Most people know the struggle: You lift and lift each week, putting in your maximum output each time you hit the gym. Growing and gaining mass is important to you. You want to put in the work and reap the rewards of your effort. You want to look like a superhero, or like a professional bodybuilder. You want to become immense. Yet, the needle on the scale refuses to budge.
Those in the know recognize how important your diet is to getting the results you want. If you want to get big, you have to lift and eat, no doubt about it. The thing is, even people who do dedicate the time and resources to a solid meal plan often still have trouble putting the pounds on.
We’ve seen the stories about performance athletes like Michael Phelps and others, eating jaw-dropping feasts each day, totaling close to 12,500 calories in just one day. To put this in perspective, the recommended daily caloric intake for an average person is 2,000. If you want to grow and if you want to exceed your performance expectations, you must eat.
Now, getting these calories can be easy, but difficult if you want to actually care about eating clean. Burger gains are a serious no-go if you are even remotely concerned with living a healthy, active lifestyle. Meal prep can be an arduous task, consuming large slats of time tirelessly slaving away in the kitchen.
Some people even have trouble working up the appetite to consume all of this food. It’s hard to force yourself to eat, even when you are motivated by your fitness goals and dreams of getting large.
Blackstone Labs has, once again, got your back! We are breaking new ground here, a total first for us and we couldn't possibly be more excited.
Normally, our focus has primarily been on supplements which lead to increased performance in particular areas while training. We have developed every product you could possibly think of in that department. After a while, we got to thinking. We knew how much focus a person should put into their diet and decided that it was time to jump in. Without further adieu, we are proud to present FAST FOOD.
Fast Food is our brand-new meal replacement and mass gainer formula. Suitable for both men and women, Fast Food is made from all real food sources. To name a few, we have organic pea protein isolate, certified organic brown rice protein, sweet potato powder, and wild yam, among others.
Did we mention that Fast Food is also made from all plant-based food sources? While great for everyone, vegetarians and people with other dietary restrictions will be thrilled to see that they can safely eat Fast Food.
And for the athletes out there, each scoop of Fast Food contains 10 grams of protein! Yeah, boi!
Preparing Fast Food is as easy as it gets. Just simply add 1 scoop to 6-8 ounces of water and you are all set.
And of course, we went all out on the flavor on this one. Here at Blackstone Labs we are very well known for our off-the-wall flavors, and Fast Food is no exception. Just in time for Thanksgiving, we present to you our never-before-seen flavor CANDIED YAMS. It goes very nicely with all of the pumpkin spice delirium going around this season. You could even add a scoop to a pumpkin spice latte for a super latte calorie load. With all these flavors, it would be just like having Autumn in a cup.
If you’re ready to get your meal game into overdrive, grab your Fast Food right now for the most convenient way to bulk ever created. And stay tuned because we have a whole slew of exciting meal options on the backburner and ready to go!
The perfect non-stimulant pre-workout designed to increase workout performance, muscle pumps, and muscle recovery.
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No WADA Banned Substances
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
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)
When your primary concern is building muscle, there’s a few things you need to focus on each day -- eating ample calories, training intensely by following the principles of progressive overload, and getting enough rest. But sometimes that’s not enough. Sometimes your body is missing those key nutrients it needs throughout the day to repair, replenish and rebuild your mind and muscles.
BCAA Resurgence is your all day, every day muscle-building insurance policy that provides the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals to promote optimal muscle growth and recovery.
Say goodbye to soreness, achiness, lethargy, and lackluster gains once and for all with BCAA Resurgence!
HICA Scientifically known as Alpha-Hydroxy-Isocaproic-Acid, or Leucic Acid, HICA is a metabolite of Leucine that works in conjunction with other active amino acids present in BCAA Resurgence to stimulate muscle growth and accelerate recovery.
Theobromine A relative of caffeine, theobromine is a xanthine-like molecule that stimulates the CNS similar to caffeine but energy surge is much smoother and longer-lasting. Additionally, theobromine also enhances vasodilation, promoting superior cerebral blood flow for greater focus and concentration.
CDP-Choline Choline is an essential nutrient that plays a critical role in gene expression, cell membrane signaling, lipid transport, metabolism, and brain development. CDP-Choline is a highly bioavailable form of supplemental choline that increases synthesis of acetylcholine (a.k.a. “The learning neurotransmitter"). Higher levels of acetylcholine promote greater focus, concentration, and the ever-important mind-muscle connection during exercise.
L-Leucine (2g) Dubbed the “king” of all amino acids, Leucine is one of the three branched-chain amino acids, along with Isoleucine and Valine, that play a key role in muscle growth. Leucine is the primary stimulator of muscle protein synthesis by activating the mTOR pathway which flips the switch in your body to build muscle.
L-Isoleucine (1g) Another one of the BCAAs that can stimulate muscle protein synthesis, but to a lesser extent than leucine. However, isoleucine does play a significant role in glucose uptake and utilization during exercise, resulting in greater energy production and performance. Isoleucine may also play a role in fat loss, as some research indicates the amino acid inhibits fat storage and increases fat burning.
L-Valine (1g) The third BCAA, Valine supports greater endurance and reduced fatigue while training. Valine competes with tryptophan (another amino acid) for uptake into the brain (and wins!), leading to decreased serotonin production. The brain interprets serotonin as an indicator of fatigue, so with less serotonin, you’ll be able to push harder for longer during your lifting sessions.
L-Lysine (1g) supports the production of carnitine, a compound that helps convert fatty acids into useable energy. Lysine also enhances calcium absorption, and works in conjunction with L-arginine to increase growth hormone (GH) production.
L-Taurine (1g) A conditionally essential amino acid, taurine exerts a number of beneficial effects in the body. Taurine enhances cellular hydration, promoting greater endurance and stamina, and also improves mood and focus due to large concentrations of the amino being present in the brain.
Threonine (950mg) supports optimal functioning of the cardiovascular, liver, central nervous, and immune systems of the body. Research notes that Threonine also helps maintain the protein balance in the body and accelerate recovery from an injury.
L-Alanine (500mg) plays a crucial role in protein synthesis, even though it’s classified as a nonessential amino acid. Additionally, alanine can also convert to pyruvate, a compound essential for glucose production and blood sugar regulation.
Methionine (300mg) vital to the production of creatine and carnitine in the body. As a result, this essential amino acid aids energy production, athletic performance, cellular hydration, and most importantly, lean mass gains..
Phenylalanine (150mg) As a precursor to tyrosine, phenylalanine increases production of three key neurotransmitters -- dopamine, epinephrine, and adrenaline. These three neurotransmitters enhance alertness and mood, and serve a critical role in muscle activation.
For an amino acid boost, take one (1) scoop first thing in the morning.
For pre-workout energy, take one (1) to two (2) scoops 30 minutes before training.
For post-workout recovery, take one (1) to two (2) scoops immediately after training.
WHAT IS VITARGO?
Vitargo® is a unique carbohydrate because it is specially processed to yield a high molecular weight profile that is massively different from the carbohydrates that make up sugars (e.g. glucose, fructose, sucrose) and maltodextrin found in ordinary sport, energy, and recovery drinks.
The highly regarded raw starch of Vitargo comes mainly from specially selected and strict non-GMO contract farming in the south-east of Sweden. The farmer-owned cooperative plant in south-east Sweden where Vitargo is produced is completely computerized and controlled to ensure the highest quality grade available. The Vitargo powder is processed in a “closed system”, in a factory which only produces starch, so there is no risk of contamination.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Vitargo is proven to work in athletes—in peer-reviewed published university studies.* Part of the secret of Vitargo's technology is its molecular size. Scientists use molecular weight (how heavy the molecule is) to determine the size of molecules. As shown in the table, Vitargo is hundreds and thousands of times larger than maltodextrin and sucrose (dextrose).
CARBOHYDRATE MOLECULAR WEIGHT
High Molecular Weight Vitargo 500,000 to 700,000
Maltodextrin 1,000 to 10,000
Starch syrup 250 to 1,000 Sucrose (Dextrose) 180
Vitargo's larger size minimizes its osmolality, which refers to how much water it attracts around itself, or pulls into your intestines. Vitargo's low osmolality allows it to move through the stomach faster than other carbohydrates, which tend to act more like a sponge in the stomach. This helps you feel emptier compared to any other carbohydrate drink. Spending less time in the stomach allows Vitargo to be delivered faster to the intestinal tract where it is rapidly digested and absorbed. This provides a near immediate energy boost to blood and muscle, superior to other ordinary carbohydrates.* After training or competition, Vitargo recovers glycogen stores faster, allowing for an increase in performance.*
Vitargo starts emptying from your stomach in just 10 minutes: more than 2 times faster than the other known fast carb, maltodextrin. Within 10 minutes Vitargo is on its way to deliver high-octane carbs to your muscle and brain cells to fuel your training. Vitargo is a complex starch that is so rapidly emptied from the stomach and fully digestible that there is no sense of stomach fullness. That means that you can fuel and refuel on the fly during your exercise bouts with virtually all the energy that you need to beat the challenge!
Vitargo blows the doors off of carbohydrate fuel replenishment, getting glucose to muscle cells faster. Your brain receives the signal that you've got fuel on board—full speed ahead to burn energy! Now these carbs know exactly where to go—they become fuel for your muscles to train hard, and calorie burn and after burn are maximized! Training effect and sculpting are optimized!*
Vitargo led to nearly 2 times higher and faster muscle fuel recovery just 2 hours after exhaustive exercise. Train, and train again the same day. After exercise you can combine Vitargo with your favorite protein for measurable recovery—measurable performance enhancement!*
UNIVERSITY PROVEN GAME CHANGER!
Vitargo is among a rare breed of supplements with independent university-based scientific research backing up every single claim! Conducted by world-class scientists, multiple published studies establish the physiologic pathway that Vitargo, the key starch ingredient in Vitargo, takes in the body to be the Fastest Body Fuel™: from stomach to intestine to bloodstream to muscle cells, and ultimately to the support of enhanced performance and recovery.*
Vitargo can be stacked with your favorite non-carb supplements (protein, pre-workout, amino acids, electrolytes, creatine, etc.). A clinical study showed that stacking Vitargo with L-carnitine led to measurable benefits for athletes. L-carnitine alone did nothing. Vitargo improves the absorption and storage of creatine. Stacking protein with Vitargo is an optimal recovery strategy.*
NO SUGAR ADDED
Vitargo is a patented, pure, unique, naturally occurring non-GMO barley starch isolate that is kosher, gluten-free, and free of added sugar.
FREE OF BANNED SUBSTANCES AND GLUTEN-FREE
Every batch of Vitargo is independently lab tested and certified to be pure and free of banned substances after cGMP manufacturing by Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG). Every batch of Vitargo is ELISA lab tested and certified gluten-free after cGMP manufacturing.
The premium carbohydrate choice for meeting the intense demands of life.
Vitargo is the fastest, university-proven body fuel to power your performance and recovery. Elite fueling for hard training is the ideal system to expand the boundaries of human endeavor, sustain metabolic balance, and form a sculpted physique
Same Day Recovery®: Replenishing muscle glycogen as fast and fully as possible after intense training is key to maximizing muscle recovery. Vitargo achieved nearly 2 times higher and faster muscle fuel recovery just 2 hours after exhaustive exercise compared to maltodextrin, glucose or dextrose based supplements. Train, and train again the same day, with up to 23% more maximal endurance.
Fastest Body Fuel™: Peer reviewed, published University research shows that the best way to replenish muscle glycogen stores after workouts is to consume high molecular weight (HMW) carbs immediately following a workout. Vitargo is the fastest absorbing super HMW carbohydrate available and the perfect choice post-workout.
Post Workout Muscle Recovery: Muscle refueling, repair and recovery will help athletes achieve peak performance. Vitargo post workout drink allows for rapid uptake of elements of recovery like glucose, amino acids, creatine and carnitine. Research shows that Vitargo is the fastest carb for post workout recovery.
Stacking: Ideal for stacking with non-carbohydrate pre-workout supplements and electrolytes, Vitargo is also the perfect companion for amino acids and protein for post workout recovery. Vitargo Carbohydrate enhances uptake of creatine, and only Vitargo has been shown to stimulate transport of carnitine across the muscle cell membrane for enhanced fat oxidation and energy metabolism.
Natural Flavors: Vitargo is offered in 6 natural flavors (Fruit Punch, Grape, Lemon Lime, Mango, Orange, Watermelon) and Plain.
Vitargo is sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan, halal, kosher and free of banned substances, certified by the Banned Substance Control Group (BSCG).
Our mission doesn't stop there. When you fully fuel your training you also support your body's needs throughout the rest of the day. Our goal is to empower your desire to train hard and meet the intense demands of a full life.
Certified Drug-Free by the Banned Substance Control Group (BSCG)
Certified Gluten-Free via ELISA testing after cGMP manufacturing
Kosher | Halal | Vegan
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.