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Compound Solutions Blog

Ingredient news and scientific research for better products and educated consumers.

#TeamCSI Challenge: Austin Half Marathon

January 6th, 2020

A couple months back the Bare Performance Nutrition (BPN) team announced the Run One More Challenge. The challenge is to run either the Austin 5k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon with team BPN this February. But, true to BPN’s brand and owner Nick Bare’s way of living, they’re asking participants to “Run One More”, or […]

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A New Era of Pre-Workouts: PeakO2 vs. Beta-Alanine

December 16th, 2019

For more than a decade, product developers formulating pre-workouts have  turned to beta-alanine and citrulline. Backed by numerous studies, beta-alanine is about as much of a “proven commodity” as you’ll find in the world of sports nutrition supplements, save creatine or caffeine. But, beta-alalnine is mostly in the formula for the sizzle (the tingle), not […]

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Not All EAAs Are Created Equal

December 16th, 2019

First, before we can talk about EAAs, it’s important to note that BCAAs are contained in the EAAs, and that the two are complementary. Amino9™ is a Leucine-enhanced, clinically-substantiated* blend of all nine essential amino acids, including the three BCAAs — leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Amino9™ is designed to help bodybuilders, competitive athletes, and anyone […]

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Formulate for CrossFit: How to Disrupt the Endurance Category

November 25th, 2019

There is no “GNC” for CrossFit. If endurance athletes go to Bodybuilding.com, they don’t see themselves. Targeting thousands of CrossFit boxes individually is incredibly expensive, and exhibiting at endurance races across the country is also prohibitively expensive. So, how do you target this large market without a physical retail partner? Formulate for CrossFit with direct-to-consumer […]

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How To Formulate for Endurance Sports (& CrossFit)

November 16th, 2019

Many have tried to formulate for endurance sports, but this category is still growing. This is part II of a two-part series on CrossFit & endurance sport formulation. In Part I we discussed what has been missed and potential opportunities. Now we touch on potential formulations. CrossFit is unique because it requires both power and endurance. […]

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Fat as Fuel in Sports Performance

December 20th, 2018

The basis for a high-carbohydrate lifestyle is due more to agri-business pushing their products than it is due to good science. Our health should be based on causation, not imaginary correlations. It’s time for a change – to use fat as fuel in our daily lives. Sports Performance It is widely believed that carbohydrate is […]

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The Real Truth About Fats

December 16th, 2018

On the global scale, we have failed to promote accurate dietary guidelines for improving our health. We can’t necessarily be blamed for initially thinking fat would make us fat – it is called fat, after all. However, after 40-50 years of climbing death rates and incidence of lifestyle diseases, we absolutely must be more critical […]

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What Are Fats? A Scientific Approach to Fats

November 16th, 2018

What are fats? You may have heard from someone before, “healthy fats include chocolate and coconut oil.” But the same person who told you that also said saturated fats were unhealthy. Those saying “healthy fats” are confused because all fats, apart from the very few exceptions, are healthy. Those with a confusing, mixed message about […]

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Micronutrients in the Keto Diet: The Definitive Guide (Infographic)

January 16th, 2018

When excluding particular foods, food categories, or macronutrient groups from the diet, the opportunity for deficiency to present itself increases. Therefore, it is no surprise that pushback is due to lack of micronutrients in the keto diet. We are here to bust some of the myths surfacing around this topic. A close examination of our […]

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3 Formulas For CrossFitters

October 16th, 2017

CrossFit’s popularity is still on the rise. With well over 10,000 CrossFit facilities, more than 250,000 CrossFit games entrants, it is estimated that more than 2 million people engage in some form of CrossFit-type activity. Further, once people identify themselves as CrossFitters, they believe they need CrossFit-specific products to be successful. That makes it not […]

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PeakO2®, A Versatile Blend of Performance Mushrooms

September 16th, 2017

After many years, people are re-discovering what has been around for centuries—adaptogens. Adaptogens have been essential to traditional Asian medicine for centuries, helping people adapt and perform better under physical and mental stress. Problem Adaptogens are typically too brown and too insoluble in water to use in lightly flavored and colored drinks. So, they’ve been under-utilized […]

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Newly Published Clinical Studies Highlight Unique Benefits of TeaCrine®

August 16th, 2017

As a company rooted in science, we’ve invested heavily in proving out the safety and efficacy of TeaCrine®, our energy and focus ingredient. The two clinical trials that showed TeaCrine®’s effects (decreases in anxiety and irritability and increases in energy, focus and concentration) are now published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Dietary Supplements. For more details, read the […]

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Full List of References for the 3 Part Fat Series

June 16th, 2015

Part 1: What are Fats? A Scientific Approach to Dispelling the Confusion Around Fat Part 2: The Truth about Fat Part 3: Fat as Fuel in Sports Performance   Accurso, A., Bernstein, R. K., Dahlqvist, A., Draznin, B., Feinman, R. D., Fine, E. J., … & Manninen, A. H. (2008). Dietary carbohydrate restriction in type […]

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