MST Kreaceps-XS write-up
- 05-24-2007, 10:10 AM
MST Kreaceps-XS write-up
Target Response KreAlkalyn & Cordyceps Matrix
KREACEPS-XS™ now combines the 100% stable and absorbable, pH correct™ creatine, Kre-Alkalyn® with CORDYGEN5™, a solid state fermented, super potency blend of cordyceps extracts with Rhodiola Rosea, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vanadyl Sulfate to create the most potent, safe, effective, non hormonal, ATP promoting, strength and endurance enhancing supplement to date.
Kre-Alkalyn® is a patented and pH correct™ creatine product with 100% stability and absorption. Creatine monohydrate has been proven through more than a decade of research to enhance strength, endurance, and subsequent athletic performance*. The disadvantages of other forms of creatine are their extremely short term stability, rapid conversion into the toxic bi-product creatinine when exposed to liquid and subsequent poor absorption into the bloodstream. Conventional creatine monohydrate has been shown convert to toxic creatinine byproduct by 100% in as little as 43 seconds, WOW! Kre-Alkalyn® cannot convert to the toxic by-product creatinine which is responsible for all of creatine’s documented side effects, including nausea, stomach cramps, diarrhea and bloating (subcutaneous water retention). Kre-Alkalyn® provides all of the strength, endurance and performance enhancing benefits of creatine without the unwanted and risky side effects; In fact Kre-Alkalyn® is absorbed so efficiently into the bloodstream that 1 gram of Kre-Alkalyn® is equivalent to ingesting 10 grams of conventional creatine powder.
CORDYGEN5™ is a blend of pure, organic, solid state fermented (BioMass method), super potent concentrated extracts of Cordyceps Sinensis Alohaensis Hybrid, CS-4 Cordyceps Sinensis, Cordyceps Militaris, Cordyceps Sobolifera and Cordyceps Ophioglossoides and is exclusive to Millennium Sport Technologies. CORDYGEN5™ has the ability to enhance oxygen utilization and ATP like no other cordyceps blend available. You are probably thinking “I’ve tried cordyceps before and it really wasn’t anything to write home about”. Well you haven’t tried the CORDYGEN5™ blend. The problem with nearly all of the cordyceps on the market is that it is imported from overseas manufacturers who have rapid cultured inferior products. We’ve tested the vast majority of cordyceps on the market and they simply don’t stack up. For example, most CS-4 on the market is cultured incorrectly yielding an ineffective product. CS-4 can be labeled as CS-4 whether cultured for 6 days or 6 months. The potency of the CORDYGEN5™ cordyceps blend comes from the proprietary combination of cordyceps strains and the way these strains are cultured. The competition simply doesn’t come close.
Almost all cordyceps strains are cultured in a process called liquid cultivation or fermentation. This process uses a liquid substrate to grow the cordyceps mycelium in a very speedy 5-18 days, yielding low levels of active constituents. The cordyceps mycelium is then harvested by filtering out the liquid medium, drying it and grinding it into a powder. By filtering out the liquid medium many of the quality compounds secreted by the cordyceps are lost. It is usually further processed using hot water or solvents resulting in the loss of nearly 90% of the active constituents of which it had few of to begin with due to the fast liquid culturing process.
CORDYGEN5™ is grown using a solid state (solid substrate) or biomass method. This is a much slower culturing method where the cordyceps is grown on a sterilized solid medium such as organic grain. The cordyceps is allowed to consume the solid substrate while being subjected to temperature and gas changes (O2 and CO2) to simulate its native high altitude conditions. This process typically takes between 22 and 24 weeks (nearly 6 months) before the cordyceps is ready for harvest. When the cordyceps mycelium is ready to harvest it has consumed more than 98% of the solid medium in which it was cultured on and produced active constituents from every facet of its life cycle. The remaining 2% substrate is then removed yielding 100% pure cordyceps. The cordyceps strains are then super concentrated, extracted and blended into CORDYGEN5™. This process allows CORDYGEN5™ to exceed the potency of wild cordyceps exponentially. CORDYGEN5™ can exceed the potency of other cordyceps products on the market by a whopping 95 times (95X).
For Thousands of years Traditional Chinese Medicine has used cordyceps to support healthy kidney, lung (respiration) and heart function, low male and female libido, fatigue, immune disorders, for general health and appetite and for promoting longevity. Tibetan Sherpas use cordyceps and rhodiola to enhance energy production and oxygen utilization when climbing Mt. Everest. In 1993 the Chinese Women’s National Track Team used cordyceps to set 3 world records by staggering margins. In this country its use has been researched for it’s enhancement of energy production with applications in athletic performance and fatigue. Cordyceps has been clinically proven to enhance ATP production, increase oxygen utilization, improve VO2 Max, increase SOD (Super Oxide Dismutase) activity, support immune function, support healthy kidney function and improve glucose metabolism.
General Nutritional Components of Cordyceps
Cordyceps contains a wide range of compounds considered nutritional. It contains all of the essential amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, B12, E, and K, a wide range of sugars including mono, di- and oligiosaccharides and many different polysaccharides (some of amazing and unique complexity), proteins, sterols, nucleosides, and a wide range of trace elements (K, Na, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn, Pi, Se, Al, Si, Ni, Sr, Ti, Cr, Ga, V, and Zr.).
Major Bioactive Constituents of Cordyceps
Cordycepin [3'-deoxyadenosine] and cordycepic acid [d-mannitol] were the initial bioactive compounds first isolated from the Cordyceps militaris species (Cunningham et al., 1951). A study by Chen and Chu (1996), announced the characterization of cordycepin [3’ deoxyadenosine] and 2'-deoxyadenosine, using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and infrared spectroscopy (IR) in an extract of Cordyceps sinensis. Other components found included various saccharides, and polysaccharides of varied and amazing complexities (including cyclofurans - cyclic rings of five-carbon sugars of unknown function), beta-glucans, beta-mannans, cross-linked beta-mannan polymers, and complex polysaccharides consisting of both 5 and 6 carbon sugars joined together in branching chains comprising both alpha- and beta- bonds. Many nucleosides have been found in cordyceps, including uridine, several distinct structures of deoxyuridines, adenosine, 2’,3’dideoxyadenosine (which is marketed worldwide as a primary antiretroviral drug for the treatment of HIV infections under the names Didanosine™, Videx™ and others) hydroxyethyladenosine, cordycepin [3’deoxyadenosine], cordycepin triphosphate, guanidine, deoxyguanidine, and a variety of other very unique altered and deoxygenated nucleosides that are found no where else in nature. The high “glyconutrient” content of the CORDYGEN5™ blend doubles as a second delivery system for the Kreaceps-XS™.
Rhodiola Rosea is categorized as an adaptogen due to its ability to increase resistance to stressors, rhodiola is used traditionally in Eastern Europe and in Asia to stimulate the nervous system, enhance performance (ATP Production), reduce fatigue, improve sleep, reduce depression and prevent altitude sickness (through enhanced oxygen utilization). It is suggested that the plant is useful in treating asthenic (having a slender, weak, lightly muscled physique) conditions subsequent to intense physical or intellectual strain, influenza or other viral illness. It is believed to have cardiopulmonary protective effects as well.
Rhodiola's stimulating and adaptogenic effects are attributed to p-tyrosol, one of several antioxidants, along with organic acids and flavonoids, and to compounds such as salidroside (syn: rhodioloside and rhodosin), rhodioniside, rhodiolin, rosin, rosavin, rosarin, and rosiridin. Rhodiola is believed to influence levels of biogenic monoamines such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine in the cerebral cortex, brain stem, and hypothalamus. It has been reported to prevent both catecholamine release and subsequent cyclic AMP elevation in the myocardium (heart) and the stress-induced depletion of adrenal catecholamines. Rhodiola's adaptogenic activity may also rely on induction of opioid peptide biosynthesis and activation of central and peripheral opioid receptors. These are all reasons why rhodiola makes a welcome addition to Kreaceps-XS™.
R-Alpha Lipoic Acid is not only one of the very best and most universal antioxidants but it also is the perfect dietary supplement for improving insulin response/sensitivity and blood sugar control. Research studies have shown that the cheaper synthetic RS form of alpha-lipoic acid does not deliver the full beneficial effects of the R form. Millennium Sport Technologies uses only R-isomer alpha lipoic acid in Kreaceps-XS™. R-ALA provides control for the destructive effects of glycation so you can obtain the anabolic and ergogenic effects of improved insulin response/sensitivity. R-ALA works with the glyconutrients in CORDYGEN5™ and Vanadyl Sulfate to drive the KreAlkalyn® into the muscle cell at an accelerated rate, providing amazing, strength, endurance, performance and muscle pumps.
Vanadyl Sulfate is believed to play a role in helping to regulate the body's healthy blood sugar levels, similar to insulin. Studies show that vanadyl sulfate mainly helps the muscle cells uptake glucose (instead of fat cells (adipocytes) uptaking glucose). Specifically by mimicking the actions of insulin, vanadyl sulfate forces more proteins, aminos and carbohydrates directly into muscles creating a more anabolic state with phenomenal vascularity and pumps.
Benefits of using Kreaceps-XS™
- Maximize ATP
- Maximize Strength
- Maximize Endurance
- Increase Oxygen Utilization
- Increase VO2 Max
- Maximize Energy
- Enhance Recovery
- Improve Immune Function
Kreaceps-XS™ has been formulated for everyone looking to blow through plateaus and reach new heights in their training or sport. Powerful enough for the professional athlete yet safe enough for the high school athlete, Kreaceps-XS™ is truly the new standard in creatine/ATP supplementation. Take Kreaceps-XS™ as a stand alone product or stack it with Citruvol™, CORDYGEN5™, or Carnage™ for mind blowing strength, endurance, oxygen utilization and nitric oxide production.
As an adult dietary supplement, take three capsules of Kreaceps in the morning and three capsules 30-60 minutes prior to exercise or endurance activity. You may take 3 capsules preworkout and 3 capsules post workout if desired. All six caps may be taken preworkout if desired.
*These Statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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Kre-Alkalyn® and PH Correct™ are registered trademarks of Bioceutical Research and Development Laboratory (BR&D) Kre-Alkalyn® is patent product (Patent# 6,399,661) registered to Bioceutical Research and Development Laboratory (BR&D)
- 05-24-2007, 10:11 AM
Q: Ok, I loved the original Kreaceps so why mess with it? What’s the difference between the original Kreaceps and the new Kreaceps-XS?
A: We simply replaced the Cordyne3 blend of cordyceps with our best selling super potent Cordygen5 blend to rev Kreaceps-XS up a few notches. We simply made it more effective. By adding the Cordygen5 blend we’ve not only increased the potential for ATP production but we’ve also increased the oxygen utilization qualities of Kreaceps-XS. The additional glyconutrient content in Cordygen5 helps to deliver the Kre-Alkalyn and other ingredients even more effectively than before.
Q: Why combine Kre-Alkalyn with Cordyceps?
A: The addition of the Cordygen5 blend of cordyceps will not only enhance ATP regeneration but the high glyconutrient content in the cordyceps will help drive and deliver the Kre-Alkalyn and other ingredients and act as a second delivery system (glyconutrient delivery).
Q: What difference should I expect to see between regular KreAlkalyn and Kreaceps-XS from a performance standpoint?
A: With the addition of the Cordygen5 cordyceps blend you will notice that your aerobic and anaerobic recovery time between sets is much faster and more pronounced. Cordygen5 increases oxygen utilization and ATP regeneration so your endurance will be much improved over a regular Kre-Alkalyn product. The addition of Rhodiola provides energy and focus and the R-ALA and Vanadyl Sulfate help with delivery. The potent glyconutrient content in Cordygen5 aids in delivery and uptake of the entire formula driving it into the system like a ramjet! In other words, if you like Kre-Alkalyn then you’ll love this “Supercharged” version.
Q: Is Kreaceps-XS safe?
A: Yes, Kreaceps is very safe. As a matter of fact Kreaceps-XS is one of the safest creatine products on the market. With the high pH of KreAlkalyn keeping it from converting to toxic creatinine you will not experience any side effects traditionally felt other forms of creatine such as bloating, cramping or nausea. In addition cordyceps has been shown to have extremely low toxicity levels even in amounts over 100 grams per day. Cordyceps is a tremendous kidney tonic which can help to aid the kidneys in the rare case where creatinine conversion was ever an issue.
Q: Does Kreaceps-XS have any negative side effects?
A: What would seem to be a negative side effect is actually a positive one. Cordyceps is very antifungal and antimicrobial. If a person using cordyceps has an overgrowth of candida in their body the cordyceps in Kreaceps-XS will begin to kill it off causing candida die off symptoms. These symptoms are usually expressed as a mild case of loose stool or diarrhea. Since candida overgrowth is detrimental to anyone who is trying to maximize their health and athletic potential this is a welcome but rare effect as it’s a sign of an underlying but easily manageable bodily condition. We suggest you discontinue use of Kreaceps-XS and undergo a candida cleanse before resuming. Note: This is a side effect experienced by less than 2% of Cordyceps users.
Q: What is the best way to take Kreaceps-XS?
A: We recommend that you take Kreaceps-XS as recommended on the bottle. However you may take 3 capsules preworkout and 3 capsules post workout. Some find it incredibly effective to take all six capsules 45-60 minutes preworkout.
Q: Can Kreaceps-XS be stacked with other products?
A: Absolutely! We recommend stacking Kreaceps-XS with Citruvol, Cordygen5, or Carnage. There is really no need to stack it with Ragnarok as there is plenty of creatine in it.
Kreaceps-XS is not your ordinary Kre-Alkalyn product. Kreaceps-XS takes Kre-Alkalyn to a whole new level of performance in the realm of strength, endurance and oxygen utilization.
- 07-06-2007, 03:45 PM
Why would you stack it with cordygen5, when it already contains cordygen5 ?
07-06-2007, 11:55 PM
07-09-2007, 11:37 AM
I also wanted to note that NP and BB.com have the Kreaceps-XS ingredients listed incorrectly on their sites. Please refer to the ingredients above for the correct facts
Thanks for everyone's support!
07-26-2007, 09:19 PM
07-27-2007, 01:46 AM
#1. Look at it like running a regular creatine product and cycle it a couple of months on and a month or so off.
#2. Look at it as about the safest creatine product you can consume. This means going beyond the absorption, stability, safety and efficacy claims of your general Kre-A product. Not only is Kre-A very safe and effective but Kreaceps-XS in my opinion takes the safety and effectiveness a couple of steps further. The Cordygen5 blend actually acts as a potent kidney tonic easing the overall toxic effect of creatinine (creatine byproduct) by helping the kidneys function more effectively. Now since creatinine conversion isn't a problem with Kre-A in the first place you can rest assured that even if it did convert to creatinine you have additional protection. The C5 also works as a powerful glyconutrient delivery blend amplifying not only the absorption of the Kre-A but overall ATP production and regeneration. Many people see Kre-A as underdosed creatine, this is definately not the case with Kreaceps-XS due to the powerful synergy it incorporates.
I personally cycle my Kreaceps-XS 8-12 weeks on and 4-6 weeks off. Any other creatine or creatine blend I use a little more cautiously.
I hope this helps a little. Please feel free to email or PM me anytime with questions too.
Thanks for your support!
09-07-2008, 11:31 AM
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