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There are lots of supplements that are being sold in various health and vitamin stores today but many of them generally provide inadequate results when it comes to simultaneous weight loss and muscle gain program. However, there are few outstanding supplemental products that truly provide good results in a short amount of period. These selected supplement products do wonders to the human body because of the four essential ingredients that were incorporated into them. The four important ingredients include the Policosanol, Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), Green Tea Extracts and Age Garlic Extract. The supplement products that have these ingredients are known as PAGG Stack and they were created based on Timothy Ferriss’ 4 Hour Body program.

kirkland vs Pareto

In this article we will be comparing two specific PAGG stack supplement products from two well-known manufacturers, Kirkland Science Labs and Pareto Nutrition. Kirkland Science Labs name their supplement product the 4 HB PAGG while Pareto Nutrition simply named theirs PAGG. Some of the subject that will be compared will include quantity information on Policosanol, Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), Green Tea Extracts, Aged Garlic Extract, and Biotin.

Kirkland Science Labs 4HB StackThe first important ingredient that will be compared is the amount of Policosanol that are found on each capsule. Policosanol is a substance that is found in nature and is known to increase the level of good cholesterol HDL while decrease the level of the bad cholesterol LDL. Both Kirkland Science Labs and Pareto Nutrition has added the same amount of Policosanol into each tablet which is 23 milligrams.

The next second ingredient that will be compared is the Alpha Lipoic Acid. This compound comes in two different forms, R-ALA and S-ALA. The former is found in nature and humans can produce it in discreet amount while the later don’t exist naturally and must be synthesized in the lab. Both manufacturers included ALA into their PAGG Stack product because it plays an important role in body fat metabolism. Both Kirkland Science Labs and Pareto Nutrition included exactly 150 milligrams of Alpha Lipoic Acid per capsule.

The third ingredient is Green Tea Extracts. Historians has documented that ancient Chinese and Japanese civilizations consumed green tea because it has some beneficial effects on the human body. However, the beneficial effects of green tea were not clearly understood until the discovery of flavanol by the Japanese scientists in 1990’s. Flavanols from the green tea caught the attention of many scientists because it has a compound called Epigallocatechin gallate or ECGC, a potent antioxidant enzyme that defend the body from free roaming radicals. The amount of Green Tea Extracts that were added by the manufacturers are slightly different. Kirkland Science Labs incorporated exactly 325 milligrams while Pareto Nutrition included 542 milligrams.

You might be wondering why aged garlic extract were also included into the PAGG supplements? One of the important reasons is due to the presence of a compound called Allicin, which are predominantly found in these extract. Allicin help suppress appetite and also induces the human body to breakdown reserve fats in which the body can utilize as energy. Kirkland Science Labs and Pareto Nutrition both added 200 milligrams on their PAGG Stack products.

Although it might not be considered as important as the four ingredients that were discussed above, Biotin was included Pareto Nutrition PAGGinto the PAGG supplement products by both companies because this water-soluble Co-enzyme plays an important role in gluconeogenesis. Gluconeogenesis is metabolic pathway that requires the action of Biotin where various amino acids and other available substrates are utilize to produce energy in which the body can use. Both manufacturers claimed that each capsule contains 100 micrograms of biotin.

As you probably already know that PAGG stack supplements in general comes in two different types capsules, a day capsule which is taken before eating lunch and another called the night capsule which is taken before going to bed. The quantities of capsules that are found in both the day bottle and the night bottle are exactly the same. Both Kirkland Science Labs’ 4HB PAGG and Pareto Nutrition’s PAGG has a total of 78 capsules on the day bottles and 26 capsules on the night bottles. The quantity of capsules on both bottles is designed to last one entire month.

Even though both Kirkland Science Labs and Pareto Nutrition provide an almost identical PAGG stack supplement, their pricing of their products is what really separates them from each other. Kirkland Science Labs sells their 4 HB Stack for $59 while Pareto Nutrition’s PAGG who is selling an almost exactly the same product for about $99.