GAT™ NITRAFLEX™ Hyperemia & Testosterone Enhancing Pwd - Green Apple

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PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS: “Reactive hyperemia” describes the increase in muscle blood flow that occurs during high-intensity resistance exercise and produces the “pump” associated with increases in muscle size. The NITRAFLEX™ pre-training formula contains ingredients that in vitro, animal and clinical studies suggest possess properties that may help advanced athletes maximize energy, intensity, vascularity and reactive hyperemia (pumps) during their workouts, and provide long-term support of testosterone and nitric oxide levels in the healthy range when used as directed.*

UNIQUE PROPERTIES OF SOME OF THE KEY COMPOUNDS IN NITRAFLEX:
  • 1-SCOOP POTENCY*: NITRAFLEX is so potent, only 1 scoop (1 serving) is necessary. Do not exceed 1 scoop in a single 24-hour period. Do not take NITRAFLEX with 5 hours of bedtime.
  • HIGH CITRULLINE: ARGININE RATIO: Arginine is a proven precursor to nitric oxide (NO), a vasodilator. What most people don’t know is that arginine supplementation stimulates the activity of arginase, an enzyme that breaks down arginine. Over time, this may actually result in reduced arginine and NO levels, in turn causing your preworkout formula to stop working. Research suggests that supplementing with a high ratio of citrulline to arginine may reduce this risk by avoiding overstimulation of arginase*.
  • 6 WEEKS OF TESTOSTERONE: Calcium fructopyranose borate (CFB) has been shown to increase testosterone in healthy subjects*. The average increase in total and free testosterone in a 6-week study was 56% and 29.5%, respectively. In a second study, total and free testosterone increased only 3 hours after a single dose of CFB.
  • EFFECTIVE DOSES OF BETA-ALANINE: The clinically-proven performance enhancer beta-alanine was not “fairy dusted” in this formula. Rather, we added an exceptionally powerful dose that you will feel working following your very first serving. (May promote slight, tingly-cerebral sensation)
  • CREATINE-FREE: Creatine causes water retention, which can make achieving a dry, hard muscular look even more difficult. Sometimes creatine is added to products precisely for this reason. (When you see yourself getting bloated, you may be fooled into thinking the product is “working.”) We left it out of NITRAFLEX precisely for this reason. Thus making NITRAFLEX ideal for pre-contest prep.
  • COGNITIVE ENHANCERS: NITRAFLEX contains unique ratios of scientifically validated compounds that help you remain alert, intense and focused while you’re flying from set to set with veins fully dilated and muscles pumped to the extreme. (DMAE)

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 Scoop
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % DV
NITRAFLEX™ PROPRIECEUTICAL BLEND 7365.00 mg**
Vasoactive Arginase-Regulating NO Precursor Complex 0.00**
Acute Energy Focus Intensity Neuromodulating Endurance Complex 0.00**
 ethanol 2-acetylamino-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-propanoic acid 2-Amino-4-(ethylcarbamoyl) **
 butyric acid Micro-encapulated Beta-Phenylethylamine (for optimized absorption into the bloodstream) **
 Rauwolscine (Rauvolfia Canescens L. [Leaf And Root] **
Clinically-Studied Testosterone-Enhancing Complex 0.00**
 Calcium fructopyranose borate (CFB) US Patent #5962049 **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Product Directions / Additional Info

Training days: Day 1: Begin by assessing your tolerance with half a scoop (½ scoop) of NITRAFLEX™ mixed with 6-8 oz of cold water. Days 2 and beyond: Depending on tolerance, mix 1 serving (1 scoop) of NITRAFLEX™ with 6-8 oz of cold water and consume within 30 minutes before working out.

Non-training days: Take 1 serving (1 scoop) upon arising in the morning or before any physical activity. Do not take more than 1 serving in a single 24-hour period. Do not take within five hours of bedtime.

Optional - Stack NITRAFLEX™ “Tablets”: Take 3-4 NITRAFLEX Stimulant-Free Tablets with 1 scoop of NITRAFLEX Powder 30 minutes before training for more dramatic effects.

Other Ingredients: Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Acesulfame-K, Sucralose, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Silica, Red #40

Warning: This product is strictly intended for use by healthy persons 18 years of age or older. Each serving (1 scoop) contains 325 mg of caffeine. Do not combine with other caffeine or stimulant-containing products. Follow the instructions for assessing your tolerance. Do not use if you are pregnant, nursing or trying to become pregnant. Do not use if you are currently unaware of your health status or if you have a medical condition including but not limited to heart, liver, kidney, or thyroid disease, psychiatric or epileptic disorders, high or low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, recurrent headaches, enlarged prostate or glaucoma. Do not use if you are taking prescription or non-prescription medication of any kind including but not limited to MAO inhibitors, anti-depressants, aspirin. Do not use if you are prone to overheating or dehydration. After 8 weeks of use, take 1 week off before resuming use. Discontinue at least 2 weeks prior to surgery or if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, severe headache or shortness of breath.

DO NOT TAKE MORE THAN 1 SCOOP PER SERVING.

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Green Tea

Green Tea
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
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Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

High Cholesterol
Dose: 3 cups daily
Green tea has been shown to lower total cholesterol levels and improve people's cholesterol profile.(more)
High Cholesterol
Dose: 75 mg of theaflavins, 150 mg of green tea catechins, and 150 mg of other tea polyphenols daily
An extract of green tea, enriched with a compound present in black tea (theaflavins), has been found to lower serum cholesterol in people with moderately high cholesterol levels.(more)
High Triglycerides
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Drinking green tea may have a positive effect on triglyceride levels.(more)
Sunburn
Dose: Apply a formula containing 10% green tea polyphenols before sun exposure
Green tea contains polyphenols that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, and studies have suggested that these polyphenols can protect skin against ultraviolet rays.(more)
Influenza
Dose: Gargle with a liquid extract containing 200 mcg per ml three times per day
In one study, elderly nursing home residents in Japan who gargled with a green tea extract were less likely to get the flu than those who gargled without the green tea extract.(more)
Immune Function
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Green tea has stimulated production of immune cells and has shown anti-bacterial properties in some studies.(more)
Infection
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Green tea is an herb that directly attack microbes.(more)
Obesity
Dose: An extract supplying 270 mg of EGCG and 150 mg of caffeine per day
Green tea extract rich in polyphenols may support a weight-loss program by increasing energy expenditure or by inhibiting fat digestion.(more)
Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructions
A meta-analysis of several studies found that green tea consumption may improve blood glucose control and insulin sensitivity.(more)
Prostate Cancer
Dose: Several cups per day (enough to provide 600 mg of catechins daily)
Drinking green tea or taking green tea catechins may help prevent prostate cancer in men at high risk of developing the disease.(more)
Hives
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Two components of green tea, the polyphenols epigallocatechin (EGC) and epicatechin gallate (ECG), are reported to have an antihistamine effect.(more)
Crohn's Disease
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Green tea is a tannin-containing herb that may be helpful to decrease diarrhea during acute flare-ups and has been used for this purpose in traditional medicine.(more)
Leukoplakia
Dose: 3 grams daily of a combination of whole green tea, green tea polyphenols, and green tea pigments, along with painting the mixture on the lesions three times per day
A combination of whole green tea, green tea polyphenols, and green tea pigments painted on lesions may improve healing.(more)
Abnormal Pap Smear
Dose: Twice weekly, apply a cream with 15% polyphenols to the cervix and/or take a 200 mg EGCG supplement daily
A preliminary study found that cervical dysplasia improved following treatment with epigallocatechin-3-gallate, a green tea flavonoid, for 8 to 12 weeks. (more)
High Cholesterol
Dose: 3 cups daily

Green tea has been shown to lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels according to several preliminary and controlled trials.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 However, not all trials have found that green tea intake lowers lipid levels.7 Much of the research documenting the health benefits of green tea is based on the amount of green tea typically drunk in Asian countries-about three cups per day, providing 240 to 320 mg of polyphenols.

References

1. Kono S, Shinchi K, Ikeda N, et al. Green tea consumption and serum lipid profiles: A cross-sectional study in Northern Kyushu, Japan. Prev Med 1992;21:526-31.

2. Yamaguchi Y, Hayashi M, Yamazoe H, et al. Preventive effects of green tea extract on lipid abnormalities in serum, liver and aorta of mice fed an atherogenic diet. Nip Yak Zas 1991;97:329-37.

3. Sagesaka-Mitane Y, Milwa M, Okada S. Platelet aggregation inhibitors in hot water extract of green tea. Chem Pharm Bull 1990;38:790-3.

4. Stensvold I, Tverdal A, Solvoll K, et al. Tea consumption. Relationship to cholesterol, blood pressure, and coronary and total mortality. Prev Med 1992;21:546-53.

5. Wu AH, Spicer D, Stanczyk FZ, et al. Effect of 2-month controlled green tea intervention on lipoprotein cholesterol, glucose, and hormone levels in healthy postmenopausal women. Cancer Prev Res 2012;5:393-402.

6. Zheng XX, Xu YL, Li SH, et al. Green tea intake lowers fasting serum total and LDL cholesterol in adults: a meta-analysis of 14 randomized controlled trials. Am J Clin Nutr 2011;94:601-10.

7. Tsubono Y, Tsugane S. Green tea intake in relation to serum lipid levels in middle-aged Japanese men and women. Ann Epidemiol 1997;7:280-4.

High Cholesterol
Dose: 75 mg of theaflavins, 150 mg of green tea catechins, and 150 mg of other tea polyphenols dailyAn extract of green tea, enriched with a compound present in black tea (theaflavins), has been found to lower serum cholesterol in a double-blind study of people with moderately high cholesterol levels. The average reduction in total serum cholesterol during the 12-week study was 11.3%, and the average reduction in LDL cholesterol was 16.4%. The extract used in this study provided daily 75 mg of theaflavins, 150 mg of green tea catechins, and 150 mg of other tea polyphenols.
High Triglycerides
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Intake of three cups or less of green tea daily has been shown not to affect blood triglyceride levels.1 Intake of four or more cups per day has been correlated with lower triglyceride levels.2 Overall, the evidence is unclear on how much of an effect high levels of intake of green tea has on triglyceride levels.

References

1. Tsubono Y, Tsugane S. Green tea intake in relation to serum lipid levels in middle-aged Japanese men and women. Ann Epidemiol 1997;7:280-4.

2. Imai K, Nakachi K. Cross sectional study of effects of drinking green tea on cardiovascular and liver diseases. BMJ 1995;310:693-6.

Sunburn
Dose: Apply a formula containing 10% green tea polyphenols before sun exposure

Green tea(Camellia sinensis) contains polyphenols that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, and animal and preliminary human studies have suggested that these polyphenols, when given orally or used topically, can protect skin against ultraviolet rays.1, 2, 3, 4 In a small, controlled human study, topical application of green tea extracts containing from 2.5 to 10% polyphenols significantly reduced the amount of burning from exposure to ultraviolet rays, with the 10% solution exerting greater protective effect.5

References

1. Graham HN. Green tea composition, consumption, and polyphenol chemistry. Prev Med 1992;21:334-50.

2. Kim J, Hwang JS, Cho YK, et al. Protective effects of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate on UVA- and UVB-induced skin damage. Skin Pharmacol Appl Skin Physiol 2001;14:11-9.

3. Katiyar SK. Skin photoprotection by green tea: antioxidant and immunomodulatory effects. Curr Drug Targets Immune Endocr Metabol Disord 2003;3:234-42 [review].

4. Katiyar SK, Perez A, Mukhtar H. Green tea polyphenol treatment to human skin prevents formation of ultraviolet light B-induced pyrimidine dimers in DNA. Clin Cancer Res 2000;6:3864-9.

5. Elmets CA, Singh D, Tubesing K, et al. Cutaneous photoprotection from ultraviolet injury by green tea polyphenols. J Am Acad Dermatol 2001;44:425-32.

Influenza
Dose: Gargle with a liquid extract containing 200 mcg per ml three times per day

In a preliminary study of elderly nursing home residents in Japan, only 1.3% of those who gargled with a green tea extract three times a day during the winter developed influenza, whereas 10.4% of those who gargled without the green tea extract developed the disease (a statistically significant difference). The presumed active ingredients in the extract were a group of flavonoids called catechins, which were present in the extract at half the concentration as that in green tea.1 It is possible, therefore, that gargling with green tea itself might also be effective for preventing the flu.

In a double-blind study of healthcare workers, the combination of 378 mg per day green tea catechins and 210 mg per day of theanine (another component of green tea) taken for 5 months reduced the incidence of influenza infection by 69%, when compared with a placebo.2

References

1. Yamada H, Takuma N, Daimon T, Hara Y. Gargling with tea catechin extracts for the prevention of influenza infection in elderly nursing home residents: a prospective clinical study. J Altern Complement Med 2006;12:669-72.

2. Matsumoto K, Yamada H, Takuma N, et al. Effects of green tea catechins and theanine on preventing influenza infection among healthcare workers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Complement Altern Med 2011;11:15.

Immune Function
Dose: Refer to label instructionsGreen tea has stimulated production of immune cells and has shown anti-bacterial properties in animal studies.1, 2, 3 More research is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of green tea in protecting against infection and other immune system-related diseases.
References

1. Stoner GD, Mukhtar H. Polyphenols as cancer chemopreventive agents. J Cell Bioch 1995;22:169-80.

2. You SQ. Study on feasibility of Chinese green tea polyphenols (CTP) for preventing dental caries. Chin J Stom 1993;28(4):197-9.

3. Hamilton-Miller JM. Antimicrobial properties of tea (Camellia sinensis L.). Antimicrob Agents Chemother 1995;39:2375-7.

Infection
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Herbs that directly attack microbes include the following: chaparral, eucalyptus, garlic, green tea, lemon balm (antiviral), lomatium, myrrh, olive leaf, onion, oregano, pau d'arco (antifungal), rosemary, sage, sandalwood, St. John's wort, tea tree oil, thyme, and usnea.

Obesity
Dose: An extract supplying 270 mg of EGCG and 150 mg of caffeine per day

Green tea extract rich in polyphenols (epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG) may support a weight-loss program by increasing energy expenditure or by inhibiting the digestion of fat in the intestine.1 Healthy young men who took two green tea capsules (containing a total of 50 mg of caffeine and 90 mg of EGCG) three times a day burned significantly more calories and oxidized significantly more fat than those who took caffeine alone or a placebo. In a preliminary study of moderately obese individuals, administration of a specific green tea extract (AR25) resulted in a 4.6% reduction in average body weight after 12 weeks. The amount of green tea extract used in this study supplied daily 270 mg of EGCG and 150 mg of caffeine.

While caffeine is known to stimulate metabolism, it appears that other substances besides caffeine were responsible for at least part of the weight loss. Although the extract produced few side effects, one individual developed abnormal liver function tests during the study. In another study, consuming approximately 12 ounces of oolong tea (a semifermented version of green tea) daily for 12 weeks reduced waist circumference and the amount of body fat in a group of normal-weight to overweight men. However, in another study, 300 mg per day of EGCG was no more effective than a placebo for promoting weight loss in overweight postmenopausal women.2 Additional studies are needed to confirm the safety and effectiveness of green tea extracts for promoting weight loss.

References

1. Nagao T, Hase T, Tokimitsu I. A green tea extract high in catechins reduces body fat and cardiovascular risks in humans. Obesity 2007;15:1473-83.

2. Hill AM, Coates AM, Buckley JD, et al. Can EGCG reduce abdominal fat in obese subjects? J Am Coll Nutr 2007;26:396S?402S.

Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructionsA meta-analysis of 17 randomized controlled trials, including a total of 1,133 subjects (mostly overweight or obese, and/or having type 2 diabetes or borderline diabetes) found that green tea consumption significantly improved blood glucose control and insulin sensitivity.1
References

1. Liu K, Zhou R, Wang B, et al. Effect of green tea on glucose control and insulin sensitivity: a meta-analysis of 17 randomized controlled trials. Am J Clin Nutr 2013;98:340?48.

Prostate Cancer
Dose: Several cups per day (enough to provide 600 mg of catechins daily) In a double-blind trial, men with precancerous changes in the prostate received a green tea extract providing 600 mg of catechins per day or a placebo for one year. After one year, prostate cancer had developed in 3.3% of the men receiving the green tea extract and in 30% of those given the placebo, a statistically significant difference.1 These results suggest that drinking green tea or taking green tea catechins may help prevent prostate cancer in men at high risk of developing the disease.
References

1. Bettuzzi S, Brausi M, Rizzi F, et al. Chemoprevention of human prostate cancer by oral administration of green tea catechins in volunteers with high-grade prostate intraepithelial neoplasia: a preliminary report from a one-year proof-of-principle study. Cancer Res 2006;66:1234-40.

Hives
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Two components of green tea, the polyphenols epigallocatechin (EGC) and epicatechin gallate (ECG),1 are reported to have an antihistamine effect. Some doctors recommend approximately 3 cups of green tea per day or about 3 grams of soluble components providing roughly 240 to 320 mg of polyphenols, although no human trials have studied the effects of green tea in people with hives.

References

1. Matsuo N, Yamada K, Shoji K, et al. Effect of tea polyphenols on histamine release from rat basophilic leukemia (RBL-2H3) cells: the structure-inhibitory activity relationship. Allergy 1997;52:58-64.

Crohn's Disease
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Tannin-containing herbs may be helpful to decrease diarrhea during acute flare-ups and have been used for this purpose in traditional medicine. A preliminary trial using isolated tannins in the course of usual drug therapy for Crohn's disease found them to be more effective for reducing diarrhea than was no additional treatment.1 Tannin-containing herbs of potential benefit include agrimony (Agrimonia spp.), green tea, oak, witch hazel, and cranesbill. Use of such herbs should be discontinued before the diarrhea is completely resolved; otherwise the disease may be aggravated.

References

1. Plein K, Burkard G, Hotz J. Treatment of chronic diarrhea in Crohn disease. A pilot study of the clinical effect of tannin albuminate and ethacridine lactate. Fortschr Med 1993;111:114-8 [in German].

Leukoplakia
Dose: 3 grams daily of a combination of whole green tea, green tea polyphenols, and green tea pigments, along with painting the mixture on the lesions three times per day

In a double-blind trial, people with leukoplakia took 3 grams per day of a mixture of whole green tea, green tea polyphenols, and green tea pigments orally and also painted the mixture of the tea on their lesions three times per day for six months.1 Those in the green tea group had significant improvement in the healing of their lesions.

References

1. Li N, Sun Z, Han C, Chen J. The chemopreventive effects of tea on human oral precancerous mucosa lesions. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1999;220:218-24.

Abnormal Pap Smear
Dose: Twice weekly, apply a cream with 15% polyphenols to the cervix and/or take a 200 mg EGCG supplement daily

In a preliminary study, women with cervical dysplasia were randomly assigned to receive either 200 mg per day of EGCG-a green tea extract known as (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-200 mg per day of poly E (another green tea extract), or no treatment (control group) for 8 to 12 weeks. More than 50% of the women receiving EGCG or poly E had an improvement in their Pap smear, compared with only 10% of the women in the control group.1

References

1. Ahn WS, Yoo J, Huh SW, et al. Protective effects of green tea extracts (polyphenon E and EGCG) on human cervical lesions. Eur J Cancer Prev 2003;12:383-90.

Parts Used & Where Grown

All teas (green, black, and oolong) are derived from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. The difference is in how the plucked leaves are prepared. Green tea, unlike black and oolong tea, is not fermented, so the active constituents remain unaltered in the herb. The leaves of the tea plant are used both as a social and a medicinal beverage.

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