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Many companies concoct supplement products with one objective, to make money.  They attempt to convince the consumer to purchase their product by making outlandish claims, promising unrealistic muscle and strength gains. They have no regard for the end user and their workout goals.  But, it does not have to be that way.  Olympus Labs prides itself on providing value to our customers.  In order to achieve that goal we actively engage with the consumer to provide supplements that can actually augment their training regimen. The DemiGod nation asked for a natural muscle builder and our masterful R&D team have delivered.  However, in typical Olympus Labs fashion we had to exceed expectations by formulating a product that is fit for a hardcore DemiGod!  It combines the health benefits of soy lecithin (SL) with other key potent ergogenic staples and mTOR activating ingredients to elicit the ultimate workout experience.  Each ingredient is appropriately dosed to elicit the maximum effect … It is the complete package!  Olympus Labs is proud to present TR1UMPH.

Why not just follow the advice of your “bro” who tells you to eat and grow?  Although a proper diet is an important part of any training regimen you cannot expect to ingest extra calories and pack on lean muscle without some associated fat gain.  That is where TR1UMPH comes in to ensure, with your diet and training in check, you achieve maximize gains.

What does your supplementation stack include? A pre-workout? A BCAA blend?  How about a product that will keep your body in an anabolic state 24/7?  TR1UMPH was designed for that very purpose. It is a daily anabolic and ergogenic supplement to help you grow, keep you in an anabolic state in and out of the gym by upregulating mTOR and also includes a host of special ingredients and a “Health and Wellbeing Activation matrix” in the fully transparent formula. 

TR1UMPH is headlined by 15g of Soy Lecithin extract which has a host of health benefits for bodybuilders and gym goers alike.  It simply gets better from there with the Maximum mTOR Activating matrix.  It consists of 20 mg of Stearoyl Vanillylamide and 100 mg of Rhodiola, extracted for 11% salidrosides, to propel your body into a anabolic state.  Most companies would have stopped there, but not Olympus Labs.  The Maximum Ergogenic Ignition matrix covers the daily essentials for elite athletic performance. The blend of 2.5g of creatine HCL, 2.5g of betaine, and 2g of L-Carnitine L-Tartrate (LCLT) will help to increase physical capacity and reduce fatigue .  Wait!  There is even more fuel to fire up your anabolic engine with the Maximum Energy, Endurance, Focus and Recovery Ignition blend.  It is comprised of 150mg of elevATP® to increase levels of ATP resulting in better endurance and 250mg of AlphaSize® Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline which delivers impressive focus and increased strength.  Also, there is 1.5g of L-Alanine and 1g of L-Glutamine because research has shown that they have a synergistic effect on muscle recovery.

There you have it, the ultimate natural anabolic and ergogenic formula is here with TR1UMPH.  It should come as no surprise that Olympus Labs is leading the way and with the fully transparent label you know you are getting effective doses of each ingredient.  TR1UMPH will ignite your anabolic engine and prepare you for battle because bodybuilding is a daily war and we will TR1UMPH!


TR1UMPH is headlined by a potent lean muscle building blend consisting of 20mg of Stearoyl Vanillylamide, better known as Capsaicin, which has been shown to be a strong mTOR activator.  With the addition of 100mg of Rhodiola, extracted for 11% salidrosides, it is the ultimate blend for stimulation of lean muscle.

I am sure you have heard of mTOR because several companies make outlandish claims that their product will increase it significantly. Let’s briefly examine what it is and how it can benefit resistance trained individuals in order to develop some “BS radar”.  mTOR is an abbreviation for the mammalian target of rapamycin.  It is a protein kinase that is a well-known regulator of cellular growth. It has been widely established through several studies that the kinase activity of mTOR is required for mechanically-induced increases in skeletal muscle, protein synthesis and hypertrophy. Ultimately the goal of any training regimen is to grow muscle, therefore an increase in mTOR is definitely desirable.

Capsaicin is an active component from chili peppers, but we used the non-pungent form, Stearoyl Vanillylamide in TR1UMPH to prevent any associated burning sensation when it is ingested.  Capsaicin is a transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) agonist. TRPV1 is a Ca2+ permeant non-selective cation channel expressed in a subpopulation of primary afferent neurons, conducting impulses inwards to the brain. It is included in TR1UMPH for its ability to induce increases in [Ca2+].  It has been established that the activation of mTOR and subsequent muscle hypertrophy requires a (TRPV1) mediated increase in intracellular calcium concentrations ([Ca2+]I).  Thus,  calcium signaling is a crucial step for mechanical load-induced activation of mTOR.

In an animal model,  muscle cells were treated with the TRPV1 agonist capsaicin to analyze the effect on [Ca2+] using Fluo-4. [Ca2+] was increased by capsaicin in wild-type but not in TRPV1-null muscle fibers, indicating that the capsaicin induced increases in [Ca2+]i were mediated by TRPV1 (Fig.1A and 1B).  Since [Ca2+] regulates divergent intracellular signaling pathways, the capsaicin-induced intracellular signaling events were further analyzed. Similar to previous observations, intramuscular injection of capsaicin induced phosphorylation of p70S6K at Thr389, an mTOR- regulated phosphorylation site that is necessary for p70S6K activation in addition to phosphorylation of the downstream target S6. Capsaicin also induced phosphorylation of p70S6K at Thr421/Ser424 and mTOR at Ser2448 and Ser2481. In addition to p70S6K, capsaicin induced phosphorylation of Erk1/2 and p38 MAPK, but not Akt, AMPKα, or GSK3β.


Figure 1. Capsaicin induces an increase of intracellular calcium levels in a TRPV1-dependent manner. (A) Ca2+-imaging using Fluo-4 of isolated wild-type single muscle fibers before or after treatment with capsaicin. (B) Quantitative analysis of Fluo-4 signal intensity.

Capsaicin can also improve lipolysis which is the decomposition of stored fat.  This process activates enzymes that increase production of Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) which activates protein kinase A.

In a study with 10 healthy males, ingestion of 150mg of capsaicin ingestion (150mg) enhances substrate oxidation associated with thermogenic sympathetic activity as an energy metabolic modulator without causing prolongation of the cardiac OT interval during aerobic exercise in humans.  In conclusion, it may be considered that capsaicin consumption 1 h before low intensity exercise (50% VT(max)) is a valuable supplement for the treatment of individuals with hyperlipidemia and/or obesity because it improves lipolysis without any adverse effects on the cardiac depolarization and repolarization process.

Prevention of muscle atrophy is based on either inhibiting protein-degradation pathways, which are activated during atrophy, or activating protein-synthesis pathways, which induce muscle hypertrophy..  As we previously reviewed, Capsaicin achieves the latter.  Rhodiola Rosea Extract, a Scandinavian herb,  possesses a significant ability to reduce stress on the body, particularly exhaustion and fatigue, caused through physical exertion.  Rhodiola Rosea has also been shown to possess antioxidant properties which will also moderate undue stress to your body from intense exercise.

24 healthy volunteers, 12 male and 12 female, were given a dose of 100mg Rhodiola Rosea.  After just 4 days of supplementation a significant increase in time to exhaustion, VO2, VCO2, peak O2 output, and peak CO2 output was observed.

Another study, with 22 professional rowers, that were given 100mg of Rhodiola Rosea twice daily for a 4 week period found a significant increase in total plasma antioxidant capacity and a decrease in superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity.  SOD is an enzyme produced as a result of oxygen metabolism (ie. intensive activity) and can lead to cell damage if not mitigated.  These results suggest that continuous supplementation of Rhodiola Rosea can improve endurance.

As previously mentioned TR1UMPH contains a purer extract of Rhodiola Rosea which yields 11% Salidroside.  That is no coincidence!  Olympus Labs invested the extra money to reap the benefits of this ingredient because DemiGods deserve the best!  Based on research conducted on human bone marrow samples, Salidroside was found to induce the phosphorlyation of Akt, mTOR and p70 S6 kinase.  In addition, Salidroside stimulates ERK1/2 which is associated with cell migration and capillary tube formation.  Further research has identified that Salidroside has the ability to increase the mRNA level of genes involved in the regulation of Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) signaling pathway, including BMP2, BMP6 and BMP7.

BMPs include a large family of proteins within the TGF-beta superfamily of growth and differentiation factors. Members of the BMP family have been found to be key signaling molecules in embryogenesis, in species ranging from small flies to humans.  Research has shown BMP signaling is the fundamental signal for hypertrophy, specifically BMP7 which is the pathway that has the most influence on muscle growth.  BMP7 can stimulate osteoblast differentiation leading to formation of skeletal muscle.  Unfortunately the majority research on Salidroside is limited to testing on mice.  However, given the positive human data on Rhodiola Rosea and the preclinical data in humans it lends extra credibility to these findings.   


An ergogenic aid can be broadly defined as a substance used for the purpose of enhancing athletic performance.  There are several ergogenic aids that are so beneficial for high intensity exercise that they are considered “staples”. We included three such staples in TR1UMPH to elicit an increase in physical capacity and reduction in fatigue; 2.5g of creatine Hcl, 2.5g of betaine, and 2g of L-Carnitine L-Tartrate (LCLT).

Creatine is by far the most popular ergogenic supplement because it has proven to be effective by numerous studies.  In fact, it is likely the most studied performance enhancing supplement in the industry.  Of course we cannot review all of these studies so in order to be efficient; let’s review a meta-analysis.

One meta-analysis reviewed 16 studies involving healthy male and/or female subjects.  The summary difference in maximum weight lifted was 6.85kg (95% confidence interval [CI], 5.24-8.47) greater after creatine than placebo for bench press and 9.76 kg (95% CI, 3.37-16.15) greater for squats; there was no difference for arm curls. In 7 of 10 studies evaluating maximal weight lifted in young men (younger than 36 years) that engaged in resistance training there was no difference in cycle ergometer or isokinetic dynamometer performance.  The researchers concluded oral creatine supplementation combined with resistance training increases maximal weight lifted in young men. There is no evidence for improved performance in older individuals or women or for other types of strength and power exercises

A second meta-analysis of 96 English-language, peer-reviewed papers (100 studies), which included randomized group formation, a placebo control, and human subjects who were blinded to treatments was performed.  It compared the effects of creatine supplementation (CS) on effect size (ES) for body composition (BC) variables (mass and lean body mass), duration and intensity (< or = 30 s, [ATP-PCr = A]; 30-150 s [glycolysis = G]; >150 s, [oxidative phosphorylation = O]) of the exercise task, type of exercise task (single, repetitive, laboratory, field, upper-body, lower-body), CS duration (loading, maintenance), and subject characteristics (gender, training status).  ES was greater for changes in lean body mass following short-term CS, repetitive-bout laboratory-based exercise tasks < or = 30 s (e.g., isometric, isokinetic, and isotonic resistance exercise), and upper-body exercise. There is no evidence in the literature of an effect of gender or training status on ES following CS

TR1UMPH uses creatine hydrochloride (HCL) which is creatine bound with hydrochloric acid. It’s turned into a basic creatine molecule by stomach acid so you get all the benefits of creatine without any potential side effects like upset stomach.  Creatine HCL is also more acidic (ie. lower PH) than creatine monohydrate which makes it more soluble and would suggest an increase in absorption. Since it is better absorbed you can supplement with a lower dosage compared to creatine monohydrate to receive the same strength, power and muscle growth benefits.

Typically the pH in the upper gastrointestinal tract of healthy males and females is often low enough to counteract the neutral pH of creatine monohydrate (ie. pH ~7).  However, research shows after the administration of a solid and liquid meal gastric pH reached a peak of 6.7 pH and then declined gradually back to a fasted state after approximately two hours.  This data suggests supplementing with creatine monohydrate in a fed state could affect absorption.  Creatine HCL is a suitable alternative due to its lower pH value.

Trimethylglycine (TMG), typically referred to as betaine anhydrous, is derived from the beetroot and is an active metabolite of choline in the body. It serves a vital role in methylation in the body, particularly of the amino acid homocysteine to form methionine. Methionine contributes to the synthesis of creatine in the body.  Therefore supplementing with betaine will lead to an increase in muscle strength through its ability to increase creatine production in the body.  It also been found to increase protein synthesis.

One study, involving 12 trained men (age 19.7 ± 1.23 years), examined the effect of betaine supplementation on selected circulating hormonal measures and Akt muscle signaling proteins after an acute exercise session over the course of 2 weeks.  Betaine vs. placebo supplementation enhanced both the anabolic endocrine profile and the corresponding anabolic signaling environment, suggesting increased protein synthesis.

Twenty-three experienced strength trained men,  matched for training experience (4.8 ± 2.3 years) and body fat percentage (BF%: 16.9 ± 8.0%) were randomly assigned to either a placebo (PL; n = 12) or betaine group (BET; n = 11; 2.5 g/day), and completed a 6 week periodized training program to assess the effect of long term betaine supplementation on body composition, performance, and homocysteine thiolactone (HCTL).  Arm CSA increased significantly (p < .05) in BET but not PL. No differences existed between group and time for changes in thigh CSA. Back squat training volume increased significantly (p < .05) for both groups throughout training. Bench press training volume was significantly (p < .05) improved for BET compared to PL at microcycles one and three. Body composition (BF%, FM, LBM) improved significantly (p < .05) in BET but not PL.  A significant interaction (p < .05) existed for HCTL, with increases from BL to week 2 in PL, but not BET. Additionally, HCTL remained elevated at week 4 in PL, but not BET.  The study concluded that six-weeks of betaine supplementation improved body composition, arm size, bench press work capacity, attenuated the rise in urinary HCTL, and tended to improve power.


Figure 2. Body fat percentage for placebo (n = 12) and betaine (n = 11) for pre- and post-treatment. Note: Significantly (p < .05) different than pre-treatment

L-carnitine is synthesized from the amino acids lysine and methionine and performs

essential functions in human metabolism.  L-carnitine supplementation has been found to have a beneficial effect on markers of postexercise metabolic stress and muscle damage.

A study involving eight healthy males examined the required dose of l-carnitine to elicit a reduction in postexercise metabolic stress and muscle damage.  The study participants were given doses of 0g, 1g, and 2g of LCLT for 3 weeks and then performed a bout of resistance exercise (5 sets of 15-20 repetition maximum with a 2-min rest between sets) with associated blood draws. Serum carnitine concentrations increased (p < or = 0.05) following the 1g and 2g doses, with the 2-g dose providing the highest carnitine concentrations. The 1g and 2g doses reduced postexercise serum hypoxanthine, serum xanthine oxidase, serum myoglobin, and perceived muscle soreness. In conclusion, both the 1g and 2g doses were effective in mediating various markers of metabolic stress and of muscle soreness. Use of LCLT appears to attenuate metabolic stress and the hypoxic chain of events leading to muscle damage after exercise.

18 healthy and active subjects (9 female and 9 male) participated in a double-blind, placebo, balanced treatment presentation and crossover design where they ingested 2 g/d of l-carnitine for 24 days to examine markers of performance and recovery from physical exertion.  Two grams of l-carnitine supplementation had positive effects and significantly (P < or = .05) attenuated biochemical markers of purine metabolism, free radical formation, muscle tissue disruption, and muscle soreness after physical exertion


With the incredible increase in mTOR in TR1UMPH you will lifting heavier and packing on muscle.  Olympus Labs would be remiss if we formulated a product that provided just a good workout because that’s not enough, every workout should be exceptional!  To that end we assembled a blend that when combined with the maximum mTOR activation and maximum ergogenic ignition matrices will deliver amazing workouts.  This potent matrix is headlined by 150mg of elevATP® that will increase levels of ATP and subsequently improve endurance and 250mg of AlphaSize® Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline for intense focus.  Finally, 1.5g L-Alanine and 1g of L-Glutamine because research has shown that they have a synergistic effect on muscle recovery.

elevATP® is a patented ingredient consisting of a proprietary blend of plant bio-inorganic trace minerals and a polyphenol-rich apple extract.  elevATP® is not Adenosine 5’-Triphosphate DiSodium (ATP), it is a supplement that will increase levels of ATP in human blood following ingestion. elevATP® seeks to remedy several issues with supplementation with oral ATP; its poor bioavailability and its tendency to increase reactive oxygen species (ROS) and lactic acid production.  Just as you would supplement with Forskolin to increase cAMP rather than CAMP itself, you can supplement with elevATP® to raise ATP.

In a double blind, placebo-controlled study, 18 generally healthy adults were given either a 150 mg dose of elevATP® or 50 mg of an encapsulated silica oxide (placebo).  The researchers measured an acute increase in blood levels of ATP by 64% (P=0.02) when compared to the placebo group.  In addition, the ROS and lactate level in the supplemented group were unchanged.

Alpha-Glycerylphosphorylcholine (Alpha-GPC) increases levels of acetylcholine in the body, which help give an increased focus during a workout.  It is an ideal ingredient to supplement pre-workout on an empty stomach.  TR1UMPH uses the patented version, AlphaSize® which can also improve power output.

In a randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover design, seven men with at least two years of resistance training experience ingested 600mg A-GPC (as AlphaSize®) or a placebo 90-minutes prior to completing 6 sets × 10 repetitions of Smith Machine squats at 70% of their predetermined 1-repetition maximum.   Measurements were taken 30 minutes post-exercise and then the subjects performed three sets of bench press throws at 50% of their predetermined 1-repetition maximum to assess peak force, peak power, and rate of force development. All trials were performed after an overnight fast, a 48-hour abstention from intense exercise, and during the same time of day to minimize diurnal variation.  Compared to baseline (pre) values, peak GH increased 44-fold during A-GPC (from 0.19 ± 0.06 to 8.4 ± 2.1 ng/mL) vs. 2.6-fold during placebo (from 1.9 ± 0.8 to 5.0 ± 4.8 ng/mL, P < 0.03) (Figure 3). Peak bench press force was 14% greater in A-GPC (933 ± 89 N) vs. placebo (818 ± 77 N, P < 0.02).


Figure 3. Change in growth hormone of subjects post-exercise (A-GPC vs placebo)

L-glutamine is an amino acid that comprises more than 60% of skeletal tissue.  Supplementation with l-glutamine is believed to reduce recovery time and aid in protein synthesis.  Glutamine has been shown to inhibit protein breakdown in rat skeletal muscle.  However, a human study conducted seems to refute that assertion.  But let’s not write off glutamine just yet because recent research has shown that supplementation of l-glutamine with the amino acid l-alanine can alleviate this issue hence the inclusion of both in TR1UMPH to help your body recover.


TR1UMPH features 15g of Soy Lecithin extract which has a myriad of health benefits.  These benefits are realized through ingredients extracted from soy lecithin, particularly Phosphatidylcholine (PC), Phosphatidylserine (PS) and Phosphatidic acid (PA) which are all phospholipids.

But bro, soy?  No thanks, soy products are for women.  Allow me to disabuse of that notion right now.  Because that is “bro-science”, plain and simple.  Healthy males should have no qualms with supplementation of Soy Lecithin.  It has been proven to be safe by several clinical studies with actual “bros”.

One example of the health benefits of Soy Lecithin supplementation is its positive effect on cholesterol.  Hypercholesterolemic patients were administered 500 mg of soy lecithin to evaluate the effect on cholesterol homeostasis and hepatic lipoprotein metabolism.  The results showed a reduction of 40.66% and 42.00% in total cholesterol and of 42.05% and 56.15% in LDL cholesterol after treatment for one and two months, respectively. A significant reduction in total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol concentrations was observed during the first month of treatment.


Figure 4. Total cholesterol (CH, mg/dL) and cholesterol concentration in lipoproteins (mg/dL) before and 2 months after placebo administration. The error bars represent statistical significance (P < .001).

The data clearly shows that soy lecithin is not only safe but effective for healthy males.  Furthermore, bodybuilders have been supplementing with soy lecithin for years due to its health benefits.  However, TR1UMPH is far from a basic soy lecithin supplement.  Olympus Labs goes above and beyond to provide Innovation, Value and Results to our customers.  TR1UMPH augments the impressive benefits of soy lecithin with the 3 other potent matrices in the formula.


Do not trust the questionable practices of the majority of supplement companies claiming their underdosed formulas will increase mTOR.  Another marketing tactic used by such companies is to claim that their branch chain amino acid (BCAA) product will activate mTOR.  Is that enough?  Why just upregulate mTOR intra-workout, when you can be upregulating mTOR 24/7! 

If packing on size in the form of muscle is your goal then TR1UMPH definitely should be apart of your supplement arsenal.  The general health benefits of Soy Lecithin alone are impressive but when combined with the three other matrices in TR1UMPH and a solid exercise routine, ridiculous gains will follow.  The Maximum mTOR Activator blend ingredients will stimulate protein synthesis and muscle hypertrophy leading to increases in skeletal muscle.  The Maximum Ergogenic Ignition matrix further aids your workouts by increasing physical capacity and reducing fatigue.  When you thought it couldn’t get any better, the Maximum Energy, Endurance, Focus and Recovery Ignition matrix takes it to another level. 

There you have it, the ultimate natural muscle building formula is here with TR1UMPH.  It is a daily anabolic and ergogenic supplement to help you grow, keep you in an anabolic state in and out of the gym.  It should come as no surprise that Olympus Labs is leading the way and with the fully transparent label you know you are getting effective doses of each ingredient. TR1UMPH will ignite your anabolic engine and prepare you for battle because bodybuilding is a daily war and we will TR1UMPH!

Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 1 scoop 30-45 minutes prior to working out. On rest days, take 1 scoop anytime of the day.


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 The vast majority of supplement companies continue to release underdosed and unproven products.  They attempt to deceive the consumer with outlandish claims and snazzy marketing campaigns.  When the consumer eventually catches on to these companies act, supplement companies then revert to other duplicitous tactics, redesigning their container labels but they fail to make any meaningful changes to the actual product formula.  Olympus Labs will not engage in such shady practices.  We are committed to providing Innovation, Value and Results for the DemiGod Nation.


To hold true to that commitment the DemiGod R&D team is continuously striving to bring the most effective products to the supplement market.  That process includes evaluating our own product lineup to determine whether any enhancements can be made based on new research, technologies, and or delivery systems.  Case in point, was the impressive improvement we made to our (-)-epicatechin product, EP1C, with the release of EP1C UNLEASHED.  Olympus Labs developed an exciting new delivery system, PhytoFUSETM, to increase the bioavailability and absorption of (-)-epicatechin.  EP1C UNLEASHED established PhytoFUSETM as the premier methodology to increase the bioavailability and absorption of nutraceuticals ingredients, especially herbal ingredients and their extracts which tend to have poor absorption in the body.


The feedback from EP1C UNLEASHED has been exceptional, especially from non-responders to standard (-)-epicatechin.  With the successful implementation of the PhytoFUSETM technology a wealth of possibilities was UNLEASHED.  Join us DemiGod nation as Olympus Labs embarks on a revolution in supplementation with the PhytoFUSETM Series.  The PhytoFUSETM Series will be a suite of supplements that embrace our commitment to Innovation and accomplishing the unimaginable!


Olympus Labs is proud to present the next wave of the PhytoFUSETM Series with STR3NGTH UNLEASHED and DERMASTR3NGTH UNLEASHED as another natural option to unearth your true anabolic potential. STR3NGTH UNLEASHED is the sequel to STR3NGTH, the capsule product featuring 5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin.  While STR3NGTH represented a key development in the field of natural anabolics, at Olympus Labs we knew that the efficacy could be enhanced if only its bioavailability and absorption could be increased.  To realize that objective, STR3NGTH UNLEASHED utilizes absorption enhancers with the now proven PhytoFUSETM technology to further enhance the bioavailability of Laxogenin.  DERMASTR3NGTH UNLEASHED contains the same active ingredients, but in a transdermal version.


Not only does PhytoFUSETM technology help with absorption & bioavailability, but it also helps with distribution of the phytoFUSED ingredient in the body!


It will now be possible to realize the full potential of 5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin; increased strength, glucose uptake into the muscles and protein synthesis resulting in improved body composition.  But that’s not all, it is believed Laxogenin can provide cortisol control, improve thyroid function and improve joint function.  Do not be deterred from a prior experience with Laxogenin.  There was doubt when EP1C UNLEASHED was released, but no longer!  Olympus Labs converted the non-believers and the next wave in the PhytoFUSETM Series will correct the injustice that is found in the poor bioavailability and absorption of other laxogenin products.


STR3NGTH UNLEASHED and DERMASTR3NGTH UNLEASHED are here to UNLEASH the TRUE potential of this potent ingredient.   It is totally understandable to get excited, Olympus Labs has accomplished another unthinkable feat and you, fellow DemiGod, are the benefactor.  Get ready to obliterate the barriers to success and UNLEASH your TRUE STR3NGTH!


Key Benefits:

  • Extreme Strength Gains
  • Fuller Muscles
  • Cortisol, Thyroid and Glucose Control
  • Joint Repair
  • Enhanced Absorption


5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin

5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin is a steroidal sapogenin isolated from Smilax sieboldi, a spirostanic analogue of the brassinosteroid.  Brassinosteroids are plant-derived polyhydroxylated derivatives of 5a-cholestane, structurally similar to cholesterol-derived animal steroid hormones and insect ecdysteroids.  They are found in small quantities in plants and foods such as pollen, seeds, and leaves.  They are similar to animal steroids but function very differently at the cellular level.  Plant brassinosteroids signal through a cell surface receptor kinase-mediated signal transduction pathway while animal steroid hormones act through the nuclear receptor family of transcription factors.


Brassinosteroids have a wide array of physiological and pharmacological effects in animals and insects including modulation of protein synthesis and carbohydrate metabolism.  Research in animals suggest that brassinosteroids can stimulate protein synthesis and inhibit protein degradation in part by inducing Akt phosphorylation.  Akt is a serine/threonine kinase that signals downstream of growth factor receptors and phosphoinositide-3 kinase PI3K.  Akt stimulates glucose uptake, glycogen synthesis, and protein synthesis via Akt/mTOR and Akt/GSK-3β signaling networks and inhibits apoptosis and protein degradation in skeletal muscle by inactivating FoxO transcription factors leading to increased lean mass. In addition, unlike mammalian steroids, brassinosteroids are not hampered by androgenic side effects.


An animal study was conducted to assess the efficacy of the brassinosteroid, 28-Homobrassinolide (HB) on L6 rat skeletal muscle cells (EC50 4 μM).  Oral administration of HB (20 or 60 mg/kg/d for 24 d) to healthy rats fed normal diet (protein content 23.9%) increased food intake, body weight gain, lean body mass, and gastrocnemius muscle mass as compared with vehicle-treated controls. The effect of HB administration increased slightly in animals fed a high-protein diet (protein content 39.4%). Both oral (up to 60 mg/kg) and subcutaneous (up to 4 mg/kg) administration of HB showed low androgenic activity and no direct binding to the androgen receptor in vitro. HB treatment was also associated with improved physical fitness of untrained healthy rats, as evident from a 6.7% increase in lower extremity strength, measured by grip test. In the gastrocnemius muscle of castrated animals, HB treatment significantly increased the number of type IIa and IIb fibers and the cross-sectional area of type I and type IIa fibers.


These findings suggest that oral application of HB triggers selective anabolic response with minimal or no androgenic side-effects and begin to elucidate the putative cellular targets for plant brassinosteroids in mammals.  Furthermore, they indicate HB dose and time dependently stimulated protein synthesis and inhibited protein degradation in L6 rat skeletal muscle cells (EC50 4 μM), in part by inducing Akt phosphorylation (Fig.1 and Fig. 2)


Figure 1. Concentration and time-dependent effects of HB on protein synthesis and degradation in L6 rat myotubes.


Figure 2. HB increases Akt (Ser473) phosphorylation in L6 myotubes.


Unfortunately there is a lack of research and clinical trials on 5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin itself which is why several companies make product claims for Laxogenin based on its steroidal pharmaceutical anabolic counterpart. Although Olympus Labs never made products claims for our Laxogenin products, STR3NGTH and DERMASTR3NGTH based on this other pharmaceutical anabolic data, we did have high hopes based on the data cited above.  Since 5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin has been available for a sufficient time period we were able to validate its efficacy as a bodybuilding supplement.  Through anecdotal feedback we learned that actual results from STR3NGTH were similar to EP1C, where some users experienced modest strength increases while others experienced little to no results.  Fortunately, the transdermal version, DERMASTR3NGTH yielded much better results but still did not coincide with the potential benefits based on the research on Brassinosteroids.  We will seek to remedy that as we did with (-)-epicatechin by pairing Laxogenin with the proven PhytoFUSETM technology.


PhytoFUSETM – Enhanced Delivery System

STR3NGTH UNLEASHED and DERMASTR3NGTH UNLEASHED utilize a unique delivery technology, PhytoFUSETM, to enhance the bioavailability and absorption of 5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin. On top of this they help with distribution of the phytoFUSED ingredient in the body!  Olympus Labs does not spend copious amounts of money on marketing campaigns, instead we spend available funds on research like the substantial investment in the PhytoFUSETM delivery system. The results DemiGods have seen from EP1C UNLEASHED leave no doubt that PhytoFUSETM is an effective enhanced delivery system.  What other company can claim that?


Research has shown that this method of delivery can enhance potency anywhere from 2x-6x! That means that STR3NGTH UNLEASHED and DERMASTR3NGTH UNLEASHED will be 200 – 600% more potent than any other Laxogenin product on the market! This enhanced delivery system, unique to Olympus Labs, utilizes specific lipids to complex with Laxogenin on a molecular level, allowing for greater solubility and enhanced bioavailability/absorption, helping to effectively shuttle the active ingredient to the intestines where it can be taken up while preventing degradation throughout the process.  This means that more ingredient is delivered to the site where it can be utilized effectively, ready to be delivered to the bloodstream and flood your muscles with potent myogenic factors needed to transcend into becoming a demigod!


With the success of EP1C UNLEASHED, it was a no brainer to apply the PhytoFUSETM technology to other ingredients that are inhibited by poor bioavailability and absorption.  Unbeknownst to us at the time we introduced EP1C UNLEASHED, we were embarking on the dawning of a new era of the PhytoFUSETM Series.  STR3NGTH UNLEASHED and DERMASTR3NGTH UNLEASHED are here to unlock the TRUE potential of the potent ingredient, 5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin.   Get ready to obliterate the barriers to success and UNLEASH your TRUE STR3NGTH!


Despite this exciting breakthrough, Olympus Labs will not relent, as you grow in the gym with STR3NGTH UNLEASHED and DERMASTR3NGTH UNLEASHED you can bet the PhytoFUSETM Series will grow.  DemiGod nation, what will be the next TR1UMPH?  Stay Tuned!


I TEST1FY that I will CONQU3R, I will ENDUR3, I will TR1UMPH, and UNLEASH the STR3NGTH needed to crush any barrier put forth before me!


Directions: As a dietary supplement take 2 capsules daily with meals.




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Once again, Olympus Labs has set the bar for the category of natural anabolics with its reformulation of EP1C – EP1C Unleashed!

We have not strayed from the core value of our highly praised product, EP1C, but have only improved upon it. EP1C Unleashed still provides the high quality (-)/- epicatechin backed by our 3rd party purity tested lab analysis that you should demand from your supplements. We have also added additional ingredients and the latest in delivery absorption technology to improve bioavailability of the product. This ensures that you get the most out of your experience and produces even better results!

EP1C Unleashed provides:

  • Increased strength and power output
  • Increased endurance / stamina
  • Enhanced vascularity
  • Fat oxidation
  • Muscle growth and differentiation
  • Overall health benefits


The key ingredient to EP1C Unleashed is the inclusion of (-)/- epicatechin, a flavanol found in cocoa seeds and green tea. While the health benefits of (-)/-epicatechin (Epi) have been known for centuries, recent research has demonstrated that this flavanol may be useful for treating the age-related decline in muscle mass and associated strength, or sarcopenia, due to its action as a myostatin inhibitor. You may be familiar with myostatin, as it is a protein involved in preventing the increase of muscle size and differentiation, so blocking its action would be beneficial to those seeking additional muscle mass. Initial studies demonstrated that administration of Epi for 5 days increased follistatin (which binds to and inhibits myostatin) by 2.5 times. And in a pilot study with human subjects treated for 1 week with Epi, changes to markers of muscle differentiation were demonstrated, in addition to increases in hand-grip strength. Specifically, the study with epi demonstrated that the ratio of follistatin/myostatin was increased by almost 50%!

But there are also several other benefits to Epi, including reduced cardiovascular risk, enhanced exercise capacity and enhanced oxidative capacity, as well as increased angiogenesis (ie, creation of blood vessel formation) and improved vascular functioning via a NOS-dependent mechanism. Importantly, recent findings with satellite cells – precursors of new muscle growth and differentiation – identified that nitric oxide is a key messenger for maintaining function and enhancing proliferation of these precursor cells. All of these properties make Epi a very promising myostatin inhibiting compound.


Another well-known polyphenol is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a constituent in tea that has been studied in a host of conditions, from weight loss to cancer to osteoarthritis and Alzheimer’s. In addition, EGCG has been investigated for potential influence on parameters of endurance and lipid oxidation. However, both Epi and EGCG suffer from the known problem of bioavailability, with absorption of oral Epi occurring at less than 50%. Many plant derived compounds are hampered by their poor oral bioavailability – meaning that the amount of active ingredient that your body is able to use after ingestion, may be very little, and in some cases too little to actually have the desired effect.

However, while the anti-oxidant properties of EGCG are beneficial, the inclusion in EP1C Unleashed was a two-fold strategic choice, as coadministration of other polyphenols with Epi has been shown to enhance its bioavailability. Specifically, research on gallate catechins, such as EGCG, has been shown to increase the intestinal absorption of Epi. But simply adding EGCG with Epi would not elicit enough of a change for the results we really want. So, we did not stop there, we had to provide something that no other company has done…

Enter PhytoFUSE™

PhytoFUSETM – Enhanced Delivery System

EP1C Unleashed also utilizes a unique delivery technology, PhytoFUSETM, to further enhance the bioavailability of Epi. While the poor bioavailability of catechins has hampered use, PhytoFUSETM helps to overcome these issues. That’s right, we poured funding into the research & development and testing of a completely new delivery system. What other company can claim that? Research has shown that this method of delivery can enhance potency anywhere from 2x-6x! That means that EP1C Unleashed is 200 – 600% more potent than Epi alone! This enhanced delivery system, unique to Olympus Labs, utilizes specific lipids to complex with Epi on a molecular level, allowing for greater solubility and enhancing bioavailability, helping to effectively shuttle and prevent degradation en route to the intestines where it can be taken up. This means that more ingredient is delivered to the site where it can be utilized effectively, ready to be delivered to the bloodstream to flood your muscles with potent myogenic factors.

Real World Results

Once again, we could have just released this supplement at this point, confident on the research in the literature. But Olympus Labs drives results based on real world testing. We invested in independent alpha testing, to ensure that the changes made to our formula would pay off. And while we knew that the results of EP1C Unleashed were going to be positive, the results exceeded even our own expectations. In tester results, users reported breaking PR after PR, nearly unlimited endurance in between reps and sets, breezing through cardio, and enhanced vascularity. And this was from only a few days in. Additionally, significant body composition effects were very apparent on a bulk, a cut, and especially during a recomp phase. But don’t just take our word for it. Here are real results from some of our testers:

“Still noticing the same effects I have since the beginning. Increased sweat, endurance has been crazy, good pump and vascularity, muscle hardening. Seriously feeling like I barely need to rest at all when I sit the weight down. Muscles have been feeling fuller when reaching super compensation with my carb refeeds as well.” – carmineb1

“I started my 2 caps pwo and lol this stuff has now gone to borderline mild prohormone status for me. 10/10 pumps, great focus and just amazing strength.”[email protected]

“Muscle Hardness/pump- 10/10 This is one of the very best attributes of this product in my opinion. I did not take a pwo and trained fasted for the majority of the run. The pumps I received were some of the very best I’ve ever had. Muscles would feel harder and full even into the next day… I started this log at 170lbs and ended at 177lbs for a solid 7lb gain!!!! This is an awesome gain to me for a natural product with very little body fat gain! Endurance was tenfold increased running this product. Workouts lasted longer with more reps and exercises. Felt like the energizer bunny all through the cycle!” [email protected]

“The positives are still the same-DOMs, vascularity, endurance, fat loss/maintain strength and mass. If I had to make a direct comparison it would be very similar to [11-kt]” – Afi140

“For me [EP1C Unleashed] outshines mild ph’s (or not so mild) in the endurance department. Rest time in between sets is ridiculously short…never had that experience with any hormonal compound. For pumps it goes on par with mild ph’s… zero lethargy…which does happen to me on a lot of ph’s, aas.” – edje007

“So standouts this week have been two things, noticeable body composition and recovery. I trained 6 days this week and could have easily done the whole 7 no problems… Other mentioned things, volume and weights continuing to progress. Body composition wise, as I mentioned earlier in the week my waist size has significantly reduced… That is impressive, a natural supplement actually allowing me to increase my work load and causing fat loss and muscle gain simultaneously.” – NoAddedHmones

“This product most notable effect is tied between endurance and recovery. Both Are out of this world. Never had a supp provide the magnitude or even ball park it. I was able to consistently progressively over load in volume, weight( power days) and frequency over the entire course of the run. Effects kicked in within a few days and only got better. Other effects which are worth noting are the pumps. This was the only supp bar caffeine i used pwo and i was consistently achieving outrageous pumps. The GDA effect also is worth mentioning, talk about vein city after a large carb meal.” – NoAddedHmones

EP1C Unleashed is truly unlike any product that has come before it. While other companies may use deceptive marketing tactics to confuse the consumer, Olympus Labs will continue to innovate and provide the highest quality products, backed by independent third party verification, clinical science and real world results, to ensure that you can attain the physique that mere mortals only dream about.

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