CLINICALLY SHOWN TO INCREASE ENDURANCE
OptygenHP is engineered to help increase endurance and performance with the highest-grade adaptogens available. Each serving of OptygenHP also delivers 1500mg of Beta-Alanine to boost power and enhance exercise capacity.
✓Increases Time to Exhaustion & VO2 Max
✓Improves ATP Energy Production
✓Boosts Power and Exercise Capacity
UPGRADE YOUR PERFORMANCE
The adaptogens Rhodiola, Ashwagandha and Cordyceps are ideal for elite athletes. Their benefits include increased time to exhaustion, reduced fatigue, less impact from lactic acid and overtraining, expanded anaerobic capacity, improved VO2 max, and more efficient energy production. In short, adaptogens improve endurance performance.
CLINICALLY TESTED TO REDUCE CORTISOL
A study done by South Dakota State University showed Optygen reduces cortisol levels (the primary stress hormone) by 26%. Chronically elevated cortisol levels can prevent an athlete from recovering, increase the risks of overtraining and suppress the immune system.
CLINICALLY SHOWN TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
Another study done at Luther College showed endurance athletes who used Optygen increased time to lactate threshold by 42%. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects on highly trained distance runners of Optygen.
Though changes in performance variables (VO2 max, hemoglobin, serum ferritin and salivary cortisol) were similar between groups, time to onset of lactate threshold was nearly 42% greater in E=experimental vs C=control group.
"OptygenHP is a supplement unlike any other and one I have used in every Grand Tour I‘ve raced, and every year since I was 15! To have a supplement that helps you adapt to the stress of huge training and race loads is a big help. I’m happy to have it in my arsenal!”
– Larry Warbasse (AG2R Citroën Professional Cycling Team)
Optygen works on three different levels all working synergistically with the goal of increasing endurance. Endurance is defined as your ability to perform work over a period of time where there is oxygen delivered to the muscles. There are three critical components necessary to increase your endurance capacity.
1. EFFICIENT OXYGEN TRANSFER
Rhodiola and Cordyceps are the key ingredients in Optygen. Clinical research on elite athletes has shown both these adaptogenic herbs increase oxygen utilization, increase the body’s ability to adapt to high levels of physical stress, increase anaerobic threshold and reduce lactic acid. These herbs are both found and cultivated in Tibet. Clinical studies on Cordyceps have shown it increases endurance. In a 1998 study, Dr. Edmond Burke demonstrated how these two adaptogenic herbs improve the efficiency of oxygen transfer in the cell leading to improvements in oxygen uptake and VO2max.
2. ATP PRODUCTION
Endurance athlete’s VO2max is directly proportional to their ability to efficiently produce Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). Clinical research has shown that endurance athletes diminish their ATP stores in exhaustive exercise, which can lead to a reduction in aerobic metabolism and endurance. Since ATP is the final step in aerobic energy production, it’s critical that the nutrients feeding the ATP cycle are readily available. Calcium pyruvate, sodium phosphate, potassium phosphate, adenosine and d-ribose all play critical roles in glycolysis and the citric acid cycle, leading to efficient ATP production. Optygen’s proprietary ATPro™ matrix of five key nutrients is designed to assure ATP production.
3. EFFICIENT GLUCOSE METABOLISM
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’s critical that any drink, bar or meal consumed prior to a race or exercise gets broken down efficiently in order to maximize your fuel delivery. Insulin spikes or lack of insulin response can cause the nutrients to either be rushed into your bloodstream too quickly or not quickly enough. Chromium regulates this nutrient breakdown so you have equal and sustained nutrient delivery to the working muscles.
Q: What color are the Optygen capsules?
A: Because of supply-chain issues, the capsules will be clear for the time being. Red capsules will not be available until November.
Q: When should I take OPTYGEN?
A: It is best to take Optygen in the morning with a meal.
Q: How long will a bottle last?
A: OPTYGEN has a 7-day loading phase. Because of this, the first bottle will last 23 days. After the loading phase has been done, each bottle is a 30-day supply.
Q: Will OPTYGEN help me recover faster?
A: Yes, it will help you recover. Because OPTYGEN will help you adapt during times of maximum stress, it also aids in recovery.
Q: Should I ‘cycle’ on and off with Optygen/OptygenHP?
A: Great question. Both these products work best when you are ‘stressed’, so use the product during stressful training. The cycling period should parallel your training program. In other words, you should be using Optygen/OptygenHP consistently through all hard training blocks/months and go off anytime you have a break or downtime. For some, this means being on the product through most if not all the racing season. For others it might mean cycling off for a week once every 4-6 weeks.
Q: Can I give my son and daughter Optygen or OptygenHP?
A: Because there haven't been any published clinical studies on people under 18, we do not recommend Optygen or OptygenHP to athletes who are under 18 years of age.
Q: How long will it take before I start noticing the benefits?
A: You should start experiencing the benefits of OPTYGEN approximately six (6) days after you start taking OPTYGEN.
Q: What’s the difference between Optygen and OptygenHP?
A: Great question! The link below details the differences between Optygen and OptygenHP:
Q: Why is the bottle glass instead of plastic?
A: OPTYGEN is packaged in an amber glass bottle. Unlike plastic bottles, amber glass is an impermeable barrier that protects the product from harmful UV light and oxygen degradation.
Q: Why does OPTYGEN have Cordyceps and Rhodiola Rosea?
A: OPTYGEN utilizes two adaptogens that are the primary ingredients in the formulation. Patented Rhodiola Rosea and Cordyceps are both found and cultivated in Tibet. Both these herbs play critical roles in allowing the body to adapt to high levels of physical stress (similar to the stress a body is subject to when climbing Everest). It’s these adaptations to hypoxia (lack of oxygen) which led researchers to also test its effects on elite endurance athletes. Both Rhodiola and Cordyceps have been clinically shown to increase VO2Max, lung function, oxygen utilization and anaerobic threshold significantly.
Q: How should I use Optygen?
A: For best results, use Optygen during all intense training. Optygen will allow you to train at a higher level by improving the body’s ability to adapt to physical stress, increasing aerobic threshold and reducing lactic acid. These improvements will help you race at a higher level. For best results, Optygen should be used consistently for many months. If you start taking Optygen a week before a race, benefits will be minimal.