The following is an advertisement provided by EPO BOOST
By Mark Hansen
Athletes of all ages and from all sports have long sought ways to improve their performance through nutritional supplements and creative training strategies. Some athletes have gone as far as using synthetic drugs and blood doping to gain an advantage. A new supplement developed for competitive athletes that claims to give athletes an edge is generating controversy.
The product that has been producing so much debate is EPO-BOOST – an all natural supplement developed by U.S. based Biomedical Research Laboratories. EPO is industry shorthand for erythropoietin, a hormone produced by the kidneys that regulates red blood cell (RBC) production.
Increasing red blood cell production has long been the focus of competitive athletes due to the impact that RBC levels have on oxygen intake and utilization. The greater the red blood cell production, the greater the body’s ability to absorb oxygen, which in turn gives an athlete more strength and endurance. Strength and endurance are precious resources to any athlete. Thus competitive athletes have tried various techniques to gain an advantage by increasing EPO and RBC levels.
Traditional techniques for boosting RBC levels include synthetic drugs and blood doping. These practices are both dangerous and banned by organized sports associations. The makers of EPO-BOOST claim that their patent-pending formula is all-natural and is clinically shown to safely increase erythropoietin levels, resulting in greater strength and endurance.
The scientific evidence behind EPO-BOOST does seem to be compelling. A 28-day double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial, performed by Dr. Whitehead from the Department of Health and Human Performance at Northwestern State University, showed that the active ingredient in EPO-BOOST increased EPO production by over 90% compared to the group taking the placebo¹. The supplement group also showed dramatic improvements in athletic performance (as measured by VO2max and running economy).
Since its release last year, competitive athletes have raved about this new supplement, which offers all the benefits of greater EPO levels with none of the dangerous side effects or legal trouble. John Hatchitt, a masters cyclist for CA Pools/Dewalt claimed an increased tolerance to fatigue after taking EPO-BOOST. John stated, “I have been able to push a bigger gear for longer durations with EPO-BOOST!”
Mr. Hatchitt is not alone in his praise of the product. Craig Howie, a triathlon coach from Colorado stated, “In my 15 years of coaching and racing in triathlon I have tried countless products to improve performance, but EPO-BOOST is by far the best. I can hold my high end race speeds for longer periods of time!”
Not everyone is so endeared to the product. Several athletes have said the supplement gives some athletes an unfair advantage. They describe the performance improvements as “unnatural” and pointed to athletes from cycling and long distance running as evidence that people are catching onto the supplement and using it for a competitive advantage.
A company spokesman, speaking off the record, admitted that the product doesn’t work overnight and that most athletes won’t see the extreme performance enhancements for a few weeks. In a world infatuated with instant success, that kind of realistic admission might cost some sales but is likely to keep customers happy.
While the controversy over the advantage athletes using EPO-BOOST are obtaining is unlikely to go away anytime soon, one thing is for sure; blood doping and synthetic drugs are a thing of the past now that amateurs and professionals alike can tap into a natural product that generates Olympian-like strength and endurance.
Any athlete can use EPO-BOOST without a prescription and without changing a diet or exercise regimen. The company offers an unparalleled guarantee. Athletes can use the product for a full 90 days and if not completely satisfied, send back whatever product is remaining – even an empty bottle – and get a ‘no questions asked’ refund.
Biomedical Research Laboratories accepts orders from its website at www.EPOBOOST.com A company spokesman confirmed a special offer: if you order this month, you’ll receive free enrollment into the company’s Elite Athlete Club where you’ll qualify to receive a full 25% discount on all your bottles of EPO-BOOST. And so you don’t go a day without EPO-BOOST in your system – increasing your endurance, you’ll automatically receive a fresh bottle every 30-days and your credit card will be billed the Elite Athlete Club Member Price of $44.95 plus S/H – not the $59.95 fee non-members have to pay. There are no minimum amounts of bottles to buy and you can cancel at any time. Visit www.EPOBOOST.com or call 1-800-780-4331 to order today.
¹ Whitehead et al. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab, 17 (2007): 378-9.