STANCE

The pre-workout designed for extreme male athletes. Stance is here to deliver intense workouts that embarrass the competition. If you are like most body builders you do not want a gimmick product. Stance will deliver the goods. Below you will find the explosive ingredients that make it a uniquely powerful blend for the weight lifter, athlete and cross trainer. Click the nutritional facts image to see in full screen.

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Ingredients:

  • Niacin, B6, B 12 are generally going to give your body fuel for the excruciating workout you are about to do.
  • L-Caratine- An amino acid that has benefits for the heart and brain; also provides explosive energy.
  • Arginine- Crucial in increasing the vascularity and fluid uptake in muscles. This is the Nitric Oxide effect body builders seek in a Pre-workout mix.
  • Beta Alanine- is a non-essential amino acid used for improving athletic performance and exercise capacity, building lean muscle mass, and improving physical functioning.
  • Creatine Nitrate- Nitrate Salt form of creatine, this is a substantially more water soluble form of creatine.
  • Citrulline Malate-  This is an amino acid that basically relieves muscles of soreness. Citrulline malate allows for more stamina, and longer workouts.
  • SODIUM D ASPARTIC ACID- This amino acid can increase your body’s testosterone level.

Pre-workout drinks are getting more intense, serious and beneficial. Do not sit on the sidelines while your friends see the results of STANCE!

Focus on Nutrition and Supplements to Fight Aging

photos.demandstudios.com-getty-article-117-94-87322955_XSAs we age, our bodies’ important systems slowly start to become less and less efficient. This is true for just about everything — and, as it turns out, this includes how well we can metabolize and use the nutrients we’re eating.

A 2013 publication from Germany hypothesized that older people needed to increase their protein intake to make up for a diminished ability to create muscle (slowed anabolic response to food), and then brought forth evidence backing up this claim:

New evidence shows that older adults need more dietary protein than do younger adults to support good health, promote recovery from illness, and maintain functionality. Older people need to make up for age-related changes in protein metabolism, such as high splanchnic extraction and declining anabolic responses to ingested protein. They also need more protein to offset inflammatory and catabolic conditions associated with chronic and acute diseases that occur commonly with aging.

Today begins our series on nutrition and supplements for those 50 and older. Many forget that NUTRISHOP does not just cater to athletes, but to a wide range of people who simply are trying to optimize their nutrition to live the best, healthiest lives possible. Right off the bat, we can tell you this: Increasing your protein intake, as suggested in the study above, will work wonders for improving your livelihood even as you age.

Our two most popular options, PRO7EIN SYNTHESIS and FORZA PRO, are popular for a reason: They work. Ensuring you have enough protein in your daily diet is key to not only improving the way you look, but how you function and feel on a day-to-day basis.

There’s more to feeling healthy than just your muscle tone, of course: body fat, joint health, vitality, etc. We will hit all those topics this week, right here in this running blog entry. Stay tuned!

GENERAL HEALTH

According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, the older we get, the less effective our bodies get at absorbing critical nutrients. We also just eat fewer of them:

…Several aspects of aging may increase the likelihood of a deficiency in key vitamins and minerals, according to the National Institute on Aging. These include having a reduced sense of taste and smell; spending more time indoors; difficulty chewing; following a restricted diet because of a health condition; eating alone; experiencing loss of appetite; and taking medications that may prevent absorption of vitamins and minerals. Older adults also are at higher risk for dehydration because they may not notice when they are thirsty. (Source)

This might not only be applicable to senior citizens, too; even as young as 50, these aspects may start affecting our diets. That said, one of the best vitamin investments you can make to account for deficiencies in calcium, vitamins A, C and E, vitamin B12 and vitamin D, is NATURE’S FUEL. Its formula is among the best in terms of complete efficacy and there is no match for its absorption, meaning you get what you pay for when you take your vitamins. And for those who would tell you multivitamins are useless, we beg to differ: The American Cancer Society, referencing Harvard research, noted that over an 11-year study involving more than 14,000 subjects, there was an 8-percent decrease in cancer risk for men 50 and older:

Harvard researchers have found a possible link between taking a daily multivitamin over a long period of time and a small reduction in cancer. They analyzed data from the Physicians’ Health Study (PHS) II, which tested the effects of multivitamins in 14,641 male doctors 50 years of age or older. PHS II participants received either a multivitamin or a placebo for an average of about 11 years. The study was published early online Oct. 17, 2012 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source)

JOINT HEALTH

As we age, the moving parts in our bodies that consistently are worn down, every day, little by little, start to go. Our joints are first and foremost on this list; it’s estimated that 37 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis and that by 2020, it could be such an impactful malady that it could even affect the nation’s workforce:

 In 1994 the Centers for Disease Control reported that by year 2020, when one out of every two Americans will be over the age of 50, there will be a larger increase in new cases of arthritis than of any other disease in the United States. Among the leading causes of disability, arthritis heads the list; osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form and has the greatest economic impact. (Source)

JOINTHTHERAPEUTICSObviously, joint health is a huge concern. How can you help save yours? For starters, perfecting your exercise form and movements can help a great deal, making sure you are not exerting undue stress on joints or ligaments as you train. And while getting that down may take some time, there’s an easier fix still: supplementing for joint health.

JOINT THERAPEUTICS is the strongest, most complete joint support formula available designed to support healthy joints, relieve sore joints, improve mobility, strengthen and repair cartilage and connective tissue as well as reduce inflammation that leads to joint pain and discomfort. On top of actually helping to strengthen your joints for the future, JOINT THERAPEUTICS provides inflammation relief as well. Inflammation, one of the body’s responses to irritation or injury, has been associated with many conditions. It usually includes pain and sometimes redness and swelling in the area of the damage. The pain relieving, anti-inflammatory ingredients in our Anti-Inflammatory Complex are designed to support healthy joint function, assist in the healing of minor sprains, strains, muscle injuries, and the pain, swelling and tenderness that accompany sports injuries. This is accomplished by significantly reducing inflammation which can also bring effective relief to arthritic and sore joints as well as improve flexibility and mobility. These properties make this a popular alternative to prescription painkillers for the treatment of pain associated with arthritic joints.

– FIGHTING MUSCLE LOSS

We discussed earlier how muscle maintenance is important via diet, and why protein is so vital. However, as older people age, it does become more difficult to consume the same amount of calories and keep weight off, simply because exercise becomes more difficult (either to perform, or to schedule in). The deterioration of muscle tissue to fuel the body’s energy supplies is called “catabolism,” and it is a significant concern of fitness-minded folks — we call it “muscle-wasting,” as an example of how we view it.

The reasons someone 50 or older might worry about muscle-wasting include general day-to-day movement, easing the stress on joints and ligaments and decreasing pain and increasing agility associated with full-body movements you do routinely (standing up, getting out of bed, getting into a car, etc.). One newer supplement that is becoming more and more popular with the plus-50 crowd is HMB — even drinks like Ensure are now including it. And it’s the star of BETABOL at NUTRISHOP.

betabolHMB is a naturally occurring compound produced when our bodies metabolize the amino acid leucine. Its main role has been found to be the repair, growth and preservation of muscle tissue, as well as the capacity to burn fat. The body spends precious resources with muscle repair — each rep you do results in microscopic muscle-fiber tears; the regrowth of these tears puts a huge energy strain on the body. Leucine is the only essential amino acid with the capacity to stimulate muscle protein synthesis, but it is essentially used primarily to repair muscle damage incurred while lifting. When it is metabolized, HMB is produced as a natural byproduct and aids in recovery.

What if, however, you could “free up” the leucine to stimulate muscle protein synthesis to develop NEW muscle, instead of merely repairing the damaged tissue? That is precisely where an HMB supplement like BETABOL comes in. An increase in HMB is designed to allow essential leucine to build new muscle tissue, in turn burning more fat.

In the Journal of Applied Physiology,  an Iowa State University study from 1996 examined the effects of HMB in detail, providing specific ratios to test subjects who engaged in weight-training exercise and also supplemented with protein (rich with leucine). The conclusion: “Supplementation with either 1.5 or 3 g HMB/day can partly prevent exercise-induced proteolysis and/or muscle damage and result in larger gains in muscle function associated with resistance training.” (SOURCE.)

The study points out that the muscle-building benefits of leucine have been scientifically backed for the 45 years, but that only recently has the byproduct HMB gotten any attention for its role in the process. By the end of the study, researchers found that the subjects that were using enhanced doses of HMB were experience higher levels of anti-catabolism, more fat loss and an increase in strength, muscle volume and recovery speed.

Build the Ultimate Anabolic Stack with LTD

LTD is here, and with its simple but powerful three-pronged approach to testosterone-boosting, it is not only just a great men’s supplement by itself, but also perfect for stacking with other NUTRISHOP products for the perfect anabolic stack.

Many NUTRISHOP customers already using pro-hormone supplements might wonder if this will replace, or live up to, the products they’re already taking. The answer: The Anabolic Trifecta Stack (Anitest, HGH-191, Arabol) will work WITH LTD for insane results. While LTD alone will likely be considered one of the premier ways to go for testosterone production, its effects can be boosted by the Anabolic Trifecta because they work in different ways.

None of the products in the Trifecta focus on the big three ingredients LTD does; instead, they work in different ways. ANITEST works to unlock free testosterone in the system by unbinding it from a protein that makes it unavailable for use; ARABOL is centered around arachidonic acid (AA) which has a US patent for increasing muscle mass; HGH-191 relies mostly on Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) to signal the brain to release growth hormone.

Why does all that matter? Because each is unique in how it works, and every single one works in conjunction with the other. That means that those looking for accelerated gains in muscle mass and testosterone production can turn to LTD and stack it with the Anabolic Trifecta for even more insane gains! Think of each product as a delivery route for testosterone. Because each one is a different route, they can all be used at the same time, increasing your body’s ability to produce the crucial hormone testosterone.

LTD has all the promise of a stand-alone, awesome supplement. But those who are serious about fast, noticeable results should consider stacking it with the NUTRISHOP customer favorite Anabolic Trifecta Stack.

On top of that, the usual suspects show up to help make LTD even more potent, too: BCAAs, for round-the-clock or timely catabolism prevention; N’FUZE KreAlkalyn, to further help boost strength and muscle mass via cellular ATP during workouts; GLUTAMIC for enhanced recovery and, of course, no stack of any kind would be complete without a quality protein supplement like PRO7 or HYDROPRO.

LTD Breakdown: Testofen

What makes LTD so effective?

Simple yet powerful, LTD is specifically formulated utilizing three clinically tested and proven compounds in their proper ratios that have individually been proven effective and combined them into one powerful anabolic formula! Finally today, we look at the third, Testofen.

Testofen is fenugreek extract, an important part of LTD’s powerful blend. Fenugreek is a well-known, versatile herb that contains over 100 phytochemical constituents, including Furostanol Saponins and Steroidal Saponins.  While fenugreek has multiple health applications, Testofen has been shown to increase sexual desire, help maintain sexual health and muscle mass and support the immune system, and that is the major role it plays in LTD.

In one 2010 study on Testofen, it supported an increase in the weight of the ani-levator muscle, which led to support for muscle mass and body weight.

Another study, done in 2006, found the following:

Study Results: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled human clinical study of 60 subjects was conducted using Testofen as the sole ingredient. The active group demonstrated the following mainly statistically significant results:

  • Significant anabolic activity as evidenced by BUN reduction (p<0.05) compared to placebo*
  • Significant support for free testosterone (p<0.05) compared to placebo group*
  • Immune support (p<0.003) compared to placebo group*
  • Significant support for Serum Creatinine levels (p<0.02) compared to placebo group signifying support for Creatine uptake and recycling in muscle cells*
  • Significant support for prolactin (p<0.04) compared to placebo group, however, this increase is within physiological limits for men*
  • Significant decrease in body fat compared to baseline*
  • Supports maintenance of muscle size despite maintaining overall weight and reduction of body fat*

So, what’s in it for you? The bottom line is significant muscle growth and more free testosterone!

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

LTD Breakdown: L-Carnitine L-Tartrate

What makes LTD so effective?

Simple yet powerful, LTD is specifically formulated utilizing three clinically tested and proven compounds in their proper ratios that have individually been proven effective and combined them into one powerful anabolic formula!

L-Carnitine L-Tartrate has been shown to beneficially affect markers of post-exercise metabolic stress and muscle damage when taken in 1-gram dosages before an intense workout.

A 2011 Dutch study suggests that L-Carnitine L-Tartrate can be used to increase muscle and impact muscle metabolism. Research has indicated that LCLT reduces fat mass — the actual size of the fat cells in your body — and increases muscle mass and reduces fatigue. Choline bitartrate is a compound that can help improve the transfer of fats and proteins to the liver, for more efficient metabolism, and the virtues of raspberry ketones have been gaining popularity, too.

In 2007, the University of Connecticut determined that LCLT, based on its clinical tests, could serve “as a recovery supplement for hypoxic exercise and lend further insights into the hormonal mechanisms that may help to mediate quicker recovery.” These findings were published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

Dating even further back to 2002, an earlier UConn study noted that LCLT “favorably affects markers of recovery from exercise stress,” which, in short, means it boosts recovery. This means you can work out more frequently, with more intensity, to promote maximum gains. Pair it with a sound diet, and the aforementioned Sodium D-Aspartic Acid included in LDT, and you see that this product is geared specifically toward big gains in lean muscle!

LTD Breakdown: Sodium D-Aspartic Acid

What makes LTD so effective?

Simple yet powerful, LTD is specifically formulated utilizing three clinically tested and proven compounds in their proper ratios that have individually been proven effective and combined them into one powerful anabolic formula! First, we’ll discuss Sodium D-Aspartic Acid.

• Sodium D-Aspartic Acid is a human-studied, amino acid-based compound shown in preliminary studies to increase Luteinizing Hormone levels by 33 percent and Total Testosterone Serum by a whopping 42 percent when a dosage of 3.12 grams per day is taken for 12 consecutive days.

One study on D-Aspartic Acid found that over 12 days, supplementation with D-aspartic acid increased testosterone by 15 percent after six days and 42 percent after 12 days relative to baseline, relative to the subjects’ testosterone baselines.

In 2007, a different Italian study addressed DAA and its role in the male body, showing the pro-testosterone hormones the body will create with DAA supplementation:

In the pituitary gland, it stimulates the secretion of the following hormones: prolactin (PRL), luteinizing hormone (LH), and growth hormone (GH) In the testes, it is present in Leydig cells and is involved in testosterone and progesterone release.

Among the benefits of increased natural testosterone are enhanced libido, elevated mood, and, of course, strength, muscle growth and fat loss. Supporters of DAA research note the results of a particular study featuring a test group that ingested it:

…Researchers gave a couple of dozen men aged between 27 and 37 a daily dose of 3.12 grams of for twelve days consecutively. Twenty other men were given a placebo. The testosterone level in the subjects that received the supplement had risen by 33 percent after the 12 days.

Muscle Gain, Now: LTD

What is LTD?

LTD is a maximum-strength testosterone-boosting formula (one of the strongest we’ve seen as of this writing) comprised of a combination of clinically tested, patented and proven compounds in their proper dosages in order to maximize efficacy. LTD was designed to increase muscle mass, strength, power and performance when combined with proper nutrition and a regular exercise program.

Who is LTD intended for?

LTD is intended for males 18 years of age and older that are looking to increase strength, muscle mass, libido and athletic performance through elevated testosterone levels. LTD is not intended for females.

What makes LTD so effective?

Simple yet powerful, LTD is specifically formulated utilizing three clinically tested and proven compounds in their proper ratios that have individually been proven effective and combined them into one powerful anabolic formula!

• Sodium D-Aspartic Acid is a human-studied, amino acid-based compound shown in preliminary studies to increase Luteinizing Hormone levels by 33 percent and Total Testosterone Serum by a whopping 42 percent when a dosage of 3.12 grams per day is taken for 12 consecutive days.

• L-Carnitine L-Tartrate has been shown to beneficially affect markers of post-exercise metabolic stress and muscle damage when taken in 1-gram dosages before an intense workout.

• Testofen is a fenugreek extract standardized to 50 percent Fenuside. It contains over 100 phytochemical constituents, including Furostanol Saponins and Steroidal Saponins. In studies conducted, Testofen demonstrated a 98-percent increase in free testosterone levels and significant increases in muscle mass and libido at 300mg taken twice a day.

How should I take LDT?

ONLY AS DIRECTED BY THE LABEL. For convenience, the servings can be split, three (3) capsules in the morning and three capsules in the afternoon/evening. In order to maximize potency and effectiveness, take six (6) LTD capsules daily. Do not exceed 12 weeks of continuous use. Follow by a four-week off period.