Athleti.ca offers First Endurance supplements in Canada.
Boost Explosive Muscular Strength & Power Output
Increases VO2 Max
The new and improved First Endurance Optygen HP formula, now available in its most potent form yet. It contains Rhodiola that's twice as strong as the original formula. Optygen HP also contains Beta-Alanine because clinical research has shown it increases exercise capacity and muscular strength.
The two main adaptogens in OptygenHP (Rhodiola and Cordyceps CS-4) were first used by Tibetan Sherpas to help them climb Mt. Everest. Optygen HP utilizes these two unique adaptogens because clinical research on elite endurance athletes has shown them to improve performance, increase the body's ability to adapt to high levels of physical stress, increase aerobic threshold and reduce lactic acid.
- Strongest Optygen Formula Available
- Boost Explosive Muscular Strength & Power Output
- Improves Oxygen Utilization
- Increases Aerobic Threshold & Reduce Lactic Acid
Dosage recommendations: Take 4 capsules daily with a meal.
Serving Size: 4 Capsules
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Chromium (as Chelavite® amino acid Chelate)||200 mcg||167%|
|Rhodiola Extract (Rhodiola Rosea)(root) minimum 10% rosavins||300 mg||*|
Cordyceps (Sinensis)(mycelia biomass) minimum 7% cordycepic acid (Militaris)(sporocarp) minimum 10% Polysaccharides
|ActiGin Proprietary matrix (Panax notoginseng extract, Rosa Roxburghii fruit extract)||50mg||*|
|ATProTM Matrix (Calcium Pyruvate, Sodium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Ribose)||500mg||*|
*Daily Value Not Established
Other Ingredients: Vegan capsule
Chelavite is a registered trademark of Albion laboratories, Inc.
Covered by Albion international, Inc., U.S. Patent 5,614,553.
Other Ingredients: Glycerine Capsule. 200 mcg chromium (as Chelavite amino acid chelate) , 300 mg rhodiolae Extract (rhodiola rosea)(root) minimum 10% rosavins , 1000 mg cordyceps CS-4 (cordyceps sinensis) (mycelia biomass) minimum 7% cordycepic acid , 100 mg beta-alanine , 800 mg ATProTM matrix (calcium pyruvate, sodium phosphate, potassium phosphate, ribose, adenosine)
Q: How will OPTYGEN help me race better?
A: OPTYGEN will dramatically improve your training and y. OPTYGEN is designed to help you through your most intense training and racing. The OPTYGEN formulation is based on the latest human clinical research. The research has shown the following endurance benefits.
- Increases Endurance and performance
- Reduced Lactic Acid
- Increases oxygen utilization
- Increase in VO2 Max
- Increase in Time to Exhaustion
- Increase Anaerobic threshold
- Improved exercise capacity
- Increase Maximal Oxygen uptake
- 30% - 50% increase in Oxygen Utilization
- Increase ratio of ATP by 45% - 55%
- Enhanced Endurance
- Increase in ATP production
Q: How long will it take before I start noticing the benefits?
A: You should start experiencing the benefits of OPTYGEN approximately six (6) days after you start taking OPTYGEN.
Q: When should I take OPTYGEN?
A: It is best to take Optygen in the morning with a meal.
Q: How long will a bottle last?
A: OPTYGEN has a 7-day loading phase. Because of this, the first bottle will last 23 days. After the loading phase has been done, each bottle is a 30-day supply.
Q: Is OPTYGEN legal?
A: First Endurance is committed to developing the most advanced endurance supplements on the market. First Endurance has taken additional measures to assure that our products are safe legal and stimulant free. First Endurance supplements are legal to use in any sporting event governed by the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA), the US anti-doping association (USADA) and by the UCI (Union Cycliste International). One or more of the aforementioned governing bodies govern all US Cycling, International Cycling, US Triathlon and International Triathlon.
Some commonalties among these governing bodies include banned substances which fall into one or more of the following categories as listed in Section I A-E of the UCI Prohibited Classes of substance and Prohibited Methods document. A) Stimulants B) Narcotics C) Anabolic agents D) Diuretics and E) Peptide hormones, mimetics and analogues. This document goes on to list banned substances within each of these classes. Regulations also ban 'Compounds chemically or pharmacologically related to the products mentioned'.
OPTYGEN contains NO ingredients, which are explicitly listed under the banned substance list, nor are any of the ingredients related chemically or pharmacologically. First Endurance has also contacted the USADA and received verbal confirmation that our ingredients are not banned based on their regulations. Note: USADA, WADA and UCI do not offer any certification or written confirmation.
First Endurance manufactures its formulations to the highest GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards available. In addition we use a proprietary manufacturing method for added safety and assurance. Following the Supplement Facts panel you will notice we list 'NO processing aids' under Other Ingredients. The only ingredients found in Optygen, are those listed in the Supplement Facts Panel.
Part XIV Article 7 of the Anti-doping Examination Regulations contains the following warning: riders must refrain from using any substance, foodstuff or drink of which they do not know the composition. It must be emphasized that the composition indicated on a product is not always complete. The product may contain prohibited substances not listed in the composition.
For a complete list of regulations and banned substances please use one of the following links:
UCI Banned Substance List
Q: What is a "Certificate of Analysis" and why is it important?
A: A Certificate of Analysis (C of A) is a document which states every active and inactive substance used to manufacture a product. A C of A also shows that there are no additional ingredients added to the OPTYGEN formulation. In order to assure the safety and efficacy of OPTYGEN, First Endurance provides a C of A with every bottle of Optygen.
Q: Will OPTYGEN help me faster?
A: Yes, it will help you . Because OPTYGEN will help you adapt during times of maximum stress, it also aids in y.
Q: Why are the capsules red?
A: capsules are dark red, not clear, to further reduce UV light degradation ensuring the highest quality, potency, and purity.
Q: Why is the bottle glass instead of plastic?
A: OPTYGEN is packaged in an amber glass bottle. Unlike plastic bottles, amber glass is an impermeable barrier that protects the product from harmful UV light and oxygen degradation.
Q: Why does OPTYGEN have Cordyceps and Rhodiola Rosea?
A: OPTYGEN utilizes two adaptagens that are the primary ingredients in the formulation. Patented Rhodiola Rosea and Cordyceps are both found and cultivated in Tibet. Both these herbs play critical roles in allowing the body to adapt to high levels of physical stress (similar to the stress a body is subject to when climbing Everest). It's these adaptations to hypoxia (lack of oxygen) which led researchers to also test its effects on elite endurance athletes. Both Rhodiola and Cordyceps have been clinically shown to increase VO2Max, lung function, oxygen utilization and anaerobic threshold significantly.
Q: How should I use Optygen?
A: For best results, use Optygen during all intense training. Optygen will allow you to train at a higher level by improving the body's ability to adapt to physical stress, increasing aerobic threshold and reducing lactic acid. THese improvements will help you race at a higher level. For best results, Optygen should be used consistently for many months. If you start taking Optygen a week before a race, benefits will be minimal.
Q: Is it OK to use Optygen everyday even though it has phosphates in the formula?
A: Through its role in 2,3 DPG synthesis, phosphorous may reduce lactate accumulation by enhancing oxygen release to tissues. The clinical research recommends taking 1g of sodium phosphate four times per day for at least three days leading up to a race. Prolonged use at a level of 4g per day may adversely affect calcium absorption. The research clearly indicates that sodium phosphate should be used acutely prior to a race.
Optygen's ATPro matrix is designed to assure Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP) production. All the ingredients in the ATPro matrix play critical roles in ATP formation, including Sodium and Potassium Phosphate. The phosphate levels used in Optygen on their own are not enough to elicit an ergogenic response, nor are they enough to affect PH balance or Calcium absorption.
1) Res Q Exerc Sport 1990 Mar;61(1):80-4 Phosphate loading and the effects on VO2max in trained cyclists. Stewart I, McNaughton L, Davies P, Tristram S Centre for Physical Education, Tasmanian State Institute of Technology, Launceston, Australia
2) Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol 1996;72(3):224-30 The effects of acute phosphate supplementation in subjects of different aerobic fitness levels. Galloway SD, Tremblay MS, Sexsmith JR, Roberts CJ Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Q: Are First Endurance products safe from Cross Contamination?
A: Since our primary market is elite endurance athletes we have everything to lose if someone were to test positive and trace it back to our product. Positive tests which have been traced back to supplements are always traced back to a supplement which does not directly market their products to Pro Endurance Athletes. I.E.. The bodybuilding supplements can legally sell androstenedione, DHEA, and precursors. Cross contamination that happens at the manufacturing site is not an issue with these companies. There is a level of tolerance set by the FDA which allows for a certain level of cross contamination. These supplement companies will manufacture an androstene type product, clean the blender and then manufacture an amino acid. The amino acid supplement may contain a small (parts per million) level of androstenedione.
Realize that nothing is absolute. When you purchase any packaged food you have a risk of a contaminated product. Packaged foods, pharmaceutical companies, OTC products and supplements use many of the same ingredient suppliers. IE The cereal you eat in the morning is fortified with vitamins which come from the same supplier of vitamins found in your multivitamin. Some vitamin suppliers also supply pro-hormones. The key is to minimize your risk. First Endurance takes all the available steps to assure there is no cross contamination.
At First Endurance we take all the necessary steps to prevent this.
a) Our manufacturing and packaging facilities do not allow a single banned substance (except caffeine) to enter the facility.
b) First Endurance requires a wet wash between products. FDA approved facilities require a high standard of cleanliness in order to minimize contamination. We take it a step further by requiring the machines, blenders to be cleaned with water.
c) We source ingredients only from manufacturers who DO NOT supply pro-hormones. This eliminates the risk of cross-contamination at the supplier level.
-Due to our level of concern, you can feel safer taking our product then your cereal.
In addition, only FDA approved facilities require Certificate's of Analysis. These C of A's, are audited and reviewed by the FDA during their facility audits. A C of A assures that each of those ingredients have been tested for identity and only those ingredients are used in the product. First Endurance is the only supplement company which offers a C of A.
Q: Do the adaptogen's Rhodiola and Cordyceps in Optygen cause hypertension or cramping?
A: Absolutely not. The First Endurance research staff has done a thorough review of all the peer reviewed clinical studies and confirms that there is no evidence of hypertension or cramping. On the contrary, by definition adaptogen's allow the body to adapt to many physiological functions, including hypertension. In Supplementwatch.com's comprehensive review of the literature Optygen scored a 20 out of 20 on safety, again finding no evidence that this occurs.
Introduction de la formule First Endurance OptygenHP nouvelle et améliorée, maintenant disponible dans sa forme la plus efficace. Elle contient du Rhodiola qui est deux fois plus fort que la formule originale. OptygenHP contient aussi de la Beta-Alanine parce qu'une recherche clinique a démontrée qu'elle augmente les capacité d'entraînement et la force musculaire. Les deux principaux adaptogènes dans OptygenHP (Rhodiola et Cordyceps CS-4) ont d'abord été utilisé par les Sherpas Tibétains pour les aider à gravir le Mont Everest. OptygenHP utilise deux adaptogènes uniques parce que l'étude clinique des athlètes élites d'endurance a démontrée pourvoir augmenter la performance, augmenter l'habileté du corps à s'adapter à des hauts niveaux physiques de stress, augmenter le seuil anaérobique et réduire l'acide lactique.
- Formule Optygen la plus puissante disponible
- Renforcement explosif de la force musculaire
- Améliore l'utilisation de l'oxygène
- Augmente le seuil anaérobique et réduit l'acde lactique
200mcg chromium (acides aminés chélates Chelavite), 300mg Extrait de rhodiolae (rhodiola rosea)(racine) minimum 10% de rosavins, 1000mg cordyceps CS-4 (cordyceps sinensis) (mycelia biomass) minimum 7% acide cordycepic, 100mg beta-alanine, 800mg matrice ATProTM (calcium pyruvate, phosphate de sodium, phosphate de potassium, ribose, adénosine).
Autres ingrédients: Capsule de glycérine.