The origin of this product dates all the way back to the 90's. At a very young age, I was mentored by a brilliant man, and I don't use the word brilliant loosely. This mentor happened to be a bodybuilder who was also pioneering a customized degree program from UConn based around Exercise Science and Chemistry. This gentlemen was the first to preach the importance of the Anabolic Window to me. It is at times argued, but universally understood, that within 60 minutes post-workout, your body becomes a nutritional black hole. Your body is ready to suck up everything like a sponge. While training hard, you burn up all of your glycogen and stored nutrients, and afterwards your blood sugar is low, leaving your body starving for nutrient-rich recovery.
I have dedicated my body to science for years, data collecting, and trying every possible post-workout concoction under the sun because of this theory. I have tried all sorts of carb sources from grape juice, to sports drinks, to pure dextrose, and more recently, highly-branched cyclic dextrin. I have tried every single amino acid product known to man in every single dose possible. After 19 years of trial and error, I came up with a formula that kept my pumps for hours and accelerated my recovery, as well as dramatically reducing soreness. This concoction consisted of 5 key elements that I was buying separately and mixing together. I began passing my findings on to hundreds of clients who were either speechless, or overjoyed at what was happening to their bodies. I had what I called "The ultimate post-workout concoction" and I was always excited to share it. I had this figured out when I first started Blackstone Labs, but it wasn't until 3 years later where a fan, who had gotten some advice from me on periscope, reached out to me via email to tell me "Thank you so much, this concoction has been amazing! When will Blackstone Labs be putting this out?"
EUREKA! How could I not put this out? In an industry selling where products with crazy one-word, action-packed names is the norm, I decided to just name the product after the amount of time it took me to discover it... It literally took me 19 years to find this perfect recipe for success and the name has to mean something to me. So to keep it simple, I give you: Formula 19.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND EACH SCOOP OF FORMULA 19:
R3 CARBOHYDRATE FORMULA, 25G
A scientifically studied bled of 3 different carbohydrate sourced designed to be quickly absorbed into the blood stream immediately upon ingestion at a rate much faster then dextrose but without a negative effect on blood sugar levels. The R3 carbohydrate formula will absorb at an accelerated rate but also leave the user with sustained energy like a complex carb source. This is the ultimate fuel for your muscles both pre and post workout.
GLUTAMINE BLEND, 10G( L- GLUTAMINE AND MAGNESIUM GLYCYL GLUTAMINE)
Magnesium Glycyl Glutamine chelate - The only stabilized glutamine in the world, protected by an exclusive patent. Glutamine is an amino acid that serves as a necessary building block for protein in the body. It is also the amino acid lost in the greatest quantity during strenuous exercise. In fact, countless research has shown that glutamine is consistently deficient in athletes during and after exercise sessions. In addition, people suffering from illness and disease have been shown to be deficient in glutamine, which is essential for the body to repair itself. When an individual is in a catabolic state due to strenuous physical activity, illness, injury or nutritional imbalances, glutamine homeostasis can be compromised. Supplemental glutamine is required to restore plasma glutamine levels, protect glutamine stores, and help conserve lean muscle mass. The magnesium glycle glutamine is the first totally stable form of glutamine discovered providing for superior absorption.
Leucine is one of the three Branched Chain Amino Acids and sometimes referred to as the 'main' amino acid due to the most popular benefit of BCAAs (muscle building) being mostly due to leucine. Leucine is an activator of the protein known as mTOR, which then induces muscle protein synthesis via S6K; the other two BCAAs may also activate mTOR, but are much weaker than leucine in doing so (and as such, 5g of leucine will be more effective than 5g mixed BCAAs). This dose of leucine post workout is arguably more important then taking in any form of whey or animal protein source because of the above description.
ALPHA LIPOIC ACID, 100G
The antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) improves the body’s ability to absorb and convert sugar (glucose) to energy (glycemic control-insulin sensitivity) Thus making it ideal to take with carbohydrates because of its "insulin mimicking effects" Bodybuilders and athletes have been experimenting with insulin since the 90's which is often dangerous or even deadly. The safe and healthy alternative is Alpha Lipoic Acid consumption with all carbohydrate dense meals. This dramatically increases the carbohydrate absorption shuttling all the nutrients with it directly into the muscle.
The balance of electrolytes in your body can be changed easily by sweating, vomiting and diarrhea.Typically electrolytes are severely depleted during intense exercise. Electrolytes and their importance to the human body is undeniable. The body functions and systems they support are vitally extensive. It is difficult for our bodies to survive without them. Cramping as well as muscle soreness is greatly associated with loss of electrolytes. Increasing electrolyte absorption post workout can aid in faster recovery as well as prevention of muscle strains or even tears do to dehydration.
Formula 19 | PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS
Formula 19 is the product of Blackstone Labs president PJ Braun through years of research and real-life applications. It is the premier post-workout supplement and combos amazingly with Glycolog and Isolation.
Formula 19 | STACKS
Formula 19 has been included in a few of our stacks. Ordering a stack is a great way to get all of the products you will need to accomplish a goal all in the same order, while saving money on both the individual products themselves, but also shipping.
Take a look at the Starter Mass, Braun Explosion, and Mr. USA stacks to gauge your fitness needs and how best to meet them.
The perfect non-stimulant pre-workout designed to increase workout performance, muscle pumps, and muscle recovery.
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Creatine Hydrochloride is one of the most researched sports supplements in history, known for its performance-enhancing and neuroprotective properties. Creatine is a natural substance produced in the body, where high-energy phosphate groups are stored in the form of phosphocreatine. During periods of stress (ie. exercise), phosphocreatine releases energy (ATP) to support cellular function. This is what causes strength increases after creatine supplementation. Compared to Creatine Monohydrate, Creatine Hydrochloride has great solubility and permeability, which decreases the amount of creatine needed to fill the muscle. This means more absorption, less creatine excretion, and less gastrointestinal discomfort than Creatine Monohydrate.
AgmaMax™ is a patented sulphate supplement recommended for use before intensive workouts or periods of strenuous exercise. A common natural compound, agmatine plays a role in various metabolic processes within the body, notably in the production of creatine and nitric oxide (NO). Important in the body's cardiovascular system, nitric oxide helps blood flow through the arteries by relaxing muscles and reducing the viscosity of vascular walls, contributing to increased supplies of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles.
AstraGin™ is a 100% natural compound composed of highly fractionated Astragalus and Panax Notoginseng. Multiple pre-clinical studies affirm this ingredient’s ability to significantly improve the absorption of critical nutrients and amino acids, glucosamine absorption by 41.9%, and ATP production by 18%.
ActiGin™ is a 100% natural sports nutrition ingredient that has been shown to support enhanced recovery times while providing a small, but significant boost to endurance. This ingredient demonstrated in a published study available at PLOS One (impact factor 5.3) that it can significantly reduce inflammation in muscle tissue up to 4 days post exercise while enhancing exercise to exhaustion times an additional 20%. ActiGin is a proprietary, all-natural, plant-based formulation derived from highly purified Panax Notoginseng and Rose Roxburghii using a pharmaceutical grade extraction and processing technology.
Other ingredients: plant cellulose, rice powder, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide
Directions for use: Take one serving (4 capsules) 30-45 minutes prior to exercise. On non-training days, one serving may be split: 2 capsules in the morning and 2 capsules 6-8 hours later.
The Guerrilla Chemist is back with his newly formulated, science based Intra-Workout Training Formula. Using his wealth of knowledge and research, this comprehensive formula takes endurance and recovery to peak levels with each and every serving.
Chemix Intra-Workout is a Tri-Carb blend that not only helps boost endurance but it also aids in rapid recovery, cell hydration, volumization, as well as maximizing anabolic response during every training session. This one of a kind Intra-Workout formula is loaded with patented ingredients like Cluster Dextrin, Creapure, and Calci-K to ensure that you maximize each and every workout to its fullest extent.
Not only is Chemix Intra-Workout superior to other formulas on the market but it can also be used simultaneously as a post workout formula when your workout is finished.
Research shows that training for duration's as short as 30 minutes can deplete glycogen levels up to 40% while training sessions in the 60-90 minute range can deplete glycogen levels significantly more. Chemix Intra-Workout used during the post workout window can help replenish glycogen stores and kick start the recovery process the right way.
Enjoy the delicious taste of Chemix-Intra Workout in amazing flavors like Orange Tangelo and Wild Apple Melon available now from Chemix!
Muscle Growth And Recovery
The Kre-Alkalyn EFX difference. It’s buffered, it’s stable, and it works. Kre-Alkalyn EFX represents a major breakthrough in performance supplementation thanks to its multi-patented, 'pH-Correct' creatine stabilization technology. Our scientist discovered that “buffering” to pH-12 produced a stable creatine molecule. Kre-Alkalyn EFX is the only creatine monohydrate product with a pH of 12 because its molecules are synthesized with ‘buffering’ agents using a patented manufacturing process.
Crea-TEN includes ten of the most effective forms of Creatine available on the market today in order to maximize your performance through increased absorption. Top benefits include muscular growth, extended power, endurance, and all without loading.
Creatine is usually one of the first supplements an athlete will try. In fact, it’s so popular it’s a key product in the supplement arsenal of almost all advanced athletes.
The reason? It works! No other supplement has been as tested and proven effective the way creatine has. What does Creatine do? Creatine helps increase the muscle’s stores of phosphocreatine which is a component of the ATP system of energy. The body utilizes this for short bursts of muscular energy like high-intensity exercise. However, It depletes rapidly and must be replenished quickly to allow continued bursts of muscular energy. Creatine supports ATP regeneration by allowing the athlete to work out longer. Creatine also supports muscular hydration by pulling water into the muscle cells which creates those huge pumps craved by many bodybuilders and athletes. Additionally, Creatine improves strength and supports muscle growth.(1,2,3,4,5)
The most common version is the original Creatine Monohydrate but this version does have absorption problems and may cause gastric discomfort in some users.
Realizing that Creatine Monohydrate falls short when it comes to absorption, Rich Piana 5% Nutrition wanted to find a better way. Crea-TEN solves the absorption problems that plague many creatine formulas by combining the ten most effective forms of Creatine on the market thereby creating an advanced blend that promotes exceptional absorption. We wanted to go further so we included our exclusive Creatine Accelerate Blend to ensure the muscles are getting every last drop of our Creatine Blend for maximum results. After all, it doesn’t matter how effective a supplement is if the body can’t absorb it.
Creatine Blend 5 grams - Crea-TEN consists of the 10 most effective and best-absorbed versions of Creatine:
Creatine MagnaPower® (Magnesium Creatine Chelate)– This is a trademarked version of Creatine that’s bonded to a chelated form of magnesium for improved absorption. Chelated minerals are considered one of the best forms of minerals when it comes to absorption.
Tri-Creatine Malate– This form is a combination of Creatine and Malic Acid, which also plays a role in energy metabolism. This means that this version of Creatine should result in increased muscular endurance over other versions.
Creatine Anhydrous– This is Creatine Monohydrate with all the moisture removed thereby creating a more concentrated Creatine.
Creatine Monohydrate– This is a trademarked version of the original Creatine that started it all way back in the early 90’s, Creatine Monohydrate. This version is the most tested and proven form of Creatine on the market. To improve absorption, our creatine uses micronized Creatine particles.
Creatine Citrate– This version bonds Creatine with Citric Acid, another component of the body’s energy system that should help increase muscular endurance.
Creatine Pyruvate– One thing Crea-TEN does and does very well is take the idea of supporting the energy systems of the body and including several types of Creatine that enhance muscular energy, such as Creatine Pyruvate. This makes sense since one of the main benefits of Creatine is increased endurance.
Creatine Ethyl Ester– This is one of the first versions of Creatine that targeted the absorption problems associated with the original Monohydrate version and has since become one of the most popular forms of Creatine on the market.
Creatine AKG– This version attaches Creatine to an Alpha-Ketoglutarate molecule which targets improved endurance.
Creatine Ethyl Ester Malate– This is the Ethyl Ester version that is further attached to Malic Acid. The trend here is pretty straightforward: emphasize the endurance aspects of Creatine. If you can optimize the energy systems of the body you can optimize your workouts.
Creatine Gluconate– Back in the day when Creatine was a new supplement, it was suggested to take it with a simple sugar such as fruit juice to enhance absorption. This version targets that idea by attaching Creatine to a fast-acting glucose.
Creatine Accelerate Blend 1590 mg - Consisting of Taurine, Betaine, Gymnema Sylvestre, Black Pepper, Vanadium, Banaba, and Fenugreek. This complex improves absorption and utilization.
Taurine– When the talk turns to cell volume, Creatine is usually the first nutrient you think of. Cell volume simply means that water is pulled into the muscles thereby increasing muscle fullness. This is also known as water-based pumps. One of the ingredients that are often paired with Creatine to enhance this process is Taurine and is included in Crea-TEN for that reason.
Betaine Anhydrous– This is a newer ingredient on the supplement marketplace that’s become increasingly common in many Creatine formulas due to Betaine’s potential to enhance muscle cell volume by pulling water into the muscles.
Gymnema Sylvestre Extract- This is a potent insulin-enhancing herb often found in Glucose Disposal Agents. Gymnema helps keep blood sugar levels stable and helps drive carbs into your muscle cells - which also means it pulls in water for more muscle cell volume.(6)
BioPerine® Black Pepper– This is a patented form of Black Pepper used in many supplements to enhance overall nutrient absorption.
Banaba Powder– This herb is used because it enhances the delivery of glucose to your muscles. If you recall that Creatine was originally combined with a simple sugar to improve absorption you can understand why Banaba is included here.(8)
Fenugreek Seed Extract- Fenugreek is typically thought of as a natural testosterone booster. We’re using it in our Creatine Accelerant Blend because it has also been shown to help lower levels of blood glucose thereby avoiding unwanted insulin spikes.(9)
The time has come: Endless Lean Performance Drink. As you know, we recently launched our incredibly stacked endurance carbohydrate drink, Endless Carbohydrate Sports Drink. But we also wanted to offer something for individuals who don’t prefer carbs, or are on low-carb diets like keto. Endless carb-free version is ideal for anyone doing fasted cardio that wants to increase their endurance and prevent any muscle breakdown. The main differences between Endless Carbohydrate Sports Drink and Endless Lean Performance Drink is that Endless Lean doesn't have cyclic dextrin (carbs), dextrose (sugar), or creatine.
Now, the kicker…we added KSM-66, an incredible adaptogen that comes from ashwagandha. Studies show that KSM-66 at 600mg lowers cortisol by 27%. This is important because cortisol prevents your body from burning stored body fat. KSM-66 also boosts testosterone in men, but both men and women can take it. THIS IS HUGE! Many people who are trying to get leaner are dieting and training hard, but they're getting little-to-no results due to hormonal changes. Adding KSM-66 to a carb-free intra-workout is an absolute game changer.
BioHealth's Glutamine is formulated to increase endurance, help with muscle recovery and support the immune system. This unflavored powder mixes easily in water so it can be added to your favorite Biohealth protein, or meal replacement, without any nasty aftertaste. It also GMO-Free, Gluten-Free and vegan-friendly.
Why Use L-Glutamine?
Glutamine is the most prevalent amino acid used in the body and is essential for muscle development. Glutamine levels in the body may be exhausted faster than the body can replenish them during exercise. Using a glutamine supplement pre and post-workout provides amino acid replenishment so muscle tissue is unaffected by any deficiency. Glutamine is also a critical part of the immune system. It's a necessary fuel source for intestinal cells and white blood cells, which can decrease infections and support overall immune health. If you’re looking to take your current supplement regimen to the next level, look no further!
Take 1-2 scoops with 6-8 oz of water, juice or protein drink of choice after your workout. Glutamine may be taken multiple times daily like before workout and before sleep as well.