Think about the supplements you see stacked on retail shelves. What’s inside those capsules, tablets, or pills? How do those ingredients benefit you? Today, we’re revealing two great components behind the non-caffeinated, focused, energy “boost” found in ZAMboost +Energy Boost formula — rhodiola rosea and taurine.
In previous posts, we’ve shared the key immune support ingredients found in ZAMboost’s Original and +Energy Boost — beta glucan and lactoferrin. (Beta Glucan is a complex carbohydrate that rallies the body’s “foot soldiers”, the white blood cells, while lactoferrin provides both active and stimulating immune support.* Not only does ZAMboost contain this dynamic duo, but provides doses of each ingredient at the clinically studied levels.) Last week we learned about the amazing vitamins found in ZAMboost such as Vitamins C and D, as well as the Vitamin B complex found in the ZAMBoost +Energy Boost formula.
Now, on to Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea), an adaptogenic herb found in much of the Artic and the high altitude regions of Europe and Asia. It has traditionally been used to help people cope with these cold climates and stressful lifestyles. Numerous studies have shown rhodiola’s ability to provide a focus energy boost during times of stress.* One study looked at the effect rhodiola had on the mental acuity of medical doctors working overnight shifts (1). Participants of the study received either a placebo or rhodiola (170 mg/day) for a two-week period. The participants were asked to perform various mental tasks, such as arithmetic. The level of mental function was assessed based on performance of the tasks. The participants receiving rhodiola retained a higher level of mental acuity than the placebo group. As with the other ingredients found within our immune support supplement, the rhodiola in the ZAMboost +Energy Boost is dosed at the clinically studied levels.
Another ingredient found in the ZAMboost +Energy Boost is the amino acid, taurine. Taurine is found, in large amounts, within the brain, heart, and blood platelets. Taurine is essential for proper function of the cardiovascular system, supports neurological development, and exhibits antioxidant properties.*
As you can see from this series of posts, a great deal of time was spent in researching and selecting the ingredients that could be of greatest benefit. Check out the story behind ZAMboost and you’ll understand why this was so very important for our developers. If you’re interested in the research behind the supplement, check out this page.
1Darbinyan V, Kteyan A, Panossian A, et al. Rhodiola rosea in stress induced fatigue – a double blind cross-over study of a standardized extract SHR-5 with repeated low-dose regimen on the mental performance of healthy physicians during night duty. Phytomedicine. 2007;7:365-371