Continuing the review of the different ingredients, carefully selected for their bio-active effect, on their own and synergistic with each other, which have been chosen to become all together the most effective – doping free – powerful Performance Booster in sports today.
D-Glucuronolactone, DGL and D-Glucoronic Acid, is an organic metabolite found in the body. A metabolite is a substance that results from the metabolism of glucose in the human liver. This water-soluble crystalline compound has been made a common component in stimulants and energy drinks, can boost energy, lessen sleepiness and increase alertness and reaction time. An Austrian study has also shown that glucuronolactone positively impacts human mental performance and mood when taken with taurine and caffeine (both present in ErgoSpeed).
The human liver naturally produces glucuronolactone from glucose and controls glycogen formation. With glucuronic acid as its immediate precursor, it is used for the oral administration of the said acid in the treatment of collagen and joint diseases. It is one of the basic units of and an element of Chondroitin Sulfate and is considered by some experts to be beneficial in making joint, tendon and ligament healthy and elastic (which athlete doesn’t need this?). It has also been used in medicine as an antiarthritic agent it being a vital structural component of almost all fibrous and connective tissues in animals. DGL also has a direct participation in detoxifying the liver through glucuronidation.
Vitamin C. Well, we can write books about this vitamin. Also known as ascorbic acid is the most consumed vitamin. It is a vitamin that has been widely researched on and its benefits are quite a lot and amazing. Due to the fact that people cannot produce vitamin C, they need to consume it from food or nutrients. Vitamin C is essential for immunity. It is also essential for collagen which is the main structural protein that is found in connective tissue. Vitamin C will protect your body from getting infections and you will be able to have healthy teeth, bones and your body will be able to repair wounds very quickly. Besides the immune benefit of Vitamin C fighting against bacteria, infections and viruses, they also act as antihistamine which reduces the effects of common cold which includes blocked nose, aches and inflammation.
Vitamin C is also an effective antioxidant which helps to protect our bodies from free radicals which cause oxidative stress. A lot of oxidative stress often leads to severe medical conditions such as atherosclerosis which causes heart diseases and stroke. It is also linked with very many types of cancer such as mouth, stomach, lungs and colon. Vitamin C helps in the regeneration of the bodies supply for vitamin E which is another essential antioxidant. Antioxidants are helpful by protecting cells from being damaged and it is used in the skin to protect it from sun damage. Sun damage and dark spots which causes uneven skin are treated by Vitamin C.
Vitamin C helps in lowering blood pressure and this lessens the chances of getting hypertension as well as other serious health complications including cardiovascular disease. Besides lowering blood pressure, Vitamin C also makes sure that blood vessels are well dilated. Dilation of blood vessels prevents diseases such as high cholesterol, congestive heart failure and angina which is a condition that occurs when there is inadequate blood supply to the heart which causes severe chest pains. Vitamin C lowers lead toxicity significantly. This is essential more so for children who are living in urban areas. Lead toxicity severely affects the development and behaviors of people. It often leads to problems such as learning disabilities and low IQ level. In adults, it causes blood pressure and kidney damage. The human eye needs Vitamin C to function well. Deficiency of Vitamin C leads to cataracts a condition whereby the lens becomes opaque causing one to have a blurry vision. High intake of Vitamin C fights cataracts and increases the amount of blood flow to the eye.
Vitamin C also helps in absorption of iron. Vitamin c is soluble in water and it is used in many tissues in the body. It assists the body to absorb iron which is essential for the synthesis of red blood cells and also transportation of iron to all parts of the body. This vitamin assists the body to absorb, transport and store iron. Vitamin C also has antihistamine which is useful in fighting allergies. When one lacks Vitamin C, they are prone to an increase in asthma attack or even develop it.
Beta-alanine is the building block of carnosine, a molecule that helps to buffer acid in muscles, increasing physical performance in the 60-240 second range. Beta-alanine can aid lean mass gain. Carnosine appears to be an anti-oxidant and anti-aging compound. Research proves beta alanine’s beneficial effects on muscular anaerobic endurance. A study in the December 2009 issue of “Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise” reports that beta alanine increases muscle carnosine content and therefore the potential to improve physical performance during high-intensity exercise. The researchers also found that some aspects of endurance performance, such as anaerobic threshold and time to exhaustion, can also be enhanced. Beta alanine increases exercise capacity so you can train harder and longer. According to a study published in the December 2009 issue of “Amino Acids,” the supplementing with beta alanine increases muscle carnosine concentrations which can ultimately increase your ability to perform high-intensity exercise. Likewise, results of a study in the December 2008 issue of the “International Journal of Sports Medicine” showed that four weeks of beta alanine supplementation can significantly improve muscular endurance during resistance training.
DL-Phenylalanine contains different forms of the essential amino acid Phenylalanine. The “L” form is a natural substances normally found in protein rich foods. L-Phenylalanine is also thought to be helpful in boosting mood elevating chemicals in the brain like Dopamine and Norepinephrine. The “D” form of this amino acid is made synthetically. D-Phenylalanine is thought to have an effect upon how the brain and nervous system interpret and respond to pain throughout the body. DL-Phenylalanine is used to relieve cases of minor depression and other mood issues as well as and physical discomforts and pain. DLPA is also often combined with other mood boosting supplements and taken in a nootropic stack.
DL-Phenylalanine is an electrically neutral amino acid and it is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and enter into the central nervous system quite easily. This happens after it is absorbed through the intestines and undergoes a partial conversion process within the liver. Once there, it reaches the brain and has a number of different mechanisms of action. For starters, it is known to be a precursor of another powerful amino acid, Tyrosine. Tyrosine (also included in ErgoSpeed) is then used to produce several powerful neurotransmitters, including Dopamine and Norepinephrine. These brain chemical exert a powerful influence throughout the central nervous system, especially in regards to mood and movement as well as beneficial for increasing energy and mental alertness.
Rhodiola Rosea is a remarkable herb that has a wide and varied history of uses. It is thought to strengthen the nervous system, fight depression, enhance immunity, elevate the capacity for exercise, enhance memory, aid weight reduction, increase sexual function and improve energy levels. It has long been known as a potent adaptogen. Adaptogens are substances that increase the body’s overall resistance and help to normalize bodily functions. Rhodiola Rosea has been shown to shorten recovery time after prolonged workouts, to increase attention span, memory, strength, and anti-toxic action. Rhodiola Rosea extract increases the level of enzymes, RNA, and proteins important to muscle recovery after exhaustive exercise. It also stimulates muscle energy status; glycogen synthesis in muscles and liver; muscle protein synthesis and anabolic activity.
Since Rhodiola Rosea administration appears to impact central monoamine levels, it might also provide benefits and be the adaptogen of choice in clinical conditions characterized by an imbalance of central nervous system monoamines. This is consistent with Russian claims for improvements in depression and schizophrenia. It also suggests that research in areas such as seasonal affective disorder, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome, among others, is warranted. There have also been claims that this plant has great utility as a therapy in asthenic conditions (decline in work performance, sleep disturbances, poor appetite, irritability, hypertension, headaches, and fatigue).
Magnesium is also found in more than 300 different enzymes in your body, which are responsible for: Creation of ATP (adenosine triphospate), the energy molecules of your body, action of your heart muscle, regulation of blood sugar levels, promoting better sleep quality regulating melatonin hormone, controls stress hormones and tension. Magnesium allows the body to produce more Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1), which is a major contributor to the growth and strength of muscles. Low Magnesium results in a buildup of lactic acid, causing pain and tightness. Magnesium loosens tight muscles which result in better flexibility. Without Magnesium, muscles do not relax properly and cramps occur. Magnesium helps return the body’s ph balance Magnesium reduces lactic acid, which is partly responsible for post-exercise pain (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). It is also necessary electrolyte essential for proper hydration.
Tyrosine is the building block for several important neurotransmitters, including epinephrine, norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine. Also the precursor of the substance L-dopa and the catecholamins, noradrenalin and adrenalin. is also a component for making melanin (the pigment for hair and skin) and aids in organ function responsible for processing regulating hormones. Because of Tyrosine’s key role with certain neurotransmitters, which govern mental alertness in the brain it may help with alertness, supports mental focus and concentration.
Vitamin B6 helps a lot of the systems in your body function. It is important for cardiovascular, digestive, immune, muscular, and nervous system function. It is one of the vitamins that are behind the scenes. The B6 vitamin is needed for proper brain development and function and to make the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine, which affect mood. Vitamin B6 also helps the body make melatonin, which is important in helping regulate your internal clock. Preliminary research has shown that vitamin B6 benefits may include positive effects on neurological conditions such as seizures, chronic pain, depression, and Parkinson’s disease. Researchers think that this may have something to do with the fact that vitamin B6 plays an important role in the production of serotonin and dopamine, which are necessary for nerve communication.
Vitamin B12, another vitamin of the B complex, also present, plays an important role in supporting the brain, nervous system and is essential for the formation of blood. Very important for energy production and recovery from strenuous exercise. Note that vegetarian athletes are at risk for developing vitamin B-12 deficiency because natural food sources of vitamin B-12 are limited to animal foods.
Now you know, now you understand and you can trust even more your abilities and believe in your training. Maximizing Performance is now more easy than ever before and we are proud ErgoSpeed can be part of it!!!