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Biotest manufacture Sports supplement for Power and strength, weight loss and more. These products have been developed with advanced technology to provide you with incredibly powerful benefits. Our site contains supplements to achieve any goal and as we are the official UK re-sellers the prices of our Biotest supplements are the lowest in the UK.
£31.99 £59.99Details Superfood - Good Results
Very good ingrediens, all your anti oxidants you need very good...Richard Knowles
£44.99 £67.99Details next day delivery...
I made a order yetserday for some hot-rox and low carb protein at 2.30pm and I could not beleive I received it first thing this morning, free delivery, I hope this happens everytime.Luke Evans
£45.99 £79.99Details Best on the market
Been using Alpha Male for 3 weeks and have noticed a massive difference in my all round strength and hardness of muscles all over, appetite has gone through the roof!They are relatively expensive but I think they are worth the extra few pounds to get these sort of resultsCraig Wilson, Southampton
£39.99 £59.99Details Surge Recovery
Always happy with biotest products just started taking the surge and another good productEddy
- £69.99 £129.99Plazma Workout Support
Do Brutal Workouts Have Their Limits?
Training at maximum intensity produces the greatest effect, but the demands are so extreme that it can only be done for a week or two before backing off to let the body recover. With Plazma™ that's no longer true.
Being "Unbreakable" In the Gym
By uniquely preloading and driving key nutrients deep into muscle, Plazma™ enables you to perform at and beyond your limits while recovering and gaining so fast you'll be itching to get back in the gym and do it again.
The recovery rate and the increased gains you're going to experience from Plazma™ will be shocking. So, don't hold back in the gym, and train your heart out. You'll completely recover, grow, and be ready for more.
For rapid recovery from intense training and competition — while gaining size and strength at record rates — Plazma™ will not only make you feel unbreakable, you'll be unbreakable.*
*CAUTION: THE TERM "UNBREAKABLE" IS NOT MEANT TO IMPLY OR SUGGEST THAT PLAZMA WILL REDUCE YOUR RISK OF INJURIES. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS USE APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES TO MAKE SURE PHYSICAL EXERCISE AND COMPETITION ARE SAFE.
The Plazma™ Formula
Plazma™ contains a unique blend of fast-acting di- and tripeptides that produce biological activities and effects in muscle for performance, growth and recovery that go far beyond other proteins and amino acids.
The formula also contains a special carbohydrate complex that in addition to increasing metabolic rate, drives these di- and tripeptides and other key nutrients into the muscle cell to the point of creating a high-performance pump effect.
How to Use Plazma™
Strength Training – PM Workout
TIME SCHEDULE CAL PRO CHO FAT 8:00 AM Breakfast 369 25 2 29 10:00 AM Mag-10® Pulse / Nuts 290 26 15 14 12:00 PM Lunch 450 45 45 10 4:00 PM Mag-10® Pulse / Finibar™ 425 36 50 9 4:45 PM Plazma™ Pre-Load
Plazma™ – 500 ml
Indigo-3G™ – 6 capsules
210 15 38 0 5:00 PM
Plazma™ – 500 ml
Plazma™ – 500 ml
6:45 PM Mag-10® Pulse 124 20 11 0 7:30 PM Post-Workout Meal 775 84 85 12 Bedtime Mag-10® Pulse / Nuts 290 26 15 14 Total 3,362 307 g 337 g 88 g Breakdown 100% 36% 40% 24%
Strength Training – AM Workout
TIME SCHEDULE CAL PRO CHO FAT 8:00 AM Mag-10® Pulse / Finibar™ 425 36 50 9 8:45 AM Plazma™ Pre-Load
Plazma™ – 500 ml
Indigo-3G™ – 6 capsules
210 15 38 0 9:00 AM
Plazma™ – 500 ml
Plazma™ – 500 ml
10:45 AM Mag-10® Pulse / Nuts 290 26 15 14 11:30 AM Post-Workout Meal 784 84 85 12 2:30 PM Mag-10® Pulse / Finibar™ 425 36 50 0 5:00 PM Dinner 543 60 42 15 Bedtime Mag-10® Pulse / Nuts 290 26 15 14 Total 3,387 313 g 371 g 73 g Breakdown 100% 37% 44% 19%
Endurance Event – 1 - 4 Hours
TIME SCHEDULE 00:30 Pre Event Finibar™ (1 bar), Indigo-3G® (6 capsules) 00:15 Pre Event Plazma™ Dose (600 ml) During Event Plazma™ Doses (600 ml every 30 minutes) 00:30 Post Event Mag-10® Pulse (500 ml) 02:00 Post Event Mag-10® Pulse (500 ml) Bedtime Mag-10® Pulse (500 ml)
£23.99 £29.99Curcumin 500 Performance
- Pour 1,000 ml of cold water into a 2,000 ml Nalgene® bottle.
- Pour 195 g of the Plazma™ formula into the cold water, secure the cap on the bottle, and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds, or until thoroughly mixed. If done correctly, the shaking will foam the contents of the bottle.
- While the mixture is still foamed, pour in 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of Biotest®t Intensified Liquid Flavoring and gently swirl the contents until thoroughly mixed. Allow the flavored mixture to clear the foam and form a semi-transparent liquid. The foam should clear within 60 seconds.
- Add enough cold water to increase the fill volume to 1,800 ml and gently swirl the contents to mix thoroughly.
NOTICE: The following statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
"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:
- They rarely contain a standardized formulation.
- 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 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.
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.
NOTICE: 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.£24.99 £31.99Elite mineral support Performance
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.£36.99 £69.99Flameout Performance
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.
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.
Men, of course, have a much higher risk of heart disease..
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.™
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).
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.£24.99 £44.99REZ V Test Booster
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.
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.£26.99 £39.99Rhodiola Rosea Performance
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.
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.
- 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.£31.99 £59.99Superfood Performance
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
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
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:
- Wild Blueberry (1.5% anthocyanin)
- Orange (40% vitamin C)
- Raspberry (20% allagic acid, 0.7% anthocyanins)
- Acai Berry (1.5% total phenolic acids, 1% anthocyanins)
- Coffee Berry (50% total phenolic acids)
- Goji Berry
- Pomegranate (40% ellagic acid)
- Broccoli Sprout (5000 ppm sulforophane)
- Spinach (700 ppm lutein)
- Wasabi (20% glucosinolates)
- Wild Yam (20% diosgenin)
- Green Tea (95% total polyphenols, 65% total catechins, 40% EGCG)
- 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?
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.
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.£13.99 £17.99Spike Double Shots (x6) Energy
Spike Double Shot is the high-speed energy shot everyone's been waiting for. With a delicious and invigorating flavor – yet jacked with active ingredients that'll pleasure even the most avid stimulant junky – Spike Double Shot turns the entire energy-shot category on its ear.
No more waiting for an energy shot that's good enough to drink for its flavor alone. No more waiting for an energy shot that really is an energy drink!
Spike Double Shot delivers it all.
- £45.99 £79.99Alpha Male Test Booster
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 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 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 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® 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 Parameters Anavar Forskolin 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 Results Anavar Forskolin 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!£39.99 £59.99Surge Recovery Workout Support
This product has since been discontinued. Plazma Reactive Pump has taken its place (See below).
Biotest Surge is designed to switch on anabolism and halt catabolism when it's absolutely most important — post workout. The formula stimulates a hormonal (primarily insulin) surge that drives high concentrations of certain nutrients, supplied by the drink, deep into the muscle cell. And if you're successful at achieving this cascade effect, you'll quash catabolism and stimulate anabolism, big time! In fact, it's estimated that you can speed up your body's ability to recover and build muscle by a minimum of one full day, which can make the difference between being the typical hard-gainer and at least a good-gainer.
In reality, there're probably very few true hard-gainers. In fact, if you took everyone who's having a hard time making progress and just got them to consume ample amounts of the right mix of nutrients post workout, the vast majority would make consistent, continual muscle-mass gains. Really, it's that simple — and that hard. The hard part of effective post-workout nutrition is determining the right blend of nutrients in the ideal ratios. Well, we've done the research and testing, taking the guesswork out of the equation.£59.99 £89.99Indigo 3G-Selective Repartitioning Agent (90 Capsules) Performance
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 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
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
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
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.£64.99 £119.99Micro PA Workout Support
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
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
- 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
Mag-10® 2 doses (500 ml each). Consume both doses within one hour post-workout.