ARMOR-XT 90 ct
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N-Acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) is an amino acid derivative in a class of its own. Its diverse spectrum of benefits is truly profound, and NAC is a supplement one should consider adding to their permanent, daily regimen. It influences glutaminergic transmission, boosts glutathione activity, enables apoptosis, supports mitochondrial function, fights inflammation, and too many other things to mention them all. If you aren't currently taking NAC, then you're neglecting one of the easiest ways to insure a strong liver and promote good health in general.
Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle Extract)
Milk Thistle is a plant often used for its anti-metastatic properties, but is included here mainly for its ability to promote liver detoxification. Silymarin is the constituent of Milk Thistle with the most research behind it, and is considered effective at increasing bile flow. It is therefore widely used for its hepatoprotective properties to guard against obstructive biliary stenosis and hepatic fibrosis. These are usually the most common liver ailments experienced by bodybuilders.
Crataegus (Hawthorn Berry)
Cardioactive Bioflavones and Flavonoids
Crataegus is a genus of shrubs which produce small fruits known as Hawthorn berries. The extract of these berries is believed to strengthen the cardiovascular system, and it has been researched and used in this context since ancient times. When sodium or fluid retention is high, or blood pressure is chronically elevated due to unavoidable metabolic factors. Hawthorn Berry is a tried and trusted way to lower blood pressure, and this is the antidotal consensus of countless users.
Serenoa repens (Saw Palmetto Fruit Extract)
Prostatic Fatty Acids and Phytosterols
The fruits of the Saw Palmetto palm are high in fatty acids and sterols, and the extracts of these fruits are commonly used when androgenic expression needs to be controlled. Research indicates that components of the extract exhibit significant inhibition of 5a-reductase activity, which probably explains why it is used so often to combat androgenic alopecia.
Saw Palmetto also finds utility in counteracting transient prostatic hypertrophy. Ever got up in the middle of the night and tried to relieve yourself, but then stood there and waited for some unknown reason? It's called urinary hesitancy resulting from prostatic hypertrophy, and it's fairly common toward the end of heavy cycles. The symptomatic relief of urinary hesitance has no doubt been praised by many a bodybuilder late at night, who can finally get up and pee on command again without the 40 second delay of game penalty!
Vitis vinifera (Grape Seed Extract)
Performance Proanthocyanidins and Stilbenoids
Grape Seed extract (GSE) like Hawthorn, is another berry extract that can significantly lower systolic blood pressure as well as pulse rate, which is a very welcome effect during times of stress or situational hypertension. GSE has gathered much data to support claims of its benefits, and is prized by many for its anti-oxidant potency and subsequent anti-aging effect. It contains several classes of molecules which contribute to its reported benefits, but perhaps one of the most well known is Resveratrol. The hepatoprotective and anti- inflammatory benefits of Resveratrol and the other oligomeric polyphenols in GSE is also accompanied by aromatase inhibiting and SERM-like properties, so it is often utilized as an anti-estrogen as well.
Thioctic Acid (Alpha-Lipoic Acid / ALA)
Alpha-Lipoic acid is an endogenous antioxidant, sometimes referred to as a metabolic antioxidant. It has special solubility characteristics making it both fat and water soluble within the body. This means that it can penetrate a variety of regions and cell membranes that many other good anti-oxidants might not. ALA is similar in its supplemental significance to things like NAC, so it's value cannot be overstated. Due to its plethora of benefits, adopting a supplemental strategy that includes daily ALA is highly encouraged for any athlete.
To name just a few of its potential benefits: It recycles and spares other antioxidants, inhibits reductase much like Saw Palmetto, lowers blood glucose levels and improves glycogen deposition, supports mitochondrial energy production in muscles, and of course is a superb liver defender.
Estrogen Metabolic Modulation
Indole-3-carbinol is a compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and greens. It has been studied extensively to elucidate the mechanism by which it inhibits growth of various reproductive carcinomas. In these studies, I3C has been found to alter estrogenic metabolism. This occurs in such a way as to shift metabolic pathways, resulting in lower conversion to strong estrogens and greater proportional conversion to weaker estrogens. This means weaker estrogen expression and less suppression of HPTA from estrogenic contributors. When I3C is stacked with an aromatase inhibitor like Grape Seed, and reductase inhibitors like ALA and Saw Palmetto, the combination not only works to detoxify estrogen, but also to stimulate gonadotrophic factors that directly increase testosterone.