Just came across this supplement today while looking at a "Paleo" energy gel... I'm not that intersted in the energy gel itself (or whether it's Paleo or not), but rather the ingredient PEAK ATP. They market it as, "Peak ATP: Elevates APT levels to create more energy naturally".
On the PEAK ATP website they have a description describing it as, "Produced through a proprietary fermentation process, PEAK ATP delivers the exact molecule the human body needs to create energy. Extensive scientific evidence shows that PEAK ATP has a dramatic effect on circulation without adversely affecting heart rate or blood pressure. PEAK ATP has applications for energy, athletic performance and anti-aging".
They have a page of research studies showing it's benefits (I'm not sure all are done using this product specifically, or just ATP in general)... So, what do you guys think about using this supplement? Is this a way to fuel your muscles without creating the huge blood sugar spike when using typical gels? Does it require loading, like creatine?
Additionally: If anyone currently or in the past has used anything with ATP in it, you're first hand experience would be great to hear...
asked byjjtitus (859)
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on June 05, 2012
at 07:40 PM
I looked at the research page. As far as I can tell, not one of the studies cited evaluates the effect of oral ATP administration on human skeletal muscle or performance. There seems to be some evidence that it can improve circulation, but the leap from improved circulation to increased energy isn't supported.
This might be the reason why: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2253504/
Training studies, apparently, show little or no benefit from oral ATP.
I vote for "total marketing hype".
on September 11, 2012
at 04:35 PM
I have been taking ATP as a supplement for almost 20 years because of a genetic disorder. I take it in the form of injections and sublingual tablet from Douglas Labs. If I do not take the supplement fall into a fugue, become bedridden, seizures, and coma or death. My body's mitochondria does not make sufficient ATP to live and be active.
The brain, heart, and liver are your biggest users of ATP. Signs of low ATP are memory loss, calf pain, problems performing mathmatic formulations, fatgue, nausea, muscle pain ---to start with.
Because of my genetic problems creatine and ribose do not work for me. My proton pump is damaged in the elctron chain transport....
on September 11, 2012
at 05:05 PM
Ill inject some and let you know how it goes.
on December 07, 2012
at 01:07 AM
There is a new product out that is proving to be effective in the production of ATP. It does not have the actual ATP molecule in its formula, the ingredients are designed to increase ATP production via the Krebs Cycle where most of our ATP is produced naturally without supplementation.