New Onnit T+ Formula Increases Strength 36% Over Placebo In FSU Clinical Trial

A groundbreaking clinical trial for strength based athletes has just been presented at this year’s National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) annual conference.  Dr. Michael Ormsbee, a professor of human sciences at Florida State University, led a team of investigators to analyze a 4-week supplementation regimen of Onnit’s T+ on college-aged powerlifters.  T+ is a stimulant-free pre and post workout formula that utilizes earth grown ingredients to support athletic performance.   The double blind study, which analyzed performance, body composition, and hormone levels, randomized twenty-eight individuals to ingest either T+ or a calorie-matching placebo, while all subjects adhered to a structured exercise program.

Significant differences in power lifting performance were observed between the two groups.  Bench press improved on average 6% in the T+ group compared to 4.8% in the control group, and the total combined weight for bench press, squat, and deadlift improved an average of 8.8% with the T+ group, compared to 6.5% in the placebo group.  Improvements in squat and deadlift performance, respectively, were also observed in both control and T+ groups, but with no statistically significant differences between groups.   Hormone levels did not show statistically significant changes for test subjects during supplementation for the markers measured.

New T+Aubrey Marcus, CEO of Onnit, comments, “The goal of the T+ formula from the outset was to help increase strength and performance for athletes.  We thought that in order to achieve the kind of results we were looking for we would need to demonstrate increases in testosterone levels.  The fact that we were able to achieve performance results beyond our expectations without manipulating the major hormone markers opens up this formula to all athletes without the concern of the side effects potentially generated from super-normal testosterone levels.”

Commenting on a few of the many ingredients included in the formula,  Joe DeFranco, a leading strength and conditioning coach for both the NFL and WWE organizations, said, “Beta Alanine, BCAAs, and Glutamine are staple compounds that I’ve been recommending to my athletes for years.  But on their own I have never seen them perform to the levels demonstrated in the study on T+ at FSU.”  With the formula certified to meet the strictest anti-doping standards by the Banned Substances Control Group, T+ is poised to become a foundational supplement for anyone looking for a competitive edge.

Overall this is a major milestone for Onnit, offering the gold standard of scientific validation to its active product roster.  Summing up the potential impact of this study, Joe DeFranco adds, “To be able to achieve overall strength gains by an increase of 36% from taking a supplement, especially a supplement that utilizes natural ingredients, is a game-changer for me. This becomes even more valuable during instances when I need to achieve extreme results in a short period of time – such as preparing an athlete for the NFL Combine. In cases like this, faster gains could literally be the difference between a multimillion dollar contract and never playing competitively again. These are awesome results that cannot be overlooked.”

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The abstract presented in Las Vegas, NV at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Convention and Exhibition, July 9-12, 2014, can be found in this report from the NSCA.

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