Monday, June 22, 2009

EPO Boost

OK-One big question- Does this supplement really boost EPO (supported by studies)? Check out the website here.

"Active components of EPO-BOOST™ have been demonstrated in university athletes to increase blood EPO levels in excess of 90%. These studies have been peer-reviewed and published in medical journals. EPO-BOOST™ is guaranteed 100% to enhance performance in 30 days or less. "

"EPO-BOOST™ is supported by clinical research, and active compounds specially prepared in the proprietary BodyEndurance™ complex have been cited in over 5,575 scientific studies

I am very curious why the studies mentioned here are not referenced.

EPO, short for erythropoietin, is a hormone involved in increased red blood cell production. Typically endurance athletes live and train at high altitude in order to boost EPO.

Does this stuff really work? I guess it will cost you $60 or so to find out.


  1. Checked out the site and under the product heading they have a link for clinical studies.

    Here is the link

  2. If you follow the link there are zero studies referenced that demonstrate the effectiveness of this product in boosting EPO, at least none that I could find.

  3. High doses of echinacea have been shown to boost EPO levels. See Whitehead et al. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2007 Aug;17(4):378-90. This product provides the same amount of echinacea that was used in this study.