Reducing Cortisol When Bodybuilding

What is cortisol and why should I want to reduce it?

Cortisol is called the body’s stress hormone because it is produced when your body or mind experience different kinds of stress. Stress is not always a negative thing. For example, it causes your body stress when you are lifting weights, but that is a positive and healthy activity. However, the results of excess cortisol production are not always positive. In fact, unless you make efforts to reduce cortisol while bodybuilding, you may experience a number of negative consequences. The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece can help mitigate these consequences in bodybuilders.

For one, you can experience elevated blood pressure, which can ultimately lead to a heart attack if left unresolved. In addition, excess cortisol levels during exercise can lead to chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and cosmetic consequences like increased belly fat. These effects are not good for anyone, but bodybuilders may see these as especially negative consequences when you’re sacrificing everything to sculpt your body and excel in bodybuilding competitions. There’s no room for fatigue and no room for belly fat. 

Additional symptoms resulting from exercise and cortisol increases include fatigue and decreased muscle tissue. These are the opposite of what you’re trying to achieve when you’re lifting, and it’s a major reason you should use some sort of cortisol blocker for bodybuilding. The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece is the most effective and natural way to benefit your body’s recovery mechanisms. Its use can lead to greater improvement during ensuing training sessions and all-around better training experiences — and outcomes.

The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece is not the same thing as a protective sports mouthguard because you don’t need a protective mouthguard for bodybuilding. What you do need is a mouthpiece that can increase the size of your airway, reduce cortisol and lactic acid production, and help to produce serious results for serious athletes, and that’s exactly what the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece does.



The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece directions your tongue down and forward and when you bite down, it creates the optimal airway opening. It's patented and scientifically proven with peer-reviewed, published research to provide athletes:

  • Increased Endurance: Reduces your respiratory rate by 20%.
  • Increased Strength: Improves muscular endurance.
  • Faster Recovery: Reduces cortisol build up levels by up to 50%.

How does the AIRWAAV work to reduce cortisol during bodybuilding?

Dr. Dena Garner made her dream of a superior performance-enhancing mouthpiece a reality over 15 years of research and development, testing the AIRWAAV on the elite athletes and cadets at the Citadel. It’s been engineered to provide maximum airway capacity in high-intensity athletes and bodybuilders. This leads to natural cortisol and lactic acid reduction, allowing for better levels of performance, endurance, and strength.

The mouthpiece is made of our patented VistaMaxx material, which is strong enough to withstand the pressure of clenching your teeth, but soft enough to be comfortable to wear workout after workout. The material does not absorb bacteria, so it will stay clear throughout months and years of use. Cleaning your AIRWAAV is easy—gentle soap or toothpaste and warm water will do a great job. 

The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece has two features that work together to increase your airway. First, there is the bite plate, which you can bite down on gently or clench more aggressively. This helps hold the mouthpiece in place while you’re lifting, but more importantly, it positions your jaw to increase your airway’s capacity. When you first receive your mouthpiece, you will mold it to fit your rear teeth. This only takes a couple of minutes using a microwave and a bowl of cold water. If you’re having orthodontic or other dental work done, there’s no reason to buy a new mouthpiece each time you visit your dentist because you can remold it as many times as you need. This makes it not only an effective solution to cortisol increases during bodybuilding, but makes it the most affordable solution as well.

The intake bar sits behind your lower front teeth and you’ll reach your tongue forward and down to tuck it under the bar. This bar and the bite plate work together to align your jaw and tongue so that your airway is opened by nearly 10 percent more than normal. This can immediately improve your respiratory rate by more than 20 percent, reducing both cortisol and lactic acid. The result is an increased ability to work harder, longer. In fact, after one intense workout, the AIRWAAV can help to reduce cortisol levels by up to 50 percent. Using the mouthpiece can improve your bench throw power and torque, force, and even your vertical jump.

Where can I get an AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece?

The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece was developed for bodybuilders who work hard to achieve their fitness and competition goals. It’s the best mouthpiece on the market and has the science to back it up. Add the fact that it’s completely affordable at less than $30, and it’s easy to see that it’s the best performance mouthpiece you could purchase. This is the mouthpiece for you if you are a dedicated bodybuilder who wants to see improved results using natural methods. Order the best performance mouthpiece today and see what a difference it can make in your strength, endurance, and recovery time.


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The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece

double_arrow Increased Endurance: Reduces respiratory rate by 20%.
double_arrow Increased Strength: Improves muscular endurance.
double_arrow Faster Recovery: Reduces cortisol build up levels by up to 50%.

$39.99 USD