While StudyAll Energy was created with students in mind to help with focus, energy, and a motivation to get things done, it also excels as a pre-workout formula as well as a post workout recovery formula whether lifting, running or engaging in exercise of any kind. The latter post-workout or exercise recovery function falls in line with Polyrhachis Ant’s anti-inflammatory properties.
StudyAll can be used as a substitute for or in addition to a conventional Whey Protein. It is assumed this additional function of StudyAll is due largely in part to the synergy between Rhodiola Rosea and Polyrhachis Ant with the other ingredients playing a lesser role but still aiding in the synergy.
Polyrhachis Ant is a high value food source that contains 8 essential amino acids including Cysteine, Threonine, Leucine and Tryptophan. It also includes many non-essential amino acids such as Histidine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, and Arginine, all naturally occurring.
In totality, Polyrhachis Ant extract is more than 52% amino acids providing the human body with an incredibly high value protein source for basic cell health. It’s worth noting that Polyrhachis Ant contains far more protein than fish, chicken or beef ounce for ounce. Polyrhachis Ant is also said to contain more Zinc than any other living organism.
Zinc is crucial in supporting a healthy blood supply and is needed for strength as it’s used in muscle contraction, cell growth and division. We lose a bit of Zinc every time we sweat so using StudyAll as a pre-workout or pre-exercise supplement may help support normal Zinc levels during exercise. Zinc also helps to support normal testosterone levels. Weightlifters and other athletes as a result of sweating through intense exercise, tend to be Zinc deficient.
Polyrhachis Ant also contains the hormone Ecdysterone which promotes muscle growth and boosts testosterone levels, In experiments using human muscle cells, Ecdysterone has been shown to increase protein synthesis.
Polyrhachis Ant increases Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), the body’s natural energy. ATP is a small molecule used in cells as a co-enzyme. It is often referred to as the molecular unit of currency of intracellular energy transfer transporting chemical energy within cells. It provides the energy to power neurons in your brain. ATP is the energy that feeds every cell, providing energy directly to the human body. Increases in ATP concentrations have been known to enhance performance during high-intensity exercise.
Body builders as well as casual lifters using Polyrhachis Ant have noted increased strength, a better pump, and a focused energy that keeps fatigue at bay. As StudyAll is extremely long lasting it can be taken an hour before exercise to reap the benefits of both a pre-exercise and post exercise recovery supplement.
Rhodiola Rosea is utilized to reduce stress, and like Polyrhachis Ant it helps boost Testosterone and ATP but the mechanisms by which it accomplishes these things appear to be different. Also, Rhodiola Rosea is more relevant for fighting fatigue for aerobic exercises such as swimming, long distance running and cycling more so than weight training.
Similar to Polyrhachis Ant, it is recognized as an adaptogen in traditional medicine for its ability to help the body cope with all sorts of physical and mental stress, and has been shown to help elevate mood. There is some evidence Rhodiola Rosea can increase anti-oxidant levels for aerobic exercise as well.
During stressful times, your body releases more of the hormone known as Cortisol. Cortisol is a catabolic hormone and as such it breaks down tissue. This is the polar opposite of what you want when attempting to build mass. Rhodiola can help to hinder the release of Cortisol thereby increasing your levels of anabolic hormones such as Testosterone leading to better growth and recovery.
Rhodiola Rosea was the Russian Olympic teams secret weapon for many years in the 70’s and 80’s. It was utilized to enhance athletic performance and stamina in the central nervous system, body and brain without the need for performance-enhancing drugs. The Soviets had been researching adaptogenic plants to provide energy, endurance and a way to deal with stress not only for the athletes but for their soldiers, and astronauts as well.
Study and then exercise or exercise and then study. The choice is of course yours!