FIRST ENDURANCE OPTYGEN HP-HIGH PERFORMANCE
INCREASE ENDURANCE & PERFORMANCE
CLINICALLY PROVEN TO INCREASE ENDURANCE & PERFORMANCE
Optygen is a legal, safe and stimulant-free formula that designed specifically to improve oxygen utilization, reduce lactic acid and allow the body to adapt to high levels of physical stress.
✓ Increases VO2 Max
✓ Improves Oxygen Utilization & Anaerobic Threshold
✓ Modulates Cortisol & Reduces Lactic Acid
This critically acclaimed formula is based on human clinical trials and the latest scientific research on increasing endurance. The two main adaptogens in Optygen were first used by Tibetan Sherpas to help them climb Mount Everest. Optygen utilizes these unique adaptogens because clinical research on elite endurance athletes has shown them to increase oxygen utilization, increase the body’s ability to adapt to high levels of physical stress, increase anaerobic threshold and reduce lactic acid.
A study done by South Dakota State University showed Optygen reduces cortisol levels (the primary stress hormone) by 26%. Chronically elevated cortisol levels can prevent an athlete from recovering, increase the risks of overtraining and suppress the immune system.
A 2012 study done at Luther College showed endurance athletes who used Optygen increased time to lactate threshold by 42%. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects on highly trained distance runners of Optygen.
Though changes in performance variables (VO2 max, hemoglobin, serum ferritin and salivary cortisol)
were similar between groups, time to onset of lactate threshold was nearly 42% greater in E=experimental vs C=control group.
Optygen works on three different levels all working synergistically with the goal of increasing endurance. Endurance is defined as your ability to perform work over a period of time where there is oxygen delivered to the muscles. There are three critical components necessary to increase your endurance capacity.
1. EFFICIENT OXYGEN TRANSFER
Rhodiola and Cordyceps are the key ingredients in Optygen. Clinical research on elite athletes has shown both these adaptogenic herbs increase oxygen utilization, increase the body’s ability to adapt to high levels of physical stress, increase anaerobic threshold and reduce lactic acid. These herbs are both found and cultivated in Tibet. Clinical studies on Cordyceps have shown it increases endurance. In a 1998 study, Dr. Edmond Burke demonstrated how these two adaptogenic herbs improve the efficiency of oxygen transfer in the cell leading to improvements in oxygen uptake and VO2max.
2. ATP PRODUCTION
Endurance athlete’s VO2max is directly proportional to their ability to efficiently produce Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). Clinical research has shown that endurance athletes diminish their ATP stores in exhaustive exercise, which can lead to a reduction in aerobic metabolism and endurance. Since ATP is the final step in aerobic energy production, it’s critical that the nutrients feeding the ATP cycle are readily available. Calcium pyruvate, sodium phosphate, potassium phosphate, adenosine and d-ribose all play critical roles in glycolysis and the citric acid cycle, leading to efficient ATP production. Optygen’s proprietary ATPro™ matrix of five key nutrients is designed to assure ATP production.
3. EFFICIENT GLUCOSE METABOLISM
The Optygen formula utilizes chromium for its ability to break down fuel. Chromium is an essential trace mineral that aids in glucose metabolism, regulation of insulin levels, and maintenance of healthy blood levels of cholesterol and other lipids. Chromium forms part of a compound in the body known as Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF), which is involved in regulating the actions of insulin in maintaining blood sugar levels and, possibly, in helping to control appetite. It’s critical that any drink, bar or meal consumed prior to a race or exercise gets broken down efficiently in order to maximize your fuel delivery. Insulin spikes or lack of insulin response can cause the nutrients to either be rushed into your bloodstream too quickly or not quickly enough. Chromium regulates this nutrient breakdown so you have equal and sustained nutrient delivery to the working muscles.