Athlete Octane

Athlete Octane is a powerful collection of micro-nutrients formulated for the demands of endurance exercise. It is designed to help optimize the metabolic pathways of energy production while neutralizing the free-radical damage brought on by the stress of exercise.

Packaged in liquid form for the best possible absorption, Athlete Octane is the easiest method available to maintain critical micro-nutrient levels. Amazingly, it’s all done with one great tasting ounce of liquid per day. Say goodbye to hand fulls of pills.

As an athlete in today’s world, if you’re serious about maximizing your performance, you must have a supplement program as a part of your daily regimen. while you can easily spend hundreds every month to get the right mix of supplements, Athlete Octane provides a complete balance of everything needed by endurance athletes at a fraction of the costs.

Athlete Octane is a powerful collection of micro-nutrients formulated for the demands of endurance exercise. It is designed to help optimize the metabolic pathways of energy production while neutralizing the free-radical damage brought on by the stress of exercise.

Packaged in liquid form for the best possible absorption, Athlete Octane is the easiest method available to maintain critical micro-nutrient levels. Amazingly, it’s all done with one great tasting ounce of liquid per day. Say goodbye to hand fulls of pills.

As an athlete in today’s world, if you’re serious about maximizing your performance, you must have a supplement program as a part of your daily regimen. while you can easily spend hundreds every month to get the right mix of supplements, Athlete Octane provides a complete balance of everything needed by endurance athletes at a fraction of the costs.

Ingredients:

Athlete Octane’s ingredient list was selected to contain the best-performing nutrients available. Each ingredient has been used in endurance competitions for decades with fantastic results. Collectively, however they have never been available in an easy-to-use and affordable product. The following list of ingredients outlines what each ingredient is, and what it does:
Amount Per Serving/%Daily Value
Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopherol) • 400 I.U./1333%

  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Reduces the effects of free radicals (soreness, illness, etc)

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that is an essential nutrient. Dietary sources include polyunsaturated vegetable oils, seeds, nuts, and whole grains. Other sources include avocados, green leafy vegetables, berries, tomatoes, and asparagus.

What does it do?

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects cell membranes and other fat-soluble parts of the body. Reducing free-radicals means enhanced recovery form strenuous training. Vital in the production of cellular energy, Vitamin E performs an essential function in cellular respiration of all muscles. Vitamin E plays a role in the processing of glucose.

Consistent evidence demonstrates that vitamin E supplementation is extremely safe. A recent clinical trial consisting of a wide variety of subjects consumed doses of vitamin E up to 3,200 I.U. daily for periods of up to two years. No unfavorable side effects were observed (Murray, 1996).

Vitamin B12 (as Cyanacobalamin) • 500mcg/8333%:

  • Reduce recovery time
  • Building red-blood cells and muscle tissue

Vitamin B12 (Cyanacobalamin) works closely with Folic Acid to promote new cell formation, cell life and function. The Merck Index states, “This coenzyme [Cyanacobalamin] is the metabolically active form of vitamin B-12.” Most B12 deficiencies occur from poor gastric absorption, but B12 is only available in animal foods, therefore vegetarians are commonly deficient. Oral absorption of Vitamin B12 is poor, as it is mostly destroyed in the digestive process. A sublingual (under-the-tongue) form has shown to be superior for absorption.

TMG (Trimethylglycine or betaine) • 400mg:

  • Reduce free radical development. reduce recovery time
  • Metabolize fatty acids for energy production
  • Optimize the transfer of oxygen to muscle tissues
  • Dietary sources: fish, beets, and legumes

Trimethylglycine, also known as “Betaine” is an extremely powerful antioxidant. TMG is a “methyl donor”. The donation of methyl groups by betaine is very important to proper liver function, cellular replication, and detoxification reactions. Betaine also plays a role in the manufacture of carnitine and serves to protect the kidneys from damage. TMG helps to transport oxygen to muscle tissues as well as perform liptropic activity (fatty-acid utilization for energy production). Betaine has been reported to play a role in reducing blood levels of homocysteine, a toxic breakdown product of amino-acid metabolism that is believed to hinder recovery. TMG was first isolated from the sugar beet.

OKG (as Omithine Alpha Ketoglutarate) • 200mg:

  • Reduces the breakdown of muscle
  • Produces a release of growth hormone

Dietary Sources:
Although the amino acids that comprise OKG are present in protein foods such as meat and poultry and fish, the OKG compound is found only in supplements. The amino acids ornithine and glutamine are combined to form ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate (OKG). OKG has been shown to improve protein retention, wound repair, and immune function in hospitalized patients partly by increasing levels of anabolic (growth-promoting) hormones such as insulin and growth hormone.

  • Magnesium (as Gluconate) • 100mg/22%:
  • Complements calcium for a 1 to 2 ratio
  • Multiple functions in human metabolism
  • Dietary Sources: Legumes, whole grains.

Magnesium is responsible for literally hundreds of functions in the human body. It is essential for burning glucose for fuel, muscle contraction and nerve contraction. It is added to Athlete Octane™ to complement calcium in a 1 to 2 ratio.

L-Carnitine (base) • 1000mg:

  • Utilizes fat as fuel
  • Increases maximal aerobic power
  • Increase stamina and endurance
  • L-Carnitine loading raises the performance of submaximal exercise

Dietary Sources:
Red meats are the primary dietary source of L-carnitine. Other animal-based foods containing L-carnitine include fish, poultry, and milk products. Tempeh (fermented soybeans), wheat, and avocados also contain this nutrient.

L-Carnitine is required by the body during physiological stress, exercise, muscular activity, and cold exposure. Supplementing the diet with L-Carnitine increases maximal aerobic power, and promotes glycogen sparing in the course of prolonged heavy exercise.

L-Carnitine supplements can increase stamina and endurance, and provide resistance to fatigue. Marathon runners excrete significantly increased amounts of L-Carnitine, in the form of Acetyl-L-Carnitine. This loss in the urine can deplete the pool of L-Carnitine in the body and can prolong recovery. Supplementation of marathon runners with L-Carnitine, in comparison to untreated athletes, raised plasma concentrations. Endogenous levels of L-Carnitine were found to be inadequate to maintain energy linked processes at their optimum efficiency.One of the most important functions of L-Carnitine is the oxidation of long chain fatty acids, a process which takes place inside of mitochondria. L-Carnitine acts as a shuttle molecule, transporting fatty acids into the mitochondria for beta-oxidation leading to the generation of energy. Skeletal muscle cells, but especially cardiac muscle cells, depend upon this mechanism for the source of metabolic energy. Numerous other functions of L-Carnitine have also been established, such as:

Oxidation of medium chain fatty acids. Oxidation of fatty acids in peroxisomes. Buffering the bound coenzyme A to free coenzyme A ratio Removing toxic concentrations of acylcoenzyme A. Production of energy from ketone bodies, from pyruvate, from amino acids including branched chain amino acids. Regulating blood ammonia concentrations.

It is very clear that L-Carnitine plays an important role in the production of metabolic energy and that this energy is produced from a variety of different substrates such as long chain fatty acids, medium chain fatty acids, ketone bodies, pyruvate and amino acids. In addition, Professor Peggy R. Borum (University of Florida) has proposed that the function of L-Carnitine is to store metabolic energy and to transport it among cells, and from one organ to another organ. Furthermore, L-Carnitine is involved in the stabilization of cellular membranes, and it may stimulate the human immune system.

Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) 150mg:

  • Muscular exhaustion reached at higher workloads
  • Improvement in heart rate recovery after intervals
  • Reduced post-workout soreness
  • Improved overall endurance
  • Improved Vo2 max
  • Powerful antioxidant

Co Q10 is found in almost every cell of the human body. Dietary sources of CoQ10 are found in meats and some protein-rich nuts, but the concentrations are weak at best. It would take 15lbs of peanut butter – or an equally improbable three-and-a-half pounds of sardines – to provide just 100 mg of Q10. This is the amount the University of Washington School of Medicine Physicians’ Update calls “a reasonable daily supplement.” To get optimal amounts of Q10, the enzyme is taken orally.

Coenzyme Q10 is an essential co-factor in the production of ATP, the basic fuel that the body utilizes. Without Q10, we can’t manufacture ATP. Our bodies store enough ATP for about 6-8 minutes of vigorous physical activity. During light exercise or at rest we have the ability to produce enough ATP. Endurance athletes perform high-intensity training over a long period of time are the exception to this rule. Endurance athletes levels of Co Q10 may become chronically low. Supplementation may be the answer. Endurance training and competition exercise is not the only thing that lowers Q10 levels. Age is also a factor in the reduction of this critical nutrient. After age 20, Co Q10 declines gradually. After 50, it plummets.

Beyond endurance:
Besides Co Q10’s ability to produce ATP, it is a POWERFUL anti-oxidant. Free radicals (oxidized toxic byproducts of cellular activity and repair) are constantly created by endurance training and racing. Free radicals damage cells unless neutralized by anti-oxidants. Co Q10 has the ability to dramatically lessen the oxidative stress of free radicals. Fewer free radicals means better recovery, health and immunity.

Why liquid form is best:
CoQ10 is a fat-soluble compound. This means CoQ10 does not dissolve, or absorb unless it is in the presence of a fat. This makes the format of CoQ10 key in determining it’s effectiveness. Many CoQ10 supplements are available in an encapsulated powder format. While this format can result in increased blood serum levels of CoQ10, research has shown that CoQ10 supplied in an oil-base results in dramatically increased absorption by the body.

According to experimental studies, dosages vary from 30 to 800 mg/day, while therapeutic dosages range from 75 mg (or 1 mg/kg body weight) to 600 mg (mainly 100-200 mg daily), depending on the existing disease and on the Bioavailability of the formulation. Among athletes, dosages range from 50 to 300 mg/day. In many instances, dosages were employed with the aim of producing whole blood levels greater than or equal to 2.0 µg/ml. Usually taken twice a day, the total dose may also be subdivided into 3-4 administrations or taken as a single dose. Acute, sub-acute and chronic oral toxicity has been determined in mic and rats without lethal or toxic effects. There are no reports of over-dosage of CoQ10 in humans.

Calcium (as Calcium Lactate) • 200mg/20%:

  • Reduce time to exhaustion
  • Promote recovery
  • Increase maximum power
  • Avoid deficiencies

Calcium is responsible for heart muscle contractions and regulates nerve function. Calcium can prolong time to exhaustion and increase maximum power.

Dr. Michael Colgan states, ” …in order for life to continue, the level of calcium outside your bones has to be maintained within very narrow limits. If your calcium intake is inadequate for even a day, then your body cannibalizes it’s own skeleton to make up the deficit… Over a span of 20 years, numerous studies have found that athletes in a wide variety of sports, have deficient intakes of calcium.”

Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) • 100mg:

  • Immediate boost in energy
  • No stimulants, no energy crash.

Adenosine Triphosphate is the basic fuel used by all cells in the body. The force of all muscle contraction is a result of the chemical conversion of ATP. The body’s store of ATP is very limited and must be constantly manufactured to keep up with energy demand. ATP is manufactured in the body as a result of the Krebs Cycle. Supplying the body with a pure source of ATP results in an immediate and sustained boost of energy that lasts for 20 to 30 minutes without a resulting “crash” or “let-down”. ATP is added to Athlete Octane to supply an immediate boost, while the other nutrients in the formula aid in extending endurance and facilitating recovery. Getting ATP into the body is a difficult task with oral supplementation because ATP is mostly, if not completely destroyed in the digestive system. However, a sublingual (under-the-tongue) form of ATP will bypass the digestive system.

Other ingredients:
Purified water, grapeseed oil, glycerine, natural flavor, potassium sorbate (0,1%) to retard spoilage. All ingredients are certified as the standards of the United States Pharmacopia (USP), or the Food Chemical Codex (FCC). This product is manufactured without the use of bioengineering.

% Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Daily Value not established
Does not contain synthetic D or DL Carnatine

Read On More About Athlete Octane In FAQ’s On Athlete Octane

Source: : http://www.healthsuperstore.com/health/v-athlete-octane.htm

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