What makes 5star4mula a high quality supplement company?
5star4mula is a Canadian company created by hardworking athletes. With the primary purpose of consuming high quality and trustworthy supplements,
a partnership is established with resource companies to create unique formulas. 5star4mula is constantly working on new formulas to improve health and performance.
- High quality raw materials
- Sweetened with Stevia
- NPN for all products
- Excellent tasting flavors
- No aftertaste or dry mouth
- Made in Canada
What is the difference between your two BCAA Formulas?
The Muscle-Up is great for high-intensity weight training. It has 100mg of caffeine to provide an energy boost, while L-carnitine and raspberry ketones turn fat cells to energy. The Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) help to prevent muscle tearing promote muscle growth, and speed recovery times.
The Hydrate has the same BCAA bene ts of the Muscle- Up, but without the caffeine. It is also vegan because
it’s made with vegetable based ingredients. Instead of focusing on weight loss, the Hydrate has electrolytes to replenish positive ions like Sodium, Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium. It has 7g of BCAA per 9.2g serving, which is one of the best BCAA ratios on the market to help you reach your fitness goals faster.
What are the benefits of the Muscle-Up?
- Increases energy
- Recover faster from a work out
- Revitalizes muscles
- Prevents muscle breakdown
- Increases the absorbtion of protein
What are the benefits of BCAA Hydrate?
- Restores hydration levels in the body
- Recover faster from a work out
- Revitalizes muscles
- Prevents muscle breakdown
- Increases the absorption of protein
What are BCAAs for?
BCAAs are interesting because they are metabolized in your muscles, rather than your liver. This means
that BCAAs, without requiring much digestion or “treatment”, can be relied upon as an actual energy source during exercise and could thus avoid premature muscle rupture. They help your muscular endurance, prevent muscular degradation, increase the absorption of protein ingested after training and refuel the energy in the muscle.
When should Muscle-Up be used in relation to BCAA Hydrate?
We recommend taking the Muscle-Up approximately 10-15 minutes before or during training as the caffeine in the formula will provide an energy boost. As for BCAA hydrate, it can be consumed at any time of the day, before and after workouts. It is even good to consume the BCAA hydrate during days without training to saturate your muscles in BCAA. It is by saturating the muscles that results will be optimized.
Is Fired-Up an intense pre-workout formula that gives a bad "high" and an elevated heart rate?
Fired-Up is a pre-training formula designed specifically for high intensity training. With 200mg of caffeine, this formula gives a good dose of energy without heart palpitations. The addition of beta-alanine, which serves to increase the lactic acid threshold, combined with L-Citrulin to optimize oxygen supply to the muscle, Fired-Up is a pre-training formula perfect to surpass yourself during any type of training.
Can the muscle-up be used pre-workout?
For some people the 100mg of caffeine in the muscle-up may give a sufficient boost before a training session. However, a flavor arrangement was specially designed between the Fired-Up and Muscle-Up. The 3 flavors of the 2 products are exactly the same in order to be able to dose the exact number of caffeine milligrams that one would like to consume pre-training. Example: Taking a half portion of the Fired-Up with a full portion of the Muscle-Up, we would look at a total of 200mg of caffeine ((200/2) +100) while also getting all the benefits of our BCAA supplement.
Do you have a Lactose Free Whey Protein?
The protein 5starISOLATE and 5starWHEY are whey proteins. Beware, it is impossible to have a lactose
free whey protein. To have a lactose free protein, we must therefore speak of vegetable protein or beef protein. If people with lactose intolerance still want to consume a whey protein, we recommend the ISOLATE protein. (Please refer to question # 9 and # 10 for more information on 5STAR4MULA protein formulas).
What are the differences between ISOLATE and WHEY proteins?
Unlike the WHEY protein, the Isolate protein goes through a filtration process, which gives it a higher percentage of purity than the WHEY. This filtration process ensures that it contains less lactose which decreases the amount of carbohydrates. In addition, the Isolate protein has fewer grams of fat per serving due to its increased purity, hence making it more absorbable. Both protein formulas have their benefits and are high quality. The Isolate remains a product of higher quality than the Whey since it is more pure.
Does your protein cause bloating?
Due to the high percentage of purity of our high quality protein, it is digested much more easily than a medium or low quality protein. Moreover, adding no unnecessary ingredients also promotes digestion. Finally, lactase, which is a digestive enzyme promoting the digestion of lactose, has been added to our formulas in order to avoid bloating and aid in digestion.
Will the Slimmer help me lose weight, what will happen if I stop consuming it?
The Slimmer is a healthy supplement that promotes
fat loss and but is not a fat burner. A fat burner is mostly a pill of ephedrine and caffeine that speeds
up the metabolism and as soon as consumption is stopped, water retention is created and the lost weight is immediately regained. The Slimmer uses 3 different ways to lose fat without causing water retention.
How does the Slimmer work? What makes me lose weight?
The Slimmer uses 3 different ways that promoting fat loss without causing water retention.
First, the ingredients L-Carnitine and raspberry ketones mobilize fat cells to transform them into energy. We
are really targeting the adipose cells with the Slimmer. Secondly, garcinia cambogia, which is a small Asian fruit, helps control appetite. We will feel fuller faster, and the cravings for sweet and salty late in the evening are mitigated. Finally, since the product is made from green tea extracts, green coffee seeds and caffeine, this accelerates the metabolism in order to burn fat more quickly and burn continuously, even when the system is at rest.
By calculating the caffeine found in the green tea, and green coffee beans, one obtains 174mg of caffeine per portion of Slimmer. This is roughly equivalent to a large cup of coffee.
When should the Slimmer be consumed?
Preferably in the morning or early afternoon. It is suggested to replace one of the coffees or energy drinks in the day with a portion of Slimmer. It is an excellent natural product that gives a small energy boost due to its light caffeine content, the Slimmer is the perfect product to help lose a little extra fat.
I already eat enough fish, why would I consume Omega-3?
In order to consume enough Omega-3 in a day, fish, nuts, seeds and specific oils should be eaten each
day and in every meal to reach the recommended minimums. For an average active person, it is recommended to consume a minimum of 500 to 800mg of EPA / DHA to maintain good health.
What is the recommended dose for Omega-3?
Several studies show that a minimum of 2 grams per day of EPA / DHA helps the body decrease its triglyceride levels in the blood. This has the effect of reducing inflammation and promoting weight loss.
Why buy Omega-3s at $29.99 when I can get them elsewhere for $15?
You need to pay attention to what type of Omega-3 (fish oils) you buy for the following reasons: when Omega-3 capsules are exposed to light or heat, fish oil oxidizes more quickly which greatly reduces the benefits of Omega-3. It is therefore necessary to try to choose an opaque or dark container. In addition, the types of fish used in fish oil is extremely important. 5star4mula makes sure to use a fish oil made with small fish that are at the beginning of the food chain. Being at the beginning of the chain, its fish contain no dioxins or heavy metals.
Why do you call the 3 products: Omega-3, Magnesium + and VitaminD3, the essential trio?
Vitamin D is a supplement that helps the absorption
of calcium and helps to keep it in the bones. It also helps the immune system, the cardiovascular system and the cognitive functions. In addition to being absorbed easier in the presence of a fatty substance like Omega-3, it requires magnesium to be transformed into its active form in order to be useful. The Magnesium helps with nerve transmissions, muscle contractions, relaxing the nervous system and promoting the metabolism of lipids and sugars. Lipid metabolism refers to the chemical processes through which the body is able to degrade and assimilate fat. Finally, the vitamin B6 found in the formula assists in the assimilation of magnesium as well as zinc contained in Magnesium +. In addition, Vitamin B6 combines with the Omega-3 to combat the fatty inflammation of the body.
Does your magnesium act as a laxative?
Several magnesium supplements on the market are of poor quality, this gives a laxative effect since these types of magnesium have low absorption rates. In order to avoid this undesirable effect, 5star4mula uses magnesium bisglycinate. This type of magnesium is of very high quality and has one of the best absorption rates among the different types of magnesium that you can find on the market.
Do you have a supplement that can improve the quality of my sleep?
Magnesium + is a very interesting formula to increase the quality of sleep. The vitamin B6 in the formula improves the absorption of magnesium whose main purpose is to relax the nervous system. This formula allows you to get a deeper sleep and fall asleep quicker.
When should I consume magnesium?
Health Canada recommends consuming magnesium 30 to 45 minutes before bedtime. It can also be consumed at the end of a training to calm the nervous system. Splitting the daily dose between post-workout and before bed is another option.
Why should I consume Vitamin-D during summer?
North America is one of the regions of the Earth with the least exposure to the sun. Even in summer, the dose of Vitamin D received due to exposure to the sun is much lower than the average of other countries. Several studies show a lot of benefits with vitamin-D supplementation. It is recommended to consume between 5000 and 6000ui per day in winter while 3000 to 5000ui per day is recommended in summer.
I’ve always been told that vitamin D is essentiel but i do not see the need to get it. Why should i consume this product?
Vitamin D is a supplement that helps in the absorption of calcium. It also helps the immune system, the cardiovascular system and the cognitive functions.
Can I consume the CREAtion creatine complex without creating water retention?
CREAtion is a formula with 4 types of creatine. Using creatines that are much more soluble in water than monohydrate creatine alone allows the formula to absorb more easily and the body uses less water in order to transport the molecules to the muscles.
Do I have to cycle the CREAtion creatine complex or can I take it continuously?
CREAtion can be consumed according to recommended doses without cycling.
Why is your CREAtion creatine complex more expensive compared to creatine monohydrate on the market?
5star4mula has always offered high quality supplements that differentiate themselves from others. This is why we use 4 types of creatine with different absorption rates. In addition, the active black pepper extract maximizes the transport of molecules to the muscles. Finally, HMB calcium is added to the formula to reduce muscle fiber damage caused by resistance training.
What is the HMB in the CREAtion creatine complex product?
HMB is a derivative of Leucine that helps the body reduce the damage caused by stress training which improves the speed of recovery and the development of muscles.
What certifications do you have for your products?
5star4mula works in conjunction with a pharmaceutical grade lab that has several certifications including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). In addition, an application for (NPN) Natural Product Number is sent to Health Canada for every product authorizing the recommended purposes and product license.
What type of sweetener do you use in your products?
In order to offer high quality products, 5star4mula uses Stevia (a natural sweetener that comes from the plant of Stevia rebaudiana). This high quality natural sweetener allows you to train at high intensity while consuming natural health products without creating an insulin imbalance.