What is PeakO2, and can help me train better?
PeakO2 is a patent pending combination of six, organic-certified, Ayurvedic mushroom strains produced by ingredient manufacturer Compound Solutions. These mushroom strains have been grown on organic whole oats, which is a unique process that is able to preserve peak bioactivity for maximum performance. PeakO2™ contains such mushroom strains as Cordyceps, Reishi, King Trumpet, Shiitake, Lion’s Mane & Turkey Tail.
PeakO2 is an interesting supplement when it comes to dosing. A daily dose of 1 – 2 grams per day is ideal however there is a loading phase before the full effects are experienced.
The loading dose has been documented at approximately 28g, meaning once the body has consumed 28g, full effects should be present. Whether that is taken as 2g per day for 14 days or 4g per day for 7 days is completely up to the individual. Most studies on the dosing had participants using 2g per day for 14 days as the ‘loading phase’. Once the loading phase is completed; the 1 – 2g daily dose will maintain the full effects.
There is specific no right or wrong time to take PeakO2, ensuring a daily dose is the main priority. Whether it is taken pre, intra or post workout, the benefits will come from consistent usage and intake.
Pre-workout dosage will result in better performance from greater oxygen uptake. Intra-workout dosage will help support performance during training/ workout sessions from increased oxygen uptake. Post-workout dosage will result in faster recovery from the antioxidants contained within PeakO2.
PeakO2 is made up of a blend of very powerful adaptogens. Adaptogens allow athletes to ‘adapt’ to and then overcome both physical and mental stress. This then gives them the edge when they want to take their training to the next level. The ability to adapt to new stresses is a huge advantage in any sport or any area of work. Every day we face stresses as humans and in doing so, we have to adapt and overcome them daily.
Through the pathways that adaptogens work, PeakO2 has been clinically shown to improve:
- Workout Duration
- Time to Exhaustion
- Maximum Power Output
- Peak Strength
- Anaerobic Peak Power
- Oxygen Utilization During Exercise
- Ability to Uptake Oxygen
- Exercise Capacity
As mentioned above, PeakO2 does require a loading phase to reach the full results. This loading dose has been measured at 28g of PeakO2. Whether that is taken as 2g per day for 14 days or 4g per day for 7 days is completely up to the individual. The study had the participants consume 2g of PeakO2 every day for 14 days to reach the 28g of PeakO2. So, the takeaway is that no matter how you get it, you need to get 28 total grams of PeakO2 before you start to see the most noticeable effects.