Hey all, for endurance (both aerobic and anaerobic), do y’all recommend Peak02 or Epi-Plex? I’ve used tons of Peak02 and enjoy it, but I’ve never tried Epi-Plex so wondering if anyone who has tried both has a preference
If picking one or the other and endurance is the only factor, my suggestion is PEAK02 for cardiovascular endurance and Epi-Plex for muscular endurance.
Purely from an endurance perspective I'd give Peak02 the edge over Epiplex (though running both of them together is spectacular). Overall though I prefer Epiplex if I had to pick just one. Almost as good for endurance improvement, but also some body recomp benefits that Peak02 doesn't provide.
I agree. Great post and explanation.
I am going to overly simplify this and with the caveat that this doesn't mean both don't help either situation quite well.
If you primarily lift and have body composition goals: Epi-Plex
If you do more cardio and like being "active" outside of the gym: PeakO2
I find both do have a decent overlap with benefits, but epi-plex helps more with pumps and body composition. Peako2 for me personally helps more with recovery, training volume, and cardio activities.
Agreed. Great post and explanation.
I’m slowly building up my running endurance. I resistance train 4-5x/wk, and this has been my primary focus for ~10 years. I always sprinkled cardio in for general wellness, but now I’m really just trying to maintain current lifts and volume while simultaneously increasing cardio endurance.
I went with Peak02 (once again).
I think if you're trying to build up your cardiovascular endurance, then PEAK02 was the right choice if you were oinly looking to go with one or the other.
Something I found interesting. We know Peak02 is a prop blend of 6 mushrooms, but I came across a product that has the exact mg of each listed. That alone was interesting, but also the fact some are fruiting body while some are mycelium was noteworthy. I assumed all the mushrooms were mycelium. No idea if this is accurate
I removed the picture from my quote because I don't believe it to be exactly accurate.
Isn't fruiting body better then mycelium?
The more I've looked into mushrooms, the more I've found that so many companies, suppliers, and supposed experts are either full of crap or just repeating and rehashing what someone else has said.
I've talked to some companies that were supposedly 'experts' and couldn't even answer basic level questions when I didn't take their word for what they said as truth and asked them simple 'why' questions.
There are different quality mushrooms and to say that just because one says fruiting body is better than one that says mycelium, that would be grossly inaccurate. And also to believe that some brands are using the super specific types that they say would also be grossly inaccurate.
One of the reasons we hadn't done a multi-mushroom product already is because I haven't felt like dealing with all the misinformation and BS that is rampant in this supplement category.
I think that’s often the general consensus. It has been a while since I’ve reviewed the literature, but if I recall correctly, mycelium will typically have lower levels of beta glucans and triterpenoids.
But, with Peak02, we have I believe two or three clinical trials showing efficacy so that’s important to me. Increased peak power, vo2 max, time to exhaustion.
PEAK02 is clinically researched and its noteworthy that the most talked about study was done on actual athletes - which is great because if an ingredient can produce results in people that are already high level, then that should mean at least as good of results and probably better results on those that aren't.
I don’t believe this is accurate as no company can display the dosage of each if the Ingredient is a proprietary blend in itself.
You are correct. I don't think its accurate and even if they did break down the exact ones and were accurate, it would be a violation of their NDA to use the ingredient to begin with.
They might not be supposed to disclose it but accidents happen. That’s awfully specific
That's not an accident - if it were true (and I don't think it is), that would be a violation of their licensing agreement because when you license an ingredient, you're told exactly how to list it on the label.