Recovery is key when it comes to developing your body’s muscles and overall performance. The harder you go, the more stress you cause your body. This is a good thing in the end, though. As your body naturally rebuilds itself, it always bounces back stronger than before. This is how we get ahead of the curve; the drive to go all-out, balls-to-the-wall intensity when training and lifting.
Whether you are a seasoned veteran of weightlifting, or a nascent up-and-comer trying to get a grasp on how to create a chiseled physique, you often hear the same phrases over and over again:
“Pace yourself, bro.”
“Don’t overexert yourself.”
We know how easy it is to shrug off this kind of advice, as valid as it may be. Pushing it to the limit definitely has its drawbacks. You may wake up the next day stiff, sore, achy, etc. The discomfort is real and not to be trifled with. Your body reacts to stress through inflammation, but you'd rather push yourself through it. You want to just do the damn thing. It goes back to the age-old conflict between body and mind.
Remember, this is Blackstone Labs and we use chemistry and real science to game the system. Forget using kid-friendly, low-grade, over-the-counter drugs and get ready for something that actually works! Introducing OrthoBolic! OrthoBolic contains our very own trademarked ingredients that are designed to clean up and repair your joints, allowing to go totally apeshit in the gym and bounce back faster than ever before! It interacts with your body’s own inflammatory response mechanisms to rebuild and restore itself with as little downtime as possible. Say goodbye to limping up to the bench and floundering through half-assed sets.
OrthoBolic is also great for lifetime weightlifters. It actively “cleans up” joints that have been whittled down by years of stress. No more knock kneed wobble-walking through the gym lobby after doing what you love so much. Feel the freedom to be who you really are deep down and reconnect with that overwhelming feeling of accomplishment that you were so accustomed to when you were younger. Go harder, feel stronger, while at the same time being less stiff, less sore, and most of all, less concerned about placing limitations on yourself.
OrthoBolic is our brand-new, proprietary supplement that showcases and makes use of the following ingredients:
PEA is an endogenous fatty acid that is your body's natural anti-inflammatory molecule. PEA works by reducing the activation and mitigation of mast cells. Mast cells are white blood cells that releases mediators that are pro-inflammatory such as histamines, inflammatory cytokines, prostaglandins, and reactive oxygen species(ROS). Some studies also suggest that it can bind to COX-2(same as ibuprofen) as well as your endocannibinoid receptors, which can help mediate pain and inflammation. Worth noting, to date PEA has no known drug interactions which implies it's very safe for anyone to supplement with. Doses vary but as little as 200mg a day has been shown to have an affect on inflammation.
Boswellia Serrata Extract
Boswellia Serrata extract is an all natural lipoxygenase-5(LOX-5) inhibitor, it blocks the conversion of fatty acids into leukotrienes like histamines, prostaglandins, and other pro-inflammatory molecules. One of the active compounds is AKBA(3-O-acetyl-11-keto-boswellic acid). Boswellia Serrata Extract acts very quickly, showing a 70% reduction in joint discomfort and 63% reduction in joint stiffness in as little as 7 days.
Curcumin, 95% curcuminoids (with Bioperine)
From the turmeric root, curcumin and curcuminoids decrease the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines like IL-6, TNF-alpha, NF-kappaB, COX-2 and LOX-5. TNF-alpha can destroy joint cartilage. Data for curcumin shows to decrease swollen joints and tenderness by 70%. Curcumin can also increase anti-inflammatory enzymes in your body, as well as increase free radical scavenging(decreases ROS). Bioperine(black pepper extract) has been shown to increase bioavailability of curcumin by 2000%.
Cissus Quadrangularis (CQ) (std for ketosteroids)
CQ stimulates the metabolism and uptake of calcium by osteoblasts (bone cells) which increases healing in fractures. A meta analysis of CQ has shown to reduce healing time by 40%+. CQ enhances your body's natural healing process. It has also been shown to decrease joint discomfort and increase functionality. CQ can also increase collagen synthesis in osteoblasts.
UC-II (undenatured type II collagen)
UC-II is an ingredient containing undenatured type II collagen. This can help with your body's natural process of removing damaged collagen/tissue and repairing damaged areas. Type II collagen can also increase production of anti-inflammatory cytokines, as well as help heal cartilage. Studies show that once a day dosing of UC-II can reduced perceived pain levels by 33%, including a reduction in all tests used to determine perceived pain(WOMAC, VAS, and Lequesne). All studies show that subjects reduced the amount of OTC pain medication by 67% within the first 30 days.