The key to sustaining athletic performance for long periods of time lies in optimizing your body’s ability to metabolize fat. But the conventional wisdom of “carb-loading” has limitations.
See, your body can only store a limited supply of glucose as glycogen in the muscles and liver. Furthermore, you are limited in the amount of carbohydrates and simple sugars you can ingest during physical activity – and this amount is not enough to sustain a high level of activity.
Fortunately, your body has a plentiful and highly concentrated supply of energy in the form of fat. Training for endurance develops large mitochondria, which increases your body’s ability to burn fatty acids for energy. And this is where VESPA Amino Acid Wasp Extract fits in – especially in our version: the 12 pack of the “Ultra-Concentrate” – the most potent form of amino acid wasp extract you can get.
The Asian Mandarin Wasp (Vespa mandarina) is one of nature’s most potent endurance animals. This wasp flies between 70-100 KM per day in search of food and carries half its body weight to its entire body weight in food back to the colony to feed to the larvae.
The adult wasp does not eat this solid food, rather, it receives a liquid secreted by the larvae in a symbiotic relationship called trophallaxis. In turn, the adult wasp feeds the larvae a food ball usually composed of other insects the wasp has preyed upon and subsequently chewed into a food ball using its powerful mandibles. KAWAHARA Co., Ltd. of Japan developed a method for isolating this food source, the VESPA Wasp Extract, found in every packet of VESPA.
VESPA’s key ingredient is an all-natural amino acid complex derived from the Asian Mandarin Wasp and it works by shifting your muscles to metabolize a higher level of fat during physical activity thus stabilizing and conserving glycogen – just like a wasp who flies all day long with nearly zero carbohydrate intake.
See, your brain and nervous system need to utilize glucose to function optimally, however, they require very little glucose. Your muscles, on the other hand, when using glucose for muscle metabolism, consumes storage carbohydrates (sugars) at an extremely high rate – which will eventually result in the commonly experienced state of “bonking” if those sugars are not replaced.
By using VESPA to shift your muscles to metabolize a higher percentage of fat as the primary energy source, your blood sugar levels are stabilized and conserved so that your brain and nervous system can function optimally, resulting in greater mental clarity and focus, and optimal motor skills and coordination over extended periods of time exercising (or working at your office, or partying!).
VESPA is not a calorie-based fuel nor an electrolyte replacement nor an “energy” drink – so you won’t feel a sugar high or a caffeine buzz (and you won’t feel the unpleasant crashes either). Instead, VESPA worksby optimizing your muscles’ ability to derive its energy from a readily available and plentiful source – fats. This allows you to sustain a higher level of performance for a greater period of time. You’ll find that you are not “wiped out” and “craving carbs” after a workout or race and you recover faster with lower levels of muscle soreness.
While the direct effect of tapping in to your natural fuel stores is key to endurance, the indirect effects are just as critical. Stabilizing and conserving glycogen levels directly correlates to lower blood lactate levels. While there are a number of subtle positive effects on the body by reducing lactic acid build-up, the things you’ll notice most when you use VESPA during a hard and long workout are lower degree of muscle soreness, less muscle burning and faster recovery. And of course, rather than bonking, you’ll instead have more mental clarity, focus and enhanced motor skills as the workout or race progresses.
Simply take a packet of VESPA 30-60 minutes prior to a long workout or race, then repeat every 2-3 hours during. You can also take a packet prior to a night of partying, tough day at the office, or any other time you want to tap into your own fats for energy and control your appetite and carb cravings. To get more VESPA detailed training and nutritional use guidelines, please click here.