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Category: Sports Nutrition

PeakO2® Benefits

What are the benefits of PeakO2®?

December 5th, 2022

PeakO2® is the proprietary ingredient from Compound Solutions made of an organic-certified combination of six adaptogenic mushrooms grown in the U.S. PeakO2® allows users to “adapt” and overcome physical and mental stress, increasing power and endurance. PeakO2® also helps improve oxygen utilization and work capacity while decreasing lactate, helping athletes train longer and harder. Primarily […]

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Fat as Fuel in Sports Performance

December 5th, 2022

This article will go over the basics of goFat® and the concept that fat can be used as fuel. We’ll discuss how diets high in carbohydrates have been pushed by agri-business, and why using fat as fuel is healthier for us. Additionally, we’ll cover the scientific research surrounding goFat®, and how it can benefit our […]

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How to Formulate Supplements with Carbs

June 16th, 2022

In order to understand intraworkouts, we need to come to terms with carbs vs. no carbs. Carbs are quickly becoming the “new bad guy” in the American diet. We’re just a few years away from anti-carbohydrate campaigns, and the popularity of low-carb and ketogenic lifestyles are only growing. In this shifting environment, how do you […]

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EAAs vs BCAAs

BCAAs vs. EAAs: Know the difference before you buy another thing

June 5th, 2022

First off, why formulate with aminos right now? Short answer: the market is ready. Supplement sales have spiked and people are working out at home in unprecedented numbers. It’s time to know more about the science between BCAAs and EAAs. It gets much better when you consider vegan options, too. Which is right for your […]

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Why TeaCrine® Is the Perfect Caffeine Replacement

March 17th, 2022

Let’s talk about caffeine replacement and TeaCrine® . If you’re like most people, your day starts pretty much the same — roll out of bed and straight into the kitchen for a much-needed cup of coffee. What is it about coffee that’s so warm, comforting, and refreshing? Why is it the go-to way to start […]

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TeaCrine®’s Energy vs. Caffeine’s Energy

March 17th, 2022

What makes TeaCrine®’s energy different from caffeine’s? Well, both modulate adenosine, which is what signals fatigue. But, caffeine hits adenosine head-on. Adenosine can no longer fire the fatigue signal. TeaCrine®, on the other hand, “unlocks” adenosine through the side door. It isn’t as aggressive as caffeine’s signal, so adenosine can still fire – just to […]

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Elite Gamers and Mental Stamina: A new gaming study

What is Mental Stamina: A [New] Gaming Study Tells All

March 4th, 2022

What is Mental Stamina? A new gaming study reveals that a combination of TeaCrine®, Dynamine™ and caffeine was superior to caffeine-alone. The combination increased mental performance (mental stamina) without increasing anxiety observed in the caffeine-only group. This new research demonstrated that elite gamers who pull long gaming marathons can remain vigilant and focused without the […]

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Electrolyte Supplement Innovation

What’s Next for Electrolytes?

March 22nd, 2021

Spoiler alert: not more sugar. We’ve all seen Liquid IV crush it, and then inspire numerous copycats. Those like Gatorade, Nuun and Ultima have been here all along, but Liquid IV seems to have taken the hydration category to new highs. By the look of recent sales, you would have thought our country was ravaged […]

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How to Formulate a Pre-Workout – 2020

July 21st, 2020

There is always space for a great pre-workout. Innovation in this category is one of the most dynamic in all of dietary supplements. Is the consumer hardcore and a “stim junkie,” or more active lifestyle? Read on for insider tips on how to formulate a pre-workout and how to differentiate with new ingredients at effective […]

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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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