 10 to 12 servings of vegetables at the store every day. Think of the time it would take to prepare 10 to 12 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Think of the gas . . . gastric upset from ingesting 10 to 12 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

If you take all that into consideration, it's easy to see that the price of Superfood is a tremendous value.

Biotest® Superfood Changed My Life

On a personal note, this stuff has changed my life. The rest of my diet was spot on. I ate the proper amount of meals a day; I ate the proper amount of protein each day; I monitored my carbohydrate intake to match my particular goals, but I was woefully lacking in the "health" department. 

I didn't like many vegetables. I found eating fruit a pain, not to mention messy. Beyond that, every time I did get the gumption to steam some vegetables, I limited myself to the two or three I found palatable. Despite my professed wisdom, I was no doubt woefully lacking in scores of vitamins, minerals, and specific phytonutrients. I was no doubt ravaged by free radicals. My muscle-building ability, not to mention my overall health, was no doubt compromised.

No more. We nailed the vitamin and mineral thing.

With Biotest's Superfood, we've figured out the last piece of the nutritional puzzle.

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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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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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Brain Candy 16 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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Brain Candy - Caffeine Free - 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.

£2.99
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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.

£2.99
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