The FDA does not approve nutritional supplements and any company that claims otherwise is lying.
Here's a direct quote from the FDA website:
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not have the authority to review dietary supplement products for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed.
If the dietary supplement contains a NEW ingredient, manufacturers must notify FDA about that ingredient prior to marketing. However, the notification will only be reviewed by FDA (not approved) and only for safety, not effectiveness.
Manufacturers are required to produce dietary supplements in a quality manner and ensure that they do not contain contaminants or impurities, and are accurately labeled according to current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and labeling regulations."
Please know that all Revolution Science supplements are manufactured exclusively in cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) facilities, which are inspected by the FDA for compliance.
In addition, all products that we use are GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) in compliance with FDA guidelines.
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The Short Answer:
Yes, magnesium stearate is safe. It is safe enough that it was granted generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status in the USA by the FDA. It is also permitted for use in the European Union and other countries including Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The World Health Organization has also confirmed the safety of magnesium stearate.
We have extensively investigated the safety of magnesium stearate and there is no scientific evidence we have been able to find to substantiate any claims that it has any harmful effects in the miniscule amounts that are in dietary supplements.
The Long Answer:
Any magnesium stearate used in our supplements is derived from vegetable oil and helps with the encapsulation process.
It is a combination of stearic acid and the essential mineral magnesium. Each Respire capsule contains a tiny amount of stearic acid (less than 10 mg). For the sake of comparison a half of a bar of chocolate (about 112 calories) contains over 1200mg of stearic acid.
Consumerlabs reported that a survey conducted by the USDA indicates the average American adult consumes 5,900 - 8,800mg daily of stearic acid from food sources including beef, poultry, cocoa butter, milk and cheese.
Allegations of its toxicity have been circulating for decades. However the “evidence” appears to be misleading because it is either largely circumstantial based on test tube studies that don't accurately represent the data observed in human trials or based on theoretical dangers (such as a type of processing that is not commonly used to make stearic acid from unsaturated fats) that don’t apply to the materials we use. Either way, the fate of dietary fats in the human body is quite different than what these theories present.
It is safe to say that too much of anything may not be good for you and while it may not be desirable to consume several ounces per magnesium stearate, there does not appear to be any credible basis for the accusations made by certain "experts" when it comes to the use of the miniscule amounts of the ingredient in dietary supplements.
The shorter answer: No, while you don't have to exercise to experience weight loss with Regains, we still absolutely recommend exercising while taking it to experience all of the other positive benefits. A very important caveat is that you still have to consume less calories than your body uses. Regains can increase the amount of calories the body uses, thus making weight loss a little easier.
The longer answer: You lose weight when you consume less calories than what body uses in a day. The calories used in a day is your Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE). The Regains formula helps to increase the body's natural production of human growth hormone (HGH). Studies on HGH show that it helps to increase metabolism and thus, increase TDEE. In a calorie deficit (eating less calories than you use), Regains has also been shown to help the body burn fat over carbohydrates. This is why Regains can be helpful for weight-loss.
But again, it is still crucial to monitor and control calorie intake in order to experience this! And of course exercise helps this entire process by burning calories.
This is why we recommend some form of exercise and activity, even if it's just a few laps around your neighborhood or some bodyweight squats/push-ups throughout the day at home.
The short answer:
Yes, Regains can absolutely help you bulk up at any age. BUT please remember the key to bulking is doing heavy resistance training and making sure you're consuming more calories than you're burning (aka Total Daily Energy Expenditure or TDEE). Regains is a force multiplier in this process because it increases the natural production of human growth hormone which will help your workouts & recovery, strengthens your bones/joints/tendons/ligaments (lessens injuries), and promotes lean body mass.
The long answer:
If you do not consume more calories that you burn, it is physically impossible to bulk/put on weight. As for what you need to consume, this is different for everybody. No matter what any of these diet zealots (keto, paleo, carnivore, vegan, etc.) say there is no one size fits all in terms of diet. There are libraries full of books on nutrition that can't be covered in a single answer here. The important part is you find a way of eating that fits best with your lifestyle AND allows you to consume an excess of calories.
For your heavy resistance training:
I'm not sure how far along you are in your journey, but if you consider yourself a beginner or even a novice, I would highly recommend Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength powerlifting routine. It will bring you the size and strength that lays the foundation for any/all future programs.
Of course not everyone is able to make it to the gym right now due to lockdowns and quarantines. If this is the case and you don't have a home gym setup, there's always bodyweight exercises. We highly recommend the reddit's bodyweightfitness, Recommended Routine as a start.
(EAT More than you need + Lift heavy things) * REGAINS = BULK & GET SWOLE 💪💪
According to WADA: "Colostrum is not specifically prohibited, however it contains certain quantities of IGF-1 and other growth factors which are prohibited and may influence the outcome of anti-doping tests. Therefore, WADA does not recommend the ingestion of this product."
However according to a study published in the journal, Nutrition: "Daily supplementation with 60 grams of bovine colostrum for 4 wk does not change blood IGF-I or IGF binding protein-3 levels and does not elicit positive results on drug tests."
Each REGAINS capsule has 100 mg of colostrum, and a 60 capsule bottle has 6 grams. So each bottle has 10 times less colostrum than was given to the study participants PER DAY.
Because of this we believe the possibility of the colostrum in REGAINS affecting a WADA test is almost zero.
Reviver Electrolytes uses a 00 capsule which we've found fairly easy to swallow for the vast majority of our customers.
Specifically, these are about 0.921 in (23.4 mm) long, with a 0.337 in (8.56 mm) diameter.
Yes you can definitely open the capsule up in water. This process will slightly increase absorption.
We also have some customers who simply open up a capsule on to their tongue, and chase with the recommended amount of water.
Please keep in mind that our formula was not optimized for flavor, so it likely won't be the best tasting electrolyte mixture! It is also NOT carbonated, and will not fizz.
It may make more sense to read it as Chloride (from Sodium Chloride & Potassium Chloride) = 397 mg.
The ingredient list breaks down the number of milligrams of each of the individual elements separately. For Reviver Electrolytes we use both Sodium Chloride and Potassium Chloride, and together that's three (3) separate elements all of which the total milligram amount is listed in the supplement facts.
Reviver Electrolytes uses magnesium citrate, which is a form of magnesium that's bound with citric acid which is naturally occurring in citrus fruits. Magnesium citrate is one of the more bioavailable forms of magnesium, which means it's more easily absorbed and digested than cheaper forms like magnesium oxide.
Yes, Respire all of our ingredients both active and inactive are vegan, plant-based, and gluten free. There are no major allergens used as ingredients.
Yes, we have confirmed with our butterbur supplier that it is in fact free of pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs).