Three of my favorite people work for UPS, FedEx and the USPS. When they show up on the porch I’m happy. Any day one of them appears with a Species Nutrition box in hand, I’m overjoyed.
Omegalyze is the latest fish oil / omega-3 capsuled product from Species. Dave Palumbo, head honcho of Species, has for years touted the health and fitness benefits of increased omega-3 consumption for everyone, not just athletes looking to cut body fat. Mineralyze is just what you think it is: minerals, chelated and also high in vitamin D. Nitrolyze-S is a nitric oxide-based pre-workout powder containing the usual suspects: creatine, caffeine, L-arginine, beta alanine and a slew of other jack-you-up ingredients.
Species is probably better known in hardcore bodybuilding and strength-training circles than in the world of CrossFit, but athletes of all types will benefit from the high quality and innovation Species is known for.
Mineralyze stands above many other mineral formulations simply due to being chelated. My understanding is that lightly binding to amino acids increases the bioavailability of the contents of this pretty large tablet. In other words, more of what you wash down your throat will be of use and make it’s way into your system. Who cares how big the horse pill is if most of it passes through your body? Mineralyze sticks to you!
Nitrolyze is produced by Species in two formulations; one is stimulant-free. Of course, I’m using the version with buffered caffeine. I’m happy to report, as a guy who drinks plenty of coffee and espresso each day, I’m not feeling overloaded nor in any way jittery when I send a serving of Nitrolyze down the hatch. Considering I usually workout in early evening so am using the product late in the afternoon, it’s not keeping me awake at all, either. Even with Nitrolyze consumed at 5:00 in the afternoon it’s easy for me to become sleepy in early evening, so don’t worry about that effect.
Another hallmark of Palumbo’s supplement line is the absence of “proprietary blends.” This is one of the big grey areas of the supplement world; proprietary blends often are trademarked, so the seller doesn’t have to reveal the true contents. Who knows what’s truly in there, and in what concentrations? With Species Nutrition, everything is laid out for you, clearly, on the ingredients label.
Examine the label and see for yourself why this combination makes sense. Don’t fear using Nitrolyze-S before your workouts - enjoy knowing you’re heading into the gym with your system prepared to fully take advantage of the cascade of benefits based around intense workouts and smart nutrition.
Many relatively inexpensive fish oil formulations are deceiving; they may proclaim a gram per capsule, but a detailed examination may show that half of it’s EPA/DHA and half is a mystery. With Omegalyze each three-capsule serving is comprised of 524 mg EPA and 349 mg DHA. There’s 626 mg of other omega-3 in a serving, too, but the EPA and DHA are critical, and Species has them in good supply. But even more important than including sufficient quantity, these are pharmaceutical grade. Again, we’re back to quality: if your body cannot absorb and use these vital ingredients, what good are they to buy and swallow?
Use Species Nutrition Omegalyze with no doubts in your mind; this is the real deal.
Omegalyze will run you $40 for 180 capsules; Nitrolyze-S is $54.99 for 25 servings; Mineralyze costs $24.99 for 120 tablets. None of these are outrageously expensive to any degree, and considering their quality, are priced logically. Head to the Species Nutrition website, read Palumbo’s explanations of the science behind each of these, or if you prefer watching and listening, he’s inserted brief video clips on each individual product’s page. Either way, pay attention and learn.