What is VO2 MAX Endurance?
MEDICAL DOCTOR CERTIFIED VO2MAX is a high-performance Phosphate, Amino, Electrolyte complex. It is a scientifically formulated, legal, pure & clean, time-tested, a performance-enhancing supplement that can “beat the burn”, prevent Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness, and delay the onset of perceived fatigue. It also helps in reducing the “ammonia burden”. It contains major neutralizers and ammonia cleansers as well as a synergistic combination of lactate and energy metabolizers.
How can one benefit from taking VO2MAX?
The ingredients in the product are backed by a wealth of research and studies to support its potent and immediate effects on the performance of any intense activity for a shorter duration or a longer duration. It benefits the use of both fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fibers. It’s a nutrient-dense ergogenic aid that brings immediate results. Ideal for athletes and fitness enthusiasts, or for that matter anyone seeking higher energy levels during day to day activity. It’s a must to prevent muscle soreness and cramping. It reduces lactic acid build-up, cleanses ammonia burden, to enable intense exercise activity.
What do you mean by “Beat the Burn”?
Muscles fatigue and tie up when repeated resistance is applied. The muscles on which resistance is applied start aching and it feels like they are burning. The burn finally makes it impossible to complete another rep. The biggest cause is lactic acid. Lactic acid, ammonia, and other metabolic wastes build up in the muscles with repeated movements. The more anaerobic the exercise, the faster the build-up. Maximum strength output can tie up the muscles in just one rep. Rest becomes a must until lactic acid and other metabolic wastes are cleared or chemically reconverted before the exercise can continue.
What is “Ammonia Burden”?
A second inhibitor of exercise, happening simultaneously with the accumulation of acidity, is the accumulation of ammonia. All anaerobic and endurance exercises produce a lot of ammonia. Ammonia is toxic to all cells, reduces the formation of glycogen, and inhibits the energy cycle. The higher your blood ammonia the poorer your performance. So, the second ingredient a successful ergogenic supplement must do is to reduce ammonia accumulation. Combination of KIC, OKG and other co-factors in the VO2MAX, provide the most potent anti-catabolic mix of amino acids yet known to science.
What “Ammonia Scavengers” are present in VO2MAX?
It has Ammonia scavengers (OKG & KIC). L-Ornithine Alpha-ketoglutarate (OKG), which has the same carbon skeleton as glutamine, not only provides a substrate for glutamine but contains virtually no ammonia. Far from adding to the ammonia burden, OKG acts in the body as an ammonia scavenger. OKG is crucial to reducing the ammonia burden. OKG also acts as a strong releaser of growth hormone, provides a ready source of glutamine, an anti-catabolic, and support for the immune system. Similarly, L-Arginine Ketoisocaproate, (KIC) a compound of the amino acid Arginine and the keto-acid derivative of Leucine (amino acid), contains no ammonia. High protein diets essential to a fast increase in muscle and strength, produce increasing amounts of ammonia from metabolism during intense training. Studies show that ketoisocaproate acts as a strong ammonia scavenger. KIC is a big benefit for improved performance. In addition to scavenging ammonia, it spares muscle protein and promotes protein synthesis.
How does VO2MAX help in buffering and cleansing?
Recent studies show that a specific formulation of phosphates, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, work in synergy to buffer lactic acid build-up and reduce the accumulation of ammonia. We have included such time-tested and proven ingredients in the VO2 MAX. It has CORDYCEPS CS-4, and RHODIOLA Root Extract of the highest quality. Cordyceps has been found to have effects on hepatic function, renal function, endocrine system, and the cardiovascular system. Its effects on the cardiovascular system, stamina and endurance have been proven. Several reports and studies have been done to provide evidence for the effects of Cordyceps on human performance. A study which was published in the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise Journal, 2001, concluded that Cordyceps CS-4 supports normal fat mobilization and beta-oxidation, thereby preserving glycogen usage during prolonged exercise. VO2MAX also contains L-Carnosine in its amino complex - Carnosine is the main buffer of muscle acid. Very helpful isn’t it?
Why do you have phosphates of Sodium, Potassium, and Magnesium in VO2MAX?
The phosphates in VO2 Max are in the form of sodium and magnesium, and Potassium is in the form of Bicarbonate, thereby providing phosphates plus a proper balance of essential macrominerals/electrolytes to maintain peak performance. The synergistic and combined biochemical effects of VANTAGE VO2 Max (phosphate supplementation) on performance are dramatic. Results from various studies have shown that phosphate supplementation reduced lactic acid accumulation, increased 2,3-DPG production during exercise, increased VO2 Max by 11-12% and increased time to exhaustion by 20%.
Both anaerobic and endurance exercises increase phosphate needs. Studies show pathologically low levels of blood phosphate in some individuals after intense exercise or endurance events. Repeated studies of phosphate supplementation show that phosphates buffer lactic acid.
Phosphate supplementation raises the level of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (2,3-DPG), the enzyme that unloads oxygen into muscle. Studies from various labs have shown repeatedly that phosphate supplementation reliably raises blood levels of 2,3-DPG. Phosphate supplementation, through its incorporation into numerous enzymes in energy production, improves the production and use of glycogen for fuel. There is evidence that supplemental phosphate has this effect.
Are there studies showing increases in performance due to phosphates?
There are clinical trials and third-party studies, which have tested both anaerobic and endurance exercise. During anaerobic phosphate trials, maximal power output increased by 17%. That's equivalent to adding 51 lbs to a 300 lb maximum bench press. During the aerobic phosphate trials, time for the 40 km time trial on the ergometer bicycle was reduced by 3.5 minutes.