Energy is an intelligent healthy booster. With a unique combination of 72 plant-based Ultra Minerals and Apple Extracts, Energy increases our production of ATP, an important molecule that energizes and fuels every metabolic process in our body.*
What is ATP? Adenosine-5’-triphosphate or ATP is known as a primary intracellular energy source in our body (Wilson et al., 2013). ATP and its metabolites are also involved in various important functions in the body, such as cardiac function, neurotransmission, blood flow, and muscle contraction and strength (Joy et al., 2015; Rathmacher et al., 2012; Jordan et al., 2004). In essence, having adequate ATP levels in the blood is correlated with improved health and performance (Herda et al., 2008). ATP is a vital molecule for good health, yet clinical results with synthetic ATP supplementation were mixed (Jordan et al., 2004).
Reyes-Izquirdo et al. (2013; 2014; Joy et al., 2016) set out to examine a food-based source that can indirectly increase endogenous ATP levels: they used a combination mix of apple extracts and plant ultra-minerals from Mesozoic Vegetate (see more below on Ultra Minerals). In both clinical trials, Reyes-Izquirdo et al. found a considerable increase in ATP levels and overall energy and strength in the body, compared with placebo (2013; 2014).*
Moreover, the combination of ultra-minerals and apple extracts significantly boosted the body’s ability to exercise longer and harder. The trials utilized a 150mg dosage of the mix and showed blood ATP increased by 40% at 60 minutes following ingestion and dropped 28% at 120 minutes following ingestion. Muscle biopsy was also performed to show an 281% increase of ATP levels in muscle tissue at 60 minutes, and 433% at 120 minutes following ingestion (Reyes-Izquirdo et al., 2014). Even more promising, the natural food-based mix of apple extracts and ultra-minerals were shown to decrease reactive oxygen species (Reyes-Izquirdo et al., 2013). Typically, ATP production increases the levels of reactive oxygen species which is pro-inflammatory (Chang et al., 2010), but the plant-based mix of ultra minerals and apple extracts’ phenols serve as anti-inflammatory agents, reducing inflammation markers in the blood. This clinical finding is important as Energy can be used to enhance exercise and endurance performance and at the same time to reduce inflammation that is common when exercising, and more so when over-exercising (Joy et al., 2016; Swamy et al., 2011).*