GL3, 2-Aminoglutaramic Acid, is a pure L-Glutamine supplement in crystalline powder form. Glutamine has become more prominent as new studies reveal its unique contribution to protein synthesis (muscle growth), anti-proteolytic (prevents muscle tissue breakdown) functions and growth hormone elevating effects.
Glutamine provides a critical link in muscle metabolism not shared by any other single amino acid, and GL3 makes utilizing glutamine a realistic and effective endeavor. GL3 is pure, pharmaceutical grade L-Glutamine in an odorless and tasteless powder.
Glutamine is the most abundant single amino acid in the blood and in the intracellular free amino acid pool (most abundant amino acid in muscle tissue). It comprises 61% of the amino acid pool in skeletal muscle. Glutamine's unique structure, containing two nitrogen side chains, consists of 19% nitrogen - making it the primary transporter of nitrogen into the muscle cell. In fact, glutamine alone is responsible for 35% of the nitrogen that gets into the muscle cell. Glutamine literally drives muscle building nitrogen into the muscle cell where it is synthesized for growth.
Glutamine concentrations fall markedly after training and remain low until complete recovery. What this means is, the very rigors of weight training leak nitrogen carrying glutamine from muscle tissue. This fall in glutamine is catabolic to muscle tissue - The Training Paradox. Supplementing with glutamine spares free glutamine in muscle tissue, counteracts the fall in muscle protein synthesis, and improves nitrogen balance. Glutamine overcomes The Training Paradox.
You train with weights to build muscle. The more intensely you train, and the heavier the overload you subject your muscles to, the greater the growth response will be. Glutamine is a key factor in muscle growth, and controlling the skeletal muscle/whole body glutamine gradient is critical in maintaining and building muscle tissue. The higher the muscle glutamine levels you can maintain, the less chance you have of falling into catabolism and the faster muscle will grow. But now there is more . . .
We all know growth hormone is an important anabolic hormone. The most important anabolic hormone! It regulates the metabolic processes (including protein synthesis) in almost all tissues throughout the human lifespan. Growth hormone provokes several anabolic actions on skeletal muscle: the uptake of glucose and amino acids, activation of muscle protein synthesis, suppression of muscle protein catabolism, and the utilization of body fat for energy.
In a recent release of the prestigious American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the results of a study on glutamine revealed that a single 2 gram oral dose of glutamine elevated circulating growth hormone levels by over 430%! That's right - 430%! With GL3 you'll be able to effortlessly increase your growth hormone levels by over 430%! Keeping a consistently high level of circulating growth hormone, you are able to combat the catabolic effects of weight training, harness the anabolic activity of increased glucose and amino acid uptake, improve whole body nitrogen retention, and increase lean tissue protein accrual. Supplementing with GL3 L-Glutamine may just be the most effective way of assisting new muscle growth!
Pure HPLC Certified and Laboratory Tested L-Glutamine powder
Directions: Mix two teaspoons (10 grams) in 4 to 6 ounces of water or juice. Drink 1 serving 30 minutes before training and 1 serving 30 minutes after training.
AST Micronized Creatine
As you may or may not know, creatine monohydrate powder usually will not fully dissolve in liquid. That's why you always get that gritty sand at the bottom of the glass. Look at it this way, if it falls like sand to the bottom of your glass what does it do in your stomach? Maybe that explains why so many complain of stomach discomfort when using regular creatine monohydrate.
AST Sports Science developed a new creatine supplement that incorporates state-of-the-art particle micronizing technology (PMTTM)
This technology sets a new standard for creatine monohydrate supplementation by actually producing creatine 'micro-particles' that are 20 times smaller than regular creatine monohydrate powder.
Micronized creatine has numerous advantages over regular creatine monohydrate powder.
AST Micronized Creatine's smaller particle size means quicker digestion and faster utilization.
20 times more total surface area for greater uptake into the bloodstream.
Micronizing creatine produces a more pure creatine. By increasing the total processing steps and purification procedures, AST's Micronized Creatine yields a finished product substantially more pure.
Mixes Easier and Better
AST's Micronized Creatine has 20 times more surface area. Greater surface area means easier, faster and more complete mixing.
No Stomach Upset
Regular creatine monohydrate sits in the gut longer. This causes discomfort to many users. AST's Micronized Creatine goes into solution better and leaves the gut quicker causing no stomach upset.
New Micronized Creatine offers 2000% more particle surface area for better utilization, better uptake, and faster results.
How to use Micronized Creatine 1000
Micronized Creatine 1000 is very versatile. It mixes instantly in liquid and stays suspended longer. It has no gritty mouth feel and is easy on the stomach. Micronized Creatine 1000 offers the most effective creatine monohydrate for fast results.
Loading Phase - Take 5 grams four times daily for 5 days.
Maintenance Phase - Take 5 grams twice daily.
Drink Plenty of Liquids!
Creatine works by enhancing muscle cell hydration. It is very important to consume adequate fluids while taking creatine to see best results. A good rule of thumb is to drink an EXTRA 16 to 20 ounces of liquid for every 5 grams of creatine you take.
During your Loading Phase you should be drinking an EXTRA 64 to 80 ounces of what you normally drink. During the maintenance phase you should drink an EXTRA 32 to 40 ounces.
This is very important and ensures you get the maximum out of creatine supplementation. The more fluid inside the muscle cell, the larger the muscle cell will be. Muscle tissue is approximately 70% water. Increasing fluid volume just a few percent can have a big impact on muscle size, tone, strength and theoretically protein and amino acid turnover. This leads to short and long term muscle growth.
A Multi-Vitamin / Multi-Mineral Supplement Designed For Bodybuilders And Strength Athletes!
For the human body to perform at its maximum potential, it must be fed a vast and complex array of vital nutrients. Becoming deficient in just one of these essential vitamins or minerals breaks down the metabolic pathway that produces optimum efficiency and performance declines. Not good!
Bodybuilders and strength athletes are different, and Multi-Pro 32X is designed specifically for the important nutritional demands of the hard training athlete. This high performance multi-vitamin, multi-mineral dietary supplement is rich in potent antioxidants and supplies demanding muscles with key vitamins and minerals needed to perform optimally under stressful conditions.
Multi-Pro 32X tablets are specifically designed for safe transport to the small intestine where the vital nutrient absorption takes place. Unlike capsules, the Multi-Pro 32X easy to swallow tablets are specially coated to protect the delicate nutrients from being broken down by stomach acids before being fully absorbed. With Multi-Pro 32x you get a multi-vitamin that works!
NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine) certainly falls in the category as one of the most underrated supplements on the sports nutrition market. Underrated because it is not widely recognized or known in athletic circles. However, NAC is extremely effective. Now, with numerous studies to lend credibility, there is some serious science to back up its potent bodybuilding potential.
The mode of action in which NAC appears to exert its effect lies in its ability to increase glutathione levels in the bloodstream. Glutathione is one of your body's most effective antioxidants supporting the quenching of destructive free radicals. Weight training has been show to generate massive amounts of catabolic free radicals. It is these free radicals that catabolizes or breaks down muscle tissue.
Studies show that NAC supplementation increases blood serum glutathione levels as high as 500% in comparison to controls. It's believed that this NAC induced increase in glutathione is responsible for many of the positive influences NAC has on preserving and increasing lean body mass.
The New Ny-Tro PRO-40
Ny-Tro PRO-40 is to muscle growth what Dymetadrine Xtreme is to training intensity. Ny-Tro PRO-40 is newly formulated and is the next generation super-food for supporting muscle growth and repair. Each packet of Ny-Tro PRO-40 is a complete high-protein, nutrient dense, calorie compact meal designed utilizing the latest research in nutrient substrate delivery.
Each serving of Ny-Tro PRO-40 contains 40 grams of a unique protein formulation designed for a steady nitrogen delivery rate to your muscles. To enhance this nitrogen delivery Ny-Tro PRO-40 uses a special carbohydrate profile strategically combined with micro-nutrients designed to provide a steady and controlled release of insulin.
Research shows that proper insulin control during states of energy intake increases the delivery of the energy substrates into lean tissue and away from fat cells. The ability of Ny-Tro PRO-40 to partition the nutrients into lean tissue and away from fat provides for an enormously more effective supplement at supporting muscle growth and repair while reducing fat.
And finally, Ny-Tro PRO-40 uses an special cysteine derived amino acid called N-Acetyl Cysteine that has been validated in research studies to enhance muscle mass and decrease body fat as well as promote rapid muscle recovery through intra-cellular anti-oxidant production. You won't find this substrate in any other supplement like this.
Ny-Tro PRO-40 is food for your muscles. And each serving is less expensive that Value Meal at McDonalds.
Reduce Joint Pain
Increase Joint Mobility
Provides Vital Joint Nourishment
Helps to Rebuild Critical Soft Tissue
Potent Joint Protective Effect
ProFLEX 750 as a Unique Support Formula Designed to Help Strengthen, Nourish, and Heal Joints and Soft Tissue Exposed to The Rigors of Weight Training and Other Physical Activities.
Each and every workout you subject your delicate joints and tendons to literally tons of weight and stress from the numerous sets and reps you perform. The human body is an incredible machine but the constant stress and pounding your joints take from playing sports, running, and especially weight training can definitely take it's toll.
How many workouts have you cut short or skipped all together because of an elbow that just hurt too much train? Or a painful knee that no amount of warming up would take care of? How about that shoulder pain that just will not go away no matter how much ibuprofen you take? Believe me, I can't begin to count the aches and pains I've endured over the years in my quest to build muscle and strength.
You've heard the saying, "You're only as strong as your weakest link." This is never more true than in weight training and bodybuilding. No matter how strong your muscles are, if you have joint and soft tissue damage or degradation then it's this weak link that will limit your progress. And in many cases it will stop your progress dead in its tracks.
ProFLEX 750 is Revolutionary
ProFLEX 750 is a unique joint support formula designed that not only provides critical nourishment and repair capacity to body joints, cartilage, and connective tissue, but also delivers serious joint protection at the cellular level. Something no other supplement in this category does.
ProFLEX 750 is a proprietary nutritional matrix designed to stimulate cartilage cells to synthesize glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans to maintain viscosity in joints, stimulate cartilage repair mechanisms and inhibit enzymes that break down cartilage. ProFLEX 750 also contains unique oligomeric proanthocyanidins that improve capillary circulation and reduce joint inflamation.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 120
Glucosamine Sulfate: 450 mg
Chondroitin Sulfate: 250 mg
Grape Seed Extract (95%): 50 mg
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement take one capsule 4 times daily.
AST Shaker Bottle
Leak Proof Lid
Do you ever notice how you dismiss the simplest things until something really innovative comes along to change your whole outlook? Well this is one of those things - the shaker bottle of all shaker bottles. Think about it. Isn't it hard to find a shaker bottle that's big enough to mix a real protein shake? One that's designed to actually shake without you wearing the protein drink. One that's easy to use and easy to clean. It's here. The new AST Sports Science "Ultimate Shaker Bottle" is all that and more. It has an extra wide mouth for hassle-free mixing. Pour in the liquid with precision accuracy provided by ounce and milileter measurements printed clearly on the shaker. Scoop in the powder. No spill, no mess. It comes with a unique mixer insert that ensures your shake gets thoroughly blended into a smooth, creamy, and lump-free treat. The snap on top creates a leak-proof seal so no matter how hard you shake it, it will not come loose. The AST Ultimate Shaker also has a drip-free spout for easy accurate pour. And you can even drink straight from the shaker if you like. Get your very own AST Ultimate Shaker Bottle today and make preparing ultra-smooth protein shake an easy process from start to finish.
This is an herbal formula using a Tribulus Terrestris herb extract that has been show in studies to have a significant testosterone elevating effect. It is thought that Tribulus Terrestris helps elevate testosterone by increasing natural production levels of luteinizing hormone (LH). LH is a hormone secreted from the pituitary gland. It is responsible for telling your body to produce testosterone.
Each capsule contains 500 mg. of tribulus terrestris extract.
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement take two capsules twice daily with 8 ounces of water.
100 capsules per bottle.
Each Daily Dose of Vanadyl Multi-Complex POWDER Contains:
6 Grams of Taurine - Taurine is a sulfur-containing amino acid found most abundant in skeletal muscle tissue (taurine is the second highest concentrated free amino in muscle tissue). It has been linked directly to cell 'Hyper-Hydration' (allows the muscle cell to hold extra fluid leading to cell expansion - size increase). Taurine also mimics vanadium's 'insulin-like' actions.
60 mg of Vanadyl Sulfate - Everyone is well aware of vanadyl's 'insulin-mimicking' ability. Precise combination of this key mineral with scientifically proven glucose disposal compounds synergistically enhances its overall effectiveness by over 400%.
900IU of DL-alpha tocopherol - this precise dose of alpha tocopherol has been shown to 'significantly enhance whole-body glucose disposal'. Though little known outside of the scientific community, alpha-tocopherol is one of the most effective micro-nutrients for potentiating muscle tissue glucose disposal. Its potent antioxidant properties ideally combat the oxidative nature of vanadium and vanadium like compounds as well as exercise-generated oxidative stress.
720 mcg of Chromium Picolinate - unquestionably the most widely studied (scientifically) mineral with respect to insulin sensitivity. Chromium picolinate has been shown to act as a binding site for insulin in certain insulin sensitive tissues. Chromium picolinate's ability to enhance the efficiency of insulin is well documented in human trials and has a proven effect on increasing lean tissue mass (muscle) and decreasing body fat.
282 mcg of Sodium Selenate - scientific research has shown a strong similarity in action between the sodium selenate form of selenium and vanadyl. Incorporating this mineral in combination with vanadyl in Vanadyl Multi-Complex POWDER gives a synergistically potent potentiator of glucose disposal.
"Scientifically Formulated To Provide You The Most Potent And Effective Vanadyl Supplement Available Anywhere!"
Each individual nutrient in Vanadyl Multi-Complex POWDER is microencapsulated (a special technique of coating each component with a protective shield that is released when exposed to a liquid) to ensure complete nutrient integrity by preventing cross-nutrient contamination or degradation. Vanadyl Multi-Complex POWDER is supplied in the purest POWDER form available. This new powder vanadyl formula is the first of its kind, and the first supplement to precisely follow the scientific literature. All scientific and medical studies performed on vanadyl have been performed with vanadyl in a powdered form that is mixed in liquid before administration. Not capsules. Not tablets. POWDER! Mixing Vanadyl Multi-Complex POWDER in a liquid medium (grape juice, grapefruit juice, etc.) just prior to consumption provides for fast, superior absorption and utilization. This route of administration is scientifically validated as more effective than either tablet or capsule forms.
The World's Only 100% Hydrolyzed Oligopeptide Isolated Whey Peptide Fractions
When you take a protein supplement you want it to work fast. VP2 is designed with just that in mind. Fast absorption - fast utilization - fast muscle growth!
The unique muscle supporting power of whey protein lies in the assembly of the many powerful fractions that make up the total protein. VP2 is engineered by isolating the potent individual fractions, then reconfiguring these isolated fractions in specific ratios to provide optimum nitrogen support.
Whey is a fraction of milk and a co-product of cheese production. Over the past 5 years special filtration and ion-exchange processes have evolved producing fairly high-protein whey supplements.
Now VP2 introduces - Dynamic Membrane Nano-Filtration and Ion-Exchange. This new technology yields a potent protein isolate with over 95% pure whey fractions. Over 20% more than the next best whey protein.
Not only is the protein yield higher, but with this new technology they are able to specifically isolate individual protein fractions - making VP2 the first and only 100% pure fractionated whey protein isolate!
You need a protein that will provide you with fast absorbing nitrogen for a quick anabolic response. VP2 is designed using an advanced fractional-isolation technology that gives you a protein precision engineered for ultra-fast absorption and utilization.
Vyo-Pro High-Performance Protein Bar - Finally a super delicious protein bar without the loads of sugar found in today's traditional bars. We firmly believe that if you're going to have a protein bar protein should at least be the first ingredient.
The new Vyo-Pro bar comes loaded with 20 grams of satisfying muscle building protein with just 1 gram of sugar. The taste is awesome too. Unlike other bars that can wear you out just chewing them, the Vyo-Pro bar is a soft chewy chocolate with just a hint of peanut butter.
The Vyo-Pro bar is ultra convenient and just the right size - not too big and not too small. Just right whenever you need a shot of high quality protein supplied to your hungry muscles.
The Vyo-Pro bar uses a special protein blend consisting primarily of whey protein in the form of hydrolyzed whey concentrate, whey isolate, and whey concentrate. Milk protein isolate and calcium caseinate are also added to complete the amino profile. And lastly, 2 grams of glutamine is added creating a very efficient nitrogen-rich protein source.
AST spent over 12 months in research and development with the Vyo-Pro bar to find the perfect balance in protein, fats, carbs, and sugar. Meeting this delicate nutritional balance and producing a bar that's palatable, moist, and tasty was a heavy task but the end result was worth the investment.
The Vyo-Pro High-Performance Protein Bar is a rich and tasty bar that supplies 20 grams of nitrogen-rich protein in a soft and chewy 2.2 ounce bar that's the perfect power food for fueling hungry muscles. And it does this without all the sugar found in other bars.
The Vyo-Pro High-Performance Bar comes in an awesome chocolate flavor that's kind of like a big soft Tootsie Roll with just the slightest hint of peanut butter. The taste is smooth and the texture is soft.
Now you can get the high-performance protein your muscles need quickly and easily, anytime - anywhere in a great tasting bar that re-writes the rule book on protein bar formulations.
You'll love the new Vyo-Pro High-Performance Protein Bar.
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