BY STEVE BORN
Of all the supplements in the Hammer Nutrition product line, only four carry the distinction of being a Daily Essential. Race Caps Supreme is one of them. With race in the product name, a question I routinely field is, I exercise but I don't do any racing. Would Race Caps Supreme still be for me? My answer is always a resounding YES!
The reason is that the main component in the product - Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) - is a nutrient that's not just for athletes, and it's most definitely not just for enhancing exercise performance. The truth is that all people - athletes and non-athletes alike, and especially those over the age of 20 - will benefit from daily use of Race Caps Supreme. Let me tell you why!
CoQ10 is a vital catalyst (think spark plug) for the efficient production of energy from your food and oxygen intake, which makes it a must have, must use nutrient for enhancing athletic performance: higher energy levels, increased endurance, and improved recovery. The importance of CoQ10 extends far beyond athletic performance enhancement, however. Of all of the glowing statements made about CoQ10's importance from some highly respected nutritional scientists, the one that always hits home with me the most comes courtesy of James South, MA, who simply states, "Without CoQ10 or a good substitute, human life quickly ends."
The fact is that there are so many general health benefits attributed to CoQ10 that we don't have space to list them all here (hint: do a Google search for CoQ10 benefits and you'll be online for a long, long time).
Since you brought up CoQ10¦
What's the difference between Race Caps Supreme and the products you see advertised on TV? CoQ10 in Race Caps Supreme is known as Ubiquinone, from the word "ubiquitous," which means it exists just about everywhere. There's another form of CoQ10 available called Ubiquinol, which is considered to be the more active form of CoQ10. Orally dosed Ubiquinone needs to be broken down into Ubiquinol, so when you buy a Ubiquinol supplement you're saving a metabolic step. A couple of points regarding this are in order before jumping on the Ubiquinol bandwagon you see advertised on TV:
1) Ubiquinol is significantly more expensive than Ubiquinone.
2) Ubiquinol is always supplied in all-liquid form or liquid soft-gel form, and it is not as heat stable as a dry powder Ubiquinone supplement. Many people use Race Caps Supreme during their longer bouts of exercise, so a dry, more heat-stable form of CoQ10 is necessary.
3) While a small percentage of people cannot convert Ubiquinone into Ubiquinol as efficiently as others, the overwhelming majority of people can convert it. However, to address that and assist in the absorption of CoQ10 (Ubiquinone), we include various digestive aids. These are headed up by the well-researched standardized black pepper extract BioPerine„¢, which research has shown to enhance the absorption rate of important nutrients such as CoQ10 by 30% (http://www.bioperine.com/index.php/coq10).
The Good Substitute that South mentioned¦
Race Caps Supreme are far more than a mere CoQ10 supplement, as it includes idebenone (eye-DEB-uh-known), a nutrient similar to CoQ10 but with some unique benefits of its own. Dr. Bill Misner explains: "Idebenone supplies all of the same benefits as CoQ10 - acting as a ˜spark plug' for the production of energy (ATP) as well as being a potent antioxidant - plus some distinct advantages based on its more complex chemical structure."
These distinct advantages are especially true for brain health; "brain benefits" attributed to idebenone include improved cognition and mood, reduced damage from Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, and protection against damage caused by excitotoxins (a class of substances produced from the consumption of substances such as MSG and some artificial sweeteners), which can impair neuronal functioning.
There's a whole lot more to idebenone than space permits, so check out idebenone.org and see why this amazing nutrient is part of the unique Race Caps Supreme formula.
But that's not all!
If CoQ10 and idebenone were the only two components in Race Caps Supreme, it'd be one heck of a product, far more potent than a stand-alone CoQ10 supplement or Ubiquinol supplement. However, this amazing formula also includes the following:
Vitamin E - A powerful antioxidant that, along with CoQ10 and idebenone, helps neutralize the free radicals naturally created during energy production. Vitamin E has numerous general health benefits as well, especially in regard to the cardiovascular and circulatory systems.
OxyAssist„¢ - A unique blend of nutrients which work in combination to enhance oxygen utilization, optimize fat burning, and increase energy production.
- Trimethylglycine (TMG) - Helps convert fatty acids to energy. It is used to treat muscular weakness and degeneration because of its role in transporting oxygen to muscle tissues.
- Inosine - Helps increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. This allows more oxygen to be delivered to working muscles, which reduces fatigue.
Krebs Cycle Intermediates - Supports the Krebs cycle (a.k.a. the citric acid cycle or the tricarboxylic acid cycle) process of energy production by supplying precise amounts of malate, citrate, aspartate, lysinate, and glycinate, which are chelators for calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Another Krebs cycle intermediate, alpha-ketoglutarate, is included as well.
Headed up by CoQ10 and idebenone and accompanied by several other potent complementary nutrients, Race Caps Supreme is an extraordinarily beneficial daily use supplement for so many reasons. Whether you're a hardcore competitive athlete, a recreational one, or a health-conscious individual, we absolutely guarantee you'll benefit tremendously from daily supplementation with Race Caps Supreme. Don't waste another day!