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Dr. D explains why you should Get On The Juice

Brandon Hahn December 10, 2014 Supplement Articles
Dr. D explains why you should Get On The Juice

The newest product formulation is known as Gym Juice. It is designed to be an intra-workout powerhouse. The combination of ingredients are focused on boosting overall workout performance. This can be in the gym or whatever form of exercise in which you are involved. It’s time to take a look at all of the ingredients for a thorough understanding and breakdown of Gym Juice. If you weren’t ready before, you’ll soon be ready to Get On The Juice!

Rapidly acting free-form amino acids

  • Instantized l-Leucine
  • Instantized l-Isoleucine
  • Instantized l-Valine

Out of the 9 essential amino acids needed by the human body, there are 3 proteinogenic amino acids called BCAAs that are crucial to muscular protein synthesis. These are l-Leucine, l-Isoleucine and l-Valine. During strenuous physical training, supplementation with these free-form amino acids can offer a potent anti-catabolic benefit, preserving glycogen stores and helping to minimize protein breakdown in muscle.

PeptoPro® (Casein Hydrolysate, NLT 80% Di/Tri-Peptides)

Gym Juice contains a premiere protein high in di/tri-peptides for sustained anti-catabolic support PeptoPro® (Casein Hydrolysate, NLT 80% Di/Tri-Peptides). This is a high quality, high efficiency source of BCAAs and EAAs derived from partially predigested Casein. It’s commonly believed to be absorbed even faster than free-form amino acids, yet utilized in the body for a longer period of time. That means rapid effects, plus extended action. So which is better, free-form or peptide BCAAs? In our experience, they stack well together, so we included both to get the synergistic benefit of the combination.

Protein Summary

  • Contains 5g BCAAs per serving with the standard 2:1:1 ratio.
  • Supplies a total of 7g amino acids per serving (85% as EAAs.)
  • Contains 750mg ketogenic l-Lysine per serving.
  • Contains 500mg l-Tyrosine per serving.

Gym Juice contains a solid 7g of EAAs per scoop, 5.0g in the form of BCAAs. This BCAA blend is formulated to an exact 2:1:1 ratio, supplying 2.5g l-Leucine,1.25g l-Isoleucine and1.25g l-Valine, which is the tried-and-true standard endorsed by most knowledgeable athletes and trainers.

Why extra l-Lysine?

Aside from the very popular l-Leucine, l-Lysine is the only other exclusively ketogenic amino acid utilized by humans. That means it can’t form glucose when taken in excess, and must be utilized ketogenically during exercise. Many products are now available with extra l-Leucine, exceeding the 2:1:1 ratio, and it’s true that this may be desirable.

However, the bulk of scientific data still suggests that 2:1:1 is the ideal BCAA ratio. So how does one get the best of both worlds? We solved the problem by included additional l-Lysine, and real-life results suggest that it works quite well. The way that extra l-Lysine contributes to great results may be explained as a sparing effect on l-Leucine, thus amplifying it’s effect without having to manipulate the proven 2:1:1 ratio.

Why additional l-Tyrosine?

l-Tyrosine is utilized for multiple purposes in the body, including thyroid hormone production. However, it’s included in Gym Juice mainly to support mental acuity. l-Tyrosine is an important amino acid precursor to the adrenergic catecholamines involved with stress response. Keeping levels of these neurotransmitters high contributes to optimal mental intensity and focus, which is obviously needed to have a smart and productive workout.

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Energy

The formula is designed stimulant-free, however there are key ingredients that will aid in boosting energy.

ATP (Disodium Adenosine 5′-Triphosphate)

Adenosine triphosphate is a ubiquitous molecule essential to energy transfer in every human cell, and that’s why it’s in Gym Juice. Some companies have marketed ATP for patented muscle building benefits, and even weight loss applications, but we include it simply to augment cellular energy production. The energy used by an average human equates to up to 75kg of ATP daily! And since it cannot be stored, each ATP molecule must be “recycled” about 1,000 times per day. It’s not hard to see why a little extra ATP could be beneficial, and once you try it, you may agree it definitely seems to help with cellular energy efficiency.

PQQ (Disodium Pyrroloquinoline Quinone)

In 2010, researchers at the University of California released data indicating that a molecule named Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ for short) has a unique role in cellular metabolism. PQQ was demonstrated to mitigate oxidative stress in the mitochondria, which is of course the cell’s ‘power station’. This means it encourages efficient cellular energy production, and even offers anti-oxidant and longevity benefits. Sounds good so far, right? But here’s where it gets really interesting. The study also showed that PQQ promotes the spontaneous generation of new mitochondria, also known as mitochondrial biogenesis.

So why is PQQ amazing?

Well other than a handful of prescription pharmaceuticals, nothing else is known to cause mitochondrial biogenesis except strict starvation and intense aerobic exercise. So is PQQ the long sought “workout in a bottle?” We aren’t saying that, but you will likely feel the energy difference from the very first workout, and enhanced gains are close behind. The energizing effects are unique. It’s a pleasant feeling similar to a stim mentally, and with a pronounced strength contribution physically. It’s the next level in our opinion, and a strong part of what makes Gym Juice the best intra-workout currently available.

Pump

The pump is one of the most sought after features of exercise. Enhancing that component has many advantages and we all remember how much Arnold favored the pump.

BGOV [Bis(glycinato)oxovanadium(IV)]

What a great pump, but don’t want more nitrates or extra l-Arginine? That’s what we had in mind with Gym Juice. The pumps from BGOV are impressive, and very long-lasting, owing to it’s excellent insulinomimetic activity. That means it mimics and exaggerates the effect of insulin, improving glucose utilization and disposal. BGOV is a well studied and proven, chelated form of the natural mineral Vanadium. Perhaps not surprisingly, it’s right next to another popular insulinomimetic on the periodic table, Chromium, though far less toxic and much more effective in our experience. The glycogenic effect is usually quite apparent the day after a workout, presenting in the form of hard, fully pumped muscles. Unlike creatine and nitrates, there is no bloat, so enhanced vascularity is a prominent benefit of BGOV.

Now what about carbs?

Do you have a carbohydrate shake after training? Many of us do, but how do you gauge the dose just right, or what if you’re on a cutting phase with low carbs? That’s OK. This ingredient has proven very effective at getting ingested glucose into your muscles, and even mimicking insulin’s benefit in the absence of carbs. So we don’t suggest you use this as a ‘cheat’ supp, but it does seem to offer that benefit when excessive carbs are ingested..

Vitamins

Vitamins can act as anti-oxidants among other things. Some are included in Gym Juice which is explained below.

Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)

Methylcobalamin is a superior form of Vitamin B12, and needed by humans for many bodily functions. These functions including the formation of oxygen-carrying red blood cells, and nerve synthesis and repair. These are important to an athlete, but it’s main utility involves it’s role in energy pathways involving macro nutrient metabolism. Vitamin B12 has always been popular among serious athletes, and we feel that this methylated variant is a viable, oral alternative to the usual injectable form.

Vitamin C (l-Ascorbic acid)

It is a matter of common experience that low Ascorbic acid levels can promote lack-luster workouts, and adrenal fatigue can become a chronic issue if you fail to supplement with Vitamin C. Stress uses up Vitamin C, and supplying extra during a workout can be a smart move in avoiding burnout and sustaining an effective adaptogenic response to intense training.

Article written by: Dr. D
Submitted by: Brandon Hahn

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*

About The Author

Brandon has been in the fitness industry for over seven years and has trained over 1,000 clients. He has competed in several bodybuilding competitions and continues to improve his physique with hardwork and dedication. With a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science, Brandon has the knowledge and skills to get you on the fast track to fitness.