I am very excited to present to you the final product to complete the VASOseries “trifecta” -- VasoSeven. This is an absolutely perfect adjunct to everyone’s postcontest transition period, and offseason bulking phase. VasoSeven will aid in prevention of potential body fat gain, while priming the bodies metabolic rate for staying ultra lean coming out of a severe dieting phase.
* Note : VasoSeven can be used anytime, whether dieting or in a gaining phase , but lean gaining phases are where it can shine to minimize fat gain *
“ The perfect product for transitioning into a lean offseason or bulking phase ”
So you’ve been on an ultra-strict precontest diet for the last 4 months and you have been painfully lean for the last month before your contest or photoshoot. You’ve been having dreams of devouring thousands of calories worth of body fat promoting, tasty treats that have been forbidden from your current plan.
First off -- pull your head out of the clouds, and splash some water on your face -- snap out of it!
You want to make the absolute most out of your offseason or “improvement season,” and maximize muscle growth while minimizing worthless fat gain. Your body is primed for nutrient storage after a treacherous low-calorie dieting phase. While muscle cells are prime candidates for amino acid, glucose and micronutrient storage, your adipose tissue is even more starved for nutrient replenishment. If you overeat on the wrong foods…. say goodbye to your thin-skinned caliper measurements and awesome surface veins, and hello to annoying lower back fat, and unsightly abdominal squishiness. (For females gluteal fat storage and inner thighs and hamstrings).
Putting your body through the extremes of rigorous dieting practices can put immense stress on your hormonal systems. Prolonged carbohydrate restriction, which inevitably happens to achieve abnormal levels of leanness, can suppress thyroid function and ultimately hinder your metabolism.
The stress hormone cortisol is also magnified during the final stages of an extreme diet due to central nervous system (CNS) overstimulation from:
● Excessive cardio
● Resistance training
● Caffeine usage
● Yohimbine HCL usage
● Ephedrine usage
I will also note that high level competitors or gym rats that partake in the usage of performance enhancing agents will oftentimes discontinue usage or lower dosages after ending a contest preparation. This leads to a troublesome cortisol rebound effect from exogenous hormones no longer occupying the glucocorticoid receptors. This phenomenon, compounded with the severe dieting endured from the months prior, is a recipe for poor body composition aftermath.
Most people know I like to stay current with new and innovative material, whether about nutrition research, new dietary practices, or potential new supplement ingredients. However, I also don’t jump on the bandwagon prematurely and align myself with an idea, practice, or product without knowing it actually is legit.
VasoSeven is nothing new, nothing groundbreaking and surely nothing “game-changing” (gosh, I hate when supplement companies use that phrase!). In fact, the ingredient in VasoSeven is rather oldschool and has been in this industry for years.
So why am I caring about an “oldschool” ingredient that has been around for years?
The answer is simple-- because I am delivering the ingredient into tissues at a clinical dose and efficiently through percutaneous absorption --> via topical application.
7-oxo-dhea is a metabolite of the multifaceted adrenal hormone dhea. It is different than plain dhea as it’s incapable of converting into androgens and estrogens , which makes it safe to use for both men and women.
I could run on and on with all the scientific jargon dealing with 7-oxo-dhea and bore you with over-complicated charts, graphs, and numbers that is usually overlooked anyways by most antsy readers. Instead, I’ll bypass that option and get straight down to business, and condense and simplify this oldschool ingredient with a kickbutt delivery system.
LET’S START WITH THE BAD AND THEN TALK ABOUT THE GOOD.
Here is a rundown of the BAD things that happen to your endocrine system during & after extreme dieting--
Dropping calories drops your metabolism – and your testosterone levels.(2) *Women don’t fear the “T word” as you don’t have testicles*
Once the metabolism drops off the fat loss stops, the more the calories get cut, the worse it gets. Even worse is when testosterone levels start to decline – This is pretty much sudden death for any further fat loss.
*hormonally enhanced athletes are excluded from the testosterone suppressing effects mentioned above, except if they cease usage post dieting*
Ever get cold hands while dieting? This is the effect of a suppressed metabolism. The body stops burning calories, so body temperature drops. For the experienced dieters who have been on their fair share of strict fat-loss diets-- they are all too familiar with the following effects –
• Lowered body temperature
• Overall weakness
• Lack of blood flow (joint stiffness)
• Deflated muscles
Everything slows down – blood flow, hormone production, and energy availability. It sucks. (2)
If anyone follows my personal contest endeavors or the athletes I coach -- you might be familiar with me being a big proponent of staying respectfully lean -- even in the off-season. I like my clients to approach the fragile post-contest period as precise and accurate as they do with their final few days before hitting the stage.
If they mess this small window of time up -- it could cost them their valuable “improvement season” initiation phase, which is crucial to making noteworthy lean mass gains. I know their calories have been pretty low for a decent amount of time, so I want to be cautious of over-feeding them too quickly. Adding in a multi-faceted and clinically proven ingredient like 7-Keto™ found in VasoSeven in a highly absorbable topical application will be paramount in aiding in the prevention of inactive cortisone→ converting into cortisol. That basically means that the actives in VasoSeven will block the enzyme responsible for this conversion by deactivating or “occupying” the 11b-HSD1 (11-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase) enzyme. -- This lowers cortisol production in selective tissues --- (think abs).