One of Pure Lifestyle’s strength trainers, Joe Hewett, recently went to Toronto to take the Poliquin BioSignature Modulation Level One Certification. This is the first post of a six part blog series on the knowledge he acquired. Charles Poliquin is one of the world’s most successful strength trainers. His athletes have won hundreds of medals in over 17 different Olympic Sports and have also competed in the International Federation of Body Building (IFBB), the NHL and the NFL. He has published hundreds of articles in relation to strength training, nutrition and supplementation (Strength Sensei, 2015).
The Poliquin BioSignature Modulation is a 12-site skin-fold measurement process that is used to identify an individual’s body fat distribution. There is a proven connection between the areas where individuals store body fat and potential hormonal imbalances. Hormonal imbalances not only create an accumulation of body fat but may also result in other negative health consequences such as the inability to gain lean body mass, inflammation of joints, concentration difficulties, insomnia and lack of energy. The Poliquin BioSignature Modulation analyzes these imbalances in order to decrease body fat percentage, increase lean mass and improve overall health (Poliquin Group, 2015).
Based on the data retrieved from the 12-site skin-fold measurements and a comprehensive lifestyle questionnaire, a correlation is established and hormone imbalances are detected. The data is then entered in the Poliquin BioSignature Modulation Software to determine an individualized supplement protocol. This protocol recommends the Poliquin Foundational Five Supplements as well as a few primary and secondary supplements in order to optimize fat loss and increase lean body mass. The Foundational Five Supplements are as follows: fish oil, a multivitamin, vitamin D, magnesium and probiotics. If you can monetarily only afford to purchase two, it is most recommended to buy the fish oil and the multivitamin. There will be five posts following this one. Each post will contain information about noticing individual deficiencies, benefits of the supplements and recommended intake.
Pure Lifestyle will be offering a one hour consultation where one of its trained professionals will conduct the Poliquin BioSignature Modulation. The one hour appointment costs $65 for its existing clientele and $85 for those who currently are not Pure Lifestyle clients. It is recommended not to work out before the consultation. Appointments can be made by email (email@example.com) or phone call (204-338-7873).
The Poliquin Supplement Line is used and recommended by healthcare practitioners and professional athletes worldwide. The Poliquin Supplement brand meets or exceeds the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Guidelines for nutritional supplements. Below is a list stating the GMP that the Poliquin Group follows in order to guarantee the quality of its supplements.
– Ensure identity: They confirm exactly what their product contains.
– Authenticity: They use Poliquin signature formulas.
– Potency: The amounts said to be in the supplement are guaranteed to be in the product.
– Purity testing: The supplements contain only the ingredients indicated on the label.
– Raw materials safety: Any raw materials that do not fully meet Poliquin rigorous standards are rejected.
– Products testing: Products are tested for mold, yeast and bacteria counts, as well as heavy metals, toxins, herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, multiple chemical solvent residues, and other contaminants.
– Oil product testing: Products containing oil are tested for rancidity.
– Independent Lab Testing: Poliquin products are tested by an independent lab after manufacturing to ensure label claim and expiration dates (Poliquin Group, 2015).
Official Website for Charles Poliquin. (2015). Strength Sensei. Retrieved from http://www.strengthsensei.com/charles-poliquin/
Quality Assurance. (2015). Poliquin Group. Retrieved from http://main.poliquinstore.com/quality-assurance
Photo courtesy of Poliquin Performance Centre 2 (2001 – 2013)