HighG™ is a nutritional formulation that sustains muscle health and athletic stamina with a supportive blend of nutrients. This nutritional combination includes Alphasize, Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate, SustamineTM, L-Arginine, L-Citrulline, L-Glutamine, L- Isoleucine, L-Leucine, and SerinAid®. Description Over 20 clinical studies support the ingredients in HighG™, which is designed to boost the body’s output of muscle development. HighG™ is formulated to reduce muscle soreness, increase athletic stamina and capacity, support neuromuscular function during exercise, reduce fatigue, and reduce both physiological and psychological stress. Ultimate Muscle: Building and sustaining muscle health requires many things - nutrition, training, dedication, trusted outcome and the right mix of supplements. Now the High TTM brand introduces HighG™ - a dynamically formulated, clinically supported product designed to build muscle. Research
Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline - Alphasize As a precursor to acetylcholine, Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline (A-GPC) provides an immediate release of choline into the bloodstream. Choline is a primary component of phospholipids and necessary in acetylcholine synthesis, neuron communication, growth hormone regulation, and exercise capacity. Prolonged exercise can reduce choline in the body, in which athletes can experience a choline deficiency. Furthermore as we age, growth hormone levels decline. A-GPC can help restore choline levels and improve growth hormone secretion by increasing the production of acetylcholine. A-GPC was given to younger (32 average age) and older (80 average age) subjects to understand the influence on growth hormone. The study found that growth hormone production increased in both younger and older individuals, but had the most significant effect on older subjects.Researchers gave A-GPC (600 mg) to male subjects participating in a resistance training program for more than two years. The study was conducted to determine the effects of A-GPC on growth hormone levels, explosive performance, and post-exercise oxidation. A-GPC increased post-exercise growth hormone levels, but had no effect on explosive performance. Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate
Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) is a compound that is composed of L-arginine and alpha-ketoglutarate. As a precursor to nitric oxide production, Arginine Alpha- Ketoglutarate (AAKG) increases blood flow and transports nutrients to the skeletal
muscles to improve athletic performance. Nitric oxide improves exercise capacity by relaxing vascular smooth muscles. AAKG (4,000 mg), or a placebo, was given to 35 adult men that participated in resistance training for eight weeks. Muscle endurance, anaerobic power, aerobic capacity, and body composition were analyzed to determine AAKG’s effect on trained male athletes. It was observed that AAKG increased some measures of strength training, including maximum bench press repetition and power performance. To understand the influence on endurance and performance, an AAKG combination (with creatine, glutamine, taurine, branched-chain amino acids, and medium-chain triglycerides) was compared to creatine-alone or a placebo. Muscle endurance, body composition, and power capacity were measured in 35 men recruited for the study. The AAKG combination significantly increased power capacity and muscle endurance, creatine-alone increased muscle endurance, and the placebo had no effects. L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine - SustamineTM Sustamine™ is a combination of L-glutamine and L-alanine – two amino acids that help stimulate muscle protein synthesis and restore glycogen. Combining these two amino acids through an enzymatic process produces a smaller dipeptide that is quickly absorbed in the body. Research has shown that Sustamine™ increases endurance and exercise performance by improving time to exhaustion and fluid/electrolyte uptake. The findings suggest Sustamine™ enhances fluid regulation during prolonged exercise, as well as improves exercise recovery by reducing inflammatory and oxidative stress responses associated with physical activity. L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine (LALG) was compared to L-glutamine or a placebo in exercise- trained rats. The nutrients were given immediately after and three hours after an exercise session, in which a higher concentration of glutamine was observed in rats that were given LALG when compared to L-arginine and the placebo. These improvements were observed immediately following exercise. Furthermore, LALG or an L-glutamine/L- alanine solution have both shown to raise glutathione levels in the muscle and liver. Ten women basketball players were recruited to take LAG in an effort to understand the effects on jump power, reaction time, shooting accuracy, and fatigue. There were four different trials that were composed of a 40 minute basketball game. In the first trial, subjects did not rehydrate. The second trial subjects consumed only water, while in the last two trials participants consumed LAG with water (either 1 gram/500 ml or 2 grams/500 ml). It was observed that visual reaction time and skill performance were significantly improved with LAG. L-Arginine
L-arginine is a semi-essential amino acid that is involved in several physiological processes, including nitric oxide production, protein production, and synthesis of glucose, fatty acids, and amino acids.An inhibition of nitric oxide can cause excessive fat production in insulin-sensitive tissues. One study suggests L-arginine may reduce fat mass by restoring the circulation of nitric oxide.
L-arginine has also been suggested to improve exercise training by altering insulin sensitivity and capillary growth in muscle metabolism. Furthermore, adding L-arginine to a resistance exercise training program can augment growth hormone levels. Researchers found that five to nine grams of L-arginine increased growth hormone levels by 200%, when combined with exercise training.
L-Citrulline L-citrulline is a non-essential amino acid that supports exercise recovery and cardiovascular health. As a precursor to arginine, it helps to remove ammonia from the body and increase nitric oxide production in the blood vessels. By increasing blood flow in the body, nutrients and oxygen are transported more efficiently. The muscles consume oxygen quickly during intense aerobic exercise. Furthermore, the body uses ATP for continued energy. By using ATP, the muscles produce ammonia, lactic acid, and inosine monophosphate.These chemicals lead to tired muscles. By increasing nitric oxide production, L-citrulline helps to reduce ammonia from the body to provide greater muscle recovery. L-citrulline was shown to improve nutritional status and nitric oxide levels in aged rats to improve muscle protein metabolism.L-citrulline has been shown to significantly increase swimming time to exhaustion in mice by reducing ammonia and lactic acid levels. Citrulline-malate (6 grams/day), or a placebo, was given to 18 men with fatigue to find that supplementation reduced fatigue, increased ATP production during exercise, and enhanced the rate of phosphocreatine recovery after exercise. Researchers concluded that the nutrient promoted aerobic energy by modulating muscle metabolism. Additionally, citrulline-malate, or a placebo, was given to 41 males during pectoral strength training to find a significant decrease in muscle soreness occurred among those taking the nutrient. L-Glutamine As the most abundant amino acid in the body, L-glutamine accounts for over sixty percent of all free amino acids in the muscle tissue and plasma. It is found in higher concentrations in the skeletal muscle, lungs, liver, brain, and GI tract. L-glutamine can maintain muscle mass by inhibiting the breakdown of muscle tissue. Glutamine levels in the body often decline when the body is under stress. This decline is especially seen in the skeletal muscle affected by injury, prolonged stress, starvation, or the use of glucocorticoids. Individuals with chronic immune infections often lose crucial body mass. A three month study recruited 26 patients with significant weight loss to take 40 grams each day of L-glutamine, or a placebo. The study found that L-glutamine increased body weight by 3.2%, while the placebo group only gained 0.4%.Preliminary research suggests L-glutamine is effective in counteracting progressive muscle weakness by reducing oxidized glutathione levels. L-glutamine’s antioxidant activity protected the muscles from progressive weakness. Blood ammonia concentrations increase with endurance exercise and cause greater fatigue. L-glutamine has been shown to reduce these levels. Fifteen runners (running for 120 mins) took L-glutamine before training. Ammonia levels did not change in the first
hour of training, but they were significantly lower in the second hour of exercise to show the nutrient lowered ammonia levels during prolonged, strenuous exercise. L-Isoleucine L-isoleucine is one of three branched chain amino acids (BCAA), which also include leucine and valine. L-isoleucine helps to alleviate muscle soreness and regulate energy. Additionally, BCAA supplementation has been shown to improve VO2 max, a prime measure of endurance exercise capacity.It has also been observed that combining BCAA with a high-protein diet can improve energy levels and memory performance while participating in endurance sports.Researchers recruited 13 male and female subjects to consume a BCAA beverage, or placebo, every 30 minutes during cycle training in the heat. Researchers found that BCAA increased moderate exercise performance in the heat. Prolonged exercise training often reduces glutamine levels in the body, in which BCAA supplementation can restore glutamine levels. Twelve elite male triathletes received a BCAA supplement, or placebo, before and after a competition. Subjects taking BCAA had higher glutamine concentrations and lower incidences of infection. L-Leucine L-leucine is a branched chain amino acid (BCAA) that is predominately found in skeletal muscle. As a BCAA, it can help reduce muscle soreness after exercise training, as well as support blood sugar levels and growth hormone production. Untrained male athletes were given a BCAA beverage before, and 60 minutes into, a 90- minute cycling routine. Researchers found that subjects consuming the BCAA beverage had less muscle damage after prolonged endurance exercise. Twelve female subjects took BCAA or dextrin before participating in squat exercise routine. It was shown that women taking BCAA had a significantly lower rate of muscle damage when compared to those taking dextrin. To understand BCAA’s role in exercise metabolism, researchers inhibited the formation of BCAA in mice. By blocking BCAA metabolism, it was found that exercise capacity and endurance were limited. Phosphatidylserine (PS) - SerinAid®
Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a phospholipid derived from soy lecithin that helps membrane function and the transmission of molecular messages between cells. Extensive, intense physical activity can challenge normal cellular function and affect overall athletic performance. The body needs to be replenished with nutrients to keep functioning optimally. PS supplementation can help regulate cortisol levels, improve well-being, and reduce muscle soreness after exercise. High intensity cyclists took PS (750 mg/day) for ten days to improve exercise capacity.PS has also been supplemented to reduce elevated cortisol levels and decrease muscle soreness.PS (750 mg/day) was given to 14 active males for ten days to determine the effects on exercise capacity. Researchers found subjects taking PS had improvements in exercise time to exhaustion and exercise capacity.
Researchers have also reviewed the influence of PS supplementation on cortisol, lactate, and growth hormone levels before, during, and after moderate exercise. Healthy male subjects took PS (600 mg/day) or a placebo for ten days while participating in a moderate cycling workout. Cortisol levels were reduced among subjects taking PS to lower exercise-induced stress on the body. PS supplementation had no effect on lactate or growth hormone levels.
Additional Information – Dosage, Precautions, Interactions Suggested Use Take one (1) serving (4) capsules daily. Workout days: Take two (2) servings - (8) capsules 90 minutes prior to resistance exercise. (Do not exceed 8 capsules daily). Dosage Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline - Alphasize - Up to 1,200 mg per day Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate – Up to 20 grams per day L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine - SustamineTM - Up to 21 grams per day L-Arginine - Up to 15 grams per day L-Citrulline - Up to 15 grams per day
L-Glutamine - Up to 21 grams per day L-Isoleucine – Up to 680 mg per day L-Leucine – Up to 1,000 mg per day Phosphatidylserine (PS) - SerinAid® - 200 mg to 500 mg per day (elemental PS) Precautions The maximum safe dosage of this supplement has not been determined for children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease. As with all supplement regimens, please consult your physician prior to use. Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline - Alphasize - Extremely high doses of choline (more than 3,000 mg per day) may cause nausea, diarrhea, a fishy body odor, or excessive sweating. Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate - There are no known adverse reactions with proper supplementation. L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine - Individuals with Reye’s syndrome, severe kidney or liver damage, or other illnesses that cause ammonia to build up in the blood should not take L-Glutamine. L-Arginine - The most common adverse reactions occur at higher doses (15 to 30 g per day), which include nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Pregnant and nursing mothers should avoid L-Arginine supplementation as it may stimulate growth hormone. L-Citrulline - In doses higher than 15 grams, L-citrulline may cause gastrointestinal upset, including diarrhea. L-Glutamine - Individuals with Reye’s syndrome, severe kidney or liver damage, or other illnesses that cause ammonia to build up in the blood should not take L-Glutamine. L-Isoleucine - There are no known adverse reactions with proper supplementation. L-Leucine – There are no known adverse reactions with proper supplementation. Phosphatidylserine (PS) - SerinAid® - There are no known adverse reactions with proper supplementation. Drug Interactions If you are taking the following medications, consult your physician before taking High G. Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline - Alphasize - Methotrexate Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate - There are no known interactions with proper supplementation. L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine - Human Growth Hormone, Indomethacin, Methotrexate, Paclitaxel L-Arginine - Diuretics (Aldactone, Midamor, Dyazide, etc.); Estrogen (Premarin, Estrace, etc.); Ibuprofen; Sildenafil Citrate; Cyclosporine; Organic Nitrates L-Citrulline - Diuretics (Aldactone, Midamor, Dyazide, etc.); Estrogen (Premarin, Estrace, etc.); Ibuprofen; Sildenafil Citrate; Cyclosporine; Organic Nitrates L-Glutamine - Human Growth Hormone, Indomethacin, Methotrexate, Paclitaxel L-Isoleucine - Levodopa; Anti-Diabetes Drugs (Amaryl, Glucotrol, Actos, etc.) L-Leucine – Levodopa; Anti-Diabetes Drugs (Amaryl, Glucotrol, Actos, etc.) Phosphatidylserine (PS) - SerinAid® - There are no known interactions with proper supplementation. * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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