Oxylent® Men’s Multivitamin & Mineral Formula + Superfoods contains the ingredients Maca Root Powder and Tribulus Extract. Formulated specifically for men, to ensure they are receiving a unique supplement created just for them to maximize overall health, physical performance, energy and lean muscle mass.†
Maca Root Powder
Maca root is a plant based ingredient found mainly in the high altitude regions of Peru. Due to its unique properties, it is considered as one of the world’s best natural superfoods. The breakdown of Maca root is 18% protein, 76.5% carbohydrates, 5% fat, and 8.5% fiber. Research has shown that Maca powder is very beneficial for balancing hormones, supporting the immune system, as well as energy and stamina. The energetic power of Maca comes from the way its phyto chemicals work in the endocrine glands. Glucosinolates, terpenoides, anthocianines, saponines, alkaloids, fat acids, and essential amino acids are responsible for the tremendous energy power of Maca; so it makes for an excellent low-calorie energy source.
Not only is Maca useful for energy support, but it also helps the development of lean muscle mass. It contains 17 of the 18 essential amino acids which are the building blocks for gaining muscle. Since Maca has been shown to help individuals perform more exercises without getting fatigued, it is easier to build muscle tissue. As such, Maca is highly recommended for all individuals looking to support performance, while simultaneously helping to reduce physical and mental fatigue.
Tribulus extract is another plant based ingredient commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine. Tribulus contains many active ingredients. However, the main ingredient derived from Tribulus is its saponins, specifically steroidal saponin protodioscin. Tribulus has the main function of supporting testosterone levels, and because of this, it has been included in certain formulas to support lean muscle mass and strength.
A study conducted in Lithuania provided evidence that supplementing with Tribulus for 20 days resulted in a significant increase in testosterone levels. The science behind how Tribulus affects testosterone levels is that it may increase hormone (LH) or follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) which has a direct impact on testosterone. Tribulus also has the ability to reduce blood glucose which could be another explanation for rises in testosterone.
Moreover, Saptonin protodioscin has also been shown to support the release of nitric oxide which increases vasodilation—opening up the blood vessels so that more oxygen rich blood flows to the working muscles. Ultimately, this would lead to higher intensity and prolonged exercise to further support lean mass. In addition to its suggested impact on endogenous testosterone levels, Tribulus has also been shown to play a role in stabilizing many physiological responses within the body, as well as support homeostasis.
Oxylent® Men’s Multivitamin & Mineral + Superfoods formula contains 200mg of Maca Powder and 50mg of Tribulus Terrestris Extract (45% Saponins) per serving to support overall health, physical, performance, energy and lean muscle mass in men.†
As with all Vitalah® formulas, Oxylent® Men’s Multivitamin & Mineral + Superfoods is made with 100% vegetarian capsules, is naturally gluten free and contains no dairy, preservatives, caffeine, or GMOs and is magnesium stearate free.
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