ERGOPURE Information (Test Boosters/Hormone Regulation)

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Serving Size - 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container - 90

Ingredients
KSM-66 (Withania somnifera - 250mg
[Root] extract standardized to 5%
Goji Berry Extract (Lycium Barbarum 40% Polysaccharides) - 300mg
Mucuna Pruriens (98% L-Dopa) - 125mg
3,5-androstadiene-7,17-dione - 25mg
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) - 1500i
Calcium Fructoborate - 76mg

Other Ingredients: Vcaps (Vegetarian Capsule) Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate.

Suggested Use:
As a dietary supplement take 1 capsule 3 times daily, 20minutes before meals. Do not exceed 8 weeks of continuous use. Do not exceed recommended dosage.

All information taken from Myodyne.com/ergopure. This seems to be a very promising product that is packed full of quality ingredients. We can't wait to try this!

Overview
Optimize Testosterone Levels
Increase HGH
Enhance Lean Muscle Mass
Regulate Estrogen
Improve Endurance
Control Cortisol
Enhance Recovery
Cognitive Support
Promote Bone and Joint Health

ERGOPURE sets the gold standard when it comes to Ergogenic Aid's designed for the serious athlete. What exactly is an Ergogenic Aid? Ergogenic Aids are any external influences that can be determined to enhance performance in high-intensity exercises.The sports nutrition industry is divided in various sub-categories that cater to an athlete's various needs. From testosterone boosters to pre-workout & pump products, the athlete typically has to resort to mixing and matching different products to achieve their desired results.

ERGOPURE is attempting to go against the grain by offering the athlete a product that enhances all-around performance without side effects. Our product does not contain a proprietary blend. We are up-front with our users, providing them an honest description of the ingredients that are included in the ERGOPURE formula. Please take a look below for a detailed overview of these ingredients, and see why ERGOPURE sets itself apart from the industry "standard."

KSM-66 Ashwagandha
KSM-66 is the most concentrated full-spectrum ashwagandha extract available on the market today. It retains the full composite power of the raw ashwagandha herb in its natural form and delivers it in a consistent dosage with high potency. It is standardized to the highest percentage of withanolide content >5% (by HPLC), derived only from the roots. It is processed with a first of its kind extraction process that abstains from using alcohol or any synthetic solvents, based on the principles of 'Green Chemistry'.

Understand what is being extracted...

Some manufacturers use leaves of ashwagandha in their extracts which conflicts with the established Ayurvedic scope of practice. Ayurveda cautions that the leaf-extract is only for occasional external topical use and for use in cancer therapy, in an effort to kill malignant cells. The root-only extract is preferred when the objective is to attain overall systemic strengthening of the mind and body. The vast majority of clinical trials documented in PubMed include the use of root-based extracts. Furthermore, the only ashwagandha extracts listed in the US, British & Indian Pharmacopeia's are all drawn exclusively from roots.

KSM-66 ashwagandha is a perfect non-hormonal anabolic sport supplemental ingredient that provides several ground breaking health benefits:
Helps improve the rate of recovery following strenuous exercise
Enhances energy and endurance
Assists with muscle recovery
May improve mental function, alertness and memory
May improve oxygen usage
Enhances the capacity to cope with physical and mental stresses

The Sports Authority of India accepts that ashwagandha is a non-dope drug and an energy booster par excellence.

The withanolides >5

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Androsta-3,5-Diene-7,17-Dione (Arimistane)

This is being marketed as an Armoatase Inhibitor (AI) and cortisol inhibitor.

It's a metabolite of 7-Keto DHEA. The usual dosage of 7 Keto is 100-200mg, but this is not 7 Keto, it is 7 Keto DHEA. They're different.

This from Patrick Arnold over at Prohormoe Forum.com:
"The whole family of 7-oxygenated dhea metabolites are fascinating compounds, for many reasons other than aromatase inhibition. The compound under discussion here is not a major metabolite though, and so its very unlikely you could acheive therapeutic drug levels in your body by ingesting any reasonable amount of 7-keto"

From all the research I did, it would appear as though the jury is still out on this as far as to whether or not it actually does what the marketers claim.

There were some in vitro (lab test) that show AI properties, but no studies yet as to whether or not it translates into real life.

Calcium Fructoborate

Calcium fructoborate2 as a dietary supplement is a patented compound composed of calcium bound to boron (from plants). The boron molecule is linked to two fructose molecules (from fruit, nuts and legumes), creating a unique natural chelate of all three nutrients. This carbohydrate/boron structure has an enhanced ability to guide and connect boron to appropriate cell membrane receptors. It naturally regulates parathyroid function to support healthier levels of calcium, vitamin D, estrogen, and testosterone, thereby helping to offset typical problems of aging. It also helps reduce vitamin D elimination from your body and can even improve vitamin D status by itself.

Source: http://www.wellnessresources.com/health/articles/calcium_fructoborate_a_novel_nutrient_for_bones_joints/

Calcium fructoborate ? a nature identical plant mineral complex produced by Illinois-based VDF Futureceuticals ? could deliver significant benefits to people with mild knee osteoarthritis, according to a new pilot study.
http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Calcium-fructoborate-shows-promise-in-knee-osteoarthritis-pilot-study

Goji Berry Extract (Lycium barbarum 40% Polysaccharides)

Goji Berries are found in China, Mongolia, and the Himalayas, and have been used for over 6,000 years. Goji Berries are an excellent source of antioxidants including 18 amino acids, 21 trace minerals and carotenoids such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. There is also an abundant amount of sesquiterpenoids found in goji berry that assist with stimulating human growth hormone secretion via the pituitary gland. To further enhance growth hormone, goji berry also contains potassium, L-glutamine, and L-arginine.

Goji, goji berry or wolfberry is the fruit of Lycium barbarum (Chinese: 寧夏枸杞 pinyin: N?ngxi? gǒuqǐ) and Lycium chinense (Chinese: 枸杞 pinyin: gǒuqǐ), two very closely related species of boxthorn in the family Solanaceae (which also includes the potato, tomato, eggplant, deadly nightshade, chili pepper, and tobacco). The two species are native to southeastern Europe and Asia.[1]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goji

Research shows that eating berries -- like blueberries, acai berries, cranberries, strawberries, and cherries -- offer definite health benefits. It may be because berries like the goji berry are filled with powerful antioxidants and other compounds. Goji berries also have compounds rich in vitamin A.

In laboratory tests, antioxidants minimize damage from free radicals that injure cells and damage DNA. When a cell's DNA changes, the cell grows abnormally. Antioxidants can take away the destructive power of free radicals. Research is ongoing to see if this effect carries over into prevention of disease and aging.

Some studies using goji berry juice found benefits in mental well-being and calmness, athletic performance, happiness, quality of sleep, and feelings of good health. These are preliminary studies that need to be repeated before definitive conclusions can be drawn.

While goji berries are a rich source of antioxidants, it's still unclear how they stack up against other berries. Researchers also don't know whether goji berry supplements have the same health benefits as the actual berries.

http://www.webmd.com/balance/goji-berries-health-benefits-and-side-effects

KSM-66 Ashwagandha

KSM-66? is the most concentrated full-spectrum ashwagandha extract available on the market today. It retains the full composite power of the raw ashwagandha herb in its natural form and delivers it in a consistent dosage with high potency. It is standardized to the highest percentage of withanolide content >5% (by HPLC), derived only from the roots. It is processed with a first of its kind extraction process that abstains from using alcohol or any synthetic solvents, based on the principles of ?Green Chemistry?.

Withania somnifera, known commonly as ashwagandha,[2] Indian ginseng,[3] poison gooseberry,[3] or winter cherry,[2] is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family. Several other species in the genus Withania are morphologically similar.[4] It is used as a herb in Ayurvedic medicine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Withania_somnifera

KSM-66? ashwagandha is a perfect non-hormonal anabolic sport supplemental ingredient that provides several ground breaking health benefits:

Helps improve the rate of recovery following strenuous exercise
Enhances energy and endurance
Assists with muscle recovery
May improve mental function, alertness and memory
May improve oxygen usage
Enhances the capacity to cope with physical and mental stresses

TAXONOMIC CLASSIFICATION:

Kingdom Plantae(plants)
Sub kingdom Tracheaobionta (vascular plant)
Super division Spermatophyta (seed plants)
Division Magnoliophyta (flowering plants)
Class Magnoliopsida (Dicotyledone)
Sub class Asteridae
Order Solanales
Family Solanaceae
Genus Withania
Species Withania somnifera

Mucuna Pruriens (98% L-Dopa)

Mucuna Pruriens, also known as cowitch or velvet bean, is found in India, Africa, and the Caribbean. It contains a naturally occurring amino acid called L-Dopa which is very beneficial to both athletes and bodybuilders. Mucuna Pruririens supports the release of Luteinizing Hormone which may lead to higher levels of testosterone. Mucuna Pruriens also supports the production of growth hormone, which means more strength, endurance, and recovery. It doesn?t stop there though! Mucuna also may assist with lowering prolactin levels. Elevated prolactin levels leads to a decreased libido, which is the last thing most men want to deal with. Using Mucuna will combat the increase in these levels, keeping your attitude and libido sky high!

Mucuna pruriens is a tropical legume known as velvet bean or cowitch and by other common names (see below), found in Africa, India and the Caribbean. The plant is notorious for the extreme itchiness it produces on contact, particularly with the young foliage and the seed pods. It has value in agricultural and horticultural use and has a range of medicinal properties.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mucuna_pruriens

Another benefit of Mucuna, is that it can increase the production of HGH (Human Growth Hormone). An increase in HGH levels can increase the body's ability to build lean muscle and break down fat.

Mucuna has also been shown to have diuretic effects. It increases tissue resiliency and improves coordination. Mucuna can also increase testosterone levels, which in turn can lead to increased muscle mass and strength.

In history, Mucuna has been used as an aphrodisiac. It is still used to increase libido in both men and women, and can help with erectile dysfunction. It was also used to treat depression, nervous disorders, and to help improve mental alertness.

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/southfacts_muc.htm

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)

Vitamin D is well-known for helping to maintain calcium levels and in building strong bones. Vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of osteoporosis. Elderly who don't get enough vitamin D have weaker muscles and are more prone to falls, which could further increase the risk of fractures.

Recent research has revealed new roles of vitamin D. Many types of cells in the body can use vitamin D to help regulate critical functions. A vitamin D deficiency could result in potential problems such as a weakened immune system and an increased risk of cancer. Impaired immune function could lead to a greater risk of autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, and heighten succeptibility to some infectious diseases such as tuberculosis. Studies also suggest low levels of vitamin D may be linked to heart disease. Other stidies have determined vitamin D plays a role in controlling blood pressure and preventing artery damage.

There is no solid consensus on the amoutn of vitamin D needed. The human body produces vitamin D3 when skin is exposed to sunlight. However, in our indoor oriented world, most indoviduals (especially those in northern climates) don't get enough sun exposure for their bosy to produce adequate vitamin D3. When it comes to supplementation, indoviduals have taken up to 10,000IU daily without adverse effect. Between 2,000IU - 6,000IU appears to be adequate supplementation for the majority of the population.

If you decide to supplement, look for vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) as opposed to vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). Vitamin D3 has much more bioavailability than vitamin D2.

I happen to be a big proponent of vitamin D. My wife, especially, has found significant improvement in her seasonal affective disorder by supplementing with vitamin D3.