A Traditional Stimulant in South America, Guarana is used in tea's, soft drinks and baked goods to boost stamina and endurance.
Guarana is a herb from the Amazon jungle whose exceptional properties were first introduced to the rest of the world by the tribe who gave the plant its name - the Guaranis. Legend has it that the first guarana plant grew out of the buried eye of an infant god worshipped by the Guaranis. When you consider that the Guaranis need plenty of stamina and endurance - to hunt for food and avoid being hunted themselves - it's little wonder they place spiritual importance on a plant that can provide that kind of staying power. Today, all over South America and indeed the world, many others use the seeds of this creeping vine for much the same reason, to help them increase stamina and stay wide awake and alert.
Originally Used in China for the treatment of asthma, allergies, and bronchitis. Ephedra also acts as a an energy tonic that sharpens awareness and suppresses the appetite. In China, monks have used ma-huang to enhance meditation.
The branching shrub Ma Huang (Ephedra sinica) includes weight reduction among its many therapeutic uses. One of the active ingredients in this plant, ephedrine, is able to directly stimulate beta receptors on the fat cells, activating thermogenesis, burning stored fat and generating energy
Warning Note:Ephedra is contraindicated in patients with most forms of cardiovascular disease, tachycardia, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, pheochromocytoma, closed angle glaucoma, men who have difficulty urinating due to an enlarged prostate or pregnant women . Patients taking antihypertensive or antidepressant medication should also avoid taking Ephedra. Ephedra taken in high doses may cause adverse reactions including tachycardia and dry mouth. These side effects can be avoided if the patient is started at a low dose and gradually increases his intake over the first week. If a reaction still occurs, cutting back the intake slightly will eliminate any discomfort. (vedi anche Efedrina/caffeina/aspirina stack)
The traditional energizer in Western Africa, Kola enhances mental and physical energy, and improves neural transmission. The herb works well with Siberian Ginseng and Gotu Kola
A natural substance found in muscle meat that helps release stored body fat (tryglycerides) into the bloodstream for use in cellular energy production. This is believed to increase energy levels for long-term aerobic activity.
Carnitine boosts energy by stimulating the body's burning of fats (tryglycerides) as fuel. By burning fats as fuel, the body's supply of glycogen stored in the liver is spared for heavier exertion. Generally, the body will burn fat up to 75 to 80 percent of maximum exertion. After that, glycogen from carbohydrates is burned. By burning more fat and saving more glycogen, you also increase your stamina and endurance. Regular use of carnitine in high doses (2 to 4 grams per day) can boost your strength, stamina and endurance.
Carnitine is the nonessential amino acid that may provide to be an indispensable to people who want to loose weight. Carnitines's values include its ability to stimulate the body's fat for energy. Carnitine is officially classified as nonessential, because the body manufactures it from the essential amino acids lysine and methionine. however, there is evidence that we do not always manufacture all the carnitine we need. Also there is evidence that supplying additional carnitine can help stimulate the body's absolution of fat. By making more fat available to the muscles, carnitine also increases our energy supply.
Widely known as an adaptogen, this herb helps to improve general mental and physical balance. Siberian Ginseng enhances perception, alertness and increases energy metabolism. Native to China, this herb is used extensively in Russia, where hundreds of studies have confirmed its benefits. (adaptogens increase resistance to stress and fatigue, enabeling the body to adapt around the problem and to avoind reaching collapse. Adaptogens work through the support of adrenal glands
CitrMaxTM (Garcinia Cambogia-Hydroxycitrate)
Citrimax has a powerful herbal extract (Chromate- hydroxycitric acid)
which is a high potency niacin-bound chromium ingredient. Citrimax is derived from
the dried pericap rind of Garcinia camboga.
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which has been used for centuries for cooking, flavoring, and for medicinal purposes in
India. When you eat, the food you consume is broken down into glucose--a simple sugar
which supplies you with the energy you need. But when your intake of calories is more
than your body's needs, the extra glucose is changed into glycogens stored in your liver
and muscles, so that the body can draw it later for more energy.
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Zingiberalso known as (Ginger)
This root is used widely as food, especially in China. This herb works as a catalyst that helps the formula work quickly. Ginger stimulates circulation and metabolism.
An animal source of Iodine, which is necessary for the proper function of the thyroid. kelp also stimulates a sluggish metabolism
Native to North America, this calming herb helps alleviate nervousness and balances the formula
A little known herb known to improve the effects of Gymnema
The sugar blocking herb from India helps reduce cravings for sweets and inhibits the absorption of sugar in the intestines
Has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to enhance mental power. Tests confirm that Gotu Kola calms the brain and helps maintain emotional stability. Revered in India for both memory and longevity, it combines well with Siberian Ginseng
Native to Europe, this herb has been used since Roman times to feed and strengthen the central nervous system. Good for headache, anxiety, and nervous debility
Tumeric & Green Tea Extract
These herbs are effective antioxidents that protect the body against damaging free radicals. Green Tea Extract is known both for its mild energy properties and for maintaining the effectiveness of Ma Huang.
An excellent diuretic, mostly known for its similarity to (Lasix) a perscription loop diuretic. Good tonic for the kidneys and liver.
Willow Bark Extract
Willow Bark is the herbal analogue for aspirin and is an easy substitute with fewer side effects.
Bark of the willow species contains salicin, a naturally occurring salicylate (aspirin is a commonly-used synthetic form of salicylate). In laboratory studies, salicylates doubled the effect of ephedrine alone. Long-term administration of the salicylate alone had no effect on body composition. Without Ma Huang, willow is ineffective, but together the herbs produce a high-performance weight loss effect. (vedi anche Efedrina/caffeina/aspirina stack)
Caffeine is a stimulant. Stimulants increase the metabolism, drive the circulation, break up obstructions and warm the body. (vedi anche Caffè e Caffeina)
Cayenne "Capsicum anuum
The genus Capsicum includes red & green chilies, cayenne, paprika & bell peppers. Cayenne originated in Central & South America where it was used extensively for many diseases including diarreah and cramps. Cayenne is a stimulant, astigent, carminative and antispasmotic.
Even though chromium is not manufactured in the body, the need is great, so that most people in America do not have enough bioavailable Chromium on a day to day basis. Research has shown what happens when this mineral gets into the body in the proper form and in the suggested amounts.
•appetite is diminished
•craving for sweets is greatly diminished
•body fat can be reduced without losing lean body tissue
•blood sugar and cholesterol can be decreased
•metabolism is more efficient
Chromium Picolinate helps break what is known as "yo-yo" dieting by preventing the loss of muscle tissue during reduced calorie diets. Chromium is vital to good health and is essential for the efficient functioning of insulin. Poor responsiveness to insulin is common and is linked with increased risk of obesity, heart disease, elevated blood fat, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Chromium can be found in unsaturated fats (such as corn oil), meats, clams, brewer's yeast, liver, whole grain, cereal, chicken,and shellfish. We need this mineral to process sugar, but most Americans are running too low on chromium in their bodies.
In studies, Chromium supplementation has been shown to lower body weight, yet increase lean body mass, presumably as aresult of increased insulin sensitivity. Chromium has been shown to reduce body fat, lower cholesterol, and even reduce elevated blood-sugar in diabetics. This helps control hunger. It is believed that chromium sensitizes the ‘glucostat' in the brainthat monitors blood sugar availability and ‘tells' you when you're hungry. It also has a beneficial effect on lean body mass byallowing you to lose fat without losing vital muscle tissue as well.
Studies at many universities and various research have shown that taking a chromium picolinate supplement, coupled with regular exercise produces dramatic increases in muscle (lean body mass) along with marked decreases in body fat. Studies have
shown that taking a chromium picolinate supplement has also helped non-exercising subjects to maintain their lean body mass.
A large number of publications for athletes and health food shoppers have run feature articles on Chromium Picolinate and
praised it as a needed supplement and a safe alternative to anabolic steroids. Some of its effects include: metabolizes fat and turns protein into muscle; controls blood sugar; converts sugar into energy; promotes good insulin and growth hormone function;
and promotes T3, the active form of thyroid hormone that controls the rate your body burns calories.