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OptygenHP Premium Endurance Supplement 120 Capsules | First Endurance Optygen HP

OptygenHP Premium Endurance Supplement 120 Capsules | First Endurance Optygen HP

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OptygenHP is engineered to help increase endurance and performance with the highest-grade adaptogens available. Each serving of OptygenHP also delivers 1500mg of Beta-Alanine to boost power and enhance exercise capacity.


  • Increases Time to Exhaustion & VO2 Max
  • Improves ATP Energy Production
  • Boosts Power and Exercise Capacity


The adaptogens Rhodiola, Ashwagandha and Cordyceps are ideal for elite athletes. Their benefits include increased time to exhaustion, reduced fatigue, less impact from lactic acid and overtraining, expanded anaerobic capacity, improved VO2 max, and more efficient energy production. In short, adaptogens improve endurance performance.

A study done by South Dakota State University showed OptygenHP reduces cortisol levels (the primary stress hormone) by 26%. Chronically elevated cortisol levels can prevent an athlete from recovering, increase the risks of overtraining and suppress the immune system. 

A 2012 study done at Luther College showed endurance athletes who used Optygen increased time to lactate threshold by 42%. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects on highly trained distance runners of OptygenHP.

Though changes in performance variables (VO2 max, hemoglobin, serum ferritin and salivary cortisol) were similar between groups, time to onset of lactate threshold was nearly 42% greater in E=experimental vs C=control group.


The OptygenHP formula utilizes chromium for its ability to break down fuel. Chromium is an essential trace mineral that aids in glucose metabolism, regulation of insulin levels, and maintenance of healthy blood levels of cholesterol and other lipids. Chromium forms part of a compound in the body known as glucose tolerance factor (GTF), which is involved in regulating the actions of insulin in maintaining blood sugar levels and, possibly, in helping to control appetite. It is critical that any drink, bar or pre-race meal consumed prior to a race or exercise gets broken down efficiently in order to maximize fuel delivery.  Insulin spikes or lack of insulin response can cause the nutrients to either be rushed into the bloodstream too quickly or not quickly enough.  Chromium regulates this nutrient breakdown so equal and sustained nutrients are delivered to the working muscles. The most widely available sources are chromium salts such as chromium polynicotinate and chromium picolinate. OptygenHP uses chromium chelate, a unique form of chromium patented for its superior absorption and bioavailability properties.



OptygenHP utilizes Beta-alanine to efficiently synthesize lactate to be re-used as fuel. Beta-alanine is a non-essential beta-amino acid. L-carnosine enters the digestive system and is hydrolyzed into histidine and beta-alanine, which is then synthesized back into carnosine by skeletal muscle. It is with intense training that athletes improve their muscle carnosine content by up to 87% (Harris, 2005). With intense training, carnosine levels can be increased, but with a limiting factor: the body cannot produce enough beta-alanine to allow the body to continue to increase carnosine levels. Clinical studies show that supplementing with beta-alanine allows the body to produce significantly higher carnosine levels. Through its effect on carnosine levels, beta-alanine synthesizes lactic acid to be re-used as fuel.  The result is a highly effective mechanism for the metabolism of lactate, which in turn improves endurance capacity allowing training and racing at a higher level.


OptygenHP contains adaptogenic herbs to improve oxygen efficiency.  This next-generation formula has been upgraded with Ashwagandha to enhance VO2 Max more than ever before.

Originally, these adaptogenic herbs were gathered by Tibetan Sherpas for use in their tea. The Sherpas used these herbs to give them energy to climb Everest, which they did without the use of supplemental oxygen. One of the adaptogenic applications of Rhodiola that has received considerable research attention recently is in adaptation to high altitude – a preventive treatment for hypoxia, or mountain sickness. In June 2002, Dr. Rulin Xiu was awarded a patent for her work showing Rhodiola’s ability to oxygenate blood. Clinical studies on Cordyceps have proven its ability to increase endurance through more efficient enzyme activity, mobilization of free fatty acids and beta-oxidation. In a 1998 study, Dr. Edmond Burke observed that Cordyceps has the ability to improve lactate energy metabolism within the cell. All these mechanisms clearly show how these two adaptogenic herbs improve the efficiency of oxygen transfer in the cell leading to improvements in oxygen uptake and VO2max.



OptygenHP increases efficient Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) production. Clinical research has shown that endurance athletes diminish their ATP stores in exhaustive exercise, which can lead to a reduction in aerobic metabolism and endurance. OptygenHP’s proprietary ATPro™ matrix of five key nutrients is designed to ensure ATP production.  Since ATP is the final step in aerobic energy production, it is critical that the nutrients feeding the ATP cycle are readily available. Calcium pyruvate, sodium phosphate, potassium phosphate, adenosine and d-ribose all play critical roles in glycolysis and the citric acid cycle, leading to efficient ATP production. An endurance athlete’s VO2max is directly proportional to the body’s ability to efficiently produce ATP.


Dosage recommendations: Take 4 capsules daily with a meal.

For best results, use OptygenHP during all intense training. OptygenHP should be used consistently for many months. If you start taking OptygenHP a week before a race, benefits will be minimal.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 4 Capsules
    Amount Per Serving     %DV
Calcium (as Calcium pyruvate)         8%
Chromium (as chromium nicotinate glycine chelate))**     200 mcg     167%
Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera)(root)     150 mg     *
Rhodiola Extract (Rhodiola Rosea)(root) 5% rosavins     150 mg     *
Cordyceps (from Cs-4 Paecilomyces hepiali and Cordyceps militaris extracts) (mycelia biomass)     800 mg     *
Beta-Alanine     1500mg     *
Senactiv® Proprietary matrix (Panax notoginseng extract, Rosa roxburghii fruit extract)***     50mg     *
ATProTM Matrix (Calcium Pyruvate, Sodium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Ribose)     500mg     *

*Daily Value Not Established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin capsule. Contains: Soy

** Covered by Albion international, Inc., U.S. Patent 5,614,553.

***Senactiv® is a registered trademark of Nuliv Science USA, Inc.

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