OptygenHP is designed to help increase the body's ability to adapt to hight levels of physical stress.

Two of the main adaptogens used in Optygen HP (Rhodiola and Cordyceps CS4) were first used by Tibetan Sherpas to help climb Mt Everest.


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First Endurance introduced the world to Optygen back in 2002. Since then, there have been a number of additional studies done that show Optygen helps reduce cortisol levels. By modulating cortisol, you experience better recovery, an increase in VO2, improved oxygen utilization and enhanced performance. 



A: For best results take 4 capsules 30-40 minutes prior to exercise each day. 

A: The proprietary matrix consists of three key nutrients. This nutrient blend is only available in the new OptygenHP product. The blend consistes of Eleutherococcus senticosus (ES) extract, highly fractionated Panax notoginseng (PN) extract and Rosa Roxburghii (RR) fruit extract.

A: For best results, use OptygenHP/Optygen during all intense training. For best results, OptygenHP/Optygen should be used consistently for many months. If you start taking Optygen a week before a race, benefits will be minimal.


Following exhaustive exercise, athletes fight inflammation, battle oxidative stress, need to repair torn muscle tissue, and have depleted essential glycogen stores. Glycogen is the primary storage carbohydrate in muscles and liver totaling approximately 2,000Kcal in a trained athlete. Muscle glycogen is generally known as the main fuel for strenuous sports activity. Unlike fat, this fuel can be mobilized rapidly under anaerobic condition, which typically occurs under various acute/exhaustive physical exercises. 

Glycogen re-synthesis is the process of converting consumed food into stored glycogen. Even with optimal recovery after a hard workout, full glycogen re-synthesis is difficult to attain within 24 hours and subsequent workouts can begin to suffer. This is especially true when working out or racing for multiple days back to back. Having the ability to replenish glycogen to a greater degree allows athletes to bounce back from exhaustive exercise faster and be better prepared for the next day of training or racing.

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Dosage recommendations: Take 4 capsules daily with a meal. 

*Daily Value Not Established

Other Ingredients: gelatin red capsules

Chelavite is a registered trademark of Albion laboratories, Inc.
Covered by Albion international, Inc., U.S. Patent 5,614,553.



Amazing Product!

Review by S Bay
Overall ★★★★★
In February 2013 shortly after having my first child I had my LT tested (treadmill). I started taking OptygenHp in May after I finished nursing. With training and the use of OptygenHp my LT went from 8.5 mph (4.1 mM lactate) to 9.5 mph (4.8 mM lactate) in June of 2013. As for actual race results in my first Olympic distance triathlon of the season (June 2013) I ran a 39:14. (Posted on 3/22/2014)

Not Snake Oil

Review by Peyton H
Overall ★★★★★
Many such products can be deemed little more than "snake oil", but Optygen HP really works. Since first implementing Optygen HP into my daily nutrition plan last winter, I have set PRs across the board, and only missed one (unscheduled) day to illness the entire year. Great product! (Posted on 1/8/2014)

Amazing product

Review by AAZ
Overall ★★★★★
I´m a 42 y/o triathlete. Train twice daily 7 days/w . After aprox 2 weeks of use, I´ve noticed significant improvements in VO2; on muscle power and endurance; less fatigue signs during sessions; and amazing reduction in muscle soreness and recovery time. A+ product!! (Posted on 9/17/2013)

Extremely Impressed!!!!

Review by RMM
Overall ★★★★★
Been using Optygen HP for about 3 months now, with initial expectation being very low. All I can say is this product is true to its word. Everything it claims, it delivers: recovery, energy, power, improved times with less effort, etc!!! I'm extremely impressed and I definitely would recommend!!!! Get a couple bottles and give yourself a gift!! (Posted on 9/5/2013)

Good but costly

Review by James
Overall ★★★★
I like the supplement and believe it has helped me recover. The "new and improved" formula may have priced me out though (20% increase). Ouch. (Posted on 7/22/2013)

HP working great

Review by hideano
Overall ★★★★
not ready to give it 5 stars, but so far I have noticed more energy. I want to go out and train more... recovery is definitely quicker. Remember to do the load up phase then use normally. Best to start 5-6 weeks before you big event unless you get yourself 2 bottles. (Posted on 7/21/2013)

Great Product

Review by TGriz
Overall ★★★★★
I'm on my second bottle of the new HP. The main improvements have been in recovery times. While on the bike after hard climbs the recovery time is a lot quicker so I ride faster over all. On the flats I can push harder longer again improving my overall ride times. Also, the over night recovery is better, I don't have that "dead legs" feeling after back to back hard training days.

One side effect that I noticed is that about 45 minutes to an hour after taking the 4 pills I get a prickly heat itch on my entire body, it lasts about 15-20 minutes before going away. It feels like my skin is itching everywhere from the inside out.

Overall I'm very happy with the product and feel it definitely works as advertised. (Posted on 7/10/2013)