Q: When is the best time to take NeoVar?
A: Take first dose with a meal containing at least 50 grams of complex carbohydrates. On non-workout days, repeat the same pattern for the second dose. On workout days, take NeoVar immediately following workout, along with at least 50 grams of complex carbohydrates.
Q: What’s the difference between NeoVar and every other creatine product out there?
A: NeoVar is the only creatine product to utilize banaba extract, an insulin-mimicking herbal compound, along with rhodiola rosea, a powerful creatine storage/energy booster. The combination of these ingredients maximizes muscular creatine storage, which leads to a fuller muscle with lower recovery times. Muscle increases on average are 4-6 lbs. over an 8 week cycle.
Q: How long will it take to notice the positive effects of NeoVar™?
A: The energy-enhancing and stress-reducing effects from the Rhodiola Rosea in NeoVar are apparent after just one dose. The insulin-like effects of corosolic acid (the active ingredient in banaba extract) can be felt within 1-2 doses. Corosolic acid closely mimics insulin by stimulating increased glucose and creatine phosphate transport muscle cells, while still maintaining normal insulin levels. As intra-muscular creatine phosphate levels increase, so will the benefits of NeoVar. The most potent effects of NeoVar are experienced once the muscle is fully saturated with creatine which usually occurs within 9-14 days, at which point you will notice your muscles are markedly fuller and more defined.
Q: Do you recommend ingesting protein and simple carbohydrates such as dextrose post-workout along with NeoVar?
A: Yes. Depending on your body weight, dosages of 50-100 grams of simple carbohydrates post-workout followed by 30-50 grams of protein is recommended. The carbohydrates help fuel muscle repair during this important nutrient window, and the protein provides the building blocks for growth. The highly available creatine in NeoVar is a catalyst when paired with high dosages of protein post-workout.
Q: How does rhodiola rosea make this creatine more effective?
A: Rhodiola rosea has been shown to increase ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) production in the mitochondria of the cell. ATP is an energy molecule that allows for muscle contraction to occur. In a university study, mice were administered rhodiola and made to swim to exhaustion twice a day for six days. At the end of the testing period, muscle biopsies were performed, with the Rhodiola-treated mice having 17% greater ATP levels, 45% greater creatine phosphate stores, and 53% greater muscle glycogen levels, along with lowered intramuscular concentrations of lactic acid and ammonia. What this means to you is stronger muscle contraction, allowing for improved energy and stamina.
Q: How does banaba extract mimic insulin?
A: Banaba has been used for years in Eastern medicine to control diabetes, but it is a relatively new compound to Western medicine. Corosolic acid, the active ingredient in banaba, closely mimics insulin by stimulating much greater glucose and creatine phosphate transport into cells. It accomplishes this by translocating GLUT4, while preventing plasma insulin levels from rising. GLUT4 (glucose isoform 4) is a hormone that regulates the amount of glucose allowed into skeletal muscle cells. In some comparison studies with insulin, banaba actually performed with equal effectiveness as insulin at controlling blood sugar, mostly due to the muscular GLUT4 translocation. While corosolic acid has a mechanism of action similar to insulin, it does have a distinct advantage in that it is not an “equal opportunity” deposition agent, like insulin. Insulin does not discriminate the deposition of glucose, protein and creatine into your cells, whether they are muscle or fat cells, while corosolic acid has a much greater propensity to deliver these nutrients only to skeletal muscle. Also, when the body produces too much insulin over time, it begins to become insensitive to the hormone, which ultimately leads to increased fat storage and increases the risk of developing type II diabetes.
Q: How does corosolic acid drive more creatine into my muscle?
A: Corosolic acid has been shown to increase GLUT4 translocation in diabetic patients by allowing for greater glucose disposal in the muscle cells while keeping plasma insulin levels constant. The administration of corosolic acid as an insulin mimicking/glucose control agent can actually have repartitioning effects. Nutrient repartitioning is a process where creatine, glucose, and protein are deposited in the muscle cells, while blocking fat from being deposited in adipocytes (fat cells), as can occur with insulin. This is very important, because the more simple carbohydrates ingested after a workout, the more blood glucose, and the more blood glucose and creatine there is deposited into the muscle. This can help the athlete retain a more positive nitrogen balance, greatly enhancing recovery and building muscle.
Q: Who can benefit from NeoVar?
A: Everyone can benefit from taking in more creatine. It’s a natural healing element that will help speed recovery time, drives nutrients into the cells, and promotes insulin sensitivity.
Q: How long should I use NeoVar?
We recommend 8 week cycles, with time on NeoVar equaling the time off.
Q: How often should I take NeoVar?
A: Being that NeoVar is a creatine based product to achieve maximum results for anyone trying to get the “full” feeling NeoVar should be taken twice a day at the proper dosage recommended per body weight.
Q: How long will a bottle of NeoVar last?
Since the dosage is dependant on body weight, it will vary. For a 200 lb. male, we recommend 4 capsules taken twice per day, so a 240-count bottle will provide a full 30-day supply.