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Complete Testosterone Support*
It builds men. But you don't want to let your own physical limitations hold you back! What you need is an equalizer. You want Activate Xtreme™!
Activate Xtreme™ is the pinnacle of testosterone enhancement in the sports nutrition industry.*
- Optimize TOTAL testosterone*: Activate Xtreme™ was thoroughly researched over a year in order to create the most rounded product available from Driven Sports!
- Support increased FREE testosterone: Divanil® is a scientifically researched extract for binding SHBG and boosting free testosterone!*
- Promote increases in SIZE and STRENGTH: Activate Xtreme™ helps support more testosterone, more strength, and better performance!*
Do you want to bust through plateaus, set new personal records and get bigger?*
If you answered "yes" to any of these, then welcome to the world fuelled by Activate Xtreme™. For years supplement companies have been churning out products promoted as testosterone boosters with large marketing budgets and flashy graphics in order to drill home to the masses that the product is brilliant. While some of these formulas may have been mildly effective, the vast majority of these companies used loose theories and spent more on the advertising than on research and development.
Using compounds with NO SCIENTIFIC BACKING just doesn't cut it.
To complicate things further, many companies went out of their way to re-hash the old ideas of the more innovative companies, or simply ripped off their newest ideas as quickly as possible. To put it plainly, those who can, do, and those who can't, copy.
Activate Xtreme™ stands apart from its competitors that have ceaselessly attempted to copy the design, but have never quite bettered or even matched it.
The researchers at DS spent several years researching and developing the formula that would go on to become what we feel is the INDUSTRY STANDARD for healthy, natural testosterone support.
What resulted was a product so effective that it has been at the top of its game FOR YEARS. Activate Xtreme™ just might change your life! Here's why.
The SCIENCE behind Activate Xtreme™ REVEALED
Activate Xtreme™ is designed around Divanil®, a compound tried, tested and scientifically researched to help enhance free testosterone by binding to sex-hormone binding globulin (SHBG).* SHBG is the core controller of your FREE TESTOSTERONE. When SHBG binds testosterone it can no longer promote muscle mass. In other words, SHBG TURNS TESTOSTERONE OFF!
Divanil® works to prevent this effect from occurring, providing support to help ensure that YOUR testosterone stays SWITCHED ON.*
But Activate Xtreme™ does not only cater for free testosterone.
Testosterone and Growth Hormone
Mucuna pruriens is an adaptogenic herb mostly found in hot climates like India and Africa. While the antioxidant and neuro-protective qualities it possesses are of benefit for a healthy body and mind, it is the effects it exerts on the endocrine system that make it such a great compound.*
Luteinizing hormone (LH) is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland of the brain. Upon its release it stimulates cells found in the testicles called Leydig cells to synthesize testosterone. Mucuna pruriens increases levels of LH, which may help support increases in testosterone.* Research has suggested that mucuna pruriens contains several alkaloids, but the main constituent responsible for this effect is L-Dopa. L-Dopa is a direct precursor for dopamine, which regulates the sex hormones control center in the brain.
Mucuna pruriens has also been suggested to promote elevated levels of growth hormone (GH) in the body. This is interesting because GH is involved heavily in sex hormone synthesis, in particular by regulating something called Steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (stAR). stAR is a transport protein found in Leydig cells that controls cholesterol uptake by the mitochondria in these cells. Why is this important? Because this is the rate-limiting step in testosterone synthesis.
So not only does mucuna pruriens work to help boost testosterone via LH stimulation, it may help support the machinery required to synthesize it through GH augmentation.* But that is not all!
Mucuna pruriens has been known for centuries as an aphrodisiac and to help support a healthy libido.* It has been suggested that this is due to its effect reducing prolactin.* Prolactin is a hormone primarily associated with lactation in women who breastfeed, however in men it is released after orgasm, resulting in loss of erection and a short-term reduction of sexual appetite. This is called the refractory period and can last anywhere from seconds in young men, to thirty or more minutes in older men. Dopamine inhibits prolactin release, leading to a reduced refractory period. By boosting dopamine levels, it has been suggested that mucuna pruriens may help enhance your sexual experience!
Other research has also surmised that mucuna pruriens reduces stress in humans.* In fact, blood testing has indicated that mucuna pruriens may reduce the chief stress hormone, cortisol.
Something of interest, however, is that studies have been carried out investigating whether there is a difference to taking a mucuna pruriens extract containing L-Dopa, and taking synthetic L-Dopa. Amazingly it appears that the other alkaloids found in mucuna pruriens make the L-Dopa content more orally bioavailable than taking the synthetic version alone!* This is why Activate Xtreme™ contains both a high-potency 95% extract of L-Dopa along with a lower 20% mucuna pruriens extract!
Activate Xtreme™ also contains Bryonia laciniosa, an herb found predominantly in India that is popular in Ayruveda. Bryonia laciniosa has been suggested to help increase the fructose content of seminal vesicles by almost 50%.* Seminal vesicle fructose content is regulated by androgens and is thus directly correlated with testosterone levels.* This may help explain why bryonia laciniosa has been popular throughout history to help support sexual health.*
But wait, there's more!
Activate Xtreme™ does not stop at supporting increased total and free testosterone.*
Estrogen must also be considered.
Estrogen is NOT the vilified creature it has long been made out to be for male bodybuilders. In fact, it has several benefits for muscle growth, but a balance needs to be found. This balance is provided by pZole®, the REVOLUTIONARY natural estrogen modulator we introduced to the industry with Triazole®!*
Aromatase is the enzyme that converts androgens like testosterone into estrogens. This process of aromatization is the main way that males generate estrogen. Interrupting this process via aromatase inhibition leads to lower estrogen creation. The brain detects this and so pumps out more testosterone in order to re-establish "normal" estrogen levels. The use of pZole® may help prevent this conversion and provide added support to maintain lower estrogen levels while increasing testosterone!*
pZole® is a found in a shrub native to South Asia called Brassaiopsis glomerulata. Brassaiopsis glomerulata has been shown to contain several natural estrogen modulators, of which, pZole® is suggested to be the strongest.* If you are looking for estrogen modulation support, then Triazole® should be your product of choice.* pZole® is included in Activate Xtreme™ to provide mild estrogen support for this excellent natural testosterone-promoting formula.*
Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) for total testosterone support*
Cholecalciferol is also known as vitamin D3. Notice that it is not generic "vitamin D". This distinction is important because vitamin D is not a single compound like you may think. Much like the B vitamins, it is actually a group of several compounds. Medical breakthroughs over the decades have occurred at varying rates and so D3 was grouped with other compounds as a single entity under "vitamin D". New research has shed light on the other entities within the group and their roles in biochemistry have been elucidated. And the research into D3 is quite incredible.
Cholecalciferol is in fact a hormone precursor for the active form of D3 in the body, called calcitriol (1,25-hydroxy vitamin D3).* While some D3 can be obtained from dietary intake such as fish, cheese or fortified milk, the majority of D3 is derived from the sun. Ultraviolet light from the sun reacts in the skin with a type of cholesterol, called 7-hydrocholesterol, to form D3. D3 is then converted to 25-hydroxy vitamin D3 (calcidiol) in the liver, which is then passed to the kidney where it becomes 1,25-hydroxy vitamin D3 (calcitriol).
Most people do not get enough D3, namely because they do not eat a balanced diet, nor do they get outside as much as they should. Combine this with the darker winter months that a lot of people endure, D3 deficiency has been identified as a legitimate concern. This is because D3 plays a huge role in many biological processes.
You know how you just feel better during summer and your mood is improved overall? That's likely thanks to D3.
D3 is also connected with helping to support insulin sensitivity, promoting healthy bone metabolism, and enhancing healthy immune system function which are all excellent reasons to include D3 in Activate Xtreme™.* That said, there are several other benefits to be derived from it.
D3 exerts a POSITIVE effect on androgens and estrogens
D3 levels have been definitively correlated with androgen levels in men. Recent research has suggested that men with higher D3 levels have more circulating testosterone and less SHBG.* With people receiving less sunshine during winter months, especially considering that these are typically "bulking season", this is not a situation you want your internal environment to be in.
With regards to estrogen support, D3 has also been suggested to exhibit estrogen modulating action. Unlike a direct inhibition of the aromatase enzyme like pZole® exerts, D3 has been surmised to reduce aromatase via two distinct pathways.* Firstly by directly suppressing its transcription at the gene level (i.e. reducing how much of it is produced by the body), and secondly by suppressing cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2).* This latter effect reduces levels of prostaglandins including prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) which is a major stimulator of aromatase creation. *
D3, IGF-1 and muscular fortification*
D3 also has slightly more direct effects on the support of muscle growth, including a correlation with IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor-1) levels.* So called because of its structural similarity to insulin, IGF-1 is the means by which GH mediates its anabolic effects in the body. A deficiency in D3 has been suggested to be directly linked to low levels of IGF-1. There also exists a more direct way in which D3 effects muscle cells, through something called the Vitamin D Receptor (VDR). Calcitriol binds to this receptor, activating second messenger systems and influences calcium and phospholipid metabolism. These messenger systems are crucial for muscle repair and development, so much so that mice bred without the VDR have serious growth issues, muscle impairment and poor physical performance. In studies looking into D3 deficiency in HUMANS have found cases of myopathy (muscle weakness) and balance impairment.* Some cases of deficiency have been reversed via daily supplemental D3, which has been suggested to support an increase in performance ability over longer periods.*
D3 and Body Composition*
D3 also plays a role in total body composition. Not only can it have a positive effect on muscle balance, it also has a correlation with body fat levels.* Calcitriol increases calcium uptake in cells which has been suggested to have an association with a reduction in fat cell content.* This is believed to be due, in part, to the effect this calcium influx has on 11beta-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase-1 (11b-HSD1). 11b-HSD1 is the enzyme that converts the inactive cortisone to the active Cortisol. In fat cells, 11b-HSD1 INCREASES fat cell content. By regulating this enzyme, the increased calcium uptake may help support loss of fat in the cells that predominantly express 11b-HSD1. This is also one of the reasons that makes Lean Xtreme™ such a fantastic fat loss support tool!*
In fact, the effect of adequate D3 intake is so pronounced that in humans it may help make dieting easier, with subjects responding better to lower calorie intakes during dieting, leading to more fat loss than those without sufficient D3!* So whether you're aiming for a lean bulk, or dieting down, Activate Xtreme™ may just be the perfect choice.*
With new studies being released at a rapid rate, there appears to be no end in sight for the benefits of D3.
But what about performance?
Glad you asked. In addition to the adaptogenic effects of mucuna pruriens, Activate Xtreme™ contains Lepidium meyenii, which is better known as maca. Also considered an adaptogen, maca is believed to help support healthy immune system function and exert a neuroprotective effect.* Some more recent research has suggested that maca's adaptogenic effects extend further than sexual health support, improving exercise parameters during activity.* This makes maca great for both performance in the gym and perhaps performance between the sheets!*
And just like the extract we include in Triazole®, Activate Xtreme™ utilizes a 20:1 extract of maca. This is a highly concentrated form of maca that we're confident even the most experienced users of maca will not have used before. The superior refinement of the 20:1 extract makes it one of the highest quality materials available.
So just how effective is Activate Xtreme™? We conducted an in-house pilot study involving a small group of four participants who used Activate Xtreme™ for four weeks with no other dietary supplements. They followed their usual well-regimented diet and training program and had blood work taken by professional doctors which was then assayed by independent laboratories. On average, tester's TOTAL testosterone increased by 105%, and their FREE testosterone jumped 136%!! Estrogen was controlled perfectly, with no increases and an average decline of 8.1%.*
And Activate Xtreme™ can last ALL DAY LONG!
Thanks to something new and exciting we call Extended Release Technology™! ERT was introduced by DS to ensure that these effects are felt all day long, furnishing your body with the ideal anabolic environment for building mass!*
Through the powerful combinations of the ingredients found in Activate Xtreme™ you can expect added support for rock hard muscle, increases in strength, high levels of testosterone, and estrogen control.*
So what are you waiting for?
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∆ Awarded on 3/17/11.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.Add a Review!