GET STRONGER – FASTER
A tournament, in medieval times, was a long and difficult contest that tested one’s physical ability to the limit, not unlike a modern workout regime, which is now vital for getting and staying physically fit.
However, any physical exertion should always be followed by recovery, as only this will allow your body to adapt to the strain to which is subjected and take your performance to the next level. King of Spades Tournament is a special blend designed to provide physically active men with everything necessary to constantly raise their physical ability, recover faster from exertion, and be consistent in their workouts thanks to a stronger immune system.
In the words of Socrates: ‘It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.’ Tournament is a unique and 100% research-based supplement blend for the physically active man, with a carefully devised formula of the absolute highest quality. That is because – just like you – we will accept nothing less than the best!
WHAT TOURNAMENT DOES FOR YOU
Tournament is a blend of effective active ingredients, all of which have been shown in studies to support a physically active lifestyle. One serving contains:
COLOSTRUM (BOVINE) – 3.3 G
- Boosts the immune system of athletes
- Promotes intestinal health
Colostrum is highly nutritious ‘first milk’ from bovines that is produced immediately after the delivery of a newborn calf and collected within 24 hours thereof. As bovine calves need less colostrum than the mother produces, it can be used perfectly ethically as a dietary supplement.
According to research, colostrum boosts the immune system of physically active males. As constant intense physical exertion weakens the body’s resistance to disease, colostrum can help you to continue exercising even in times of increased risk of infection.
In addition, colostrum promotes intestinal health. Physically active men often suffer from leaky gut syndrome, where toxins and bacteria can pass through the lining of the intestinal tract when the body is subjected to high physical strain. Colostrum has been shown in studies to have a significant restorative effect on the intestinal lining, as well as various benefits for the gut microbiota.
See below for references to the research.
WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE – 15 G
- Increases strength and muscle mass
- Increases bone density
- Helps maintain muscle mass during periods of lower physical activity and dieting
Whey protein is an integral part of an active lifestyle, helping to immediately start the body’s recovery processes after physical exertion thanks to its extremely rapid absorption (Reitelseder 2011; Bilsborough 2006). Whey protein has been shown in studies to help both maintain and increase muscle mass and strength, as well as bone density.
PEA PROTEIN ISOLATE – 10 G
- Same effect as whey protein
- Creates a longer-lasting anabolic environment in the body
- Easy to digest
Excessive consumption of whey protein can cause abdominal discomfort. That is why nearly half of the protein in King Of Spades Tournament comes from pea protein isolate, which has one of the best amino acid profiles of all plant-based proteins and provides equivalent benefits to whey protein (Babault 2015; Banaszek 2019).
In addition, pea protein has excellent bioavailability but is absorbed more slowly, creating a longer-lasting anabolic environment in the body than when consuming whey protein alone (Bilsborough 2006).
CREATINE MONOHYDRATE – 4 G
- Helps the body’s cells to produce energy
- Increases muscle power
- Boosts endurance
- Reduces fatigue
Creatine is an organic acid that occurs naturally in the muscles and helps the body’s cells to produce energy. Creatine supplementation is one of the best researched, safest, and most effective ways to boost strength and performance, while also reducing feelings of fatigue and depression and protecting the muscles.
HOW TO USE TOURNAMENT
Mix 1 scoop of Tournament (34 grams) with 200 ml of water or milk. For a smooth texture and the best flavour, shake in a shaker bottle until the powder is completely dissolved. Consume immediately after a workout, or as a quick snack on non-workout days.
A low-dose, 6-week bovine colostrum supplementation maintains performance and attenuates inflammatory indices following a Loughborough Intermittent Shuttle Test in soccer players. Kotsis Y1, Mikellidi A1, Aresti C1, Persia E1, Sotiropoulos A2, Panagiotakos DB1, Antonopoulou S1, Nomikos T3. Eur J Nutr. 2018 Apr;57(3):1181-1195.
Effects of bovine colostrum on recurrent respiratory tract infections and diarrhea in children. Saad K1, Abo-Elela MG, El-Baseer KA, Ahmed AE, Ahmad FA, Tawfeek MS, El-Houfey AA, AboulKhair MD, Abdel-Salam AM, Abo-Elgheit A, Qubaisy H, Ali AM, Abdel-Mawgoud E. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Sep;95(37)
Potential benefits of colostrum in gastrointestinal diseases. Menchetti L1, Traina G2, Tomasello G3, Casagrande-Proietti P1, Leonardi L1, Barbato O1, Brecchia G4. Front Biosci (Schol Ed). 2016 Jun 1;8:331-51.
Effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on upper respiratory illness in active males. Jones AW1, Cameron SJ2, Thatcher R3, Beecroft MS2, Mur LA2, Davison G4. Brain Behav Immun. 2014 Jul;39:194-203.
The effect of bovine colostrum on viral upper respiratory tract infections in children with immunoglobulin A deficiency. Patıroğlu T1, Kondolot M. Clin Respir J. 2013 Jan;7(1):21-6.
The effect of bovine colostrum supplementation on salivary IgA in distance runners. Crooks CV1, Wall CR, Cross ML, Rutherfurd-Markwick KJ. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2006 Feb;16(1):47-64.
Effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on immune variables in highly trained cyclists. Shing CM1, Peake J, Suzuki K, Okutsu M, Pereira R, Stevenson L, Jenkins DG, Coombes JS. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2007 Mar;102(3):1113-22.
Modulation of human humoral immune response through orally administered bovine colostrum. He F1, Tuomola E, Arvilommi H, Salminen S. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2001 Aug;31(2):93-6.
Oral Supplementation with Bovine Colostrum Decreases Intestinal Permeability and Stool Concentrations of Zonulin in Athletes. Maciej Hałasa,1,* Dominika Maciejewska,1 Magdalena Baśkiewicz-Hałasa,2 Bogusław Machaliński,2 Krzysztof Safranow,3 and Ewa Stachowska1. Nutrients. 2017 Apr; 9(4): 370.
The nutriceutical bovine colostrum truncates the increase in gut permeability caused by heavy exercise in athletes. Marchbank T1, Davison G, Oakes JR, Ghatei MA, Patterson M, Moyer MP, Playford RJ. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2011 Mar;300(3):G477-84.
Co-administration of the health food supplement, bovine colostrum, reduces the acute non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced increase in intestinal permeability. Playford RJ1, MacDonald CE, Calnan DP, Floyd DN, Podas T, Johnson W, Wicks AC, Bashir O, Marchbank T. Clin Sci (Lond). 2001 Jun;100(6):627-33.
Exercise-induced stress behavior, gut-microbiota-brain axis and diet: a systematic review for athletes. Allison Clark1 and Núria Mach. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2016; 13: 43.