Optygen

$54.95 USD

CLINICALLY SHOWN TO INCREASE PERFORMANCE

Optygen helps you push yourself harder and work more efficiently, powering more efforts during every session and helping your body adapt to ever-increasing training loads. More efficient power, higher exercise capacity, and reduced risk of overtraining – how much better can you be if less is holding you back?

✓ Improves oxygen utilization & VO2 max
✓ Boosts carb metabolization & ATP production
✓ Increases lactate threshold
✓ Enhances athletes’ adaptation to increased training loads



Tested in clinical research. Proven on Everest.

Increases VO2 max and enhances oxygen utilization

The adaptogens Rhodiola and Cordyceps were first used by Tibetan sherpas to adapt to the extreme physical stress and low oxygen environments on the upper reaches of Everest. But we aren’t simply relying on anecdotal evidence. The latest clinical research on elite endurance athletes supports the Sherpas’ use of adaptogens to improve performance, and studies have shown increases to VO2Max, lung function, and oxygen utilization. They also boost anaerobic threshold and time to exhaustion, and they even mobilize free fatty acids to metabolize as fuel.

Adaptogens aren’t stimulants, meaning you may not “feel” something shortly after taking them. Instead, they acclimate your body to the mental and physical stress inherent in intense training blocks, which can negatively impact performance. The effects will be noticeable in 7-10 days, but the ultimate benefits will gradually accumulate over a period of months during long-term consistent intake.

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Clinically shown to increase lactate threshold

THIS IS WHAT “FINDING ANOTHER GEAR” LOOKS LIKE.

Rhodiola and Cordyceps also equip athletes to deal with one constant of endurance training: the lactic acid that lights up your muscles as exercise output outpaces oxygen intake and your energy metabolism goes anaerobic.

In a clinical study, Optygen increased time to the lactate threshold by 30%, even in highly trained distance runners. When you’re on the limit, that can make all the difference during repeated attacks or when the elastic is stretching and every moment could see it snap. Optygen turns the lactate threshold into a weapon for you – and a weakness for your competition.

Time to Lactate Threshold (Seconds)


Optygen
18.1
Placebo
13.9
Control 13.9 seconds vs Optygen 18.1 seconds after 7 weeks
Every watt exacts a toll. Optygen ensures your body can pay it.

The building blocks of ATP

Optygen’s proprietary ATPro™ matrix of five key nutrients plays a critical role in the processes leading to efficient production of ATP, which is the energy source that powers everything we do. Every stride, every pedal stroke, every meter gained through the water – ATP is critical for endurance athletics. Clinical research shows that endurance athletes diminish their ATP stores in exhaustive exercise, so it’s equally critical that the nutrients feeding the ATP cycle – the process of converting glucose to ATP energy – are readily available.

Maximize the Benefits

For best results, use Optygen during all intense training blocks. It's important to use Optygen consistently for many months. If you start taking Optygen a week before a race, benefits will be minimal.

Burn fuel. Burn fat. Preserve muscle.

Improves fuel metabolization and body composition

Regulating insulin, metabolizing glucose, mobilizing fatty acids for fuel – Optygen’s biologically active chromium touches on virtually every aspect of getting grist to the mill of cellular energy production. It meters the delivery of calories to sustain a steady energy supply, and your body doesn’t have to pull as much fuel from your muscles – both during exercise and daily life – so you’re also building a leaner, more competition-tuned body composition, all year long.

Despite its impact on body composition, chromium isn’t a gimmicky weight loss wonder drug. It’s an essential trace mineral, and it’s supported by research that shows it helps your body more efficiently process foods to fuels – especially when combined with MultiV, which also contains chromium.

Photo: Miguel Rúa

SUPPLEMENT FACTS



Loading Phase: Take six (6) capsules every morning for (7) days.
Maintenance Phase: After loading phase, take three (3) capsules every morning.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Amount Per Serving %DV
Chromium (as Chromium nicotinate glycine chelate)** 200mcg 167%
Rhodiola extract (Rhodiola rosea)(root)(5% rosavins) 300mg *
Cordyceps (from Cs-4 Paecilomyces hepiali and Cordyceps militaris extracts) (mycelia biomass) 1000mg *
ATProTM Matrix (Calcium Pyruvate, Sodium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Ribose) 800mg *

* Daily Value Not Established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin capsule. Contains: Soy

**Covered by Albion international, Inc., U.S. Patent 5,614,553.

Q&A

Q: What color are the Optygen capsules?

A: Because of supply-chain issues, the capsules will be clear for the time being. Red capsules will not be available until November. 

Q: When should I take Optygen?

A: It is best to take Optygen in the morning with a meal.

Q: How long will a bottle last?

A: Optygen has a 7-day loading phase. Because of this, the first bottle will last 23 days. After the loading phase has been done, each bottle is a 30-day supply.

Q: Will Optygen help me recover faster?

A: Yes, it will help you recover. Because Optygen will help you adapt during times of maximum stress, it also aids in recovery.

Q: Should I ‘cycle’ on and off with Optygen/OptygenHP?

A: Great question. Both these products work best when you are ‘stressed’, so use the product during stressful training. The cycling period should parallel your training program. In other words, you should be using Optygen/OptygenHP consistently through all hard training blocks/months and go off anytime you have a break or downtime. For some, this means being on the product through most if not all the racing season. For others it might mean cycling off for a week once every 4-6 weeks.

Q: Can I give my son and daughter Optygen or OptygenHP?

A:  Because there haven't been any published clinical studies on people under 18, we do not recommend Optygen or OptygenHP to athletes who are under 18 years of age.  

Q: How long will it take before I start noticing the benefits?

A: You should start experiencing the benefits of Optygen approximately six (6) days after you start taking Optygen.

Q: What’s the difference between Optygen and OptygenHP? 

A: Great question! The link below details the differences between Optygen and OptygenHP:
https://firstendurance.com/blogs/articles/maximize-the-benefits-of-optygen-optygenhp-when-how-who

Q: Why is the bottle glass instead of plastic?

A: Optygen is packaged in an amber glass bottle. Unlike plastic bottles, amber glass is an impermeable barrier that protects the product from harmful UV light and oxygen degradation.

Q: Why does Optygen have Cordyceps and Rhodiola Rosea?

A: Optygen utilizes two adaptogens 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 endurance athletes. Both Rhodiola and Cordyceps have been clinically shown to increase VO2Max, lung function, oxygen utilization and anaerobic threshold significantly.

Q: How should I use Optygen?

A: For best results, use Optygen during all intense training. Optygen 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, Optygen should be used consistently for many months. If you start taking Optygen a week before a race, benefits will be minimal.