The 100% naturally occurring Recovery Power Formula that is designed to transform your workouts and your results without the worry of side effects from chemicals and stimulants. Train more and hurt less while gaining an edge on the competition!
Magnesium orotate (mineral) 210mg
Proprietary Herbal Extract Blend 1860mg: Shilajit (gum), Malic acid (fruit), Tulsi (leaf), Ashwagandha (root), Dulse (seaweed), Mucuna pruriens (seed), Green Tea (leaf), Turmeric (rhizome), Tribulus Terrestris (fruit), Maca (root), Ginseng (root), Alma Berry (fruit), Boswelia serrata (gum)
Other Ingredients: Vegetable Capsules, NON-GMO Rice Flour.
No Magnesium Stearate, No Silicon Dioxide, No Dicalcium Phosphate!
Ingredients Profile & Scientific References
By Dr. Scott Treadway
#1 MAGNESIUM OROTATE
Many medical specialists are now advising that magnesium should be part of every athlete’s recovery process. Magnesium orotate is known to be highly absorbable.
Magnesium is an essential “Master Mineral” for athletic performance and is a building block for hundreds of chemical processes in the body.
Your muscles’ ability to contract and relax and to recover after use is highly dependent on how much magnesium is available in your body.
A few physiological functions Magnesium is important for:
Magnesium activates enzymes which help produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate).
ATP plays a crucial role in the metabolic and muscular process. When your body breaks down ATP, the energy that is released is used by your muscles. The more you exercise and the harder you exercise, the faster your body burns up the energy released from breaking down ATP. If you’re not getting enough magnesium, it can result in low energy levels and problems with muscle function.
During strenuous activity magnesium is required by the organs (including muscle) and a situation is created whereby there is an increased difficulty to supply magnesium to the athletes by natural sources in sufficient amount. Continuous magnesium supplementation to the athlete must be considered as a supportive and beneficial measure during periods of long physical stress. REF: Golf S. Magnesium and physical exercise. Journal of Trace Elements and Electrolytes, 2008; 25(4): 231.
April 1998, Volume 12, Supplement 2, pp 153–156, Effects of Magnesium Orotate on Exercise Tolerance in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease
#2 MALIC ACID
Malic acid helps restore energy levels.
Malic acid is an essential component in ATP production and the Krebs cycle, a process that turns carbohydrates, proteins and fats into energy in your body. Without sufficient Malic acid the Krebs cycle can’t function properly, leading to fatigue.
Known historically as the “Destroyer of Weakness” the herbal ingredient, Shilajit, contains over sixty trace minerals and is used for anti-fatigue purposes in traditional medicine. Shilajit has naturally occurring Fulvic Acid and Humic Acid to help support general strength and vital health.
A form of Shilajit from the Caucasus mountains in Russia known as “Moomiyo” was used by Russian athletes in the 1960’s and 1970’s as a secret food supplement for Olympic athletic recovery.
In traditional medicine Shilajit is considered a panacea herbal remedy since it has so many positive benefits for supporting good health, strengthening and general vitality.
Tulsi or Holy Basil is a traditional herb that has been revered for thousands of years as the “The Incomparable One” and was traditionally used to promote a positive stress response and the elevation of the spirit. Basil is also known to support anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial action.
Ashwagandha is a traditional herb known for its adaptogenic qualities. As a powerful adaptogen, Ashwagandha increases an individual’s ability to adapt to environmental stresses and factors and helps to reduce damage to the body from these factors. It helps the body to maintain a balanced state while under physical stress and improves recovery time. In addition, Ashwagandha doesn’t produce the “spike and crash” effect like conventional athletic stimulants.
Ashwagandha has been clinically proven to increase the cardio-respiratory response. This leads to reduced fatigue and improved stamina. For example, in a controlled study over 12 weeks, a group of 49 healthy, active adults were supplemented with either Ashwagandha or placebo twice daily. The herbal group showed up to a 13.6 percent increase in maximum oxygen consumption. Participants also self-reported an increase in their physical and psychological health. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4687242)
Yet another benefit for athletes is Ashwagandha’s proven ability to improve the results of their efforts: muscle strength, lean body mass, and body fat percentage. In another study, Ashwagandha produced a marked increase in serum testosterone levels (up to and over 15 percent!), which was associated with muscle growth and increased strength. Most notably, those taking the ingredient experienced a 17.1 percent increase in arm muscle size, and a 16.1 percent reduction in average body fat. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4687242)
Dulse sea lettuce is naturally high in trace minerals, iron and iodine.
Dulse has been clinically proven to possess free radical scavenging activity, making dulse useful as an antioxidant. The seaweed has also been demonstrated to inhibit the growth of lipid (fat) cells in the laboratory. This is extremely important as environmental toxins are believed to be causing an increase in a host of auto-immune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. The combination of constant stress, environmental pathogens, and malnutrition is harming many people’s immune systems. Utilizing dulse and other antioxidants helps to repair compromised body tissues.
#6 MUCUNA PRURIENS
Mucuna pruriens is a traditional herbal remedy used for reducing stress and supporting male spermatogenesis. It contains naturally occurring L-dopa which is a precursor to dopamine, a neurotransmitter that can help to reduce fatigue or lack of energy and motivation. Also, MP supports anti-depressant action and stress reduction.
Mucuna Pruriens can Treat Male Infertility: MP is used as a supplement to treat male infertility and has been shown to increase sperm motility, sperm quality, and sperm count. In a double-blind study with 60 infertile men, treatment with MP (5 grams of powder daily) improved sperm count and motility.
#7 GREEN TEA
Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) has been consumed for thousands of years and Green Tea has been shown to encourage the healthy metabolism of sugars. It also offers the body antioxidant support, and it has been studied to show support of metabolic and cardiovascular health. Green Tea has also been shown to have a slightly anabolic (muscle-building) effect in those who lift weights regularly, as well as in older adults, who naturally begin to lose muscle mass as they age.
Green tea is high in polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins, which function as powerful antioxidants. These substances can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells from damage.
One of the more powerful compounds in green tea is the antioxidant Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), which has been studied to treat various diseases and may be one of the main reasons green tea has such powerful medicinal properties.
Green tea contains the amino acid L-theanine, which is able to cross the blood-brain barrier. L-theanine increases the activity of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, which has anti-anxiety effects. It also increases dopamine and the production of alpha waves in the brain.
Observational studies show that green tea drinkers have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Turmeric is a traditional herb used historically as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
Turmeric promotes healthy joint function and mobility by supporting the body’s inflammatory response, and its antioxidant action can help support the body after a workout. Turmeric has been used to support the body’s response to occasional pain and promote normal inflammatory function — such as after pushing your body during exercise.
#9 TRIBULIS TERRESTRIS
Although Tribulus Terrestris has been proven to help libido in both men and women it also has other health benefits. Extracts of Tribulus Terrestris have been shown to improve testosterone levels and to boost hormone levels.
Maca Root benefits include increased fertility in both men and women, hormone balance, booster for the immune system, and increased energy, stamina, improved sexual function, memory, and focus.
Maca is considered an “adaptogen”, a name given to certain herbs, plants, and natural substances that help the body naturally adapt to stressors like a busy schedule, demanding job, or illness, for example.
Ginseng is a traditional herb used historically for energy, recovery, brain function and stamina.
Physical/mental health stimulant: Ginseng is believed to be a good tonic that benefits one’s stamina and helps boost energy levels. It helps athletes use oxygen more effectively, and it is believed to regulate metabolism, which can increase energy levels. Consumption of ginseng can also help athletes lower their recovery time and reduce stress.
Anti-inflammatory effects: Ginseng has seven constituents known as ginsenosides. According to results of experiments which were published in the Journal of Translational Medicine. Allan Lau, who led the study, said that “the anti-inflammatory role of ginseng may be due to the combined effects of these ginsenosides, targeting different levels of immunological activity, and so contributing to the diverse actions of ginseng in humans”.
Amla berries are a traditional fruit that are known to contain the highest level of naturally occurring vitamin C of any food source. Amla also contains bioflavonoids and Ellagic acid which make it one of the most powerful antioxidant sources of free-radical scavenging. This allows Amla to help cleanse the blood stream and tissues of toxins that are created during stressful activities or after athletic performance.
Boswellia serrata has traditionally been used to support a healthy response to occasional pain and to promote a healthy inflammatory response. It also supports healthy, comfortable joints and promotes healthy blood flow to the body’s connective tissues. In addition, Boswellia’s support for a healthy inflammatory response also supports gut health by nourishing the mucosal lining of the GI tract.
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