David Panarelli

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Triathlete, CO

Competitive Highlights

First 3 years I raced only sprint. Best time was 1:30:27. Last year I raced Olympic distance. My best time of the season was 2:41:50. I believe with the right training and support I can reach 2:30 min.  I would also like to attempt a half Ironman at the end of 2013 season.

How BRL Sports supplements works for me (User since January 2013)

My name is Dave Panarelli. I have been using EPO-Boost for over a year now and I want to tell you my story and what EPO-Boost has done for me.

I am currently 45 years old and have spent the last 20 years training and teaching the martial arts, which physically has been no easy experience. I am also entering my 4th year racing triathlon. Endurance racing has become a personal quest of mine.

I have a blood disorder called Beta-Thalassemia minor. Thalassemia is a genetic (inherited) blood disorder that has a defective production of hemoglobin, the protein that enables red blood cells to carry oxygen and carbon dioxide. With me, what basically happens is, my red blood cells are smaller in size and the oxygen doesn’t bind as well and therefore appears to leak the O2 levels from the cell. My Dr. has stated I am operating on about 15% less oxygen per cell than a normal red blood cell would carry. So, I am already behind the game when it comes to competing with my fellow age-groupers.

As you know, EPO-Boost works at the cellular level. The all-natural herb Echinacea purpurea is clinically shown to increase Erythropoietin (EPO) production, which is the hormone responsible for stimulating the production of red blood cells. The greater the red blood cell production, the greater the body’s ability to absorb oxygen, which is what gives an athlete the strength and endurance to race and compete in your given sport of choice.

After about 3-4 weeks of taking EPO-Boost, I really started noticing a difference in my abilities. Running is the hardest for me and as I would participate in speed work at the track with my fellow Park City Triathlon Team members, my 400’s and 800 times were starting to get faster. As the summer progressed and training progressed, I decreased my 1600m from 9:00 to 8:10. After recently recovering from knee surgery in December 2011, I am at 8:34 pace for my 1600m. I am on my way to decreasing my 8:10 pace to under 8:00 this season. Now for most people, these times are not that fast. But for me it’s everything. My swim and bike times are decreasing and strength is increasing much faster than ever before when I was not utilizing EPO-Boost. My recovery time is much faster as well. Before it would take me two days to recover after a run. Now I can run after one day’s rest. For me, that is pretty significant. If for the first time in my life, I am able to compete and improve my condition, just think of how EPO-Boost can benefit someone who does not have any O2 deficiencies. I am completely sold on this product and will continue to use it and benefit from continued successes.

Thank you Biomedical Research Laboratories of San Francisco, Ca. for your important and valued research!

Todd Parker

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Former Pro Triathlete, Endurance Sports Coach

Competitive Highlights

2012, The Ultimate One Day Race – The Total 200, 215-miler, 3rd Overall
2011, Broke the Pennsylvania Cycling Across the State Record, 400 miles, 32,000 feet of climbing, 25 hours

Professional Certifications:

Certifications as a USA Cycling Coach, Endurance Sports Trainer, Personal Trainer, and Strength & Conditioning Specialist.

Update 2013

I love your products, which have been instrumental in me achieving major breakthroughs such as breaking the Pennsylvania State Crossing Record, 3rd in a 215mile race (of all ages), and 600 miles and 40,000 ft of climbing through Death Valley in 5 days… And BTW, I turn 50 in another month. Your products are a major contributor to my successes and recovery between training and racing. Coach Todd Parker

How VO2-Boost works for me (User since October 2010)

I recently completed the Pennsylvania Crossing Ride, which totaled 400 miles and 32,000+ feet of climbing, completed in 25 hours. I chose to make this a new charity ride (PA Ride for Kids), raising money for children needing facial reconstructive surgery, which 100% goes directly into The Beyond Face Fund.
This ride was extremely physically and mentally challenging; an event that ended up being historical, and pushed me to the limits of my abilities. In nearly 24 hours, we rode and climbed similarly comparable to 3 days of the Tour de France.

Besides water, I exclusively used TriFuel® to help maintain my hydration, blood sugar, muscular endurance, focus, amino acids, and electrolytes. I also used VO2Boost for the 2 months leading up to the ride. Unequivocally, TriFuel® and VO2Boost played a critical role in the success of this monumental event, and I am extremely thankful that your products work.

Todd Parker, Former Pro Triathlete, Exercise Physiologist, Endurance Sports Coach, Strength Coach, Personal Trainer, Author, Public Speaker

Dustin Beller

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Triathlon, Running, Open Water Swimming, Cycling, Lifeguarding

Competitive Highlights

1st Place Overall Patriot Triathlon-Sprint
5th Place Overall Beaches Fines Arts Series Triathlon Sprint
3rd Place Age Group, 27th Overall Run for the Pies 5k (1500+ competitors)   2nd overall, 1st collegiate Battle of the Bridges
5th Collegiate at both Club Med 2575
5th Collegiate Clermont Draft-Legal Challenge
6th overall in Collegiate Omnium 2012-2013

How BRL Sports supplements works for me (User since January 2013)

“Having been on EPO Boost and TriFuel® for over a month, I feel more energized in my training. I focus better and get more out of my sessions with the TriFuel®. EPO boost helps me recover better in the downtime between hard workouts. With these tools in my arsenal, I’ve been able to handle a demanding race schedule that has sunk me in the past and instead come out with lifetime best results: my first overall win and 5th overall in an incredibly fast race 6 days apart. This stuff works!”*


*Individual Results May Vary

Jason Walkley

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Pro & Elite Age Group Team (Tri Training Harder) UK

Competitive Highlights

Jason finished the 2014 season as a Gold All World Athlete ranking inside the top 1% of all people competing in Ironman events across the world.

In 2013, he started the doing great (2x5th place & 4th place) in the three duathlons he has raced, the most recent being the European Long Distance Duathlon championships for Team GB (5th) and a 10th overall at a half marathon run.

Also he received an award from the CEO of Ironman, Andrew Messink, as a congratulations on my Ironman performances last year. He finished inside the top 5% of all Ironman finishers across the world and gained the ‘All World Athlete’ silver medal. “Had I have raced another Ironman event last year then I would have been awarded Gold”

2012 was a breakthrough season for Jason. He broke 3 hours for the London Marathon (2:58), did 10:04 at Ironman Nice and then 8 weeks later broke 10hours at Ironman UK (9:54) running the fastest marathon split out of the top 15 (3:19) on the way to finishing 11th.
And 5150  European Champion 2012 AG 30-34

How V02-Boost works for me (User since October, 2010)

“I have now been on the VO2 boost for about 3 weeks and in a Half Ironman Triathlon and I finished 19th Overall which included a Pro field! I also smashed my Half Marathon PB running off the bike by over 4 minutes! The gains I have made since using your products have been outstanding.” Jason Walkley, UK

Update 9/28 – “I have set a new PB over my half marathon distance by over 2 minutes. I just rode in the Tour of Britain Pro Cycling Stage 2 and finished 37th overall out of approximately 800 riders, covering 100 miles. I broke away from the peleton (pack) to finish 15 mins ahead! VO2-BOOST has continued to work wonders with my training giving me that edge when I need it.”

Carolina Colona

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XTERRA PRO Triathlete

Competitive Highlights

2013 XTERRA World Championship PRO 18th Place
2013 XTERRA EAST Championship PRO 9th Place
2012 Xterra World Championships 16th Pro 3rd American
2012 Shelby County ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships and XTERRA Southeast Championship 2:46:41
2010 1st in Age Group, 6th Overall XTERRA World Championship November
2009 1st Place overall amateur women’s division XTERRA Winter World Championship at Snowbasin
2008 1st Place overall amateur women’s division XTERRA Winter World Championship at Snowbasin
1st Place Dirty Triathlon in Canyon Lake TX 2007

How EPO-Boost and TriFuel works for me (User since Sept, 2010)

“I am an XTERRA PRO triathlete and use TRIFUEL for training and racing. On occasion I have run out of TRIFUEL during the run and experienced a dramatic loss of energy and even “bonked.” It is important to establish one’s own needs for the product to achieve the desired effects of increased (at least 10%) performance and endurance. This is why I use the products in all of my key training sessions to simulate race day situation. I am convinced that TRIFUEL has helped me consistently achieve PR times that were beyond my expectations. I highly recommend this well designed product for competitive athletes.”*

Note: Carolina won her first Xterra National Championship after using EPO-Boost for only 1 month in her age division, 6th overall. Congrats!*

*Individual Results May Vary

Mike Bowers

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Triathlete and USAT Coach

Competitive Highlights

Triathlete and Race Director
Multiple Ironman’s
Team USA 2009


USAT certified coach, race director

How EPO-Boost works for me (User since January, 2011)

Update 2013

I have been using Epo-Boost for 3 full years now and every since I started taking your product  my race times have improved.  2013 was the best year yet, at age 55 typically times would start to drop off a bit, but mine have not been dropping.  Prior to 2013 I had competed in 3 full iron distance races over the course of 6 years.  2013 I competed in 3 full Ironman races.  Ironman Texas in May, Kona in October and Arizona in November.  I improved my PR by 90 minutes in Arizona.  I also set a new PR in my half iron time at Buffalo springs 70.3  which is not consider to be an easy race.


At 54 years old, and had my fastest race! Typically you would see a slow down after the age of 50. With a wet suit I swim about a 28 minute swim and without a wet suit I swim about a 36. I swam a 30 min. that is 6 min faster. I think EPOBoost is giving me a boost. I drink TriFuel® on the bike amd it’s working for me.

I got 7th place out of 66 in my age group.

Also I did the pills for altitude in St George Utah Ironman they seemed to work well under the circumstances! I will attach a story I wrote for you might get a kick out of it.

I have a half Iron coming up June 24th Buffalo springs 70.3 in Lubbock Texas, I expect and have high hopes of setting a personal best at that Course. Also I have done that race about 6 or seven years now. I will report back after the race.

Tanya Houghton

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Competitive Highlights

2014 1st place AG Xterra Southeast Championship, AL.
2014 1st place overall female Xterra Myrtle Beach
2014 2nd AG IRONMAN 70.3 Florida

Professional Certifications:USA Triathlon (USAT) Certified Level 1 coach
USA Cycling (USAC) Certified Level 3 coach
US Track and Field (USATF) Certified Level 1 coach

How EPO-Boost  & TriFuel® works for me (User since August 24, 2010)

UPDATED APRIL 2014- “I started racing triathlons in 2008. As with any new athlete, there is a learning process that goes with learning a new sport, part of this process is your fueling. As the races get longer in distance, this process gets more difficult. I went through a year of bad choices. Things that may have worked for one race, but to only bomb on the next, or that would work in training, but in a race when you are pushing yourself to all extreme….the fueling fails. I experienced everything from stomach and leg cramps to headaches, GI distress to just plain bonking….running out of energy. I started using TriFuel in 2010, 1 month before the biggest race of my life….Ironman World Championships. I took a chance and not only tried 1 product, but 2. I combined the EPO Boost and Trifuel into my training for just about a month before I used it on my race. I placed top 10 in my age group at one of the biggest and most sought after races in the world.

After this experience of racing my best with not one issue on the course…..I never went back to anything else. I continue to see success in my training. I experience tremendous energy bursts toward the end of 100 mile bike training rides and run my fastest splits at the end of my long run training. This doesn’t happen with just any fuel. Trifuel is unique in that it is a pre, during and post workout fuel. It sets you up for a great training/race day, carries you to places you never thought possible, and prepares you for your next workout. There is nothing like this on the market. Today 4 years later, I am not only a double “All American” in 2 disciplines Road and Off Road Triathlons, but I am a USAT, USAC II and USATF certified coach that recommends this product to my athletes with great success. This fuel is part of their training plan….and it works!”*

Tanya Houghton, NC

2013 1st Overall Xterra Charlottesville
2013 1st Overall Blue Ridge Brutal 100 Bike Race
2013 1st Overall White Lake Half Iron
2013 1st Overall White Lake Half Iron
2013 2nd Place Ironman St Croix
2013 2nd Place Xterra Southeast Regional Championship
2013 1st Overall Bandits Challenge Triathlon
2013 1st Overall Xterra Whitewater

2012 1st Overall Xterra Hickory Knob
2012 1st Overall White Lake Half Iron
2012 1st Overall Xterra Tsali
2012 1st Place Ironman Augusta, 2nd Overall AG
2012 Xterra Regional Champion
2012 All American with Honors

2011 7th place in the USAT
2011 2nd Ironman Texas (Age) 5th Overall
2011 1st Ironman Muncie (Age) 5th Overall
2011 2nd overall in the Inside-Out Sports North Carolina Triathlon Series
2010 8th Place Ironman World Championships Kona, Hawaii.
2010 1st Open Masters title for the Inside/Out Sports North Carolina Triathlon Series
2010 3rd Place Ironman World Championship Clearwater FL


*Individual Results May Vary

Mark Swart & Debra Daley

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Mark and Debra are locally known as the Dynamic duo of the endurance community along Florida’s east coast! As a couple they have racked up over 100 podium appearances and 50 wins in the past 4 seasons.

How EPO-Boost works Us

“EPO Boost is one of the best performance enhancing supplements that is available. It has been a staple for me over the past 4 seasons and has helped me to achieve numerous results and accolades. I can say with certainty that EPO Boost has helped me to achieve Ironman “All World Athlete Gold status”, USAT All American status for 4 consecutive years and has helped me to realize goals and dreams as an endurance athlete that I never thought possible. I never race an important event without EPO Boost onboard!”* Mark Swart
I have been using BRL Sports products for 3 years and would not train without them. The new, non caffeinated products are a great addition to their line, as is their new recovery shake, Invigor8…The Caffeinated wild berry TriFuel is great toward the end of a long endurance training run when I need a kick and the lemon lime and berry flavors is a great, all of the training time. I have less soreness and recover better when I use these products, regularly. I recommend all of the BRL products highly.*” Debra Daley

Competitive Highlights

CHALLENGE ATLANTIC CITY 140.6 Triathlon June 2014    Mark Swart 1st AG Division   Debra Daley 2nd AG Division

Since coming on board with BRL Sports Nutrition in early 2011, they Both won the overall “Series Title” at the 2011 Club Med triathlon series , they also won the Masters titles at 2011’ Heartland triathlon and again at the 2012 Huntington’s Olympic triathlon in Miami Florida… in their first year of triathlon racing they both qualified for 70.3 Vegas with podium finishes in Augusta 70.3, then amazingly, 6 weeks after returning from Vegas with top 25 placings, they both punched their ticket to Vegas 70.3 worlds again in 70.3 Miami where Debra won the women’s 40-44 division!!!

Debra is a Yoga instructor and sales rep at Fleet feet sports in Stuart Florida and Mark, who is known as “The Sparrow” is a Physical Therapist at Florida Orthopaedic Specialists in Port St. Lucie FL.

Both are looking forward to an exciting racing season as part of a local team that they are building in Florida known as “Treasure Coast United” . This fast growing TC team is supported by the Tri-Athletica Sports store in Stuart, FL.

*Individual Results May Vary


Andrea Bess

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Brazilian, 4 Times IRONMAN World Championship Finisher and Fitness Trainer

How EPO-Boost works for me

“EPO-boost works like no other booster supplement out there in the market.
I used 1 every 2 hours at Ironman Busselton and it worked really well!
Zero fatigue! Tons of energy! Give a TRI to boost yourself *” December, 2014.

How TriFuel plus EPO-Boost work for Andrea’s preparation and racing IRONMAN World Championship, Kona 2014

“I was using the “magic combo”, TRIFUEL+EPOBOOST, during the 3 months prior to IRONMAN BRAZIL. That was my “A” race to qualify for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona HI, so I had no room for error!

I had to choose the right coach, the right bike, the right shoes, and of course the right NUTRITION very wisely! and… BANG!!! I GOT IT!!

EPOBOOST just gave me a huge confidence booster prior and DURING my race! And TRIFUEL’s taste is just perfect and it replenishes my body with all it needs. Always on my long training days, I knew that I would be ready for the next session, recovering faster for the next day challenge. I was completely amazed in how I felt post-race as well. Taking TRIFUEL every day after the race made my recovery time simply smoother and way faster than in any other Ironman experiences.

Now, for my next journey to KONA, I have the confidence that I’m in really good hands with my “magic combo” until and on race day! Obrigada! Thank you!  BRL Sports Nutrition*”

Competitive Highlights

– IRONMAN AUSTRALIA – 3rd Age Group and PR (Personal Record) 12/14
– IRONMAN BRAZIL – 05/14 ( 2nd. place) KONA QUALIFIED
– LAVAMAN KEAUHOU TRIATHLON SERIES – 11/13 ( 1st. AG – 7th. Overall)
– JENSON BUTTON TRUST TRIATHLON – UK – 08/2013 ( 8th. Overall )
– 70.3 BERLIN – GERMANY – 07/2013
– 70.3 IRONMAN OCEANSIDE 03/2013 / 5th place ( FASTEST BIKE SPLIT 35-39 )
– HAWAII CYCLING CLUB TIME TRIAL TEAM 17miles – 04/2013 – 1st. Overall ( average 27mph/43kmh)
– 3x KONA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2010/2011/2012 (1st. Hawaii female athlete finisher)
– IRONMAN 70.3 HAWAII ( HONU) 2012 / 3rd. Place + 2011/2010/2009/2008
– IRONMAN 70.3 PHILIPPINES 2012/1st. Place AG/ 8th overall (Las Vegas 70.3 slot for 2013)
– LAVAMAN KEAUHOU 2012 /. 4th overall
– LAVAMAN WAIKOLOA 2012 / 3rd. AG/ top10 overall ( 1.200 participants)
-IRONMAN 70.3 THAILAND 2012/ 2nd.AG / 8th. Overall
-IRONMAN ST. GEORGE 2012 / 5th. Place
-XTERRA PHILIPPINES 21k TRAIL RUN 2012 / 1st. Women Overall (qualified for XTERRA TRAIL RUN CHAMPIONSHIP 12/2012-
-70.3 MANGO RACES SERIES- kona (2012) 1st. Female overall ( 4:45)

About Andrea Bess

Brazil born and raised, now local Kona / Hawaii Triathlete, Triathlon Coach, Personal Trainer, Event Organizer, Community Fundraiser, Fitness Mentor- motivator and Fitness Group Instructor. Fitness Director at Pacific Island Fitness. Despite being a relative newcomer to the sport , Dea’s Triathlon performance continues to excel.

100% Brazilian Dea Bess always brings the ” SASSY ” and FEMININE side to the sport, where she keeps it REAL and keeps it FUN ! As a ” marketing machine ” Dea’s goals it’s to represent the brand and quality of any of her sponsors up to the MAX. with confidence and trust in whatever she’s representing!

“Looking forward to being part of the BRL SPORTS NUTRITION family and enjoy the journey  with you guys!!! Dea

*Individual Results May Vary

Dan McCluskey

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Ironman Triathlete

How EPO-Boost works for me (User since March, 2012)

“As an Elite Competitive Ironman Triathlete, I am constantly looking for ways to improve my training and nutritional needs. Since using EPO Boost and TriFuel in my training and Racing I have seen substantial improvements in my ability to train harder and race faster at lower perceived exertions than ever before, this helped me win my AG at Ironman Utah by a substantial margin. Thank You EPO Boost and TriFuel. Dan McCluskey “Ironman Utah Champion.*”

Competitive Highlights

Ironman Kona World Championship 2012 – 2nd Place Age Division (55-59)

2012 Ironman Saint George Utah AG Champion
6X Ironman World Championship Kona Hawaii 1995,2000,2005,2007,2009,2011,2012
2X Podium Finisher Ironman Canada 2011, and 2009- 3rd Place in each
2X Ironman New Zealand Competitor 2000 3rd place , and 2005

*Individual Results May Vary