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OPTYGENHP

THE BEST ENDURANCE SUPPLEMENT JUST GOT BETTER

This new OPTYGEN-HP delivers the levels of nutrients that have been shown in the most recent clinical research to improve oxygen utilization, reduce lactic acid and allow the body to adapt to high levels of physical stress.

KEY BENEFITS
✓ Increases VO2 Max
✓ Improves Oxygen Utilization & Anaerobic Threshold
✓ Modulates Cortisol & Reduces Lactic Acid

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Hoeferland 313/11/2017 10/11/201719:14
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    A difference maker during the season
    I've been a long time user of Optygen and during the past season have used OptygenHP from March through August with great results. What I notice the most is the ability to push harder later in races with less lactic build up, and my recovery between races and workouts is much, much better. A great product that really helps you be your best during your events and maximize the time between.
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        Will 269/09/2017 27/09/201703:04
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          Makes the Intense Training Blocks Easier
          When I am using Optygen I notice that I am able to sustain a higher training volume for longer and ultimately reach a higher peak fitness. Seems to work perfectly for both endurance blocks and super intense blocks based around short course racing.
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              Andrew 341/12/2017 08/12/201719:58
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                Awesome!
                The best way to really feel the benefits, are to use this product and then stop. You'll struggle in hill workouts you once mastered. Long runs will feel even longer, and simple recovery runs will feel harder at slower paces. I'm a big believer that what you put in is what you get and I can tell a big difference in my training from when I use Optygen and Multi-V and when I am not.
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                    Danielle 124/05/2017 05/05/201720:15
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                      The BEST keeps getting better!
                      Hard to describe the benefits without experiencing them yourself! Once you try OptygenHP you will wonder why you haven't tried it sooner! I so appreciate First Endurance's commitment to have the best product with up to date science to back up their formulas. I simply cannot train/race without it!
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                          Brad 108/04/2017 19/04/201716:10
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                            Nailed it!
                            Some feedback on the Optygen HP Prototype, two words, nailed it!
                            I've been using the prototype for a couple weeks now. I noticed it the first time I took it and thought placebo effect, but now that I keep feeling the same way workout after workout it has to be real.
                            Last season, I was taking both Optygen products to get the cordyceps in addition to what HP offered. This season, I dropped original Optygen and replaced with Home Defense Cordyceps and was taking that in addition to HP. I liked the effect better than Optygen and Optygen HP. When I saw the prototype mix I was excited to try it, and I am very satisfied with the results.
                            I'm an IM FMOP age grouper (45-50 this year) and have a coach. Last week's long run (14 miles) felt like a walk at 8:11 pace, when my usual long run pace is 8:30. HR at 8:11 was 8 beats per min lower than usual 8:30 runs. Additionally, my coach upped my track interval paces from max 7min/mile to 6:40 (he doesn't know I take this stuff, but he must be noticing something in the data too). Sure, I'm getting in better shape, but I strongly believe prototype is facilitating that process nicely!
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                                  The new and improved OPTYGENHP has been engineered to optimize performance for endurance athletes and is the best OPTYGEN formula we’ve ever developed.

                                  This next-generation OPTYGENHP has been upgraded with the most potent blend of Cordyceps mushroom available to maximize your VO2max and time to exhaustion. In addition, there’s a clinically effective dose of premium grade Rhodiola because the latest clinical research shows the combination of these two endurance-specific adaptogens improves aerobic performance.

                                  The main adaptogen in OptygenHP were first used by Tibetian Sherpas to help them climb Mt. Everest. OptygenHP contains this unique adaptogen because clinical research on elite endurance athletes shows it increases VO2Max, increase the body’s ability to adapt to high levels of physical stress, increase anaerobic threshold and reduce lactic acid.

                                  CLINICALLY PROVEN TO REDUCE CORTISOL


                                  A study done by South Dakota State University showed OptygenHP reduces cortisol levels (the primary stress hormone) by 26%. Chronically elevated cortisol levels can prevent an athlete from recovering, increase the risks of overtraining and suppress the immune system. 

                                  CLINICALLY PROVEN TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE


                                  A 2012 study done at Luther College showed endurance athletes who used OptygenHP increased time to lactate threshold by 42%. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects on highly trained distance runners of OptygenHP.

                                  Though changes in performance variables (VO2 max, hemoglobin, serum ferritin and salivary cortisol) were similar between groups, time to onset of lactate threshold was nearly 42% greater in E=experimental vs C=control group.

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                                  RESEARCH


                                  Efficient Glucose Metabolism

                                  The first part of the OPTYGEN-HP formula utilizes chromium for its ability to break down fuel. Chromium is an essential trace mineral that aids in glucose metabolism, regulation of insulin levels, and maintenance of healthy blood levels of cholesterol and other lipids. Chromium forms part of a compound in the body known as glucose tolerance factor (GTF), which is involved in regulating the actions of insulin in maintaining blood sugar levels and, possibly, in helping to control appetite. It is critical that any drink, bar or pre-race meal consumed prior to a race or exercise gets broken down efficiently in order to maximize fuel delivery.  Insulin spikes or lack of insulin response can cause the nutrients to either be rushed into the bloodstream too quickly or not quickly enough.  Chromium regulates this nutrient breakdown so equal and sustained nutrients are delivered to the working muscles. The most widely available sources are chromium salts such as chromium polynicotinate and chromium picolinate. OPTYGEN-HP uses chromium chelate, a unique form of chromium patented for its superior absorption and bioavailability properties compared to other sources.

                                  Efficient Oxygen Transfer

                                  The second part of the OPTYGEN-HP formula uses adaptogenic herbs to improve oxygen efficiency.  Originally, these two adaptogenic herbs were gathered by Tibetan Sherpas for use in their tea. The Sherpas used these herbs to give them energy to climb Everest, which they did without the use of supplemental oxygen. One of the adaptogenic applications of Rhodiola that has received considerable research attention recently is in adaptation to high altitude – a preventive treatment for hypoxia, or mountain sickness. In June 2002, Dr. Rulin Xiu was awarded a patent for her work showing Rhodiola’s ability to oxygenate blood. Clinical studies on Cordyceps have proven its ability to increase endurance through more efficient enzyme activity, mobilization of free fatty acids and beta-oxidation. In a 1998 study, Dr. Edmond Burke observed that Cordyceps has the ability to improve lactate energy metabolism within the cell. All these mechanisms clearly show how these two adaptogenic herbs improve the efficiency of oxygen transfer in the cell leading to improvements in oxygen uptake and VO2max.

                                  Lactate Synthesis

                                  The third part of the OPTYGEN-HP formula uses Beta-alanine to efficiently synthesize lactate to be re-used as fuel. Beta-alanine is a non-essential beta-amino acid. L-carnosine enters the digestive system and is hydrolyzed into histidine and beta-alanine, which is then synthesized back into carnosine by skeletal muscle. It is with intense training that athletes improve their muscle carnosine content by up to 87% (Harris, 2005). With intense training, carnosine levels can be increased, but with a limiting factor: the body cannot produce enough beta-alanine to allow the body to continue to increase carnosine levels. Clinical studies show that supplementing with beta-alanine allows the body to produce significantly higher carnosine levels. Through its effect on carnosine levels, beta-alanine synthesizes lactic acid to be re-used as fuel.  The result is a highly effective mechanism for the metabolism of lactate, which in turn improves endurance capacity allowing training and racing at a higher level.

                                  ATP Production

                                  The final step of the OPTYGEN-HP formulation puts all the necessary components together to ensure efficient Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) production. Clinical research has shown that endurance athletes diminish their ATP stores in exhaustive exercise, which can lead to a reduction in aerobic metabolism and endurance. OPTYGEN-HP’s proprietary ATPro™ matrix of five key nutrients is designed to ensure ATP production.  Since ATP is the final step in aerobic energy production, it is critical that the nutrients feeding the ATP cycle are readily available. Calcium pyruvate, sodium phosphate, potassium phosphate, adenosine and d-ribose all play critical roles in glycolysis and the citric acid cycle, leading to efficient ATP production. An endurance athlete’s VO2max is directly proportional to the body’s ability to efficiently produce ATP.

                                  Q&A


                                  Q: How is this new OPTYGENHP formula different than the previous formula?

                                  • This is the most-powerful OPTYGENHP forumula available.
                                  • This new formula contains two strains of Cordyceps:  Cordyceps Militaris and Cordyceps Sinensis.
                                  • This new formula no longer contains the Eleuthro extract blend.
                                  • This formula is now 100% VEGAN & ALL NATURAL.  We have removed the color and it’s no longer in a bovine capsule.


                                  Q:  How do I use this new formula?

                                  A: For best results, use this new OPTYGEN-HP formula during all intense training. This formula will allow you to train at a higher level by improving the body’s ability to adapt to physical stress, increasing aerobic threshold and reducing lactic acid. These improvements will help you race at a higher level. For best results, OPTYGENHP should be used consistently for many months leading up to competitive events. If you start taking it a week before a race, benefits will be minimal.

                                  Q:  Will I notice anything different vs the previous OptygenHP formula?
                                  A: The newest study on Cordyceps Militaris has been shown in a clinical study on trained cyclists to   increase VO2, improve ventilator threshold and improve time to exhaustion after three weeks of use.   Along with our Beta-Alanine, Rhodiola and OptyMax blend you should experience the following the following improvements when using this new formula vs the previous formula:
                                  -IMPROVED TIME-TO-EXHAUSTION
                                  -INCREASES PEAK POWER BY 17%
                                  -IMPROVED VENTILATORY THRESHOLD*

                                  Q: Why does OPTYGENHP contain adaptagens?
                                  A: The OPTYGENHP formula utilizes two adaptagens that are the primary ingredients in the formulation.  Patented Rhodiola Rosea and Cordyceps are both found and cultivated in Tibet. Both these herbs play critical roles in allowing the body to adapt to high levels of physical stress (similar to the stress a body is subject to when climbing Everest).  It’s these adaptations to hypoxia (lack of oxygen) which led researchers to also test its effects on elite athletes.  Both Rhodiola and Cordyceps have been clinically shown to increase VO2Max, lung function, oxygen utilization and anaerobic threshold significantly.

                                  Q: Why does this formula contain Beta-Alanine?
                                  A:  A number of clinical studies have been conducted to evaluate the effects of beta-alanine supplementation on VO2max, time to exhaustion and lactate concentrations. Subjects supplemented with beta-alanine for six weeks. The group experienced a significant increase in VO2max, an improvement in time to exhaustion and lactate utilization.

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