Category: Ingredient Spotlight

DMAA

Is DMAA Really Gone?

DMAA vs. the FDA On April 3rd of this year, the FDA banned the use of DMAA (1,3 dimethylamylamine) in supplements, claiming that it is not a dietary ingredient. Though some companies will fight the ban – based on the fact that DMAA can be found naturally in some plants – the FDA will get […]

CDP-Choline

CDP-Choline : What Is It Exactly?

CDP-Choline stands for Cytidine DiPhosphate Choline. CDP-Choline supplements provide choline and, by conversion of cytidine, uridine. Choline is an essential nutrient that is a structural component of the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, and the cellular membrane phospholipid, phosphatidylcholine. Uridine is a nucleic acid found in RNA. Both choline and uridine are found in high concentrations in foods such as […]

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Protein Requirements for Maximal Performance

While it is not impossible to meet daily protein requirements through a typical “whole food” diet; some individuals, such as athletes find it hard to consume the 0.45-0.90 grams per pound body weight daily needed to maintain a positive nitrogen balance, optimize muscle growth, and assist recovery efforts. This is the primary reason they supplement […]

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04 . 08 . 2017 by aaron

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whey hydrolysate
20 . 07 . 2017 by aaron

Why is Whey Hydrolysate so Popular?

What is Whey Hydrolysate? Having grown in popularity in sports nutrition over the last decade, one of the seemingly most complex forms of protein today is whey hydrolysate. These hydrolysate proteins, including both whey and casein are produced from purified protein sources traditionally by utilizing heat or acid, however the newest and most preferred method […]

theacrine
29 . 06 . 2017 by aaron

The Benefits of Theacrine : Performance Without Adaptation

What is Theacrine ? Theacrine is a naturally occurring, small alkaloid molecule that is often times related to caffeine. It appears in many aspects to be synthesized from caffeine or at least be structurally similar. It is found in a variety of plants with camellia assamica, more specifically a tea known as kucha appearing to […]

20 . 04 . 2017 by aaron

Epicatechin: Breaking Natural Barriers

What is Epicatechin? Epicatechin is a plant based phytochemical that is classified as a bioactive flavonol. It is found in a large number of foods in trace amount, however it is primarily found in green tea and dark chocolate. The highest levels in food is dark chocolate and contains roughly 3mg of epicatechin per gram. […]

bacognize
06 . 04 . 2017 by aaron

Bacognize: Enhancing Cognitive Function

What is Bacognize? Bacognize is an all-natural, proprietary and standardized extract of the nootropic herb, Bacopa Monnieri that has been standardized to 45% Bacosides. Used for thousands of years in traditional medicine, Bacognize improves upon nature by being standardized to the serotonin active bacopa glycosides (SABG) and is active as the serotonin receptors that are […]

Agmatine Sulfate
16 . 03 . 2017 by aaron

Agmatine Sulfate: Improve Blood Flow & Endurance

Agmatine Sulfate: Improve Blood Flow & Endurance   What is Agmatine Sulfate? Agmatine Sulfate, (also known as 4-aminobutyl)guanidine, is a metabolite of the amino acid L-Arginine. It is derived via decarboxylation (removal of carboxylic acid) and is considered to be a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator. Though there is a fair amount of research still needed to […]

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23 . 02 . 2017 by aaron

Nitrates: N.O. Boosting Performance Enhancing Compound

What are Nitrates? Nitrates (NO3-) are small molecules produced in the body in limited amounts.  They function by regulating blood flow and vasodilation via their metabolite nitric oxide. When consumed nitrate is reduced to nitrite by anaerobic bacteria and presents a practical method to increase plasma nitrite concentrations. Nitrates taken in the form of salts/supplements […]

06 . 01 . 2017 by aaron

Creatinol-O-Phosphate: Improve Strength and Endurance

What is Creatinol-O-Phosphate? Creatinol-O-Phosphate (N-methyl-N-(beta-hydroxyethyl) guanidine O-phosphate) or COP for short, is not creatine in a technical sense. Though it does possess structural similarities to creatine, it is thought to act as a creatine precursor and provides completely different effects. Creatinol-O- Phosphate has been shown to assist in stabilizing intracellular and extracellular pH levels during […]

08 . 12 . 2016 by aaron

L-Ornithine-L-Aspartate: Enhanced Performance and Endurance

What is L-Ornithine-L-Aspartate? L-Ornithine-L-Aspartate  (LOLA) is a combination of two natural nonessential L-amino acids: ornithine and aspartic acid.  Combining the two together, in theory, makes LOLA more effective through increased bioavailability. Research has shown that LOLA can reduce elevated ammonia levels in the blood. As we exercise ammonia levels slowly increase in skeletal muscle. This […]