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Cytomax with sustained energy. No other sports drink can match Cytomax's proven performance. University studies have proven that Cytomax: Lowers acid level during and after training for less burning and cramping during exercise and less soreness afterwards...So You Can Beat The Burn! Stabilizes power output during intense exercise for more strength - especially towards the end of your workout. Reduces perceived exertion so you feel less fatigued during training. Improves end exercise sprint capacity. Increases recuperation rate - from one workout day to the next. These results are possible due to the inclusion of a unique, exclusive, energy component: Alpha-L-Polylactate (lactate with acid removed, clustered around amino acids and carbohydrates). This proprietary lactate is efficiently used as a fuel faster than other carbohydrates and provides energy as well. In addition, it enters the blood stream and tissues faster than a single carbohydrate source, and is utilized more efficiently. The lactate (in Alpha-L-Polylactate) is utilized more efficiently - all while decreasing tissue acidity. Alpha-L-Polylactate - when combined with our multiple carbohydrate blend - gives you sustained energy. In University studies, athletes had better performance after three hours of intense exercise with Cytomax than with another leading sports drink. In addition, Cytomax contains electrolytes - including sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium for optimal hydration. Cytomax does not contain artificial FD&C colors or artificial sweetener. Since we founded CytoSport in 1998, we've been dedicated to working with sports scientists, coaches and trainers to redefine protein enhanced products for active lifestyles and serious athletes - supporting performance when it matters. Over the years, we've expanded to create a comprehensive line that encompasses the athletic experience from preparation, to hydration, to recovery. Our products are among the very few that are subjected to third party independent testing to ensure they are manufactured in compliance with NSF International's GMP for Sport Registration. Our facilities are also inspected and regulated by the FDA. We carefully manufacture our powder products and ready-to-drink pre-blends onsite at our corporate campus in Benicia, California. Making responsible and efficacious products for athletes and active lifestyle individuals requires responsibility on all fronts. As our business has grown, so has our footprint. We have made environmental sustainability a focus and driver in everyday decision making. For more, please visit our website. -Through it all, CytoSport has been committed to one thing, building athletes from the inside out.

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Bitter Orange

Bitter Orange
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity
Dose: 3 cups of tea daily, prepared with 1 to 2 grams of dried peel
Bitter orange has traditionally been used as a digestive aid. (more)
Insomnia
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Bitter orange has a history of use as a calming agent and to counteract insomnia. (more)
Obesity
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Bitter orange contains synephrine, which might promote weight loss. (more)
Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity
Dose: 3 cups of tea daily, prepared with 1 to 2 grams of dried peel

Bitter herbs are thought to stimulate digestive function by increasing saliva production and promoting both stomach acid and digestive enzyme production.1 As a result, they are particularly used when there is low stomach acid but not in heartburn (where too much stomach acid could initially exacerbate the situation). These herbs literally taste bitter. Some examples of bitter herbs include greater celandine, wormwood, gentian,dandelion, blessed thistle, yarrow, devil’s claw, bitter orange, bitter melon, juniper, andrographis, prickly ash, and centaury.2. Bitters are generally taken either by mixing 1–3 ml tincture into water and sipping slowly 10–30 minutes before eating, or by making tea, which is also sipped slowly before eating.

Very little published research is available on the traditional uses of bitter orange as a digestive aid and sedative. The German Commission E has approved the use of bitter orange for loss of appetite and dyspeptic ailments.3 One test tube study showed bitter orange to potently inhibit rotavirus (a cause of diarrhea in infants and young children).4 Bitter orange, in an herbal combination formula, reportedly normalized stool function and completely eased intestinal pain in 24 people with non-specific colitis and, again in an herbal combination formula, normalized stool function in another 32 people with constipation.5, 6

References

1. Schulz V, Hänsel R, Tyler VE. Rational Phytotherapy: A Physician's Guide to Herbal Medicine. 3rd ed, Berlin: Springer, 1998, 168-73.

2. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. (eds). The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin: American Botanical Council and Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 425-6.

3. Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckmann J. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs.Newton, MA: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1999.

4. Kim DH, Song MJ, Bae EA, Han MJ. Inhibitory effect of herbal medicines on rotavirus infectivity. Biol Pharm Bull 2000; 23:356-8.

5. Chakurski I, Matev M, Koichev A, et al. [Treatment of chronic colitis with an herbal combination of Taraxacum officinale, Hipericum perforatum, Melissa officinaliss, Calendula officinalis and Foeniculum vulgare.] Vutr Boles 1981;20:51-4 [in Bulgarian].

6. Matev M, Chakurski I, Stefanov G, et al. [Use of an herbal combination with laxative action on duodenal peptic ulcer and gastroduodenitis patients with a concomitant obstipation syndrome.] Vutr Boles 1981;20:48-51 [in Bulgarian].

Insomnia
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Bitter orange has a history of use as a calming agent and to counteract insomnia. There is no clinical trial data to support its efficacy in this regard. The usual amount of tincture used is 2 to 3 ml at bedtime.1, 2

References

1. Martinez M. Las Plantas Medicinales de Mexico. Mexico City: Libreria y Ediciones Botas, 1991.

2. Gonzalez-Ferrara MM. Plantas medicinales del noreste de Mexico. Monterey, Mexico: Grupo Vitro, 1998.

Obesity
Dose: Refer to label instructions Although historically used to stimulate appetite, bitter orange is frequently found in modern weight-loss formulas because synephrine is similar to the compound ephedrine, which is known to promote weight loss. In one study of 23 overweight adults, participants taking a daily intake of bitter orange (975 mg) combined with caffeine (525 mg) and St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum, 900 mg) for six weeks lost significantly more body weight and fat than the control group.1 No adverse effects on heart rate or blood pressure were found. Bitter orange standardized to contain 4 to 6% synephrine had an anti-obesity effect in rats. However, the amount used to achieve this effect was accompanied by cardiovascular toxicity and mortality.2
References

1. Colker CM, Kalman DS, Torina GC, et al. Effects of Citrus aurantium extract, caffeine, and St. John's wort on body fat, lipid levels, and mood states in overweight adults. Curr Ther Res 1999;60:145-53.

2. Calapai G, Firenzuoli F, Saitta A, et al. Antiobesity and cardiovascular toxic effects of Citrus aurantium extracts in the rat: A preliminary report. Fitoterapia 1999;70:586-92.

Parts Used & Where Grown

The dried outer peel of the fruit of bitter orange, with the white pulp layer removed, is used medicinally. The leaves are also commonly used in many folk traditions. The bitter orange tree is indigenous to eastern Africa, Arabia, and Syria, and cultivated in Spain, Italy, and North America.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Scoop
Servings Per Container: 27
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 90
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g 0.000%*
Saturated Fat 0 g 0.000%*
Cholesterol 0 mg 0.000%*
Total Carbohydrate 22 g 7.000%*
Sugars 12 g **
Protein 0 g 0.000%*
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 60 mg 100.000%
Chromium (as Chromium Nicotinate) 50 mcg 40.000%
Sodium (as Sodium Citrate) 120 mg 5.000%
Calcium (as Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Succinate) 6 mg 1.000%
Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium Succinate) 14 mg 4.000%
Potassium (as Potassium Citrate, Monopotassium Phosphate, Potassium Succinate) 60 mg 2.000%
Advanced Carbohydrate System
(Maltodextrin, crystalline fructose, dextrose, alpha-L-Polylactate)
22 g **
*Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Daily Value (DV) not established.

Ingredients: Advanced Carbohydrate System (Maltodextrin, Crystalline Fructose, Dextrose, Alpha-L-Polylactate), Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavor, L-Alanine, L-Glutamine, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Turmeric Powder (Added for Color), Stevia (Rebiana).


The most accurate information is always on the label on the actual product. While we periodically update our website, the values on the website are intended to be a general guide to consumers. For absolute values, the actual label on the product at hand should be relied on.

Key Ingredients:

Chromium Turmeric
Additional Information

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Mix 1 scoop (25g) into 10-12 fl oz water or 2 scoops (50g) into 20-24 fl oz water. Begin drinking 15 minutes before exercise. Drink 5 oz every 15 minutes.


This product is manufactured in a facility that processes milk, soy, wheat and eggs.

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