- Promotes healthy muscle growth and muscle retention
- Helps reduce muscle fatigue
- Supports bone health
- Provides antioxidant protection to minimize the effects of free radicals
- Contains activated forms of select B vitamins to ensure optimal utilization by the body
- Increases energy
- Promotes cardiovascular health
- Promotes optimal immune functions
Isotonix® Champion Blend Plus
Performance is the key measure of success, which is why Isotonix Champion Blend Plus is formulated to help benefit your body's muscle health and performance. Not just a supplement for athletes, Isotonix Champion Blend Plus helps all active adults perform at their peak - whether their looking to energize their body to make it through the day or get the most out of their active lifestyles.
Other supplements on the market might target one specific area of health. There are endurance supplements for runners, energy boosters for working moms, vitamin supplements to help your immune system. Isotonix Champion Blend Plus is formulated to help all three - increase energy, promote muscle retention and recovery and provide antioxidant protection.
With proven ingredients - including Instantized Branch Chain Amino Acids, which studies have shown can aid in muscle growth and muscle health - and the revolutionary Isotonix Delivery System, Isotonix Champion Blend Plus provides your body the best absorption and results of any supplement on the market today.
So whether you're looking for a muscle endurance supplement for athletes or complete nutritional support to supplement your active life, Isotonix Champion Blend Plus can help.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product(s) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Pycnogenol® (25 mg)
Pycnogenol is a natural plant extract from the bark of the maritime pine tree, which grows exclusively along the coast of southwest France in Les Landes de Gascogne. This unspoiled and natural forest environment is the unique source of pine bark. Pycnogenol is one of the most researched ingredients in the natural product marketplace. Published findings have demonstrated Pycnogenol’s wide array of support to the body. Pine bark extract is an all-natural combination of procyanidins, bioflavonoids and organic acids. The extract has three basic properties — it is a powerful antioxidant, selectively binds to collagen and elastin, and promotes the normal production of endothelial nitric oxide, which promotes the normal dilation of blood vessels. As one of the most powerful natural scavengers of free radicals, Pycnogenol combats free radicals before they cause oxidative stress to vital organs. Its super-antioxidant capabilities promote cardiovascular health.*
Instantized Branch Chain Amino Acids (IBCAAs) (3 g)
Branched chain amino acids (BCAA) are considered essential, as they cannot be synthesized by the human body and, therefore, must be consumed through diet or supplementation. Unlike other amino acids, BCAA are used primarily by skeletal muscle, making up 30-35 percent of the muscle tissue itself. These amino acids promote healthy muscle growth and retention. As aging occurs, the body’s ability to build and retain muscle tissue or size is reduced, which can result in weakness and frailty. Research has shown that supplementation with BCAA promotes muscle retention in older adults. Additionally, it has been shown that supplementation of BCAA during exercise supports muscle protein synthesis and inhibits protein catabolism (breakdown) and muscle fatigue. By using instantized BCAAs within the isotonic system, there is a quicker dissolution and increased bioavailability.*
Activated B Vitamins (Folinic Acid, Methylcobalamin and Pyridoxal 5’ Phosphate)
B vitamins support numerous metabolic processes in the body. This formula contains the activated forms of select B vitamins to promote optimal use by the body. By using these advanced forms, the body has to work less for utilization and effectiveness is increased. Folinic acid, methylcobalamin (B12) and pyridoxal 5’ phosphate (B6) are known to promote cardiovascular health. Additional B vitamins, such as B1, B5, niacin and biotin support many processes allowing this product to work via several mechanisms to increase energy, promote cardiovascular health, decrease stress and improve mood while helping to maintain normal serotonin levels.*
Vitamin C (60 mg)
Vitamin C is a multi-faceted nutrient primarily known for its antioxidant benefits and strong role in immune health. Vitamin C helps support cardiovascular health in a few different ways. Vitamin C protects against LDL peroxidation by scavenging free radicals.*
Vitamin D3 (400 IU)
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is found in some foods and endogenously produced when sunlight strikes the skin and activates vitamin D synthesis. Vitamin D promotes the efficient intestinal absorption of calcium, by supporting the synthesis of calcium-binding proteins to promote normal calcium absorption and retention. Vitamin D also promotes the normal formation of bone and normal bone growth, and bone remodeling by osteoblasts and osteoclasts. Vitamin D deficiency can be caused by factors such as lack of exposure to sunlight, reduced skin synthesis of vitamin D, lower dietary intake, impaired intestinal absorption, and reduced metabolism to active forms of vitamin D by the kidneys, all of which increase with aging. Deficiency has been linked to numerous health concerns and insufficient levels of this vitamin are associated with weak bones and muscle weakness. In addition to promoting strong bones, vitamin D also has other roles in health, including supporting the body’s immune function. Vitamin D has been shown to support normal immune-modulation, and it is thought that supplementation promotes immune health by promoting the body’s normal regulation of T-cell function. *
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Should this product be taken on an empty stomach?
Yes. Maximum absorption occurs when taken on an empty stomach.
I am healthy and athletic. Why should I take Isotonix Champion Blend Plus?
Everyone is vulnerable to the aging process caused by free radical. Athletes tend to be exposed to elevated levels of oxidative stress. Free radicals develop as byproducts during metabolism when calories are processed with oxygen. Athletes inhale 10 to 20 times more oxygen during physical activity over rest periods. The increase in activity creates additional free radicals. In fact, these free radicals are known to limit performance, as free radicals appear to take their toll on muscle tissue. Not only does Isotonix Champion Blend Plus help defend your body against free radicals damage thanks to Pycnogenol, but the inclusion of Instantized Branch Chain Amino Acids can help reduce muscle fatigue, allowing for better workouts.*
What does “Activated” refer to in reference to B-vitamins?
Activated refers to the active forms of vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid. Using forms other than these activated forms requires that the vitamins be enzymatically activated prior to utilization by the body. Not only does this take time and energy within the body, there are circumstances in which this reaction is either slowed or inhibited.*
With its unique combination of essential vitamins and nutrients, Isotonix Champion Blend Plus is what an active body needs to continue performing at its peak. Other supplements on the market might target one specific area of health – increased energy, muscle retention and recovery, antioxidant protection – but none are formulated to combat all three with the convenience of the superior Isotonix Delivery System. Isotonix Champion Blend Plus provides you with proven ingredients without the binders and fillers of tablets and capsule, rapid nutrient absorption into the body, all ending with maximum results. Performance, defense, energy – everything you need to be a true champion.
Reviewed by 17 customers
Comments about Isotonix® Champion Blend Plus:
A great product for those of you that have an extensive workout. I'm training for a 1/2 Marathon and this product definitely has helped eliminate fatigue and soreness!!
- Easy To Take
- Good Value
- Tastes Good
- Everyday Use
Comments about Isotonix® Champion Blend Plus:
Great tasting and makes a difference for me.
Comments about Isotonix® Champion Blend Plus:
This product is great. Best time is on an empty stomach half hour before your workout and "bam!" it does its magic. I'm lifting more weight than before and I have such focus. Plus I have so much energy through my entire workout. Anything stronger? I don't think so. I will keep on buying it.
Comments about Isotonix® Champion Blend Plus:
The Champion Blend plus makes a big difference in my daily routine ,focus energy and more ,My workout recovery is better in part -BCAA. The taste is awesome, the isotonic formula makes it easier to take.
Comments about Isotonix® Champion Blend Plus:
Started using the product today, all I could say is WOW. My energy levels were up and sustained thru my entire workout. It really works. I recommend it.