MST Citruvol write-up
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MST Citruvol write-up
Citruvol™ is a target response endurance and nitric oxide potentiator that incorporates the power of Citrulline Malate, Cordyne3™, Cnidium Monnier and L-Taurine AKG to maximize Nitric Oxide and ATP production, as well as aerobic and anaerobic endurance. The ingredients in Citruvol™ have been clinically proven to enhance oxygen utilization and stamina. Whether you are a bodybuilder, power lifter, boxer, martial artist, triathlete, baseball, basketball or football player, athletes at all levels can improve their game using Citruvol™.
Why Citrulline Malate?
1. Bolster Nitric Oxide Production
Citrulline Malate plays a role of regulating nitric oxide (NO). The amino acid L-Arginine and other L-Arginine salts (AAKG) have been the most effective manner of bolstering nitric oxide production until now. It is well known that L-Arginine is a substrate for production of nitric oxide, as well as catalyst for other metabolic processes including its effects on insulin, various hormones and creatine synthesis. Nitric oxide is the cell-signaling molecule that has a part in regulating blood flow, oxygen delivery, glucose uptake, muscle firepower, and eventually muscle growth. Citrulline's functions come primarily from its ability to increase serum levels of arginine in the body and that it increases serum (plasma) arginine levels better than taking the same dose of arginine without pH buffering or time release technology. Citrulline malate's nitric oxide enhancing properties are just one of many benefits this compound offers.
2. Reduction in Lactic Acid and Ammonia
L-Citrulline is an intermediate in the urea cycle. The urea cycle is a system in the liver where carrier molecules and enzymes convert nitrogenous wastes into urea for elimination. The production and removal of urea is essential for the elimination of built up ammonia and harmful nitrogen metabolites. Ammonia is highly toxic to cells and elevated amounts can cause severe health effects and even death. Even in healthy athletes, small increases in ammonia can lead to extreme fatigue and poor performance. Ammonia also reduces glycogen formation, and inhibits energy production. Exercise, whether aerobic or anaerobic creates elevated levels of ammonia. Ammonia also forms when intestinal flora (healthy bacteria) in the digestive tract break down protein. Citrulline Malate aids in the elimination of amino acid byproducts of protein metabolism. Research suggests that citrulline malate may help to eliminate “the burn” associated with lactic acid build up as well as reduce the negative effects of ammonia and bacterial produced toxins on performance. The anti-fatigue properties of Citrulline Malate in human studies shows excellent application for its use as a performance enhancer for all athletes.
3. Increases ATP and Phosphocreatine Recovery
One study shows that citrulline malate can help athletes by revving up aerobic energy production and capacity. The study shows subjects using citrulline malate have an increased rate of muscle ATP (Andenosine Triphosphate) production during exercise and an increased phosphocreatine recovery after exercise. Consumption of citrulline malate results in muscles that can keep performing over and over increasing one’s aerobic threshold! These effects are more than likely brought on by the malate portion of the citrulline malate compound, which is an intermediate in the krebs cycle. The krebs cycle is a portion of the metabolic pathway of amino acids in the conversion of sugars and fats into ATP, and the role of mitochondria in our cells. The krebs cycle happens in the mitochondria, where sugar and fat are shuttled in and burned for energy, with a number of weak amino acids acting as catalysts. Impaired ability to make ATP results in premature fatigue and "hitting the proverbial wall", unable to continue intense exercise. It appears that malate is synergistic when bonded to citrulline and this peptide may work better than supplementation of L-citrulline alone.
What Is Cordyne3™?
Cordyne3™ is a pure, solid state fermented, full spectrum, super potent blend of CS-4 Cordyceps Sinensis, Cordyceps Sinensis Alohaensis Hybrid and IH-6 Cordyceps Hybrid. Cordyne3™ contains the identical active constituent profile of wild cordyceps but at a much higher potency. 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 Cordyne3™ blend. The potency of the Cordyne3™ cordyceps blend comes from the proprietary combination of cordyceps strains and the way these strains are cultured.
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.
Cordyne3™ 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 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. The residual substrate is then removed yielding 100% pure, super potent cordyceps material with extremely high concentrations of active constituents from every facet of its life cycle. This process allows Cordyne3™ to exceed the potency of wild cordyceps by up to five times (5X).
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 9 world records, 3 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.
What Is Cnidium Monnier?
Cnidium Monnier comes from the plant Cnidium monnieri, a plant which grows in China, and whose seeds are used in a variety of applications in Traditional Chinese Medicine including use as a sexual tonic due to its effects on nitric oxide production and retention. Cnidium Monnier increases nitric oxide (NO) production in the body which will induce more explosive, blood engorged muscle pumps and increase blood flow to the muscles and genitals. PDE-5 is an enzyme that breaks down cGMP and therefore destroys nitric oxide as well. However, Cniduim Monnier inhibits the PDE-5 enzyme allowing nitric oxide to stay active longer leading to increased performance, pumps and even prolonged erections. Millennium Sport Technologies has added Cnidium Monnier to Citruvol™ for its potent synergistic nitric oxide enhancing and sustaining effects as it compliments Citrulline Malate and Cordyne3™ beautifully.
What Is L-Taurine AKG?
L-Taurine AKG is a more bioavailable form of the amino acid L-Taurine. While taurine is often referred to as the second most abundant amino acid in muscle, some muscle biologists have determined that Taurine, (not glutamine), is the most voluminous amino acid contained in striated type 2 muscle fiber! L-Taurine has the ability to act similarly to creatine in that it expands (volumizes) your cells by helping the muscle cell itself hold more water, increasing muscle cell volume. For an athlete or bodybuilder, this seems important because expanded muscle cells can boost hydration resulting in accelerated rates of protein synthesis and bodybuilders will appreciate the increased appearance of muscle fullness. There is one theory that even states that L-Taurine increases interstitial contractile leverage which can help the lifter or athlete handle heavier weights and workload. L-Taurine AKG was added to Citruvol™ for its high bioavailability, strength enhancing and cell volumizing effects.
For maximum strength, endurance and VO2 Max, Citruvol may stacked with Cordygen5, Kreaceps-XS, Ragnarok or Carnage.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement take 4 capsules 45-60minutes prior to workout or endurance event on an empty stomach or with a simple carbohydrate drink. For maximum effect do not consume directly with protein as this may negate some of Citruvol’s effects due to peptiding. Take even on non training days for best results.
Warning: Do not take if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult your physician before starting any supplement or exercise program. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN!
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease
- 05-24-2007, 10:37 AMBoard Sponsor
- 6'4" 260 lbs.
- Join Date
- Aug 2006
Q: What sets Citruvol apart form other endurance and NO type of products?
A: Citruvol is in a class of its own! The important thing to remember is that Citrulline Malate produces more performance enhancing effects than just nitric oxide production. Citruvol is an endurance enhancing product with great nitric oxide enhancing benefits. The vast majority of NO products on the market only contain arginine or an arginine salts. Since CM performs at a higher level than Arginine we chose to take advantage of CM not only as a NO booster but as an endurance potentiator. The lactic acid and ammonia buffering effects of CM are second to none and with Malic acid (malate) being a krebs cycle intermediate, CM contributes to ATP regeneration. The huge difference between Citruvol and all other NO and endurance products is the inclusion of the Cordyne3 blend of cordyceps. Not only does Cordyne3 enhance ATP and oxygen utilization but it acts as potent delivery system for the Citrulline malate and other ingredients. Cordyne3 is such a good blend for delivery that it allows 2 grams of CM to feel like 4 grams.
Cordyne3 acts as a potent adaptogen (compound to help the body adapt to and deal with stress) and provides tremendous oxygen utilization properties. This sets Citruvol apart from the competition in the realms of strength training, aerobic and anaerobic recovery and endurance.
Q: Who can benefit from Citruvol?
A: All athletes! The beauty of Citruvol is that is wasn’t formulated specifically for the weight room. It was formulated to have applications in all aspects of athletic training and competition. Citruvol is a product designed with real world applications in mind. Keep in mind that we formulated Citruvol to be a performance product first and foremost. The pump is certainly a great benefit but it wasn’t our primary focus. Citruvol has applications in all sports and for all athletes. Who can’t benefit from shorter, more intense workouts with faster recovery time?
Q: Does Citruvol contain stimulants?
A: NO! Citruvol is a stimulant free product! The Cordyne3 cordyceps blend provides great stimulant free energy that will not interrupt sleep or affect the central nervous system.
Q: Does Citruvol have any 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 Citruvol 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 Citruvol and undergo a candida cleanse before resuming. Note: This is a side effect experienced by less than 2% of Cordyceps users.
On the flip side Citruvol does have a positive effect on libido, stamina and erectile performance!
Q: Does Citruvol have to be taken daily?
A: Citruvol does not have to be taken daily, but; for maximized nitric oxide and oxygen utilization benefits we do recommend that it be taken even on off days.
Q: What is the optimal dosing for Citruvol?
A: We recommend using Citruvol as suggested on the label. But you can safely take multiple doses daily if you wish for increased results or body weight dictates doing so. People over 200 pounds can utilize 8 capsules per day easily.
Q: Can Citruvol be stacked with other products?
A: Absolutely! We recommend stacking Citruvol with Kreaceps-XS, Cordygen5, Carnage, Ragnarok or CEE-HCL-3000. Any Millennium Sport Technologies product will stack well with Citruvol.
If you love Citruvol you’ll love the new Citruvol-XS coming this summer!
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