Alpha Lion is known for making supplements that really stand out, especially in categories that are saturated with competition. From the formulas, flavors, and names to the packaging and manufacturing, they make sure every stone is left unturned before launching a product with their logo on it. While everyone else is bringing the “same old”, Alpha Lion delivers unique supplements that actually deliver results.
Not just a brand making pre workouts and fat burners!
Most people know Alpha Lion from their high-octane SuperHuman pre workout series, which features The SuperHuman Pre Workout, SuperHuman Supreme, and their most recent addition, SuperHuman Burn. These supplements are geared towards boosting your performance in the gym, and they do that job fantastically.
But what about overall health? After all, you can’t crush a workout if you’re not healthy enough to show up day in, day out with your armor on!
Alpha Lion Takes on Immune Health with SuperHuman Armor
Alpha Lion quickly realized that in order to truly be superhuman, you need to be more than just a beast in the gym. The SuperHuman pre workouts sure make you feel that way for 3-4 hours, but what about the other 20 hours in the day?
In our attempts to achieve SuperHuman status, we put additional stress on our systems. The body can only handle so much of it, and few people realize that high stress levels wreak havoc on your immune system’s ability to fight off foreign invaders such as bacteria or viruses. If there are two things that can cut your athletic career short, it’s illness or injury. Even if your immune system is strong now, and has the ability to take care of pathogens before they start causing damage, it never hurts to give it a little bit of help… especially as you age.
Alpha Lion hates missing workouts just as much as you do. So with all of the experience they’ve obtained over the years, they decided to create SuperHuman Armor, a supplement to equip you with some extra resources to fight back against various pathogens you may come across. And in true Alpha Lion form, they’re bringing something new to the table.
In this article we’re going to give you the complete rundown on what SuperHuman Armor has to offer. But before we do that, make sure to sign up for Alpha Lion news and deal alerts to stay updated with everything they have going on!
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SuperHuman Armor Ingredients
Just as you’d expect from a product with the name “SuperHuman” fronting it, this formula is stacked. It features several immune boosting ingredients backed by research at clinical dosages to provide the most amount of benefits.
Before we dive into what these ingredients can do, first realize that this is a supplement. Practicing proper hygiene, exercising regularly, eating high-protein nutrient-dense food without caloric excess, and getting adequate sleep are all crucial to being healthy and preventing illness. Let those good habits be your main weapons, and SuperHuman Armor will give you some extra protection. Just keep that in mind before deciding to purchase any supplement, they’re not magic, but can be very helpful.
With a total of 90 capsules, SuperHuman Armor is the first capsule based product under the SuperHuman name. The recommended serving size is three capsules per day, which gives you a full 30 day supply.
However, during certain times of the year, you may be at an increased risk of getting sick, such as cold/flu season, so you can even double the dose to six capsules for extra immune system support.
For this product analysis we’ll just go over the dosages in one serving. Here’s what three capsules of SuperHuman Armor will deliver to prepare you for battle!
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) – 500mg
One of the very first supplements most people turn to when they start feeling a little under the weather is vitamin C. And for a good reason!
Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient that takes on several roles within the body. It’s most known for being a potent antioxidant, which helps prevent free radicals from damaging your healthy cells, and for its immune boosting benefits![1-3] Research shows that vitamin C increases the activity of several cells involved in the adaptive and innate immune systems.[1-3]
Vitamin C’s Immune Boosting Benefits
Here are some of the ways vitamin C can supercharge your immune system to fight against foreign bacteria or viruses:
Increased phagocytic cell activity: enhanced microbial removal.
Needed for apoptosis: programmed cell death induced by natural killer cells to get rid of cells infected by a bacteria or virus.
Decreased necrosis/tissue damage.
Enhanced proliferation and differentiation of T-Cells and B-Cells: essential components of the adaptive immune system, which help you build up immunity.
Supports the epithelial barrier: decreases the chance of a pathogen entering into the cell.
Serves as a powerful antioxidant: protects against environmental oxidative stress.
Acts as a cofactor for monooxygenase and dioxygenase enzymes: contribute to the synthesis of collagen, carnitine, catecholamine hormones.
Vitamin C Deficiencies
Furthermore, it’s well documented that vitamin C deficiency leads to decreased immunity and increased risk of infection.[1,2] This is ultimately a double edged sword because infections can negatively impact vitamin C levels due to enhanced inflammation. Therefore, it may be a good idea to get in extra vitamin C when you’re sick, since your body is running through it rapidly. Supplementing with an adequate amount of vitamin C has been shown to help prevent and treat common illnesses such as respiratory or systemic conditions.
Not to mention vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, so you can take a fairly large amount and whatever your body does not use, it will just excrete what’s left over. Although it’s not too common today, a fatal disease known as scurvy can be caused by not getting enough vitamin C. It’s recommended to consume between 100-200mg of vitamin C per day to prevent becoming deficient. As you can see, Alpha Lion offers extra coverage by including 500mg in one serving. Some may mega-dose more, but Alpha Lion has far more tools in its chest to fill up these three capsules.
In summary, vitamin C is a very important micronutrient for staying healthy and ensuring your immune system is functioning properly! It’s a great ingredient to start off SuperHuman Armor!
Zinc (from zinc Bisglycintate) TRAACS® – 30mg
The next component of SuperHuman Armor is a hefty dose of zinc, as zinc bisglycinate, from Albion Human Nutrition.
The Real Amino Acid Chelate System!
After looking at the label, you’re probably wondering what TRAACS® stands for and why it’s important, well let us explain. TRAACS is a pneumonic for “The Real Amino Acid Chelate System” and it’s a patented method for testing Albion’s trademarked ingredients. It essentially helps ensure the quality, potency, purity, bioavailability, and safety of the mineral included in a product, in this case it’s zinc.
It turns out that minerals are not very well absorbed by the small intestine. So what TRAACS does is bind it to something that is well-absorbed — amino acids! In this case, it’s glycine. The small intestine has a far easier time absorbing glycine, and happily does so with zinc bisglycinate rather than cheaper forms of zinc like zinc oxide or even zinc gluconate.
This effectively “trojan horses” the zinc into your system to get it to where we want it. True Alpha Lion style. TRAACS does this with several minerals, but when it comes to the immune system, zinc is top of the list.
Now that you know this is a highly bioavailable form of zinc, let’s see what it can do to help strengthen your immune system!
The Benefits of Zinc
Zinc is a mineral that’s naturally occurring in several foods, such as oysters, red meat, and poultry. However, if you prefer to eat more of a plant based diet, then getting enough zinc on a daily basis may be an issue. Furthermore, foods that contain high amounts of phytic acid, an organic phosphate compound, can also negatively affect the absorption of zinc. So even if you think you’re getting enough from diet alone, depending on what else you’re eating, it may not be enough.
Research shows that zinc deficiency can lead to several negative health effects, including: decreased lean body mass and immune function, delayed wound healing, and reduced testosterone levels. It is clear that even a moderate zinc deficiency can cause adverse effects on several systems within the body, however your immune system likely suffers the most.
Getting adequate zinc through supplementation is highly recommended if you cannot fulfill your daily requirements from whole food. In regards to the immune system, zinc plays an essential role in ensuring that cells, such as natural killer (NK) cells, neutrophils, and macrophages, are functioning properly. All three cells we just listed are key components of the innate immune system, their job is to identify cells that have been infected by pathogens and get rid of them through apoptosis (cell death) or phagocytosis (engulfing). This helps prevent the infected cells from traveling throughout the body and harming other cells or organelles.
Furthermore, research shows zinc deficiency also negatively affects the proliferation and function of T-cells and B-cells. Both of these are involved in the adaptive immune system, and they help build immunity by creating antibodies. Lastly, zinc also acts as an antioxidant, meaning it can offer support for cell membranes, which protects them from the damage that can be caused by free radicals.
Alpha Lion is all about giving you the best ingredients on the market, and this is a prime example of that. They could have saved money by using any other form of zinc, but that’s just not what they do.
And again with SuperHuman Armor, you’re getting a great dose for maximum benefits! The combination of vitamin C and zinc are quite the immune boosters, but this next ingredient is really the star of the show!
EpiCor® Dried Fermentate (from Saccharomyces cerevisiae) – 500mg
EpiCor® is a whole food dried fermentate derived from saccharomyces cerevisiae, also commonly known as Baker’s or Brewer’s yeast, since it’s commonly used for baking, winemaking, and brewing.
Many know about yeast’s role in baking and fermentation, but many don’t know that it can pack a powerful immune boosting punch. Embria Health Sciences, the masterminds behind EpiCor, quickly realized that with all of the vitamins, polyphenols, beta-glucans, amino acids, and fibers contained within saccharomyces cerevisiae, it can significantly strengthen your immune system in various ways.
EpiCor® Human Clinical Trials
So far there have been at least seven human clinical that have shown 500mg of EpiCor taken daily has the ability to:
Alleviate allergy symptoms.
Increase secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) levels.
Reduce serum Immunoglobulin E level.
Decrease duration and frequency of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI).[13,14]
Rapidly enhance natural killer cell activity and antioxidant protection.
Improve symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort.
Act as a prebiotic to increase the amount of good bacteria in the gut.[16,17]
Reduce inflammation due to histamine release.
EpiCor® is starting to become extremely popular because several studies have revealed its wide variety of benefits. Embria Health Sciences even calls it “the multi-vitamin for your immune system”, which seems very fitting given all of the components it positively impacts. We argue that EpiCor® could even be a stand alone product as part of Alpha Lion’s Gains Candy Series. That’s how powerful it is.
Furthermore, what’s great about Embria Health Sciences is that they take quality, safety, and purity of ingredients just as serious as Alpha Lion. By seeing EpiCor® on the label, you know it’s gluten free, GMO free, BSA/TSA free, and OU Kosher, because they make it in their own cGMP-certified facility in the U.S.
500mg is exactly the dose you’re looking for, and it’s recommended to be taken with meals, once per day! So far SuperHuman Armor is looking unstoppable, but just wait– there’s more!
Watch the video below to find out how the EpiCor: the powerhouse immune multivitamin got discovered!
Elderberry Fruit Extract 4:1 (sambucus nigra) – 300mg
Sambucus Nigra, also known as European Elder or Elderberry, is a medicinal herb that’s traditionally been used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions and symptoms, such as inflammation, pain, swelling, infection, and diuresis. What’s really interesting about elderberry is that it consists of various components that do drastically different things.
For example, the berries are rich in flavonoids, polyphenols, vitamins, and antioxidants, which have been shown to be beneficial in treating bronchitis, sinusitis, and the flu (influenza). Whereas the bark, leaves, flowers, and stem contain sambunigrin, a glycoside that’s potentially harmful if consumed. But you can see right from the label, Alpha Lion is only using fruit extract, therefore expect to see some great health benefits!
Studies show elderberries can reduce the duration of cold and flu symptoms, increase the production of antibodies after pathogen exposure, and enhance immune system activity via boosting cytokine secretion. Furthermore, research concludes that elderberry has antiviral, antioxidant, anti inflammatory, and immunostimulatory effects.[19,20]
Elderberry is a very underrated ingredient, but it needs to be extracted properly. We’re excited Alpha Lion chose to utilize it in SuperHuman Armor, and at a 4:1 standardization nonetheless!
Echinacea purpurea extract (Root) – 200mg
Echinacea, also called purple coneflower, is another herb that’s commonly used to combat flu and cold symptoms due to its potent anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant, and immunostimulatory properties.[21,22] There are several species of echinacea, but the one included in the majority of dietary supplements is purpurea extract. Several studies have shown that supplementing with echinacea has the ability to decrease the duration and incidence of the common cold, in addition to preventing it all together.
For example, one study conducted in 2016 found that a standardized echinacea purpurea extract was able to reduce the number of cold episodes, number of days being sick, and decrease the need for other medications.
The main bioactive compounds responsible for achieving these positive effects are polysaccharides and alkamides. However, each have their own unique benefits they provide. Alkamides seem to be more linked to echinacea’s immunomodulatory effects, whereas polysaccharides tend to be tied to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Just like several of the other ingredients we discussed so far, studies have shown echinacea’s mechanism of action is strengthening the immune system via the activation of macrophages, leukocytes, NK cells, and neutrophils. These specialized cells are crucial for identifying and getting rid of pathogens and infected cells. Furthermore, the alkamides present in echinacea seem to stimulate cannabinoid type 2 receptors and increase cAMP, which are other proposed mechanisms for echinacae’s immune boosting effects.
Overall, echinacea is another effective ingredient to strengthen several components of your immune system.
Astaxanthin (from Haematococcus pluvialis algae) – 12mg
Astaxanthin is a naturally occuring keto carotenoid found in several foods including lobster, algae, crab, and salmon, and it’s the reason why they have a pink or reddish color. There are several other carotenoids that exist, and in general they all serve as color pigments. Astaxanthin can be biosynthesized by microalgae and phytoplankton, but it can also be synthesized by plants.
The most potent and highest quality form of astaxanthin is found in haematococcus pluvialis algae, and as you can see on the label, that’s exactly what SuperHuman Armor uses! It’s important to note that in order to cut costs, nearly 95% of astaxanthin available on the market is produced synthetically using petrochemicals, but there can be several safety risks associated with that form, so keep that in mind when looking for an astaxanthin supplement.
Beyond giving plants and animals their vibrant color, astaxanthin seems to have several health benefits, which are attributed to its numerous pharmacological effects, such as anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antioxidant, and antidiabetic properties. In addition, astaxanthin also offers protection for your skin and eyes, as well as your neurological and cardiovascular systems.
Several of astaxanthin’s benefits are attributed to its unique molecular structure. It seems to have higher antioxidant activity than other carotenoids, and thus is better able to preserve the integrity of cells’ membranes, which makes them more resistant to outside stressors.
Astaxanthin seems to be most powerful in protecting your skin, which is crucial since your skin is one of the largest organs in the body and serves as a barrier between the outside and inside world. If a pathogen can’t make it into the body in the very first place, then that’s the best case scenario. Finally, astaxanthin has been shown to prevent immunosuppression, and boost immune system activity by upregulating NK cell, T-lymphocytes, and antibody production.
You’re getting a host of health benefits with this ingredient that go well beyond preventing you from getting a cold.
SPECTRA™ Total ORAC Blend – 100mg
To round out this immune boosting powerhouse, we have 100mg of Spectra™ Total ORAC!
This ingredient is becoming quite popular in the sports supplement industry because of its potent antioxidant properties. Spectra was developed by Futureceuticals, a leading ingredient supplier. It’s a plant-based formula of various fruits, herbs, and vegetables that all come together to produce some profound health benefits. Spectra has been shown to boost cellular metabolic activity, while also defending against free radical synthesis and damage.
A study done in 2014 was conducted to determine the effects of Spectra on oxidative stress markers in 22 human participants. They were split up into two groups, one received 100mg of Spectra while the other were just given a placebo. At the end of the study, the researchers found that oral ingestion of Spectra significantly inhibited cellular and mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. ROS are a specific type of molecule that contains oxygen, but is very unstable, therefore it’s highly reactive. ROS can wreak havoc on healthy cells by bonding to them and destroying their membranes, DNA, and enzymes. Spectra has also been shown to increase nitric oxide concentration and reduce inflammation.
In summary, Spectra is a natural supplement that’s scientifically validated to provide several health benefits. As we mentioned, antioxidants strengthen the integrity of cell membranes to help them combat against oxidative stress and foreign pathogens.
The Super Human Health Stack
SuperHuman Armor is just a piece of what Alpha Lion offers to boost your health and performance. They also have a very underrated greens product called SuperHuman Greens, that’s perfect to take alongside SuperHuman Armor for the ultimate health stack!
Here’s a glimpse of what SuperHuman Greens Offers:
6000 mg Grass and Greens blend
2000 mg Carotenoid-Rich Vegetable blend
1000 mg Fruits + Vegetable blend
500 mg Sprouts + Sea Vegetable blend
500 mg Cruciferous Vegetable blend
680 mg Probiotics & Enzymes blend
With this dynamic duo, your immune system and digestive health will be supercharged to perform at an optimal level!
In addition, if you’re looking to prevent joint problems on top of the immunity question, we can’t speak any higher about Alpha Lion’s CYBORG joint supplement.
How Alpha Lion Does Immune
If playing the long game, health and longevity are a top priority. And if you’re constantly pounding away at the weights without focusing on the life factors — proper nutrition, sleep, hygiene, recovery, and stress management, don’t be surprised if your results rapidly plateau.
Ever since Alpha Lion started, they quickly became an influential brand and luckily, it was not all fancy marketing and advertising. Their supplements truly speak for themselves, because the formulas always overdeliver. With the early adoption of “SuperHuman” name, that term truly showcased what they’re all about. Of course a supplement cannot give you superpowers, but the pre workout sure can make you feel faster, stronger, energized, focused, and ready to tackle anything that comes your way. Yet we need to make it to the gym first!
Wage War Against Pathogens With SuperHuman Armor
Alpha Lion is ready to take SuperHuman to another level by expanding the line beyond just pre workouts. SuperHuman Armor is a very impressive formula, and one of the things we respect most about Alpha Lion is their commitment to quality. No matter what product you get from them, you know it was formulated for maximal results. Alpha Lion always uses transparent labels that feature ingredients backed by plenty of research at or above clinical dosages.
This just shows that being SuperHuman goes beyond getting a new personal record in the gym or adding an inch to your biceps. It’s about optimizing every aspect of your health, performance, and life. Alpha Lion has mastered developing products that outperform nearly anything else on the market, and SuperHuman Armor looks no different. The brand is always hungry to keep improving your game, so don’t be surprised if you start seeing a lot more products showcasing the SuperHuman title. PricePlow will make sure you stay up to date with everything Alpha Lion has in store for the future. All you have to do is subscribe below and you’ll get access to exclusive news, reviews, interviews, and deals!
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