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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.
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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.
THE MOST ADVANCED FAT BURNER ON THE MARKET!
Rich Piana 5% Nutrition Shred Time® is an OVERDOSED thermogenic powerhouse that’s packed with effective ingredients. We decided to step in and show the competition how it’s done. We use the most effective, well researched, and sought after ingredients available. Compare Shred Time® formula to the competition and you will see what a real fat burner should look like.
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.