Advocare BioCharge Key Benefits:
- Promotes lean muscle mass*
- Helps accelerate recovery time*
- Caffeine-free source of energy*
IS THIS YOU?
- Someone concerned about lean muscle mass
- Someone lacking energy
- Someone finding it difficult to recover from exercise and workouts
- Someone sensitive to caffeine
Every time you go into the gym and lift weights, you are placing an enormous amount of stress on the body. If your body is not able to fully tolerate this stress level, muscle recovery can become an issue. As you get older, recovery becomes even more crucial as your body does not bounce back quite as quickly as it used to. Exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, so being able to exercise often and at a high level is important to maintaining good health.
As an athlete, you are also concerned with the rate of protein synthesis taking place in your body. Since new muscle mass can only be built when protein synthesis takes place, the faster this process progresses, the quicker you will see results. In order to make sure protein synthesis takes place, you must provide your body the right nutrients, both the building blocks to build the tissue and the energy to get the job done.
THE SOLUTION: Advocare BioCharge ®
Advocare BioCharge ® was originally designed for Baby Boomers, but the benefits of BioCharge can be felt – and seen – by athletes and those looking to increase the intensity of their workouts at the gym.
Advocare BioCharge ® is a premier pre-workout and intra-workout supplement designed to improve muscle performance and recovery through a formula of antioxidant rich botanicals combined with B vitamins and branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs).*
Advocare BioCharge ® contains the highest amount of BCAAs found in any of our products to combat the stress of aging and the stress you put on your body when you workout or compete.* BCAAs are the building blocks of muscle and are important for sports performance as they contribute to reducing muscle damage and soreness.* Recovery is also a key part of building and maintaining muscle mass, so taking BioCharge® can help accelerate recovery time and allow you to maximize the benefits of your workouts.*
A 2011 study involving Advocare BioCharge ®, “A multi-nutrient supplement reduced markers of inflammation and improved physical performance in active individuals of middle to older age: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study,” was conducted by William J. Kraemer, et al., and is available online at http://www.nutritionj.com/content/10/1/90.
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are the name given to L-leucine, L-isoleucine, and L-valine. Of these three, L-leucine is most important for the actions that the product is designed for: prevention of muscle mass loss with aging (sarcopenia), maintenance of exercise quality and intensity and faster recovery from workouts.* Given this dominance of L-leucine, the ratio of the BCAAs is formulated to 4:1:1 (leucine: isoleucine: valine).
There are a number of polyphenolic-rich botanicals present in BioCharge®. These complex, plant-based ingredients are well known for their antioxidant properties as well as for their effects on restoring balance to gene expression that may be disturbed by oxidants or inflammation.*
Cat’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa) is a traditional medicine from the Amazon rainforest. Historically it is a vine whose bark is brewed into a tea for treating various inflammatory disorders. Cat’s claw balances immune function and is an excellent adaptogen.
Grape seed extract is a polyphenol-rich ingredient that is particularly rich in proanthocyanidins. These are short chains (called oligomers) of catechins or flavanols, which are powerful antioxidants.* Research on grape seed extract has highlighted its potency in limiting oxidative stress during states like inflammation.*
Green tea leaf extracts (Camellia sinensis) are rich in catechins, and the most widely studied is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).There is a vast array of studies documenting the effects of green tea extracts, especially EGCG and other catechins, on gene expression leading to a restoration and maintenance of health.* Promoting health through balanced responses to oxidative stress in joints, the cardiovascular system and the body in general, are characteristics of polyphenol-rich green tea extracts.*
The B vitamins as well as folic acid, in addition to providing a non-caffeinated source of energy, are also highly effective agents that provide positive support to the epigenome.* Research supports a role of B vitamins and folic acid for mental function, cardiovascular health and regulating the activity of genes.
Taurine is an amino acid by-product that is an antioxidant, provides energy, and aids in mental focus.*
Directions For Use:
Mix the contents of one stick pack into 4 fluid ounces of water, slightly shake or stir. May adjust amount of water to suit taste.
This product is not intended for pregnant or nursing women.
Keep out of reach of children.