XCAP Launches in The UK

10 03 2011

XCAP is now conveniently located in The United Kingdom.  Expect that your supplements will be shipped to you with ease and efficiency.  Check out www.XCAPUK.com and also Xtreme Couture UK on Facebook.





Adrenal Fatigue ?

7 01 2011

“Blood Doc, why did you tell me to take magnesium to repair my Adrenal Glands from overtraining?”

I figured I would answer this question so everyone could benefit.

(I also told the person to take Adrenal Balance from XCAP)

 

Decreased Adrenal Gland function causes a calcium increase and a magnesium loss.

This is from an increased Renal (kidney) filtration that causes a loss of sodium.  Since the sodium buffer is reduced, the system must now take calcium from the bones to act as the buffer.

Simple, right… at least that is the way it was taught to me.

By the way, if you have Adrenal Fatigue or are burned out, read this.





Are you Depressed ?

7 01 2010

Are your depressed?

As you may have noticed, we try to provide a lot of useful information on this blog that you probably haven’t heard of before.

Athletes get depressed just like the rest of the population. The best thing that has been actually proven to help the most with depression is exercise. Getting exercise is not the problem when you are an athlete.

If you are over trained and have become worn down, you may need to just take some time off and reduce the training. This is not an option if you have a fight coming up. I would probably give you an Adrenal Glandular Product, which is used to help restore Adrenal function.

XCAP has 2 such products, Adrenal Glandular and Adrenal Balance.

This can very frequently change your attitude, your recovery rate and get your training back on course.

Serotonin levels typically drop when someone becomes depressed. Interestingly enough, the brain only contains 10% of the Serotonin in your body; the other 90% is in the gut. So what you eat and how you are able to digest it can play a huge part in your serotonin levels.

Foods that promote LOW Serotonin levels
Aspartame
Bread (refined products)
Corn
Caffeinated Soda
Cereal
Pasta (from refined foods)

Foods that promote HIGH Serotonin levels because of their high Tryptophan content
Beef (grass fed)
Chicken (free range)
Eggs
Nuts
Pork
Pumpkin Seeds
Turkey
Venison

Blood Doc

http://www.BloodDocJohn.com





Sex every 48 hours helps your hormones!

14 12 2009

by Blood Doc John
I attended the annual American Anti-Aging Symposium in Las Vegas last week.

It is a huge event every year with some of the latest research being presented by top doctors and scientists from around the world.

I will share some things that you will find interesting from this last week.

1. Nutrition, Exercise and Sleep are the most important things that effect how you age. (duh, right! Well this was addressed by nearly every speaker)

2. To Look better, Feel better and have better sex eat 75% – 85% plant foods. (Vegetables and fruits). I think the rest should be wild caught fish, grass fed meat and nuts.

3. Flu – when Vitamin D blood levels are over 60, it is very hard for that person to get the flu.

4. For optimal hormones, you should have sex every 48 hours. (This is obviously a favorite)

5. Adrenal Stress is a huge problem in all of society and affects every system of the body in a bad way. (This is why XCAP has the product Adrenal Balance)

6. Systemic Enzyme Therapy has a positive influence on wide ranging therapies including making hormones work better. (This is why XCAP has the product called Xtra EnZymes) People that even take Human Growth Hormone get much better results when taking enzymes.

7. Telomeres are the hot topic since the Nobel Prize was given a few months ago. Preservation of telomeres is helped with Vitamin D (XCAP Vita D), a proper ratio of omega 3’s and vitamin E (XCAP Max EFA’s), anti-oxidants and vegetables (XCAP 4Ever Greens).

8. One company is working on a patent to actually extend telomeres. I had a long conversation with them and will keep you informed on this.

9. Athletes that have taken steroids and human growth hormone may have greatly shortened their telomeres. This is like robbing Peter to pay Paul. Short-term success for long-term disaster. Lengthening the telomeres is very important to these people.

10. Energy medicine using sound waves with multiple frequencies and lasers are becoming very popular due to their ability to help heal. They are even used to rebuild collagen in the face to turn back the clock.





More stuff on the Flu

22 10 2009

We look at statistics for this blog and our most popular blog to date has been about Quercetin and the Flu.  Since there is so much interest in the Flu right now, I will share a few things that our athletes do to strengthen their immune systems.

  1. Take Vita D
  2. Take Adrenal Balance
  3. Make a shake with Whey Isolate and 4 Ever Greens
  4. Take AA Resveratrol

Full explanations of each product are on the product page.

Prevention Foods and Lifestyle

Everybody wants more immune competence. How about limiting our “immune suppressors?” Let’s reduce the things that slow our natural immune system down. Three immune suppressors that you have direct control over are dehydration, stress, and sugar.

So much has been said about sugar but here is a quick reminder about the importance of reducing sugar intake. One sugar related study showed that immune cells in a “no sugar” group destroyed 14 times more bacteria than the “high sugar” group. Reducing sugar consumption is critical and this includes the reduction of simple carbohydrates.

(Yet another reason that I don’t agree with gulping down a bunch of corn sugar such as maltodextrin after a workout)

We also hear about supporting the immune system with botanicals or antiviral drugs. Let’s review some basics that go a long way to augment the body’s ability to fight disease. One of the greatest immune enhancers is sleep. Sleep is natures greatest repair mechanism. I heard one researcher say the greatest antioxidant we possess is a good night’s sleep.

Another thing we often forget about is to assure that the superhighway of the lymph system is open to carry immune fighting WBC’s and remove toxins. We can do that by increasing movement or exercise. Finally, every day we learn more about the phytochemical (High levels are in 4 Ever Greens) effects of foods particularly fruits, vegetables, and spices.

Basic foods can be more powerful than pharmaceutical agents and without the side effects.

So increase water, reduce sugar and processed food intake, get sufficient rest, reduce stress, use movement to keep the fluids moving, increase fruits and vegetables to 10 servings a day. Increase the amount of color you consume in foods, ditch the white, increase the color. Also, boost consumption of garlic, ginger, and green tea.

This is good, sound advice rather if you are a professional athlete, a high school athlete, Randy Couture, Fedor Emelianko or Brett Farve and the Minnesota Vikings for that matter.





Adrenal Glandular vs Adrenal Balance

17 10 2009

Adrenal Glandular vs Adrenal Balance

I know I have continually asked you, but I am still trying to get a clear understanding of Adrenal Balance and Adrenal Glandular.

Would it be accurate to say that Adrenal Balance is a more acute “treatment” for specifically stressful events and training, providing a “buffer” for athletes to prevent long term adrenal burnout,while Adrenal Glandular is more suitable to “rebuild” already diminished adrenal glands.

Also, is there a scenario where you would recommend both supplements simultaneously?

Marco

Adrenal Glandular is a specific product used to help rebuild adrenal gland function typically from athletic burnout and over training.

Yes, they can be used together.  Sometimes a persons cortisol is off at different times of the day and when I am getting very specific I may give each product at a very specific time based off their lab tests.

Adrenal Balance helps many things and can be used safely to just help your body feel better.  Russians have even looked at job performance ( factory workers) who used coffee, sugar or adaptagenic herbs.  The group that took the adaptagenic herbs made significantly less errors at work and also had less sick days.

For Adrenal Balance, I use it for many things.  It cuts cortisol levels and helps your body adapt to mental and physical stress including exercise.

The Russians were the ones who discovered that “adaptagens” help athletic perfromance and keeps the athlete healthier at the same time.  If athletes take it all season long it helps keep them healthy, improves performance and concentration in their sport and in school.

Also see below from website which I am sure you have read.

Adapotegnic herbs have therapeutic potential for helping to manage stress, enhance metabolism and cellular energy processes, restore mitochondrial function, increase immunity and prevent disease. Adaptogenic herbs also have lead to improvements in mental performance and learning(2).

Adaptogenic herbs are particularly beneficial for athletes as they have been shown be anabolic (tissue building) and prevent-tissue catabolism (muscle mass breakdown)(1). Adaptogenic herbs were originally used by the Soviets to prevent the deleterious effects of overtraining.

Read thru the entire webpage on it because that contains much more info.