Potassium is a mineral found in foods such as bananas, orange juice and potatoes. Like sodium and chloride, potassium is an electrolyte, meaning it takes on a positive or negative charge when dissolved in fluids. As an electrolyte, potassium supports the proper function of all cells, organs and tissues in the body. It contributes to healthy heart activity as well as skeletal health and smooth muscle contraction, making it crucial for normal muscular and digestive function.* Potassium helps regulate the body's fluid levels.* It's also important for the transmission of nerve impulses, the contraction of muscles and energy production.*
NutraBio Potassium 99mg V-Caps uses a unique, patented form of potassium known as potassium glycinate chelate, which consists of the mineral potassium bound to the natural and more bioavailable L form of the amino acid glycine to give maximum assimilation and absorption. Amino Acid chelated minerals are highly bioavailable, meaning they're readily absorbed by cells.
What is Potassium Complex?
Potassium Amin Acid Complex helps support health by sparing calcium from excessive loss, potassium may play a vital part in maintaining healthy bone density.* Evidence suggests potassium intake plays an important role in helping to maintain blood pressure levels already within normal range.*
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Intra Blast Natural (30 Servings)
Start Recovering Before You Finish Your First Set.
Intra Blast Naturals provides critical nutrients needed to fuel performance, blunt fatigue, and accelerate recovery during your workout, all without artificial dyes, flavors or sweeteners.
Unlike other intra workouts that contain only branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), Intra Blast contains 10g of all 9 essential amino acids, including BCAAs, clinically dosed to work synergistically in order to stimulate muscle protein synthesis, promote muscle growth, enhance recovery, and decrease muscle soreness from the most intense training sessions.
Intra Blast Naturals has gone one step further by adding glutamine and betaine, that have been scientifically proven to accelerate recovery, replenish energy stores, improve strength, and keep you hydrated during your workouts.
Intra Blast Naturals is the most advanced intra-workout product ever created.
CLINICAL DOSES OF 16 RESEARCH-BACKED INGREDIENTS:
Complete EAA Profile that promotes muscle growth, recovery, reduce training related soreness, increase energy, blunt fatigue during exercise and supports muscle protein synthesis.
7400mg of BCAAs in 2:1:1 ratio (Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine), that promotes muscle growth, recovery and reduce soreness.
5000mg of Glutamine to replenish muscle glycogen after exhaustive exercise.
2000mg of Betaine Anhydrous to increase muscular strength and improved endurance.
1000mg of OKG to improve exercise performance, reduced muscular fatigue, electrolyte and hydration optimizer, helps maintain water balance in the muscles, facilitates motor neuron function and increases exercise capacity.
2800mg Electrolyte and Hydration Optimizer that helps maintain water balance in the muscle, facilitates motor neuron function and increase exercise capacity.
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Acetyl L-Carnitine is a stabilized and more absorbable form of the amino acid L-Carnitine. Acetyl L-Carnitine plays an important role in protecting and supporting brain and muscle function. As an antioxidant, Acetyl L-Carnitine protects neurons from damage caused by superoxide radicals.
Acetyl L-Carnitine is involved in aspects of neuronal metabolism because its molecular structure resembles the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Supplementing with Acetyl L-Carnitine may improve acetylcholine production and stimulation of protein and membrane phospholipid synthesis.
Improves exercise capacity and fat loss:
Acetyl L-Carnitine facilitates the metabolism of fatty acids for energy generation. A greater reliance on fat for energy can result in a sparing of muscle glycogen, an enhancement of exercise performance and a reduction in stored body fat. Acetyl L-Carnitine has profound effects on endurance and exercise performance by reducing the respiratory exchange ratio and reducing lactic acid accumulation in muscles extending exercise capacity before fatigue.
Carnitine comes in both L- and D-carnitine forms. However, only the L- form is biologically active. The D- form is completely inactive and in large quantities and particular conditions, the D- form may inhibit the utilization of L-carnitine. NutraBio L-Carnitine supplements contain no synthetic D-Carnitine or DL-Carnitine. D-Carnitine and DL-Carnitine are less effective than L-Carnitine. D-Carnitine and DL-Carnitine are not recommended because of their adverse physical side effects.
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Leucine 400mg (240 Vegetable Capsules)
L-Leucine is an essential amino acid, meaning it cannot be made by the body, and must be acquired through food or dietary supplements. Leucine is classified as a branched-chain amino acid (BCAA). It comprises about 8% of the total amino acid count in your body's protein structures and is the fourth most concentrated amino acid in skeletal muscle tissue.
L-Leucine stimulates muscle protein synthesis and may be the major fuel involved in anabolic (tissue building) reactions. This makes them especially important for body builders and other athletes in sports that demand explosive strength.
The branch chain amino acids valine, leucine, and isoleucine enhance protein synthesis in liver cells and muscle cells and help promote muscle recovery after exercise. They contribute to energy production in the body by being oxidized in the cell's mitochondria. Branch chain amino acids are used by body builders and athletes to produce an anabolic effect and assist in the repair of micro tears in muscle tissue that are a normal result of exercise. Leucine is thought to be the most effective BCAA for preventing the body's burning of muscle stores for energy during intense workouts because it is converted to glucose more quickly than isoleucine and valine.
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Taurine (2-Aminoethane sulfonic acid) is a conditionally essential free-form amino acid that is the most abundant free amino acid in many tissues and participates in a variety of metabolic processes. Taurine is found at high levels in the heart and skeletal muscle, white blood cells, the central nervous system, and is a building block for all other amino acids.
Taurine is different than most other amino acids because it is not incorporated into proteins but it does play many roles in the body, including bile acid conjugation, detoxification, membrane stabilization, osmoregulation, and modulation of excitatory neurotransmission and intracellular calcium levels. The mean taurine intake in humans is estimated to be around 60 mg daily, but supplementation can far exceed this amount and readily increases taurine levels in many tissues.
The taurine used in this free form L-Taurine and our CGT-MAX supplement is produced through chemical synthesis. Absolutely no animal products or by-products are used in its manufacture and there is absolutely no animal urine used in the manufacturing process. This is pure taurine, USP grade - USP26/JP8. This taurine is NON-GMO, BSE/TSE free, and is not treated in any way including irradiation and EtO. This product is free of solvents, preservatives, and pesticides.
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L-Tyrosine is an essential amino acid which supports brain function. It can be converted by neurons in the brain into the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine (noradrenaline), hormones which are depleted by stress, excessive work and certain drugs. By replenishing norepinephrine in the brain, mental energy levels are enhanced and a feeling of contentment often occurs.
L-Tyrosine is an essential amino acid which supports brain function. It can be converted by neurons in the brain into the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine (noradrenaline), hormones which are depleted by stress, excessive work and certain drugs. By replenishing norepinephrine in the brain, mental energy levels are enhanced and a feeling of contentment often occurs. L-tyrosine boosts certain neurotransmitters in the brain and has been used to support stress reduction and depression. L-Tyrosine is converted in the body into other key biologic compounds, including L-dopa, CoQ10, thyroid hormones and melanin.
Tyrosine can also enhance athletic performance. L-Tyrosine is an important component of protein and helps form the bioactive factors vital to cellular growth and maintenance. Tyrosine supplementation has the potential to increase athletic performance in a few ways. One of the mechanisms possibly contributing to fatigue during exercise is an increase in central serotonin levels and an increase in the ratio of serotonin to dopamine. Tyrosine may help decrease this ratio and compete with tryptophan (the amino acid precursor to serotonin) at the blood-brain barrier. Increased dopaminergic activity may decrease the perception of fatigue. Also, during highly stressful conditions, catecholamine levels can become depleted, and tyrosine may be particularly useful under these conditions.
NutraBio L-Tyrosine is pure free form crystalline amino acid from microbiological fermentation. It is NOT derived from milk. The B vitamins pyridoxine (B-6) and folic acid can assist in the conversion process.
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L-Theanine 200 Mg (60 Softgels)
Sports Research L-Theanine contains the patented ingredient Suntheanine® which has been clinically proven to promote an alert state of relaxation without drowsiness, as indicated by an increase in alpha brain waves. L-theanine is an all-natural amino acid (found in green and black tea) that will not only create a "calm" feeling in the body, but may also help to improve sleep quality*
Promotes relaxation and focus*
Non-GMO and gluten-free*
Formulated with coconut oil
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This free-form L-Arginine is HPLC verified ultra-pure for maximum bioavailability and effectiveness. Arginine (or L-Arginine) is a crystalline free-form amino acid involved in numerous areas of human biochemistry, including muscle metabolism, hormone secretion, ammonia detoxification, and the immune system. Arginine promotes nitric oxide production, which helps support circulation and muscles.
L-Arginine is one of 20 amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Arginine can serve as a source of energy, and is involved in various pathways throughout the body. Arginine supports the effect of exercise and is one of the most important amino acids involved in immune function.L-Arginine is considered a semi-essential amino acid, because although it is normally synthesized in sufficient amounts by the body, supplementation is sometimes required. Arginine supports protein synthesis as it is involved in the transport and storage of nitrogen and is important for proper physical performance because it is used by the body to produce creatine.
L-Arginine is required for the synthesis of nitric oxide, a secondary messenger involved in blood flow. Nitric oxide is a compound that helps keep blood vessels dilated to promote healthy blood flow. Arginine also stimulates protein synthesis and has been studied for wound healing, bodybuilding, enhancement of sperm production (spermatogenesis), and prevention of wasting in people with critical illness. L-Arginine is beneficial for overall cardiovascular maintenance as well as other areas that depend largely on healthy circulatory status.
Arginine Improves Growth Hormone (GH) levels:
Arginine stimulates the natural release of growth hormone and is a far safer and more cost effective alternative to growth hormone treatment such as HGH injections. Growth hormone is one of the most powerful hormones in the human body which promotes the growth of lean muscle tissue and the loss of fat. As you age, growth hormone levels drop, which is one reason you lose muscle and gain fat. In a controlled trial, when arginine and other amino acids were combined with weight training, a greater decrease in body fat was obtained after only five weeks than when the same exercise was combined with a placebo. Arginine is also needed to increase protein synthesis, which can in turn increase muscle growth.
Growth Hormone (GH) for the athlete:
Athletes involved in intense exercise on a regular basis need Growth Hormone (GH) to increase energy, enhance lean body mass and to maintain strong bones and keep their weight under control. Availability of GH in systemic circulation also helps increase strength, burn fat, enhance libido, boost immunity and support tendons and ligaments. By inducing the secretion of GH from the pituitary, arginine and lysine stimulate muscle metabolism and, hence, provide nutritional support for the athlete.
Which Arginine should I take to boost Growth Hormone (GH) and Nitric Oxide?
If you are taking arginine with the sole purpose of releasing growth hormone, the best alternative would be our Arginine Pyroglutamate Plus Lysine which is specifically designed and proven for this purpose and requires a much smaller dose of only 2.4 grams as opposed to 10 to 30 of L-Arginine. This smaller dose however will not be sufficient for nitric oxide release or nutrient delivery enhancement. If you are looking for both Growth Hormone and Nitric Oxide release than a good methodology would stacking multiple types of Arginine. Take 1-2 doses of Arginine Ethyl Ester (AEE) or Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate (AAKG) earlier in the day and before workouts, and take one dose of Arginine Pyroglutamate and Lysine at night time. This stack gives you the most effective method for increasing nitric oxide to give you an ultimate muscle pump while improving GH levels for muscle growth. If taking two doses of AAKG or AEE earlier in the day make sure to separate both doses and the nighttime Arginine Pyroglutamate Plus Lysine by at least 3 hours. If you miss any of the doses, do not double up on the next dose just continue on with your next dose as normal.
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Aminogex Ultra (30 Servings)
This powerful BCAA powder (branched chain amino acids) with betaine will stimulate new muscle growth, halt protein breakdown, and hasten recovery.
MUSCLE BUILDING: BCAA supplements stimulate muscle protein synthesis - the “engine” for sparking new muscle growth!
ENHANCED RECOVERY: Combats muscle protein breakdown and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), for better recovery following tough workouts.
BETTER PERFORMANCE: Improves hydration, power, and endurance levels for greater overall athletic performance.
GREATER STRENGTH: Aminogex Ultra™ contains 1.25g pure betaine for significantly greater strength during your gym sessions.
What is BCAA Powder?
For improved training, consume 1 scoop either pre or intra workout. For better recovery, consume 1 scoop alongside ProtoLyte Protein for post workout recovery and muscle growth.
What is Betaine?
Betaine (a.k.a. trimethylglycine) is a naturally occurring component of sugar beets clinically proven to enhance power, strength, muscle growth and production of creatine.
When should I take BCAA Powder?
Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are the “building blocks” of proteins. Comprised of Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine, the three BCAAs stimulate muscle protein synthesis, combat muscle protein breakdown, and promote faster recovery.
Who should use Aminogex Ultra?
Aminogex Ultra BCAA supplement is ideally suited for the average gym rat, weekend warrior, or hardcore bodybuilder. It’s precisely formulated to enhance muscle growth, strength, and performance while combating soreness.
How should I consume Aminogex Ultra?
Mix 1 level scoop in 8-10 oz of water (adjust water level for personal taste preference). You may consume 2 scoops before, during, or after intense training sessions or between meals on non-training days.
What can I stack with Aminogex Ultra?
Aminogex Ultra BCAA powder stacks well with: K-XR, AgmaPure, Vasogen, S.M.A.R.T. Creatine or ProtoLyte Whey Isolate Protein.