Clinically proven DOSED Post Workout!

Clinically proven DOSED Post Workout!

After Glow features the most researched and proven post workout formula! Imagine actually consuming a supplement that has been proven to be effective by actual research! Most companies do a great job promoting their products with a lot of hype, testimonials, and fake before/after pics! BioRhythm doesn’t need all that, we just show you the research!

Research is what makes a product a foundational product! Look back at how many products you tried over the years, how many worked? I bet not even 10% of products have worked! Taking a product that doesn’t work is throwing your money and gains away! Don’t fall into the trap of looking at the hype, look at the fact of a product and the research behind the ingredients.

After Glow is a well balanced formula made up of a 2:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio. This ratio is proven effective by several research studies, but one study I want to highlight is the 2007 done by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In the study 56 young men were given either a soy based protein post workout or fat free milk (2:1 carb-protein ratio). Type 1 & 2 muscle fibers were increased, as well as fat free mass in the milk group. The benefits of consuming fat free milk post workout far outweighed the benefits of consuming a soy based protein.













Hartman JW, Tang JE, Wilkson SB, Tarnopolsky SP, Lawrence RL, Fullerton AV, Phillips SM.

Consumption of fat-free fluid milk after resistance exercise promotes greater lean mass accretion than does consumption of soy or carbohydrate in young, novice, male weightlifters

Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Aug;86(2):373-81

It’s not just about the supplement; the Pre-workout meal is just as important!

It’s not just about the supplement; the Pre-workout meal is just as important!

We place so much attention on what pre-workout supplement we’re taking we forget the fact that the Pre-workout meal is just as important! Let me start by setting an example scenario that many of us have encountered.

You leave workout at 5pm, the last meal you had was lunch around 12:30pm. Your workout plan for the day is heavy legs. You arrive at the gym, and the first thing you do is take your serving of Pre-Glow (great Pre-workout choice). You feel energized for about 30 minutes into the workout, and then all of a sudden you completely crash! Focus is lost, energy is zapped, and most importantly your workout went from promising to depressing!

Let’s rewind for a second and think about what went wrong with your afternoon. Nutrition is a critical component of our success in & outside of the gym. We try to “Supplement up,” to achieve gains, but in the long run nutrition is the difference maker. Not consuming a pre-workout snack was a huge mistake!

What are the key components of a pre-workout snack? Pay attention, because this information is vital for training success:

1.      Consume a snack within a time frame of 30-90 minutes pre-workout

2.      Low in fiber

-Fiber aids in digestion, but it also slows digestion. You want your pre-workout snack to break down quickly, so the nutrients from the food are ready to be active!

     3. Low in fat

            -Fat is a crucial component of our daily intake, but it’s not an ideal macronutrient for a pre-workout snack. Fat slows digestion, and isn’t a readily available energy source

      4. Protein/Simple Carbs

            -A power packed protein source (whey protein, chicken, turkey breast, etc) with simple carbohydrates (bananas, white rice, white potatoes etc).

So to prove how effective a pre-workout combination of carbohydrates and protein is, a study was done in 2014 on male and female Cross fit Athletes. The athletes were given a pre-workout and post workout blend of carbohydrates and protein for 6 weeks.VO2max, Wingate peak (WPP) and mean power (WMP) were all improved by the end of the 6 week study. Now, the results could be because the athletes improved over time from training, or the protein w/ carbohydrate blend pre-workout made the difference and excelled their performance!

Having the best Pre-Workout supplement (Pre-Glow) on the market MAY enhance your performance, but making sure you’re properly fueling your muscles with a Pre-Workout snack WILL enhance your performance!


Outlaw JJ, Wilborn CD, Smith-Ryan AE, Hayward SE, Urbina SL, Taylor LW, Foster CA.

Effects of a pre-and post-workout protein-carbohydrate supplement in trained crossfit individuals

Springerplus. 2014 Jul 21;3:369. doi: 10.1186/2193-1801-3-369.



BioRhythm Doesn’t Follow Trends, We Set Them!

How many times have you walked into the locker room of your local fitness center, and saw someone load up their shaker cup with scoop after scoop after scoop of protein powder for post workout! The science side of me is glad they’re thinking wisely about their post workout recovery with Whey protein; however the common sense side of me is thinking “What the he** is that person doing consuming that much protein!”

Yes- incorporating Whey protein post workout makes sense, but not 100 grams of it! Even 50 grams of whey protein for a guy who is 120lbs,  and recently started to lift weights is way too much protein. The old saying “Less is more,” rings very true with AfterGlow!

AfterGlow is a trend setting product. Trend setting meaning first of its kind! Post workout products before AfterGlow recommended 40-50g of protein per serving. Of course anyone who bought those products, including myself at 16  thought “More protein, more muscle.” After experiencing ongoing stomach discomfort and cramping, I decided to back off the protein amount and guess what-I gained muscle and had zero discomfort!

Now AfterGlow wasn’t something that was just thought up, it was based off of research!  One research study in particular that brought more attention to the benefits of a lower protein amount for recovery was one done in 2007 by Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism.

They took eight, resistance train men (age=21+/-1 .0 years; BMI=26.8+/-0.9 kg/m), and had them participate in a double-blind randomized crossover trial in which they performed a unilateral leg resistance exercise workout (EX: 4 sets of knee extensions and 4 sets of leg press; 8-10 repetitions/set; 80% of maximal). After exercise,  each subject consumed either an isoenergetic whey protein plus carbohydrate beverage (WHEY: 10 g protein and 21 g fructose) or a carbohydrate-only beverage (CHO: 21 g fructose and 10 g maltodextran). Muscle Protein Synthesis (MPS) was then measured after the post workout beverages were consumed, and the result was the MPS was greater in the protein/carb beverage than just the carbohydrate mixed beverage.

10g of protein and 21g of carbohydrates is all it took for an increase-wow! So to all you post workout protein junkies who consume 2-3 servings of your post workout protein per workout-you’re wasting your money! 1 Scoop of AfterGlow, and the results are proven!


Tang JE, Manolakos JJ, Kujibida GW, Lysecki PJ, Moore DR, Phillips SM.

Minimal whey protein with carbohydrate stimulates muscle protein synthesis following resistance exercise in trained young men

Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2007 Dec;32(6):1132-8

Want the Ultimate Pump, and Increase Strength in the same workout?

Anyone would answer this questions with an enthusiastic-Absolutely! I don’t blame anyone who wants this, but how do you accomplish this rare feat?

Here are two key ways to achieve the ultimate intra workout combination:

1.     Pre-Glow

We’ve all been looking for BioRhythm to come out with a Pre-Workout that matches our Post workout (AfterGlow). We’ve finally done it! If you haven’t tried it, your competition is gaining on you!

Most Pre-workouts contain the basic formula for energy (caffeine), but do they go the extra mile to make sure every workout has the opportunity to be your best? I don’t think so!

Pre-Glow’s formula is science based, meaning that each ingredient has a correlation with improving performance, energy, endurance, stamina, and focus. One of my personal favorite, researched, ingredients is Beta Alanine. Beta Alanine has been proven by several research studies to increase carnosine levels. What does this mean? Carnosine is a naturally occurring di-peptide that is found in both type 1 and type 2 muscle fibers. Type 2 muscle fibers are primarily used in high intensity types of strength training, and are highly responsive when it comes to muscular growth! The overall result is an increase in muscular growth and strength from just one ingredient!

2.     Eccentric Training

-How many times have you focused on the “negative” of a rep? For some it’s probably been a while. This might be a good wake up call to understand the impact of reversing the focus of your repetitions. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning research wanted to compare the concentric to the eccentric of a bench press to determine which yields the greatest

strength capabilities to increase strength. What they found was very insightful, and possibly eye opening to some.  “Paired t-tests showed that Eccentric 1RM (115.99 ± 31.08 kg) was significantly greater than Concentric 1RM (93.56 ± 26.56 kg), and the number of repetitions completed at 90% 1Rep Max was significantly (p ≤ 0.05) greater in Eccentric (7.67 ± 3.24) as compared with Concentric (4.57 ± 2.21).

So, overall there you have it. My picture was taken after 1 set of arms today using Pre-Glow, and the focusing on a 3 sec Eccentric with alternating bicep curls.

Knowing that your supplements work is one thing, but if your training is not set up to meet your goals then you’ll never full achieve ultimate workout success!



Kelly SB, Brown LE, Hooker SP, Swan PD, Buman MP, Alvar BA, Black LE.

Comparison of concentric and eccentric bench press repetitions to failure

J Strength Cond Res. 2015 Apr;29(4):1027-32

I can’t Squat today, my knees are killing me!

I can’t Squat today, my knees are killing me!

How many times have you heard it, said it, or thought it? If you’re in the 20-46 year age range, you’re probably feeling it right now after a heavy lift day! Over the years our joints wear down from the constant wear and tear. Sometimes taking a day off here or there might help, but there’s always going to be that ongoing pain! You don’t have to be a big power lifting to experience joint pain. Anyone from a runner to a rugby player needs some joint support.

What if there was an ingredient proven to be effective to not only reduce joint pain, but the inflammation associated with joint pain? Well I have good news for you, there is! For those of you who have never taken BioRhythm’s Regenerate, let me introduce one of the active ingredients in Regenerate Cissus Quadrangularis. Cissus Quadrangularis is sourced from vines in Africa and Asia. It’s actually one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in all of Thailand! They must know something we didn’t, but now we do!

Cissus Quadrangularis was recently tested with Twenty Nine men ages 20-46. Each of the twenty nine was experiencing some sort of joint pain/discomfort as a result of strenuous activity. Each individual received a dosage of Cissus Quadrangularis over an 8 week period. During the next 8 weeks the subjects completed a questionnaire(Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Index of Osteoarthritis [WOMAC]) to determine their joint pain. The Subject ratings for multiple variables within the WOMAC Index improved (decreased) significantly (P < 0.05), with the subject mean total WOMAC score decreasing from 25.4 ± 2.4 to 17.4 ± 2.1 (~31%), pre- to post-intervention.

Wow-what a difference Cissus Quadrangularis made in just these twenty nine individuals! They felt a noticeable difference in just 8 weeks of administration!



Bloomer RJ, Farney TM, McCarthy CG, Lee SR.

Cissus Quadrangularis reduces joint pain in exercise-trained men: a pilot study

Phys Sportsmed. 2013 Sep;41(3):29-35

How does BioRhythm honor the men and women of the military?

How does BioRhythm honor the men and women of the military? By introducing Pre-Glow to give them the extra edge!

BioRhythm is on the cutting edge of the pre-workout market! Pre-Glow is not just designed for the avid lifter who wants a pre workout just for energy. Heck, we can drink a cup of coffee for that! Pre-Glow is for anyone who is looking for a pre-workout that increases muscular endurance, strength, stamina, and sets the stage for growth! Isn’t that what a pre-workout should be?

Getting back to the military- beta alanine is one of the active ingredients in the “Peak Performance Stack,” in Pre-Glow. Just to give you some background on Beta Alanine, it’s a naturally occurring beta amino acid. Beta Alanine is the rate limiting precursor of carnosine. Supplementation of Beta Alanine has been shown to decrease fatigue and improve total muscle output.

So what the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition studied was the tactical performance of soldiers using Beta Alanine. In 2014 20 soldiers were assigned to a Beta Alanine (BA) group or a placebo group (PL).  All participants performed a 4-km run, 5-countermovement jumps using a linear position transducer, 120-m sprint, a 10-shot shooting protocol with assault rifle, as well as a few other tests.

The Results speak for themselves:

– Peak jump power at Post was greater for BA than PL (p = 0.034)

– Mean jump power for BA at Post was 10.2% greater (p = 0.139) than PL.

– BA had a significantly greater (p = 0.012) number of shots on target at Post (8.2 ± 1.0) than PL (6.5 ± 2.1), and their target engagement speed at Post was also significantly faster (p = 0.039).

Pre-Glow won’t turn you into the next Rambo, but it’s a step to becoming a better You!



Hoffman JR, Landau G, Stout JR, Dabora M, Moran DS, Sharvit N, Hoffman NW, Ben Moshe Y, McCormack WP, Hirschhorn G, Ostfeld I.

β-alanine supplementation improves tactical performance but not cognitive function in combat soldiers

J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2014 Apr 10;11(1):15

Pre-Glow to prevent Pre-Exhaustion!

We’re coming out with our new Pre-workout “Pre-Glow!” Looking at the label all the ingredients are very common ingredients, but the difference maker is the combination of ingredients and the right ingredients to make up the Best Pre-Workout!

Let’s take Beta Alanine for example…..Beta Alanine has been around for many years. It really gained a lot of popularity 10 years or so ago, and then you didn’t hear much about it. But why is that? I can’t answer why it lost steam, maybe because it isn’t “sexy” enough anymore. I personally don’t care if an ingredient is “sexy,” all I care is that the ingredient/product works, shows results, and has some research to back it up! Beta Alanine has all 3 factors!

Let’s take a look at a recent study done by the European Journal of Exercise Physiology in 2014 titled “Effects of beta-alanine supplementation and interval training on physiological determinants of severe exercise performance.” Sixteen active men performed incremental cycling tests and 90-s severe (110 % peak power) cycling tests at three time points: before and after oral supplementation with either beta-alanine or placebo, and after an 11-days HIT block (9 sessions, 4 × 4 min), which followed supplementation.

The results showed that Beta-alanine increased leg muscle carnosine, during 90-s severe cycling, beta-alanine increased aerobic energy contribution, concurrent with reduced O2 deficit  and a reduced muscle lactate accumulation. All this basically means that Beta Alanine has been shown by this study, and many others to reduce

– Jeff Lucchino

AdrenaLean’s formula contains 200mg of Caffeine Anhydrous per capsule

Whenever you look at a thermogenic/fat burner, 9 out of 10x will look straight to the dosage of caffeine. Why? Most will state that they don’t like a lot of caffeine because there are no performance benefits, and it’s just a way to stimulate the body into producing more energy.

If this was true, then why do companies continue to place caffeine in their products? Take Biorhythm’s AdrenaLean, it’s formula contains 200mg of Caffeine Anhydrous per capsule. Again, you might look at that amount of caffeine and be completely turned off because of the dose, and perceived lack of exercise/performance benefits.

A study was performed in 2005 . A meta-analytic approach by Doherty and Smith (2005) was used to measure the effects of caffeine on rate of perceived exertion (RPE). The results reported that during the constant load exercising, RPE was reduced by 5.6% in comparison with the placebo group, also there was an 11.2% increase in test performance for those taking the caffeine supplement.

Yes, caffeine is a stimulant. It elevates the heart rate, increases blood pressure, but so does exercise naturally! What caffeine can do is increase your performance in the gym. It’s been proven with science! For all you Caffeine haters out there-don’t hate caffeine, hate the data!


Doherty MSmith PM (2005).

Effects of caffeine ingestion on rating of perceived exertion during and after exercise

Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. 2005 Apr;15(2):69-78

Afterglow proves all the critics that promote “protein only” post workout WRONG!

So, you’re starting the New Year on your typical diet. You decided to go low carbohydrate to shed off the pounds quickly. To go low carbohydrate you decide to forgo consuming carbohydrates post workout-BIG MISTAKE!

We already know that Leucine ingested  post workout increases muscle protein synthesis compared to a carbohydrate ingested alone. But what about any added benefits of Leucine ingested combined with a carbohydrate?

In 2008 the American Journal of Physiology decided to study the potential benefits of Leucine and a carbohydrate source ingested post workout. You might want to pay attention as to what the results where!

The ingestion of Leucine combined with a simple carbohydrate post workout increased muscle protein synthesis at the 1 hour mark post workout compared to the control. At the 2 hour mark the Leucine and carbohydrate mixture continued to increase protein synthesis compared to the control group.

I understand the importance of finding the right macronutrient balance that’s ideal for weight loss, but eliminating carbohydrates post workout isn’t maximizing protein synthesis.

Afterglow proves all the critics that promote “protein only” post workout WRONG!


Hans C. DreyerMicah J. DrummondBart Pennings,Satoshi FujitaErin L. Glynn,  David L. ChinkesShaheen DhananiElena Volpi, and Blake B. Rasmussen (2008).

Leucine-enriched essential amino acid and carbohydrate ingestion following resistance exercise enhances mTOR signaling and protein synthesis in human muscle.

AM J Physiology Endocrinology Metabolism. Feb 2008 294 (2): E392-E400.

AfterGlow Antioxidant Benefit Research

AfterGlow has proven a few post workout myths to be facts:

Myth: Carbohydrates aren’t need post workout

Fact: Carbohydrates are  most certainly needed for post workout recovery. Carbohydrates replace glycogen, which is one of our main sources of fuel during workouts. Carbohydrates also act as a transportation system in our body to transfer nutrients to broken down muscle fibers.

Myth: As long as you have protein in your post workout drink that’s all the recovery you need

Fact: AfterGlow takes recovery to a whole new level with its “Anti-Inflammation Phytonutrient Compound.”  One of the main ingredients in this compound is a beta amino acid called Taurine.

In a recent study that gave Taurine supplements to young athletes following eccentric exercise,  the Taurine supplementationresulted in increased strength levels and thiol total content and decreased muscle soreness, lactate dehydrogenase level, creatine kinase activity, and oxidative damage.

What this translates to is quicker recovery, prevention of further muscle breakdown post workout, enhanced muscular strength, and enhanced muscular endurance. This means Taurine not only has an immediate impact on post workout recovery, but a more long term impact up to the next workout.

There is always a key reason why we add certain ingredients to specific categories in a product. Not only is Afterglow benefiting the immediate post workout needs, it’s adding value to your long term recovery hours after working out.