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What are the benefits of PeakO2®?

PeakO2® Benefits
December 5, 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 used to innovate in the pre-workout and intra-workout space, it is ideal for active lifestyle blends like greens, reds, collagen and more.

In other words, the adaptogenic benefits of PeakO2® are proven to delay your body’s time to exhaustion. You’ll want this if you need endurance in any capacity.

PeakO2® is a blend of organic-certified combination of six adaptogenic mushrooms

The term “adaptogen” essentially describes a natural product like herb or plant-based vegetation like mushrooms. PeakO2® uses a blend of organic-certified combination of six mushrooms. This means that the adaptogens used in PeakO2® are highly-qualified adaptogens.

Here are the four rules of adaptogens:

  1. Adaptogens should not harm the human body.
  2. Adaptogens must have positive excitation effects on the human body. This means your body feels good.
  3. Adaptogens have to reduce harm caused by stress like fatigue, depression, and infection.
  4. Adaptogens should never be harmful side effects like insomnia, low protein synthesis or excessive energy consumption.

So, it makes sense that PeakO2® is the go-to adaptogen ingredient for everything. Here’s where you can use PeakO2®

Pre-workouts (stim or non-stim): There’s a reason why this ingredient is called performance mushrooms. PeakO₂® is clinically proven to increase power 17.6% in 7 days. It improves VO₂ max and VO₂ time to exhaustion 65 seconds in just 21 days. It does so by increasing the lungs’ oxygen uptake and efficiency. It’s like taking creatine monohydrate and beta-alanine, but getting results six weeks faster.

BCAA or endurance formulas: PeakO₂® improves oxygen uptake, leading to significant gains in VO₂ max and VO₂ max time to exhaustion. Its combination with a muscle “fuel” like Leucine is a powerful muscle potentiator and athletic performance booster. The use of PeakO₂® is exclusive to Scivation (Xtend) until January 2, 2017.

Gainers or performance proteins: Gainers are not about gaining fat, but about gaining strength. Blending basic whey protein and maltodextrin together has been the “gainer formula” for decades. Now we can create an “elite” gainer or protein for those who want the strength component: PeakO₂®.

Performance vegan/organic formulas: vegan proteins, meal replacements and greens products are surging in popularity. Now you can add a performance component with 100% organic-certified, vegan, non-GMO, non-allergenic, gluten-free, all-natural PeakO₂®.

Add to Shake: It’s also possible to use PeakO₂® as a single item in a bottle that you just “add-to-shake.”

Here are the top benefits of PeakO2®

General Wellness

Most importantly, the natural carbohydrates in mushrooms are called polysaccharides. They are beneficial for the gut. They’re prebiotics. This means that in addition to all of the other benefits that come adaptogens, you get the gut health that we all know is important to overall human health.

Oxygen release

Your muscles need oxygen. When stressed, your muscles need more oxygen. The unique blend allows your body to access more, faster and longer.

Sustained energy

Sustained energy means that you get to have more gas left in the tank even after you think you’ve reached your limit.


Adaptogens are typically too brown and too insoluble in water to use in lightly flavored and colored drinks.  It’s muddy looking and that isn’t a bad thing but it’s not the most attractive. So, they’ve been under-utilized in powder beverages.


PeakO₂® is clinically proven to boost both power AND endurance. It’s light tan in water and neutrally flavored, so experimenting with it is easy.

Remarkable results from 2 University studies show performance improvements versus baseline:

PeakO2 peak power output

PeakO2 time to exhaustion


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