Breakthrough LIMITS, the market’s most legitimate natural test booster gets even better
A natural test booster like no other – premium ingredients, doses, and absorbability
Breakthrough LIMITS was originally designed as an all-in-one natural test booster that contains the markets hottest and most effective naturally-derived ingredients to increase test levels naturally. To be honest, most natural test boosters are overhyped and are a combination of libido and nitric oxide boosting vitamins and herbs. You may get a short-term boost of energy, pump, and sex drive off those products, but there’s a profound difference between that type of product and Breakthrough LIMITS.
Breakthrough LIMITS was inspired by combining 4 natural test-boosting supplements into one product and was released on April 1, 2017. Ever since, it has been a staple in the supplement routine of hundreds of customers. This is a natural test booster that you very likely will see and feel the difference within the first 2 weeks. It’s most commonly run for 2-3 months, with a month break after 3 consecutive months of taking LIMITS. A PCT is not needed after taking LIMITS.
It does not just raise test levels for short bursts of time. Rather, it frees and raises your natural testosterone levels over sustained periods of time, during the use of the product. That has even been proven by many Breakthrough LIMITS customers who tested their hormone levels through a series of blood work tests, and most reported seeing a 100-250-point increase in their total testosterone levels while taking LIMITS. That’s incredible. Breakthrough Labz receives feedback daily from customers, and the feedback received is phenomenal. Even the slightest increases in one’s testosterone levels can make for noticeable differences in overall well-being, energy, endurance, focus, mental clarity, weight loss, and muscle recovery.
In addition to increased test levels, you can expect a libido and nitric oxide boost, as well as increased protein synthesis, from LIMITS. No matter how you break down Breakthrough LIMITS, its ingredients, and its doses, it is impossible to not be impressed. And NOW, Breakthrough Labz has added the use of Enteric Coated Caps for almost double the absorbability and effectiveness on top of all of that! IMPRESSIVE!!!
THE MOST POWERFUL NATURAL TESTOSTERONE BOOSTER ON THE MARKET TODAY
Breakthrough LIMITS is designed to:
- Naturally increase testosterone
- Reduce estrogen and cortisol
- Increase lean muscle mass
It contains the market’s most effective test-boosting ingredients at appropriate dosages:
Let’s look at the ingredients…
5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin - 100mg
Elevates natural hormone levels, strength, mass, endurance, and recovery, meanwhile inhibiting cortisol and enhancing metabolism
Laxogenin (5a-Hydroxy) is an anabolic building block that is derived from plants, and it can be used by the body to create its own anabolics. It does this by increasing protein synthesis and nitrogen retention, creating an anabolic environment in the body that gives the effects of increased muscle strength and mass, endurance, recovery, and lean gains. What's more, laxogenin also inhibits cortisol - a nasty hormone we get from both mental and physical stress, which signals the body to store fat and burn muscle.
Tests showed that protein synthesis increased by over 200%, the key to lean muscle growth and accelerated repair. In testing, 5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin has balanced cortisol response, which is the major cornerstone to healthy recovery and reduction of muscle wasting.
Laxogenin was isolated in 1992 from rhizomes of smilax sieboldii (a plant species found throughout the world, but native to Asia). It is considered to be a type of steroidal sapogenin, and part of a group called brassinosteroids, which are part of a group of 40 different steroids that are synthesized from species of plants. Within the plant, these amazing compounds promote growth and vitality.
However, a study from the FASEB journal in 2010 showed that these brassinosteroids actually trigger anabolic effects by increasing protein synthesis, while halting protein breakdown. As we all know, protein is the building block of muscle, but with laxogenin you also get such benefits as fat loss and performance enhancement.
Laxogenin is known to be the only compound available that can give you anabolic gains in mass and strength without the steroidal suppression, or other side effects. Therefore, athletes can use it on a caloric restricted diet to prevent loss of muscle and strength. Furthermore, it will also help control glucose and increase thyroid function (metabolism). Besides, according to one experiment from the late 80's in Japan, Laxogenin has been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits and a prominent anti-tumor potential
Epicatechin - 200mg
Natural ingredient found in chocolate that increases protein synthesis, strength, muscle recovery, and muscle endurance
Epicatechin is a strong antioxidant, has insulin mimic action and improves heart health. Dr. Norman Hollenberg of Harvard Medical School found that Kuna indians, who live on the San Blas Island Chain in Panama and drink high quantities of cocoa drinks, have a lower risk of stroke, heart failure, cancer and diabetes compored to the Indians living on the mainland. Dr. Norman Hollenberg even suggests considering epicatechin as a vitamin.
Epicatechin is a flavanol found in certain plants such as green tea and cocoa; and is a powerful antioxidant that helps decrease Myostatin. Myostatin is the greatest single catabolic limiting factor of muscle growth. This natural growth factor protein exists in our bodies and works to regulate and limit muscle growth in a genetically predetermined pattern. Myostatin actually suppresses muscle growth. Epicatechin works to decrease Myostatin which helps to reduce these limiting factors, promoting muscle development beyond your genetic potential.
A recent study has revived the supplement market’s interest in a compound called (-)-epicatechin, a molecule found in chocolate. This molecule is claimed to be a myostatin inhibitor. Myostatin deficiencies are well known for their biggest side effect: greatly increased muscle mass without the major side-effects associated with anabolic steroids. Hindering myostatin’s actions would be able to replicate this effect.
Myostatin is a myokine, a kind of regulating molecule released by muscles. The ‘opposite’ of myostatin is a myokine called follistatin. Unlike myostatin, which suppresses muscular growth, follistatin indirectly promotes muscle growth because it hinders myostatin signalling.
20-Hydroxyecdysone - 50mg
Maximizes muscle mass, stimulates metabolism, and enhances protein synthesis, strength, and endurance
Ecdysterone, also known as Beta-Ecdysterone or 20-hydroxyecdysone is a naturally occurring steroid that’s found in plants, insects, and some aquatic animals. It’s mainly used within the bodybuilding community in order to build lean muscle mass and tissue.
Ecdysterone is considered to be an essential signaling molecule, could be a potential anabolic factor and immune system modulator. It’s main used are for enhancing protein synthesis, maximizing muscle mass, stimulating fat-loss and metabolism, increasing strength and endurance levels, and preventing the loss of muscle mass.
The idea behind building lean body mass with ecdysterone is the way in which it promotes the synthesis of protein. In turn, individuals who take part in resistance training are able to enhance their overall lean body mass. Its main purpose if to stimulate recovery so combining this supplement with high-value proteins, such as chicken, eggs, milk, or fish could essentially enhance results.
Could Help Treat Osteoporosis…Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become highly brittle and fragile from loss of tissue. This generally occurs due to hormonal changes, a lack of calcium or vitamin D, and age. In 2008. Chinese researchers looked at ecdysterone as a potential treatment. They found that when given to mice, it alleviated their symptoms without any significant side effects.
German researchers also published a paper agreeing with these original findings. Within their study, they fed rats ecdysterone for a month and then measured the thickness of joint cartilage, as well as the thickness of growth plates. They concluded that ecdysterone could potentially treat osteoporosis, however, more testing would need to be conducted in order to be approved for human treatment.
Balance and Lower Blood Glucose Levels… The modern Western diet is full of sugar, sending our blood sugar levels on a daily roller coaster ride. Within a recent study, it was found that ecdysterone was able to lower blood glucose levels without affecting insulin levels.
This is promising for those who suffer from type II diabetes, both in terms of blood sugar and its potential weight loss benefits. Research shows that ecdysterone greatly reduced fat gain when following a high fat diet. As a potential fat-loss supplement, ecdysterone could be used as a preventative measure against obesity.
Ecdysterone doesn’t commonly have any side effects, as it will not affect testosterone levels as it doesn’t work through related receptors, it will not shrink one’s testicles, has no effect on the hormonal system, and does not convert into estrogenic compounds.
Epimedium - 200mg
Boosts testosterone, nitric oxide, libido, and memory
Epimedium plant is also known as barrenwort, fairy wings or the more common ‘horny goat weed’ because of its proven aphrodisiac properties. The Epimedium plant is said to contain certain chemical compounds, otherwise known as flavonoids that has antioxidant properties, in addition to having phytoestrogens which have effects similar to the estrogen. This phytoestrogen, known as epimedium icariin is said to block the activity of a certain enzyme in the body, somewhat similar to the drugs that treat erectile dysfunction. Basically, icariin helps in the efficient transmission of an important cellular signaling molecule, Nitrous Oxide, which in turn increases the free form testosterone hormones. For somebody who wants to take icariin orally, it is important to understand that icariin dosagewill depend on the strength of the icariin that is usually represented by the percentage of the actual flavonol present in the epimedium supplement.
Aphrodisiac: Epimedium has long been considered as an extremely potent aphrodisiac. The compound icariin that is found in epimedium works by relaxing muscles by increasing the nitric oxide levels and increasing the blood flow to the sexual organs, thereby increasing libido and desire. This is definitely one of the main benefit of epimedium.
Controlling Asthma: A Chinese study has shown that Epimedium can be helpful in alleviating airway inflammation by decreasing the activities of some proteins that are responsible for the production of leukocytes in inflammatory areas in the lung, thereby helping with controlling the effects of asthma.
Anti-Aging Properties: In a study on the effects of the flavonoids derived from the epimedium plants on laboratory animals, it was found that many age-related metabolites such as amino acids, unsaturated and saturated fatty acids etc. showed evidence of being reset at a younger level. It can be said therefore that Epimedium icariin does have some anti-aging properties and can be used towards the same.
Cancer: Epimedium extract benefits have been studied in detail on the cancer cells and have been proven to be effective in decreasing the ability of invasion of cancer cells as well as the migration of the metastatic cancer cells, thereby indicating that it possesses the properties of an effective anti-cancer drug.
Erectile Dysfunction: Apart from being an Aphrodisiac, epimedium has been effectively used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. In an Italian study, it was reported that icariin has the same effect on the erectile tissue in penis as Viagra. The suggested icariin dosage for ED is 200mg/kg of body weight of a 40% icariin concentration as converted into human dosage. Calculated, it translates into a 900 mg for a 150lb person.
Memory Enhancer: Studies have shown that the administration of icariin has been able to increase the blood flow to the brain and showed improved learning ability and memory. The effect is mainly attributed to the plant’s antioxidant properties and its effect on the nerve impulses as well as the circulatory system.
Osteoporosis: Icariin has been proven to promote the growth and development of the osteocyte cells and contributing to bone remodeling, thereby indicating that it can be used as an effective drug in the control and treatment of osteoporosis.
Body Building and Sports: Icariin has proven to be an extremely powerful and potent supplement for body builders and athletes, mainly due to its testosterone and Nitric Oxide boosting properties, both of which play a crucial role in athletic performance, especially in the area of endurance and body building.
Women’s Sexual Health: Whereas the effects of Icariin on Men’s sexual health and performance is well known and documented, the administration of icariin can also improve the sexual health and performance of women by a huge margin, mostly owing to the production of Nitrous Oxide that improves the flow of blood to the sexual organs, clitoris and vagina. The strength of the icariin supplement for women, however is recommended to be much lower than men.
Relieves Menopausal Symptoms in Women: The icariin present in epimedium has been found to have dynamic effects of bioactivity longer than conventional menopausal treatments. Epimedium has also shown to encourage balanced estrogen and estradiol levels in women, providing a beneficial effect for menopausal women
Bulbine Natalensis - 600mg
Increases testosterone, Luteinizing Hormone, Follicle-Stimulating Hormone, and progesterone, while decreasing estrogen
One study has been conducted with male Wistar rats fed Bulbine Natalensis (aqueous extract of the stem), which found increases in circulating testosterone with doses of 25, 50, and 100mg/kg bodyweight. The parameters of interest were not dose-dependent and followed a bell curve; with 50mg/kg bodyweight being the most effective, followed by 25mg/kg and then 100mg/kg bodyweight.
With the control group just below 1ng/mL circulating testosterone, the most effective dose (50mg/kg) increased testosterone to approximately 3.3ng/mL (day 1), 4.2ng/mL (day 7), and 4.4ng/mL (day 14). Testicular levels of testosterone followed a similar pattern, and in both blood and testes the best dosage was 50mg/kg followed by 25mg/kg and then 100mg/kg.
Other studies looking at testosterone levels note increases of up to 346% of control level in male rats at 50mg/kg bodyweight, although 100mg/kg has been associated with a non-significant decline in testosterone levels below control.
Testosterone is reliably enhanced in rats, and fairly potently as well. However, the higher dosages of 100mg/kg appear to be either as potent at 25mg/kg or worse than nothing at all, decreasing testosterone. Dose is very important here, and a toxicological bell curve exists
Mechanistically, supplementation of the active dose (25-50mg/kg bodyweight Bulbine Natalensis) is associated with an increase in the activities of alkaline and acid phosphatases. The activity of the phosphatase enzymes correlates somewhat with increases in testicular and serum testosterone.
Increased testicular size (2-2.9 fold higher than control) as well as increased content of glycogen, protein, and sialic acid has been noted in rat testes alongside increased testicular testosterone levels, after about 7-14 days of supplementation.
LH has been shown to be increased with Bulbine Natalensis in male rats and appears to be more drastic over time rather than an acute effect. The one study that noted increases in LH noted that the best dose (50mg/kg bodyweight) increased LH to 2ng/mL (with control around 0.6ng/mL) at day 1, but to 7ng/mL on day 14.Luteinizing hormone does not appear to be influenced in female rats.
Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is also increased in male rats following consumption of Bulbine Natalensis, and similar to Luteinizing Hormone seems to be more effective over a longer period of time but with less variance over time. Increases from 7+/-0.2ng/mL to 11.2+/-0.08ng/mL have been noted with 50mg/kg bodyweight. FSH does not appear to be changed in female rats.
Increases in progesterone have been noted with 25mg/kg (+31%) and 50mg/kg (+70%). A decrease of 41% is seen with 100mg/kg bodyweight Bulbine Natalensis. Progresterone does not appear to be influenced in female rats.
Doses of 25, 50, and 100mg/kg bodyweight in rats does not appear to significantly influence prolactin concentrations in serum of either rat gender.
Estrogen appears to be decreased in male rats after supplementation of Bulbine Natalensisdecreasing to 79.7% of control at 25mg/kg, 65.1% of control at 50mg/kg bodyweight, and 76.7% of control at 100mg/kg bodyweight. Circulating estradiol levels are not affected in female rats
Androsta (Androsta-3,5,Diene-7,17-dione) – 50mg
Reducing cortisol and estrogen, and helping in weight loss, immune system strength, and anti-aging
Androsta-3,5-diene-7,17-dione (Androsta) is an aromatase inhibitor which binds very strongly with the aromatase enzyme. It's just as strong as aromasin, which is a very expensive drug sold by prescription only.
Androsta will also help reduce cortisol thanks to the ketone in the seventh position; hence, the reason it is also called 7-Keto. Cortisol is a nasty hormone that the body releases when it is stressed. This stress can be from work related stress, or even the stress we put our bodies through when we workout.
Being able to keep cortisol down will result in a great ability to lose weight, build muscle, and feel better overall. As athletes, we are dependent on our bodies ability to rebound from workouts. However, many people workout daily and are unable to build muscle, and a big reason why is cortisol. This is where Androsta comes in because it will help control cortisol during recovery.
During post cycle therapy, the ability to keep cortisol and estrogen in check is a double weapon to help preserve muscle and keep water and fat away. Many bodybuilders complain during PCT that they cannot retain their gains, so it is crucial that androsta is used during this time.
Studies have shown androsta can aid weight loss, strengthen immune system, and has anti-aging properties; likely a result of a domino effect from the cortisol suppressing properties. In rat studies, there was thermogenic activity discovered, which explains the weight loss benefits.
Androsta is the most powerful legal (not for long) natural aromatase inhibitor in existence. It is as powerful as aromasin, which is a drug. In addition, Androsta is excellent at controlling cortisol, helping you drop bodyfat and keep water retention away. Use during cycle, post cycle, or as a stand-alone to help you build more muscle and cut more fat.
Ashwagandha - 600mg
Increases overall wellbeing by reducing stress, improving physical performance, lowering cholesterol, and increasing memory
Ashwagandha is a popular herbal supplement. It provides neuroprotection, anti-cancer effects, enhanced virility, and can even stave off anxiety.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen. It is supplemented primarily for its ability to prevent anxiety. Ashwagandha’s anti-anxiety effect is even synergistic with alcohol. It also shows promise for relieving insomnia and stress-induced depression. Ashwagandha can significantly reduce cortisol concentrations and the immunosuppressive effect of stress.
Beyond reducing stress levels, ashwagandha can improve physical performance in both sedentary people and athletes, as well as reduce Low-density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Ashwagandha can improve the formation of memories, and may be able to treat Alzheimer’s disease, though more human evidence is needed before supplementation can be recommended specifically for Alzheimer’s.
Ashwagandha is traditionally recommended for cancer patients. It is important to note that there is no human evidence for ashwagandha’s ability to treat cancer. It is, however, a great supplement to reduce immunosuppression. It can also ease the pain of chemotherapy treatment by greatly reducing stress and fatigue. Ashwagandha should not be used for cancer treatment, but it makes a great adjuvant therapy, meaning it can and should be taken alongside other treatments.
Longjack - 300mg
Anti-estrogen and pro-erectile agent
Eurycoma (Tongkat Ali, LongJack) is a pro-fertility agent and aphrodisiac that appears to have a large body of evidence supporting this role and some evidence suggesting it may be an anti-estrogen and pro-erectile agent.
The aphrodisiac effects of Eurycoma are quite reliable and appear to span a large variety of animal models, limited evidence in female rats but it appears to affect these to a similar extend as in males. It is difficult to do a comparative analysis between other herbal aphrodisiac to assess potency, but Eurycoma is anecdotally one of the better ones.
In addition to the aphrodisiac effects, Eurycoma can also increase sperm production and may directly act as a proerectile agent. At least one molecule in Eurycoma (9-hydroxycanthin-6-one) is associated with both a delay in ejaculation as well as pro-erectile properties (although the ability of this molecule to act via consuming Eurycoma extract is not known).
Hormonally, Eurycoma appears to have remarkable anti-estrogenic effects in vitro and has a potency similar to Tamoxifen when the active ingredient is injected. Promising, but no human studies exist on it currently or studies assessing oral intake of Eurycoma Extract
Eurycoma appears to be a very effective boner pill, and its lack of actions via adrenergic means as well as it reducing anxiety sounds like it would complement yohimbine very nicely (which works via adrenergic means but may increase anxiety; could also decrease inhibition which would be good for sexuality).
Boron Citrate - 20mg
Aids in increasing free testosterone and the balancing of hormone levels
Boron is a mineral that is found in food and the
environment. Boron is used for boron deficiency, painful menstruation, building
strong bones, treating osteoarthritis, as an aid for building muscles and
increasing testosterone levels, and for improving thinking skills and muscle
Women sometimes use capsules containing boric acid, the most common form of boron, inside the vagina to treat yeast infections.
How does it work?
Boron seems to affect the way the body handles other minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. It also seems to increase estrogen levels in older (post-menopausal) women and healthy men. Estrogen is thought to be helpful in maintaining healthy bones and mental function. Boric acid, a common form of boron, can kill yeast that cause vaginal infections.
The lowest active dose of Boron supplementation appears to be 3mg, which is effective in supporting hormonal parameters in postmenopausal women. Studies on osteoarthritis have used 6mg of Boron while studies in youth investigating hormonal changes have used 10mg.
It has been hypothesized that 6mg daily Boron (tetraborate) could alleviate inflammation of the joints, which was followed by a pilot study in 20 patients with confirmed osteoarthritis showed 50% response (half of patients reporting benefit) with 55mg Sodium tetraborate decahydrate (6mg elemental Boron) suggesting some possible benefit to osteoarthritis. This may be related to the observation that the bone and synovial fluid of arthritic persons is less than healthy controls.
Mechanistically, concentrations of boron in vitro in testicular homogenates are not associated with conversion rates of androstenedione to testosterone.
One study in otherwise healthy men noted that acute supplementation of Boron, over the period of 6 hours, failed to increase total testosterone levels yet trended to increase free testosterone (+14.7%) and DHT (+9.9%) although neither was statistically significant, yet significantly reduced Sex-Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) by 9% at the 6-hour mark yet required 2 hours to reach significance. After 7 days of supplementation, the increase in free testosterone (28.3%) reached significance yet the SHBG decrease was not. Another study using 4 weeks of 10mg Boron supplementation noted a trend towards increased testosterone (11.4%) but failed to reach statistical significance.
One study has been conducted on athletic males participating in bodybuilding, using a lower dose. 2.5mg of Boron daily for 9 weeks elevated plasma boron levels (20.1ppb to 32.6ppm; a 62% increase) yet failed to find significant differences between groups for any hormones measured.
In healthy male adults, supplemental Boron appears to be have mixed results. It has been implicated in increasing testosterone, but these may be dependent on time or dose as prolonged studies with the same or a lesser dose fail to replicate the increase in free testosterone seen in one study/
In postmenopausal women on a Boron deficient diet (0.25mg daily), 3mg in supplementation can preserve a decrease in testosterone induced by the diet. The increase appeared to be of greater magnitude when dietary Magnesium was low, suggesting Boron may act on similar mechanisms.
Boron deficiency appears to reduce androgen status in women, and sufficiency can restore levels; a similar phenomenon as seen with Zinc.
One toxicological study in rats noted that, as it pertains to testosterone, that over 30 days of observation that there was an increase in testosterone in a dose-dependent manner up to 122% elevations (2000ppm) but that the progression of toxicological effects over 60 days reversed the increase in testosterone in the highest group to a decline while the lowest group (500mg) experiencing a 10.5% increase at day 30 increased this to 158% at day 60. These results suggest that boron accumulation in the testes contributes to an increase in testosterone, and time or dose can be contributing factors and have been replicated with 25mg/kg over 6 weeks (toxicity) while 2-12.5mg/kg were associated with improvements in testosterone.
In otherwise healthy adult men, 10mg of Boron daily for a week significantly reduces serum estradiol (an estrogen) from 42.33pg/mL to 25.81pg/mL (39%), although no significant effect was seen after a single dose when measured for 6 hours afterwards. Conversely, another study found 4 weeks of 10mg Boron found increases of serum estradiol from 51.9pmol/mL to 73.9pmol/L in 18 apparently healthy men. Two studies on males and estrogen, with dichotomous results at the same dose in the same population.
In postmenopausal women on a Boron deficienct diet, supplementation of Boron at 3mg/day is able to preserve estrogen levels that drop during boron deficiency.
In rats fed 500, 1000, or 2000ppm Boron for 60 days, a time and dose dependent increase in Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) was seen in all groups.
One rat study noted that higher doses (associated with testicular toxicity) had elevated testicular concentrations of boron, indicative of either selective accumulation of boron in the testicles or perhaps the concentration was skewed due to testicular atrophy; it was not noted with a lower dose of 500ppm.
MORE ON ENTERIC CAPSULE TECHNOLOGY
This delivery system is known as an enteric coating. This is usually only used with advanced pharmaceutical products.
The enteric coating that we use contains a pH sensitive polymer, which means that it remains intact in the acidic environment of the stomach (pH 1.5 - 3.5), protecting the contents of the tablet.
After passing through the stomach the coating then disintegrates in the small intestine (duodenum) which has an alkaline environment (pH 6.5 - 7.6).
The enteric coating is inert and simply passes through your system without any effect at all. The coating we use is manufactured by Colorcon, a world leader in the development and manufacturing of delayed and immediate release coatings for both pharmaceutical and dietary supplement products. This coating has been thoroughly proven for both safety and efficacy.
Apart from the protection that this system provides for those ingredients in our enteric coated products which could be damaged by stomach acid, it also prevents any irritation of the gastric mucosa in the stomach, which is common with many supplements and drugs.
What are the Benefits of Enteric Coated Capsules?
For some formulations, Enteric Coated Capsules are an ideal choice. This is because they:
Overwhelmingly increase absorption rates - The absorption of high quality supplements can increase from as low as 10% (depending on the individual) to 80% or more.
Will not dissolve in the mouth – Enteric Coated Capsules are perfect for drugs that are acid-activated, as they prevent the drug from activating in the mouth or esophagus.
Will not irritate the stomach – Many drugs, such as aspirin, can irritate the stomach. Because they pass through the stomach intact, Enteric Coated Capsules avoid this problem.
Can preserve enzyme activity – Most tablets break down in the highly acidic environment of the stomach. Unfortunately, depending on the product’s formulation, this acidic environment can also negatively impact the desired enzyme activity. Enteric Coated Capsules protect the enzymes so that they can be absorbed, at their highest activity levels, in the small intestine.
Take longer to dissolve – While most capsules dissolve within 15 minutes, Enteric Coated Capsules do not dissolve until approximately one to two hours after ingestion, when they reach the small intestine. These capsules can therefore provide a “timed-release” affect.
Although enteric coating is a common technology employed
with expensive pharmaceutical medications, it is rarely seen in the nutritional
That’s because most supplements are manufactured to a price rather than from a ‘best science’ perspective. Pharmaceuticals always work because they must be based on ‘best science’ since FDA regulations require proof that they work.
The manufacturer of Xtend-Life claims over 80% absorption of ingredients when using enteric coated capsules. An extremely high level for a nutritional or dietary supplement.
Some experts believe that (in non-enteric coated products) the bioavailability of vitamins (i.e. all the contents) is only 10-15% due to damage from gastric juices and enzymes in the stomach. This is a gray area however as there is little conclusive research available dealing with absorption rates since so many individual factors come into play from person to person.
As a dietary supplement, take two (2) capsules two times (twice) per day. Do not exceed more than one serving per day. Take this product daily for no more than 12 consecutive weeks, followed by a four week layoff before resuming use.
Consult with your physician before using this product. Do not take this supplement if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. This product should not be used by anyone under the age of 18. Athletes, check with your testing organization before using. User assumes all risks and liabilities related to use of this product. Keep out of the reach of children. Keep in a cool, dry place.
I've been very excited for yet another product upgrade and confident in our choices to continue reinvesting in our products. As always, thanks for giving our products a try. Much much appreciated! Feedback always welcomed! ~ Trevor, Owner