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ALKAGEN™ - WIN WITH MUSCLE SORENESS!




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ALKAGEN™
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120 Caps 13.50 €

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ALKAGEN™ - WIN WITH MUSCLE SORENESS!

Intense workout causes significant generation of lactic acid and other metabolites which reduce sportsman’s physical performance.
Appropriate supplementation should include high-quality products allowing maintaining high efficiency of aerobic and anaerobic energy processes, thus developing in the sportsman’s body well functioning mechanisms to prevent disrupted acid-base balance in the body and enable more efficient workout and faster recovery.

ACID-BASE BALANCE.


It is a physical and chemical condition of the body in which the ratio of cations (H+ ions) and anions (OH- ions) in body fluids and cells is more or less constant, thus maintaining the same physiological pH inside the body (7.35-7.45) which guarantees smooth completion of all metabolic processes. The balance is difficult to maintain, especially during intense physical activity, when lactic acid generated by muscle cells becomes a strong donor of H+ ions. The potential of muscle cells is reduced in terms of synthesis of the basic energy molecules (ATP) required for muscle contraction (1).

Buffer solutions in the blood and tissues provide the essential mechanisms which help to maintain the proper physiological pH value. 
These systems are to help transport excessive (also basic) ions from the site of their origin (cells) to organs responsible for their elimination, i.e. kidneys or lungs, without the risk of changing pH of intra- or extracellular fluids (1). The most important buffer solution in maintaining the acid-base balance is the bicarbonate system (HCO3-/H2CO3), which makes 70% of the blood buffer capacity. The system is supported by citrates which increase the bicarbonate blood level, thus increasing its pH value and improving distribution of charges in intra- and extracellular space (2). The phosphate buffer is also important in maintaining constant pH of the body. H+ ions generated in cells are combined first of all with anions of phosphate and protein buffers, and then by HCO3- and haemoglobin.

Additional studies have shown that supplementation with basic ions, e.g. Mg2+, Ca2+, K+, Na+, Zn2+, Cu2+, may be helpful in neutralising metabolic acidosis induced by improper diet and contribute to greater bone mass.

EFFICIENT WORKOUT AND RAPID RECOVERY!

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Alkagen™ ingredients have been selected to give a synergistic product aimed to:
  • Provide constant parameters of intracellular environment and support mechanisms preventing pH decrease inside the body, especially during and after intense workout as well as due to improper acidic diet.
  • Deliver the most efficient buffering substances acting at the level of cells, tissues and blood system, complementing each other in binding and transporting to organs eliminating acidic products of metabolic processes. The effects of appropriate proportions of bicarbonates, citrates and phosphates are supported additionally by the presence of alkali elements.


 

Fig. 1. Urine pH values during 1-7 days (without multi-mineral supplementation) and 8-14 days (with multi-mineral supplementation).

Adapted from: König D., et al. Effect of a supplement rich in alkaline minerals on acid-base balance in humans. Nutrition Journal 2009, 8:23




Fig. 2. Changes in the blood pH in the morning without multi-mineral supplementation (A - blue) and after weekly supplementation in standard doses (B) - black columns and increased doses (C) (square background).
Adapted from: König D., et al. Effect of a supplement rich in alkaline minerals on acid-base balance in humans. Nutrition Journal 2009, 8:23




 

 Fig. 3. Effects of basic ions and buffering compounds on the acid-base balance in the body.




References:
1. Kaczka P. Kwasica metaboliczna. Perfect Body nr 18, listopad/ grudzień 2012, p.61-65.
2. Robergs RA. Blood acid-base buffering: explanation of the effectiveness of bicarbonate and citrate ingestion. Journal of Exercise Physiologyonline. Vol 5 No. 3, August 2002
3. König D, Muser K, Dickhuth HH, Berg A and Deibert P. Effect of a supplement rich in alkaline minerals on acid-base balance in humans. Nutrition Journal 2009, 8:23
4. Mardon J, Habauzit V, Trzeciakiewicz A, Davicco MJ, Lebecque P, Mercier S, Tressol JC, Horcajada MN, Demigné C, Coxam V: long-term, intake of a high-protein diet with or without potassium citrate modulates acid-base metabolism, but not bone status, in male rats. J Nutr 2008, 138:71824

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Dietary supplements in capsules
Ingredients:
sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, calcium salt of orthophosphoric acid, potassium citrate, magnesium salt of citric acid, calcium salts of citric acid, magnesium oxide, bulking agent – microcrystalline cellulose, anti-caking agent – magnesium stearate, zinc bisglycinate (zinc amino acid chelate Albion®), capsule (gelatin, colour: E 171).

Nutrition information 4 capsules
Sodium bicarbonate 1500 mg
Potassium bicarbonate
1500 mg
Calcium salt of orthophosphoric acid 600 mg
Potassium citrate
500 mg
Magnesium salt of citric acid
500 mg
Calcium salts of citric acid
360 mg
Magnesium oxide
120 mg
    of which:
 
         Potassium 775 mg (38,8%*)
         Magnesium
145 mg (38,7%*)
         Calcium
260 mg (32,5%*)
         Zinc
         from amino acid chelate Albion®
1,5 mg (15%*)
         Sodium
405 mg
*%RDA- recommended daily allowance
Intended use: product designed for all people engaging in physical activity who wish to minimise the post-workout recovery period and reduce bodily acidosis due to intense physical exercise, both during the workout and the rest of the day. This product is recommended also for people whose diet contains a lot products inducing acidic pH, such as coffee, black tea, meat, sausages, sweets or alcohol.
Recommended use: take 2 capsules twice daily between meals. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet. A varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle are recommended.

Warning: The product should not be taken during pregnancy, breast feeding or hypersensitivity to any of the constituents of the preparation.