Lift Big Eat Big has partnered with Anabolic Gardens to bring you high-quality pharmaceutical grade products. These products are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities that produce both pharmaceutical products and dietary supplements. Therefore, these facilities are federally inspected and registered as both a pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement manufacturer. It is required that they maintain United States FDA (Food and Drug Administration) registrations, which includes stringent testing on their raw materials and their laboratories to guarantee potency, purity, and label claims. Very few nutritional product manufacturers apply the same level of quality control or regulatory oversight to nutritional supplement manufacturing.
All of Anabolic Gardens products are pharmaceutical “made” which is different than pharmaceutical “grade”. Pharmaceutical grade is a commonly used term within the nutritional supplement industry to indicate potency, purity and quality. It makes us think that certain pharmaceutical standards have been applied to the nutritional products we buy. Some companies will simply use this as a marketing ploy. In actuality, none of these perceptions properly characterizes the nature of pharmaceutical-grade supplements. Pharmaceutical grade refers to the particle size and uniformity of a vitamin, mineral, herb or amino-acid powder. In order to move through encapsulating or tableting machines that are typically designed for drug manufacturing, nutrients need to be pharmaceutical “grade.” Think about it this way. You have coffee beans. It would be impossible for these coffee beans to fit into a pill making machine, so they would have to be made into a powder. So you put these beans in a grinder and make coffee powder.
You now have pharmaceutical grade coffee. What this means on a practical level is that essentially every product you purchase is pharmaceutical “grade”.
On the contrary, our products are pharmaceutical “made” meaning the raw materials and processing of the products are under strict[er] guidelines than most supplement companies. There are more advanced analytical procedures to identify raw materials including microbiological testing, spectrometry and quarantining. Our facilities are regularly visited by the FDA to ensure product quality and guidelines are held to standard.
By choosing Lift Big Eat Big as your high-quality supplement provider, you can be confident that you are purchasing a premium brand featuring the finest ingredients backed by over 85 years of manufacturing experience.
• Certified organic products
• GMP certified and in compliance with FDA cGMPs
• Member of Natural Products Association (NPA)
• Expert technical support and customer service
• All products double verified gluten free
• Best by date and lot number printed on each bottle
• Amber glass bottles protect integrity and are easy to reuse or recycle
• Quality guaranteed for potency and purity
is naturally produced in our body when exposed to sunlight. It can be obtained through some foods although it is difficult to obtain high enough doses through diet alone. This vital nutrient is rapidly becoming the miracle vitamin of our time. So important, in fact, that current research has scientists calling Vitamin D both a steroid and a hormone and is thus referred to as a “secosteroid”. However, this current research also shows that Vitamin D deficiency is chronically widespread throughout the world due to sun avoidance, use of sunblock, seasonal changes in sunlight, lack of outdoor activity and various other reasons. Vitamin D can be obtained through some foods although that amount is nowhere near a dose that would be considered therapeutic.
It’s long been known that Vitamin D is important for the absorption of calcium, and therefore, bone health. Historically, it was thought that the main benefit of Vitamin D was to reduce the risk of rickets. In the last two decades, however, more and more research is finding that Vitamin D goes far beyond that. It has been shown to have significant implications on overall health and wellness, improved athletic performance, improved muscle strength, and improved mood.
Deficiency of this important nutrient can lead to a weakened immune system, decreased rate of recovery, muscle weakness, mood disorders, increased systemic inflammation, osteoporosis, most cancers, diabetes and a multitude of other conditions.
How Can Vitamin D Improve Athletic Performance?
It is important to remember that the active form of vitamin D is not really a vitamin, but rather a steroid, similar to testosterone being a steroid. Furthermore, it also acts like a hormone in the same way that growth hormone is a hormone. Research by Dr. John Cannell of The Vitamin D Council shows that vitamin D increases the size and number of fast-twitch (Type II) muscle fibers and most cross-sectional studies show that vitamin D levels are directly associated with musculoskeletal performance in older individuals. (Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise May 2009; 41(5):1102-1110)
The Science of “The D”
Most, but not all, studies have shown that low vitamin D levels increase the risk for asthma and allergies. Results from small trials of short duration suggest that vitamin D supplementation decreases severity of eczema and decreases the risk for asthma exacerbations. (Litonjua, Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunology. 2012 Jan.)
Vitamin D For Cancer Prevention- “It is projected that raising the minimum year-round serum 25(OH) (Vitamin D) levels to 40-60 ng/mL would prevent approximately 58,000 new cases of breast cancer and 49,000new cases of colorectal cancer each year, and three fourths of deaths from these disease in the US and Canada. (Garland, Cedric F., et.al. Vitamin D for Cancer Prevention: Global Perspective. Ann Epidemiol 2009;19:468-483.)
A study including 57, 311 people taking an ordinary doses of vitamin D supplements (up to 2,000IU) seems to be associated with decreases in total mortality rates. (Autier, P., MD, Gandini, Sarah PhD. Vitamin D supplementation and Total Mortality. Arch Internal Medicine, 2007; 167(16)1730-1737.
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) have a crucial part in running virtually every system in the human body. Modern food processing techniques and dietary tendencies create an overwhelming abundance of pro-inflammatory omega 6 fatty acids while contributing to a deficiency in anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids. Many lack the proper amount of omega 3 fatty acids from their diet, so supplementation becomes important for overall health and improved athletic performance through better recovery and less inflammation.
Anabolic Garden’s “Heavy Duty Fish Oil” is a unique product designed simply to be the most effective fish oil product on the market. Our extraction process, called molecular distillation, ensures that no pesticides, PCB’s, or heavy metals are present. It is manufactured according to GMP guidelines in cGMP facilities with “A” grade from NNFA. This enhanced proprietary blend of beneficial ingredients is specifically formulated to:
Magnesium is an essential mineral that demands attention when it comes to health assessment, athletic performance and optimal functioning. It is required by virtually every cell in the body, and it’s vital in more than 300 metabolic processes that sustain basic human health and function, including muscle contraction and relaxation, protein synthesis, nerve function, cardiac activity, blood pressure regulation, hormonal interactions, immunity, bone health and synthesis of proteins, fats and nucleic acids. Magnesium is also crucial for energy metabolism, to calm pain and inflammation, and to support healthy joint, bone, and muscle function. Disease states that have been associated with magnesium imbalances and deficiencies include migraines, diabetes, coronary heart disease, neuromuscular disorders, kidney diseases, asthma, premenstrual syndrome, and even obesity.
Magnesium and Athletic Performance
There is emerging evidence that magnesium requirements are significantly elevated in athletes, and that performance might benefit from higher intakes. Aside from being used up in the production of energy, magnesium might also assist performance by reducing accumulation of lactic acid and reducing the perception of fatigue during strenuous exercise through its action on the nervous system. Magnesium plays an important role in protein biosynthesis, which is certainly applicable to athletes. It is necessary for the activation of amino acids which helps to create proteins. In other words, protein synthesis depends on optimal magnesium concentrations.
It is hypothesized that low magnesium levels may negatively affect protein metabolism, and may result in diminished strength gains. Magnesium is also lost through sweat, so athletes training hard in hot and humid environments might further increase demands.
No serious athlete can afford to overlook the benefits that magnesium brings to athletic performance and the recovery process. Research suggests that even a small shortfall in magnesium can lead to greatly reduced performance and stamina.