STRIP® has revolutionised the sports, exercise, and health industries by creating the first formulation that supports all aspects of metabolic function for both men and women.
STRIP® takes a holistic approach and incorporates pre/during and post exercise nutrients for energy, muscle recovery and repair, electrolytes, growth hormone releasers, detoxification promoters, anti-inflammatory compounds, blood buffers, support for blood sugar levels, cell nutrition and tissue repair, immune system modulators, liver function support, thyroid and adrenal function support, and ingredients to improve concentration and memory.
Due to these many actions, STRIP®’s ingredients can be benefitted by many types of people; those engaging in general to strenuous exercise, dancers, competitive athletes, travellers, those needing convalescence or suffering from fatigue and general debility, the health conscious individual, and even those looking for a ‘hangover cure’. In essence, if you are looking for sustained energy, a lean physique, raw metabolic performance and optimal well- being, then it may be time to READY, SET, STRIP!
"METABOLIC MIRACLE WORKER" - Harper's BAZAAR
STRIP® has carefully adopted the science of nutritional and functional medicine and has created something that no one ever has before. Instead of adulterating the body with high amounts of sugar and caffeine, we mindfully applied the vast research and many developments in Sports Nutritional Medicine and naturally available nutrients to create the WORLDS FIRST PURE- MEDICA STRIP® METABOLIC DRINK with unrivalled equivalence on the market.
This innovation has been confirmed by the acceptance and granting of Trademarks in the EU, Australia, New Zealand, and China.
Electrolytes, Minerals, Vitamins & Antioxidants:
Coconut water is packed with minerals and electrolytes to remedy dehydration conditions of the body. Indeed, in many tropic regions, coconut water has been offered to patients with diarrhoea to replace the fluid loss from the gastrointestinal tract. Research studies suggest that cytokinin’s (e.g. kinetin and trans-zeatin) in coconut water have significant anti-ageing properties along with cardiovascular and anti-cancer effects. Coconut water is composed of many naturally occurring bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase, RNA-polymerases, and more. In effect, these enzymes support digestion and peak metabolism.
Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body and is required for hundreds of enzymatic reactions, including those involved in the synthesis of fat, protein and nucleic acids, neurological activity, muscular contraction (muscle cramps) and relaxation, cardiac activity, and bone metabolism. Importantly, magnesium also performs crucial tasks in both anaerobic and aerobic energy production, particularly in the metabolism of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the ‘energy currency’ of the body.
Malic acid is a natural substance found in fruit and vegetables. It increases muscle performance and mental focus while reducing fatigue after exercise. It also acts as an antiseptic, which helps to ensure that germs in the mouth are kept to a minimum and considerably reduces the risk of infection. Malic acid plays a vital role in reversing muscle fatigue following exercise, reducing tiredness and poor energy levels, as well as improving mental clarity. One of its most significant benefits lies in its ability to stimulate metabolism and increase energy production. This action is linked to the important role it plays in a cellular process known as the Krebs cycle (the process in which the body converts food into energy).
Calcium pyruvate occurs naturally in the body as food is digested and turned into energy.
It helps deliver glucose and protein to the cells and assists the body to function, burn energy and prevent food being stored as fat. Calcium pyruvate increases the Krebs cycle speed making more energy available for use. Calcium is the essential mineral stabiliser of pyruvate. Although sodium and potassium may also be used to stabilise pyruvate, they generally encourage the body to retain fluid, which is counterproductive to weight loss.
Potassium is an essential dietary mineral and electrolyte. Nutrition has long been known to influence the body’s acid-base balance and potassium bicarbonate exerts positive effects on bone and kidney function, providing alkaline supplementation (acting as a buffering agent) and normalising any low-grade metabolic acidosis, which has been shown to cause many health problems including fatigue and weight gain.
To prevent muscular fatigue from occurring due to lactic acid build up, sodium bicarbonate acts as a buffering agent by bringing acid out of working muscles and into blood. This allows a person to produce more energy and keep their muscles contracting at a rapid rate, potentially improving athletic performance. During intense exercise, consumed carbohydrates are converted from glucose to pyruvate, which is broken down into energy when enough oxygen is available. If there isn’t enough oxygen available, pyruvate turns into lactate. Although lactate enables the continual metabolism of glucose, it also causes acidity in the muscle cells. When lactic acid accumulates in muscles, muscles cannot contract as efficiently and pain and fatigue sets in.
Calcium ascorbate is a non-acidic form of vitamin C and helps to reduce the risk of free radical damage to cell membranes8. It is used to enhance the absorption of dietary iron when taken with a meal, and for the maintenance of healthy skin and connective tissue.
Silicon is known to play a significant role in the development of bones and is associated with maintaining healthy, strong bones, joints and connective tissue. Silicon supports joint function and also plays a crucial part in supporting healthy skin.
Zinc is essential to the immune system and plays a pivotal role in the body’s growth and energy producing processes. Furthermore, zinc balances interactions of essential trace elements in the body, helps block the absorption of excess copper in the body, helps replenish depleted zinc levels, supports healthy DNA synthesis and metabolism, and is involved with the body’s healing processes.
Thiamine hydrochloride (Vitamin B1)
Vitamin B1 is thoroughly involved with many aspects of nerve health and function and is necessary for energy production. Vitamin B1 is essential for the breakdown of glucose, the brain’s principle source of energy. It plays a role in the maintenance of memory, mood and attention in healthy people and is essential for the formation of acetylcholine, a major neurotransmitter.
Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3)
Vitamin B3 a cellular energy precursor, it is a modulator of inflammatory cytokines and an inhibitor of the nuclear enzyme poly(adenosine diphosphate- ribose [ADP]) polymerase [PARP], which plays a significant role in DNA repair, maintenance of genomic stability, and cellular response to injury including inflammation and apoptosis (cell death).
Calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B5)
Vitamin B6 is a component of coenzyme A, which is closely involved in adrenal cortex function. Subsequently, vitamin B6 has come to be known as the “anti-stress” vitamin. It supports the adrenal glands to increase production of cortisone and other adrenal hormones to help counteract stress and enhance metabolism. Through this mechanism, vitamin B6 is also thought to help prevent ageing and wrinkles. It is also largely important for healthy skin and nerves. Through its adrenal support, vitamin B5 may reduce potentially toxic effects of antibiotics and radiation. As coenzyme A, vitamin B6 is important in cellular metabolism of carbohydrates and fats to release energy, and it supports the synthesis of acetylcholine, an essential neurotransmitter agent that works throughout the body in a variety of neuromuscular reactions. Coenzyme A is vital in the synthesis of fatty acids, cholesterol, steroids, sphingosines, and phospholipids. Additionally, it helps synthesise porphyrin, which is connected to haemoglobin.
Pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)
Vitamin B6 supports more vital bodily functions than any other vitamin. Vitamin B6 is required for the synthesis of the neurotransmitter’s serotonin and norepinephrine, and it is also needed for myelin formation. High homocysteine levels in the blood (hyperhomocysteinaemia) have been suggested as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and taking vitamin B6 supplements in combination with other B vitamins (folic acid and vitamin B12) has been shown to be effective in lowering homocysteine levels. Vitamin B6 is also a coenzyme for several enzyme systems. Vitamin B6, used mainly in the body for the processing of amino acids, performs this task along with certain enzymes. It is vital in the metabolism of amino acids in the intestines. It allows the amino acids to be synthesised, broken down and absorbed. The forming of histamine, serotonin, dopamine and adrenaline are dependent on vitamin B6. Furthermore, vitamin B6 helps to maintain healthy immune system functions and to prevent kidney stone formation. Vitamin B6 is an especially important vitamin for maintaining healthy nerve and muscle cells and it aids in the production of DNA and RNA, the body’s genetic material.
Folic acid (Vitamin B9)
Folic acid helps the body break down, use, and create new proteins. It helps form red blood cells and to create new DNA. It plays a key role with pregnant woman by preventing birth and neural tube defects8. Folate pairs up with vitamin B12 as a coenzyme to aid the metabolism of certain amino acids; homocysteine and methionine. Without enough folic acid in the body, homocysteine levels can increase and impact cardiovascular disease. Studies have supported the use of folic acid supplements for lowering homocysteine levels.
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)
Vitamin B12 acts differently to other vitamins. A substance called intrinsic factor, made in the stomach, must be present in the intestinal tract in significant amounts to allow for the absorption of vitamin B12. This intrinsic factor combines with the vitamin B12 that is released from food during digestion. Once absorbed, this important nutrient helps support higher energy levels, emotional stability, mental clarity and more8. Vitamin B12 has also been associated with lower homocysteine levels, which has been linked to a healthy cardiovascular system.
Potassium iodide is used to loosen and break up mucous in the airways. This enables coughing up of mucous to allow better breathing, especially during exercise. It is also useful for maintaining healthy thyroid function.
Ubiquinol (Coenzyme Q10)
Ubiquinol is the reduced (active) form of coenzyme Q1010. As the active form of coenzyme Q10, ubiquinol has superior absorption and higher bioavailability than other forms of coenzyme Q10 and is naturally made within the body. Ubiquinol has been converted into a substance necessary for use in cellular energy production. In addition to its critical role in energy production, it is one of the most powerful known lipids- soluble antioxidants available, protecting the body’s cells from damage caused by oxidative stress and free radicals. The body’s ability to produce coenzyme Q10 declines with age, as does the ability to convert it into ubiquinol. Ubiquinol levels have been shown to be suppressed in older individuals and those with cardiovascular, neurological, liver- and diabetes-related conditions. Ubiquinol is an electron donor and the electrons that ubiquinol donates neutralise free radicals, which is how it protects the body against toxic oxidative reactions. It is specifically the reduced form of coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinol) that has the ability to scavenge free radicals in mitochondria and in cell membranes; sites where free radicals inflict significant damage.
Chromium picolinate may assist in the maintenance of healthy blood glucose levels and may assist the uptake of glucose into cells in healthy individuals. Chromium is a component of Glucose Tolerance Factor, the biologically active form of chromium, which is involved in glucose metabolism. Athletes or those involved in strenuous exercise may have increased requirements for chromium and moreover, chromium is necessary for carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism.
Marine collagen powder
Collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, is part of the connective tissue for bones, muscles, blood cells, cartilage, arteries and organs. Collagen is comprised of long chain proteins. When collagen powder is consumed (or collagen containing foods) the digestive system breaks down the proteins into amino acids. The amino acids are then absorbed and used as building blocks that support collagen production throughout the body and encourage healing of the body from within. Collagen powders are a particularly rich source of the amino acid glycine, which supports metabolic functions and detoxification. As you age, your production of collagen decreases, and supplemental collagen is increasingly valuable.
Glycine is an important anti-ageing amino acid. Approximately one third of collagen is comprised of glycine. Collagen is the essential protein required to keep the connective tissue and skin flexible and firm. In the absence of glycine, damaged tissues can’t be repaired. Glycine assists with the regulation of blood sugars by converting glucose into energy and helps with the breakdown of fat by regulating the concentration of bile acids. Glycine is also required for the biosynthesis of heme. Heme is a key component of haemoglobin, which is essential in the maintenance of red blood cell integrity and optimal oxygen carrying capacity.
Glutamine is the most important component of muscle protein. It is involved in protein synthesis; it helps repair and build muscle and decreases muscle wasting. Glutamine helps maintain cell volume and hydration, speeding up wound and burn healing and recovery. Research has indicated that human growth hormone levels are significantly raised after supplementing with L-glutamine and this hormonal response leads to an increase in resting metabolic rate and improves the after-burn effect or excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). This after-burn effect is essential for burning fat and building lean muscle mass. It helps with memory, focus and concentration. It curbs cravings for sugar and alcohol, improves blood sugar levels and improves cellular detoxification (especially of ammonia). After an intense workout the levels of cellular glutaminecan drop by 50% and plasma levels can drop 30%. Adequate glutamine levels are able to prevent a ‘muscle wasting state’, where the body utilises muscle tissue to produce energy rather than carbohydrates.
Carnitine, derived from an amino acid, is found in nearly all cells of the body and plays a critical role in energy production. It transports long-chain fatty acids into
the mitochondria so they can be oxidised (or “burned”) to produce energy. It also transports the toxic compounds generated out of this cellular organelle to prevent their accumulation. Carnitine is concentrated in tissues like skeletal and cardiac muscle that utilise fatty acids as a dietary fuel.
Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid that helps regulate mood and stimulates
the nervous system. It may also assist with metabolism and benefit conditions characterised by chronic fatigue. Tyrosine is needed to make many important brain chemicals that help regulate appetite, pain sensitivity, and the body’s response to stress. It is also essential for normal functioning of the thyroid, pituitary, and adrenal glands. Low levels of tyrosine may in fact lead to hypothyroidism, low blood pressure, chronic fatigue, and a sluggish metabolism.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Curcumin modulates blood sugar and improves insulin receptor function by improving its binding capacity to sugar. Curcumin reduces the activity of specific liver enzymes that release sugar into the bloodstream while activating enzymes that store sugar as glycogen. Curcumin blocks nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-kB), a molecule that travels into the nuclei of cells and turns on genes related to inflammation NF-kB is believed to play a major role in many chronic diseases.
Ginger has been traditionally used for managing nausea and motion sickness and as a digestive aid. A study in the Journal of Pain involving 74 volunteers carried out at the University of Georgia found that daily ginger supplementation reduced exercise-induced muscle pain by 25%.
Green coffee bean extract
Green coffee bean extract contains large amounts of chlorogenic acid, a polyphenol that has antioxidant properties and influences glucose, fat, and brain energy metabolism. Chlorogenic acids support the weight loss benefits of green coffee bean in a couple of different ways. Firstly, they promote balanced blood sugar by inhibiting the release of glucose within the body. Secondly, chlorogenic acids boost the metabolic output of the liver, which in turn burns more fat. This dual mechanism works to support lean body mass by hindering the absorption of fat and inhibiting weight gain.
Green tea extract
Green tea is a rich source of polyphenol catechins. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most active form of the catechins responsible for green tea’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and metabolic effects.
A member of the Brassica (cruciferous) family, along with broccoli and Brussels sprouts, kale is a nutritious green vegetable that is known to improve many aspects of health and metabolism. Regular consumption of kale is linked with lowered risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Siberian Ginseng extract
Siberian Ginseng was traditionally used to prevent colds and flu and to increase energy, longevity, and vitality. It is widely used in Russia as an “adaptogen”. An adaptogen is a substance that is believed to enable the body to better cope with either mental or physical stress. Therefore, due to its adaptogenic effects, Siberian Ginseng is widely used to increase energy and endurance, reduce fatigue and the effects of stress, prevent infections, and lower cholesterol. Siberian Ginseng is considered to be one of the most effective anti-ageing supplements, with the capability of alleviating some major signs of ageing, such as degeneration of the blood system and decreasing mental and physical capacity. The active ingredients in Siberian Ginseng, called eleutherosides, are thought to stimulate the immune system.
Flavour: Natural lemon/lime – Strip® has been ethically designed with only natural and premium ingredients specifically selected for therapeutic efficacy. There’s no room for anything artificial.
Sweetener: Thaumatin – the sweetness in the formula is derived from Thaumatin, which is a protein that mimics the taste of sugar and is safe and naturally sourced from the Thaumatococcus daniellii fruit (it is not a synthetic sugar).