Olympus Labs - TR1UMPH - 1Lbs/795g


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Many companies concoct supplement products with one objective, to make money.  They attempt to convince the consumer to purchase their product by making outlandish claims, promising unrealistic muscle and strength gains. They have no regard for the end user and their workout goals.  But, it does not have to be that way.  Olympus Labs prides itself on providing value to our customers.  In order to achieve that goal we actively engage with the consumer to provide supplements that can actually augment their training regimen. The DemiGod nation asked for a natural muscle builder and our masterful R&D team have delivered.  However, in typical Olympus Labs fashion we had to exceed expectations by formulating a product that is fit for a hardcore DemiGod!  It combines the health benefits of soy lecithin (SL) with other key potent ergogenic staples and mTOR activating ingredients to elicit the ultimate workout experience.  Each ingredient is appropriately dosed to elicit the maximum effect … It is the complete package!  Olympus Labs is proud to present TR1UMPH.

Why not just follow the advice of your “bro” who tells you to eat and grow?  Although a proper diet is an important part of any training regimen you cannot expect to ingest extra calories and pack on lean muscle without some associated fat gain.  That is where TR1UMPH comes in to ensure, with your diet and training in check, you achieve maximize gains.

What does your supplementation stack include? A pre-workout? A BCAA blend?  How about a product that will keep your body in an anabolic state 24/7?  TR1UMPH was designed for that very purpose. It is a daily anabolic and ergogenic supplement to help you grow, keep you in an anabolic state in and out of the gym by upregulating mTOR and also includes a host of special ingredients and a “Health and Wellbeing Activation matrix” in the fully transparent formula. 

TR1UMPH is headlined by 15g of Soy Lecithin extract which has a host of health benefits for bodybuilders and gym goers alike.  It simply gets better from there with the Maximum mTOR Activating matrix.  It consists of 20 mg of Stearoyl Vanillylamide and 100 mg of Rhodiola, extracted for 11% salidrosides, to propel your body into a anabolic state.  Most companies would have stopped there, but not Olympus Labs.  The Maximum Ergogenic Ignition matrix covers the daily essentials for elite athletic performance. The blend of 2.5g of creatine HCL, 2.5g of betaine, and 2g of L-Carnitine L-Tartrate (LCLT) will help to increase physical capacity and reduce fatigue .  Wait!  There is even more fuel to fire up your anabolic engine with the Maximum Energy, Endurance, Focus and Recovery Ignition blend.  It is comprised of 150mg of elevATP® to increase levels of ATP resulting in better endurance and 250mg of AlphaSize® Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline which delivers impressive focus and increased strength.  Also, there is 1.5g of L-Alanine and 1g of L-Glutamine because research has shown that they have a synergistic effect on muscle recovery.

There you have it, the ultimate natural anabolic and ergogenic formula is here with TR1UMPH.  It should come as no surprise that Olympus Labs is leading the way and with the fully transparent label you know you are getting effective doses of each ingredient.  TR1UMPH will ignite your anabolic engine and prepare you for battle because bodybuilding is a daily war and we will TR1UMPH!


TR1UMPH is headlined by a potent lean muscle building blend consisting of 20mg of Stearoyl Vanillylamide, better known as Capsaicin, which has been shown to be a strong mTOR activator.  With the addition of 100mg of Rhodiola, extracted for 11% salidrosides, it is the ultimate blend for stimulation of lean muscle.

I am sure you have heard of mTOR because several companies make outlandish claims that their product will increase it significantly. Let’s briefly examine what it is and how it can benefit resistance trained individuals in order to develop some “BS radar”.  mTOR is an abbreviation for the mammalian target of rapamycin.  It is a protein kinase that is a well-known regulator of cellular growth. It has been widely established through several studies that the kinase activity of mTOR is required for mechanically-induced increases in skeletal muscle, protein synthesis and hypertrophy. Ultimately the goal of any training regimen is to grow muscle, therefore an increase in mTOR is definitely desirable.

Capsaicin is an active component from chili peppers, but we used the non-pungent form, Stearoyl Vanillylamide in TR1UMPH to prevent any associated burning sensation when it is ingested.  Capsaicin is a transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) agonist. TRPV1 is a Ca2+ permeant non-selective cation channel expressed in a subpopulation of primary afferent neurons, conducting impulses inwards to the brain. It is included in TR1UMPH for its ability to induce increases in [Ca2+].  It has been established that the activation of mTOR and subsequent muscle hypertrophy requires a (TRPV1) mediated increase in intracellular calcium concentrations ([Ca2+]I).  Thus,  calcium signaling is a crucial step for mechanical load-induced activation of mTOR.

In an animal model,  muscle cells were treated with the TRPV1 agonist capsaicin to analyze the effect on [Ca2+] using Fluo-4. [Ca2+] was increased by capsaicin in wild-type but not in TRPV1-null muscle fibers, indicating that the capsaicin induced increases in [Ca2+]i were mediated by TRPV1 (Fig.1A and 1B).  Since [Ca2+] regulates divergent intracellular signaling pathways, the capsaicin-induced intracellular signaling events were further analyzed. Similar to previous observations, intramuscular injection of capsaicin induced phosphorylation of p70S6K at Thr389, an mTOR- regulated phosphorylation site that is necessary for p70S6K activation in addition to phosphorylation of the downstream target S6. Capsaicin also induced phosphorylation of p70S6K at Thr421/Ser424 and mTOR at Ser2448 and Ser2481. In addition to p70S6K, capsaicin induced phosphorylation of Erk1/2 and p38 MAPK, but not Akt, AMPKα, or GSK3β.


Figure 1. Capsaicin induces an increase of intracellular calcium levels in a TRPV1-dependent manner. (A) Ca2+-imaging using Fluo-4 of isolated wild-type single muscle fibers before or after treatment with capsaicin. (B) Quantitative analysis of Fluo-4 signal intensity.

Capsaicin can also improve lipolysis which is the decomposition of stored fat.  This process activates enzymes that increase production of Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) which activates protein kinase A.

In a study with 10 healthy males, ingestion of 150mg of capsaicin ingestion (150mg) enhances substrate oxidation associated with thermogenic sympathetic activity as an energy metabolic modulator without causing prolongation of the cardiac OT interval during aerobic exercise in humans.  In conclusion, it may be considered that capsaicin consumption 1 h before low intensity exercise (50% VT(max)) is a valuable supplement for the treatment of individuals with hyperlipidemia and/or obesity because it improves lipolysis without any adverse effects on the cardiac depolarization and repolarization process.

Prevention of muscle atrophy is based on either inhibiting protein-degradation pathways, which are activated during atrophy, or activating protein-synthesis pathways, which induce muscle hypertrophy. As we previously reviewed, Capsaicin achieves the latter.  Rhodiola Rosea Extract, a Scandinavian herb,  possesses a significant ability to reduce stress on the body, particularly exhaustion and fatigue, caused through physical exertion.  Rhodiola Rosea has also been shown to possess antioxidant properties which will also moderate undue stress to your body from intense exercise.

24 healthy volunteers, 12 male and 12 female, were given a dose of 100mg Rhodiola Rosea.  After just 4 days of supplementation a significant increase in time to exhaustion, VO2, VCO2, peak O2 output, and peak CO2 output was observed.

Another study, with 22 professional rowers, that were given 100mg of Rhodiola Rosea twice daily for a 4 week period found a significant increase in total plasma antioxidant capacity and a decrease in superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity.  SOD is an enzyme produced as a result of oxygen metabolism (ie. intensive activity) and can lead to cell damage if not mitigated.  These results suggest that continuous supplementation of Rhodiola Rosea can improve endurance.

As previously mentioned TR1UMPH contains a purer extract of Rhodiola Rosea which yields 11% Salidroside.  That is no coincidence!  Olympus Labs invested the extra money to reap the benefits of this ingredient because DemiGods deserve the best!  Based on research conducted on human bone marrow samples, Salidroside was found to induce the phosphorlyation of Akt, mTOR and p70 S6 kinase.  In addition, Salidroside stimulates ERK1/2 which is associated with cell migration and capillary tube formation.  Further research has identified that Salidroside has the ability to increase the mRNA level of genes involved in the regulation of Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) signaling pathway, including BMP2, BMP6 and BMP7.

BMPs include a large family of proteins within the TGF-beta superfamily of growth and differentiation factors. Members of the BMP family have been found to be key signaling molecules in embryogenesis, in species ranging from small flies to humans.  Research has shown BMP signaling is the fundamental signal for hypertrophy, specifically BMP7 which is the pathway that has the most influence on muscle growth.  BMP7 can stimulate osteoblast differentiation leading to formation of skeletal muscle.  Unfortunately the majority research on Salidroside is limited to testing on mice.  However, given the positive human data on Rhodiola Rosea and the preclinical data in humans it lends extra credibility to these findings.   


An ergogenic aid can be broadly defined as a substance used for the purpose of enhancing athletic performance.  There are several ergogenic aids that are so beneficial for high intensity exercise that they are considered “staples”. We included three such staples in TR1UMPH to elicit an increase in physical capacity and reduction in fatigue; 2.5g of creatine Hcl, 2.5g of betaine, and 2g of L-Carnitine L-Tartrate (LCLT).

Creatine is by far the most popular ergogenic supplement because it has proven to be effective by numerous studies.  In fact, it is likely the most studied performance enhancing supplement in the industry.  Of course we cannot review all of these studies so in order to be efficient; let’s review a meta-analysis.

One meta-analysis reviewed 16 studies involving healthy male and/or female subjects.  The summary difference in maximum weight lifted was 6.85kg (95% confidence interval [CI], 5.24-8.47) greater after creatine than placebo for bench press and 9.76 kg (95% CI, 3.37-16.15) greater for squats; there was no difference for arm curls. In 7 of 10 studies evaluating maximal weight lifted in young men (younger than 36 years) that engaged in resistance training there was no difference in cycle ergometer or isokinetic dynamometer performance.  The researchers concluded oral creatine supplementation combined with resistance training increases maximal weight lifted in young men. There is no evidence for improved performance in older individuals or women or for other types of strength and power exercises

A second meta-analysis of 96 English-language, peer-reviewed papers (100 studies), which included randomized group formation, a placebo control, and human subjects who were blinded to treatments was performed.  It compared the effects of creatine supplementation (CS) on effect size (ES) for body composition (BC) variables (mass and lean body mass), duration and intensity (< or = 30 s, [ATP-PCr = A]; 30-150 s [glycolysis = G]; >150 s, [oxidative phosphorylation = O]) of the exercise task, type of exercise task (single, repetitive, laboratory, field, upper-body, lower-body), CS duration (loading, maintenance), and subject characteristics (gender, training status).  ES was greater for changes in lean body mass following short-term CS, repetitive-bout laboratory-based exercise tasks < or = 30 s (e.g., isometric, isokinetic, and isotonic resistance exercise), and upper-body exercise. There is no evidence in the literature of an effect of gender or training status on ES following CS

TR1UMPH uses creatine hydrochloride (HCL) which is creatine bound with hydrochloric acid. It’s turned into a basic creatine molecule by stomach acid so you get all the benefits of creatine without any potential side effects like upset stomach.  Creatine HCL is also more acidic (ie. lower PH) than creatine monohydrate which makes it more soluble and would suggest an increase in absorption. Since it is better absorbed you can supplement with a lower dosage compared to creatine monohydrate to receive the same strength, power and muscle growth benefits.

Typically the pH in the upper gastrointestinal tract of healthy males and females is often low enough to counteract the neutral pH of creatine monohydrate (ie. pH ~7).  However, research shows after the administration of a solid and liquid meal gastric pH reached a peak of 6.7 pH and then declined gradually back to a fasted state after approximately two hours.  This data suggests supplementing with creatine monohydrate in a fed state could affect absorption.  Creatine HCL is a suitable alternative due to its lower pH value.

Trimethylglycine (TMG), typically referred to as betaine anhydrous, is derived from the beetroot and is an active metabolite of choline in the body. It serves a vital role in methylation in the body, particularly of the amino acid homocysteine to form methionine. Methionine contributes to the synthesis of creatine in the body.  Therefore supplementing with betaine will lead to an increase in muscle strength through its ability to increase creatine production in the body.  It also been found to increase protein synthesis.

One study, involving 12 trained men (age 19.7 ± 1.23 years), examined the effect of betaine supplementation on selected circulating hormonal measures and Akt muscle signaling proteins after an acute exercise session over the course of 2 weeks.  Betaine vs. placebo supplementation enhanced both the anabolic endocrine profile and the corresponding anabolic signaling environment, suggesting increased protein synthesis.

Twenty-three experienced strength trained men,  matched for training experience (4.8 ± 2.3 years) and body fat percentage (BF%: 16.9 ± 8.0%) were randomly assigned to either a placebo (PL; n = 12) or betaine group (BET; n = 11; 2.5 g/day), and completed a 6 week periodized training program to assess the effect of long term betaine supplementation on body composition, performance, and homocysteine thiolactone (HCTL).  Arm CSA increased significantly (p < .05) in BET but not PL. No differences existed between group and time for changes in thigh CSA. Back squat training volume increased significantly (p < .05) for both groups throughout training. Bench press training volume was significantly (p < .05) improved for BET compared to PL at microcycles one and three. Body composition (BF%, FM, LBM) improved significantly (p < .05) in BET but not PL.  A significant interaction (p < .05) existed for HCTL, with increases from BL to week 2 in PL, but not BET. Additionally, HCTL remained elevated at week 4 in PL, but not BET.  The study concluded that six-weeks of betaine supplementation improved body composition, arm size, bench press work capacity, attenuated the rise in urinary HCTL, and tended to improve power.


Figure 2. Body fat percentage for placebo (n = 12) and betaine (n = 11) for pre- and post-treatment. Note: Significantly (p < .05) different than pre-treatment

L-carnitine is synthesized from the amino acids lysine and methionine and performs

essential functions in human metabolism.  L-carnitine supplementation has been found to have a beneficial effect on markers of postexercise metabolic stress and muscle damage.

A study involving eight healthy males examined the required dose of l-carnitine to elicit a reduction in postexercise metabolic stress and muscle damage.  The study participants were given doses of 0g, 1g, and 2g of LCLT for 3 weeks and then performed a bout of resistance exercise (5 sets of 15-20 repetition maximum with a 2-min rest between sets) with associated blood draws. Serum carnitine concentrations increased (p < or = 0.05) following the 1g and 2g doses, with the 2-g dose providing the highest carnitine concentrations. The 1g and 2g doses reduced postexercise serum hypoxanthine, serum xanthine oxidase, serum myoglobin, and perceived muscle soreness. In conclusion, both the 1g and 2g doses were effective in mediating various markers of metabolic stress and of muscle soreness. Use of LCLT appears to attenuate metabolic stress and the hypoxic chain of events leading to muscle damage after exercise.

18 healthy and active subjects (9 female and 9 male) participated in a double-blind, placebo, balanced treatment presentation and crossover design where they ingested 2 g/d of l-carnitine for 24 days to examine markers of performance and recovery from physical exertion.  Two grams of l-carnitine supplementation had positive effects and significantly (P < or = .05) attenuated biochemical markers of purine metabolism, free radical formation, muscle tissue disruption, and muscle soreness after physical exertion


With the incredible increase in mTOR in TR1UMPH you will lifting heavier and packing on muscle.  Olympus Labs would be remiss if we formulated a product that provided just a good workout because that’s not enough, every workout should be exceptional!  To that end we assembled a blend that when combined with the maximum mTOR activation and maximum ergogenic ignition matrices will deliver amazing workouts.  This potent matrix is headlined by 150mg of elevATP® that will increase levels of ATP and subsequently improve endurance and 250mg of AlphaSize® Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline for intense focus.  Finally, 1.5g L-Alanine and 1g of L-Glutamine because research has shown that they have a synergistic effect on muscle recovery.

elevATP® is a patented ingredient consisting of a proprietary blend of plant bio-inorganic trace minerals and a polyphenol-rich apple extract.  elevATP® is not Adenosine 5’-Triphosphate DiSodium (ATP), it is a supplement that will increase levels of ATP in human blood following ingestion. elevATP® seeks to remedy several issues with supplementation with oral ATP; its poor bioavailability and its tendency to increase reactive oxygen species (ROS) and lactic acid production.  Just as you would supplement with Forskolin to increase cAMP rather than CAMP itself, you can supplement with elevATP® to raise ATP.

In a double blind, placebo-controlled study, 18 generally healthy adults were given either a 150 mg dose of elevATP® or 50 mg of an encapsulated silica oxide (placebo).  The researchers measured an acute increase in blood levels of ATP by 64% (P=0.02) when compared to the placebo group.  In addition, the ROS and lactate level in the supplemented group were unchanged.

Alpha-Glycerylphosphorylcholine (Alpha-GPC) increases levels of acetylcholine in the body, which help give an increased focus during a workout.  It is an ideal ingredient to supplement pre-workout on an empty stomach.  TR1UMPH uses the patented version, AlphaSize® which can also improve power output.

In a randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover design, seven men with at least two years of resistance training experience ingested 600mg A-GPC (as AlphaSize®) or a placebo 90-minutes prior to completing 6 sets × 10 repetitions of Smith Machine squats at 70% of their predetermined 1-repetition maximum.   Measurements were taken 30 minutes post-exercise and then the subjects performed three sets of bench press throws at 50% of their predetermined 1-repetition maximum to assess peak force, peak power, and rate of force development. All trials were performed after an overnight fast, a 48-hour abstention from intense exercise, and during the same time of day to minimize diurnal variation.  Compared to baseline (pre) values, peak GH increased 44-fold during A-GPC (from 0.19 ± 0.06 to 8.4 ± 2.1 ng/mL) vs. 2.6-fold during placebo (from 1.9 ± 0.8 to 5.0 ± 4.8 ng/mL, P < 0.03) (Figure 3). Peak bench press force was 14% greater in A-GPC (933 ± 89 N) vs. placebo (818 ± 77 N, P < 0.02).


Figure 3. Change in growth hormone of subjects post-exercise (A-GPC vs placebo)

L-glutamine is an amino acid that comprises more than 60% of skeletal tissue.  Supplementation with l-glutamine is believed to reduce recovery time and aid in protein synthesis.  Glutamine has been shown to inhibit protein breakdown in rat skeletal muscle.  However, a human study conducted seems to refute that assertion.  But let’s not write off glutamine just yet because recent research has shown that supplementation of l-glutamine with the amino acid l-alanine can alleviate this issue hence the inclusion of both in TR1UMPH to help your body recover.


TR1UMPH features 15g of Soy Lecithin extract which has a myriad of health benefits.  These benefits are realized through ingredients extracted from soy lecithin, particularly Phosphatidylcholine (PC), Phosphatidylserine (PS) and Phosphatidic acid (PA) which are all phospholipids.

But bro, soy?  No thanks, soy products are for women.  Allow me to disabuse of that notion right now.  Because that is “bro-science”, plain and simple.  Healthy males should have no qualms with supplementation of Soy Lecithin.  It has been proven to be safe by several clinical studies with actual “bros”.

One example of the health benefits of Soy Lecithin supplementation is its positive effect on cholesterol.  Hypercholesterolemic patients were administered 500 mg of soy lecithin to evaluate the effect on cholesterol homeostasis and hepatic lipoprotein metabolism.  The results showed a reduction of 40.66% and 42.00% in total cholesterol and of 42.05% and 56.15% in LDL cholesterol after treatment for one and two months, respectively. A significant reduction in total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol concentrations was observed during the first month of treatment.


Figure 4. Total cholesterol (CH, mg/dL) and cholesterol concentration in lipoproteins (mg/dL) before and 2 months after placebo administration. The error bars represent statistical significance (P < .001).

The data clearly shows that soy lecithin is not only safe but effective for healthy males.  Furthermore, bodybuilders have been supplementing with soy lecithin for years due to its health benefits.  However, TR1UMPH is far from a basic soy lecithin supplement.  Olympus Labs goes above and beyond to provide Innovation, Value and Results to our customers.  TR1UMPH augments the impressive benefits of soy lecithin with the 3 other potent matrices in the formula.


Do not trust the questionable practices of the majority of supplement companies claiming their underdosed formulas will increase mTOR.  Another marketing tactic used by such companies is to claim that their branch chain amino acid (BCAA) product will activate mTOR.  Is that enough?  Why just upregulate mTOR intra-workout, when you can be upregulating mTOR 24/7! 

If packing on size in the form of muscle is your goal then TR1UMPH definitely should be apart of your supplement arsenal.  The general health benefits of Soy Lecithin alone are impressive but when combined with the three other matrices in TR1UMPH and a solid exercise routine, ridiculous gains will follow.  The Maximum mTOR Activator blend ingredients will stimulate protein synthesis and muscle hypertrophy leading to increases in skeletal muscle.  The Maximum Ergogenic Ignition matrix further aids your workouts by increasing physical capacity and reducing fatigue.  When you thought it couldn’t get any better, the Maximum Energy, Endurance, Focus and Recovery Ignition matrix takes it to another level. 

There you have it, the ultimate natural muscle building formula is here with TR1UMPH.  It is a daily anabolic and ergogenic supplement to help you grow, keep you in an anabolic state in and out of the gym.  It should come as no surprise that Olympus Labs is leading the way and with the fully transparent label you know you are getting effective doses of each ingredient. TR1UMPH will ignite your anabolic engine and prepare you for battle because bodybuilding is a daily war and we will TR1UMPH!

Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 1 scoop 30-45 minutes prior to working out. On rest days, take 1 scoop anytime of the day.