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Sports Nutrition Products
We offer a variety of products designed to enhance your workouts and improve your training and recovery.

So You Want to Work Out and Get the Most From Your Experience

What are the best supplements to take?
According to some of the recent science, there are multilple supplements that can make a dramatic difference is the benefit and capacity of your work out routine. I will mention a few of them

1. Creatine
Creatine (methylguanidine-acetic acid) is formed in the liver, kidneys, and pancreas from arginine,  glycine and methionine and is transported through the bloodstream to various tissues. Creatine's most mportant role in human physiology is to contribute to maintenance of ATP levels. When ATP dissociates
into ADP and phosphate to produce energy for muscle contraction and other metabolic functions, phos- phocreatine donates its phosphate group to ADP to regenerate ATP. Therefore, greater phosphocreatine levels translate into greater cellular energy production. Aging is associated with lower skeletal muscle creatine and phosphocreatine levels. After age 30, phosphocreatine resynthesis rates after exercise fall 8% per decade.

Supplementation of creatine can raise skeletal muscle creatine levels 10-30% and phosphocreatine levels 10-40%. Creatine supplementation has
been found to produce gains in strength, energy and muscle mass in people with various conditions and diseases.  It also results in quicker restoration
of energy after exertion and therefore improves performance in repetitive bouts of very high intensity exercise. Typical responses to creatine
supplementation are an additional 10 to 15 % increase in strength and an additional 1 to 3 % increase in muscle mass over one to three months of
resistance exercise training.

Dosing: KreAlk-Alert or KreAlkalyn pro 2 caps before and after workouts. Or Creatine Pyruvate 6-18 caps daily in divided doses.

2. BCAA - Branched Chain Amino Acids
Branched chain amino acids provide safe nutritional support for athletes and individuals seeking optimal lean muscle mass. The three branched chain amino acids, leucine, isoleucine and valine, boost energy while helping to counteract muscle protein breakdown during exercise. In addition, the ingredients in this product promote the biosynthesis of other amino acids, nucleotides, and biological amines. Branched chain amino acids are unique in that they are not metabolized by the liver.

Dosing:  BCAA Caps  2-4 caps before and after exercise or BCAA powder 1/2-1 scoop before and after workouts.

3. ZMA
ZMA (Zinc monomethionine aspartate and Magnesium Aspartate) is a supplement used by bodybuilders and athletes. It was developed by Victor Conte (founder of BALCO Laboratories in Burlingame, California) and is a combination of zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6. The formula is "patent pending" and the name "ZMA" trademarked by SNAC System Inc, also founded by Victor Conte. ZMA is claimed to raise testosterone and IGF-1 levels which may aid in gaining muscle size and strength.

ZMA is a combination of two minerals, zinc and magnesium, and Vitamin B-6 or pyridoxine. All three of these compounds are important in biological processes, and while studies have shown that most Americans get enough zinc and Vitamin B6,[1] more than 50% are deficient in magnesium.[2]

An increase in exercise can lead to the loss of vitamins and minerals making it particularly important for bodybuilding due to the blood sugar level rises and urination increases, increasing the loss of magnesium, zinc, B12, B6, folic acid, and many other nutrients. Although drinking water re-hydrates an athlete, fruit juice, sports drinks or foods high in water such as vegetables are needed to replenish water-soluble nutrients.

 ZMA should be taken before bed on an empty stomach (2 hours after eating your last meal and at least 30 minutes prior to any other supplements). The product sho

Dosing:  Virility For Men - 2vcaps before bed

4. Nitric Oxide Support
Nitric Oxide Support is an arginine-based formulation designed to support healthy nitric oxide production, facilitate ammonia and lactate removal to moderate fatigue, support immune health, maintain acid-base balance and provide antioxidant protection.

It is available in a lemon-lime flavored powder for convenient dosing.*serving. Citrulline malate is synthetic and provides 720 mg citrulline per serving.

Contains arginine, a nitric oxide precursor, to support healthy circulation and delivery of oxygen to working muscles. May also be used post-exercise to support growth hormone synthesis (for healthy muscle composition) and ammonia detoxification to delay fatigue

Dosing:  Nitric Oxide Support - Pure Encapsulations recommends 1 serving (2 scoops) per day, mixed with water, 20 minutes before exercise.

Sports Electroyte Drinks
Choose one of the following.

Peltier Electrolytes
Peltier Electrolytes™ is a proprietary, Electrolytes rich, liquid concentrate which contains essential nutrients vital to human health.
Electrolyte imbalance is very common for many people. The most common imbalances seem to be depressed bicarbonate levels. The problem with many electrolyte solutions is their unbalanced formula. You can only take them for a short period of time before you will see definite deviations in the chemistry of the individual taking them.
There are over forty-five essential nutrients, yet the major minerals known as electrolytes form the metabolic foundation for them all. Without electrolytes, no other nutrients can function or exercise their healing benefit to their full potential.1* Optimizing electrolyte intake, therefore, is essential for the success of any nutrition program. Unfortunately, however, electrolytes are often missing or out of balance.

Serving Size:
1 tablespoon, Servings Per Container 67

Mineral/Energy Drinks
  1. intraMIN - 1/2 cap - All natural organic minerals, easily absorbed.
  2. Ribose Powder - 1 teaspoon - accelerates replenishment or energy (ATP.)
  3. Carnitine - 1/2 teaspoon - L-carnitine is needed for energy, to shuttle fat to the mitochondria, heart health, and to enhance athletic performance.
An alternative with the same idea is:
  1. intraMIN - 1/2 cap - All natural organic minerals, easily absorbed.
  2. Ribo-CarniClear - Together D-ribose and L-carnitine will keep the energy pools at full capacity, increase energy production, as well as increase the body's ability to utilize fat as a fuel source. Ribo-CarniClear™ delivers a powerful one-two punch, for cardiovascular health as well as athletic performance and recovery

Not Certain What To Do Next?
If you are uncertain as to which products or programs to use or which tests to take; or, if you would like additional help:
  • Contact us with a brief question.
  • Arrange a phone consultation with Dr. Forrest.
    Call ( 408) 354-4262