Korean Panax Ginseng
Standardized to 5% Ginsenosides
Dosage: 100 mg
Panax Ginseng, or 'True' Ginseng as it is often known, is native to Korea or North Eastern China and the most potent of the Ginseng family.
After centuries of use in traditional medicine, the past 20 years has seen extensive research into this natural herb for a wide variety of medicinal reasons. And it has delivered impressive results in many key areas.
Physical benefits relevant to Centrapeak include testosterone levels and erectile dysfunction.
Its effectiveness at increasing testosterone stems from its ability to reduce blood glucose. Reduced blood sugar reduces insulin levels in the blood, and this has a positive effect on testosterone levels.
The positive effects on erectile dysfunction in relation to penile rigidity are put down to the positive effect Panax Ginseng has on nitric oxide levels in the blood. This works in exactly the same way as well known erectile dysfunction pharmaceuticals: improved circulation and increased nitric oxide lead to stronger erections.
It's a perfect ingredient for a 'Body and Mind' supplement like Centrapeak, as it has consistently demonstrated that it improves cognitive function, and subjective wellbeing.
It would be remiss of us not to finish off on the substantial additional benefits shown by Panax Ginseng. It's a long list, and many of the studies involved were long term studies involving large numbers of participants. Panax Ginseng has strong pedigree in clinical studies.
- Increase testosterone, DHT, and luteinizing hormone
- Regulates blood glucose and insulin levels
- Positive effects on erectile dysfunction
- Improved blood circulation through enhanced nitric oxide
- Increased cognitive performance due to anti-fatigue properties
- Increased subjective wellbeing
Luteolin is an antioxidant that belongs to the group of flavonoids, and is a potent male health enhancer.
Centrapeak uses Luteolin because of its powerful effects on balancing estrogen levels, as well as promoting brain cell growth in the hippocampus. Luteolin's benefits include improved vitality, mood, and well-being.
Studies show that luteolin works by inhibiting the aromatase enzyme, which is responsible for turning testosterone into estrogen. Using luteolin to inhibit aromatase is an effective way of stopping excess estrogen production in its tracks. In essence, luteolin keeps the key androgen hormone in a more youthful range by regulating the testosterone-to-estrogen ratio.
On the cognitive side of things, luteolin is shown to raise GABA production for a healthy mood and well-being. As an antioxidant, luteolin also protects your brain cells from damage and inflammation, and can boost nerve growth.
- Reduces the female hormone estrogen
- Brings the testosterone-to-estrogen ratio in a more youthful range
- Reduces inflammation in the body and helps with muscle recovery
- Improves mood and well-being
- Supports brain cell growth in the hippocampus
- Protects neurons from oxidative stress
as Magnesium Citrate
Dosage: 50 mg
The different forms of magnesium found in supplements are absorbed by the body differently. We have chosen magnesium citrate is a much more bioavailable form, with 16% absorption rate as opposed to 4% in magnesium oxide. In terms of absorption and effectiveness, this means that 50mg of magnesium citrate is equivalent to 200mg of magnesium oxide.
Studies have shown that magnesium positively affects testosterone in health athletic males as well as older males. It increases levels of total testosterone, but also increases levels of free testosterone as it has an inhibiting effect on the binding of SHBG to testosterone molecules.
It has also been shown in studies to aid muscle oxygenation, helping with aerobic exercise, and reduce blood glucose and pressure.
Modern farming methods and soil degradation coupled with poor diet mean that in magnesium deficiency is common in the US amongst all genders and ethnic groups. Studies have shown that a significant proportion of the US population is deficient in Magnesium. The latest large scale studies into it put that number at 68%.
One of the more subtle benefits of having this dose and this form of magnesium in Centrapeak is that it assists in the activation of the vitamin D3.
- Increases Total Testosterone Levels
- Increases Free Testosterone Levels through SHBG inhibition
- Helps improve mood and reduce irritability
- Aids sleep
(Piper nigrum) (fruit) (standardized to minimum 95% piperine)
Dosage: 10 mg
BioPerine® is a patented, high-quality standardization of black pepper extract from the Sabinsa Corporation.
It has been included in Centrapeak not for its ability to boost testosterone or its cognitive enhancement - but because it helps facilitate the other ingredients, and get them doing their jobs more effectively.
Black pepper increases the bioavailability of ingredients in a supplement. In other words, it allows the body to absorb them more effectively in the digestive system.
Why BioPerine® and nor plain vanilla black pepper extract?
Piperine, the active ingredient in black pepper extract, takes time for its bioavailability enhancing properties to be released. This time delay is crucial, it is important for the increased absorption to happen immediately to get the most from your supplement. The highly purified version of piperine in BioPerine® will do exactly that - get to work quicker, and be a more effective bioavailability enhancer.