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Cellucor NO3™ Chrome
In a revolutionary approach to the old-school nitric oxide product, Cellucor NO3™ Chrome utilizes cutting edge NO3 technology and the most potent vasodilators available to fuel unmatched muscle pumps.
NO3 Chrome utilizes NO3 in the form of Nitrate — a potent and effective fusion of L-Arginine and Nitric acid. The innovative formula also includes Pycnogenol®— a potent vasodilator clinically shown to greatly enhance blood flow and oxygen transport to the muscles, expanding blood vessels up to 46 percent, and augmenting athletic and exercise performance and endurance over 21 percent. Other ingredients include L-Citrulline Malate, L-Norvaline, and Grape Seed Extract.
Available at GNC and Bodybuilding.com, NO3 Chrome is a stimulantfree and creatine-free nitric oxide product so powerful and effective that it’s already being called “the next generation of pumps.”
For more information visit cellucor.com/no3
Novartis recently introduced a powerful new eye health formula in Italy. Lutegenol™ is a combination of lutein and French maritime pine bark extract Pycnogenol® that work synergistically to provide overall eye health.
Both ingredients have a good deal of scientific research published on their effectiveness on eye health. Scientists have found that lutein, a carotenoid found in dark, green leafy vegetables and certain fruits, plays a beneficial role in eye health by helping reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is caused when the macula of the eye deteriorates from a lifetime of steady damage due to oxidative stress in the retina. This causes the gradual loss of central vision and patient symptoms vary depending on if they suffer from dry or wet AMD.
Pycnogenol® research indicates that its properties best protect the eye by keeping blood vessels and capillaries functioning efficiently, especially in diabetics who are prone to diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in people under the age of 60 and occurs when elevated glucose levels in the blood react within the capillaries of the retina, resulting in swollen and brittle walls that eventually lead to blood leaking into the retina causing gradual vision loss.
Reliv International launched GlucAffect™, a groundbreaking nutritional approach to blood sugar managements and weight loss at their annual meeting in Chicago, IL last November. The powder drink formula flavored with cinnamon dissolves rapidly in coffee, tea, shakes or other beverages.
This nutritional drink has cutting edge ingredients that have been studied individually for their blood sugar management properties. The key ingredients include, Pycnogenol®, Madegulucyl™, Glucohelp™,Silbinol®, salacia extract, omega 3 fish oils and others.
The GlucAffect formula was clinically tested in an eight-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 50 overweight individuals with elevated blood glucose levels. Test subjects took four daily servings of GlucAffect and lowered their fasting blood glucose by an average of 30%.
Additionally, the individuals lost an average of 16 lbs during the trial. Pycnogenol® research has demonstrated its ability to help maintain healthy blood glucose levels in people with Type II diabetes. Research also shows it inhibits carbohydrate absorption and enhances circulation.
FAST SPORTS NUTRITION launched a new muscle product from Finland called PUMP+. Designed to function as a muscle size maximizer, PUMP+ increases blood flow by maximizing the production of nitric oxide (NO) in the body, which causes vasodilation.
The capsule is formulated with essential ingredients for sports nutrition such as Pycnogenol®, L-Arginine AKG, taurine and L-Citrulline malate among others.
Increased blood flow to the muscles improves the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to muscles, along with faster removal of waste products. This action translates to enhanced performance and faster recovery.
Pycnogenol® recently demonstrated numerous health benefits in the field of sports nutrition. As a potent antioxidant, Pycnogenol® aids in the production of endothelial nitric oxide, which helps blood vessels widen. And, the extract enhances blood microcirculation in addition to alleviating cramping and muscular pain. For more information on the Pump+ product visit: www.fast.fi.
Rétidia® is a new food supplement launched by Horus France to aid in vision health. This is the first Pycnogenol® based food supplement to target the health of the retina and its related blood vessels.
The product's unique formula includes powerful procyanidins Pycnogenol® and grape seed extract and also vitamin E and selenium.
Above ingredients work synergistically together as free radical scavengers. Studies have examined Pycnogenol's® potent antioxidant properties shown fighting off and neutralizing harmful free radicals that roam the body, including the eye.
Focused research has been conducted on the extract for eye health including several studies on diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness in diabetics.
Pycnogenol® has the ability to keep blood vessels and capillaries in diabetics functioning efficiently and is effective in lowering blood glucose levels in diabetics. Five clinical studies in Europe with more than 1000 patients have consistently demonstrated that Pycnogenol® seals leaky capillaries.