More of What Makes KARBOLYN X-R3 Amazing

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We’ve gotten a good look at the Karbolyn blend that makes NUTRISHOP’s newest supplement, KARBOLYN X-R3, so amazing. But it’s far from being the only one. KARBOLYN also features one of the best buffered creatines on the market and is designed to be ultra bioavailable for fast, effective results.

While creatine is a fantastic supplement, its most basic form, creatine monohydrate (that’s the white chalky stuff you can find on the cheap almost anywhere), has a major drawback: It breaks down into creatinin, a toxic byproduct of creatine, very quickly once ingested. This is why many people who have tried creatine have reported bloating, gas or other problems, not to mention them not getting the exact results they’re looking for.

Kre-Alkalyn is a patented buffered creatine formula that allows it to reach muscle cells in its maximum strength and purity. This patented pH-buffered formula is stable throughout the GI tract, which may prevent its breakdown into the by-product creatinine, in turn allowing the creatine to enter the muscle tissue fully potent. In a double blind clinical study with skilled, experienced weight lifters comparing Kre-Alkalyn to standard creatine monohydrate, after only 60 days the Kre-Alkalyn group experienced an overall average strength increase of 28.25% above those in the creatine monohydrate group.

Kre-Alkalyn, the buffered creatine found in KARBOLYN, addresses this problem with a creatine product that provides a buffer between the creatine itself and your system, meaning you get nearly 100 percent of the creatine you’re taking without the bloating effects of monohydrate. The bottom line: You get more pure creatine to your muscles, to maximize strength, mass and endurance gains in the muscle without having to take ungodly doses of it.

Amino-Zorb: A scientifically engineered form of BCAAs that holds up in the harsh acidic environment of the stomach and are delivered to the blood stream intact. The patent pending process utilizes an enzymatic fermentation process which allows for a very clean material that is highly bioavailable.

On top of those three patented blends, KARBOLYN also includes:

L-Glycine: Athletes have found glycine to aid in the slowing of muscle breakdown and lactic acid build-up as well as promote healing after intense exercise. During times of rapid muscle growth, the body’s demand for glycine is heightened and some studies indicate an increase in overall strength, perhaps attributed to its effect on GH levels and/or cell volumization. Glycine is a non-essential amino acid, produced in the body, that helps with the synthesis of proteins. It also has been shown, in some studies, to be key in the absorption of dietary proteins and amino acids.

Cissus Quadrangularis: A plant that has been used as an herbal remedy in India for hundreds of years to help support tendon, bone and muscle health while providing tremendous anti-oxidant benefits. More recently, clinical studies on CQ have supported the claims of decreased body fat, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and fasting blood glucose levels.

4-Hydroxyisoleucine: An amino acid extract from the herb Fenugreek which has been clinically studied to show a direct correlation to regulating blood sugar through insulin regulation. When insulin is increased it boosts the bodies ability to absorb nutrients such as Kre-Alkalyn® to a level that was only thought possible with high amounts of carbohydrates, in turn consuming excess, unnecessary calories.

Workout of the Week: Fat-Burning Legs Day

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Use this superset-style workout to get a quick but effective legs session in for fat loss and muscle tone.

Ingredient Breakdown: KARBOLYN

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This week, we’re going in-depth on KARBOLYN X-R3, NUTRISHOP’s newest high-performance supplement. What better place to start than its primary ingredient blend, Karbolyn?

Carbohydrate, recovery, preworkout, postworkout, muscle gain, strength, mass, athletic performance, muscle recoveryKarbolyn: A patent pending, bio-engineered, high-performance carbohydrate unlike any other carbohydrate sources because it is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream like a simple sugar but without the typical spike or crash caused when your muscles run out of fuel. In fact, Karbolyn, a “homopolysaccharide” (relatively complex carbohydrate), is suggested to be absorbed 18.21 percent faster than pure Dextrose (a simple carbohydrate). Yet it still promotes the sustained energy of complex carbohydrates. Karbolyn is 100 percent Sugar and Gluten-Free, mixes instantly with NO clumping or gelling and is designed with a “Sustained-Release” Mechanism for over 2 hours of stimulant-free energy support! Unlike most unprocessed starches available in supplements today which are not optimized for rapid glycogen loading and nutrient absorption, Karbolyn uses a proprietary, multi-stage, enzymatic milling process to reach optimal molecular size. This yields a bio-engineered carbohydrate for rapid gastric emptying so it’s easier to digest and rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream.

You might hear others making claims that sound like Karbolyn. But remember this fact: There is only ONE Karbolyn — and we’ve got it! So forget about dextrose, waxy maize starch, spaghetti or any other carbohydrate source you might use to try and promote your performance, endurance and recovery. From bodybuilders and strength athletes to cyclists, runners and CrossFit competitors, rarely has one product been so useful for so many!

Why is KARBOLYN a superior carbohydrate blend? Let’s compare it to others (Source):

Karbolyn
Food (Pasta, Etc)
Other Carb Loaders
Sugar Free
Quick Absorption
All Natural
Mixes Instantly
Pharmaceutical Grade
Neutral Tasting
Sustained Energy Levels
Quickly
Caffeine Free
May Contain Sugar
Slow Absorption
May Contain Additives
Have To Prepare
Food Quality
Distinct Flavor
Sustains Energy Levels
Slowly
Caffeine Free
May Contain Sugar
Slow Absorption
Usually Contains Additives
Does Not Mix Instant
Food Quality Or Lower
Distinct Flavor
Usually Does Not Sustain
Energy Levels
Usually Contains Caffeine

One source suggests studies on homopolysaccharides, like KARBOLYN, have shown amazing results:

Many studies have been conducted to evaluate the properties of different homopolysaccharides. As per these studies, these polysaccharide types can be used as an additive in the food. Their ability to provide quick energy to the body has been in the limelight for many years now.

A few studies have also suggested that homopolysaccharides are a perfect ingredient in supplements taken by bodybuilders and wrestlers. According to certain reports from these studies, homopolysaccharides are substances that are very quickly absorbed in the body and it provides more energy compared to their counterparts.

Some studies made on various homopolysaccharides suggest that these energy supplements can be used in weight-loss programs. In addition to providing sufficient body energy quickly, polysaccharides are also known to provide the feeling of fullness and control appetite. As a result, the craving for food reduces in an individual who consumes homopolysaccharide supplements.

ForzaOne KARBOLYN X-R3

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BIO-ENGINEERED PRE, INTERIM & POST WORKOUT GLYCOGEN & ATP AMPLIFIER.†

FORZAONE™ has developed the new gold standard in pre, interim, and post workout carbohydrate and amino acid technology. Utilizing patent-pending, sustained-release, bio-engineered carbohydrate technology (Karbolyn®) coupled with double patented bio-engineered amino acid and 100% stable Creatine technology (AminoZorb® and Kre-Alkalyn®), KARBOLYN X-R3™ is primed to hyper-load muscle fibers and set the supplement world ablaze! A full dose of double patent-pending X-R3 Enhancement™ is designed to take your lean muscle gains to new heights by creating the proper anabolic environment for explosive power, strength, performance and muscle endurance as well as accelerating post-workout muscle recovery when used in conjunction with proper nutrition and a regular exercise program.†

 

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Revolutionary carbohydrate, energy, recovery and preworkout formula.

Karbolyn®: A worldwide, patent pending, bio-engineered, high-performance carbohydrate unlike any other carbohydrate sources because it is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream like a simple sugar but without the typical spike or crash caused when your muscles run out of fuel. In fact, Karbolyn®, a “homopolysaccharide” (relatively complex carbohydrate), is suggested to be absorbed 18.21% faster than pure Dextrose (a simple carbohydrate). Yet it still promotes the sustained energy of complex carbohydrates. Karbolyn® is 100% Sugar and Gluten-Free, mixes instantly with NO clumping or gelling and is designed with a “Sustained-Release” Mechanism for over 2 hours of stimulant-free energy support! Unlike most unprocessed starches available in supplements today which are not optimized for rapid glycogen loading and nutrient absorption, Karbolyn® uses a proprietary, multi-stage, enzymatic milling process to reach optimal molecular size. This yields a bio-engineered carbohydrate for rapid gastric emptying so it’s easier to digest and rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream.† You might hear others making claims that sound like Karbolyn®. But remember this fact: There is only ONE Karbolyn®… and we’ve got it! So forget about dextrose, waxy maize starch, spaghetti or any other carbohydrate source you might use to try and promote your performance, endurance and recovery. From bodybuilders and strength athletes… to cyclists, runners and CrossFit competitors, rarely has one product been so useful for so many!†

Kre-Alkalyn®: A patented buffered creatine formula that allows it to reach muscle cells in its maximum strength and purity. This patented pH-buffered formula is stable throughout the GI tract, which may prevent its breakdown into the by-product creatinine, in turn allowing the creatine to enter the muscle tissue fully potent. In a double blind clinical study with skilled, experienced weight lifters comparing Kre-Alkalyn® to standard creatine monohydrate, after only 60 days the Kre-Alkalyn® group experienced an overall average strength increase of 28.25% above those in the creatine monohydrate group.†

Amino-Zorb®: A scientifically engineered form of BCAAs that holds up in the harsh acidic environment of the stomach and are delivered to the blood stream intact. The patent pending process utilizes an enzymatic fermentation process which allows for a very clean material that is highly bioavailable.†

L-Glycine: Athletes have found glycine to aid in the slowing of muscle breakdown and lactic acid build-up as well as promote healing after intense exercise. During times of rapid muscle growth, the body’s demand for glycine is heightened and some studies indicate an increase in overall strength, perhaps attributed to its effect on GH levels and/or cell volumization.†

Cissus Quadrangularis: A plant that has been used as an herbal remedy in India for hundreds of years to help support tendon, bone and muscle health while providing tremendous anti-oxidant benefits. More recently, clinical studies on CQ have supported the claims of decreased body fat, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and fasting blood glucose levels.†

4-Hydroxyisoleucine: An amino acid extract from the herb Fenugreek which has been clinically studied to show a direct correlation to regulating blood sugar through insulin regulation. When insulin is increased it boosts the bodies ability to absorb nutrients such as Kre-Alkalyn® to a level that was only thought possible with high amounts of carbohydrates, in turn consuming excess, unnecessary calories.†

Now that we’ve laid out the “nuts and bolts”, ask yourself, “Am I tired of hitting the wall while training or while engaged in my favorite sport when it matters most… at CRUNCH TIME?” Have your lean muscle gains hit a plateau? When your body runs out of fuel too soon, you are literally forcing it into survival mode, absolutely killing your performance and results when it is vital! KARBOLYN X-R3™ is here to take you from “surviving” to “thriving”!†

The Protein Myth: Don’t Fear Getting Bulky

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One of the most common things we hear among our female clients is the fear of gaining weight. Because it’s common see so many of their male counterparts chugging protein shakes and gaining muscle and size, the assumption tends to be that all that protein must be leading to bulk.

This is actually part true: When men consume protein and pair it with intense resistance training, the end result is a stronger, bigger muscle. And women who still want to fit a certain dress size might see that and steer clear of protein.

However, protein gets quite the bad rap in this situation, because for all its benefits as a muscle-builder — and there are many — the substance truly responsible for a man jumping from a size L to an XL, for his legs and back getting broader and thicker, for the rounded, bulky shoulders, is not protein at all, but testosterone. And unless women everywhere develop a new-found love of hormone therapy, they just don’t produce enough of it to create the same effects as men do.

In fact, protein’s reputation as a muscle-builder actually dilutes its appeal as a fat-loss agent. Women who are afraid of gaining weight would be better off drinking three protein shakes a day instead of, for example, having a few bowls of fruit or a small bagel with jam. While the second examples sound like light fare, it is instead carbs and calories, not protein, that should be the focus if body mass is a concern. Simply put, protein shakes provide the most protein with the fewest calories.

We’re going to spend the week on this blog post breaking down protein, its mythical status as a female weight-gainer and why all those misconceptions are wrong. But if you’re waiting for the bottom line, it’s here already: Protein is a fat-burning, muscle-building must-have for any diet.

“I Don’t Want to Get Huge”

By far, this is the most common reason people — women specifically — do not supplement with protein powder. As mentioned before, however, it’s a myth. Increasing body mass has to do with mostly four things: genetics, calories, training and hormones. The first is a pretty good indicator of whether or not you even can get huge — what does your family look like? What is your body’s natural frame type? If you’ve found that you have trouble keeping weight on, or if all the women in your family are tiny (if you’re female), chances are you don’t have the genetic coding to suddenly become the She- Hulk with a few 120-calorie protein shakes a day.

That leads us to calories. Remember, they are simply units of energy; there’s nothing mystical to them. The more you consume, the more energy you have — and depending on how much of it you use, more of it gets stored, usually as body fat. Fat loss occurs in calorie deficit, when you are burning more than you are consuming, so if your training is intense and regular and your diet isn’t loaded with high-calorie foods and too-frequent meals, there’s no good reason you shouldn’t stay lean. And for all its reputation as a bulk-builder, protein’s calories provide feelings of satiety and fullness, meaning you don’t need to eat a lot of them to be satisfied. You can’t really say that about fruit salad, can you?

Lastly, there’s the case of hormones — and it’s probably the most important distinction between men and women when it comes to training and muscle size. Simply put, women lack the testosterone to build muscle at the rate men can. Yes, there surely some genetic exceptions (they’re usually called female bodybuilders) who can actually put on significant skeletal muscle mass, but most of the time, what you’re likely to see with increased protein intake and resistance training is tighter, more toned muscles and a leaner overall body. If the sexes were cars, a heavy-training, protein-eating man with great genes is a big, bulky Hummer — his female equivalent is probably something closer to a ’72 Stingray: sleek, strong and curvy.

 

The Best, Safest NUTRISHOP Supplements for Young Athletes

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High school sports are almost back. Is your athlete getting the best nutrition?

School is almost back, and that means the return of high school sports! If your teenager is a competitive athlete looking to achieve the best physical shape possible for the upcoming sports year, NUTRISHOP has plenty of effective, safe supplements that will help them build the muscle and athletic edge to compete at their highest levels ever.

The teenage body is (clearly) much different than a full-grown one — while still growing, there are many processes that cannot be interfered with, hindered or accelerated, whether it’s through diet or supplements. A common question we get in the store is about products’ safety, and unless a product was safe, we wouldn’t say it is! That’s why we’re highlighting seven supplements this week, all of which are safe and effective for all, including that teen athlete you care about who wants to add some extra muscle to a growing frame or wants to achieve a better athletic physique.

To begin, we’ll start with protein, a mainstay in just about every athlete’s diet. It repairs broken-down muscle and helps build new tissue for increased strength and decreased body fat. A more efficient metabolism is also common with increased protein consumption (and this comes in handy for high-schoolers who happen to eat 1) frequently and 2) usually not as cleanly as is ideal for competitive athletes).

To that end, we’d recommend one of the following:

Forza Pro protein is a great choice for young athletes to build muscle.

With four primary blends in FORZA PRO, you can count on there being no gaps in the protein delivery you’re seeking:

  • Rapid-Release Blend: With micro filtered whey protein concentrate, micro filtered whey protein isolate, hydrolyzed whey protein isolate and hydrolyzed casein, this blend’s primary focus is immediate recovery, making FORZA PRO a superior post-workout option. When your muscles are searching for amino acids and proteins to help rebuild broken-down tissues, fast protein uptake is the most important thing your shake can provide.
  • Extended-Release Blend: Featuring micellar casein, milk protein isolate, calcium caseinate and potassium caseinate, this blend addresses the fact that muscle breakdown and synthesis continues well after the first hour following your workout. When your muscles are sore and tired throughout the day, it’s a sign telling you that they’re still rebuilding. With slower-absorbing proteins available from FORZA PRO, your body will use them (and not existing muscle tissue) to refuel the amino acid stores it needs.
  • Growth Factors Blend: Colostrum, L-Arginine and L-Ornithine make up this crucial blend, which helps provide boosts to the body’s ability to produce growth hormone, muscle tissue and nitric oxide in the bloodstream. This blend works together to signal the body to go into “growing mode,” ever-important for anybody trying to gain lean muscle.
  • Training Recovery Blend: We mentioned N-acetyl L-glutamine (NAG) earlier in the week, and it’s the primary ingredient of this blend. Glutamine is critical to fast muscle and tissue recovery, and the acetylated version makes it much more stable and bioavailable — meaning your body can access it much faster for quicker absorption.

Plus, FORZA PRO contains Aminogen, a patented formula designed to keep the body’s nitrogen balance positive so it can continue to synthesize proteins, building muscle throughout the day.

PRO7EIN SYNTHESIS

Pro7ein Synthesis combines WPI Protein Complex (Cross-Flow Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate) and WPC5 Protein Complex™ (Whey Protein Concentrate, Hydrolyzed Casein, Potassium Caseinate, Micellar Casein, Egg Albumin).

Here’s a list of all seven types, and what they do:

  • Whey isolate: Very quickly absorbed, and usually come with few extra calories.
  • Hydrolyzed isolate: Pre-broken down into peptides, which basically takes the step of digesting them out of the process. It makes them the fastest-digesting of the seven in Pro7.
  • Whey concentrate: Also quickly absorbed, though not as fast as isolates or hydrolyzed isolates. Most commercial protein powders are mostly made up of whey concentrate.
  • Hydrolyzed casein: Again, because of the process of pre-breakdown, this is yet another form of a typically slow-digesting protein altered to deliver nutrients much more quickly.
  • Potassium caseinate: A much more slowly-absorbing form that takes about five to seven hours to cycle through the system.
  • Micellar casein: The slowest-digesting of the seven, it is actually micro filtered so as to separate the lactose from the protein itself.
  • Egg albumin: Egg white protein is the one whole food with the most bioavailable protein content of all. A mid-range protein when it comes to absorption rate.

Why take them all at once? Simply put, to cover all your bases for the longest period of time — you are looking to stay anabolic, so a staggered release of protein into the system is important.Your muscles can spend up to three days recovering from a workout, so it makes sense to provide it with protein often. Taking seven types of it at once ensures that your muscles won’t be starved for proteins, because they’ll be in your system.

To add to that athletic edge, many athletes prefer to take a pre-workout product. This is a very popular new field of supplements because of the impressive attributes many of them have — greater strength, focus, energy and blood flow during a workout are all beneficial to an athlete’s gains. Some products are not entirely safe; in fact, just last year a very popular form of caffeine was banned outright by the FDA in all major sports and the products that contained it were forced to reformulate. It can still be tough to parse out which ones are best for a teenage athlete. That’s why we’ve done it here.

N’Rage is a next-generation nitric oxide compound designed to increase muscle size, strength, vascularity and endurance mainly by increasing the blood flow and oxygen and nutrient delivery to your muscle cells.

Think back to your good workouts — when you’re effectively targeting a muscle area, blood rushes to that area and you experience the “pump” effect. The main ingredients in N’Rage include L-Arginine AKG (2:1), also known as AAKG, which is an enhanced precursor of nitric oxide. N’Rage works with your body to create the production of nitric oxide in your system, thus enhancing blood flow.
“Exercise Prescription (ExRx)” online pointed out that AAKG has been under research since 1989, and the main takeaways from its studies were significant gains in strength over short periods of time, as well as an increase in lean muscle mass, when combined with intense exercise. Since nitric oxide production is keyed by N’Rage’s main ingredient, arginine, it’s important to note the bottom-line thought on it. From a 1997 study in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition:

“It can safely be theorized that arginine may have an anabolic effect on the human body by increasing levels of nitric oxide and growth hormone.”

N’FUZE stands alone with its high-quality Krealkalyn blend for strength, muscle size and workout energy.

N’FUZE, meanwhile, is another great product that you can pair with N’RAGE. It contains a buffered version of creatine known as Kre-Alkalyn, which studies have shown reduces nearly all of the creatinin conversion. The bottom line: You get more pure creatine to your muscles, to maximize strength, mass and endurance gains in the muscle without having to take ungodly doses of it.

Another area where N’FUZE stands apart from regular creatine monohydrate is in its other blend elements, including:

  • Beta-Alanine: It’s a celebrated non-essential amino acid that peer-reviewed research suggests boosts Carnosine. The major benefit here is in cellular endurance thanks to an additional boost to ATP (cellular energy) as well as strength output.
  • L-Taurine AKG: Another amino acid, this form is more readily available for absorption and aids in providing muscular volume through hydration. A University of Arizona study dating back to 1996 notes that “taurine is essential for cardiovascular function, and development and function of skeletal muscle, the retina and the central nervous system.”

Our teenage years have the potential to be quite awkward, as many young athletes tend to grow taller well before they start filling out their frames with muscle. This can be less than ideal for an athlete in a physical sport! That’s why adding muscle mass and supporting the growing body is paramount. Because of this, any high school athlete looking to add muscle should look into taking a high-protein, high-carb gainer. We’ve got a great one: GAINER7.

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GAINER7, made by Vitasport, is a protein blend with the same outstanding protein properties of Pro7ein Synthesis, but with nearly double the protein per serving and a 2-1 carb-protein ratio that studies have shown to be critical when it comes to post-workout replenishment.

GAINER7 is one of the cleanest gainer products available, offering more than 700 calories per serving without weighing you down the bad way — with fat and sugar. The carb blend in GAINER7 is primarily derived from whole wheat, maltodextrin and dextrose, for a staggered release of blood sugar and anabolic insulin, without the vicious spike and crash you’d get from cheaper, faster-burning sugars.

And, like Pro7ein Synthesis, GAINER7 contains Aminogen, which naturally boosts the nitrogen in the system to help keep you anabolic. With the amino acids protein provide to help you build muscle and recover, the 54-gram serving of protein is an ideal ratio for anybody looking to put on size; the different absorption rates of the seven protein types ensures that the maximum amount of protein will reach your recovering muscles without being wasted.

GAINER7 is among NUTRISHOP’s newest supplements from Vitasport and is sure to be a hit once people see the success an effective gainer can bring — without those super-sweet fillers and additives you might get in “other” gainers. Be sure to ask any certified NUTRISHOP employee about GAINER7 if you’re interested in packing on muscle without the unnecessary fat that can come with it.

Recovery is also essential for athletes, especially young high school ones new to building muscle. Because the body is constantly growing during our teen years, it needs as much help with muscle recovery as possible. This is where a good glutamine supplement can really pay off. We recommend GLUTACOR.

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It is indeed muscle recovery, and not the breakdown you’re doing in the weight room, that is the most important phase of the athlete’s muscular development. The “American Journal of Physiological Endocrinology and Metabolism” showed in a 2002 study that proper amino acid intake after working out is critical to stimulating muscle protein balance; the key makeup of Glutacor is designed to provide the quality amino acid glutamine.

Glutacor is a mega-dosed glutamine-based formula that delivers a wide range of benefits to a wide range of people. Specifically, young adults looking for healthier, more athletic figures will find glutamine to be essential, but so too will women who want to improve tone or men looking for an increase in general fitness.

Its most obvious advantage: The faster your body recovers, the faster you can get back to doing the hard work in the gym. Glutacor, available exclusively at Nutrishop, is designed to speed up that recovery process.

But there’s more to it than that…..
Research has shown that glutamine is an important supplement for those recovering from surgery, particularly gastric bypass patients. In 2003, John Brosnan from “Journal of Nutrition” explained in a study for The American Society of Nutritional Sciences that illness and injury go hand-in-hand with “the loss of massive amounts of glutamine” from the muscles. Glutacor is vital to people recovering from injury, or looking to avoid it.

In 2004, one Dutch study in Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care backed up that idea with its judgment: “Glutamine has a major impact on the functionality of the immune system. … Glutamine not only has a protective effect on cells of the immune system, but also on other cells of the body.”

Not all glutamine products are created equal, however. Glutacor is superior to other glutamine products thanks to its high dose of five different forms for better absorption into the body. Glutacor also features the Electrolyte Hydration Blend, which helps replenish electrolytes and keep the body hydrated, and Glutacor is also the only glutamine product to feature GlycoCarn, which has powerful antioxidant properties designed to help rid the body of metabolic waste and decrease muscle fatigue.

Finally, to round out your high school athlete’s supplement cabinet, be sure to include a high-quality BCAA supplement. Branched Chain Amino Acids are crucial to building new muscle tissue and preventing breakdown of the muscle the body already has, imperative considering how fast teen metabolisms tend to run. In high metabolisms especially, muscle is considered calorically expensive to maintain, and often it is broken down and used for energy first. Our best-selling BCAA product, BCAA SPORT, is a great choice to prevent catabolism, the breakdown of muscle tissue.

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BCAA SPORT is an instantized BCAA blend you can take before, during and after your workout for maximum benefits. It is bolstered by the addition of citrulline malate (an amino acid that increases lactic acid metabolism and therefore reduces workout fatigue), as well as acai berry, pomegranate, Resveratrol and grape seed extract for their antioxidant properties. Resveratrol, found in grape skin, is the antioxidant supply in red wine, and has been shown to have positive effects on blood sugar as well as being an anti-carcinogen in mice. Acai berry and pomegranate are well-know for their ability to eliminate free radicals in the system.

This blend doesn’t stop there. On top of all that, BCAA SPORT also includes Glutamine AKG (GAKG), L-Taurine and Eleuthero Root (a form of ginseng) for endurance and recovery, not to mention a full dose of electrolytes to help keep the cells hydrated and functioning at optimal levels. A University of Arizona study found taurine to be “essential for cardiovascular function, and development and function of skeletal muscle,” and Eleuthero Root was found by the Journal of Ethnopharmacology to increase endurance and reduce fatigue.

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