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The 5150® Legendary Series delivers a supercharged punch with over 400mg of Caffeine per serving, plus the revolutionary energy and nootropic Cocoabuterol®
What is the meaning of 5150®?
Rich Piana originally went with the name “5150®” for this ultra-high stimulant pre-workout because he wanted to convey that this pre-workout was not for the ordinary, but for only the serious stim junkies among us. And while Rich wasn’t insinuating that taking a few scoops of 5150® pre-workout would result in a 72-hour “involuntary psychiatric hold”, he wanted to convey that this product meant business!
Have you grown bored of other pre-workouts, having ‘tried them all’ before getting this point?
Do the results you seek lay beyond the normal conditions of training?
Do you need to focus and energize your workout while hydrating your muscles and keeping your body anabolic?
If yes, then you may have met the qualifications to start training like a true 5%ER; to enter the territory where only a few thrive: mass monster territory. If you routinely seek the pain of a long training session and routinely need to be spotted by at least two smaller freaks of the gym, then we’d like to welcome you to 5150® Legendary Series High-Stim Pre-Workout.
Crea-TEN® Legendary Series features a variety of flavors! If you thought it tasted good before, wait until you try it now. This formula includes the 10 most effective forms of Creatine available. Plus, this powerful ingredient lineup features a Creatine Accelerate Blend for increasing absorption and adding to cell volume for huge muscle pumps. It also stimulates muscle growth, extends endurance, and enhances strength. To cap it all off, there’s no loading required and you only have to take it once per day!
It’s no wonder Creatine is usually one of the first supplements a bodybuilder or athlete tries. In fact, it’s a cornerstone ingredient for our industry. All types of athletes and bodybuilders will find value in adding Crea-TEN® to their supplement arsenal.
Benefits of Creatine
It helps to increase the muscle’s stores of phosphocreatine, a component of the ATP energy system. That means more energy for extended endurance and time training.
Creatine also supports hydration and water-based pumps by pulling water into the muscle’s cells causing them to swell. Additionally, Creatine improves strength and supports muscle growth.(1,2,3,4,5)
Creatine vs. Crea-TEN®
Creatine Monohydrate falls a bit short when it comes to absorption; enter Crea-TEN®. This outstanding product helps to improve absorption by channeling the effectiveness found in 10 different forms of Creatine. This creates an advanced blend that uses the more absorbable forms of Creatine.
Our innovative Creatine Accelerate Blend is the added element to ensure your muscles get the most out of our Creatine Blend. After all, it doesn’t matter how effective a supplement is if your body can’t absorb it.
CREATINE BLEND – 5,000MG
Crea-TEN® Legendary Series is loaded with 10 of the most effective and well-absorbed versions of Creatine. Here’s what’s in this powerful formula:
Creatine Anhydrous – When you see the word “anhydrous” you might think of caffeine. After all, caffeine anhydrous is the most popular form of caffeine used in supplements. It works the same way with Creatine. Here, it’s a version of Creatine Monohydrate that has all the moisture removed. This creates a Creatine that’s more concentrated, and therefore more effective.
Tri-Creatine Malate – Here’s a combination of Creatine and Malic Acid. This plays a role in the metabolism of ATP for energy. This version of Creatine has all the benefits of monohydrate, plus it significantly increases endurance.
Creatine Monohydrate – Here’s the Creatine that started it all back in the early ’90s. It caused quite a revolution in the industry! Creatine Monohydrate is the most tested and proven form of Creatine available, bar none. That means it had to be in Crea-TEN® Legendary Series! To improve the absorption of this classic, this patented version uses micronized particles. These smaller particles are much easier for the body to absorb.
Tri-Creatine Citrate – Like Creatine Citrate, this is Creatine attached to citric acid. In this case, there are three creatine molecules. This combination improves absorption, and as noted below, is involved in the Krebs, or Citric Acid, Cycle of energy.
Creatine Citrate – This version combines Creatine and Citric Acid. As noted, this is a component of the Krebs Cycle. Also called the Citric Acid Cycle, this is an energy system that converts food into usable energy for the body. It’s tied into the ATP system of energy.(6)
Creatine Pyruvate – We’ve already seen that Crea-TEN® Legendary Series uses forms of Creatine that are directly involved in endurance. While Creatine is a cell volumizer, it’s also important for endurance. The more reps you can get, the better, right? Also, absorption is King in Crea-TEN® Legendary Series. That’s why this is such an effective product.
Creatine Ethyl Ester Hydrochloride – Here’s an early competitor of monohydrate. This form of Creatine was the first to target the absorption problems of the original Creatine. Since then, it’s still a popular alternative to Creatine Monohydrate. It helps transport Creatine directly into the bloodstream.
Creatine AKG – This is a version that attaches Creatine to an Alpha-Ketoglutarate molecule. This is another form that enhances training endurance.
Creatine Gluconate – Let’s travel back in time to when Creatine was a new supplement. Back then, it was recommended you take it with a simple sugar such as fruit juice. This enhanced absorption. With that in mind, here’s a version that targets fast absorption by attaching Creatine to glucose.
Creatine Phosphate – This is another version that deals directly with the ATP energy system. This also acts as an acid buffer. That means Crea-TEN® increases endurance in two ways.
CREATINE ACCELERATE BLEND – 1,580 MG
There’s no doubt that this Blend sets Crea-TEN® Legendary Series apart from the crowd. It consists of Taurine, Betaine, Gymnema Sylvestre, Banaba, and Fenugreek. To top it all off, there’s also Bioperine® Black Pepper. The entire Blend improves absorption and utilization of the ingredients.
Taurine – If you’re looking at the idea of cell volume, Creatine should be the first nutrient you think of. That’s because it created the term. What does cell volume mean? Simply, it means that water is pulled into the muscles. This causes them to swell in size. It’s also known as water-based pumps, and yes, there are cell volumizers in your favorite pump product. One ingredient often paired with Creatine to enhance this is taurine. Of course, we included it in Crea-TEN® Legendary Series. There’s nothing like a great pump, right?
Betaine Anhydrous – This is an ingredient that’s become common in many pre-workouts and Creatine formulas. It appears to work well with Creatine. One reason is, like taurine and Creatine, betaine also pulls water into the muscles. In addition, it’s believed to increase strength and power.
Gymnema Sylvestre Extract – This is a herb that’s often in Glucose Disposal Agents. One thing it does is maintain even levels of blood sugar. Also, Gymnema helps drive carbs into your muscle cells. Carbs pull in water for more muscle cell volume. As you can see, Crea-TEN® Legendary Series supercharges cell volume and endurance, two of the primary effects of Creatine.(7)
Banaba Powder – Here’s another herb that enhances glucose delivery to your muscles. We mentioned two primary effects above. One of the keys to these benefits is absorption, and that’s what the Accelerate Blend is all about.
Fenugreek Seed Extract – You will usually find fenugreek in testosterone boosters. We’re using it here because it can reduce blood glucose levels. This means you’ll avoid unwanted insulin spikes
BioPerine® Black Pepper – This is a popular and patented form of Black Pepper. It’s used in quite a few supplements to improve nutrient absorption
Good digestion is essential to getting the most out of your dietary plan and carefully planned macronutrients. Digestive Defender consists of two powerful products: Probio-75, a probiotic and prebiotic formula, and Digestive Enzymes, a 7-blend digestive enzyme formula. Digestion is the final step to optimize your performance.
Rich Piana 5% Nutrition’s Freak Show® is the Most Powerful Insulin Mimicker Available! What if you could use a product that could utilize those excess carbs for maximum muscle growth and glycogen replenishment instead of fat storage? Now you can, thanks to 5% Nutrition!
There’s nothing more satisfying than getting an extreme pump. Your working muscles feeling like they’re about to explode, not to mention, looking absolutely huge. There’s no doubt that a great pump can transform your physique right before your eyes. A pump like this forces your muscles to look FULL AS F*CK.
Yet there’s more than just a visual benefit to getting a great pump. That’s because the increased blood flow carries critical oxygen and nutrients to your working muscles. This improves endurance so you can get your best work out, every time.
Of course, most bodybuilders want the most extreme pump they can get. They’ll search the market for the best pump-enhancing supplement they can find. If you’re looking for the ultimate pump, FULL AS F*CK is the pump pre-workout you want.
FULL AS F*CK gives you a fully disclosed formula. There’s no prop blends here. Not to mention, it’s seriously dosed. Underdosing? That’s for companies that can’t compare to 5% Nutrition! This powerful formula contains over-dosed nitric oxide boosters and cell volumizers. It’s designed to jack up nitric oxide production and pull water into your muscles.
No to mention, FULL AS F*CK is now better than ever! You know Rich’s unrelenting pursuit of perfection? Well, 5% Nutrition is the same way. FULL AS F*CK was always great – but now it’s even better!
Check out the ingredients, and get ready for the best pumps of your life!
L-Citrulline – 5 Grams
We’re talking about pure L-Citrulline. Many of those other pump formulas combine Citrulline with Malic Acid. Plus, they’re underdosing it in the first place. It’s important to get the full dose of this powerful pump ingredient. You see, Citrulline converts to Arginine in the liver. From there, it will promote longer-lasting, more intense pumps than Arginine itself. FULL AS F*CK contains 100% pure L-Citrulline in an effective 5 gram dose.(1)
L-Taurine – 2 Grams
You will find Taurine in quite a few supplements. It’s almost always in pre-workouts and energy drinks. Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid. It’s found primarily in the brain, heart, and skeletal muscles of the body. It decreases the nerve impulses in the brain that increase blood pressure. What’s this mean for the pump? It lowers resistance to blood flow. Better blood flow means better pumps. Also, Taurine increases muscle cell volume by pulling water into the muscles.(2)
GlycerSize™ (65% Glycerol Powder) – 2 Grams
Like Taurine, GlycerSize Glycerol increases muscle cell volume. It does this by pulling water into the muscles. This means extreme muscle fullness, or water-based pumps. Also, GlycerSize improves hydration. This in turn increases endurance.(3)
Nitrosigine™ – 500 mg
This is a patented complex that’s made up of bonded arginine and silicon. This ingredient has a couple of impressive benefits. First, it extends the pump for 6 hours. Now that’s a long lasting pump! In addition, it works within 30 minutes of taking the very first dose.(4)
Beet (Root) – 500 mg
Beet is currently a very popular compound. Studies suggest it increases blood flow. This is because it contains high levels of nitrates. Also, Beet elevates exercise performance and reduces fatigue.(5)
Dan-Shen Extract – 100 mg
This is also known as Red Sage. It’s a powerful herbal extract that has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Dan Shen has also been shown to dramatically increase blood flow. Of course, this means a better pump and better nutrient delivery.(6)
S7™ – 50 mg
S7 is a patented blend consisting of 7 herbal ingredients. Also, a high dose is not required. S7 consists of: green coffee bean extract, green tea extract, turmeric, tart cherry, blueberry, broccoli, and kale. S7 is effective at helping the body increase its own production of nitric oxide.(7)
BioPerine® Black Pepper Extract – 5 mg
BioPerine® Black Pepper Extract improves the absorption of the nutrients it is combined with. Improved absorption means improved benefits.(8)
You hit the weights brutally hard every work out and you pride yourself on never missing a workout. That’s dedication!
Over time, that kind of dedication can take a toll on your joints. If you want to keep making progress, you have to take care of your joints but you don’t want to depend on just any joint formula, you want one as hardcore as you are – Joint Defender by Rich Piana 5% Nutrition!
With ingredients like Cat’s Claw, Joint Defender can ease pain and promote joint health. There’s also Type II Collagen, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM, to support joint repair. Improved joint health is a key part of your recovery. After all, your joints need to be ready to go, just like your mind and muscles.
Joint Repair Complex
D-Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate, and MSM are three common joint support ingredients that work together to help overall joint health.
KollaGen II-xs™ Collagen Type II – This ingredient is effectively dosed at 2 grams, one of the biggest doses you will find. Collagen is a component of joint cartilage that, when used as a supplement, can improve joint health.(1)
L-Proline – This is a non-essential amino acid that’s a component of collagen and therefore plays an important role in joint health and function.(2)
Hyaluronic Acid – Joint Defender utilizes an effective dose of this ingredient which is a component of the synovial fluid that surrounds and lubricates the joints. This is common in skincare products when it should be more common in joint health products.(3)
Cats Claw Powder – This is a popular herb with an extended history of traditional use for various ailments such as joint health, digestive problems, and whole-body vascular health.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) – Curcumin is being recognized and used worldwide in many different forms for multiple potential health benefits including joint health.
Bioperine® Black Pepper Extract is a popular absorption enhancing ingredient which supports improved absorption of the nutrients in Joint Defender.
KollaGen II-xs™ Collagen Type II – This is a patented, advanced Collagen that is the result of continuous, innovative research and is designed to help reduce pain as well as increase joint mobility.
Bioperine® Black Pepper Extract – This popular compound improves the absorption and utilization of the nutrients it is paired with.
Knocked The F*ck Out or “KTFO” is a powerful sleep-aid and recovery formula that includes herbs, amino acids, and natural ingredients such as GABA, Melatonin, Chamomile, 5-HTP and Tyrosine to help you fall asleep and stay asleep for a restful night of recovery.
Liquid L-Carnitine 3150: Legendary Series is an innovative Carnitine formula featuring a blend of four of the most effective forms of Carnitine on the market. This blend is mega-dosed at 3,150 mg per serving. We didn’t stop there. We added 25mg of the innovative “Super Carnitine” GBB (Gamma-Butyrobetaine Ethyl Ester HCl). The ultra-dosed combination of powerful
If you’re a bodybuilder, it’s all about the gains. For that reason, we tend to make aggressive nutrition and supplement choices. However, the bodybuilding lifestyle can be hard on the organs, such as the heart, liver, prostate gland and kidneys. What happens when you combine the demands of eating more food, aggressive supplement choices and the rapid gain in mass? It has a major impact on the body’s organs. Not to mention, healthy skin is also an important concern for many bodybuilders. This is for good reason. Increased hormone levels can wreak havoc on the skin.
This is where 5% Nutrition Liver & Organ Defender comes in. We understand the importance of healthy organs and skin. Therefore, we have created an extremely well-dosed, comprehensive formula. This powerful product covers the fundamental health needs of bodybuilders and athletes. Are you on cycle, post cycle, or just concerned about your well-being? Regardless, it makes sense to take care of your health. Liver & Organ Defender is the product you want standing by your side.
The importance of a healthy heart goes without saying. Let’s face it, your heart is largely responsible for keeping you alive. The heart pumps blood throughout the body, and carries oxygen and nutrients.
Get started with Liver & Organ Defender!
Hawthorn Berry Powder – 1,100 mg
Hawthorn Berry has an extended history of use in traditional medicines. This is because of its high phytonutrient content. These include tannins, flavonoids, proanthocyanidins, and phenolic acids.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid – 400 mg
Alpha-Lipoic Acid, or ALA, is a powerful antioxidant made by the body, primarily in the mitochondria. ALA reduces oxidative stress.
Garlic Extract – 300 mg
Garlic has both a traditional medicinal history as well as a culinary one.
Dimagnesium Malate – 250 mg
Magnesium is an important mineral that’s involved in hundreds of functions. These include supporting bone health and calcium absorption. Magnesium is important to bodybuilders because it’s involved in nerve transmission, muscular contractions, and heart health. Think about that for a moment. Low magnesium means poor contractions during your workouts. That should be the last thing you want! This form combines Magnesium with Malic Acid, which plays a role in the ATP energy system.
CoQ10 – 25 mg
It’s found primarily in the mitochondria. CoQ10 acts as an antioxidant and is part of the ATP energy system. As much as 95% of the energy needs of the body is generated by the ATP energy system. The heart is no exception. In fact, the heart, liver, and kidneys all demand a lot of energy. They also have naturally high concentrations of Co-Q 10. Along with promoting energy metabolism, Co-Q10 helps support heart health.(1)
The liver weighs just over 3lbs. It’s roughly the size of a football. Also, it’s the largest vital organ in the body. It literally controls hundreds of chemical actions in the body. Compared to the average person, bodybuilders put a great deal of stress on their liver. This is because of their aggressive supplement use. It’s also due to a higher than normal protein intake. The liver still has to filter everything despite the increased stress. In response to this dilemma, Liver & Organ Defender promotes liver health and function. This impressive product has a comprehensive ingredient complex that goes beyond anything offered by the competition.
N-Acetyl Cysteine – 1,000 mg
N-Acetyl-Cysteine, or NAC, consists of the amino acid Cysteine with an acetyl group attached. This improves absorption and stability. Once consumed, NAC metabolizes into glutathione. This compound is known as one of the most powerful of any antioxidant. NAC scavenges free radicals and detoxifies the liver.(2)
Milk Thistle Powder – 600 mg
Milk Thistle is an herb with a long history of use in traditional medicines. Over the years, Milk Thistle has become one of the most well-known and effective ingredients for liver health. The active ingredient in Milk Thistle is known as Silymarin.
Twin Tiger– L-Glutathione – 30 mg
As noted, Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants of all. It consists of the amino acids glutamine, glycine, and cysteine. This ingredient helps detoxify the liver as well as the entire body. The combination of NAC, Milk Thistle, and Twin Tiger(™) Glutathione sets Liver & Organ Defender apart from the competition. Why? Simple. While other products may have one or two of these ingredients, they do not have all three.(3)
The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. It’s primarily responsible for helping to make semen. The main health concern associated with the prostate is enlargement. Therefore it makes a lot of sense to do everything you can to keep your prostate healthy.
Saw Palmetto – 1,000 mg
Saw Palmetto originates in the Southeastern United States. Today, Saw Palmetto is commonly used to support prostate health.(4)
The kidneys are one of the most important vital organs in the body. Their primary function is filtering waste products from the blood. The lifestyle habits of extreme bodybuilders puts extra stress on your kidneys. Therefore, it makes sense to use Liver & Organ Defender for optimal kidney support.
Cordyceps Sinensis – 500 mg
Cordyceps is a mushroom with centuries of use in traditional Chinese medicine. It acts as an overall health tonic. Mushrooms are a fungus; Cordyceps originated on caterpillars living in the mountainous regions of China. Cordyceps is used to combat stress, alleviate fatigue, and support kidney health.(5)
Who doesn’t want clear, healthy skin? Healthy skin looks good and it’s a sign of good health. It goes without saying that a good complexion sets a strong visual example. This has the benefit of changing the stereotyped image of bodybuilding as an unhealthy lifestyle. In addition, elevated hormone levels play a key role in acne problems. This is an unpleasant skin condition at best. Liver & Organ Defender promotes healthy skin and decreases the problems associated with acne.
Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate – 300 mg
Zinc is a key mineral for a number of reasons. It plays a key role in the production of testosterone. It also supports protein metabolism and immune system health. Additionally, Zinc combats acne and supports skin health.
Selenium Glycinate Chelate – 70 mcg
Selenium is a critical trace mineral that helps reduce the appearance of scars caused by acne. It increases the elasticity of the skin. It also protects the skin from the negative effects of oxidative stress.
Success in bodybuilding as well as in life demands the mindset of a champion. If you want to achieve your goals, you have to be willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Every hardcore bodybuilder or athlete has elevated the sport and every successful person has tackled their dreams with this kind of mindset.
Mentality® features a powerful formula that contains an effective combination of nootropics and energizers that will promote enhanced cognitive function, intense mental energy, reduced mental fatigue, enhanced focus, and improved mental performance.
Mind Over Matter Mental Power Blend – 409 mg
Our exclusive Power Blend consists of effective cognitive enhancers such as Panax Ginseng, L-Phenylalanine, TeaCrine Theacrine®, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Ginkgo Biloba, Gotu Kola, L-Theanine, and Toothed Clubmoss. These nine potent ingredients work together to improve mental performance, enhance mood, increase focus and relieve mental fatigue. If you have a challenging workout or day ahead, this is the blend you need.(1,2)
PsychoStim Adder-All-In Energy Burst – 310 mg
We use a special blend of three types of Caffeine so you experience jitter and crash free energy: InnovaTea® Natural Caffeine, Infinergy™ Dicaffeine Malate, Cocoa, and Guarana. We then add in Theobromine to help smooth out the effects of Caffeine. This combination creates a smooth, no-crash, timed release energy effect that will last for hours.
Lucid Focus Neurotransmission Blend – 258 mg
This powerful Focus Blend contains Alpha GPC (A-GPC), Choline Bitartrate and DMAE which converts into choline in the body. This is the blend that will help you stay focused on the task at hand, no matter what.(3,4,5)
Vitamin B-12 – 1,250 mcg
Vitamin B-12 helps convert food into energy and helps control stress which are the reasons we’ve dosed it effectively and included it in the Mentality® formula.
Balance Your Hormones and Keep Your Gains
If you’re like many hardcore bodybuilders, you consistently implement aggressive supplement cycles because you know they can lead to impressive gains in size and strength and you can never be big enough, right? After a serious supplement cycle, you look in the mirror and see a freak looking back, but beware – those gains can disappear if you don’t use a great PCT!
The Importance of a Good PCT
How does a Post Cycle Therapy formula help you keep your hard-earned gains? By restoring hormonal balance quickly, begins by bringing your natural testosterone production back to normal as well as combatting excess estrogen, thereby blocking any estrogen-related side effects. Additionally, a good PCT should support the overall health of your liver as well as inhibit levels of cortisol, the destructive anti-catabolic hormone.
The Complete PCT
Where can you get a complete PCT formula that covers all of these requirements? There’s no other choice than Post Gear® by Rich Piana 5% Nutrition! No one knows hardcore better than 5%! Post Gear® has everything you need for the most effective post-cycle therapy program possible – testosterone support, estrogen inhibitors, liver support, and cortisol regulation. That means you stay healthy and bring your hormones back into balance so you can keep your gains!
Ingredients That Work
D-Aspartic Acid – 3,120 mg
This is a proven natural testosterone booster that will quickly get your test levels back on track! We use the full clinical dose for optimal results. DAA is one of the most effective natural test boosters available with clinical research backing its effectiveness, with one study showing an increase in natural test levels by 40% in just 12 days, that’s exactly what you need when you’re getting your hormones back to normal.(1)
Brassaiopsis Glomerulata 500 mg – This innovative ingredient is actually a tree that originates in Vietnam with extended medicinal use. It contains several aromatase inhibitors that show good estrogen inhibition potential.(2)
DIM 300 mg – Also known as Diindolylmethane, this ingredient is one of the components that make up Indole-3-Carbinol and originates in such vegetables as broccoli, kale, and cauliflower.
It is a regulator of estrogen metabolism in the way it helps keep estrogen levels in balance. It does this by preventing the conversion of testosterone into estrogen.(3) DIM works synergistically with Brassaiopsis to keep the estrogen under control.
Stinging Nettle 300 mg – Also known as Urtica Dioica, this plant has a long history of traditional medicinal use. Stinging Nettle contains the active ingredient 3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran, which is a lignan that has been suggested to increase levels of free, or usable, testosterone, which is the amount of testosterone the body allows to be used for muscle growth.(4)
Longjack 300 mg – Research shows that Longjack is mainly an adaptogen, which means it helps the body deal with stress. Longjack helps to balance the cortisol/testosterone ratio, which is very important to maintaining an anabolic environment post-cycle.(5) Longjack works synergistically with many of the other ingredients in Post Gear®, such as DAA, Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin D to get your test levels back to full speed.
Milk Thistle 200 mg – One of the most popular herbs on the market, this herb supports liver health. In fact, Milk Thistle has been used for centuries as a general tonic for overall liver function.
Acacetin 50 mg – This ingredient originates from Damiana and is thought to inhibit aromatase, which is an essential part of estrogen synthesis. Acacetin works synergistically with Brassaiopsis and DIM to keep estrogen levels under control.
Artichoke 50 mg – Artichoke has a wide range of benefits, we’ve included it in Post Gear® to work synergistically with Milk Thistle to support normal liver health and function.
Vitamin D 125 mcg – Vitamin D has been shown in recent years to have quite a few important benefits, one of which is the ability to support increased testosterone production.(6)
Zinc 30 mg, Magnesium 70 mg, Vitamin B6 10.5 mg – More commonly known as ZMA, this combination of Zinc, Magnesium, and B6 has been shown to promote increases in testosterone. The primary study that backs this up was conducted in 2000 using NCAA football players as test subjects. In this 7 week study, researchers gave ZMA supplements to test subjects who were working out twice a day. At the end of the study, researchers found a significant increase in the test subjects’ levels of testosterone
Rich Piana 5% Nutrition Bigger By The Day supplement supporting the building of muscle mass developed to increase protein synthesis and improve regeneration. Laxogenin at a dose of 300 mg has the ability to increase protein synthesis and provides the strength and endurance necessary to perform intensive training sessions. In addition, it reduces the feeling of hunger, which allows you to reduce calorie intake during the day. Green tea extract contains contributes to muscle growth, stimulates nitric oxide production, increasing muscle pump. The supplement inhibits myostatin, enabling unlimited muscle growth and development. Black pepper extract increases the thermogenesis of the body, accelerating the loss of body fat, exposing the muscular figure.
Alpha Hydroxyisocaproic Acid HICA – alpha-hydroxyisocaproic acid or leucic acid, HICA is a metabolite of leucine, which works in conjunction with other active amino acids, stimulates muscle growth and accelerates recovery.
Laxosterone – a patented extract derived from the root of Smilax scobinicaulis (5-alpha-hydroxy-laksogenin). Delivered to the human body, it has anabolic androgenic effects. It exhibits anti-catabolic properties by lowering cortisol levels. Thus, it supports the synthesis of muscle tissue proteins and its subsequent protection against degradation. Probably mainly due to interference with thyroid activity, it supports fat loss. In addition, it has a strong anti-inflammatory effect.
L-Leucine – affects skeletal muscle synthesis in several ways: increases insulin secretion, a powerful anabolic present in our body, affects the activity of S6 protein kinase, accelerates phosphorylation of eIf4E binding protein and affects the degree of binding between proteins (eIF) 4E and eIF4G. All this, despite the complicated sound and naming, boils down to a very simple theorem – Leucine increases the degree and speed of using proteins to build muscle.
Green Tea Extract – owes its slimming properties to catechins, namely a substance called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Catechins contained in green tea extract have a significant impact on fat reduction. They inhibit the absorption of fats from food and increase their consumption by the body. In addition, green tea increases the activity of some enzymes responsible for the digestive process, has a positive effect on liver metabolism, increases thermogenesis and accelerates fat oxidation.
Black Pepper Extract – the active ingredient in black pepper, has a thermogenic effect. It can increase the blood supply to digestive tissues, resulting in better absorption of food ingredients. It significantly improves the absorption of many active ingredients of supplements.
Vitamin A – a key vitamin when it comes to the health of our skin, hair and nails. That is why it is often an invaluable ingredient in skin and hair supplements. The use of vitamins is particularly important for dry and acne prone skin. It helps the skin to maintain an adequate level of hydration, making the skin more elastic and soft. It also helps in the fight against signs of aging such as wrinkles. It is helpful in reducing stretch marks or signs of peeling.
Calcium – is a basic mineral component, affecting, among others, maintaining the electrolyte balance of the body necessary for its proper functioning. It is an important component of bone tissue and is necessary for its proper development, as well as for the processes of smooth functioning of nerves, muscles and the heart.
3 capsules a day.
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Shred Time® stimulates fat loss, increases energy levels, suppresses appetite, and puts your body into a sweat pumping, thermogenic state.†
Just like you’d expect from 5% Nutrition, Shred Time® takes fat loss beyond anything the competition has to offer. We use a formula that targets fat loss using multiple pathways, giving you energy, focus, and mood elevation so you can conquer your workouts and your day.†
N-Acetyl L-Carnitine Hydrochloride – 1,000 mg – This highly bioavailable form of Carnitine is synthesized in the liver from the amino acids lysine and methionine. The primary function of Carnitine is to transport stored fat to the mitochondria where it can be used as energy by the body.(7)
Green Tea Extract – 500 mg – Standardized to 50% EGCG – Green Tea is well known for its antioxidant benefits. This is due to its active ingredients, known as catechins. The most effective catechin is Epigallocatechin Gallate or EGCG. Did you know that EGCG also targets the use of stored fat for energy? Here’s how: the hormone norepinephrine signals the breakdown of fat to be used as energy. EGCG inhibits the enzyme that breaks down this hormone, allowing it to send a stronger signal so more fat can be used as fuel.(8)
Green Coffee Bean Extract – 250 mg – This compound is unroasted coffee beans. This means the active ingredient, Chlorogenic Acid, stays intact. What does Chlorogenic Acid do? Preliminary research indicates it can help reduce carbohydrate absorption. Additionally, animal studies have suggested that it improves the function of the hormone adiponectin. This is considered the primary fat-burning hormone in the body.(9,10) These three ingredients work synergistically to signal your fat-burning hormones to burn stored fat for fuel.
Cocoa Alkaloids (Theobromine) – 50 mg & Theobromine – 50 mg – This compound is found in chocolate and kola nuts, as well as other foods. It’s similar to caffeine but has a milder stimulant effect. This means that theobromine helps ease the harshness of caffeine so you experience a smoother energy effect. Some companies simply load up the caffeine despite the negative effects it can cause. Leave it to 5% Nutrition to use two sources of this compound to help smooth out our hardcore caffeine dose.(11)
Gamma-Butyrobetaine Hydrochloride (GBB) – Some call GBB “Super Carnitine”. So what is it? GBB is a precursor to L-Carnitine and works by increasing the body’s natural production of L-Carnitine. GBB has been shown to double the plasma concentration of carnitine in the body, which amplifies the effects Carnitine has to offer. One of the big selling points of GBB is that it increases sweating. This of course means increased thermogenesis for faster fat loss.(12, 13)
Alpha Yohimbine Hydrochloride (Rauwolfia) – 3 mg – This is an alpha-2-receptor antagonist that stimulates increased noradrenaline production. It’s a mild stimulant that increases the body’s use of energy. Alpha Yohimbine helps burn “stubborn” fat because it blocks the a2 receptor, which shuts down fat burning. This is where the term “stubborn fat” comes from because fat the a2 receptor makes fat harder to burn. By blocking the a2 receptor, stubborn fat becomes easier to burn.(14)
SWEAT IT OUT COMPLEX†
CaloriBURN® Grains of Paradise Extract – 50 mg – This is a plant that originates in West Africa and contains an active phenol compound called 6-paradol. The CaloriBURN form of Grains of Paradise is a premium quality, stim-free, herbal fat loss ingredient that contains 12.5% 6-paradol. This compound has been shown to stimulate thermogenesis in B.A.T. or brown adipose tissue. It does this by supporting the conversion of stored fat into BAT, which can then be burned as energy by the body.(15)
Cayenne Pepper Fruit Extract – 50 mg – This is a patented compound that contains an active ingredient known as Capsicum. It can stimulate an increase in the core temperature of the body (thermogenesis), which burns a greater number of calories as energy. Capsimax is designed to prevent the burning sensation that regular cayenne pepper can cause.(16)
APPETITE SUPPRESSANT COMPLEX †
Hoodia Gordonii Extract Powder – 375 mg – Hoodia is a plant originating in South Africa that has an extended history of use as an appetite suppressant. Traditionally, it was used by native tribes to help control hunger during hunting expeditions. Hoodia has become a popular fat loss aid due to its appetite control properties. It’s believed that Hoodia works by tricking the body into thinking it’s full. The active ingredient in Hoodia is P57 and was discovered by the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in 1977.(17)
Saffron – 88.5 mg – Saffron is a spice that originates in Greece and has an extended history of medicinal use. Research has indicated that Saffron may control appetite and cravings by elevating mood, which decreases the desire to snack. Another mechanism of action suggests that Saffron increases the feeling of being full, so you eat less.(18) Who else but 5% Nutrition can create a powerful appetite suppressant complex that will bring your hunger to its knees?
FAT BURNER BLEND † 365 MG
Caffeine Anhydrous – 295 mg – There’s no doubt about it, Caffeine is the most popular energy and alertness compound on the planet. Beyond its ability to increase energy, improve focus and alertness, Caffeine is thought to stimulate thermogenesis.(19) We use several forms of Caffeine in Shred Time® to create extended, smoother energy and activate thermogenesis. This version of Caffeine has all the moisture removed, making it stronger gram for gram than regular Caffeine.
NeuroFactor™ Coffee Fruit Extract – 50 mg – This patented natural extract comes from the coffee arabica plant. NeuroFactor™ has been shown to dramatically increase levels of a protein known as Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). This protein is active in the brain and central nervous systems. It supports memory, learning, and cognitive function. NeuroFactor™ produces a stimulant-like effect that works well with the other forms of Caffeine in Shred Time®.(20)
Guarana Seed Extract – 10 mg – This is a South American fruit that contains 22% Caffeine. That’s more Caffeine than a coffee bean! Guarana has a slow energy release because of compounds called tannins, leading to a smooth, extended energy experience.
Infinergy™ Dicaffeine Malate – 10 mg – Infinergy™ is a combination of Caffeine and Malic Acid that increases energy, elevates focus, and stimulates thermogenesis. This type of Caffeine is buffered for reduced stomach discomfort. Malic Acid is involved in the cellular energy processes of the body, therefore, this compound increases energy in two ways. As you can see, we’re talking about a serious caffeine complex that’s long-lasting without the usual negative effects. Of course, you’re looking at extended energy and thermogenic power!
Only 5% Nutrition could create a stim complex like this.
THE MOST POWERFUL DIURETIC ON THE MARKET!
When Rich Piana won the 1998 Mr. California, it was the result of years of relentless training and dieting. Yet Rich knew the week leading up to contest day would determine where he would ultimately place. Rich understood the importance of shedding excess water weight before a competition. To do this, he would use a special combination of Dandelion Root, Shavegrass, and Uva Ursi Extract. These powerful ingredients were the key to making sure Rich was ripped to the bone and ready to storm the stage.
When we set out to create the kind of hardcore diuretic Rich would be proud of, we took a good look at all the possible ingredient options. Of course, we only chose the most effective and safest ingredients available. Included in this powerful formula is 600mg of Dandelion Extract, 550mg of Shavegrass, and 450mg of Uva Ursi Extract, and that’s just the beginning. There’s much more in our heavy-hitting Stage Ready formula to help you rapidly shed excess water weight. You’ll find our ‘Sweat It Out Complex’ will increase the body’s core temperature and speed up the flushing process. Finally, we enhance Stage Ready with critical electrolytes to replenish your body from potentially depleted levels.
When you’re putting everything you have into getting in the best shape of your life, you don’t need excess water retention hiding the valley-deep cuts you’ve been working for. This is the most potent diuretic you can find, and for good reason – the ingredients. Take a look at the synergism and potency of the powerful formula!
Dandelion Extract – 600mg – This ingredient is also known as “Taraxacum officinale” and helps increase the frequency of urination. Dandelion has a long history of use as a diuretic in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This impressive plant not only acts as a diuretic, but it also contains vitamins and minerals. One of these is potassium, one of the important electrolyte minerals.(1)
Shave Grass Powder – 550 mg – Also known as Horsetail, this herb has been used for centuries as a diuretic, among many other uses.(2)
Uva Ursi Extract – 450 mg – Uva Ursi, a low growing evergreen shrub, is also known as Bearberry (because bears like to eat the fruit). Among many benefits, Uva Ursi is known for its diuretic properties. Of course, diuretics help you get ripped and ready, but they also help you flush out your body.(3)
Juniper Berry Extract – 200 mg – Like many of the ingredients in the Stage Ready formula, Juniper originates from the evergreen tree. It’s been traditionally used as a spice as well as digestive support.(4)
Buchu Extract – 150 mg – This is a South African plant that supports digestion and acts as a diuretic. Like Uva Ursi, Buchu acts as a detoxifying agent. Of course, 5% Nutrition creates formulas that contain effective ingredients that work synergistically to create a complete approach.(5)
Cranberry Powder – 125 mg – Cranberry is a North American evergreen shrub. It’s also believed to be a potent diuretic, among other benefits.(6)
Green Coffee Bean – 100 mg – This compound is unroasted coffee beans. This means the active ingredient, Chlorogenic Acid, stays intact. What does Chlorogenic Acid do? Preliminary research indicates it can help reduce carbohydrate absorption. Additionally, animal studies have suggested that it improves the function of the hormone adiponectin. This is considered the primary fat-burning hormone in the body.(7,8) These three ingredients work synergistically to signal your fat-burning hormones to burn stored fat for fuel./p>
SWEAT OUT COMPLEX
Capsimax Cayenne Pepper Fruit Extract – 50 mg – This is a patented form of Cayenne that contains an active ingredient known as Capsicum. It stimulates an increase in the core temperature of the body (thermogenesis), which means you burn more calories as energy. Capsimax is designed to prevent the burning sensation that regular cayenne pepper can cause.(9,10)
Paradoxine® Grains of Paradise Extract – 30 mg – This plant originates in West Africa and contains an active phenol compound known as 6-paradol. The Paradoxine form of Grains of Paradise is a high quality, stim-free, herbal fat loss ingredient that contains 6-paradol and 6-shogaol. This compound stimulates thermogenesis in B.A.T. or brown adipose tissue and supports mood elevation. It does this by supporting the conversion of stored fat into BAT, which can then be burned as energy by the body.(11,12)
Electrolyte Matrix – 1382 mg – Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Oxide, Coconut Water Concentrate
While Stage Ready is a safe, natural way to remove excess water weight, leave it to 5% Nutrition to make sure our formula includes electrolytes to help keep your body hydrated! Compare us to the competition and you will see that most diuretics don’t even think about electrolytes, let alone include them in their formula.
Turkesterone – it’s one of the hottest supplements on the market. Of course, 5% had to step in and show everyone how it’s done. After all, 5% is known for state-of-the-art supplements that stand head and shoulders above the crowd, just like Rich did. Our product is overdosed (as per usual), making it stand out amongst the rest.
Turk 1200 has beta ecdysterone, making it an even more powerful anabolic combination. Wait till you check out our Hyper Transport & Absorption Matrix, too. Everybody else does one modestly dosed ingredient to aid absorption…not 5% Nutrition! We knock it out of the park, so you get the most absorption possible from this amazing supplement.
What Is Turkesterone And What Does It Do?
If you haven’t read our blog article about 5% Turkesterone 1200, you should. In that article, we explain exactly what turkesterone is and what it does. Briefly, it’s an ecdysteroid, which is a group of substances that have a structure similar to androgens. Ecdysteroids occur naturally in animals and plants. The similarity to androgens makes it similar to the aggressive supplements many bodybuilders and athletes use.
Turkesterone’s fundamental mode of action is to stimulate protein synthesis. That alone means it fits right in with the 5% family of products.
Now, you can take protein synthesis farther than you ever thought possible.
Turkesterone (Ajuga turkestanica) – 1,200mg – As noted, the primary effect of turkesterone is protein synthesis stimulation. There are in-vitro studies on human muscle fibers and animal models that support this. These studies show enhanced growth rates after consuming turkesterone.
Along with increased muscle mass via protein synthesis, turkesterone supports increased strength.
Finally, it has anti-catabolic benefits that help the body preserve muscle during times of calorie restriction. Those are just some of the several impressive benefits that can make a big difference in your workouts and your results.(1,2,3)
Beta-Ecdysterone – 200mg – Ecdysterone goes by several names. These include beta-ecdysterone, hydroxy beta ecdysterone, 20-hydroxy ecdysterone, and 20 hydroxy beta ecdysterone. It has the same benefits as turkesterone but to a lesser extent. Still, the combination of these 2 creates a powerful effect.
Hyper Transport & Absorption Matrix
No matter how impressive a product is, it’s all about absorption. This is where 5% really came through and took it a step farther than everybody else.
AstraGin™ – This is a patented absorption enhancer consisting of astragalus and notoginseng. In fact, it’s one of the most popular and effective absorption enhancers you can use and also promotes a healthy gut.(4)
Cyclodextrin – This is a dietary fiber prebiotic that lowers the glycemic index of food. Cool, right? It also aids in digestion and provides healthy intestinal flora.(5)
Naringin – This is a citrus flavonoid and has antioxidant properties. Natural sources include grapefruit juice. It’s also well known as an absorption enhancer. In addition, it helps extend the half-life of nutrients.