OSU is a tincture combination of adaptogens and amino acids that increases stamina and resistance to stress. The Adaptogens constitute a new class of metabolic regulators (of natural origin) which have been shown to increase the ability of the organism to adapt to environmental factors and to avoid damage from such factors.
This formula stimulates anabolic action, helping you gain strength and endurance. First of all, it targets your Isometric power and helps your body adapt to cardio stress, so whatever you do – rolling or holding submission, your body will keep it’s energy balance.
Ingredients of this formula have been tested for more than 30 years by Olympic athletes of USA, Russia, and Switzerland. Ojimas is combined in optimal proportions for performance. “OSU” demonstrates a strong synergetic effect when all compounds increase effectiveness of each other.
To understand how Ojimas can help Jiu Jitsu athletes achieve such results, we need to review all the ingredients and dosages based on the existing studies.
Spirulina is also naturally “pumped” with vitamins, especially the carotenoids like beta-carotene, essential fatty acids (EFA’s), the important fatty acid gamma linoleic acid (GLA), digestive enzymes, minerals and the richest plant source of vitamin B12. Spirulina is the “must have” green food- a complete protein with all eight essential amino acids present. Its 60% protein content is four times greater than beef (18%)! In our society, where the concept of complete protein is meat and dairy, it is very reassuring to know that greens like Spirulina can provide all the high quality protein and other nutrients needed.
(Energy kJ/Kcal 84/20, Carbohydrate 1g, Protein 3.2g, Fat 0.3g.)
Siberian Ginseng or eleuthero is a small, woody shrub native to the mountain forests of Northeastern Asia. It has been used for centuries in China and Russia to prevent colds and flu, increase energy, vitality and longevity. It has been shown in both in vitro and animal models to increase endurance, muscle strength, increase memory and learning, anti-fatigue, increase immunity, and anti-depressant effects. One study found VO2 peak of the subjects elevated 12%, endurance time improved 23% and the highest heart rate increased 4%. The study concluded that “this was the first well-conducted study that shows that 8-week ES supplementation enhances endurance capacity, elevates cardiovascular functions and alters the metabolism for sparing glycogen in recreationally trained males.”
Research shows that it appears to have the most effect on mental performance, which drives physical performance. This could prove invaluable if you need to increase your drive, focus and will to push through the pain when your body can go much longer than your mind. Numerous Soviet studies have shown that Rhodiola not only enhances learning and memory, but it improves mental speed, accuracy, work capacity, abstract thinking, reaction time and errors. Biochemically, it raises levels of the feel good neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine in the brainstem, cerebral cortex and hypothalamus. Researchers also suggest that supplementation with RR can be used in sport, especially those of resistance, due to their ability to stimulate metabolism, stimulate the use of fatty acids, lower blood lactate levels, minimize damage muscle after intense efforts, to help a better and faster muscle recovery, as well as for its potential antidepressant and anxiolytic.
In the area of sports performance, Ashwagandha provides many benefits desired by athletes. These include providing healthy long-lasting energy for enhanced performance, improving recovery from workout-derived stress and fatigue, and increasing anabolic metabolism to promote lean muscle development. In addition, most athletes know that maintaining a healthy weight helps enhance performance. Working out creates stress in the body which can lead to unhealthy overeating of comfort foods and subsequent weight gain. Ashwagandha’s ability to provide resistance to stress, therefore, can help reduce stress-induced weight gain for superior healthy weight management. An added benefit of this stress reduction is that many people feel an enhanced mood when taking Ashwagandha. Has synergetic effect with Spirulina/Siberian Ginseng/Rhodiola Rosea.
Creatine can be found naturally in your body—it’s synthesized primarily in the liver. You can consume creatine by eating red meats and fish. It is an important part of the ATP-PC system, because it can help rebuild ATP when you are working hard. Greater intramuscular amounts of creatine (the PC part of the reaction) can help delay fatigue during high-intensity activities like sprinting, wrestling or lifting weights. You can go at maximum intensity for longer. This might mean adding one more muscle-building repetition to a set in the weight room or pummeling a little harder for a takedown on the wrestling mat. There have been many research studies that have show that creatine is effective for improving strength performance.
One of the limiting factors as to how hard you can push yourself when you are rolling is the build-up of lactic acid. The hydrogen ion in lactic acid disrupts the processes that make muscle contraction possible. Carnosine, which is found in your muscles, actually helps to buffer the lactic acid and allows you to work harder. Two amino acids, beta-alanine and histidine, help your muscles make carnosine. Studies have shown that supplementing with beta-alanine improved subjects’ work capacity at intensities similar to what you need for wrestling.
L-tyrosine is helpful in providing relief from fatigue, stroke, and it also increases the memory of an individual. Tyrosine is found to be of great benefit for the body according to many researchers. Detailed study of its presence in the human body and its function revealed that it plays a very important role in conveying signals throughout the body. The body uses tyrosine to make chemical messengers, which are involved in the mental alertness of an individual. Other than this, tyrosine is seen in playing an important role in generating neurotransmitters. Some of the hormones are also having tyrosine in them. Tyrosine can help in keeping an individual focused and is also considered to be controlling the emotions of the individual. Tyrosine fortifies the immune system and also provides nourishment and strength to other organs of the body, because it acts as a cortisol regulator. This amino acid is also the precursor of melanin. This protein component can enhance the function of pituitary and adrenal glands, boosting up the performance of these two glands results in formation of progesterone hormone.
If you want to maximize your endurance, strength, and overall game quality (why wouldn’t you?), your best bet is to take pre-workout supplements within 30 minutes before training. This is a great time to get in a dose of OSU to give you the boost you need for an intense session.
If your training session is more than 90 minutes or this is your pre-competition week, you can consider additional serving of OSU.
- When you just start your training program.
- During your rehabilitation period (helps your body recovers faster)
- After long term breaks from exercise.
- While you are overtrained or feel lack of energy.
This formula demonstrates in vivo the high efficacy of the adaptogenic supplements. We believe we’ve gotten closer than others to creating the ideal product for jiu jitsu athletes. We are proud to provide the building blocks for the WORLD CLASS CHAMPIONS of tomorrow.