Macadamia Nut Oil from Oils of Aloha has a delicious, light, macadamia nut flavor, especially complimentary to fish, chicken, vegetables, baked goods and salads. The nutty flavor and aroma increase with heat when used in cooking (similar to roasting nuts). It's high smoke point of 389 degrees F. is ideal for stir-frying and sauteing as it has excellent coating properties and low absorbency, so a little goes a very long way. Highly monounsaturated at about 79% (while olive oil is 74% and canola oil is 59% monounsaturated), it's beneficial to our HDL/LDL ratio ("good" vs. "bad" cholesterol). It is very low in omega-6 fatty acids at 3% (olive oil is 8%, and canola is 25%). Because of the oil's high monounsaturation, shelf life after opening is about twelve months without refrigeration. Macadamia nut oil makes a fantastic addition to a low fat protein shake or meal replacement powder shake.
Some recent research has been done at the University of Hawaii Medical School (but not published yet) showing that macadamia nuts in the diet raises the HDL ("good" cholesterol) and lowers the LDL ("bad" cholesterol). If and when this study is published, we'll be sure to give the reference information for it here.
Macadamia nut oil is the best plant source of palmitoleic acid (an omega-7 fatty acid). Palmitoleic acid is a type of dietary fat that has not been researched extensively, but may have some beneficial effects on the heart. Abraham R, et al, "Adipose fatty acid composition and the risk of serious ventricular arrhythmias in acute myocardial infarction", American Journal of Cardiology, 63: 5, 1989 Feb 1, 269-72. This study associated the high saturated fatty acid deposits in heart tissue with ventricular arrhythmias. Interestingly, the arrhythmia-free group had about an 11% higher level of palmitoleic acid in the heart tissue while the arrhythmia (and low palmitoleic acid) group had 4.4% more saturated fatty acid deposits. An increase in the diet of palmitoleic acid may increase its concentration in the organs and decrease saturated fatty acid deposits in these organs. As more studies research this fatty acid, we'll learn more about its effects on our health.
A new study, "Antioxidant Properties of Phenolic Compounds in Macadamia Nuts", L.A. Quinn and H.H. Tang, University of Hawaii JAOCS, Vol. 73, no. 11; 1996, describes the beneficial phenolic compounds in macadamia nuts and discusses the antioxidative properties of these compounds.
100% Egg Protein
100% Egg Protein contains the nutritional equivalent of seven egg whites and takes only 10 seconds to prepare. It provides a complete profile of essential Amino Acids, Branched Chain Amino Acids and Glutamic Acid.
100% Whey Protein from Optimum Nutrition delivers 22 g of high biologically valued protein, just 1.5 g of carbs, and 1 g of fat per serving. 100% Whey Protein is made from non-denatured, specially filtered Whey Protein Concentrate, Ion Exchange Whey Protein Isolate, and Low Molecular Weight Whey Peptides. This combination provides a very high biological value and absorbability while eliminating the lactose. 100% Whey Protein can be mixed easily in water or milk and it tastes great!
Ion Exchange Whey and Whey Protein Concentrate
Low Molecular Weight and Partially Predigested Whey Peptides
"Instantized!" - Mixes easily with a spoon.
Rich in Branched Chain Amino Acids
Also available in a Natural version also - no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. It is sweetened with Fructose and Stevia. Since Fructose is used, there are 5 g of carbs per serving rather than 1.5 g.
For an excellent alternative 5 lb whey protein that is even more economical, try ISS Research's Whey Matrix or HDT's 5+1 Whey Protein
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Optimum Nutrition's Alpha Lipoic Acid contains 100 mg of pure Alpha Lipoic Acid per capsule. Alpha Lipoic Acid is an essential cofactor in energy metabolism.
Amount Per Serving
Alpha Lipoic Acid 100 mg*
* Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate.
Suggested Use: Take 1 to 2 capsules daily.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Package Size: 60 capsules
Amino 2222 Liquid
One serving of AMINO 2222 LIQUID provides 22,222 milligrams of top-grade Amino Acids in its most absorbable form. AMINO 2222 LIQUID is enhanced with B-Complex Vitamins, Biotin, Paba, Choline, Inositol, Folic Acid and more.
Andro-Stack 850 from Optimum Nutrition
ANDRO-STACK 850 combines three of the most popular testosterone enhancing nutrients available.
Two capsules of Andro-Stack 850 contains
100 mg of pharmaceutical grade Androstenedione (delta-4-androstene-3-17-dione)
100 mg of pharmaceutical grade DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
650 mg of Tribulus Terrestris.
120 capsules per bottle.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 2 times daily, preferably with meals.
If protein was a puzzle then amino acids would be the individual pieces that fit together to make the puzzle complete. In order for a protein to be complete, it must contain all of its particular amino acids. There are approximately 29 known amino acids that account for many different types of proteins. When linked together they can form over 50,000 different proteins.
The central nervous system can not function without amino acids, which are necessary for the brain to receive and send messages. They also help to compose muscles, ligaments, tendons, organs, glands, hair, nails, and body fluids.
Superior Amino 2222 Tablets
Superior Amino 2222 Tablets have a 22 amino acid profile formulated with 2,222 mg of amino acids in a single tablet. With a superior blend that includes whey peptides, and whey protein concentrate, Amino 2222 provides a full spectrum of essential and nonessential amino acids: derived from Predigested Lactalbumen, Soy Protein Isolate, and Whey Protein Concentrate. L-Ornithine and L-Carnitine.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 2 to 3 tablets 45 minutes before each meal or training period, and following each training period.
One Tablet Contains:
L-Ornithine - 10mg
L-Arginine - 150mg
L-Lysine - 138mg
L-Histidine - 57mg
L-Aspartic Acid - 230mg
L-Threonine - 82mg
L-Serine - 14mg
L-Glutamic Acid - 411mg
L-Proline - 132mg
L-Tryptophan - 27mg
L-Alanine - 88mg
L-Cystine - 10mg
L-Glycine - 83mg
L-Valine - 114mg
L-Methionine - 35mg
L-Isoleucine - 109mg
L-Leucine - 180mg
L-Tyrosine - 87mg
L-Phenylalanine - 112mg
L-Carnitine - 15mg
L-Cysteine - 22mg
L-Norleucine - 15mg BCAA 1000 from Optimum Nutrition contains a potent balance of Branched chain aminos (L-Valine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Leucine) which are proven building blocks of muscle mass and size. Metabolized directly in the muscle, B.C.A.A.s, can improve nitrogen retention by sparing other amino acid groups for repair and rebuilding. Vitamin B-6 has been added for maximum absorption.
Two capsules contain:
L-Leucine 412 mg
L-Isoleucine 274 mg
L-Valine 315 mg
Vitamin B-6 10 mg
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate.
Suggested Use: Take 4 to 8 capsules daily - before meals and after workout.
CHROMIUM PICOLINATE, HIGH POTENCY contains 200 mcg of Chromium Picolinate.
Chromium is an essential mineral that helps maintain stable blood sugar levels and assists in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Optimum Nutrition uses 100% pure pharmaceutical grade Chromium Picolinate.
200 mcg of Chromium Picolinate. Complete Diet Boost
Complete Diet Boost was specifically formulated to be used with our very popular Complete Protein Diet weight-loss system. But, Complete Diet Boost is so versatile, it's sure to become every dieters best friend! It's synergistic blend of herbs and host of metabolic cofactors make Complete Diet Boost one of the most advanced weight-loss formulas ever created.
Complete Protein Diet Bar from Optimum Nutrition
All the goodness of our Complete Protein Diet meal replacement powder comes in a convenient and delicious high protein bar. The Complete Protein Diet bar is still the same delicious protein bar you have grown to love, but is now gelatin free, sugar free and is up to 60% lower in fat.
Complete Protein Diet
Complete Protein Diet is a HIGH PROTEIN/ LOW CARBOHYDRATE meal replacement.
It greatly simplifies meal planning for persons following the Atkins Diet, Bodyopus Diet, Anabolic Diet or any other low carbohydrate diet plan.
High Potency Coenzyme Q10
COENZYME Q10 is a natural and powerful antioxidant. It plays a crucial role in the effectiveness of the immune system and in efficient utilization of oxygen.
Each capsule provides 100 mg 100% pure natural Coenzyme Q-10 imported from Japan.
For even better value, buy NOW Foods' CoQ10
Creatine 2500 Capsules from Optimum Nutrition
Two capsules provides 2,500 mg of pure 99.9% Creatine Monohydrate - potent enough to use for both "loading" and "maintenance" phases.
Creatine is converted by the body into ATP and stored in the mitochondria of the muscle cell. Consistent use of Creatine Monohydrate can lead to increased intercellular levels of ATP and increased cell hydration. This can enhance performance and lean muscle gains.
Suggested Use: Take 2 capsules twice daily - preferably before and after exercise.
Creatine Monohydrate from Optimum Nutrition
Each serving supplies a full 5 grams (5000 mg) of 99.9% pure Creapure(tm) brand German Creatine Monohydrate. CreaPure(tm) is a trademark of SKW Trostberg AG.
The patented production method used to produce this Creatine yields a tasteless, odorless powder that mixes easily into water or juice and does not readily settle to the bottom. As a result, the gritty taste or texture you may have experienced with other Creatine powders is not associated with this product.
DHEA is produced naturally in the adrenal glands. Your body's production of DHEA peaks at about age 25, and declines as you age. Supplemental DHEA can help to sustain levels equivalent to that of a person in his/her mid- 20's. Among the benefits that DHEA can produce are increased production of testosterone, IGF-1 (insulin like growth factor-1), strengthening of the immune system and increased mental alertness.
Fish Oil softgels
Optimum Nutrition's Fish Oil softgels contain a natural blend of two important Omega-3 fatty acids: Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA). Each softgel provides 1,000 mg of Fish Oil, 120 mg of DHA and 180 mg of EPA.
Netrition.com recommends fish oil that is molecularly-distilled, a process which removes toxins. ZonePerfect Omega-3 Fish Oil is molecularly distilled. Optimum Nutrition's Fish Oil is not.
Stress B Complex is Optimum Nutrition's all inclusive Vitamin B formula with added Vitamin C for increased absorption. B-Complex vitamins are important for protein synthesis, fat burning, and carbohydrate assimilation.
Vitamin C 1,000 mg
Vitamin B-1 (thiamine) 50 mg
Vitamin B-2 (riboflavin) 50 mg
Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) 50 mg
Niacinamide 100 mg
Pantothenic Acid (calcium pantothenate) 250 mg
Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin concentrate) 250 mcg
Biotin 100 mcg
PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) 50 mg
Folic Acid 400 mcg
Choline Bitartrate 100 mg
Inositol 100 mg Glucosamine Plus CSA
GLUCOSAMINE PLUS CSA contains the perfect ratio of Glucosamine Sulfate and Chondroitin Sulfate A (CSA). Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate are both found naturally in foods in very small amounts. Current research indicates that supplemental Glucosamine Sulfate and CSA may be beneficial in protection and maintenance of healthy joints. Glucosamine Plus CSA is a potent formula that can help maintain and protect healthy connective tissue. This is accomplished by assisting with the body's natural anti-inflammatory process. It also helps nutritionally support connective tissue metabolism and formation.
Optimum Nutrition's GlycoLoad is a precise blend of simple and complex carbohydrates, non-GMO soy protein, and other important supporting nutrients. Each serving provides 50 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of vegetarian-friendly soy protein, 18 vitamins and essential minerals, and 50 milligrams of Carbogen - a patented group of enzymes included to maximize carbohydrate utilization.
Glycoload is versatile enough to be used before, during and after workouts or competitive events.
HEART TARGET contains primary ingredients Hawthorn Berry and Garlic Extracts. Hawthorn Berries are standardized for Rhamnoside content. Rhamnoside is a bioflavanoid that is considered to be the active constituent of Hawthorn Berries. It nutritionally supports the heart and cardiovascular system in many ways, including increasing blood and oxygen flow to the heart, and strengthening blood vessels. Garlic extract can help reduce heart problems related to high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Cayenne Pepper and Ginger Root also assist in supporting a healthy functioning cardiovascular system. Key support nutrients are added to give Heart Target a complete formula for cardiovascular health.
Korean Ginseng Extract
Optimum Nutrition's Korean Ginseng is standardized to 7% Ginsenosides in a base of Korean Ginseng powder. Korean Ginseng is known as a "Health and Vitality" herb and has been widely used by athletes to increase energy and physical endurance.*
Korean Ginseng Extract: 100 mg* (Panax ginseng, leaf, standardized to 7% ginsenosides)
Korean Ginseng, powdered (leaf): 435 mg*
* Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate.
Suggested Use: Take 1-2 capsules 2 times daily
MSM is a pure, organic, non-toxic, non-metallic element that occurs widely in nature. MSM is a metabolite of the compound dimethysulfoxide, and by weight is 34% elemental sulfur, making it one of the richest sources of sulfur. MSM has been shown to be completely non-toxic in study after study, even in high dosages. Storehouses of MSM, in mammals, decreases with age, which may be caused by changing diet or body metabolism. This should not be allowed to occur.
Your body uses MSM to continually create new healthy cells to replace old ones. If your body is not receiving the proper nutrition including MSM, the body may produce weak dysfunctional cells. Sulfur is essential to the human body and has also been studied for its many other health benefits.
Serving Size: 1 Scoop
Servings Per Container: 150
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, mix 1 scoop(2g) with 6-8 ounces of your favorite beverage. For best results consume 1-3 servings daily,preferably with meals, or use as directed by a physician or licensed nutritionist. Athletes may wish to use 1-2 scoops before and after workouts.
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