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Athlete Nutrition Technology - ATX’s unique line of sport-engineered, Super Multi supplements gives each athlete the right combination of nutrients for his or her particular sport.
ATX was founded in 2002 based on a simple proposition: “One size fits all” isn’t true for athletic equipment, and it sure isn’t true for athletes, either.
In fact, every sport places specific demands on an athlete, a unique profile that ATX calls a PHYSIOLOGICAL FINGERPRINT™.
Using that profile – studying athletes and working with trainers – we apply a proprietary, patent-pending ATX process called FUNCTIONAL PHYSIOMICS™ to create our unique Super Multi formulas.
In 2002 ATX developed formulas for boxing, martial arts and combative sports that were hailed by managers and fighters alike as “impressive” and “worthwhile investments,” used by among others a champion kick boxer, an Ultimate Fighting legend, and one of the leading boxing trainers in the USA.
We followed those products with a football formula in 2003 that has delivered record breaking performances by several athletes at the 2004 NFL Combine*.
As the future approaches, ATX's scientists are developing Super Multi supplements for more sports.
Pro Football Athletes Train and Succeed with ATX Formulas
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Sport-Engineered Athlete Nutrition Makes a Difference. http://www.prweb.com
Metuchen NJ (PRWEB) January 12, 2006 -- Two promising professional football players – Tad Kornegay and Aki Jones – made the grade this past season using a regimen that included ATX Athlete Nutrition Technology formulas, while training exclusively with TEST Sports Clubs in Martinsville, NJ.
Prior to training, Tad and Aki met with the TEST nutritionist who put the athletes on a specialized diet plan. Starting four weeks before Pro Day, they took ATX’s “Zone 5” formula thirty-forty minutes prior to each workout, and both athletes said that after the four weeks of training they “couldn’t live without” their Zone 5.
Aki Jones grew up in Bronx, New York
and turned a tough background into a success story. Jones attended Christ
the King High School in New York where he earned All-League, All-City,
and All-Queens recognition in football. After graduating high school, Aki
spent a year at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts, then was
admitted to Fordham University were he was a football standout and starter
for all four years. Through his career at Fordham, Jones earned many honors
including Second Team All-Patriots League (2004), team high sacks (senior
year), second in sacks (junior and senior year), along with a degree in
marketing and advertising. In addition to his athletic and academic accomplishments,
Jones gave back to his community by taking part in Special Olympics. Aki
landed a spot on this year’s Washington Redskins team.
TAD: With the help of the
TEST coaches in conjunction with ATX Zone 5, Tad was able to show significant
AKI: Aki attended the Washington
Redskins practice squad as a defensive tackle. ATX’s Zone 5 and TEST Sports
Clubs, Inc helped Aki reach his goal of making it into the NFL. On Sept,
22, 2005 Aki was activated to the 53 man roster for the Washington Redskins,
and his Combine results were a big reason:
About TEST Sports Clubs
Bromelain: Collection of enzymes extracted from pineapple. Widely used to treat inflammation and swelling, and to aid in recovery from athletic injuries.
Chondroitin Sulfate: Major protein constituent of cartilage, the tough, elastic connective tissue found in joints. Provides support and reinforcement. Has resilient cushioning properties.
Fish Oil: Essential fatty acids. Many studies suggest that that fish oils lower triglyceride levels and raise HDL (“good”) cholesterol.
Ginkgo Biloba: Herb from the oldest surviving species of tree. Widely used to improve mental function and improve circulation in the legs.
Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium: An amino sugar thought to promote the formation and repair of cartilage
L-Arginine: Improve exercise capacity (Page 251, PDR for Nutritional Supplements, 2001). Precursor to compound (NO or nitric oxide) involved in causing blood vessels to dilate.
L-Carnitine: Amino acid that body uses to turn fat into energy.
N-Acetyl Cysteine: Modified amino acid. Used to improve respiratory function and blood supply to heart.
Panax Ginseng Root: Anti-stress activity. Tachikawa et al., J Pharmacol Sci. 2004 Jun;95(2):140-4. Rai et al., J Pharmacol Sci. 2003 Dec;93(4):458-64; Improves insulin resistance. Liu et al., Horm Metab Res. 2005 Mar;37(3):146-51
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): Used to process fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Necessary for the manufacture of ATP, the key energy-carrying molecule utilized by all cells. In high demand by heart and other muscles when in constant use.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid):
Essential nutrient. Helps the body manufacture collagen, a key component
in connective tissue, cartilage, and tendons. Powerful anti-oxidant.
THE SCIENCE OF ATX: FUNCTIONAL PHYSIOMICS™
Every sport has different physiological consequences, depending on the muscles used, the type and quantity of physical activity performed, and an athlete’s training status. For example, distinct muscles are engaged (e.g., fast- versus slow-twitch muscle), and differential affects are observed on blood and tissue oxygen levels, cardiac output, muscle glycogen stores, blood serum metabolites, and many other metabolic pathways. After an athlete has completed a performance, the body’s physiological state will reflect the specific physical experience, e.g., depletion of high-energy compounds from the muscles utilized in the activity, local and systemic accumulation of metabolic by-products, and injuries and other stress-related events associated with the activity. Our fundamental insight is that each sport possesses a characteristic physiological fingerprintTM that is specific for that sport, and substantially no other. This fingerprint is a molecular and biochemical picture of an athlete’s physiological state.
Our technology platform is a patent pending process of designing nutritional supplements that target the specific physiological needs associated with each sport. Ingredients are selected to supplement the physiological pathways identified in the physiological fingerprint™. For instance, the ingredients can be used to enhance the pathways, or replenish them after the activity is performed. In addition, ingredients can be selected to promote recovery and address injuries that are common in the sport. The sum of the ingredients is a selective nutritional supplement that, when administered to an athlete, addresses the physiological concerns which are characteristic of the physical activity (e.g., football, martial arts, running). We do this for every sport, as well as for the gender of the participating athlete. We call our process Functional Physiomics™ because it utilizes an understanding of how an athlete’s physiology drives high performance physical function.
Identifying the Physiological Fingerprint™
A critical part of our development process is to identify the precise physiological fingerprintTM that characterizes each sport. We do this by researching the medical literature, and consulting trainers and athletes to understand the specific problems and issues (we call it the “performance phenotype”) encountered during, and after, a physical performance. Next, using the scientific literature and expertise of our nutritional development team, we establish a correspondence between the exercise phenotype and the underlying physiological activity. This process is used to establish the physiological fingerprint™ that becomes the target and guidance for developing our nutritional formula. We create formula to enhance performance (“Pre-workout”), and to facilitate repair and restore energy after a workout (“Recovery”).
Creating unique nutritional supplements
Using the unique the physiological fingerprint™, our development team chooses nutritional ingredients that pinpoint the precise areas that require nutrition and repair. We target specific functional pathways and systems, and design formula to precisely fit the qualitative and quantitative needs of an athlete engaged in a specific sport. Since each sport has its unique fingerprint, each corresponding supplement will have its own special combination of nutritional ingredients that, together, provide superior quality and effective sport nutrition. This is how we translate our scientific knowledge of the body’s physiology into highly effective nutritional supplements.
In the “one size fits all” concept of our competitors, nutritional supplements are formulated on the incorrect belief that all sports are physiologically equivalent. They aren’t. Our approach is different. We design supplements using scientific principles. We use the physiological fingerprint™ to make our formula sport and participant selective. We are so confident in the novelty and efficacy of our approach that we have filed patent applications on it.
We only use nutritional ingredients that are scientifically proven
We recognize that, despite anecdotal evidence for the effectiveness of nutritional ingredients, many have not been scientifically tested in controlled clinical trials. To ensure that all ingredients in our formula our effective, we carefully research the scientific literature for evidence of efficacy and value, and only use those that meet our stringent standards.
Our formulas are unique in providing cofactors
Once we have identified a physiological response, and an ingredient to supplement it, we look at the entire biochemical pathway to determine how to achieve the best effect. For example, other supplement companies use the amino acid tyrosine to enhance the synthesis of norepinephrine, a chemical used in the so-called “fight-or-flight” response. Increased availability of norepinephrine provides athletes with additional and sustained energy levels. When we examined how the body utilizes tyrosine to produce norepinephrine, we found that certain cofactors (e.g., folate) were necessary for it function property. In formulating our supplement, we not only provide tyrosine, but we also add the cofactors. This means that all the tyrosine is used by the body in the most efficient way possible.