MTS Nutrition Aqua Shed is the most advanced vegan-friendly water-balance formula ever created! It utilizes adequate doses of herbal extracts known for their diuretic properties to aid your body in expelling excess extracellular water to present your best look ever. Whether for the beach, a pool party, or a physique competition, Aqua Shed is what you need to achieve your best look ever!*
WHAT’S IN AQUA SHED?
B6 is a helpful vitamin that aids in weight management. When supplementing with Vitamin B6, you are able to not only able to better maintain your lean muscle mass (Rodriguez et al., 2008), but can also help prevent weight gain (Nachtigal et al., 2005). Vitamin B6 has the ability to aid in balancing blood sugar levels in the body which can be especially important for those who are diabetic or pre-diabetic (Soloman et al., 1989).
When it comes to water management, Phosphorous does a great job at ensuring the kidneys stay healthy and function optimally (Bourgoignie, 1982). What this allows is the body to better balance water as well as release any waste that may be present in the system by increasing both the frequency as well as the quantity of urination. In addition, Phosphorous is needed for proper brain function and through supplementation, it can help improve mental functioning, memory, and concentration (Smith et al., 1995).
When it comes to muscle cramping, potassium can be a savior in both preventing and treatment. Muscle contains high levels of potassium which is vital for functions such as muscle contractions, muscle building, proper pH in the body, nerve impulses, and fluid retention (Demigne et al., 2004). When there is a decrease in water retention (such as with dehydration), cramping can occur. To prevent this, it is wise to increase your Potassium and water intake. Potassium is also required to produce ATP for energy to help fuel your workouts (Erdman et al., 2012). Supplementing with Potassium can provide all-around benefits when it comes to your health and performance and for that reason it’s highly recommended to supplement your nutrition.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Root Extract
A very well-known and used diuretic is Dandelion Root Extract. Studies have shown that when supplementing with Dandelion Root Extract, urine output is increased (Clare et al., 2009). This can help pull unwanted water retention out of the body to help uncover muscularity without affecting potassium levels in the muscle. When supplemented with, it can also help detoxify the liver and improve its function (Cai et al., 2017). In addition, Dandelion Root Extract has also been shown to help break down fat to aid in weight loss (Zhang et al., 2008).
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Leaf Extract
Uva-Ursi is another known diuretic that can aid in helping rid the body of water retention (Beaux et al., 1999). This is helpful when looking to reduce the layer of water between the skin and muscle to increase muscularity. Uva-Ursi has also been known to help treat and reduce urinary tract infections (Head, 2008). This powerful herb helps eliminate UTIs which normally tend to only go away briefly before returning without an antibiotic.
To help with weight management, it is important to control blood sugar levels. This is generally managed by cleaning up your diet. Goldenrod, however, has been shown when supplemented with to potentially help with insulin resistance (Melo et al., 2011). In addition, Goldenrod is sometimes used to help with minor wounds, inflammation, kidney stones, and joint pain (Goldenrod).
Juniper Berry is an extremely powerful antioxidant that can help protect the body from free radical damage all the way down to the cellular level. It is also used to promote healthy digestion and aid in detoxifying the body (Yang et al., 2007). Along with the digestion benefits, Juniper Berry is a mild diuretic and can help reduce bloating (Juniper Berry). Additionally, Juniper Berry can help control and reduce blood sugar levels (Sanchez et al., 1994).
Buchu (Agathosma betulina) Leaf
Buchu Leaf has been around for centuries and has been used by many to treat different ailments such as kidney and bladder problems (such as urinary tract infections). Also, Buchu Leaf has been known as a mild pain reliever. This herbal plant can also help control water balance in the body due to its mild diuretic properties which can aid in flushing out water retention and toxins (Bucha Leaf).
Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosis) Whole Plant
Bladderwrack is actually a medicinal seaweed found in the ocean. When it comes to digestion, this brown algae can help with constipation, diarrhea, and gastritis. And due to this seaweed containing iodine, it may also help those who suffer from an iodine deficiency and hypothyroidism. Bladderwrack can additionally aid in speeding up the healing process after injury (Bladderwrack Whole Plant).
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