5% Nutrition Stage Ready Diuretic: Lose Water Weight But Keep Electrolytes

Excess water weight can be extremely annoying for some, and for others it can be the difference between winning and losing. The late Rich Piana won Mr. California in 1998, and that win came as a result of years of relentless hardcore training coupled with a religious-like attention to nutrition. Prior to competition, even with all of his training and proper dietary habits, Rich still understood that excess water could derail his chance of winning or placing.

To ensure that he could shed excess water, Rich used a powerful combination of diuretic ingredients that included dandelion root, shavegrass, and uva ursi extract. Only then would he ripped and ready for the stage — or stage ready.

5% Nutrition Stage Ready

Are you stage ready? Get there with a diuretic that actually replaces lost electrolytes!

Time is ticking – are you Stage Ready?

5% Nutrition preserves Rich Piana’s legacy in each of the products they release, and that includes Stage Ready. The company uses only the most effective and safest ingredients available. And, as always, they adhere to the philosophy, “Go big or go home”.

Diuretics, heat, and replenishing electrolytes

Stage Ready’s powerful formula is detailed below, and includes some of the ingredients discussed above, but more. The supplement even includes a Sweat It Out Complex that includes some spice from cayenne pepper and grains of paradise extracts, yet doesn’t neglect to include an electrolyte matrix that we rarely see in diuretic supplements.

5% Nutrition’s Stage Ready Diuretic is a water-shedding supplement powerful enough for the elite athlete trying to get rid of every ounce of excess water prior to a competition yet safe enough for the everyday athlete looking to lose a few pesky pounds. You can read more about the ingredients below, but first, sign up to receive PricePlow’s 5% Nutrition news.

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Rich Piana’s 5% Nutrition Stage Ready Ingredients

Now let’s take a look at the ingredients that make up 5% Nutrition’s Stage Ready — the following doses come in a six capsules (you can always take less):

  • Dandelion Extract – 600 milligrams

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    Six capsules! 5% Nutrition Stage Ready Ingredients adds electrolytes, which take up a lot of capsule space but are well worth it

    Dandelion extract, also known as “Taraxacum officinale”, increases urination frequency. Dandelion, with its long history in Asia, Europe, and the Americas , is not a typical diuretic. It contains vitamins,minerals, and potassium, one of the important electrolyte minerals.[1]

  • Shave Grass Powder – 550 milligrams

    Shave grass powder, also known as horsetail, has several uses uses but for centuries, people have been using it for its diuretic properties.[2]

  • Uva Ursi Extract – 450 milligrams

    Also known as bearberry, Uva Ursi is the low growing evergreen shrub that has many benefits, but it’s mainly recognized as a diuretic for its ability to flush fluids from the body.[3]

  • Juniper Berry Extract – 200 milligrams

    Juniper Berry, which originates from the evergreen tree, has traditionally been used as a spice. It know in the supplement world for providing digestive support.[4]

  • Buchu Extract – 150 milligrams

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    This is a powerful diuretic supplement that actually adds back electrolytes and includes thermogenic heat!

    Buchu comes from South Africa. It acts as a diuretic,supports digestion and, like Uva Ursi, helps detoxify the body.

  • Cranberry Powder – 125 milligrams

    Cranberry, another product derived from the North American evergreen shrub, provides several benefits but is believed to be a potent diuretic.[5]

  • Green Coffee Bean – 100 milligrams

    Green coffee beans are unroasted coffee beans, which means the active ingredient, chlorogenic acid, remains intact. Research shows that chlorogenic acid helps reduce carbohydrate absorption. Studies in animals suggest it improves adiponectin functioning, which is a primary fat-burning hormone in the body.[6,7]

  • Sweat It Out Complex

    Now here’s an incredible addition to a diuretic supplement – two thermogenic ingredients shown to heat you up, increase energy expenditure, and burn more fat!

    • Cayenne Pepper Fruit Extract – 50 milligrams

      Cayenne Pepper Extract contains the active ingredient capsicum, which stimulates and increases core body temperature (a process known as thermogenesis).[8,9]

    • Paradoxine Grains of Paradise Extract – 30 milligrams

      Grains of Paradise Energy Expenditure

      Energy expenditure change (ΔEE) after oral ingestion of Grains of Paradise.[10] This spice helps melt away those stubborn pounds!

      Grains of paradise is an herb that originates in West Africa and is often used as a cooking spice. It contains an active phenol compound known as 6-paradol, a high quality, stim-free, herbal fat loss ingredient that stimulates thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue (BAT). Per 5% Nutrition’s site, it supports mood elevation on top of its weight loss effects as it helps convert stored fat (as WAT, or white adipose tissue) to the thermogenic BAT, which burns more energy.[10,11]

      We’re big proponents of grains of paradise as a stimulant-free thermogenic fat burning agent, and you can read more in our article titled Grains of Paradise: Fat Fighting Spice of the Goddesses.

  • Electrolyte Matrix

    Stage Ready contains 1,382 milligrams of electrolytes, including calcium carbonate, potassium citrate, magnesium oxide, and coconut water concentrate. This formula helps your body replace the electrolytes lost after excess water is eliminated, since you will be urinating out far more than just water alone when using the diuretic.

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    For those who are willing to do whatever it takes.

    While this matrix will take up two capsules in the six capsule serving, it’s a very unique and beneficial addition that we almost never see in diuretic supplements.

Get rid of the excess water…but stay hydrated

5% Nutrition’s Stage Ready is a powerful formula designed to rid the body of excess water, but includes electrolytes that ensure you’ll stay hydrated. Added electrolytes is not something you’ll find in most other diuretics, but it’s definitely not a surprise coming from the brand launched by Rich Piana.

This launch was hot off of the 5% Nutrition Core series, which, unlike other brands, included more than single ingredients, as evidenced by the 5% Nutrition Core Nootropic, which would feel great to stack in when dieting and add some extra choline support.

Next, we’ll be covering the new 5% Nutrition Shred Time Fat Burner, so stay tuned to our 5% Nutrition news below!

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About the Author: Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is an n=1 diet experimenter with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several experiments done on himself while sharing lab tests.

Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public. Mike is currently experimenting with a low Vitamin A diet.

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