Amino Acid & Electrolyte Drink Base
-With L-Lucine for Muscle Protein Synthesis
-L-Glutamine, L-Malate, DL-Citrulline & Electrolytes
Scivation Xtend is an advanced Intra-workout Catalyst, formulated to help maximise training intensity and nutritionally support muscle protein synthesis and recovery while you train.
Xtend is formulated with a precise PentActive blend, synergistically involved in key cellular processes to support muscle proformance and response:
Scivation Electrolyte Blend [Trisodium Citrate Dihydrate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride], L-Leucine, L-Glutamine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, L-Malate, DL-Citrulline, Flavours, Sweeteners (950,955), Soy Lecithin, FD&C Red #40 (E129), Pyridoxine HCI (Vitamin B6)
Contains Soy products.
Mix one serving (one level scoop) per glass of water (250ml). Stir or shake and consume during exercise on training days, or throughout the day on non-training days.
Store in a cool dry place. Do not expose to excessive heat or moisture.
ORGANIC FORBIDDEN RED RICE
Forbidden red rice is an organic long grain, basmati style red rice, originating from the Heilongjiang region of North-East China.
Red rice is gaining popularity for its unique taste, nutty texture and rich nutrient properties that makes it a wonderful rice of choice for everyday meals.
Forbidden Red Rice has complex floral aromas, delicious earthy taste, soft texture and shows a beautiful rustic red in colour.
RED RICE BENEFITS:
Organic Red Rice Grain - Organic.
- Mineral Rich.
- 100% Whole Grain.
- High In Fibre & Protein.
- 97% Fat Free.
- Gluten & Wheat Free.
The Fit Foodie Protein Ball Mix
Activated Organic Muesli
2Die4's very popular and delicious Organic Muesli. Great with fresh fruit salad and yoghurt of your choice. Low GI, Gluten free and Vegan.
Made from local and imported ingredients.
ALL nuts and seeds organic and activated unless otherwise stated.
Almonds, Buckwheat, Sunflowers*, Pepitas, Pecans, Pistachios, Sultanas, Cranberries, Coconut, Rolled Quinoa, Rolled Amaranth, Certified Organic Australian Salt, Water.
*These sunflower seeds are organically grown, but are not yet certified organic.
ESSENTIAL AMINO ACID MATRIX
BUILD MUSCLE + BURN FAT
ENHANCE RECOVERY + SUPPORT HORMONES
LOWER CORTISOL + IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
BOOST KETOSIS + LOWER CALORIE INTAKE
MAINTAIN PROTEIN BALANCE
WHAT MAKES AMINO SWITCH SO GOOD?
AMINO SWITCH™ is a dairy and lactose free Essential Amino Acid (EAA) supplement that contains all 9 EAA’s in the Perfect Human Ratio (PHR). This ratio is designed to help SWITCH ON muscle recovery and SWITCH OFF muscle breakdown.
At SWITCH NUTRITION™, we use the Master Amino Acid Proﬁle (MAP) to maximise Net Nitrogen Utilisation (NNU). This means that Amino Switch™ will provide you with the greatest amino acid absorption and utilisation.
We have also added essential Co-Factors, L-Tyrosine, Perfectly Balanced Electrolytes, Vitamins and Schisandra Chinensis to AMINO SWITCH™. This powerful combination may help reduce fatigue, enhance recovery, regulate cortisol, support energy and improve performance.
Build muscle and burn fat without the extra calories using AMINO SWITCH™
Directions for use:
Before Training: Consume one (1) serving of Amino Switch™ in 400 - 600 ml (13.5 - 20 oz) of water.
After Training: Consume one (1) serving of Amino Switch™ in 400 - 600 ml (13.5 - 20 oz) of water.
Between Meals: Consume one (1) serving of Amino Switch™ in 400 - 600 ml (13.5 - 20 oz) of water
Gluten, Lactose and Soy Free
Note: Made on a production line that also produces products containing Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Egg, Nuts and Seeds.
AMINO SWITCH . faq’s
IS AMINO SWITCH™ A COMPLETE PROTEIN?
Yes and no. AMINO SWITCH™ contains all the essential amino acids found in a complete protein source. However, it contains fewer calories. AMINO SWITCH™ can be used as a low-calorie alternative to protein shakes or protein foods. WHAT IS NNU & NPU?NNU (Net Nitrogen Utilization) or NPU (Net Protein Utilization) is the same thing. Nitrogen is used interchangeably with protein. NNU or NPU is the ratio of amino acids converted to human proteins (muscle, enzymes, hormones etc) to the amount of amino acids supplied. In other words, how much protein (amino acids) is consumed verse what is excreted or wasted. AMINO SWITCH™ is designed using the MAP (Master Amino Acid Profile) which provides the highest possible NNU of 99% absorption.
WHY IS THE MASTER AMINO ACID PROFILE SO IMPORTANT?
It took researchers more than 30 years to provide us with an understanding of the Perfect Human Ratio (PHR) of Essential Amino Acids. Now with this information we can maximise the benefits of muscle building and recovery without excess amounts of calories, stress on our body, acidity or wasted protein. For example, many athletes trying to build muscle will consume a minimum of 2g of protein per kg of body weight per day. For a 100kg male this is 1.4kg of protein a week (7 days). This same athlete will not put on 1.4kg of muscle a week because much of the protein is wasted or converted to energy. AMINO SWITCH™ would require a fraction of this amount to provide the same results because it is 99% utilized with only 1% wastage. This gives you much better bang for your buck.
CAN I REPLACE PROTEIN WITH AMINO SWITCH™?
Yes, you can. One (1) serve of AMINO SWITCH™ is equivalent to 35g of Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) or 60g of meat, fish or poultry. Therefore one (1) serve can replace one protein shake or meal for most people.
CAN I USE AMINO SWITCH™ DURING TRAINING INSTEAD OF A STRAIGHT BCAA SUPPLEMENT?
Absolutely. AMINO SWITCH™ contains all three (3) BCAA’s plus the additional Essential Amino Acids (EAA’s) required to help remodel muscle and boost your metabolism.
HOW WILL AMINO SWITCH™ HELP ME BURN FAT?
If you are on a calorie restricted (hypocaloric) diet it is important to provide your body with enough essential amino acids from protein to prevent muscle breakdown and loss. However, not too much that the calories from the protein prevent you burning fat. AMINO SWITCH™ has a significantly higher bioavailability and NNU than normal protein, but with much fewer calories (0.2 calories).
L-TYROSINE IS NOT AN ESSENTIAL AMINO ACID. WHY HAS IT BEEN ADDED TO AMINO SWITCH™?
L-Tyrosine is involved in the production of 90% of your neurotransmitters, including adrenalin and dopamine. Adrenaline is responsible for increasing alertness and energy which may help you to train longer and harder. Dopamine is involved in promoting thoughts of motivation and suppressing thoughts of fatigue, allowing for a lowered perceived effort. In other words, AMINO SWITCH™ may help you push harder for longer and feel less fatigued during exercise.
WHY HAVE YOU ADDED SCHISANDRA TO AMINO SWITCH™?
Schisandra Chinensis is a key ingredient in AMINO SWITCH™. It’s a berry that has been used as an adaptogen for centuries to promote vitality, energy, libido, endurance and reduce fatigue. Adaptogens by nature allow our bodies to respond more positively to stress and adapt faster. Therefore, if you stress your body by exercising the adaptive response is to build muscle, increase strength, enhance endurance and burn fat. This process is sped up with the supplementation of Schisandra. Lowering cortisol is another benefit of Schisandra which may help to reduce muscle breakdown and allow for greater recovery. Also, Schisandra seems to improve your bodies response to caffeine, therefore helping your pre-workout or fat burner maintain its benefit. We are excited to be able to source one of the most highly concentrated 10:1 extracts to help support your goals.
WHY HAVE YOU ADDED ELECTROLYTES AND CO-FACTORS TO AMINO SWITCH™?
It is critically important for peak performance that you maintain hydration and correct electrolyte balance. In fact, a 2% drop in water may result in a 20% drop in performance. At SWITCH NUTRITION™ we set out to create the perfect amino supplement. To achieve this, we added a natural balance of highly absorbable electrolytes to maintain hydration of your cells. We also added Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C to help support amino acid metabolism and utilisation.
HOW WILL AMINO SWITCH ASSIST WITH KETOSIS?
When on a ketogenic diet you need to be careful of how much protein you consume as it can be converted to glucose and bump you out of ketosis. However, because Amino Switch is 99% utilised there is only 1% (0.2 calories) available to be used as energy. This means AMINO SWITCH™ provides all the muscle repairing benefits of protein without the additional calories that can be converted to glucose. If there isn’t additional glucose from protein, then you are more likely to stay in ketosis while using AMINO SWITCH™.
IS AMINO SWITCH GLUTEN, LACTOSE, SOY FREE AND VEGAN FRIENDLY?
Yes. One of the big reasons we developed AMINO SWITCH™ was to provide people with a NON-DAIRY, gluten and lactose free protein option that tastes amazing, is affordable and obtains results. Plus... we haven’t harmed any animals in the production of KETO SWITCH™.
IS AMINO SWITCH™ CALORIE FREE?
Not quite but its damn close. Due to the unique Master Amino Acid Profile, 99% of the amino acids are used by your body to create human protein. That leaves only 1% that can be used for energy. Generally, 5g of EAA’s @ 4 calories per gram is 20 calories but in AMINO SWITCH™ only 1% can be used for energy so it contains only 0.2 calories per serve.
HOW MUCH OF EACH INGREDIENT IS IN AMINO SWITCH™?
AMINO SWITCH™ like ALL other SWITCH NUTRITION™ products is 100% open label. This means all active ingredients are clearly illustrated on the tub or sachet. No hidden fillers and no proprietary blends. Just 100% quality.
IS AMINO SWITCH™ A HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCT?
AMINO SWITCH™ is formulated based on the leading research available and manufactured in a HACCP and GMP certified facility. In addition to this we independently LAB TEST each batch for purity and potency. This process guarantees the highest quality product and provides the best results.
CAN I USE ANOTHER PROTEIN SUPPLEMENT IN ADDITION TO AMINO SWITCH™?
Absolutely. Due to the rapid absorption and high bioavailability of AMINO SWITCH™ we recommend using it before and after exercise. However, this doesn’t mean you should avoid other protein supplements or foods. In fact, you can have an additional protein shake after AMINO SWITCH™ post workout and it will be utilised more efficiently. AMINO SWITCH™ will turn on protein synthesis ahead of the protein shake consumption. Think of AMINO SWITCH™ as the key that starts your muscle recovery engine.
CAN I USE ANYTHING ELSE WITH AMINO SWITCH™ FOR BETTER RESULTS?
Absolutely. If you are attempting a ketogenic diet or trying to burn more fat we suggest using KETO SWITCH™. KETO SWITCH™ is an exogenous (external) BHB ketone supplement that helps you get into or stay in ketosis. BHB (Beta Hydroxybutyrate) has been shown to enhance cognitive function, lower inflammation, improve performance and much more. THERMAL SWITCH™ or POWER SWITCH™ are great combined with AMINO SWITCH™ pre-workout to increase energy, boost performance, enhance strength, reduce fatigue and support muscle recovery while burning fat.
ADRENAL SWITCH™ is the perfect post workout partner for AMINO SWITCH™. With added L-Leucine, L-Glycine, Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs that will help SWITCH ON the recovery process ADRENAL SWITCH™ was made to stack with Amino Switch.
(1) Lucà-Moretti M, Grandi A, Lucà E, Mariani E, Vender G, Arrigotti E, Ferrario M, Rovelli E.Comparative results between two groups of track-and-field athletes with or without the use of Master Amino acid Pattern as protein substitute.Adv Ther. 2003 Jul-Aug;20(4):195-202.Link to Abstract
(2) Lucà-Moretti M, Grandi A, Lucà E, Mariani E, Vender G, Arrigotti E, Ferrario M, Rovelli E.Results of taking Master Amino acid Pattern as a sole and total substitute of dietary proteins in an athlete during a desert crossing.Adv Ther. 2003 Jul-Aug;20(4):203-10.Link to Abstract
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(5) Lucà-Moretti M.A Comparative, Double-blind, Triple Crossover Net Nitrogen Utilization Study Confirms the Discovery of the Master Amino Acid Pattern.Annals of the Royal National Academy of Medicine of Spain, Madrid; Vol. CXV: 397-416, 1998.
UNMASKED - Pre-Workout
Unmasked pre-workout gives you all the motivation you need and more! 5 minutes after you take your first sip, you will start feeling tingles run all over your body and you will get tunnel vision as you ready yourself for what will be the most zoned in workout you’ll ever have! No palpitations, no crash, just pure focus, energy and pump.
Chicken Bone Broth
Don’t be a chicken! Let us make your insides glisten!
A wonder for the senses, our dehydrated, organic homemade Chicken Broth is healing, tasty, versatile, comforting and warm. Made from hand-selected ingredients, the broth is lovingly simmered for a minimum of 12 hours to extract the most wholesome of nutrients from the bone marrow, feet, necks and cartilage of organic chickens. There’s no added nasties… No ingredients with long, confusing names. None. It’s all natural… and that of course means, no MSG! YEWWWW! Happy days!
Chicken bone broth is known for it's healing abilities on the upper respiratory tract. It can fight infections, improve digestion, act as an anti-inflammatory and makes for a perfect cuppa! It’s a little pot of nourishing goodness that’s also paleo friendly, gluten free, and loaded with healing properties!
Chicken Broth Ingredients:
Filtered water, organic free range chicken bones, organic celery, organic carrot, organic onion, organic garlic, Himalayan rock salt, organic pepper, organic apple cider vinegar.
To rehydrate add 1 tsp to 100ml water, or consume in the powdered form by sprinkling on meals as you would a seasoning.
So, go on! Don’t be a chicken (pardon the pun)… STOCK up! (Boom tish! We’re on fire!)…
NATURAL | ORGANIC | GLUTEN FREE | DAIRY FREE | SUGAR FREE | HIGH PROTEIN | PALEO
FODMAP Chicken Broth
What the FODMAP! *facepalm*
It’s exactly what you’ve been searching for!
On a specific, elimination style eating plan? Then look no further! This low FODMAP broth is for you! However, if you are not avoiding onion, garlic, celery or pepper, you may prefer to order our standard beef broth.
Chicken Broth Ingredients:
Filtered water, organic free range chicken bones, organic carrot, Himalayan rock salt, organic apple cider vinegar.
To rehydrate add 1 tsp to 100ml water, or consume in the powdered form by sprinkling on meals as you would a seasoning.
NATURAL | ORGANIC | GLUTEN FREE | DAIRY FREE | SUGAR FREE | HIGH PROTEIN | PALEO
Zinc, Magnesium, Selenium and Taurine (ZMST) are essential nutrients for individuals. Because of our modern lifestyles, these nutrients are often deficient in the Western Diet and have been depleted from our soils and not found in adequate levels in our foods. The deficiency of these nutrients can lead to a host of disorders that include cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, sleep disorders, mental health problems and even musculoskeletal problems like osteoporosis and muscle aches and pains.
Ingredients per capsule
Magnesium Citrate (100mg elemental Magnesium)
Zinc gluconate (2.5mg elemental Zinc)
Organic Selenium yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (6.25mcg elemental selenium)
How many: Take one to three capsules,
How often: one to three times per day.
Your rate absorption is proportional to your body magnesium levels.
If your body levels are low then absorption is enhanced.
If your body levels are fine or high then absorption slows down.
If you take more than you need the magnesium drags water into your intestine and creates loose watery stools or diarrhoea.
If you suspect deficiency you can take up to 3 ZMST capsules 3 times daily. As your levels increase your absorption slows down and you get watery loose stools. If or when this happens reduce your dose to 2 and then 1 capsule 3 times daily.
Long term taking 1 to 3 capsules of ZMST daily will maintain healthy magnesium levels.
Magnesium (Mg2+) is the second most abundant intracellular mineral, after potassium, and is the fourth most abundant cation in the human body. This essential mineral is needed for a broad variety of physiological and biochemical functions.
What does a Magnesium Deficiency look like?
HOW DOES MAGNESIUM WORK?
As a co-factor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions, which often depend on energy production (yes ATP), Mg2+ is involved in many biochemical pathways of key importance, including the breakdown of macronutrients, oxidative phosphorylation, DNA and protein synthesis, neuro-muscular excitability, and regulation of parathyroid hormone secretion.
So basically almost every time you break something down to raw materials and building blocks or build something new in your body there is a requirement for magnesium to allow that to happen.
The metal zinc is nowadays well known to be essential for a well-operating human body. However, knowledge about zinc homeostasis, zinc deficiency, and related diseases is comparatively new.
What Zinc does for us
As mentioned earlier with magnesium, the zinc and magnesium enzymes are needed almost every time you break something down to raw materials and building blocks or build something new in your body. It is a structural component in proteins and it is involved in numerous cellular functions include, but are not limited to, cell proliferation and differentiation, RNA and DNA synthesis, stabilization of cell structures/membrane, as well as redox regulation, and apoptosis.
Many chronic diseases have been associated with zinc deficiency, such as: type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and depression. There are also links between zinc deficiency and acute and chronic several infectious diseases such as shigellosis, acute cutaneous leishmaniosis, malaria, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis, measles, and pneumonia.
The roles of Zinc in the body
There are numerous roles for zinc in the human body. Zinc cannot be stored and has to be taken up via food daily to guarantee sufficient supply. A large number of especially inflammatory diseases, but also aging, pregnancy, lactation, and vegetarian or vegan lifestyles are associated with zinc deficiency. Also, like with most minerals, a crappy diet will also lead to a zinc deficiency. Zinc is especially important during periods of rapid growth, both pre and postnatally, and for tissues with rapid cellular differentiation and turnover, such as the immune system and the gastrointestinal tract. Critical functions that are affected by zinc nurture include pregnancy outcome, physical growth, susceptibility to infection, and neurobehavioral development.
Zinc and immunity
Zinc is vital for optimal immunity and even a mild zinc deficiency impairs immunity, delays wound healing, allows for ongoing inflammation and increases oxidative stress. Zinc is essential for the Th 1 immune system that is responsible for our first line of defence against infections and cancer etc. to be able to function, Zinc is needed so the immune cells actually know there is an infection and that they are required to attack. This results in a host of infections that can hang around longer than they are wanted!
The effects of zinc in the body
Essential trace element used by over 300 enzymes in the body
The adult body only contains 2 to 3 grams of zinc
Zinc is found in ALL parts of the body
90% of body zinc is found in muscle and bones
High concentrations found in semen and prostate
Aids healthy hair, skin and nails
Vital for cell division such as pregnancy and normal growth and development
Important for fertility, sperm production, prostate health and healthy testosterone levels
Zinc is essential to balance female hormones and prevent premenstrual problems
Essential component for the immune system
Reduces oxidative stress by making antioxidants
Improves insulin sensitivity
Magnesium and zinc need selenium to function properly.
Selenium deficiency is often the rate limiting factor for zinc and magnesium function. Meaning if selenium is deficient the zinc and magnesium supplements can’t work properly. Selenium belongs to one of the trace elements essential for human health and life. In the body, selenium is involved in numerous processes
Muscle and bone development
The biological functions of selenium result from the occurrence of the selenocysteine amino acid in proteins. The research has revealed that about a hundred selenoproteins can be found in our organisms. The most important of them are the antioxidant enzymes – glutathione peroxidase and thioredoxin reductase, as well as selenoprotein P, responsible for the storage and transport of selenium.
How do we normally consume Selenium?
Selenium levels of the soil determines the concentrations in plant foods. Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, especially young barley seedlings, green vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, and button mushrooms are excellent organic sources of selenium in regions with adequate selenium content in the soil.
Selenium yeast is an excellent source as well. Where yeast acts like a sponge and sucks up the selenium in the water. The yeast is then killed and not acting like a live yeast that can colonise and grow inside you but acts as a source of nutrients.
Animals that consume selenium containing plant-based foods, especially, fish, seafood, beef, and poultry are good sources of selenium from areas with adequate supply.
Remember, you only get adequate selenium in your diet of the soil is rich in selenium and around a billion people are deficient in the world.
Selenium deficiency occurs when there is inadequate dietary intake of selenium, typically due to a scarcity of selenium sources in a given region. The American Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) daily minimum requirement of selenium for optimal biological functioning is 70 and 55 micrograms (mcg) per day for men and women, respectively, per April 2000 recommendations. However, this level is considered low based on other studies, and some literature sets the minimum requirement at 90 mcg daily per adult.
The Symptoms of Selenium Deficiency
Symptoms of severe selenium deficiency are primarily related to heart muscles and joints. Moderate deficiency leads to increase in infertility in men, prostate cancer, and neurological diseases. Manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis, shortened fingers and toes or growth disorders in regions endemic to shortages in selenium in the soil should raise suspicion regarding selenium deficiency, especially in children 5 to 13 years of age. It is the constellation of symptoms that will, unfortunately, point to making the diagnosis, as there is not a specific finding that will allow the clinician to hone in on the fact that the patient is selenium deficient.
Taurine is one of the most abundant free amino acids in mammals. It is considered a basic regulator of cell homeostasis controlling calcium and magnesium channels helping to reduce calcium influx and magnesium release from cells and subsequent excretion. Taurine increases intracellular magnesium.
The beneficial effects of taurine are attributed to osmoregulation (regulation of cell volume), anti-oxidant effects, anti-inflammatory, calcium modulation, cell membrane stabilization and neuromodulation (brain health) and plays an important role in the conjugation of bile acid.
Taurine holds magnesium in cells
Calcium rushes into cells to activate them or induce an action like a thought or a muscle contraction. Magnesium is released from the cell to switch this off. Once released from cell the magnesium can be excreted and that is one mechanism behind magnesium depletion and the end result is too many on switches (calcium influx) and not enough off switches intracellular magnesium to be released.
Taurine works with ion channels to hold magnesium in cells and preventing the calcium influx and subsequent magnesium release and loss.
The ZMST take home message
ZMST is an essential supplement for optimal health that most individuals will benefit from. It contains the proper ratios of key nutrients and proper therapeutic dosages of magnesium so many people are deficient in. It contains magnesium in the best form (citrate) and in divided dosages for optimal absorption. ATP Science’ ZMST can be taken long term because the dosage is optimised to reduce or eliminate any gut problems associated with some magnesium supplements.