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If you are looking to boost your athletic performance, decrease fat while building muscle mass, enhance your sexual drive, and reinforce overall strength and health, Level Up is for you. It combines natural ingredients, each with distinct properties that help you reach your goals and improve your health.
Stinging Nettle Extract
Urtica diocica, also known as stinging nettle, was traditionally used in medieval Europe to treat several conditions, including muscle and joint pain, anemia, and gout. Extract from the plant can contain 3,4-divanillylterahydrofuran (DVTF), a natural compound that may boost your testosterone levels. Increased free testosterone with the help of DVTF may improve your overall mood, energy, stamina, and libido.
Mucuna pruriens (also known as the velvet bean) is a legume found in tropical and sub-tropical climates around the globe. This plant contains high concentrations of L-dopa, a chemical used to treat Parkinsonism. The brain uses L-dopa to make dopamine, a neurotransmitter that enhances pleasure, giving it aphrodisiac properties according to Ayruvedic medicine.
Horny Goat Weed
Horny goat weed (also known as icariin), has been used in traditional Chinese medicine throughout history as an aphrodisiac and treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED). Supplementing with horny goat weed can improve blood flow throughout the body.
Tongkat Ali Extract
Tongkat ali (TA) extract comes from the Eurycoma longifolia plant found in Southeast Asia. Historically, TA roots have been used as an aphrodisiac and as a treatment for high blood pressure, fatigue, and more. Studies show that the extract boosts testosterone levels, helps enhance strength and muscle size, and assists in recovery from workouts.
Vitamin E TPGS
Vitamin E is a nutrient found in nuts, vegetable oils, and green vegetables. TPGS means that the vitamin E can mix easily with water, helping it absorb more efficiently into the body. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that protects cells from oxidative damage. It also plays an important role in skeletal muscle health by protecting muscle tissue during workouts, which generates oxidative stress and damage. Studies have both shown that vitamin E may be important for neutralizing free radicals that can affect muscle recovery and strength. Low levels of vitamin E can even lead to muscle weakness and nerve damage.
Vitamin D3, in the form of cholecalciferol, is typically given to people who do not get enough vitamin D. It mainly functions to help your body absorb calcium, which can promote bone health, mood, and weight loss. Vitamin D has also been shown to help regulate appetite and energy metabolism and reduce inflammation.
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