AstraGin – Absorption & Protein Synthesis

February 4, 2019 Published by

If you have not heard of AstraGin yet, it’s time to become more aware of what this powerful ingredient does when found in your supplements. Many of you are spending your hard earned dollars on different products designed to help you go that extra mile. It only makes sense then that you’d want to ensure that every supplement you used, paid off.

That’s where AstraGin comes into play. Let’s look at what this ingredient does and why it’s one of the most important ingredients to be looking for when you go supplement shopping.

What Is AstraGin

AstraGin is a completely natural compound that comes from saponins isolated from the Astragalus membranaceus and Panax notoginseng plant. The primary purpose for it’s use in supplemental sense is to improve the overall absorption of the ingredients you are using your products.

For instance, if you have a poor quality whey protein powder, your body may only absorb 60-75% of that whey protein as it should, meaning you aren’t actually netting as much protein as you think you are.

If you have a good quality protein, you may be able to get that up higher to around 90-95%. If you have a good quality protein plus AstraGin, you should be able to make use of all the protein found in that supplement. It simply makes all of your supplements that much more effective.

This is also the case with a pre-workout supplement as well. Most of us know the feeling of rush we sometimes get when we take a pre-workout – the desire to get in the gym and train hard. Now imagine that, only amplified. This is what AstraGin can do for you.

Some of the most common products you can find AstraGin in include amino acids, protein powders, creatine, arginine, beta-alanine, glucosamine, as well as other vitamin and mineral formulas.

You may also find it in stacked products, which means the product contains more than one ingredient in it to provide multiple benefits.

The Many Ways AstraGin Supports Your Well-Being

The obvious benefit of AstraGin is that it will help make all your sports supplementes more effective. This can then help you benefit from things such as improved strength in the gym, enhanced endurance, and a better body composition as a result of all your hard work and training.

When you have better bioavailability of these ingredients, that may also mean enhanced energy levels as well, which means you can put more into each workout session you do.

AstraGin has also shown to help boost intestinal health as well. It works in the gut to help keep your cells healthier, which then assist with the digestion and absorption of not only supplements, but foods you eat as well1. This can then help with your overall nutritional status, helping to ensure you don’t fall deficient in the important vitamins and minerals your body requires to stay healthy. Additionally, it can also impact satiety as well. When you absorb your food better, this will help you feel fuller, longer, therefore helping with weight control.

Gut health is something that many people take for granted, but can have a very massive influence on your overall well-being. Something that many people don’t realize is that up to 75% of your immune system is housed in your gut, so when your gut isn’t healthy, your immune system may not be strong either. This can then invite many different diseases and conditions into the body, resulting in you falling ill.

On top of that, we now have strong research suggesting the gut-brain axis and that this axis will impact our mood states as well. So if you are someone who has been feeling down lately, even depressed, you may want to look at your gut health. If you are not tending to it, it could be the root cause of this issue. AstraGin can improve your gut health, so in a sense, could potentially help improve your mood at the same time2.

It’s not just feeling down or depressed that is at stake here. It can also impact your motivation, drive, anxiety, irritability, as well as your overall level of pessimism versus optimism.

Finally, one last benefit that you’ll get from using AstraGin is improved gut bacteria. Probiotics as they’re technically called are something that we all need to keep us healthy but sadly, something that most of us lack. Unless you are in the habit of eating probiotic rich foods on a regular basis such as yogurt (that contains live bacteria cultures – note that not all yogurts do), kimchi, miso soup, or sauerkraut, chances are, you are falling short. You can supplement with probiotics as well, but most people are not doing this either.

The good news is that AstraGin can help to support the growth and development of many important gut bacteria so your numbers can thrive while you reap all the benefits.

Having sufficient levels of probiotics can help with everything from improving regularity, helping you control your body weight, improving insulin sensitivity, to warding off cardiovascular disease3.

Getting AstraGin Into Your Day

Now you can surely see why AstraGin is such an important ingredient to be taking in, which is why we use it in so many of our Jacked Factory products including Boost-XT, Nitrosurge, Intrasurge, Build-XT as well as many more in our line-up. We believe that it isn’t just about making sure we use the highest quality ingredients in our products, but in addition to that, ensuring that these ingredients are maximally absorbed. It’s why you’ll see superior results from our product over the competitors.

So don’t miss out on what AstraGin has to offer. If you are going to spend money on your supplements, make sure they make a difference.

References:

  1. Lee, Shih-Yu, et al. “Astragaloside II promotes intestinal epithelial repair by enhancing L-arginine uptake and activating the mTOR pathway.” Scientific reports 7.1 (2017): 12302jkj
  2. Hashimoto, Kenji. “Essential Role of Keap1-Nrf2 Signaling in Mood Disorders: Overview and Future Perspective.” Frontiers in pharmacology 9 (2018)
  3. DiRienzo, Douglas B. “Effect of probiotics on biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: implications for heart-healthy diets.” Nutrition reviews 72.1 (2014): 18-29

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Shannon Clark

Shannon Clark holds a degree in Exercise Science from the University of Alberta, where she specialized in Sports Performance and Psychology. In addition to her degree, she is an AFLCA certified personal trainer and has been working in the field for over 12 years now, helping others lose weight, build muscle, and improve their athletic performance. She’s worked with people of all ages and helped them find the right fitness path for themselves.She is a regular contributor to Bodybuilding.com and has also contributed well over 400 articles to a variety of different websites dedicated towards muscle building and athletic performance. For more about her, find her at ShannonClarkFitness.com.

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