Species Nutrition - Isolyze Whey Protein Isolate Vanilla Peanut Butter - 2 lbs. (930 grams)
Species Nutrition - Isolyze Whey Protein Isolate Vanilla Peanut Butter has no carbohydrates, no lactose (milk sugar), and no fat. It is the purest and most biologically available source of whey protein on the planet. ISOLYZE is 100% pure, cold-filtered, whey protein isolate with the highest yield of whey protein available on the market with an amazing 27 grams of protein per 29 gram serving size.
We use a sophisticated cold filtration system that carefully separates out the delicate whey protein without damaging it. This procedure has the added benefit of preserving 3 valuable components of whey immunoglobulins, lactoferrins, and glycomacropeptides that are necessary for optimal immune system function and protein synthesis reactions.
...and if all this weren't enough, ISOLYZE tastes great too! Gone are the days of the chemical or sour-tasting whey isolates! With ISOLYZE, you get the best of both worlds great quality and great taste!
What sets LIPOLYZE apart from the thousands of other fat burners?
LIPOLYZE can be best categorized as a caloric wasting supplement. Whereas most fat-burning formulations on today's market depend on stimulants such as ephedra (rarely seen today), caffeine, and synephrine at SPECIES, we reject the premise that the only effective way to burn fat is to "stimulate" the body into action. While stimulants do increase metabolic rate, they also increase the production of catabolic (muscle-wasting) hormones such as cortisol. As cortisol levels rise in the body, lean muscle tissue is broken down, immune system function is suppressed, and dangerous abdominal belly fat deposition is increased. Remember, the quantity of lean muscle in the body is highly correlated with the basal metabolic rate (BMR). Less muscle means a lower BMR! If stimulant-based fat burners are used to help shed unwanted body fat, there's a very good chance that, once they're discontinued, metabolic rate will significantly decrease and the predisposition to gain unwanted body fat will significantly increase. If this scenario wasn't bad enough, consider the fact that stimulants raise blood pressure, increase heart rate, and increase anxiety levels.Â What this means is that individuals with a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, or brain chemistry abnormalities should certainly steer clear of these compounds. LIPOLYZE is the most potent non-stimulant based fat burner that's legally available today!
What is USNIC ACID and how does it work?
Usnic acid, the key ingredient in LIPOLYZE, is what's known in the field of biochemistry as an uncoupling agent. Usnic acid, which is derived from a simple plant lichen, essentially "uncouples" or disconnects the ATP-producing machinery and thus releases all the potential energy that was supposed to be used to produce ATP. Due to all the energy and ATP loss (which is dissipated as heat), the muscle cells must dig into stored body fat and oxidize additional fats to ensure that optimal energy levels are maintained within the cells.
The following analogy should help explain how Usnic acid exerts its energy wasting effect in the human body. Imagine someone putting a hole in the gas tank of your automobile. The car would still perform at maximal capacity; however, it would require a significant amount of additional fuel to travel the same distance it had before the punctured tank. Likewise, Usnic acid creates temporary "holes" in the mitochondrial membrane which then results in the loss of valuable "fuel" (ATP) from the "tank" (muscle cell). To combat this energy loss, additional fatty acids must be oxidized to ensure optimal performance levels.
Even more exciting is that fact that Usnic acid "wastes" calories without elevating blood pressure, without raising heart rate, and without causing any central nervous system stimulation. An individual can, literally, swallow a dose of Usnic acid, fall asleep, and start burning fat; even while unconscious.
Individuals who consume 36mg of Usnic acid per day usually notice a slight increase in body temperature. This phenomenon is due to the fact that lost energy escapes from the body as heat. Remember, warmth is a good indicator that the Usnic acid is effectively wasting energy and thus burning fat.
Do I have to take LIPOLYZE and SOMALYZE together? Couldn't I just add one LIPOLYZE before bed?
SOMALYZE has many benefits that apply specifically to fat burning at night. First of all, SOMALYZE is a great anti-axiety and sleep aid. We all know the importance of sleep and recovery, especially for someone trying to lose weight. As your quality of sleep increases, your ability to recover from stress and strenuous exercise also increases. Recent research has also demonstrated that well-rested individuals have much higher levels of appetite-suppressing leptins in the body. Therefore, the more you sleep, the less you'll feel like eating.
Secondly, some of the ingredients in SOMALYZE have been, experimentally, shown to increase natural growth hormone (GH) release during sleep. Increased nocturnal growth hormone (GH) speeds muscle recovery and reduces stored body fat reserves.
Finally, in addition to the unique sleep-inducing ingredients in SOMALYZE, it also contains the same potent, non-stimulant, fat burning agents found in LIPOLYZE.
When acting in synergism, LIPOLYZE and SOMALYZE are a deadly duo for fat loss, muscle recovery, and a good night's sleep.
I read a story about a woman who claims that after taking 500mg per day of Usnic Acid, her liver "shriveled up and died". I think the title of the newspaper article was entitled, "She lost her liver trying to lose weight"? I remember reading an MD interview with Dave Palumbo where the interviewer brought up a similar story and Dave responded by saying that if someone took a huge amount of Valium, or even Vitamin C, they would screw up their liver, too. Insane as this may sound, if someone actually took enough LIPOLYZE or SOMALYZE to equal 500mg per day [36 pills], would it damage their liver like in the above story?
Usnic acid causes cellular energy-wasting by allowing potential energy that could be used to synthesize ATP to leak out of the cells via "leaky" mitochondrial membranes. Because of this energy loss, the cells must compensate by oxidizing additional fatty acids in order to ensure that adequate ATP levels are maintained. Whenever fatty acid oxidation in increased, the production of free radicals is also increased; and too many free radicals can potentially damage the cells integrity. This is where antioxidants come into play.
Several in vitro (cell culture) studies have demonstrated that massive amounts of Usnic acid can damage liver cells. Remember, this data has only been observed in petri dish conditions; not in the living organism. It should also be remembered that cells grown in petri dishes have one distinct disadvantage over cells found in the living body; there are no antioxidant systems to protect against free radical-induced oxidative damage. With this fact in mind, these same studies revealed that by adding a simple antioxidant like vitamin E to the cell culture media, cell damage was drastically reduced (if not eliminated).
The human body has a large array of endogenous antioxidant systems such as superoxide dismutase, glutathione reductase, catalase, and various peroxidases that effectively neutralize most free radicals that can lead to oxidative stress. Additionally, LIPOLYZE and SOMALYZE are both fortified with green tea extract and Vitamin E which further serve to reduce the threat of antioxidant damage within the cells.
I was reading how LIPOLYZE and SOMALYZE waste energy (ATP) inside the muscle cells. Wouldn't that mean that there's less ATP available for workouts?
These Usnic acid-based supplements only uncouple the oxidative phosphorylation reactions that occur in the mitochondria where fats are oxidized. If you remember your biochemistry, anaerobic respiration (without oxygen) takes place in the cytoplasm of the cell (not the mitochondria). It uses glucose (without oxygen) and produces ATP and lactic acid. Wasting ATP in the mitochondria, has nothing to do with ATP production in the cytoplasm that's used for weight training!
Why should I spend the $$ on ISOLYZE? Some brands sell 5lbs of 100% Whey for less than the cost of 2lbs of ISOLYZE.
When you compare the costs of ISOLYZE to other protein powders, be sure to calculate the cost per gram of protein. ISOLYZE has 27 grams of protein per 29 grams scoop. This means that there are only 2 grams of flavoring and other necessary additives for consistency and preservation. This makes ISOLYZE the highest yield whey protein isolate on the market!
For purposes of comparison, one popular leading brand whey isolate (claiming to be 100% whey isolate with 0 carbs and 0 fat) contains only 23g of protein per 28g scoop. They claim there's no "added" carbs to the product (and they list "0" carbs on the label); yet, assuming the flavoring system is 2g, how can they account for the other 3 missing grams? I would say that the missing grams are probably lactose (milk sugar) and that the company conveniently neglected to mention this. Granted, they are not added to the whey (they are contained naturally within it), however, this means that this company's 100% pure whey isolate is not exactly as pure as they've led us to believe.
Remember, always check how many serving are found in each container of product. In the case of the above example, the product only contained 29 servings per 2lb container (ISOLYZE has 30 servings). The old saying, "You get what you pay for" really is true. If you want the best quality, best tasting, whey isolate on the market, stick with ISOLYZE!
Every protein powder I try gives me severe digestive discomfort. Is there any reason why ISOLYZE would be tolerated by my body?
ISOLYZE has no gluten and no lactose-- the two biggest problems for people with food allergies.