How Altitude Rx TM Works
Each ingredient in Altitude Rx™ has been shown to reduce the occurence and duration of Acute Mountain Sickness in controlled clinical studies. Our scientists used the most potent compounds available in amounts shown to prevent symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness.
The active ingredients in Altitude Rx™ safely and effectively:
|Maximize Energy and Endurance|
|Maximize Oxygen Levels|
|Fend off the Negative Effects of High Altitude Induced Stress|
Ginkgo biloba has a remarkable ability to increase blood flow throughout the body, enabling it to cope better with decreased atmospheric oxygen levels. The leaf extracts have antioxidant properties which increase vasodilation and peripheral blood flow in the capillary vessels. Ginkgo also decreases blood viscosity and helps regulate cerebral energy metabolism.
The results of recent studies are the most compelling data to date supporting the efficacy of Ginkgo biloba in prevention of AMS. In these studies, the group taking Ginkgo biloba had no increase in their AMS score (which is remarkable), while the acetazolamide and placebo groups showed increases of 36% and 54%, respectively. The authors concluded that their study provides evidence supporting the use of Gingko biloba in the prevention of AMS, demonstrating that 24 hours of pre-treatment with Gingko biloba and subsequent maintenance during exposure to high altitude are sufficient to reduce the incidence of AMS in participants with no previous high-altitude experience.
Rhodiola rosea has been categorized as an adaptogen by scientists due to its ability to increase resistance against a variety of chemical, biological and physical stressors and to help the body to recover homeostasis. Rhodiola rosea is also known for it’s ability to fight fatigue and increase energy. Rhodiola also promotes faster adaptation to climatic changes.
Athletes have used Rhodiola to improve increase endurance and improve performance. It is also believed to increase strength and shorten recovery after strenuous and prolonged endurance events and workouts.
Rhodiola also has been shown to reverse the effects of asthenia. It reduces fatigue, labored breathing, rapid heart rate, sluggishness, and excessive sleeping.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA), Vitamin C and Vitamin E
Antioxidants are substances or nutrients in our foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body’s cells. When our body’s cells use oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals (by-products) which can cause damage. ALA, Vitamin C and Vitamin E all work in a synergistic manner to protect our body’s cells from free radical damage. In a recent study, antioxidant supplementation (alpha-lipoic acid, Vitamin C and E) at high altitude was shown to be an effective intervention for reducing AMS and improving the physiological profile of mountaineers at high altitude. This study was done with mountaineers climbing Mt. Everest.
As a dietary supplement take 2 capsules twice a day starting 24 hours before travel to high altitude or upon arrival. Do not exceed 4 capsules in a 24-hour period. Take consistently for the duration of your stay at high altitude.