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Jun 03, 2020 Axe & Sledge GDA+: Seth Feroce’s Secret Weapon
Seth Feroce just can't give up his snacks, but how does he maintain a lean physique year round? Introducing his secret weapon: GDA+ from Axe & Sledge!
Ultimate Nutrient Partitioning Agent
Glucose disposal agents (GDAs) are intended to help shuttle glucose to muscle as opposed to fat and improve your insulin sensitivity. Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas when blood sugar levels start to rise, typically after a meal. If glucose isn’t used for fuel, insulin directs the glucose to be stored as glycogen in either the liver, skeletal muscle, and/or fat.
Stored glycogen can then be used as a fuel source for future physical activity, such as running, weight lifting, and biking. Insulin, on its own, does a phenomenal job at regulating blood glucose levels. However, GDAs are intended to reduce the amount of glucose that enters fat tissue, while increasing liver and skeletal muscle glycogen levels.
But glucose isn’t the only thing that can be stored as fat...which is why we didn’t just create a basic glucose disposal agent.
Introducing GDA+ from Axe & Sledge...
GDA+ is much more than a standard glucose disposal agent, it’s an all-encompassing nutrient partitioning agent. GDA+ was specifically formulated to optimize the digestion and absorption of each macronutrient — carbohydrates, fats, and protein.
GDA+ contains various matrices formulated for specific purposes, such as:
- Fat Blocking Complex
- Carbohydrate Blocking Complex
- Enzyme Blend
GDA+ also has four patented ingredients, including:
- LipoSan Ultra: a high-quality form of chitosan
- DigeSEB: a proprietary blend of digestive enzymes
- GS4 PLUS: a standardized form of gymnema sylvestre
- BioPerine: a standardized form of black pepper fruit extract
GDA+ is an extremely versatile supplement that can be used for a variety of purposes. For example, if you’re attempting to lose fat, GDA+ can help improve your body composition by increasing your insulin sensitivity, alongside a caloric deficit. On the other hand, if you’re trying to gain muscle, GDA+ can help keep body fat levels lower during a bulk. Lastly, GDA+ is useful to take before a “cheat meal” to help direct nutrients to muscle as opposed to fat.
Expect better performance and pumps when using GDA+ along with meals that contain higher amounts of carbohydrates and fats.
- THE MORE FAT AND CARBOHYDRATES YOU CONSUME DURING A MEAL, THE MORE GDA+ CAPSULES YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE.
- BELOW IS A SAMPLE CHART DEMONSTRATING HOW MUCH GDA+ YOU'LL NEED TO TAKE BASED ON THE NUMBER OF CALORIES (GRAMS) OF FOOD YOU INTEND ON EATING.
|CARBOHYDRATES PER MEAL||FATS PER MEAL||20-30 MINUTES BEFORE MEAL|
WARNING: CONSULT WITH A PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO USING THIS PRODUCT IF YOU ARE TAKING MEDICATION OR HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION. DON'T USE IF PREGNANT OR LACTATING. DISCONTINUE USE TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO SURGERY. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. KEEP THE CONTAINER TIGHTLY CLOSED IN A COOL, DRY, AND DARK PLACE.
California Prop 65 Warning: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known in the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects, or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
|These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.|
Manufactured specifically for Axe & Sledge Supplements
- Contains: Shellfish
- ALLERGEN WARNING:THIS PRODUCT IS MANUFACTURED IN A FACILITY WHICH PROCESSES MILK, EGGS, SHELLFISH, TREE NUTS, PEANUTS, WHEAT, SOYBEANS, AND SESAME.
LipoSan Ultra Chitosan
LipoSan Ultra is a patented form of chitosan derived from shellfish. LipoSan Ultra was developed by Primex EHF — an Icelandic marine biotech company that’s a leader in the sustainable production of chitosan. LipoSan Ultra can help aid weight loss by binding to dietary fats in the stomach, resulting in decreased absorption.
LipoSan Ultra dissolves rapidly in stomach acid, is fast-acting, and binds to fat up to five times more than other forms of chitosan. Furthermore, LipoSan Ultra may help maintain normal blood low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. Since LipoSan Ultra is so effective at reducing the absorption of fats, it’s the main ingredient in our Fat Blocking Complex for GDA+.
Prickly Pear Leaf
Similar to LipoSan Ultra, prickly pear leaf is included in GDA+ to reduce the absorption of dietary fats. Prickly pear leaf is a rich source of fiber, antioxidants, and various vitamins. So it offers several health benefits.
Supplementing with prickly pear leaf may:
- Reduce LDL cholesterol levels
- Decrease fasting blood glucose levels
- Lower absorption and storage of fats
Cinnamon Bark Extract
Cinnamon bark, also known as cinnamon verum, contains high amounts of a bioactive compound that mimics insulin called methylhydroxychalcone. Insulin is the hormone that shuttles carbohydrates out of the bloodstream and into muscle, liver, or fat cells. In this case, cinnamon bark acts as a natural nutrient partitioning agent and helps direct the carbohydrates supplied by the ingredients highlighted above to the working muscles.
Supplementing with cinnamon bark may:
- Enhance insulin sensitivity
- Decrease blood glucose levels
- Positively affect blood lipid levels
White Kidney Bean
White kidney bean extract, also known as Phaseolus vulgaris, acts as a natural dietary carbohydrate blocker because it contains at least three alpha-amylase inhibitors. Amylase is a digestive enzyme that breaks down and increases the absorption of starches (carbohydrates).
By decreasing the activity of amylase, white kidney beans are able to significantly reduce the number of carbohydrates the body can uptake. This results in greater excretion of glucose, along with lower insulin response.
Garcinia cambogia is a tree that’s native to Southeast Asia and India. The fruit it produces, specifically the fruit rind, is rich in a chemical called hydroxycitric acid (HCA). HCA is the main bioactive constituent that’s attributed to garcinia cambogia’s health benefits.
HCA is able to promote weight loss by decreasing appetite, enhancing fat burning, and decreasing the formation of fat in the body (lipogenesis). Moreover, garcinia cambogia is anti-inflammatory and has the potential to increase insulin sensitivity, leading to improved blood sugar control over time. The specific extract of garcinia cambogia used in GDA+ is standardized to contain at least 50% HCA to ensure maximum effectiveness.
Glucomannan is a water-soluble fiber that’s derived from the Konjac root. Fiber is not only great for overall digestive health, but it can also decrease the absorption of carbohydrates, cholesterol, and fats by binding to them in the gastrointestinal tract. Soluble fiber works by forming a gel-like substance by drawing water into the digestive system, thus adding bulk to your stool.
Besides increasing the excretion of carbohydrates, fats, and cholesterol, glucomannan may improve satiety, lipid profiles, glycemic control, and reduce total cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Glucomannan seems to be more effective for weight loss than other types of soluble fiber, which is why we use it in GDA+.
DigeSEB is a proven and effective enzyme blend developed by Specialty Enzyme & Probiotics. DigeSEB is included in Home Made to significantly improve the digestion and absorption of all the nutrients. Digestive enzymes are essential for digestive health and supplementing with them can reduce the risk of gastrointestinal issues, such as gas, bloating, and heartburn.
Here’s an overview of the substrate that each enzyme helps break down:
- Amylases - breaks down starches (complex carbohydrates)
- Lactase - breaks down lactose (milk sugars)
- Proteases - breaks down protein
- Lipase - breaks down lipids (fats)
- Cellulase - breaks down cellulose (a polysaccharide in plants)
GS4 PLUS is a patented Gymnema sylvestre extract that’s standardized to contain at least 75% gymnemic acids. GS4 PLUS was developed by Sabinsa Corporation. Gymnema sylvestre is a plant that’s native to parts of Africa, India, and Australia. Its leaves have been used for thousands of years in ancient medicinal practices to treat various ailments. Today, GS4 PLUS is most commonly used for its powerful anti-diabetic properties.
Supplementing with GS4 PLUS may:
- Decrease sugar cravings by lowering your perception of sweetness
- Reduce blood sugar levels
- Improve blood lipid levels by lowering triglyceride and LDL cholesterol levels
BioPerine is a patented black pepper extract that’s standardized to contain at least 95% piperine, which is the main bioactive constituent. BioPerine improves the effectiveness of GDA+ by enhancing the bioavailability and absorption of each ingredient. Since some dietary ingredients aren’t readily absorbed by the small intestine, we included BioPerine to help you get the most out of GDA+. BioPerine was developed by Sabinsa Corporation.
- Enhance bioavailability and absorption
- Improve effectiveness
- Boost thermogenesis