Building and strengthening muscles is important at all ages. Healthy muscle development is key to look and feel your best as well to improve your metabolism and health.

Clearwater Nutrition Lab’s Strength and Performance product has a synergistic matrix of herbs, vitamins and natural growth factors that has been shown in clinical studies to: improve strength, endurance, VO2 Max and recovery.

SPR may be the best supplement you can take due to the fantastic ingredients:

Cervidae Cornibus (Antler extract, 150 mg per dose.)

Clearwater Nutrition Lab - Strength PerformanceThere are many studies which show this adaptogenic extract helps to: increase strength, lean muscle, endurance, VO2 max (explosiveness), circulation and heart health, improve bone density and the immune system, including killer white blood cells, aid the body in recovery from exertion, improve joints, relieve rheumatoid/osteoarthritis, and increase RNA production in cells.

Suma Root (Brazilian ginseng, found in rain forests, also a Russian secret Olympic herb. Locals in Brazil call it “para tudo,” which literally means, “for everything.”)

Studies show this adaptogenic herb helps: the body adapt to stress, improve the immune system, increase physical strength, and boost energy and stamina. It promotes the balance of hormones and strengthens the adrenal glands. It is a powerful immune system booster. Additionally, it can increase physical and mental endurance, balance systems of the body, lessen fatigue, provide oxygen to the cells, and increase circulation.

Mucuna Pruriens (A tropical legume native to Africa and eastern Asia, commonly called velvet bean. This is an adaptogenic herb and a natural form of el dopa.)

Studies show this herb: boosts libido in men and women, helps build lean muscle, improves sleep and recovery, reduces signs of aging such as wrinkles and body fat, increases bone density, and helps overall energy levels.

Colostrum (A milk product produced by cows before lactose, it is okay for people who are lactose intolerant, and the high protein/amino acid concentration is fantastic for body health.)

Studies show that colostrum can: increase fat burning, increase lean muscle and strength, prevent inflammation from prolonged exercise, boost the immune system, improve joint health, and increase killer white blood cells.

Stinging Nettle (A leafy plant found in the eastern US along with Europe/Asia. It stings if touched, hence the name!)

Studies show this plant: eases pain in muscles and joints, detoxes the body, improves circulation, is anti-inflammatory, improves bone health, helps heart and lung health, helps free up bound testosterone, helps modulate hormones in males and females, and improves prostate health.

Ginseng (A plant root extract used in many traditional medicinal remedies.)

Studies show this extract: increases energy and cognitive function, is anti-inflammatory, boosts immune support, reduces stress, raises brain function, helps weight loss, and improves sexual function.

Jiaogulan (A climbing vine found in southeast Asia called immortality herb due to the indigenous people of Asia who lived very long healthy lives after consuming it in abundance.)

Numerous studies show this herb: increases endurance, promotes good sleep, increases strength, relieves fatigue after workouts, increases resistance to stress, and helps normalize blood pressure. It is adaptogenic, its antioxidants help regulate Nitric Oxide production in the body, and it is hepatoprotective (it protects the liver, strengthens the adrenal glands, is anti-inflammatory, and modulates the immune system).

Polyrhachis (An extract from mountain ants.)

Studies show this extract: increases ATP production, enhances natural energy, increases strength, balances immune support, is a powerful anti-oxidant and sex tonic both men and women, tonifies the liver, kidney, spleen, and lung energies, rejuvenates, boosts anti-aging and longevity, offers a high B vitamin content, is a strong source of bioavailable zinc, increases amount of RNA and DNA present inside one’s cells, and rejuvenates tissue.

Peppermint (A leaf extract indigenous to Europe and the Middle East.)

Studies show this extract: helps digestion, relieves stomach distress, helps boost immune support, energizes the body, and helps relieve stress.

Many studies show these extracts help improve immune function and improve sexual function in both men and women. There is also plenty of research on the anti-aging properties of all these extracts. SPR is truly a one-of-a-kind extract that is important to take as these beneficial extracts — unlike most vitamins and minerals — cannot be ingested through diet alone.

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Pharmacology studies have demonstrated that Polyrhachis Vicina Roger is effective against rheumatoid arthritis, impotence, premature ejaculation, and lumbago. It has good curative effect in deterring aging and improves function of the immune system. [Scientific Universe (Kexue Tiandi) No. 2, 1982]Clinical tests indicate that Polyrhachis Vicina Roger has high nutritional value and is not toxic. [Shizhen Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Vol. 6, No. 1]Ant medicine plays an important role in liver protection and it is used to treat patients suffering from chronic hepatitis. Guanosine triphosphate (high levels of GIP indicate a hepatitis infection) content decreased in white rats after feeding with 2.4g/kg ant paste per day for 5 days. [Zhao et al, 1983]