ElectraShred Full Writeup

Introducing ElectraShred, your ultimate hydration solution for peak performance and vitality. Formulated with a commitment to quality and innovation, ElectraShred is more than just a hydration supplement—it's a game-changer in your fitness journey. Crafted with naturally flavored and sweetened ingredients, ElectraShred delivers a refreshing burst of hydration without any artificial additives or fillers. With a precise blend of electrolytes sourced from premium sources and carefully dosed to optimize hydration, ElectraShred replenishes essential minerals lost during intense workouts or daily activities. But what sets ElectraShred apart are its unique ingredients, including Chromax®, Phytoserv®, and Ioniplex®, which work synergistically to support hydration, energy, and overall wellness. Get ready to elevate your hydration game with ElectraShred.

Vitamin C (as PureWay-C™ ascorbic acid)
Vitamin C is perhaps historically best-known for the treatment and prevention of scurvy, though it has many other roles in the body. For example, vitamin C catalyzes or is a cofactor in eight enzymatic reactions involved in the synthesis of collagen, the nutrient carnitine, and several neurotransmitters necessary for the proper function of the brain.

In the contemporary context, vitamin C is best known as a potent antioxidant. In addition to its intrinsic activity as an antioxidant, vitamin C has been shown in in vitro trials to regenerate alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E). As an antioxidant, vitamin C combats the detrimental effects of a group of compounds called radical oxygen species that, when produced, degrade the lipid membrane of the cell and may cause internal damage. By “scavenging” these free radicals, vitamin C and other antioxidants form a defense against excess cellular damage.

Calcium (as Calci-K®)
While best-known as the main bioactive in milk, and a compound that contributes to strong bones, calcium has numerous physiological effects in the body. As a key electrolyte it is responsible for mediating vascular contraction and vasodilatation, muscle function, nerve transmission, intracellular signaling, and hormonal secretion. Homeostatic regulation of calcium, which the body cannot produce, also requires sufficient levels of vitamin D. In the context of muscular contraction and relaxation, if calcium is required for strong contractions, magnesium is required for efficient relaxation of those muscle fibers.

Calci-K® is a trademarked blend of calcium and potassium electrolytes. Both of these minerals are essential for maintaining proper hydration status in the body and to ensure optimal muscle contraction. Calcium is crucial for bone formation and integrity as well as ensuring strong muscle fiber contraction. Potassium is another key electrolyte involved in muscle function, especially the heart and nerves. Low levels of either of these minerals can lead to problems with muscle contractility, cramps, fatigue, and overall poor athletic performance.

Magnesium
Magnesium, an often-overlooked electrolyte, is the second most abundant intracellular cation (after potassium). It is a cofactor to over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body and is required for cellular energy metabolism, functioning of the sodium/potassium adenosine triphosphatase pump, nerve conduction, and ion transport. Magnesium is also required for the use of the body’s energy currency, ATP. To become biologically active, ATP must be bound to magnesium to form Mg-ATP. In addition, magnesium is necessary for the proper function of cells with calcium and potassium gated ion channels such as heart and muscle cells. Working alongside calcium, magnesium plays a crucial role in the body by regulating muscular contractions as well as cramp prevention. In the context of muscle health and rehydration, the longer and more intense a bout of physical activity is, the more magnesium is lost primarily through sweat and urine. This loss of electrolyte balance requires its replenishment so that physical performance can remain at its peak throughout the duration of the activity reducing the risk of injury or bodily harm. Regardless of the type of sport or exercise, muscular contractions and energy production could not occur consistently without the presence of magnesium.

Zinc (as TRAACS® Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate)
As an essential mineral, like magnesium, zinc is also involved in a wide range of essential biological functions in the human body – and a requirement in the catalytic activity of over 100 enzymes.

Most notably, zinc is vital for immune function, protein synthesis, cellular division, and DNA synthesis. For immune function, zinc is required for the function of a group of immune cells known as neutrophils and macrophages, which eliminate pathological cells and their products from the body.

With magnesium, sufficient levels of zinc are also necessary for the production and maintenance of healthy levels of testosterone.

Chloride (as Magnesium Chloride)
Chloride is one of the most important electrolytes in the human body. Similar to sodium and potassium, which will be discussed below, chloride creates specific channels in cell membranes which help to carry out different vital tasks. It is responsible for balancing the fluids on the inside of the cells with the fluids on the outside of the cells, as well as maintaining proper blood volume, blood pressure, and fluid pH. Chloride is also important for muscle and heart contraction as well as to aid in the carrying of nerve impulses between our nerve cells and our brain and the rest of the body. Additionally, chloride is needed to help red blood cells exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide in the lungs as well as plays a role in the digestion of foods by supporting hydrochloric acid production in the stomach. We often lose chloride through sweat and perspiration, which comes in the form of water and salt. Replenishment of chloride can come from utilizing salt (often found as sodium-chloride, or table salt), cheese, canned fish, and some processed meats. Overconsumption of some of these foods may not be beneficial for some individuals, so supplementation may be the best way for these individuals to replenish chloride in their bodies.

Sodium (as sodium citrate and pink Himalayan sea salt)
Sodium, like chloride above, is one of the most essential electrolytes for our body to utilize. As sodium is often found bound to chloride as sodium-chloride (salt), their function and benefits are going to be very similar in nature. Sodium helps to keep the water (mainly amount of fluid outside of the body’s cells) and electrolyte balance of the body, while also aiding in the contraction and relaxation of muscles as well as conducting nerve impulses. While only 500mg of sodium is needed per day for these functions to occur, we as active individuals need far more sodium in order to maintain these functions. We mostly lose sodium through sweat and urine, so the more active we are/the more we sweat and the more we urinate, the more sodium is lost. Acquiring enough sodium through food and drink is crucial to establishing equilibrium again in order to maintain proper functioning and electrolyte balance within the body. The standard American diet is often overloaded with sodium and coupled with inactivity, which can lead to poor health and dysfunction. It is important to engage in physical activity of some kind most days and to eat a diet that is balanced in nutrients in order to maintain proper health. 

Potassium (as potassium citrate, Calci-K®, coconut water concentrate)
Potassium, as sodium’s counterpart, acts as a critical electrolyte primarily by helping to maintain normal levels of fluids inside of our cells. Additionally, it helps muscles to contract and relax, aid in strong nerve function, as well as support normal blood pressure. It works very closely with sodium to create the membrane potential needed for the electrical currents that generate these functions to pass from one cell to the next. While the potassium levels in our body are regulated carefully, a diet lacking sufficient amounts of potassium (especially when combined with excess sodium) or one that contains too much potassium can eventually lead to certain types of dysfunctions and poor health status. When potassium levels in the body increase, the adrenal glands release the hormone aldosterone, which causes the kidneys to excrete excess potassium through the urine. When potassium levels are too low, aldosterone levels are suppressed, which can lead to conservation of potassium thus interfering with balance and negatively affecting transport channels that affect vital bodily functions. Potassium can be gotten from the diet in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, beans, tomatoes, spinach and broccoli but supplementing can be an essential application as well to support an active lifestyle where excretion is higher than can be replenished through diet.

Chromax® (Chromium Picolinate)
Chromium, a naturally occurring trace element in many foods, has been linked to benefits including weight management, body composition, cognitive health, glucose metabolism, appetite control, and energy support. Chromax® Chromium Picolinate is a highly bioavailable form of chromium that has been extensively studied for its benefits listed above. Perhaps chromium picolinates most important function that leads to these benefits is in its ability to regulate insulin through carbohydrate, lipid, and protein metabolism. The proposed mechanism of action is through its ability to regulate glucose utilization and increase sensitivity of insulin receptors by prolonging kinase activity through stimulating the tyrosine kinase pathway, thus leading to improved glucose absorption. This further then leads to more stable blood sugar, which can reduce cravings, overall caloric intake, and reduce cravings, thus leading to improved body composition. Chromax® Chromium Picolinate is particularly formulated to be up to 15x more absorbable than other traditional forms of chromium, leading to more efficient and consistent benefits. When the body can more efficiently breakdown food particles and shuttle their molecules to their targets for usage, the body has a much higher chance of performing optimally.

L-Taurine
Though traditionally referred to as an amino acid due to its chemical structure, taurine is not an amino acid in the sense that leucine, alanine, or glutamine are. Its chemical status aside, taurine is considered one of the body’s most essential chemical compounds, as cardiovascular function, muscle development and function, along with optical and nervous systems in the body depend on its abundance. While data on taurine typically occurs with taurine in supplement combinations (with caffeine and other amino acids), these data nevertheless suggest that dietary supplementation with taurine may have beneficial effects on mental focus and alertness and may assist during times of increased physical exertion.

Coconut Water Concentrate (Cocus nucifera)
Coconut water, like the name implies, is the liquid that is found within the coconut itself. Often having a slightly sweet, nutty flavor, it also contains an adequate amount of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes like potassium, sodium, and magnesium. All of these electrolytes, like discussed in sections above, can help to boost hydration status and replenish nutrients lost through exercise or rigorous everyday activities. Potassium is the highest concentration in coconut water at roughly 600mg per cup (16% DV), which as discussed about it has a vital role in optimally functioning kidneys and strong muscle contractions. Potassium can also work to keep fluid levels and other electrolytes balanced during exercise. The high concentration of potassium in coconut water specifically can balance our sodium’s effects on blood pressure, and even lower blood pressure slightly, which can have its own benefits towards training and overall health and circulatory health. In addition to the added electrolytes that coconut water can provide, it also can provide a potent amount of antioxidants that can aid in the neutralization of free radicals that can rapidly take over during intense training. By eliminating these free radicals, muscles will be able to perform longer and more efficiently, as well as be able to recover adequately. While general water consumption can be adequate as well, the added electrolytes coconut water can supply provides an added benefit that can improve performance and overall recovery.

Acetyl L-Carnitine
Acetyl-L-carnitine has been shown to:

  • Promote fatty acid and carbohydrate metabolism
  • Be involved in brain processes such as mood and memory
  • Play a key role in protein synthesis

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is a little bit like your 401K: you need it, you know you should pay attention to it, but it’s not exactly the sexiest topic. We know; we feel you! But we also know that ALCAR is one of the most fascinating, useful, and physiologically exciting workout supplements on the planet. You’re hard-pressed to find a single other ingredient that is involved in so many critical bodily processes: fatty acid and carbohydrate metabolism, neurotransmission, exercise performance and capacity, brain function – the list goes on! So, like your 401K contribution, don’t forget to pay into your ALCAR fund.

L-carnitine is a derivative of the amino acid lysine and, as certain conditions outpace the body’s ability to produce it, l-carnitine is considered a conditionally essential amino acid. While endogenous biosynthesis of l-carnitine from the amino acids lysine and methionine is sufficient for essential processes – along with dietary sources of carnitine from protein-rich red meat, for example – dietary supplementation of carnitine may pose benefits in certain physiological conditions.

Unfortunately, due to excess metabolism of l-carnitine by microorganisms in the small intestine, exogenous supplementation with oral l-carnitine has proved ineffective. ALCAR, an acetylated version of l-carnitine, has considerably higher oral bioavailability, due likely to only partial hydrolytic metabolism. Once in the bloodstream, ALCAR plays a fundamental role in the production of energy, acting as the catalyst for the beta-oxidation of long chain fatty acids by the mitochondria; regulating the CoA to Acyl-CoA ratio (necessary for the production of ATP); and the metabolism of carbohydrates. ALCAR also is an excitatory agent for neurons, increases neuronal transmission, and increases the production of neurotransmitters and neurohormones such as dopamine and serotonin.

PhytoServ™ Medley Blend (Apple Extract, Onion Extract, Broccoli, Kale, Cranberry, Raspberry)
Fruits and vegetables are widely known as being nutrient powerhouses for the human body. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, water, and other phytonutrients that can provide immense benefits. Despite these many benefits, many people still struggle to eat enough fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. PhytoServ™ Medley Blend has been specifically formulated to deliver a concentrated dose of essential phytonutrients equivalent to one serving of fruit and/or vegetable within a small serving size. While whole food sources of fruits and vegetables will provide the most optimal benefits, supplemental forms can lay a firm foundation of essential nutrients that whole food sources can be built on top of.

Let’s recap some of the unique components and bioactive compounds contained in each of the fruits and vegetables that are contained in PhytoServ™ Medley Blend

  • Apple Extract: contain powerful polyphenols and antioxidants that can help control cholesterol and decrease lipid oxidation, which has been linked to cardiovascular disease. 
  • Onion Extract: contains antioxidants and inflammation fighting compounds that can decrease triglycerides, reduce cholesterol, and improve cardiovascular health.
  • Broccoli: contains antioxidants and other compounds that can aid blood sugar control, provide anti-cancer support, improve brain health, and provide hormonal support.
  • Kale: contains high amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and beta-carotene. Other compounds can support eye health, cardiovascular health, and weight management. A true nutrient powerhouse.
  • Cranberry: Contains very high levels of proanthocyanins that support physical performance, brain function, and cardiovascular health.
  • Raspberry: Contains many phenolic compounds (including ellagitannins) that provide antihypertensive anti-inflammatory benefits.

Ioniplex®
Our bodies are high functioning machines and require a lot of support to continue to perform at a high-level day in and day out. A lot of these needs are difficult to be acquired by diet alone, so supplementation is critical. Minerals are included in these daily needs and are vital to the bodies many processes. Ioniplex® is a patented and clinically tested high-quality trace mineral complex providing a comprehensive blend of nutrients that are often hard to acquire from diet alone. Containing 65+ ionic trace minerals, its high bioavailability allows each mineral to penetrate cellular membranes easily to allow for the transport of nutrients directly to the cell structures for maximal absorption. Ioniplex® also actas as a natural chelator, meaning it can bind up toxic compounds, heavy metals, and other foreign substances to transport out of the cells so your essential body cells can continue to thrive. Minerals contained in Ioniplex® are catalysts for all of the vitamins and other nutrients our body requires to function at an optimal level and maintain health. Some of these functions include electrolyte replacement, maintaining pH balance in the body, nourishing hair and skin, strengthening bones and joints, regulating the digestive system, and improving athletic performance. Clinical studies have shown that Ioniplex® has been a contributing factor to:

  • stimulating mitochondrial activity by nearly 35%
  • Stimulating key gene expression involved in mitochondria metabolism including energy production 200%-370%
  • Increasing production of type I collagen over 40%
  • Increasing production of beneficial bacteria while inhibiting pathogenic bacteria
  • Reduce excess glucose in the bloodstream by up to 75%

We demand a lot from our bodies and expect high performance on the outside, why not expect the same of our bodies on the inside.

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