B12 is one of the most popular energy-associated B vitamins, however by unlucky accident the most common lab-produced form of B12 is cyanocobalamin, not Methylcobalamin. Cyanocobalamin is created through charcoal filtering and leaves the body to shed a small amount of excess Cyanide. We are using the coenzyme form of vitamin B12, known as methylcobalamin or methyl B12. It's the only form of vitamin B12 which can directly participate in homocysteine metabolism. In addition, converting homocysteine to methionine via methyl B12 generates an increased supply of SAMe (S-adenosyl methionine), the body's most important methyl donor. Indeed, some of the benefits of methyl B12, such as protection from neurotoxicity, appear to derive from increased production of SAMe.*
Particularly of value to those who travel to other time zones, available information indicates that methylcobalamin can modulate circadian rhythm (your 24-hour clock). Pre and post dosing on a long flight with Methylcobalamin may lead to quicker recovery of normal sleep cylcles and refreshing sleep. *
Chromium often overlooked as a very important mineral for bodily functions, primarily energy and the maintenance of healthy blood sugar levels. In cooperation with naturally produced GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor) it enhances insulin, which aids sugars passing quicker into the cells. Chromium chelate (picolinate) is the best absorbed form of chromium.
Magnesium is an essential mineral that can only enter the body through nutritional or supplemental sources. It is required by virtually every cell, and vital in more than 300 chemical processes particularly important to the athlete. Some of these include: muscle contraction and relaxation, nerve function, cardiac activity, blood pressure regulation, hormonal interactions, immunity, bone health and synthesis of proteins, fats and nucleic acids. Magnesium is also crucial for energy metabolism by the activation of enzymes known as ATPases, which are needed to generate ATP (adenosine triphosphate). When ATP is broken down, energy is released for all muscle contractions, and when exercising strenuously, this turnover is extremely high, meaning that ATP needs to be synthesized quickly. Thus a shortfall of magnesium can limit energy production, leading to fatigue, lethargy, reduced power, muscle twitches or cramps. The chelated form of magnesium used in Shroom TECH Sport makes it easier to digest and absorb.
Pure Cordyceps Super™
Produced specially for Onnit™ Labs by Aloha Medicinals, this extract is the best available form of cordyceps on the market today. Extensive research in creating bio-identical mushrooms to those naturally occurring in the wild has set aloha apart as the elite cordyceps producer, and this is their flagship achievement.
Cordyceps Sinensis (Full Spectrum)
Several thousand years ago high in the mountains of Tibet, herdsmen noticed that when their herds grazed on caterpillar fungus, they were noticeably more lively, energetic, and could stay on the move for far longer. Taking a lesson from their animal kin, they sampled the mushroom and found a similar effect. Unbeknownst to them were the mechanisms of action behind this highly prized mushroom. Containing the active ingredients adenosine and cordycepic acid, as well as a host of phytonutrients, cordyceps has been shown in some studies to increase oxygen utilization, aerobic capacity, and cellular energy. Cultivated in optimal conditions by Aloha Medicinals, our Cordyceps is ideal for both casual and professional athletes of all types.*
Green Tea Extract - (standardized to at least 98% polyphenols, 75% catechins, 45% EGCG)
Green tea has been associated with good health for thousands of years, but only recently has science understood exactly why. With the combination of catcechins, polyphenols and the highly potent EGCG, green tea extract has been shown to be 20 times more antioxidant-active than Vitamin C. Particularly valuable in scavenging lipid free-radicals, this ancient and powerful antioxidant will be a major ally in protecting against the neurotoxicity of excessive vital exertion. In addition, green tea will offer the body its well known effects on energy and metabolism.*
Rhodiola rosea herb grows in the Arctic regions of eastern Siberia. Russians have been drinking rhodiola tea for centuries as an energy booster and Russian and Chinese scientists have researched the benefits of Rhodiola root for several decades. The root has a reputation for stimulating the nervous system, enhancing work performance, decreasing fatigue, and reducing high altitude sickness. This herb has been categorized as an adaptogen by Russian researchers due to its observed ability to increase resistance to a variety of chemical, biological, and physical stressors. The adaptogenic, cardiopulmonary protective, and central nervous system activities of rhodiola rosea root have been attributed primarily to its ability to influence levels and activity of monoamines and opioid peptides such as beta-endorphins. Interestingly, in smaller doses the herb is believed to be more stimulating than in larger doses.*
Siberian Ginseng 50:1
Siberian Ginseng is a tall, prickly shrub native to Russia, China, Korea and Japan. It is known for its anti-fatigue, energy-lifting properties and its ability to help prevent stress-induced ailments. Siberian Ginseng is routinely used by Russian athletes to improve their stamina, reflexes, coordination and athletic performance.*
Siberian Ginseng contains choline, a brain chemical thought to be integral to learning and memory retention. This helps improve mental performance and alertness while its antioxidant properties prevent cellular damage due to oxidation. It is has a strong synergy with Rhodiola which should add both energy and protection for our formula.*
Astragalus root is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine for its immuno-stimulating properties. It is highly synergistic with active nutritional mushroom alkaloids and helps to unlock the potential of cordyceps sinensis.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha lipoic acid is a fatty acid found naturally inside every cell in the body. It's needed by the body to convert glucose into energy to maintain our body's normal functions. Perhaps the most widely known use of alpha lipoic acid is as a strong antioxidant. What makes this antioxidant unique is that it functions in both water and fat, unlike the more common antioxidants vitamins C and E, and it appears to be able to recycle antioxidants such as vitamin C and glutathione after they have been used up. Glutathione is an important antioxidant that helps the body eliminate toxic substances.*
Products including Alpha BRAIN, New MOOD, Shroom TECH Sport, and Shroom TECH Immune have a shelf life of two years from the manufacturer date found on the bottle.