How it Works
The key to sustaining athletic performance lies in optimizing the body's ability to metabolize fat. The conventional wisdom of "Carb-loading" has limitations. The human body can only store a limited supply of glucose as glycogen in the muscles and liver. Furthermore, the body is limited in the amount of carbohydrates and simple sugars it can ingest during physical activity and this amount is not enough to sustain a high level of activity. Fortunately, the body has a plentiful and highly concentrated supply of energy in the form of fat. Training for endurance develops mitochondria, large mitochondria, which increases the body's ability to oxidize fatty acids. VESPA optimizes fat metabolism at all levels of conditioning from beginner to World Class athlete.
VESPA's key ingredient is an all-natural amino acid complex (in a naturally occurring peptide) derived from the Asian Mandarin Wasp and works by shifting the muscles to metabolize a higher level of fat during physical activity thus stabilizing and conserving glycogen.
The brain and nervous system have to utilize glucose to function optimally, however,they require very little. Muscle tissue, on the other hand, when using glucose for muscle metabolism, consumes glycogenat an extremely high rate whichwill eventually result in the commonly experienced state of "bonking" if sugars are not replaced.
By shifting the muscles to metabolize a higher percentage of fat as the primary energy source glycogen/glucose levels are stabilized and conserved so the brain and nervous system can function optimally resulting in greater mental clarity/focus and optimal motor skills/coordination over a greater period of time.
VESPA does not "boost" performance.VESPA's effectsare subtle and largely un-noticed in the conventional sense.VESPA is not a fuel nor an electrolyte replacement nor an "energy" drink so you won't feel a sugar high or a caffeine buzz (You won't feel the crashes either). VESPA works by optimizing your muscles' ability to derive its energy from a readily available and plentiful source. This allows the athlete to sustain a higher level of performance for a greater period of time (relatively speaking). VESPAathletes commonly find they are not "wiped out" and "craving carbs" after a workout or race and recover faster with lower levels of muscle soreness.
While the direct effects of tapping in to your natural fuel stores is key to endurance, the indirecteffects are just as critical. Stabilizing and conserving glycogen levels directly correlates to lower blood lactate levels. While there are a number of subtle positive effects on the body by reducing lactatesthe one most noticed is lower degree of muscle soreness andfaster recovery. As mentioned above mental clarity & focus and motor skills remain at a high level.
In effect what the VESPA athlete notices is what he/she does not notice, that is, he/she does not notice the ups & downs of sugar levels or caffeine and the accompanying changes necessary in physical exertion. The athlete will not notice any drop in mental clarity or motor skills (when this happens you don't notice it anyway!) and canstay fully aware tobe on top of their game.
Real Endurance / Real Performance
The Asian Mandarin Wasp (Vespa mandarina) is one of nature's most potent endurance animals. This wasp flies between 70-100 KM per day in search of food and carries half its body weight to its entire body weight in food back to the colony to feed to the larvae. The adult wasp does not eat this solid food, rather, it receives a liquid secreted by the larvae in a symbiotic relationship called trophallaxis. In turn, the adult wasp feeds the larvae a food ball usually composed of other insects the wasp has preyed upon and subsequently chewed into a food ball using its powerful mandibles.
KAWAHARA Co., Ltd. of Japan developed a method for isolating this food source, the VESPA Wasp Extract, found in every packet of VESPA.
Olympic Gold Medal and World Championship winning athletes have trained and performed using VESPA. While VESPA is no substitute for proper training, nutrition and rest these athletes know VESPA gives them that extra edge in endurance, mental clarity and motor coordination to win at the highest levels of competition.
VESPA powered athletes have won in these events:
Olympic Marathon (2000 Sydney Women's Marathon)
Olympic Figure Skating (2002 Salt Lake City Men's Figure Skating)
Olympic & World Championship Hockey (Canadian National team)
100KM World Championships (2007)
Shake and consume one pouch of VESPA CV-25 or VESPA JR 45 minutes prior to athletic activity. You can consume VESPA with water or your favorite electrolyte drink. It is not recommended VESPA be taken in conjunction with food, drinks or supplements containing amino acids.
Do not consume any food, gels, energy drinks etc. between taking VESPA and beginning your physical activity. The concept here is to begin exercise with a stable blood sugar level to optimize fat metabolism.
It is generally not necessary to consume calories if the activity is less than 2-3 hours (for conditioned athletes), however, if the activity is going ot last beyond 2-3 hours the athlete can begin to consume calories after the first 1-2 hours.
During training and/or races which last longer than 3 hours it is recommended to use VESPA at different intervals of the activity depending upon the workout goal or type of race etc.
Because VESPA is not and electrolyte it is important the athlete continue his/her electrolyte replacement regimen based upon their specific needs and conditions.
While VESPA is not a fuel VESPA acts to increase the body's ability to metabolize fat for muscle metabolism. This conserves glucose thus dramatically reducing the need to ingest food during physical activity. For extra long workouts or races some fueling is necessary though most VESPA users report a significant reduction in the amount of food they need to ingest.
It is recommended any fueling is performed at intervals in between taking VESPA. Another successful strategy employed by some athletes is to keep a small, slow and even uptake of sugars by tucking a pice of hard candy between the cheek and gum or constantly sipping their electrolyte and sugar replacement drink.
In a few cases athletes have had stomach discomfort. In this case take a VESPA with simple, easily digestible carbohydrates like oatmeal.
"A pouch of Vespa® CV-25 before every game generates long lasting energy like no other product! Vespa® reduces lactic acid and helps my body recover after every game." -Shane Doan, Captain of the Phoenix Coyotes
VESPA is the leading supplement in the ice hockey market. From the Canadian National Team and NHL Super-Stars to the local clubs and youth ice hockey teams VESPA & VESPA JR give players natural sustained energy and by stabilizing glycogen levels maintain their mental clarity and motor skills throughout the game.
Whether you play roller hockey, soccer, basketball, rugby, lacrosse or other team sports where sustained levels of aerobic activity and sharp motor skills (i.e. hand to eye coordination) are necessary one VESPA or VESPA JR 45 minutes before your game will give you the endurance and mental clarity necessary to play your best!
For most marathoners it is recommended that one VESPA is taken 45 minutes prior to the race and another at the half marathon mark. For a half-marathon distance a single VESPA is recommended. Training: For most marathoners one VESPA prior to the workout, especially long runs.
Again a VESPA 45 minutes prior to the start with a VESPA every 2-4 hours. This depends upon the intensity of the ride (2 hours if you are riding hard and fast / 4 hours if you are cruising).
Triathalon / Ironman Training:
For most athletes even a “Sprint” Triathalon is an endurance event. For sprint distance a single VESPA 45 minutes prior to the event should be sufficient.
For Olympic distance 1-2 VESPA are recommended depending upon your goal time.
For Half & Full Ironman events a VESPA 45 minutes prior to the start with a VESPA taken every 2-3 hours is recommended.
For Ultras VESPA is recommended 45 minutes prior to starting the run with VESPA taken at intervals of 2-4 hours depending upon the intensity, conditions, and the athletes own experience using the product. Fueling should be performed in between taking VESPA or a low constant intake of sugars/carbs. Most ultra distance runners using VESPA have found their fueling needs are lower using VESPA during their runs.
Again a VESPA 45 minute prior to the event with one taken every 3-5 hours depending upon the event, conditions, intensity of athletic performance and availability of aid or drop bags.
Figure Skating, X/C Skiing/Biathlon, Tennis & Dance:
These and other sports require the same athleticism as any other physical endeavor combined with critically high levels of focus,and coordination. A pouch of VESPA 45 minutes prior to a workout or performance will help the athlete remain sharp throughout by keeping glycogen levels stable. For tournaments: depending upon the frequency of each performance, a VESPA 45 minute before the first performance, game or set. If the next performance is more than 2 hours after the first then another pouch again 45 minutes prior to the performance.
VESPA is an excellent training tool for athletes looking to optimize their performance. VESPA is not a silver bullet. It will not replace training, rest, stretching, a diet that works for the athlete, a stable lifestyle, etc. but given these things are in place VESPA will allow the athlete to train harder, allow the body to adapt to the increases in stress better and recover faster.
For training use VESPA sparingly, that is use VESPA at longer time intervals than you would in a race. This helps develop the body’s other mechanisms for increasing fat metabolism. This does not mean eliminating VESPA from your training regime altogether because VESPA’s effect of lowering blood lactates is important toward enhancing recovery.
If you have specific questions please e-mail us and we will suggest some strategies that may work well in your case. Please provide us with as much information on yourself , your goals and your current and planned training regime.
- Filtered water
- Royal jelly (240mg)
- Citric acid
- Bee propolis (120mg)
- Wasp extract (100mg)
- Ascorbic acid
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.