How it Works
VO2-BOOST® is the only endurance supplement with 6 powerful performance enhancers to increase your endurance. When you combine them with red blood cell nutrients, our potent iron availability complex, and anti-oxidants to help with inflammation you end up with a unique patent pending VO2-BOOST endurance supplement.
SIX POWERFUL PERFORMANCE ENHANCERS
Rhodiola: Rhodiola is an adaptogen, a natural herb that is proposed to increase the body’s resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety, and fatigue. Rhodiola Rosea grows at high altitude in the arctic regions of Europe and Asia.
Vikings used it to enhance physical strength and endurance. Russians drink rhodiola tea as an energy booster. Sherpas used it to climb Mt Everest. Recently there have been many studies conducted to test rhodiola’s effect on endurance. Rhodiola also has been shown to increase circulation and protects against oxygen deprivation, improveing endurance and strength.
Clinical studies on endurance athletes have shown that it is the rosavins in Rhodiola that play a critical role in allowing the body to adapt to high levels of physical stress.
Cordyceps Sinesis Extract: Highly prized by the Emperors of China for its restorative and energizing properties Cordyceps Sinensis is usually found in the mountain ranges of Tibet and Nepal.
Numerous clinical studies have shown that it increases energy, stamina and endurance levels. It increases oxygen carrying capacity(VO2 max), combats weakness and fatigue, boosts lung function and capacity.
Catechins: Studies indicate that catechins increase exercise endurance. Green tea catechins increase metabolic capacity and utilization of fatty acid as a source of energy in skeletal muscle during exercise. Catechins also are shown in clinical studies to increase VO2 max.
Quercetin: Quercetin works by naturally triggering the body’s ability to produce more real energy. Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory flavonoid found in many fruits and vegetables. It has been shown to significantly increase endurance capacity and maximal oxygen capacity (VO2 max), according to a new study by researchers at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health.
Beta Alanine: Beta Alanine is going to be there for you as you end your race. The final sprint at the end can often decide the outcome of the race. Studies have shown that beta-alanine can help cyclists to get a faster final sprint at the end of a race.
Beta-alanine is a precursor of the dipeptide carnosine It’s job is to work as a buffer in the muscle cells. With high-intensity exercise the muscle cells produce large amounts of hydrogen. Carnosine neutralizes the hydrogen that otherwise inhibits metabolism when concentrations get too high. As a result, the muscles are capable of performing at a high-level for longer. So with your final sprint… know that beta-alanine is working for you.
Echinacea Purpurea Extract: Echinacea is an herb that stimulates your immune system and your kidneys to make more EPO. In the long run, this results in more red blood cells…and peak performance.
Four capsules of EPO-BOOST® endurance supplement provides 8 grams of echinacea purpurea, an amount shown to significantly increase EPO production and running ecomomy(VO2 max) in athletes.
RED BLOOD CELL NUTRIENTS
To help your body produce more red blood cells, it needs the raw materials to make them. That’s why it’s critical to take a specific mix of vitamins and minerals that ensure additional EPO results in extra RBCs.
Here’s how certain vitamins and minerals can bolster red blood cell production:
Vitamin B-6 (Pyrodixine): A red blood cell is useless without hemoglobin. That’s because hemoglobin is the part of a red blood cell that oxygen attaches to. Research published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry discovered that vitamin B6 is essential for hemoglobin to form. In other words, if you new red blood cells are “born” misshapen and malfunctioning. This can actually make oxygen transport worse than before.
That’s why you need to get supplemental doses of both B12 and Folic Acid. If you do, your new red blood cells become the hard-working don’t get enough vitamin B6, your red blood cells can’t carry the oxygen you need.
B-12 and Folic Acid: If you’re deficient in either vitamin B12 or folic acid, oxygen carriers they are supposed to be.
Vitamin B-3: Here’s another vitamin that your body needs in order to pump out new, healthy red blood cells. A daily dose of Vitamin B-3 helps your body produce new red blood cells at a faster clip.
Inositol: You may be making more red blood cells, but it doesn’t mean that they’ll last. In fact, the lifespan of red blood cells is about 90 days. By taking inositol you’ll be creating stronger red blood cells – making them work longer for you.
IRON AVAILABILITY COMPLEX
In reality, oxygen doesn’t bind directly to the red blood cell – it binds to the iron in hemoglobin in the red blood cell. Therefore, you need several sources of dietary iron to make functioning red blood cells.
Iron: Proper iron intake ensures that red blood cells properly carry oxygen around the body. It’s been shown in over 4,000 research studies that iron deficiency impairs oxygen transport and athletic performance. In fact, iron isn’t an ingredient that’s merely optimal for enhancing endurance – it’s absolutely necessary.
Vitamin C, Vitamin B3: It’s one thing to take extra iron, but absorbing it from the gut is something else altogether. Believe it or not, but your body only absorbs about 10% of the iron that you eat. That is, unless you supplement with vitamin C, vitamin B3 – a couple of nutrients that help your body absorb more of the iron that you consume.
Anti-Inflammatory Complex (Anti-Oxidants)
After a particularly tough workout or event (aren’t they all?), your body has taken a big hit. Its muscles are worn and torn, your energy reserves are depleted, and your joints are flaring up from stress and strain. Your body has one, and one way only, of dealing with all of this: inflammation.
Although inflammation is essential for recovery in small doses–unchecked inflammation makes recovering a real challenge. If you’ve ever had a period of time where your training suffered and it took you forever to bounce back, it’s likely that inflammation was the culprit.
Worse yet, unchecked inflammation makes your body more prone to oxidation – a harmful process shown to get in the way of new muscle growth and adaptation to training. Not only that, but inflammation and oxidation can be roadblocks to new red blood cell development – causing a vicious cycle that puts the brakes on your progress.
Luckily, there are a handful of nutrients that are able to combat exercise-induced oxidation and inflammation; allowing you to get back on your feet and increase your EPO production.
Alpha Lipoic Acid: Let’s be honest, there are thousands of antioxidants out there. The thing is, the vast majority haven’t been tested on athletes. This can’t be said for Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA).
A clinical research study published in The Journal of Physiological Sciences found that ALA was able to plummet oxidation and inflammation in athletes under intense training conditions. ALA does double duty for your body by fighting both inflammation and oxidation. So you’ll be doing your performance a huge favor by including ALA in your supplement regimen.