Elemental Performance - Power Element - 90 capsProven formulation of sodium, potassium, magnesium, vitamins, glutamine, arginine, and creative phosphates to help push your capabilities to new elite levels
- Improve Slow & Fast Twitch Performance
- Prevent Muscle Pulls & Cramps
- Accelerate Recovery Periods
- Minimize Lactic Acid Build-Up & Oxidative Stress
DESCRIPTION: Power Element is an advanced formula to enhance metabolism, improve oxygen use, increase both anaerobic and aerobic thresholds, prevent muscle cramps and pulls, accelerate recovery, and improve all three energy systems.
Power Element blends together the most active forms of selected vitamins, minerals, amino acids, nutrients, intermediary metabolites that have been shown to have a pronounced effect on muscular activity.
Why the expensive forms of the co-enzymes/co-factors in Power Element?
Simple, they require a lower does, while providing immediate results without causing a delay in absorption and utilization.
Our experience with athletes and sports nutrition has shown us that the difference between diet, general supplementation and strong performance supplement is time! Effective sports nutrition allows the athlete to take those nutrients that are necessary, to enhance a particular muscular activity, at a specific time. To meet these demands, the supplements must have immediate absorption and utilization.
Thiamine pyrophosphate is a coenzyme and the active form of vitamin B1. B1 is vital to tissue respiration, carbohydrate and BCAA utilization and the delivery of substrate to the Kreb's cycle. Thiamine is critical to energy, neuronal and cardiac function and a reduction in lactic acid formation.
Pyridoxal 5' phosphate, a co-factor, is the most active form of B6 and is critical to protein metabolism through an integral involvement in the metabolic transformations of amino acids and nitrogen-containing compounds. During bouts of exercise, the gluconeogenic process involves the breakdown of amino acids for energy in the muscle; the conversion of lactic acid to glucose and the breakdown of muscle glycogen.
It has been suggested that Pyridoxal 5' phosphate (PLP) is 4-10 times stronger than the traditional and commonly used pyridoxine. Also, PLP does not require magnesium or zinc for phosphorylation.
Vitamin C is included to enhance the immune system and reduce muscle injury from pro-oxidative stress.
Arginine Alpha Ketogluterate (AAKG) , an amino acid and intermediary metabolite, has a profound effect on blood flow, ammonia reduction, energy production, protein synthesis, injury prevention and recovery for both the anaerobic and aerobic athlete. The effects a AAKG are more readily noticed in the anaerobic athlete but have a significant impact on aerobic/endurance performance. For the strength athlete is has been demonstrated that AAKG dramatically improves the muscle pump and assists in the reduction of body fat.
The Creatine Phosphate performs two major roles in Power Element. First, creatine phosphate helps restore your muscles with ATP. ATP is a compound found in the body that supplies your muscles with quick energy (think fast twitch). You muscles only contain enought ATP to last about 10-15 under maximum effort. The quicker you can replace the ATP the quicker you can perform again. Secondly, recent research has shown that creatine can help buffer latic build up in muscles.
Glutamine, a conditionally essential amino acid, and betaine (TMG), have a major impact on strength, speed, power, energy and endurance by inhibiting muscle catabolism, the stimulation of cell volumizing, stronger immune system and accelerated recovery; while improving anaerobic and aerobic metabolism and protecting the liver form fatty acid build-up. TMG is a methyl donor that augments the formation of SAMe, an important co-factor for proper liver function. Betaine also aids in amino acid and fat metabolism. All of which are important to enhanced performance.
Phosphates are the basis for energy enhancement and the key to Power Elementís remarkable buffering and oxygen utilization capabilities. Most common formulas use a tri-basic phosphate, which can have a deleterious effect on the stomach. Power Element uses a mixture of the mono and dibasic phosphates. Studies agree that phosphates allow more oxygen to be unloaded and buffer acid. Most agree that phosphates can increase both the aerobic and anaerobic thresholds ~12% and ~10%.
Magnesium is added in the aspartate form, to add an increase in energy and to ensure a mineral and electrolyte balance that makes Power Element the perfect stand-alone product or a welcomed addition to your current sports nutrition regimen. It can even be safely stacked with both Endurance and Energy Elements. The addition of Power Element turns mediocrity into a powerhouse of energy, performance and recovery!
Power Element benefits sports involving both slow twitch and fast twitch muscle fibers. It increases speed, power, strength and endurance. It helps both sprint and endurance athletes to perform at their very best.
SUGGESTED USE: Take Three capsules 30 to 45 minutes before any exercise activity. During IM Distance Triathlons or Ultra-Marathons take Three capsules before start of event and Two capsules after each and every three hour period of racing.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.