Arginine has been shown to improve blood glucose and insulin metabolism. It has been demonstrated to improve immune function, which is important for athletes putting their bodies under stress. Arginine is necessary for the synthesis of creatine that improves muscular development. Arginine taken before exercise has shown to increase time to exhaustion. Because of these factors, Arginine has become a popular pre-workout supplement. However it is usually bottled in too small of a dose. Talos Nutrition put in 5,000mg per serving in our pre-workout formula that is more than double the amount that many pre-workout formulas contain.
Other medical uses of Arginine include: lowering blood pressure, reducing heart disease, and improving recovery time after surgery as well as reducing the number of infections and improving wound healing. The drug Viagra is prescribed for erectile dysfunction. Viagra stimulates the Nitric Oxide pathway as L-Arginine. It is a very effective way of treating erectile dysfunction in men and improving overall sexual health.
Arginine is an amino acid that the body needs for protein synthesis. This helps with muscle recovery after a workout and with muscle endurance. L-Arginine helps increase blood flow by keeping the vessel walls open and flexible. Arginine is most efficient and effective at stimulating the Nitric Oxide (NO) pathway. The discovery of Nitric Oxide as a single molecule was awarded “molecule of the year “ in 1992 and the Nobel Prize in 1998. Nitric Oxide increases blood flow to the muscle to increase muscle growth from exercise and increases lean muscle mass. Because of the mechanism of increased blood flow, Arginine aids in muscle recovery and improves muscle endurance during a workout. Arginine has been shown to naturally increase the release of human growth hormone. This is vastly potentiated if done prior to exercise.
DefendR is a blend of powerful nutrients to strengthen and support the immune system and enhance athletic performance. Just mix with water for a convenient and delicious dose of nutrients your body needs. (60 servings)
Vitamin C is an essential vitamin for the human body. It supports our immune system and is a great antioxidant. It may help to lower blood pressure, alleviate the common cold and heal infections, reduce chronic pain, aid in collagen synthesis (important for skin and good healing), decrease hardening of the arteries, improve physical performance and increase muscle strength.
The effectiveness of Vitamin C can be very dose-dependent. Research shows it must be taken in high doses for optimum therapeutic response, yet the highest dose typically available is 1000mg, still on the low end of an effective dose. DefendR has 5000mg of Vitamin C per scoop to ensure the body receives the full benefits of this powerful vitamin.
Because Vitamin C is water soluble, a common misconception is that it can’t be helpful because it passes through the system in your urine. That logic is as silly as saying you don’t need water because it passes through your system, as well. Vitamin C is working as it travels through your body, and by the time it’s left your system, its work is done. Because it’s water soluble, it’s almost impossible to get too much Vitamin C, so it’s very safe to maximize dosing and enjoy the positive effects.
SculptR contains a protein mix of high-grade Whey, Whey Isolate, and Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA). We’ve also included trace minerals, enzymes, probiotics, and Garcinia Cambogia for added benefits. Whey Isolate protein contains all the essential amino acids in higher concentrations than any other protein source, including plant-based proteins. SculptR protein is used to increase muscle mass. Whey Isolate has higher amounts of Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA), which have been shown to increase exercise endurance, increase muscle coordination, decrease muscle soreness, and speed muscle recovery. With 5 additional grams of BCAA in SculptR Protein, athletes don’t have to take BCAA’s separately. Whey Isolate is more hypoallergenic than purely milk based proteins, as much of the potential allergen part of the milk protein and casein have been removed. Whey Isolate also has the advantage of converting to a certain amount of glutathione, a very potent and important antioxidant for our overall health, muscular endurance and recovery. Because Whey Isolate improves glucose and insulin metabolism, it also reduces body fat. Whey protein has proven benefits of improving muscle strength and body composition, boosting activity of the immune system, weight loss (specifically fat loss), preserving muscle loss as we age, reducing blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, reducing cardiovascular disease and improving recovery time. This Whey Isolate protein combination is considered a fast protein, quickly reaching the portion of the gut that absorbs it. Then hydrolysis slows down for greater absorption over a length of time in the small intestine.
Omega-3 fatty acids are an integral part of cell membranes throughout the body. The human body needs essential fatty acids to both make and repair cell membranes and to transport essential minerals around the body. Our bodies can make most types of fats it needs with a few exceptions. Omega-3 fatty acids is one of those. This essential fat is one that the body can’t make from scratch and must get from food and supplementation. Talos Omega-3’s has been formulated with a combination of EPA/DHA omega-3 fish oil concentrate to make getting what you are missing a bit easier.
Talos Omega-3’s have 1532 mg of fish oil, 640 mg EPA/430 mg DHA, concentrated into 2 enteric-coated softgels.
ColonizR: This formula has 13 different healthy bacteria now with 25 billion per capsule. (90 caps) Probiotics are the good bacteria found in your stomach. It’s important to keep a healthy number of thse good guys in your belly to maximize your digestion and improve nutrient absorption. Maximizing digestion and increasing nutrient absorption are proven factors to optimize strength and over all health.
Brand: Talos Nutrition
OmegaGenics EPA-DHA 300® 270 gel caps
Produced in Norway and features a natural profile of health-promoting omega-3 essential fatty acids from cold-water fish. Each softgel provides 300 mg of EPA-DHA to support overall health and wellness. High quality and low cost omega 3’s.
Stabilized, Highly absorbable Coenzyme Q10 with natural Vitamin E. This has 100 mg of Coenzyme Q10(ubiquinone) and 100 IU of Vitamin E(d-alpha-tocopherol and mixed tocopherols). 60 softgels
CoQ10 ST-100 provides industry-leading, crystal-free CoQ10 that is manufactured to achieve exquisite quality, stability, and bioavailability for reliable use.
- Provides a D-limonene (citrus) base—a nonpolar, organic solvent to help maintain CoQ10 structure for easier absorption.
- Supplies vitamin E, which may support CoQ10 activity.*
- Supports overall wellness and healthy aging.*
- Provides general support for cardiovascular health, energy production, and antioxidant protection.*
- Adjunct protocol for patients taking a statin medication to prevent CoQ10 deficiency.*
- Great for patients who prefer softgel delivery.
Red Yeast Rice (120 caps)
Helps the body maintain cholesterol levels already in the normal range.
Brand: Nature’s Sunshine
Pycnogenol(pine bark extract) has been shown to help with perimenopausal symptoms, circulation, joint flexibility, and the skin. Dr. Oz reports it helps reduce wrinkles. It is also a great antioxidant. (100mg) 30 capsules
Brand: Pure Encapsulations
Niatain offers clinically evaluated, extended niacin delivery for a more comfortable approach to healthy lipid metabolism support with reduced flushing potential. Supplemental niacin has been extensively researched and endorsed for decades. 500mg of niacin as nicotinic acid per tablet. 120 tablets
- Supplies a high quality source of niacin, which contributes to healthy lipid metabolism.
- Provides an extended release delivery form to reduce potential for flushing, that has been clinically evaluated.
- Features a non-wax, vegetable source coating for favorable dissolution (laboratory tested).
- Complements lifestyle recommendations and other conventional, clinically supervised approaches to support overall cardiovascular health.
OmegaGenics EPA-DHA 720™: Enhanced Omega-3 Levels for Greater Support. Great Lemon Flavor—No “Fishy” Taste. (120 gels)
Fantastic deal on a great multivitamin/mineral supplement! (90 caps)
Brand: Direct Nutrition
Policosanol: Helps modulate cholesterol an blood lipids. 90 caps