Prime Alpha is the brand new muscle, bone and joint strengthening formula by German Pharma. It is designed for those who want to accelerate their training progress, attain a leaner physique, and support injury prevention and recovery. This article will explore the evidence supporting how this natural supplement can promote these benefits and help you feel on top of your game, without the side effects associated with this type of product.
What Is Prime Alpha?
Prime Alpha has been formulated to provide muscle development and joint support. However, instead of containing an understudied harsh compound, Prime Alpha contains three natural yet highly researched extracts that unleash advantages without the associated risks. Prime Alpha is a completely organic plant formula that does not augment hormones above and beyond the natural realm, and therefore does not cause any related side effects.
The Benefits of Prime Alpha
Prime Alpha is formulated to;
- Accelerate Muscle Growth & Strength
- Strengthen Joints & Bones
- Increase Libido
- Boost Energy Levels
- Reduce Body Fat
What Is The Prime Alpha Formula?
The Prime Alpha formula is a combination of three plant extracts. This first belongs to the grape family and is called Cissus Quadrangularis, which can be found in parts of Asia and Africa. The second is a cruciferous vegetable extract found in the plateaus of the Peruvian Andes mountain range, called Maca plant, which is also known as Lepidium Meyenii. The third is Fenugreek, which is a plant extract that grows predominately in india.
Benefits of Cissus Quadrangularis
Most of Cissus Quadrangularis’ benefits are attributed to its diverse antioxidants, phenols, tannins, carotenoids, and ketosterone content. Cissus Quadrangularis is most celebrated for its joint strengthening and pain relieving properties, but it may also be able to promote a leaner physique. Let's explore the academic research to assess the effects of this extract.
Find out more about this supplement in the Cissus Quadrangularis guide.
Promotes Stronger Joints, Bones & Faster Healing
Exercise places our bones and joints under a lot of stress, therefore injury prevention and management is essential for active individuals.
Cissus Quadrangularis extract supplementation has been shown to reduce exercise-induced joint pain in active men with previously diagnosed joint pain (1), which is great news for anyone suffering from recurring knee or shoulder discomfort. It may unleash this benefit due to its ability to reduce inflammatory markers related to joint swelling (2), and may be more effective than conventional anti-inflammatory medications for this purpose (3).
Furthermore, Cissus Quadrangularis has also been shown to accelerate the healing of fractured bones (4), and prevent bone loss by improving bone density (5). This demonstrates the sheer power Cissus Quadrangularis has in relation to boosting bone and joint strength.
Promotes Increased Muscle & Reduced Fat Mass
One of Prime Alpha's many benefits is that it can promote a more desirable muscle to fat mass ratio, and this is largely supported by the high dose of Cissus Quadrangularis found in each serving.
Scientific research has found Cissus Quadrangularis to significantly accelerate fat loss, regardless of diet (6), curb appetite and increase lean muscle mass (7). This is likely due to its ability to increase blood 5-HT and creatinine. Just 300mg per day has been shown to unleash these effects.
Cissus Quadrangularis Side Effects
Cissus Quadrangularis is a popular supplement with great user experience. So far there is limited research examining long-term safety, but supplementing up to 10 weeks appears to be safe. Although there have been reports of headaches, gas, dry mouth, diarrhoea and insomnia. Consult with a health professional before supplementing.
Benefits of Organic Black Maca
Organic Black Maca is becoming increasingly popular in recent times for many reasons, particularly regarding libido and mood enhancement. These benefits are somewhat supported by research, however it may be able to deliver much more. Let's explore some scientific research.
Improves Sexual Function
A systemic review of randomised controlled trials, also known as the gold standard of research, indicated that Maca improves sexual function in men and women. This study showed Maca to have a positive effect on desire in healthy individuals, and combat erectile dysfunction in men (8). This suggests that Maca may be an effective natural aphrodisiac.
Improves Athletic Performance
There was a study that assessed Maca’s ability to improve endurance performance and sexual desire in triained cyclists. 8 particpants completed a 40km cycling trial before and after 14 days of Maca extract supplementaiton and placebo in a cross-over trial. Those who supplemented with Maca significantly improved their cycling time and sexual desire score compared to the baseline test (9). This demonstrates that Maca may have the ability to augment physiological processes in favour of greater energy levels and power output.
Improves Energy, Mood & Health
Alongside being an aphrodisiac and natural performance enhancer, Maca may also be able to improve sense of well-being and overall health. Consumption of Black Maca has been shown to improve mood, energy and health status, when supplemented for 12 weeks. It was even associated with improvements in health-related quality of life score (10). This will help you have a productive workout and feel on top of your game.
Maca Root Side Effects
Maca is not associated with any adverse health implication and is unlikely to cause side effects in appropriate doses. However, maca root is not advised for those with hypothyroidism. Consult with a health professional before supplementing.
Benefits of Fenugreek
Fenugreek has been used in alternative and traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of year, mainly to treat skin conditions. However, research has shown this extract to be one of the best natural male health boosters and athletic enhancers. Let's see what the scientific literature has to say.
Fenugreek, unlike many other T-boosters, has been shown to improve T-levels in healthy active, young men. Many T-boosters are only shown to help in those with T deficiency, and not in healthy individuals. A study found that supplementing 500mg of Fenugreek of 8 weeks whilst resistance training can increase T-levels significantly more than when resistance training alone (11). Suggesting that Fenugreek may be able to help athletes and active individuals reach new levels in their training and strength, by support male hormonal levels.
There is clinical data to show that Fenugreek supplementation has beneficial effects on strength and body composition compared to placebo. A study assess the effects of 500mg of daily Fenugreek over 8 weeks in resistance trained men. It found this dosage and period length to have significant impacts on upper and lower body strength, as well as body composition (12). This demonstrates that Fenugreek has the potential to improve your PB's in just a couple of weeks, and may also improve your muscle to mass ration.
Fenugreek Side Effects
Studies have found participants who supplemented doses to have no adverse health implications. However, higher doses may be associated with diarrhea and nausea. Consult with a health professional before supplementing.