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Endurance Plus, with potent H.G.H. Releasing Factors is for athletes and fitness professionals who are in competition training (4 to 6 days a week). This formula is a sophisticated, non-steroidal complex of the most effective anabolic stimulants and energy enhancers available in supplement form. It contains an extraordinary combination of pharmaceutical grade (crystalline) free-form amino acids, energizing herbs and performance boosting nutrients. These ingredients work synergistically to enhance the body’s own natural secretion of growth hormone and provide support for the development of muscle tissue.
Physiologically, Endurance Plus helps to increase secretion of growth hormone, accelerate muscle mass development, optimize cellular amino acid uptake and utilization, increase fat metabolism. It’s ability to reduce accumulation of lactic and pyruvic acid and increase energy and stamina is especially important to the long distance runner, cyclist and skier.
Endurance Plus contains pure pharmaceutical grade free form amino acids (Glutamine, Taurine, Ornithine, Arginine, Ornithine Alpha-Ketoglutarate & (N, N-Dimethylglycine). energizing herbs (Guarana Seed, Kola Nut, Korean Ginseng Root, Siberian Ginseng Root, Cayenne Pepper and Suma Root) and special performance boosting nutrients (Ferulic Acid, Chromium Polynicotinate, Potassium Magnesium Aspartate and PAK (Pyridoxine Alpha-Ketoglutarate).
When used as recommended Endurance Plus can help accelerate muscle growth and development by affecting the following physiological processes:
1) Increase secretion of growth hormone is stimulated by Glutamine and OKG (Ornithine Alpha-Ketogutarate). Ornithine and Arginine also stimulate the pituitary gland to produce more growth hormone.
2) Accelerate muscle mass and development with Glutamine and Taurine, the most abundant free amino acids in muscle tissue. Glutamine alone comprises over 50% of the free form amino acids in muscle tissue.
3) Optimize cellular amino acids uptake & utilization (muscle growth) with chromium. Chromium also works synergistically with Insulin to help cells maximize the uptake & utilization of carbohydrates and fat for energy.
4) Increase fat metabolism with Taurine, OKG and N,N- Dimethylglycine. Endurance Plus also enhances the release of growth hormone which in-turn, accelerates the metabolism (burning) of fats.
5) Reduce the accumulation of lactic & pyruvic acid with PAK, which helps, minimizes muscle-fatiguing effects of strenuous exercise & training.
6) Increase energy and stamina by providing the body with energizing herbs including: Guarana Seed, Kola Nut, Korean and Siberian Ginseng Root, Cayenne Pepper & Suma Root.
Potassium Magnesium Aspartate - has the ability to enhance the production of ATP molecules and promote the utilization of fats for energy during exercise. As a result, the sparing action on glycogen is estimated to be as much as 50 percent, thus allowing the muscles to work longer at increased levels of intensity.
Ferulic Acid – is the primary active ingredient found in gamma oryzanol (a plant sterol extracted from rice bran oil), which has been shown to promote significant levels of lean muscle tissue and strength in weight-trained athletes. Ferulic acid is approximately 30 times greater in bioavailability than gamma oryzanol, and seems to elicit pituitary hormonal responses which are 17 to 133 times greater than gamma oryzanol. These hormone responses include the stimulation of somatotropin (human growth hormone) and norepinephrine, and the enhancement of endorphin release. Overall, ferulic acid seems to enhance strength, muscle recovery, lipolysis, and nutrient utilization.
Glutamine, Taurine, OKG (Ornithine Alpha-Ketoglutarate), Ornithine, Arginine, PAK (Pyridoxine Alpha Ketoglutarate) and N-Dimethyl Glycine – These ingredients work synergistically to enhance the body’s own natural secretion of growth hormone, reduce the accumulation of Lactic & Pyruvic Acid which helps minimize muscle- fatiguing effects of strenuous exercise and provide support for development of muscle tissue.
Ginseng – improves endurance. Studies suggest that Ginseng improves athletic performance by delaying fatigue. Other studies suggest that Ginseng spares glycogen and increases oxidation of free fatty acids. That is, it reduces the body’s use of it’s limited store of glycogen and increases use of the much larger store of body fat
Guarana Concentrate - is a gentle excitant and serviceable where the brain is irritated or depressed by mental exertion or where there is fatigue or exhaustion. It has the same chemical composition as caffeine, and the same physiological action. Studies suggest that caffeine increases the use of free fatty acids for fuel, thereby sparing glycogen. It also raised the lactate threshold in relation to workload, suggesting that there was less build-up of lactic acid.
Chromium Polynicotinate – Chromium is an essential trace mineral, which as a co-enzyme potentiates the action of insulin. Chromium’s primary role in the body is to bind insulin to cell membranes, therefore facilitating nutrient utilization. Insulin’s effect upon muscle development and energy production is vital to athletic performance. Athletes, however, may experience impaired insulin functions as a result of exercise-induced chromium loss combined with marginal chromium intake.
EFFECTS OF INSULIN ON PROTEIN METABOLISM AND GROWTH
In the hours following a meal, carbohydrates, fats, and protein are available in the circulatory system. These nutrients are comprised of glucose, triglycerides, and amino acids. In order for glucose and amino acids to be utilized, insulin is required. Though the process in which insulin facilitates the utilization of amino acids is not understood as well as the absorption of glucose and triglycerides, the following information includes the results of the most current research regarding the anabolic effects of insulin.
1. Insulin enhances active transport of amino acids into the cells. Among the amino acids most strongly transported are the branched chain amino acids (valine, leucine, and isoleucine). Insulin, as well as growth hormone, is capable of increasing the uptake of amino acids into cells.
2. Insulin has a direct affect on ribosomes, therefore increasing translation of messenger RNA and the formation of new proteins. In some unexplained manner, insulin activates the ribosomal machinery. In the absence of insulin, the ribosomes simply cease functioning. It appears as if the insulin operates an “on-off” mechanism within the ribosomes.
3. Over an extended period of time, insulin increases the rate of translation of DNA within the cell nuclei, therefore enhancing the production of RNA. Within the cell, insulin also enhances the production of new DNA, thus increasing the reproduction of cells. These combined effects on cell nuclei stimulate additional protein synthesis.
4. Insulin also inhibits the breakdown of muscle tissue by decreasing the rate of amino acid release from the cells. This process seems to be a result of insulin’s ability to reduce the normal degradation of protein by hydrolytic enzymes (produced by lysosomes).
5. Insulin depresses the rate of gluconeogenesis (conversion of amino acids and fats into glucose) which takes place in the liver. This is accomplished as a result of insulin’s ability to decrease the activity of the enzymes that promote gluconeogenesis. Since amino acids may be utilized by the liver for the synthesis of glucose (gluconeogenesis), suppressing this process directly enhances the amino acid sparing effect, thus inhibiting the atrophy of lean muscle tissue.
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