Up-Lift™ contains ingredients that scientific studies suggest will support:
• Lean Mass Gains and Positive Nitrogen Balance
• Elevated Fat-Burning Metabolism
• Nitric Oxide (NO) Action
- Detoxification of Ammonia
- Gluconeogenesis and Thermogenesis
- Blood Glucose Levels
- Aerobic and Anaerobic Energy Metabolism
- Muscle Carnosine Levels
- Reduction or Delay of Neuromuscular Fatigue
- Muscular Power and Endurance
- Free Radical Protection
- Neurological Function
- Mental Well-Being and Vigilance
- Resistance to Stress
What users say about Up-Lift
A bodybuilding athlete who tested the Up-Lift training formula release candidate reported:
The nutritional ergonomics of Up-Lift are outstanding. It provides for an ultra-comfortable ride whether you’re driving across weight-lifting or cardio terrain. In the weight room you want your training formula to provide get-me-a-pump-no-matter-what reliability. Beverly’s formula delivers. But as a hybrid training formula, Up-Lift turns you into a rock star during cardio, as well. That adaptable functionality also allows you to move seamlessly from one body part to the next without losing momentum, focus, or your pump.
Being free of caffeine and other stimulants, Up-Lift doesn’t give you that nasty
tweaked out feeling that makes you want to hide in a dark closet until it passes. Yet you still get plenty of
Mr. Hyde intensity. And rather than checking out after the first 15 or 20 minutes of your workout, Up-Lift carries you until the very end. Its ingredients work together like a Ferrari F1 gearbox with no performance loss. I felt mentally upright and on-cue from the first set to the last. My muscles didn’t miss a beat. It’s definitely the fastest-shifting nutritional transmission I’ve ever tried.
Up-Lift has a totally unique hybrid personality that will allow you to enjoy the cut and thrust of any kind of workout style. The release candidate I tested for Beverly is not for normal city driving. However, like Roger [Roger Riedinger, owner of Beverly] said,
if you want to pull 90 seconds of fury out of every 60 seconds of working out, then you should probably give it a go.
UP-LIFT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What is UP-LIFT?
UP-LIFT is a stimulant-free powdered drink mix that is intended to be mixed with water and consumed before and during training in order to sustain higher levels of mental and muscular output (performance) during resistance and cardiovascular forms of exercise.
2. Can anyone use UP-LIFT?
UP-LIFT is intended for use by healthy, exercising individuals over 18 years of age. Bodybuilders, figure and fitness athletes, mixed martial artists, powerlifters and other athletes who regularly engage in high-intensity resistance and/or cardiovascular exercise of any kind can benefit from consuming UP-LIFT immediately before and during their workouts.
3. What makes UP-LIFT different from “pre-trainin” formulas?
a. UP-LIFT is the world’s first hybrid training formula. The term “hybrid” refers to two features:
The UP-LIFT formula was designed for consumption immediately before and during training for greater mental and muscular output. “Pre-training” formulas are consumed only before training.
The UP-LIFT formula was designed to satisfy the needs of both resistance and cardiovascular forms of exercise. Each form of exercise creates different metabolic and nutritional demands.
UP-LIFT is stimulant-free and creatine-free. Most pre-training formulas contain both.
i. Creatine-free: This means that UP-LIFT will not produce water retention. Quite the contrary, with ingredients like arginine-AKG and citrulline (which increases arginine levels), UP-LIFT reduces water retention and thereby produces harder and sharper looking muscles. Studies performed in the 1990s indicate that arginine supplementation “flushes” out excess sodium and water when combined with a high-protein diet.
i. Stimulant-free: Being entirely free of stimulants (i.e. no caffeine or other stimulants), UP-LIFT produces sustainable energy and mood without the “collapse”. The term “collapse” refers to the substantial depression of mood and energy levels that occurs several hours following the use of stimulant-containing formulas.
c. Beverly lists the actual amount of every ingredient found in the UP-LIFT formula on the product label. The majority of pre-training formulas and many other products hide this information behind “proprietary blends” for which the amount of each ingredient is not disclosed. Often only one or two ingredients in these “blends” will be present in useful quantities. The other ingredients in the blend are added in extremely small, physiological insignificant amounts just so that they can be listed on the label. Most supplement companies are not willing to incur the costs involved in producing a product like UP-LIFT with the same amounts of the same high-quality of ingredients.
4. When can I expect to see results while using UP-LIFT?
You will feel UP-LIFT working in as little as 15 minutes of consumption and throughout your entire workout when used as directed. During your workout you can expect to see and feel results that include but are not limited to*:
Greater mental clarity and focus: You’ll be more in tune with your muscles as they contract.
Greater energy and motivation: You’ll be excited to train…and train.
Faster and harder pumps: Pumps build muscle. (“The bigger the pumps, the bigger the lumps.”)
• Greater strength endurance: You’ll be able to lift heavier weights for more sets without tiring as easily.
5. If I don’t perform resistance exercise, can I still benefit from using UP-LIFT?
As state above, unlike ”pre-training“ formulas and many other products, UP-LIFT is a hybrid formula designed to improve mental and muscular output during resistance as well as cardiovascular exercise. For instance, UP-LIFT contains gluconeogenic (glucose-generating) amino acids such as alanine and glycine. These were specifically chosen for their ability to support blood glucose and energy levels. Glucose is a major source of energy for muscle tissue during exercise, particularly high-intensity exercise.
Summary Up-Lift: Hybrid Training Formula
Beverly has alloyed together a motley crew of nutritional substrates and co-factors to produce an entirely stimulant-free TRAINING formula capable of being ingested immediately prior to and again mid-way through your workout for true “sustained action”. To further ensure that your training needs are covered from front to back without interruption, Beverly’s R&D lab has added the gluconeogenic amino acids L-alanine and glycine to UP-LIFT. They help sustain glucose levels without inhibiting fat-burning. In fact, by supporting gluconeogenesis, UP-LIFT actually supports fat-burning and thermogenesis.
Under the “Hood”
NO Matrix: NO regulates vasodilation, muscle contraction, oxygen consumption, inflammation, appetite, pain tolerance and protein synthesis, among other things. We tried to express these regulatory properties in the most explosively dramatic possible terms with the UP-LIFT NO Matrix.
Mental Acuity/Energy Matrix: Falling blood glucose levels, fatigue, loud gym members, bad music –these and other distractions are the “barbaric invaders” of your workout. The UP-LIFT™ Mental Acuity/Energy Matrix keeps them at bay by sharpening your awareness and giving you bullet-proof energy and enthusiasm. Finally you can get in the zone quickly and remain there whether you’re pumping iron or pounding the treadmill.
HYBRID TRAINING FORMULA
As an athlete your workout is hands down the most powerful stimulant in your possession. And who’s behind the wheel of every workout? You are. From the moment you exert your first Newton-meter of muscular force a plethora of metabolic pathways are stimulated in seamless synchrony. Beverly’s new hybrid training formula UP-LIFT is designed to feed these metabolic pathways for your entire training ride under any and all conditions with a motley crew of nutritional substrates and co-factors. The training remains entirely in your hands, as it only can be. What UP-LIFT does is help you steer and accelerate through even the most treacherous training turns like a polished professional.
An important and distinguishing design feature of UP-LIFT is its unique hybrid functionality:
Not just for “pre-training”: To limit yourself to pre-training ingestion is to limit your performance. UP-LIFT is intended for ingestion immediately prior to (pre-training) AND during exercise. It is the informed opinion of our R&D scientists that the best way to produce “sustained action” is to take another serving when you need it. The flexibility to do this was built into the UP-LIFT formula from the very first ingredient
For cardio AND weights:As a hybrid training formula, UP-LIFT is designed to sustain high-intensity training performance during both resistance AND cardio exercise. As above, this flexibility was built into the formula from the beginning, and in response to reports from users of existing products. With its unique hybrid functionality, UP-LIFT is ideal for athletes who do their cardio before or after weights, or during a separate workout altogether.
“What goes up must come down.” It never fails. Stimulants create the illusion of above-average energy acutely. A little while later, however, you feel like you have below-average energy. This may explain why some stimulant-containing products hit you all at once at the front end of your workout, only to leave you sitting on the curb in the final half. The UP-LIFT training formula is totally free of caffeine and other stimulants. That means no more sitting on the curb.
Glucose Economy “Friendly”
Glucose is your body’s most important fuel. If your body’s supply of glucose (termed the “glucose economy”) falls, so too will your performance. These amino acids are capable of supporting blood glucose levels and performance throughout your workout without negatively affecting insulin levels or fat-burning. In fact, gluconeogenesis supports the burning of fat and thermogenesis
UNDER THE “HOOD” OF UP-LIFT
Athletes have come to view nitric oxide (NO) as the “gatekeeper” to the pump. But NO is about more than this. In addition to regulating vasodilation, it has been found to affect muscle contraction, oxygen consumption, tolerance to pain, appetite, inflammation and protein synthesis, among other activities. We tried to express these regulatory properties in the most explosively dramatic possible terms with the UP-LIFT NO Matrix. It is intended to support NO action in working muscle tissue whether you’re clutching a 300-pound barbell or sprinting up stairs.
AKG(L-arginine alpha-ketoglutarate): Nitric oxide synthase (NOS) is the enzyme responsible for synthesizing NO. The amino acid L-arginine is a direct substrate for NOS which is why it is included in the UP-LIFT formula. The addition of alpha-ketoglutarate is thought to modify L-arginine metabolism so as to further boost NO production and possibly even nitrogen retention. It may come as no surprise, then, that AKG supplementation was recently found to improve bench press performance (Campbell et al., 2008).
L-Citrulline: NOS converts L-arginine into NO, generating L-citrulline as a by-product. L-citrulline can be converted into L-arginine to produce more NO. We’ve stacked L-citrulline with AKG in the UP-LIFT NO Matrix to enhance L-arginine availability and further boost NO action (Hyashi et al., 2005). L-Citrulline is efficiently retained in humans when given orally and may promote a positive nitrogen balance --always a good thing if you’re trying to build muscle. [EDITOR’S NOTE: L-glutamine, which is found in Beverly’s Glutamine Select + BCAA, increases L-citrulline levels in humans (Rouge et al., 2007).]
Standardized American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius): American Ginseng is included in UP-LIFT to support the activity of NOS and for its frequently investigated adaptogenic properties
Vitamin C: Vitamin C protects NO from destruction by free radicals thereby extending its half-life (Hyashi et al., 2005). We included it in the UP-LIFT NO Matrix because we want your training pumps and vascularity to last as long as possible.
Beta-alanine, Histidine and Betaine
These three ingredients were added to the UP-LIFT NO Matrix to support neuromuscular performance. Building serious muscle mass requires doing lots of sets and reps without resting too long. This means you’ll be producing a lot of lactic acid. Carnosine is one of several compounds your muscles use to buffer acid. It is made from beta-alanine and histidine. The supply of beta-alanine is rate-limiting: As the supply falls, so too does the rate of carnosine synthesis. Beta-alanine supplementation has been found to increase muscle carnosine levels by as much as 80% in 10 weeks (Hill et al. 2007). By supporting the acid-buffering capacity of muscle tissue, beta-alanine and histidine can allow you to lift a given weight for more reps, for example. A recent study showed a 15% increase in bench press power in subjects using beta-alanine as compared to those who took a placebo. Another study found an increase in the number of repetitions performed (muscular endurance) in the squat exercise. Betaine has recently been investigated for its effects on exercise performance. Evidence suggests that it may increase plasma volume (Armstrong et al. 2008).
Niacin is included in UP-LIFT to support NO-dependent vasodilation such as occurs under the skin (subcutaneously). The dilation of subcutaneous blood vessels helps the body release the heat that it generates (thermogenesis), particularly during exercise.
Mental Acuity/Energy Matrix
Falling blood glucose levels, fatigue, failure, a loud gym member, bad music –these and other distractions can be the “barbaric invaders” of any workout. The UP-LIFT Mental Acuity/Energy Matrix keeps them at bay by sharpening your awareness and giving you bullet-proof energy and enthusiasm. Finally you can get in the zone quickly during your workouts and remain there until the very end, whether you’re pumping iron or pounding the treadmill.
In addition to supporting protein synthesis, L-alanine and glycine support your glucose economy. This is because they can be converted into glucose (blood sugar), a process known as gluconeogenesis. Gluconeogenesis consumes ATP which is supplied by the burning of fat. Gluconeogenesis also releases heat (thermogenesis). Thus, gluconeogenesis, the burning of fat and thermogenesis go hand in hand. This is good news for any athlete who is concerned about getting lean.
L-Tyrosine: As discussed above, the athlete’s ultimate stimulant is his or her workout. The more intensely you lift weights or perform cardio the faster your nerve cells are stimulated to fire neurotransmitters “bullets” like dopamine and norepinephrine. L-tyrosine serves as a substrate for the neurotransmitter-synthesizing metabolic pathways that reload your nerve cells with bullets. L-tyrosine supplementation may thereby delay electrochemical fatigue. No more feeling “zapped” after only a few sets
Rhodiola rosea (Golden Root): The effects of L-tyrosine are strengthened even further with the addition of this mood-supporting adaptogenic herb. Often having a great workout comes down to being in a great state of mind
Phosphate Salts: We’ve boosted the fatigue-fighting power of beta-alanine and histidine by adding phosphates. Phosphates support aerobic and anaerobic pathways of ATP production. Dr Richard Kreider and colleagues at Old Dominion University have shown that phosphates also buffer lactic acid production.
Beverly’s R&D scientists quietly observed the “pre-training” category of supplements from the sidelines for several years. They watched and listened to bodybuilders, powerlifters and many other kinds of athletes as they used these products. With new UP-LIFT, Beverly supersedes the old world of pre-training formulas by carving out the new frontier of the hybrid training formula. The wait is over. Now your new training ride can begin with UP-LIFT, only from Beverly
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- Rouge et al. (2007). Manipulation of citrulline availability in humans. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol, 293: G1061-G1067.