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EndoAmp (48 g) By: Primordial Performance
What is EndoAmp?
EndoAmp is a natural phospholipid complex, designed to amplify testosterone production and muscle growth by reducing the primary stress hormone cortisol. EndoAmp is a brown “nutty” tasting powder which can be taken by itself, or mixed with your favorite protein shake. Each 1600mg dose includes 800mg of pure phosphatidylserine. At the average dose, EndoAmp will last 30 days.
Think of EndoAmp as the protector of your manhood -- It protects your muscles, and it protects your balls. Right now, you’re probably under enough unconscious stress to be limiting your muscle gains, and testosterone producing potential. By utilizing EndoAmp to protect your muscle tissue and testes from the damaging effects of cortisol, you can take one step closer to a harder physique and more masculine hormone profile.
What is Cortisol?
Cortisol is classified as a catabolic hormone, because of its ability to breakdown muscle tissue and convert it to glucose. (12) Aside from breaking down your muscle, cortisol can also breakdown your testicular cells (the leydigs) and reduce their ability to produce testosterone. (2-10) This means that when you’re stressed, cortisol is breaking down your muscle tissue, and reducing your testosterone! As you may already know, high cortisol and low testosterone is highly undesirable for any athlete or bodybuilder trying to improve his body composition or performance.
This is how your body releases cortisol -
1. When your body is stressed, your brain releases corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH).
2. CRH causes your pituitary gland to release adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH).
3. ACTH travels to the adrenal glands (above the kidneys) to stimulate the release of cortisol. (12)
How does EndoAmp work?
EndoAmp works by reducing the amount of stress hormones in your body, thus improving cellular function. The main ingredient in EndoAmp that accomplishes this is Phosphatidylserine (PS). PS is an essential component in all cellular membranes in the body. Research shows that PS readily passes the brain-blood barrier and alters the CRH response, which helps reduce the consequent increase in cortisol from a stress response. (17,25,36)
This is why EndoAmp is known as an “Endocrine Amplifier”. EndoAmp can improve the function of the male endocrine organs, such as the testes, by reducing cortisol. (19-26) More specifically, EndoAmp increases the testes sensitivity to luteinizing hormone (LH) by protecting the leydig cell, (2-11) and increasing the steroidogenic enzyme concentration in the testes, such as 3b HSD. (1) Research also shows us that PS has important functions in testicular steroidogenesis – aka the creation of testosterone. Take this quote from Cooke et al (1989) about the important role of PS in the testes –
“The requirement for specific phospholipid configurations for optimal steroidogenic activity suggests a regulatory role for these membrane components. It is possible that certain phospholipids [phosphatidylserine] may possess the most suitable configuration and charge distribution to optimize the binding of the steroid substrate to the active site of the enzyme. Alternatively, they may assist the catalysis by providing a more suitable microenvironment or electrochemical gradient for proton transfer between enzyme and steroid.”
In other words, PS can create a more desirable environment for testosterone biosynthesis in the testes. This means, EndoAmp can enhance the effectiveness of other testosterone boosting products by amplifying the testes ability to produce testosterone. This makes EndoAmp an important addition to a Testosterone boosting supplement stack, such as with Sustain Alpha. It also makes EndoAmp a vital part of post cycle therapy (PCT) for preserving muscle mass while also restoring natural testosterone production.
What if I don’t feel stressed? Will EndoAmp still benefit me?
The tricky thing with stress is that it’s not always associated with immediately noticeable physiological signs such as rapid heartbeat or clammy skin. Often times, you may not feel stressed, but you still may have unconscious stress. For example, undesirable circumstances that may not seem to be causing stress can still be raising your cortisol levels, and causing damage to your body.
Remember, stress can be stimulated by either physical or mental factors, and both can stimulate cortisol release.
Problematic relationships, careers, or the anxiety for who will be the next American Idol can bring upon mental stress and cortisol release. Even the feeling of not making enough money to simply live the way you desire, or having a high debt-to-income ratio will increase cortisol levels. (29) Being a “perfectionist” makes you more prone to becoming stressed and having higher cortisol levels too. (29) (Yes, this includes you men trying to “perfect” your hormone levels)
Cortisol can also be stimulated by physical stress, which can be caused by overtraining, not eating enough, and not getting enough rest. (30-32,35) Prescription anti-inflammatory drugs such a prednisone or hydrocortisone (which are synthetic analogs of cortisol) also have the same negative effects on your body as cortisol, and can contribute to muscle loss, and reduced testosterone levels. (2,3)
As you can see, there are many ways for cortisol to be stimulated, and whether the cause of the excessive cortisol is physical or mental, the result is the same – damage to your body. The catabolic effects of cortisol will make your muscles weaker, slow your recovery, reduce your sex drive, and ruin your sense of well being.
What are some signs that my cortisol is too high?
Almost all men could benefit from reducing their diurnal (daytime) cortisol levels. Here are the main symptoms of having excessively high diurnal cortisol levels -
* Increased fat distribution around the face and/or abdominal area (16)
* Low Libido (33,34)
* Low Testosterone* (2,3,10)
* Low GH (Growth Hormone) (12-14)
* Decreased insulin sensitivity (15)
* Suppressed immune system (12, 15)
* Mental depression (34)
* Easily fatigue or exhausted (34,35)
* Prolonged recovery from exercise (35)
Cortisol dominance is a primary, if not the leading cause of hypogonadism and male impotence.
Keep in mind, it is normal and healthy to have elevated cortisol prior to waking from a night’s rest, which is part of the body’s natural regeneration process. However, it is not healthy to maintain elevated cortisol levels throughout the day.
What sort of results should I expect from EndoAmp?
Human research shows that subjects supplemented with EndoAmp (Phosphatidylserine) notice an improved testosterone-to-cortisol ratio, (11,21) increased exercise capacity, (22) reduced muscle soreness from exercise, (23,24) and increased feelings of well being. (19,23) In one human study, hormone levels where examined during 2 weeks of intense weight training. The group receiving the 800mg of PS had higher testosterone levels and lower cortisol levels, compared to the group receiving the placebo. (11) Another study showed that 800mg of PS reduced cortisol levels 30%, compared to the placebo group, after intense cycling exercise. (21) A study with trained runners showed the group receiving 600mg of PS had 60% lower CK (creatine kinase) levels 24 hrs after intense exercise, therefore showing significantly less muscle fiber damage. (24)
In a study with cyclists, the group supplemented with 750mg of PS for 10 days had 30% higher exercise capacity compared to the placebo group! (22) Similar results were seen in a study with 16 male athletes who completed exhaustive sprints after receiving PS supplementation, or a placebo for 10 days. The group receiving 750mg of PS had a significantly increased exercise capacity and sprint performance. (26)
A recent study with golfers showed that six week supplementation with only 200mg/day of PS significantly improved “ball flight during tee off which might result in improved golf scores”. Apparently the PS is able to reduce the stress levels during teeing-off, thus resulting in improved focus, and better performance. (27)
Unless you’re consuming mammalian brain on daily basis, you’re probably getting less than 100mg/day of PS through your Western diet. (17,18) Therefore, EndoAmp will likely provide you with a significant ergonomic benefit that should become evident in the gym, workplace, and bedroom.
Why should I choose Primordial’s EndoAmp, over a competitor?
Take a look at the Supplement Facts for other Phosphatidylserine products for the actual PS content per serving. Odds are, you will find our Phosphatidylserine is 3-4x more cost effective than a competitor’s product. Our product is more affordable because it’s purchased directly from the manufacturer, bottled in our in-house facility, and sold directly to you as pure PS powder.
Besides, who wants to take another handful of capsules or tablets? Get down to earth. Get Primordial. Get EndoAmp.
(References available on product page. Omitted for brevity)