The number of sports supplements available on the internet these days is remarkable. Apparently, every product aimed for athletes claims to make you run faster, hit harder or get jacked. The unfortunate truth is that most supplements fail to fulfil the overstated promises they make. That’s not to say all supplements are useless. When built around a healthy diet, they can be very effective for enhancing athletic performance. The trick lies in knowing which type of supplements out of the thousands of potential options you have to hold on. We have decided to ask one of the professional coaches from Martial Arts Sports club ‘’Boil’’, Delian Slavov, on his experience with VemoHerb supplements and here is what they want to share with you. Vasil Zlatev, manager of VemoHerb, explains why some products are much more beneficial than the others and presents a comparative analysis of the sports supplements.
Delian Slavov: Regarding the VemoHerb products that we use, I will give an example with the pre-workout product Armageddon. In our sport, we use pre-workout products because we are constantly in a stressful environment, where we need to push our competitors to the maximum and they need to have excellent performance twice a day, because for us the two-phase regimen is mandatory. This means they are going to need some help. This help should come from high quality ingredients. This sport is one of the most tested for doping or anything related to the prohibited list of supplements. Many not so fair manufacturers add steroids and other non-natural stimulants into the supplements without listing them on the label. This, of course, result in striking effect but the athletes give a positive steroid test without knowing why, because they have not intentionally taken such thing.
Vasil Zlatev: Yes, I understand these problems and I fully agree with them. One of the main reasons is that there are too many products on the market, most of them are with low quality. I can show you some interesting research papers done by Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Medical University of Sofia.
Delian Slavov: This are legitimate analysis done by reputable laboratory, not some false claims!
Vasil Zlatev: Absolutely! As previously mentioned, the research was done by the university and it represents an independent analysis. It is a comparative analysis between leading and popular products on the market, which are based on Tribulus and Ecdysterone.
Delian Slavov: The most advertised products on the market? The most popular, seen everywhere?
Vasil Zlatev: Yes. The comparative analysis includes data from over 30-40 different brands. Really detailed research! Let’s note the description of the content of furostanol saponins defined as protodiosin in the extract, in the raw material. Therefore, in one of the products there is 8 percent of the active substance, in another less than 1 percent and even 0 percent in some of the tested products
Delian Slavov: And these are some of the most popular brands on the market?
Vasil Zlatev: Yes, for example, are mainly American, Western European brands, which are always given as the best. The same brands have only 5%, 2% of active substances. Our VemoHerb product is also in this study. But here the content of furostanol saponins defined as protodiosin, is 60%! For other products we also have 8%, 6%, 5%, 2%. Here we have 60%, which is actually in our extract that we use in VemoHerb Bulgarian Tribulus. The difference is between 20-30 times! Of course, it is not possible to have any effect from such products if the bio-active ingredient is diluted 20 or even 30 times. Why is it so? It should be noted that 95% of the products on the market, are produced under “contract manufacturing” by different manufacturers than those declared on the labels. In fact, the difference between VemoHerb and other brands is that VemoHerb has its own ultra-modern laboratory with all the necessary equipment for full characterization of the raw materials and development of the final products.
Delian Slavov: That means that you maintain complete control of each product?
Vasil Zlatev: Exactly! In the same lab, we also control and standardize the finished product before launching it. By the way, very few companies can do this, we have completely closed the production process from the beginning till the end, at 100%. We produce all the ingredients that we use for our final products.
Delian Slavov: You do not put anything just like that in your supplements. You produce everything by yourself.
Vasil Zlatev: Exactly! The рrоduсtіоn рrосеѕѕ іѕ іn lіnе wіth аll nесеѕѕаrу rеgulаtоrу rеquіrеmеntѕ. Оur рrоduсtѕ аrе rеgіѕtеrеd аnd аррrоvеd іn соmрlіаnсе wіth gоvеrnmеnt rеgulаtіоnѕ іn mаnу соuntrіеѕ wоrldwіdе. Besides, we have сlоѕеd рrоduсtіоn сусlе, і.е. frоm rаw mаtеrіаlѕ tо thе fіnіѕhеd products. This is a practice only in 4-5% of the worldwide companies for dietary supplements.
Delian Slavov: You also have another advantage, the company is Bulgarian and you do not need to import one of the main herbal extracts. You have access to them locally.
Vasil Zlatev: That is true. Bulgaria has a great advantage on a global level with its plentiful natural variety of herbal plants!
Delian Slavov: So, many people buy American products… but the herbal materials of these products are actually Bulgarian.
Vasil Zlatev: I can share that Bulgaria ranks on a third or fourth place in the world by herbal diversity!