First Endurance Optygen
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First Endurance has come on like a firestorm over the last 3 years, and they've upended the energy supplement market with the magic of Optygen. You've likely seen their ads all over the place featuring Levi Leipheimer and Alberto Contador. If you've never heard the two of them talk about Optygen in magazine interviews, etc, let us assure you it's pretty interesting to hear them mention how much they love it. They're hardly being sponsor shills, it's obvious they really believe it works. What is Optygen' Fundamentally speaking, it performs three main functions: 1) It improves the body's ability to adapt to high levels of physical stress. 2) It helps you utilize oxygen more efficiently. 3) It increases your anaerobic threshold and reduces lactic acid. As First Endurance says, "Optygen is a revolutionary endurance formula that's designed to help you optimize performance, maximize oxygen utilization and achieve greatness." We like the last part the best. We might only measure our greatness in humble ways, but thanks to our handy dandy SRM we measure, measure, measure all of the time and we'll take greatness in whatever small pieces we can get it! By they way, First Endurance emphasizes again and again that Optygen is legal, safe, and stimulant-free. For those of you interested in the nuts and bolts behind supplements, here are the details on what Optygen offers:Efficient Glucose Metabolism:The first part of the Optygen formula utilizes chromium for its ability to break down fuel. Chromium is an essential trace mineral that aids in glucose metabolism, regulation of insulin levels, and maintenance of healthy blood levels of cholesterol and other lipids. Chromium forms part of a compound in the body known as glucose tolerance factor (GTF), which is involved in regulating the actions of insulin in maintaining blood sugar levels and, possibly, in helping to control appetite. It is critical that any drink, bar or pre-race meal consumed prior to a race or exercise gets bro...