EPO-BOOST® is a safe, legal and effective blood builder. EPO BOOST® combines a clinically shown, patent-pending formula to dramatically increase endurance in athletes by increasing the body’s natural production of erythropoietin (EPO).EPO is a natural hormone produced primarily in the kidneys and acts on the bone marrow to stimulate the release of new red blood cells into the bloodstream.
Patent Pending EPO-BOOST® was developed for athletes to increase speed, strength and endurance. All-natural sports nutritional supplement EPO-BOOST® safely gives you the extra edge to train harder, push farther and increase your endurance. We guarantee it!
The ingredients in the patent-pending formula address the four major limitations on red blood cell production; namely, EPO levels, red blood cell nutrients, iron availability, and inflammation.
EPO Production - Echinacea is an safe herb that stimulates your immune system and your kidneys to make more EPO. In the long run, this results in more red blood cells…and peak performance. Four capsules of EPO-BOOST™ endurance supplement provides 8 grams of echinacea purpurea, an amount shown to significantly increase EPO production in athletes.
Red Blood Cell Nutrients - To help your body produce more red blood cells, it needs the raw materials to make them. That’s why scientists developed a specific formula of vitamins and minerals that ensure additional EPO results in extra RBCs.
Iron Availability Complex - In reality, oxygen doesn’t bind directly to the red blood cell – it binds to the iron in hemoglobin in the red blood cell. Therefore, you need several sources of dietary iron to make functioning red blood cells.
Antioxidants - The endurance athlete’s training regimen is rigorous, often resulting in inflammatory conditions that can impede red blood cell production and decrease iron absorption from the diet. EPO-BOOST® contains potent antioxidants to promote a non-inflammatory environment in athletes for proper red blood cell production.
Directions for use: Take two capsules twice a day with meals (4 capsules daily). Take consistently for maximum effect. Increased athletic endurance should occur within 4 weeks of initiating use of this product.
Active compounds in the patent-pending EPO-BOOST formula are supported by medical research and have been cited in over 5,575 clinical studies. Active components in EPO-BOOST have been demonstrated in university athletes to safely increase blood EPO levels
1. Running economy and maximal oxygen consumption after 4 weeks of oral Echinacea supplementation. Whitehead et al. (2012) J Strength Cond Res. 26:1928-33
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The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effects of 4 weeks of oral Echinacea (ECH) supplementation on erythropoietin (EPO), red blood cell (RBC) count, running economy (RE), and VO2max. Twenty-four men aged 24.9 ± 4.2 years, height 178.9 ± 7.9 cm, weight 87.9 ± 14.6 kg, body fat 19.3 ± 6.5% were grouped using a double-blind design and self-administered an 8,000-mg·d(-1) dosage of either ECH or placebo (PLA) in 5 × 400 mg × 4 times per day for 28 days. Blood samples were collected and analyzed for RBCs and EPO using automated flow cytometery and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Maximal graded exercise tests (GXTs) were administered to measure VO2max, RE, and heart-rate responses. Analysis of variance was used to determine statistically significant differences (P ≤ 0.05). The EPO increased significantly in ECH at 7 days (ECH: 15.75 ± 0.64, PLA: 10.01 ± 0.73 mU·ml(-1)), 14 days (ECH: 18.88 ± 0.71, PLA: 11.02 ± 0.69 mU·ml(-1)), and 21 days (ECH: 16.06 ± 0.55, PLA: 9.20 ± 0.55 mU·ml(-1)). VO2max increased significantly in ECH (ECH: 1.47 ± 1.28, PLA: -0.13 ± 0.52%). Running economy improved significantly in ECH as indicated by a decrease in submaximal VO2max during the first 2 stages of the GXT (stage 1: ECH -1.50 ± 1.21, PLA 0.60 ± 1.95%; stage 2: ECH -1.67 ± 1.43, PLA 0.01 ± 1.03%). These data suggest that ECH supplementation results in significant increases in EPO, VO2max, and running economy.
2. ECHINACEA INCREASES ERYTHROPOIETIN, VO2MAX, AND RUNNING ECONOMY
4 capsules of EPO-BOOST® provides 8 grams of echinacea purpurea
Whitehead M. T., Martin T. D., Webster M. J., & Scheett T. P. (2007). Improved running economy and maximal oxygen consumption after 4-weeks of oral Echinacea supplementation. ACSM Annual Meeting New Orleans, Presentation Number, 908.
PURPOSE. This study investigated the effects of four-weeks of oral Echinacea supplementation on erythropoietin, running economy, and VO2max. Males (N = 24) were supplemented with either 8,000 mg/d of Echinacea purpurea (N = 12) or a placebo (N = 12). Blood samples were collected prior to and every seven days during supplementation and analyzed for erythropoietin. Maximal graded exercise tests were administered to measure VO2max, running economy, and heart-rate responses.
RESULTS. The Echinacea condition significantly increased Erythropoietin at days 7, 14, and 21 and VO2max. Running economy improved significantly in the Echinacea condition (indicated by a decrease in submaximal VO2 during the first 2 stages of the graded exercise test).
CONCLUSION. Echinacea purpurea supplementation results in significant increases in erythropoietin, VO2max, and running economy.
3. Whitehead, M. T., (2006). The effect of four weeks of Echinacea supplementation on erythropoietin and indices of erythropoietic status. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38(5), Supplement abstract 2256.
PURPOSE. This study determined whether four weeks of oral Echinacea purpurea supplementation resulted in alterations in erythropoietin, red blood cell count, hematocrit, or hemoglobin. Recreationally active males N = 24) were assigned randomly to either an Echinacea (N = 12) or a placebo (N = 12) group. Participants were supplemented for 28 consecutive days.
RESULTS. Serum erythropoietin was significantly greater in the Echinacea condition than in the placebo group at days, 7, 14, and 21.
CONCLUSION. Echinacea purpurea supplementation for 28 days promoted a significant increase in erythropoietin.
4. Whitehead, M. T., Martin, T. D., Webster, M. J., & Scheett, T. P. (2005). Two weeks of oral Echinacea supplementation significantly increases circulating erythropoietin. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37(5), Supplement abstract 231.
STUDY. Healthy active males (N = 24) were assigned randomly to a placebo or an Echinacea purpurea supplementation group. Subjects received 8 gm/day of one substance for 14 days.
RESULTS. Erythropoietin (EPO) was 44.15% greater in the supplemented group than in the placebo group.
CONCLUSION. Echinacea purpurea stimulates significant EPO increases.
Ingredients: Vitamin B-3 (Niacinamide), Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine HCl), Folate (Folic Acid), Vitamin B-12 (Cobalamin), Inositol, Boron
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Ingredients: Iron, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin B-3 (Niacinamide), Nickel, Dandelion Extract,Yellow Dock Extract
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Ingredients: Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Lutein, Lycopene, Choline, PABA
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