Total Strength + Performance Ingredients
Mucuna Pruriens Seed Extract - Seeds from this annual, tropical shrub help the body provide support to the dopamine system in the brain. Increased endogenous production of dopamine can be correlated to an increase for the HPA-axis and human growth hormone response. This may account for the increase in testosterone production in select human populations that have also been linked to this seed extract.
Longjack Root Extract - Longjack is a flowering plant native to Indonesia and Malaysia that is referred to as “bitter charm”. Quassinoids are the biologically active component that is commonly used in these countries as food and drink additives, specifically for coffee and energy drinks. Longjack has been shown to help the body restore optimal testosterone levels in aging males [source].
Nettle Root Extract - Known as stinging nettle, this herbaceous plant has a long history as a food source rich in fiber. Nettle Root also appears to assist the body with optimizing the level of androgens including free testosterone and DHT. There is also some interesting research into potential benefits to overall recovery [source].
Red Clover Flower Extract - This wild herb grows throughout Europe and Asia. The red flowers at the end of the stems are used for their nutrient values and isoflavones. These compounds can help the body balance out any disruptive hormonal fluctuations [source].
Luteolin - Found naturally in celery, lemons, peppermint, oregano and a handful of other herbs, this citrus bioflavonoid acts as an antioxidant and general anti-inflammatory for non-medical conditions. Known in Chinese traditional medicine for centuries, luteolin has reported anti-estrogenic effects, helping the body’s androgens to shift towards optimal testosterone production [source].
Beta Alanine - Beta-alanine is a non-essential amino acid found naturally in foods such as chicken, beef, pork and fish. Beta-alanine helps maintain an optimal pH level in the blood, helping the body to buffer lactic acid more efficiently [source]. Beta-alanine is the rate-limiting precursor for carnosine synthesis, an important peptide highly concentrated in skeletal muscle. Elevating muscle carnosine with beta-alanine supplementation is hypothesized to enhance the contractility of muscles through increasing buffering capacity [source].
BCAA Amino Blend - Naturally found in meats and fish such as chicken, beef, tuna, salmon and turkey, this blend of leucine, isoleucine and valine are three essential amino acids necessary for protein synthesis and muscle production[source]. Increased levels of BCAAs can aid the body with fat oxidation as well as support energy levels. BCAA can also help the body reduce the catabolism of muscle tissue.
L-Glutamine - Glutamine is an important amino acid for immune function found naturally in meats and vegetables such as poultry, spinach and parsley. High intensity exercise decreases plasma levels of glutamine. Athletes can benefit from replenishing these levels to improve muscle recovery and prevent unnecessary suppression of the immune system [source].
Aspartic Acid - Aspartic Acid can be found in Oats, Beets, and Avocado, and among other benefits, can be helpful in optimizing hormones. This product also contains magnesium in the bioavailable, chelated glycinate form. Magnesium is found naturally in pumpkin seeds and other nuts and vegetables. It is an essential mineral necessary for muscle contraction and many important enzymatic processes.This combination provides a unique blend to be utilized for optimum performance.
Resveratrol - Resveratrol is not just available in a glass of red wine! This polyphenol is also found in berries and cacao, providing great taste and free-radical scavenging qualities. Resveratrol also shows potential as a helpful agent in certain types of weight management [source].
BioPerine (Black Pepper Extract)® - Piperine makes up 95% of this compound extracted from black pepper. Bioperine has been shown in clinical research to promote increased absorption of nutrients in supplement formulations. With food toxins and other potential nutrient-absorption depleters, BioPerine beneficially interacts with the intestinal tract to ensure delivery of the other compounds in this formula.
Vitamin B6 - Naturally found in meats and fish such as tuna, this B vitamin is crucial for maintaining cell energy and the support of protein metabolism. More importantly, Vitamin B6 can help the body mitigate glycation which is leads to premature aging and other conditions caused by free radical production [source].
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5) - Naturally found in shiitake mushrooms, pork, sunflower seeds and a handful of other earth grown foods, this B vitamin is beneficial for adapting to stress. Under mental or physical stress, the body’s demand for B vitamins is increased [source]. Ensuring optimal levels of this vitamin during exercise and other strenuous situations helps your body with peak performance.