"PERFORMANCE THAT PLAYS BY THE RULES"
Cordygen-VO2 ULTRA™ combines OxyCeps-ATP™ (our DNA certified, 100% organic, super concentrated HEAA - hydroxy ethyl adenosine analogs- rich) Cordyceps Hybrid (militaris & sinensis) with powerful extracts of Jiaogulan (gynostemma pentaphyllum), Rhodiola Rosea and balanced electrolytes. Cordygen-VO2 ULTRA™ is delivered via easy to swallow veggie capsules for ‘Rapid Release & Action!’
Whether you are a weekend warrior looking to run circles around your friends, a soccer mom looking for support during cardio sessions or an elite athlete looking for a "competitive secret weapon, " Cordygen-VO2 ULTRA™ will meet your performance needs!
- OxyCeps-ATP™ Dual Strain Cordyceps Hybrid (militaris & sinensis - US Grown)
- Support Endurance & Performance*
- Jiaogulan Enhanced
- Rhodiola Enhanced
- Balanced Electrolytes
- BSCG Certified Drug Free**
- 100% Natural & Tested Gluten Free
- Manufactured in the Pacific Northwest, USA
** Cordygen-VO2 ULTRA™ proudly participates in the BSCG's Certified Drug Free program. Please check the BSCG's website for certified lot #'s at the link below. BSCG Millennium Sport Technologies
Contains zero sugar, salt, yeast, egg, milk, soy or wheat. Tested Gluten Free!
Suggested Use: Assess your tolerance one capsule at a time. For best results take 1 to 3 capsules 45-60 minutes prior to endurance event, cardiovascular activity, MMA event or weightlifting. If stomach sensitivity occurs, reduce dosage or take with food. Reduce dosage when taking with other cordyceps containing products. Smaller athletes should use a reduced dosage.
Stacking Suggestion: For optimal performance Cordygen-VO2 ULTRA™ may be stacked with CRE-02™, INFINIT-E™, Agmatine-ELITE™, Carnage-ELITE™, NitroCeps-ELITE™ or RagNOrok-ULTRA™.
Warning: This product is only intended to be consumed by healthy adults 18 years of age or older. If pregnant or nursing consult your doctor before use. Consult your physician before starting any supplement regimen, especially if you suffer from any disease. Do not use this product if you have a known allergy to any of its ingredients. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN!
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, excess heat or humidity. Slight color variations from batch to batch is normal.
To report an adverse even call 1-800-249-7918
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease.
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Like all of our products, Cordygen-VO2 ULTRA™ is proudly manufactured in a cGMP facility in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, USA!
Cordygen-VO2 ULTRA™ contains our dual strain hybrid (OxyCeps-ATP) that combines Cordyceps militaris and Cordyceps sinensis.
Cordygen5™ is formulated for athletes that need long term oxygen utilization and ATP regeneration. It is protected in a delayed release capsule which requires 60-90 minutes to kick in and is “best used daily” for optimal performance.
Cordygen-VO2 ULTRA™ is delivered by a rapid release veggie capsule and is stronger and faster acting on a “dose to dose” basis than Cordygen5™. It’s typically better suited for the athlete who doesn’t want to use a product everyday. The addition of Jiaogulan and Rhodiola along with the beefed up dose of OxyCeps-ATP™ hybrid cordyceps makes Cordygen-VO2 ULTRA™ more versatile for strength athletes too.
Cordygen-NanO2™ contains our strongest and fastest acting cordyceps for use on a “dose to dose” basis. It kicks in for most athletes in as little as 5-10 minutes and is best suited for those who want great effects, but don’t want to use a product on a daily basis.
Cordygen-NanO2 ELITE™ - IS THE BEST WE MAKE! Like Cordygen-NanO2™, it contains our 16: 1extract, dual strain hybrid (militaris & sinensis) OxyCeps-NanO2™, but it also incorporates ActiGin to help rev the product's effects up.
What we call the " NOT SO GOOD STUFF"! Nearly all inferior cordyceps strains are cultured in a process known as liquid cultivation or fermentation. This process uses a liquid substrate to grow the cordyceps mycelium in a very speedy 5-18 days, yielding low levels of active constituents. The cordyceps mycelium is then harvested by filtering out the liquid medium, drying it and grinding it into a powder. By filtering out the liquid medium many of the quality compounds secreted by the cordyceps are lost. It is usually further processed using hot water or solvents resulting in the loss of nearly 90% of the active constituents of which it had few of to begin with due to the fast liquid culturing process. This is not a good thing and is typically what you find in cheap, inferior overseas produced cordyceps. Typically these inferior products only quantify cordycepic acid (3% to 7%) on their label.
THE GOOD STUFF! The cordyceps species in Cordygen5™ are grown here in the U.S. using a solid state (solid substrate) or biomass method. This is a much slower culturing method where the cordyceps is grown on a sterilized solid medium such as organic grain. The cordyceps is allowed to consume the solid substrate while being subjected to temperature and gas changes (O2 and CO2) to simulate its native high altitude conditions. This process typically takes between 22 and 24 weeks (nearly 6 months) before the cordyceps is ready for harvest. When the cordyceps mycelium is ready to harvest it has consumed more than 98% of the solid medium in which it was cultured on. The residual substrate is then removed yielding 100% pure, super potent cordyceps material with extremely high concentrations of active constituents from every facet of its life cycle. This process allows Cordygen5™ to exceed the effectiveness of other cordyceps products on the market by up to 95%.
Note: Beware! not all biomass cultured strains are created equal. Just because a product says "biomass" doesn't mean it has been exposed to gas and temperature changes (altitude simulation) or cultured long enough to be optimally effective. Buyer beware!
Yes! Every strain of Cordyceps in every MST product is DNA certified to guarantee that you're getting exactly what you're paying for. All mushroom species used in our products are third-party DNA certified through the U.S. National Institute of Health – National Center for Biotechnology Genebank (NCBI). Not only is it DNA certified, it's grown correctly! -- Buyer Beware! Just because a competitor has DNA certified material, doesn't mean it was grown correctly to optimize its active constituents.
After assessing your tolerance, we recommend taking a 1-3 capsules of Cordygen-VO2 ULTRA™ 45-60 minutes before any activity where oxygen utilization and ATP support are needed. Most athletes report increases in oxygen utilization, endurance and performance in as little as a one (1) capsule dose. For best results Cordygen-VO2 ULTRA™ should be taken on non training days as well, but you can reduce the dose to 1 capsule.
Yes, Cordygen-VO2™ is 100% legal. Cordygen-VO2 ULTRA is formulated and manufactured without the use of any banned substances and isn’t banned by any sport sanctioning body.
Absolutely! There is no comparison between Cordygen-VO2 ULTRA™ and the sub-standard weak cordyceps strains and products polluting market. If you aren’t buying a cordyceps product from MST then you are wasting your money. Cordygen-VO2 ULTRA™, Cordygen-NanO2™ and Cordygen5™ contain up to 95% more active constituents than the majority of cordyceps products. Just because it says “cordyceps” doesn’t mean it is effective.
You will feel the effects of Cordygen-VO2 ULTRA™ with the very first dose but it does take about 4 consecutive days of supplementation before maximum effects can be felt. Full effects from each dose may last as long as 8 hours and residual effects may be felt as long as 12 hours later. You may notice that you lose some of the effects when you discontinue use but gains in VO2 Max from your increased training threshold should remain with you.
Technically, NO. Cordyceps has an anti-fungal property so people with candida overgrowth will find that cordyceps may kill off candida and cause die off symptoms. These die off symptoms usually manifest as loose stool or diarrhea with a mild headache. If you experience these symptoms while taking cordyceps it's a sign of an underlying candida issue. We suggest reducing the dose or discontinuing the product until the candida overgrowth is under control.*
We all know that the better the body processes and utilizes oxygen the more efficient it can metabolize fuel including fat. There is solid clinical evidence that jiaogulan and cordyceps may increase fat loss due to the increased ability to burn fat for fuel during cardiovascular exercise. This may also be one of the reasons that endurance athletes don’t hit the wall as soon during intense long term training or competition when using these compounds.*
No. Cordygen-VO2 ULTRA™, Cordygen-NanO2™ and Cordygen5™ do not contain any animal product or byproduct and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Jiaogulan (gynostemma pentaphyllum) is known China and Japan as the "Immortality Herb" and may have countless benefits. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Jiaogulan is used to support healthy cardiac and lung function, oxygen utilization, endurance, stamina, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, immune function, sleep, sexual prowess, mental clarity, overall energy and in the prevention of altitude sickness caused by hypoxia.*
Jiaogulan is a powerful adaptogen containing 82 known saponins called gypenosides. Many of these gypenosides including 3, 4, 8 & 12 are responsible for Jiaogulan’s positive effect on oxygen absorption and utilization. Clinical studies have shown Jiaogulan to effectively support cardiac function increasing heart stroke volume by 37%, overall cardiac output by 21% and bolstering ejection fraction 13% while decreasing heart rate 10% and maintaining normal blood pressure. Jiaogulan also shows ability to increase nitric oxide synthase which can lead to increased nitric oxide levels to further support cardiovascular function. This shows the powerful ability of Jiaogulan to effectively and efficiently deliver oxygenated blood to the muscles for optimal endurance and performance.*
Jiaogulan displays powerful antioxidant properties bolstering endogenous SOD (superoxide dismutase) levels in clinical trials. SOD is a powerful antioxidant that has been shown in studies to be directly related to longevity. The increase in SOD levels increase the overall value of Jiaogulan in Cordygen-VO2-ULTRA™ because it may aid in quenching exercise induced free radicals.*
Studies conducted in Japan, China and Germany showed continuous use of Jiaogulan to have a positive influence on lipid, glucose & cholesterol metabolism leading to positive fat loss and cardiovascular health. The combination of lipid and glucose metabolism with increased oxygen utilization make Jiaogulan the perfect fit for Cordygen-VO2 ULTRA™ and anyone who needs accelerated fat loss during aerobic exercise. Clinics in Japan and China use Jiaogulan's effect on blood sugar and lipid metabolism to aid in weight loss for the obese and weight gain in the frail and have proven that Jiaogulan can help athletes gain and retain lean muscle mass due to aiding nutrient assimilation. 20 plus studies in China and Japan have also shown even small amounts of Jiaogulan may decrease LDL cholesterol levels and may increase healthy HDL levels with great efficiency providing more cardiovascular health benefits.*
Rhodiola Rosea (also known as Tibetan Rhodiola) is a cooling adaptogen that has been used by the many cultures including Tibetan Sherpas, the Chinese and Russians to increase the capacity for work. Studies have shown Rhodiola Rosea, even in small amounts, can have a positive effect on oxygen absorption, saturation and utilization. Rhodiola supplementation in clinical studies has shown the ability to increase ATP 17% and creatine phosphate (CP) 45% above baseline levels. Rhodiola has also shown to increase muscle glycogen levels 53% while decreasing lactic acid 18% and ammonia 60%. Rhodiola has the unique ability to promote mental clarity, focus and willingness to work and perform by supporting natural serotonin & dopamine levels. Proper neurotransmitter levels are crucial to keeping your head in the game.*
120 VO2-CAPS (Veggie Caps)
60 VO2-CAPS (Veggie Caps)