Freedom, Business, Controversy and Fitness

Posts tagged “low carb diet

Supplement Review: Battle of the Protein Poofs! Robert Irvine Fit Crunch Puffs

Coming Soon!


Supplement Review: Battle of the Protein Poofs! MPA ISO Poofs

MPA Iso Poofs is the perfect snack or cereal for anyone who enjoys satisfying a sweet craving without sabotaging their dieting efforts. In fact, you can conveniently incorporate MPA Iso Poofs into your nutrition plan as it would be a sufficient animal protein or whey protein shake replacement.

I created MPA Iso Poofs to be as low in dietary fat and carbohydrates as possible. I wanted to create something that would be interchangeable with your standard whey protein shakes that people use in diet plans regularly.

Let’s face it, strict dieting to get into amazing shape takes strong discipline, rigid dieting practices, and the mental toughness to endure oftentimes a bland and monotonous nutrition protocol. MPA Iso Poofs allows you to keep to your high protein, low fat, and low carbohydrate program perfectly while enjoying something that satisfies your “sweet tooth” or sugar-filled craving!

MPA Iso Poofs can be enjoyed as a delicious cereal, accompanied with your choice of fat-free milk, or your preferred milk replacement i.e., (Almond, coconut, cashew milk etc…). You could also use pasteurized liquid egg whites as a “milk substitute” as well.

MPA Iso Poofs can also be enjoyed simply as a snack, eaten dry like you would a bowl of popcorn or any “finger food” snack.

Finally you can truly enjoy and consume something sweet, delicious, yet nutritious every day on your strict diet plan without sabotaging your progress. Don’t be fooled by other supposed “diet friendly” food/snack products, such as chips, popcorn, bars, etc… Read their nutrition facts and while one might be “low in carbs” — it will be higher in dietary fat, and contain more oils than you should feel comfortable dieting with.

I am very particular and picky with my own nutritional needs and MPA Iso Poofs get’s the MPA stamp of approval — so you can feel confident enjoying them on your own diet.

Features & details

  • Less Than 1g of Sugar Per Serving
  • Less Than 1g of Fat Per Serving
  • 19g of Protein Per Serving
  • High Protein Cereal or Dry Snack

-MPA

The product although in a cardboard box comes in a giant ziplock bag.

ISO poofs!! Now this is the real deal!!! No chemical smell and it tastes like apple cinnamon! It also really has a cereal taste!

The calories are low and the macros are nice!

wow these taste great! They come in apple cinnamon and French toast! I want both! I want to add these as a tool to my summer cut!

Be happy losing weight! If you are miserable you might not succeed!

These make me happy!

hands down these win the battle of the poofs!

So far! We have one more entry!

Promix protein puffs


Supplement Review: Battle of the Protein Poofs! Twin Peaks Protein Puffs

Twin Peaks Ingredients believes you should push your health to the peak. That’s why we’re named after a monumental double crested mountain located in the Southwestern United States. We help you reach your highest potential through sound nutrition. Our Protein Puffs dominate the snack market because they provide 21 grams of protein, 2 grams of carbs, and less than 4g of fat per serving. Not only that, they fit into every diet—our puffs are gluten free, soy free, nut free, potato free, and keto friendly. Protein is an essential part of every diet. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. Protein is also needed to make enzymes, hormones, other body chemicals, and is the building block for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Instead of resorting to protein powder to reach your daily goal, eat delicious real food! Try our puffs today and push your health to the peak! Nacho Cheese (300g, 21g Protein, 2g Carbs, 130 Cals)

Twin Peaks Ingredients Nacho Cheese Protein Puffs
Push your health to the Peak!
naturally occurring branched-chain amino acids, BCAA, essential amino acids, muscle growth
gluten free, nut free, low calorie, soy free, potato free, low carb
sports nutrition snack made with milk protein isolate and natural flavors

Features & details

  • FITS INTO EVERY DIET: Our Protein Puffs are completely free of junk—no nuts, no soy, no gluten, no potatoes, low carbs and low fat. It’s even Ketogenic! We bake our quality ingredients so you get the best puff possible.
  • REAL FOOD. GREAT PROTEIN: You no longer have to resort to protein powder to meet your dietary goals—our puffs are real food with a great taste. One cup has 21g of protein with 4.2g BCAAs and 4.5g Glutamic Acid.
  • HIGH IN PROTEIN, LOW IN CARBS: Our puffs have as much protein as they do flavor at 21 grams of protein per serving. Plus they only have 2 grams of carbs! Looking for a healthier snack? We’ve got you covered.
  • LOW IN CALORIES, HIGH IN FLAVOR: Each serving contains only 130 calories! Our puffs are tossed in a robust seasoning, promptly packaged and sealed with a tamper proof/stay-fresh seal to ensure product safety and maximum flavor.
  • MILK PROTEIN: Protein Puffs are derived from high quality milk protein isolate. Unlike concentrates, our milk protein isolate undergoes microfiltration to separate protein from lactose & fat, resulting in less calories.
-twin peaks ingredients

I got these poofs because I am doing a keto diet and I wanted a low carb snack that’s not a: protein shake, nuts, beef jerky, or nut butter

The product definitely intrigued me!

But what I got was disappointing!

When I opened the bottle and took off the safety seal I took a big whiff and all I smelled is chemicals! And not surprisingly, I tasted not much of anything except chemicals and chalk!

Two huge thumbs down! However, they do have a ton of flavors! Maybe, this flavor just sucks! Bad!

I may try a different flavor, but for the price it’s is super unlikely!


Supplement Review: Betancourt BCAAs

Coming soon!


Supplement Review: L-Carnitine 1500 Heat by VMI Sports

L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT uses a trifecta of three different Carnitine supplements to help ignite your metabolism, enhance calorie burning, and accelerate fat loss without the use of any stimulants whatsoever.

1.5g L-Carnitine ⎹ 750mg Acetyl L-Carnitine ⎹ 750mg L-Carnitine L-Tartrate

INCREASED FAT BURNING

Carnitine enhances your body’s ability to burn fat for fuel, potentially transforming you into a pure fat burning machine.

IMPROVED BODY COMPOSITION

The combination of proven fat loss agents in L-Carnitine, Grains of Paradise, Green Tea, and Gamma-Butyrobetaine (GBB) can provide rapid results leading to superior body composition.

ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

Carnitine allows your body the ability to burn fat for energy while training, allowing you to last longer during your workouts, for increased calorie burning and performance.

NON-STOP USE

L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT contains no stimulants whatsoever, meaning there’s no tolerance build up and you never a need to cycle on and off.

FAQ

What is Carnitine?

Carnitine is a substance naturally produced by the body that’s found in all cells. It can improve the body’s ability to metabolize fat for energy, thus transforming you into a true, blue fat-burning machine. L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT uses three highly bioavailable forms of L-Carnitine (L-Carnitine, Acetyl L-Carnitine & L-Carnitine L-Tartrate), for maximum effectiveness to help promote weight loss.

What is Green Tea Leaf Extract?

Green tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages on the planet. It’s loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols (including EGCG), which have been shown to boost metabolism and enhance fat loss.

What is Gamma-Butyrobetaine Ethyl Ester Chloride?

Gamma-Butyrobetaine (GBB) is a precursor to Carnitine, which has been dubbed as a “Super Carnitine” because of its ability to increase carnitine production by up to 300%!

What is Grains of Paradise?

Grains of Paradise is a premium grade extract standardized to 12.5% 6-paradol. Research demonstrates it enhances energy expenditure and can reduce body fat, all without the use of stimulants.

Who can take L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT?

L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT can be used by anyone looking to help burn some extra fat without the use of any extra stimulants, which could affect heart rate or sleep.

How much should I take?

Consume 1 serving (1 tablespoon), preferably on an empty stomach, prior to a meal or prior to exercise.

Do not consume consume more than one serving at a time, and no more than two servings within a 24-hour period.

How much caffeine does L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT contain?

L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT contains absolutely zero caffeine. It is a stimulant free fat loss supplement that improves the body’s natural fat burning mechanisms for greater calorie burning and improved weight loss.

Do I need to cycle L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT?

No, since there are no stimulants in L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT, it can be used continually.

What can I stack L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT with?

Pre-workout: Stack 1 serving in Vasogen®Powder or K-XR®, for some extra fat burning during your workout.

Before breakfast: Stack 1 serving with Caffinity® to reduce appetite and enhance fat burning all day long.

This stuff is delicious and I feel the noticeable increase in body heat about 15mins later!

This is great and can’t hurt to use it as it tastes great! Definite treat on a low carb Keto diet!


Recipe: Low Carb, Low Fat General Tso’s Turkey


Gen Tso’s Ground Turkey

Ingredients:

3lbs ground turkey 

2 red peppers (any color)

1 bag riced Cauliflower 

Mushrooms (I used fresh baby Bella’s this time)

Olive oil 

1/4 cup Braggs liquid aminos 


1/2 cup rice vinegar (no sodium no sugar added) 


1 spice packet of Gen Tsos chicken 


Meat seasoning optional: 

Cayenne pepper

Black pepper 

Chipotle pepper

And I topped it with jalepeno pepper flakes 

Directions:

Pour olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan a little extra is ok! 

Brown the meat and season it then drain offf the excess oil into the original container and throw out! Don’t clog your sink drain! 

Then add the remaining ingredients and stir thouroughly! 

Cover and cook on 5 for 10mins 

Add the jalepeno flakes garnish 

Remove from heat and allow to cool a little and then enjoy! It’s that easy! 


For the authentic Asian feel you can top with hot sauce and drizzle sirarcha mayo! 

**Update** July 2nd this time they only had Broccoli and Cauliflower rice mix, which is great because I love both!  


Recipe: Low carb, low fat, Taco Turkey Sola

This is a recipe given to me from female bodybuilder Women’s Physique competitor Caridad Sola! 


Ingredients: 

Olive oil 

3lbs ground turkey 

1 bag of Riced Cauliflower 

2 red bell peppers (any color will do)

1 packet of 30% less taco seasoning 

1 8oz can of tomato sauce 

Optional: 

Mushrooms

I added: 

Cayenne pepper 

Chipotle pepper 

Black pepper


My store wanted to charge $5.95 for riced cauliflower and this bag of diced up was $2.99 so I went with the better buy! 




You can go fresh mushrooms, I used can because they last longer and I will have them on hand. Make sure you buy the no sodium added! 

Directions:
Chop up peppers and mushrooms if you have to and set aside. 

Pour olive oil into a deep pan to cover the bottom, don’t worry if you pour too much the extra benefits will be good for you! 

Brown the turkey meat and pour off the extra fat back into the original container. Don’t pour it down the drain! You will eventually clog it! I cooked it on a 5 heat

Add the remaining ingredients cook on high for 10mins and then turn to 2 and simmer for 20mins. 

At first it will look like there isn’t enough liquid, but once you cook it, the juices from the pepper will release and add to the tomato sauce! 


Serve and enjoy! 

If you want to get shredded add this to your diet regimine and work your butt off in the gym! 

**Update** 1 hr later

I made a second batch and it came out much better! The only thing I did different was brown the meat with the additional spices. I still waited to add the taco spice packet after the meat was browned and the other ingredients were added. 


Spice it up! 

Try it you will like it! 

**Update** June 25th 2017 

This is the riced Cauliflower


This is the final dish


The riced Cauliflower is more money in my store. The benefit is in the cook time! 

10 mins on high and 5mins to simmer after the meat is brown because you don’t need the extra time to make the cauliflower bits to get soft. The riced Cauliflower cooks really fast. The extra 5 mins is to make sure the peppers are cooked and the juices released. 

Check it out try it both ways see what you like best! You can also grab a whole head of Cauliflower and pulse it in a food processor/vitamix for the ultra money saver! If you have one. 

**Update** July 2nd this time they only had Broccoli and Cauliflower rice mix, which is great because I love both!  


Supplement Review: Vitargo POST: Just when you think the best can’t get any better! *

IMG_0245.JPG
The Truth Behind Vitargo

The post-workout or “anabolic/anti-catabolic”-window is without a doubt the most critical time frame for individuals wanting to transform their physique and, perhaps, for performance improvements.

The nutrients we consume during this time can have a tremendous affect on our physique and overall health. While there are many post workout products on the market, some are better than others. One of those is discussed here.

In the 1960’s, a duo of Swedish university scientists began research on carbohydrate/glycogen loading and published their work in the worlds leading science journal. From this same laboratory, which also invented and pioneered creatine loading, a new product – now patented – was first proven, but until recently, it has essentially flown under the radar.

I wanted to learn as much as I could about this product, what the big deal is, and why it is any better than Gatorade, white bread, or other post-workout products.

To find my answers, I had the privilege and honor to interview Anthony Almada, B.Sc., M.Sc., one of the leading experts in the field of supplementation and nutrition.

Going into the interview I wasn’t sure what to expect or how willing he would be to speak to me about this topic. However, coming out of the interview, nearly two hours later, I was nothing but impressed.

Mr. Almada’s knowledge in the field was nothing short of astounding, and as I continued the interview, I noticed how humble and sincere he was. Let’s learn a little more about this product, learn from one of the best in the field, and see how you can take your physique to the next level.

Who is Anthony Almada B.Sc, M.Sc?

Why was I surprised that Mr. Almada was so humble and sincere? Well, his CV is nothing short of impressive as he co-founded a company you might have heard of; EAS (formerly called Experimental and Applied Sciences).
Anthony Almada
+ Click To Enlarge.
Mr. Almada Runs One Of The Hottest
New Companies In North America, GENr8.
That’s right, he was essentially the mastermind behind that company and eventually sold the company to Bill Phillips. A graduate of Berkeley, with a Masters degree in nutrition and exercise biochemistry, Mr. Almada now finds himself running one of the hottest new companies in North America, GENr8, Inc. It has launched a new product in Vitargo® S2.

What is Vitargo®?

This product is a patented molecular carbohydrate, currently derived from a special barley starch. This was where my confusion began as I asked Mr. Almada why I had heard it could come from waxy maize and even potato starch. “[The product] you must remember is its own entity, and has its own molecular hand print,” Almada responded.
“While it can come from waxy maize, potato starch or barley starch, or even wheat or rice starch, the extraction technique is what is necessary to create it. The starting starch is far less important.

FEATURED PRODUCT: VITARGO S2
Vitargo® S2 GENr8 Presents:
Vitargo® S2
Fast Absorbing For Muscle Recovery And Refueling! Vitargo® S2 is the super-soluble form of Vitargo®, a patented, molecular carbohydrate with ZERO SUGAR.

To say that waxy maize and other forms of starch are what make it is simply not true unless it is extracted into the specific, patented handprint that makes it. And since it is patented, knocking off [this product] carries the risk of a law suit,” Almada adds.
While it can be made from most plant starches (potato starch, barley starch, or waxy maize from corn), what makes it patented and the fastest way to replenishing glycogen is not the source, but the unique, patented molecular “handprint.”

“So it doesn’t matter where it comes from, just that it is extracted properly and in our case here at [my company], we are using barley now and have the exclusive rights to [it] in several countries,” Almada says.

Is There Proof That It Works?

“Absolutely,” Almada responds.
“The first couple studies on [it] used potato starch and then eventually waxy maize, a type of starch that comes from a special strain of corn. This is where many companies got the idea to use waxy maize starches, but that is as far as they have gone. The magic of [this product] – the reason so many pro athletes/bodybuilders use it – is because it is PROVEN to work and DOES work,” Almada says.

“That is something few other companies can say, proof in human subjects that it is better than conventional post-workout drinks containing maltodextrin and sugars as the primary carbohydrate source. Again, this has been proven in university studies in athletes, not animals.” Almada says.

Consumer Confusion?

So, I asked Mr. Almada if many companies could in fact mislead the consumer by selling waxy maize as [his patented product], or making similar claims, when in fact it might have no more effect than white bread.
“Many companies have laid claims that their product has similar effects – faster out of the stomach, faster and greater glycogen repletion, higher insulin spikes, faster recovery – and just because a product simply says waxy maize does not necessarily mean it has the same effect as [my product] – or that it even works.” Almada added.

“[My company’s newest version] does in fact have a patent on [it] – from a variety of sources, and PROOF that it works[…], while waxy maize has… a cheap price. That is key as if one were to consume waxy maize instead of [my product], the results would be grossly different, although the consumer would have no clue.”

FEATURED COMPANY: GENr8
Featured Company: GENr8!
Only GENR8 makes the commitment to proper and diligent university-level product development that results in products that are research proven to be superior to other sport nutrition products before they enter the market.

“[Those] marketing waxy maize are making [similar] claims, with ZERO proof, and stating that they are getting great testimonials. People using the Chuck Norris Total Gym are also getting great testimonials,” Almada added.
Why is this product so different than other sources of carbohydrates?

Ok, so we now know that waxy maize and Vitargo are very different. Sure, the product can be synthesized via a specific process from waxy maize, but the same can be said of barley, potato, and a number of other edible starches.

GENr8 essentially has an exclusive to the Vitargo patents and guarantees it contains the molecular “handprint” proven in three university studies to work. So once we know for a fact that [this product] is present in our drink we must ask ourselves,” Why is it different and more beneficial than Gatorade or white bread?” The key lies in its osmolality, molecular weight, and “branching”.

Osmolality, molecular weight, and “branching” are key!

RELATED VIDEO: ANTHONY ALMADA TALKS ABOUT SUPPLEMENTS

Supplement Talk With Anthony L. Almada! !

Osmolality simply refers to how much water is drawn around a specific object. Therefore, if Vitargo has a low osmolality, then very little water will be drawn into your stomach and you will have no residual bloating after consuming it. No bloating in the stomach simply means it moves through very quickly, exactly what we want it to do.
“If you feel bloated or have a full stomach you have failed to maximize the post-workout window. Recovery doesn’t happen in your stomach – it happens in the muscle.” Almada says.

“That is why [this product] is so beneficial, it gets through your stomach and into the blood stream twice as fast as conventional carbohydrates. The faster it gets through the stomach and into the blood, the quicker the muscle and liver glycogen can be replaced. If you are bloated or have a full stomach, the nutrients are in the stomach, not the bloodstream, and they can’t help you if they aren’t in the blood.”

Ok, the low osmolality – which relates to the molecular size of the Vitargo molecule, aids in no bloating, but that can’t be the only reason it gets into the blood faster than other carbohydrates?
It’s not, as the other reason lies in its high degree of branching. Low osmolality starches may be able to move through the stomach and into the small intestine – where they are digested and absorbed – but what good is a starch that is quick to leave the stomach but slow to be digested and absorbed?

This new product is proven in university studies to enter the region of the small intestine – the ‘hot spot’ for digestion and absorption – over twice as fast as an equal amount of carbohydrates from maltodextrin and sugars.

RELATED CARBOHYDRATE ARTICLE
Post-Workout Carbs: Best Choices To Grow & Recover! There are really only two times of the day to take in simple carbohydrates: first thing in the morning and after your workout. Let’s look at our options and the Glycemic Index of these options.

But the critical step is digesting the product – into glucose and maltose (two glucose molecules connected) – and then absorbing it.
The “branching” of the massive Vitargo molecule, like a red-wood tree, allows it to be digested and enter the blood at 2x faster rate. This is no test tube study – it is results in exercising humans. Since it passes through the stomach and into the small intestine, and enters the blood two times faster than conventional carbohydrates, it is that much more effective.

The Insulin Advantage:
Ok – so now we have a way of delivering glucose into the blood with record speed (without the common side effect of bloating).
In the recent university study mentioned above, the rate of rise of insulin, and the insulin “spike” was 1.8 times higher and faster in just TEN minutes after taking 100 grams of Vitargo, compared to an equal carbohydrate load from maltodextrin plus sugars following exhaustive exercise.

What does insulin do? We all know it “opens” muscle cells to take in glucose, amino acids, and other muscle nutrients but what most do not know is that insulin is the body’s major anti-catabolic hormone, which shuts off the increase in muscle proteolysis (protein breakdown) that follows intense resistance training.

The Mt. Everest insulin spike from this product explains why it can replenish muscle glycogen 1.7 times faster than these same carbohydrates: insulin activates the path of taking glucose into muscle and storing it as glycogen.
Whether you lift weights, run track or are a long distance biker, the faster you absorb nutrients and replenish glycogen post workout, the faster you’ll recover. If you can shut down muscle catabolism faster, you may also see and feel greater gains in physique and performance.

Why Vitargo S2?
This product stands for Super Soluble, which makes it much easier to mix with water. In general starches don’t mix well with water and if you notice from other Vitargo sources it can coat your blender and cup quite nicely. According to Mr. Almada, this one mixes better than other starches and even previous forms of the original from waxy maize starch.
So there you have it, the low down on Vitargo. Make sure that what you have contains the “molecular handprint” that research studies have shown truly benefits humans post workout.

While it is true that you can initiate an insulin spike and glycogen replenishment with everything from Gatorade to white bread, none are as effective. In fact, a recent university study in humans, which compared waxy maize starch to maltodextrin plus sucrose, and to white bread (all equal carbohydrate calories), found white bread and waxy maize starch were EQUAL, with maltodextrin + sugar being TWICE as fast.

More importantly, waxy maize starch produced an insulin spike that was THREE times smaller and slower than maltodextrin + sugar, and twice as small and slow as white bread (this study confirms the slow digesting properties of waxy maize starch).
Since our goal is to replenish glycogen levels in our liver and muscle as quickly as possible post workout, as well as have an ample supply of it during our workout, increase the speed of fuel delivery to the blood, and to increase insulin release, these findings are key.

If your glycogen levels are lacking during a workout, it will be difficult to obtain a pump and work out intensely. Don’t forget that the brain’s favorite food is glucose, and this can come from the food you eat or the breakdown of stored glycogen in the liver.

Without adequate glucose to “feed” the brain, lethargy, fatigue and lack of training intensity follow. Try consuming this great product before, during and after your training – its “bloat-proof” response means fuel is being delivered like a race car fuel pump, not a gas station trickle. All are important times to ensure an adequate energy source is present in your blood stream.
Anthony Almada and his new company are on the cutting edge of new products and studies to help all of us reach our goals. Mr. Almada strongly believes that until proven in human studies, it should not be pushed on the public or on supplements.

The most exciting news is fresh out of the lab. A new study has recently shown that adding this product and carnitine together can, for the first time, dramatically enhance carnitine stores in muscles. In so doing, more carbohydrates can be stored to enhance growth and recovery, while at the same time ensuring that fat is still being burned!

“This study is a major break through in showing how we can supplement post workout to maximize our gains.” Almada says. The readers of Bodybuilding.com will be looking forward to the results and more from this exciting new company.

Summary:
GENr8 has the exclusive license to sell Vitargo in several countries, including the USA.

Vitargo can be synthesized from waxy maize, barley starch, or potatoes. The key is to have the specific, patented molecular hand print that is unique to it. While this can be done with any of the above sources. Waxy maize starch is NOT it – generic waxy maize starch is a SLOW DIGESTING starch. It is not this product unless properly extracted and therefore may be no more effective, or even inferior to, white bread.
It passes through the stomach and intestines and into the bloodstream 2x faster than maltodextrin and sugar.
It can replenish glycogen in muscles and liver following a workout 1.7x faster than maltodextrin and sugars.
It will significantly enhance insulin release 1.8x higher and faster than maltodextrin and sugars following consumption, which will aid in glycogen replenishment.
It passes through the stomach very quickly because of it low osmolality and high molecular weight. Therefore no bloating will occur. It enters the blood twice as fast because it is rapidly digested, due to the extensive branching of the Vitargo molecule.
A new study has recently shown that combining this product and carnitine can greatly increase muscle carnitine and glycogen stores, while still burning body fat.
-bodybuilding.com

Ok – so now we have a way of delivering glucose into the blood with record speed (without the common side effect of bloating).
In the recent university study mentioned above, the rate of rise of insulin, and the insulin “spike” was 1.8 times higher and faster in just TEN minutes after taking 100 grams of Vitargo, compared to an equal carbohydrate load from maltodextrin plus sugars following exhaustive exercise.

What does insulin do? We all know it “opens” muscle cells to take in glucose, amino acids, and other muscle nutrients but what most do not know is that insulin is the body’s major anti-catabolic hormone, which shuts off the increase in muscle proteolysis (protein breakdown) that follows intense resistance training.

RELATED INSULIN ARTICLE
Your Anabolic Powerhouse – Maximizing Your Insulin Response!
Insulin is one of the body’s most anabolic muscle-building hormones. Learn how this amazing natural hormone can promote muscle gain!

The Mt. Everest insulin spike from this product explains why it can replenish muscle glycogen 1.7 times faster than these same carbohydrates: insulin activates the path of taking glucose into muscle and storing it as glycogen.
Whether you lift weights, run track or are a long distance biker, the faster you absorb nutrients and replenish glycogen post workout, the faster you’ll recover. If you can shut down muscle catabolism faster, you may also see and feel greater gains in physique and performance.

Why Vitargo S2?

This product stands for Super Soluble, which makes it much easier to mix with water. In general starches don’t mix well with water and if you notice from other Vitargo sources it can coat your blender and cup quite nicely. According to Mr. Almada, this one mixes better than other starches and even previous forms of the original from waxy maize starch.
So there you have it, the low down on Vitargo. Make sure that what you have contains the “molecular handprint” that research studies have shown truly benefits humans post workout.

While it is true that you can initiate an insulin spike and glycogen replenishment with everything from Gatorade to white bread, none are as effective. In fact, a recent university study in humans, which compared waxy maize starch to maltodextrin plus sucrose, and to white bread (all equal carbohydrate calories), found white bread and waxy maize starch were EQUAL, with maltodextrin + sugar being TWICE as fast.

More importantly, waxy maize starch produced an insulin spike that was THREE times smaller and slower than maltodextrin + sugar, and twice as small and slow as white bread (this study confirms the slow digesting properties of waxy maize starch).
Since our goal is to replenish glycogen levels in our liver and muscle as quickly as possible post workout, as well as have an ample supply of it during our workout, increase the speed of fuel delivery to the blood, and to increase insulin release, these findings are key.

If your glycogen levels are lacking during a workout, it will be difficult to obtain a pump and work out intensely. Don’t forget that the brain’s favorite food is glucose, and this can come from the food you eat or the breakdown of stored glycogen in the liver.

FEATURED PRODUCT: VITARGO S2
Vitargo® S2 GENr8 Presents:
Vitargo® S2
Fast Absorbing For Muscle Recovery And Refueling! Vitargo® S2 is the super-soluble form of Vitargo®, a patented, molecular carbohydrate with ZERO SUGAR.

Without adequate glucose to “feed” the brain, lethargy, fatigue and lack of training intensity follow. Try consuming this great product before, during and after your training – its “bloat-proof” response means fuel is being delivered like a race car fuel pump, not a gas station trickle. All are important times to ensure an adequate energy source is present in your blood stream.

Anthony Almada and his new company are on the cutting edge of new products and studies to help all of us reach our goals. Mr. Almada strongly believes that until proven in human studies, it should not be pushed on the public or on supplements.

The most exciting news is fresh out of the lab. A new study has recently shown that adding this product and carnitine together can, for the first time, dramatically enhance carnitine stores in muscles. In so doing, more carbohydrates can be stored to enhance growth and recovery, while at the same time ensuring that fat is still being burned!

“This study is a major break through in showing how we can supplement post workout to maximize our gains.” Almada says. The readers of Bodybuilding.com will be looking forward to the results and more from this exciting new company.

GENr8 has the exclusive license to sell Vitargo in several countries, including the USA.
Vitargo can be synthesized from waxy maize, barley starch, or potatoes. The key is to have the specific, patented molecular hand print that is unique to it. While this can be done with any of the above sources. Waxy maize starch is NOT it – generic waxy maize starch is a SLOW DIGESTING starch. It is not this product unless properly extracted and therefore may be no more effective, or even inferior to, white bread.
It passes through the stomach and intestines and into the bloodstream 2x faster than maltodextrin and sugar.
It can replenish glycogen in muscles and liver following a workout 1.7x faster than maltodextrin and sugars.
It will significantly enhance insulin release 1.8x higher and faster than maltodextrin and sugars following consumption, which will aid in glycogen replenishment.
It passes through the stomach very quickly because of it low osmolality and high molecular weight. Therefore no bloating will occur. It enters the blood twice as fast because it is rapidly digested, due to the extensive branching of the Vitargo molecule.
A new study has recently shown that combining this product and carnitine can greatly increase muscle carnitine and glycogen stores, while still burning body fat.
– Special thanks To Anthony Almada for his time and expertise.

What Is Vitargo? Anthony Almada Sheds Light On Recovery Supplement!

Vitargo POST is the same Vitargo that you know and love with 20 Grams of Protein Added! What does that mean? Well, Vitargo itself I consider the perfect post-workout additive. However; Vitargo with additional protein added makes Vitargo a complete standalone supplement. Now Vitargo the king of carbs has become Vitargo The King of post workout!! With the additional protein added Vitargo is super easy to mix now! Vitargo POST can be mixed just like regular protein.

This stuff is amazing since I started using Vitargo POST I am down 15 pounds in less than two weeks. I am hoping to be down another five by Monday. 20 more to go after that to reach my goal. What’s crazy is that I am doing a low-carb diet and Vitargo POST is my only source of carbohydrates and my muscles are extremely full and my arms are as big as they have been in a long time! I truly feel like a monster on Vitargo POST!

**Update** October 8th 2014
Been on Vitargo Post for a little while now; my arms are looking and feeling monstrous!! I Iove this stuff!

**Update** October 9th 2014
I am going to tell you the Gods honest truth vitargo ambassador or not! Everyone has their own recipe for building muscle. They each have their own concoction for post workout recovery. And that’s okay as long as Vitargo is a part of it! Don’t throw out your protein; don’t throw out your pre-workout; don’t throw out your glutamine; don’t dry your creatine! Just add your Vitargo! I personally use a non-caffeinated pre-workout with beta alanine and a post workout shake with two scoops of whey protein 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds and two scoops of Vitargo Post! Currently; I am also adding two scoops of Biogro. And I feel like an absolute monster! you can make your shake anyway you want. You can add fruits or additives like glutamine or creatine. You can even add peanut butter or vegetables like carrots, but you have to add Vitargo! That’s the Gods honest truth! It really doesn’t even matter what kind of protein you add, you can use whey, casein, rice, hemp,

IMG_0473.JPG

**Update** October 13th 2014
People are telling me they see a transformation happening and asking what I am taking! Vitargo POST is the only source of carbs! It’s keeping my muscles full as I am cutting my carbs! Making me feel like a monster! I absolutely love this stuff! This week I am switching to fish all week! It should be a drastic change this week! I so hate fish 4xs a day! Ugh!

**Update** October 23rd 2014
Switching back to chicken and avocado today, fish has too much cholesterol and Mercury. Changing my Vitargo protocol! One scoop Vitargo preworkout and one scoop Vitargo POST postworkout. Let’s see how that works out! Will I be able to pack on lean mass and in turn burn fat while on a low carb diet; with Vitargo as my only carb source? Let’s find out!

**Update October 27th 2014
Compared Vitargo POST with Vitargo S2 and the powders themselves are drastically different!

IMG_0721.JPG
The addition of Whey protein drastically changes the molecular makeup, you can definitely tell the difference. Is that good or is that bad? It’s actually neither. It’s preference. I prefer the Vitargo POST only because I am trying to drop weight and by adding the 20g of protein it has a better carb-to-protein ratio. Maybe that just makes me feel better lol. But I also love Vitargo S2 I just add protein to it, so to me it really doesn’t matter. Like I said its preference it just cool to see them side by side and notice the actual difference.
Check it out at genr8speed.com

I truly love this stuff! Vitargo rules!


Supplement Review: Arctic Zero Ice Cream -150 Calories per Whole Pint! SAY WHAT!! *

20140529-182716-66436575.jpg
Mint Chocolate

PURIFIED WATER, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE (MILK), ORGANIC CANE SUGAR, CHICORY ROOT, SUGARCANE FIBER, DUTCH PROCESSED COCOA POWDER WITH ALKALI, GUAR GUM, XANTHAN GUM, NATURAL FLAVORS, SEA SALT, MONK FRUIT CONCENTRATE.

OUR NATURAL FLAVORS DO NOT CONTAIN MSG OR HVP.

20140623-201445-72885674.jpg

20140623-201445-72885532.jpg

arcticzero.com

What I learned about Arctic Ice is: it matters where you buy it! I bought a bunch from Stop and Shop and due to the volume of freezer door openings the ice cream melted and refroze making it like an Icee and the taste was barely there. I bought a bunch from Green Life Market and the taste is nice like a gelato! I can actually taste the cookies and cream! The Mint Chocolate Cookie is my favorite and the sweetest! The mint is strong!

The cookies and cream is weird it’s the only cookies and cream I have ever seen that the color is all brown like chocolate. Even whey protein cookies and cream has a vanilla color. It does however; taste good! Does it taste like real ice cream? No of course not! 150 calories will never taste like Edy’s or Cold Stone Creamery.

However; if you are trying to stay on a diet and your family and friends are all eating ice cream it will keep you on your diet.

They make ice cream bars as well as pints.
I am trying to locate the bars to try them. Stay tuned for that!


Supplement Review: Fiber – Konsyl 100% Psyllium Fiber (high dose) 6g {Great mix inside for a low carb diet}

20131217-000506.jpg
Product / Nutritional Information

Features:
Contains 100% pure psyllium
100% Natural
Each teaspoon dose contains 6 grams of psyllium
450 grams, 15.9 oz, 75 teaspoons
Contains no sugar or sugar substitutes
Gluten Free
Kosher
Safe to take while pregnant
Doctor recommended for over 50 years
Each 6g dose contains: Potassium 50mg
Active Ingredients(in each teaspoon):Psyllium Hydrophilic Mucilloid 6g

Purpose

Laxative

Also:

Helps Lower Cholesterol to Promote Heart Health*

Helps Support

Diabetes Management+
Digestive Health
Healthy Weight+
-Walmart.com

Fiber on a low carb diet is very very important. It keeps you regular especially when eating high amounts of meat. By keeping yourself regular, you are lighter due to no impacted waste in your intestines and colon and it also makes you feel better as well as look better! Your stomach will be flatter and your skin will glow more when you are regular. All the waste will be out of your body, where its supposed to be.

However; super high doses will give you diarrhea.

Excessive Diarrhea is another form of bulimia (binge & purge)

Before you think, hey I can eat then just eat a ton of fiber and just poop it out. It’s better than puking.

Take this into account:
It is a common cause of death in developing countries and the second most common cause of infant deaths worldwide. The loss of fluids through diarrhea can cause dehydration and electrolyte disturbances such as potassium deficiency or other salt imbalances. In 2009 diarrhea was estimated to have caused 1.1 million deaths in people aged 5 and over and 1.5 million deaths in children under the age of 5.
-Wikipedia

To combat diarrhea, check this out:
How much to take? With fiber, you must gradually increase your intake to prevent gastrointenstinal discomfort. I like the 5x5x5 rule. Start with 5g of fiber in the morning. After 5 days, add 5g more until you reach 30g. Once your body is cool with 30g, then you can get into the fiber cycling (which is also important, as your body gets used to the types of fiber as well).
-menshealth.com

I have a mixture I use that works really well! Take one bottle of Konsyl fiber 450g (15.9oz) and add 5-6oz of ground flax seed to the mix and put in a large container and shake to mix!

Benefits of Flax Seed:
Yes, flax seed is high in most of the B vitamins, magnesium, and manganese, but this little seed is just getting started. There are three additional nutrient groups which flax seed has in abundance, and each has many benefits.

Flax Seed is Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids are a key force against inflammation in our bodies. Mounting evidence shows that inflammation plays a part in many chronic diseases including heart disease, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, and even some cancers. This inflammation is enhanced by having too little Omega-3 intake (such as in fish, flax, and walnuts), especially in relation to Omega-6 fatty acid intake (in oils such as soy and corn oil). In the quest to equalize the ratio of these two kinds of oils, flax seed can be a real help.

Most of the oil in flax seeds is alpha linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is an Omega-3 that is a precursor to the fatty acids found in salmon and other fatty cold-water fish (called EPA and DHA). Because not everyone is able to easily convert ALA into EPA and (especially) DHA, it is best not to rely solely on flax for your Omega-3 intake. However, ALA also has good effects of its own, and definitely helps in the Omega 3/6 balance.

Flax Seed is High in Fiber: You’d be hard-pressed to find a food higher in fiber — both soluble and insoluble — than flax. This fiber is probably mainly responsible for the cholesterol-lowering effects of flax. Fiber in the diet also helps stabilize blood sugar, and, of course, promotes proper functioning of the intestines.

Flax Seed is High in Phytochemicals: Flax seed is high in phytochemicals, including many antioxidants. It is perhaps our best source of lignans, which convert in our intestines to substances that tend to balance female hormones. There is evidence that lignans may promote fertility, reduce peri-menopausal symptoms, and possibly help prevent breast cancer. In addition, lignans may help prevent Type 2 diabetes.

Note that a) flax seeds need to be ground to make the nutrients available (otherwise they just “pass through”) and b) flax seed oil alone contains neither the fiber nor the phytochemicals of whole flax seed meal.
-lowcarbdiets.about.com

This mix is cheaper then using straight flax and also easier to drink as ground flax seed isn’t all that ground lol. It gives you the necessary fiber, plus the added benefits of ground flax seed!

Try it! Add 3 heaping teaspoons to your post workout shake daily! But remember to ramp up! That’s should give you about 18g of fiber! That’s 60% of your daily fiber. The veggies in your diet should make up the other 40% or just have another shake and 2 more tablespoons for the other 40%

Remember; take it slow!

**Disclaimer** remember to follow directions and consult a Physician before starting this or any other suggestions made by me or anyone else you talk to!

**Furthermore** you may just say, hey it’s only fiber, but what if you are taking medication that causes you to dehydrate and by taking this it will exaggerate its effects? Your doctor would know of possible interactions! So follow the disclaimer!

**Still don’t believe me?** here’s an example: a herbal remedy for High Cholesterol is Red Yeast Rice. However; Red Yeast Rice lowers Co-Q10 in the body, so you must take both together.

Furthermore; Red yeast rice may also interact with other drugs for blood pressure and thyroid problems and interact with other herbs and supplements you may be taking.

Therefore; you must consult a physician! I take Red Yeast Rice with co-q10 if didn’t know about the co-q10 I might have been in trouble!

If I didn’t confuse you enough: I told you to consult a physician every time someone gives you advice. Well, just to be clear: you don’t have to consult a physician about consulting a physician, just consult a physician!