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FREE $20 Gift Card - Black Friday Special

Just make a purchase of $100 or more (after any coupons or discounts and before shipping) and we'll ship a $20 gift card with your order. Valid through Sunday, November 30th at midnight Eastern Standard time.

Written for Q5 Sports Nutrition — November 27, 2014

Your $12 Credit is Here!

To claim your $12 credit use code 084DK4OWD7Z0 during checkout!

If you have any questions about any of the products click the contact button at the bottom of the site and someone will get right back to you!

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Written for Q5 Sports Nutrition — October 27, 2014


UCLA, Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research -

Researchers at UCLA have developed a program that shows a reversal in memory loss for Alzheimer's patients for the first time.

Dale E. Bredesen, MD has just published new research showing how a novel (but simple) change in diet and supplementation is providing massive benefits for patients with Alzheimer's and amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI).

The work is based on the theory that cognitive decline may be driven in large part by metabolic processes. The therapy shows improvements for patients even when traditional pharmaceutical approaches are not effective.

Several patients in the study were able to return to work after they had previously been unable to work due to the severity of their cognitive decline and memory loss.

While the therapeutic programs were designed for each individual, a general theme included the following:

  • Supplement with high quality Omega 3s (like KO3+ Krill), and D3 (D3-10,000)
  • Exercise 30-40 minutes 5-6 days per week
  • Fast for 3 hours before bedtime and 12 hours between dinner and breakfast
  • Eliminate simple carbohydrate from the diet
  • Increase consumption of vegetables and fruits

Because the programs were individual, various other supplements were incorporated for some patients and there were variations on meat intake in their diets. Despite these differences, 90% of the patients showed cognitive function improvement from these lifestyle changes.


The abstract from the study:

This report describes a novel, comprehensive, and personalized therapeutic program that is based on the underlying pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease, and which involves multiple modalities designed to achieve metabolic enhancement for neurodegeneration (MEND). The first 10 patients who have utilized this program include patients with memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD), amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), or subjective cognitive impairment (SCI). Nine of the 10 displayed subjective or objective improvement in cognition beginning within 3-6 months, with the one failure being a patient with very late stage AD. Six of the patients had had to discontinue working or were struggling with their jobs at the time of presentation, and all were able to return to work or continue working with improved performance. Improvements have been sustained, and at this time the longest patient follow-up is two and one-half years from initial treatment, with sustained and marked improvement. These results suggest that a larger, more extensive trial of this therapeutic program is warranted. The results also suggest that, at least early in the course, cognitive decline may be driven in large part by metabolic processes. Furthermore, given the failure of monotherapeutics in AD to date, the results raise the possibility that such a therapeutic system may be useful as a platform on which drugs that would fail as monotherapeutics may succeed as key components of a therapeutic system.

Link to the full report 


About the report's author, Dale Bredesen, MD

Written for Q5 Sports Nutrition — October 06, 2014

Want a Fistfull of Dollars?

Join the New Q5 Ambassadors Program!

Every month the accounting goons from Facebook and Google shake us down like old school bandits. It's not a pretty sight. If we're feeling lucky they might leave a little bit in the till so I can keep the lights on.

I'd rather send that cash to you!

That's why I started the Q5 Ambassador's Program, and why I'm paying $5 for every sale you refer to us. We'll also be doing some prizes of product and swag only available to Q5 Ambassadors!

It's super easy and only takes about 12 seconds to join, click below to get more details and get started!

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Written for Q5 Sports Nutrition — September 10, 2014

Should I Use Launch Fuel Before Lifting?

Launch Fuel is designed to tighten mental focus and improve endurance and tolerance for strenuous workouts. It's the perfect pre-workout mix for training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, mixed martial arts, CrossFit style workouts, cycling, and running. But it's not perfect for every workout, find out if it's right for you below.

If you are doing intervals, HIIT, or medium to high rep lifting, Launch Fuel can help you complete more reps at a higher pace than you could alone. But if you are doing a low rep powerlifting style workout, it might not be the best choice.

Answer these questions to determine if Launch Fuel is an appropriate pre-workout for your lifting session:

  • Is your workout under 30 minutes?
  • Is your workout under 100 combined reps?
  • Do you rest for more than 3 minutes between sets?
  • Do you want a 'rush', 'surge', or 'tweaked' type of energy feeling?
  • Are you looking for a 'pump'?

If you answered no to three or more of those questions, Launch Fuel might be a good addition to your pre-workout preparation.

Here's a review from strength training guru and supplement skeptic William Wayland on his experience with using Launch Fuel for lifting - Powering Through Review 



Written for Q5 Sports Nutrition — August 20, 2014

Q5 Cafe Mocha - Lynne Doucette

A quick and easy recipe to get your day off on the right track, Q5 Cafe Mocha.

This was sent in by Q5 VIP customer and all around cool chick Lynne Doucette!

She starts every day with this killer blend:

  • 1 cup chilled brewed coffee (your choice)
  • 1 scoop Q5 Rich Chocolate New Zealand Whey
  • 1/3 cup organic coconut milk

mix in a blender or shaker cup and enjoy!


Thanks Lynne!

If you have a favorite recipe using Q5 products send it along with a good quality picture of the finished product to bill @ q5labs.com. If we use it on the blog we'll send you a $10 gift card as a thank you!


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Written for Q5 Sports Nutrition — August 15, 2014

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Injury Survey - FREE Book

Robson Moura Q5 Athlete and very flexible fighter

Let's face it kids, we're not playing patty cakes on the mats. While there are other sports that probably have more devastating injuries, there isn't a grappler I know who hasn't hurt something at some point.

Gentle art my ass.

So how do you compare with your training partners from around the world? Here's your chance to find out!

I'm doing research for an upcoming book, Joint Pain Relief - The Ultimate Guide for Athletes. And if you're willing to help out by taking a quick survey, I'll send you a digital copy for FREE when it's published. I'll also send you the compiled results of the survey once they are available.

So, if you want to get in on the free book deal just click the link below to fill out the survey! Thanks for your help!

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Written for Q5 Sports Nutrition — July 03, 2014

New Lower Shipping Rates for International Orders

I've been getting a lot of heat for a while now from customers who weren't crazy with our sky high international shipping rates. And I can't blame them! To be honest I never expected so many international orders when I started Q5 so we just weren't prepared to handle the demand and the logistics of international shipping when we started.

So I'm excited to announce that we now have a new shipping partner that will allow us to lower international shipping rates across the board, and speed up delivery times as well! Starting immediately all international orders will ship via DHL Global Mail. The shipping rate chart is listed below.

We will ship anywhere in the world, but it's your responsibility to make sure you don't import anything that would be illegal in your country, and you'll need to pay any relevant duties and taxes. It's impossible for us to know the laws and rates for every country.

Shipping via DHL Global Mail provides limited tracking ability and usually arrives to you 8- 16 days after you place your order for in stock items.

Written for Q5 Sports Nutrition — June 16, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

But then I became a father.

Now it wasn't all about me anymore. If I half assed this gig and screwed it up, it was my kids who would have to pay the price.

So, for the first time in my life I had to put in 100% effort. I had to dig deeper than I ever had. I had to push even harder when I really just felt like quitting.


Written for Q5 Sports Nutrition — June 15, 2014