Testimonials

GENERAL

“Turmeric, maca root and tongkat ali are my go-to tinctures, they work good for me and all the people I have recommended them to have been happy. I’m probably going to introduce myself to some new tinctures and explore the benefits of these natural medicines.”
— Glenn ‘Teddy Bear’ Sparv (#1 mixed martial arts welterweight in Finland, ranked top 100 in the world)

“I’ve been taking Fighter’s Friend for about three months and it’s amazing – the Anti-Inflammatory Blend, Tongkat Ali, Tribulus Terrestris, and Krachai Dam. I feel as though I recover faster and have more energy for the hard workouts, and that these tinctures give me the extra push I need to finish the week. I train six days a week 2-3 times a day, so having a stack like this is great. The Tribulus Terrestris, Krachai Dam and Tongkat Ali keep my testosterone level normal – this is important because training hard and pushing our bodies to the limit decreases testosterone and it’s important to maintain a normal level to ensure optimum performance. The tinctures also help with recovery and having the Anti-Inflammatory Blend gives it a boost – I wake up feeling less sore from the hard workouts the day before, and ready for day ahead. Thanks to Fighter’s Friend for all the support!”
— Kana Hyatt (USA, Flyweight, Team Quest Thailand Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp, Chiang Mai, Thailand)

“As a martial artist and combat athlete I’m constantly dealing with pain, inflammation and injuries from training and competition – so I’m always on the lookout for any natural advantages I can get to aid in my recovery. It wasn’t until I started using the turmeric spagyric tincture that I noticed a huge difference in my ability to recover from hard training. I honestly didn’t even realise how much inflammation I had until it was gone. Using both the turmeric as well as the spagyric tincture of tongkat ali I have a noticeable advantage in my ability to recover from, as well as push through, hard workouts, day in and day out. I highly recommend Mare Maia's natural products to all people looking to improve their health and performance.” 
 Dylan ‘The Muscle’ Fussell (MMA Pro Team Head Coach, Team Quest Thailand)

“I use Mare Maia’s turmeric and tongkat ali spagyric tinctures and love them both. The turmeric is basically a cure for joint pain. The tongkat ali really gives me a boost for the hard workouts. Whether you are a pro athlete or just someone who likes to work out and be healthy, these products really help with all the nagging little things that come from intense exercise.” 

— Ryan McKelvy (MMA fighter, Chiang Mai, Thailand)


ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BLEND

“Being a fighter you always have aches and pains and some sort of nagging coming from your body. Constantly training multiple times a day in various martial arts I am always looking for recovery aids, and specifically natural ones. I knew that turmeric root was a great anti-inflammatory, so I decided to capsule my own turmeric powder. I was taking up to 10 caps – and even 14 on a rough day – and still I would have inflammation and tons of muscle soreness. Switching to Fighter’s Friend’s Anti-Inflammatory Blend I was blown away by how much more effective it was in a much simpler, easy to take dose. Bioavailability is key when taking supplements and Fighter’s Friend knows that, which makes them a great asset to have in my corner.”
— Christian Tremayne (Canada, Lightweight, Revolution MMA / Gracie Barra Langley and Team Quest Thailand Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp, Chiang Mai, Thailand)

“As a full time fighter my training regime is hectic, with 2-3 training sessions a day six days a week, so recovery to me is very important. Since taking the Fighter’s Friend Turmeric and also the Anti-Inflammatory Blend tinctures I have noticed a huge increase in my recovery rate with decreased muscle soreness and joint pain, and I have not looked back on taking it. I recommend this to all athletes and anyone else looking to improve their overall well-being.”
— Mark "Tyson" Abelardo (New Zealand, Bantamweight, Team Quest Thailand Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp, Chiang Mai, Thailand)

“As a MMA fighter I find it almost impossible to stay injury-free as I am training boxing, wrestling, muay thai, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu six days a week – not to mention the strength and conditioning that has to be done on top of that. With regular doses of the Fighter’s Friend Anti-Inflammatory Blend I am able to keep pain and inflammation to a minimum, and if I hurt myself during training I always take a double dose and it works just as good – if not better – than anti-inflammatory medication. Taking the Anti-Inflammatory Blend mixed with a good diet of anti-inflammatory foods is perfect for any injury and will do wonders for your training.”
— Caleb "Pitbull" Lally (New Zealand, Flyweight, Gracie Gym NZ and Team Quest Thailand Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp, Chiang Mai, Thailand)


KRACHAI DAM

“Krachai dam is a tincture that really helps me to perform at 110 per cent during training. I love how this tincture has made me feel stronger and tougher.” 
 Adrien Rubis (WPMF Super Middleweight World Champion, fights out of Poptheeratham Muay Thai, Bangkok, Thailand)


MACA ROOT

“I tried maca root before in powder form, but it didn't really give me any positive results. Then I gave it a try in tincture (liquid) form and it was great – like drinking a big cup of coffee energy, but better! Really wakes me up. I take it pre-workout a couple of times a day.” 
 Glenn ‘Teddy Bear’ Sparv (#1 mixed martial arts welterweight in Finland, ranked top 100 in the world)

"I have certainly noticed a difference in my energy levels with the maca root spagyric tincture. I initially thought it would give me a strong feeling of energy (similar to a sugar rush), however the feeling is much more subtle, and I really feel prolongs my energy levels throughout the day. I no longer feel lethargic mid afternoon, and have also noticed a difference in energy if I have a second exercise session of the day at lunchtime.” 
 David McMahon (Bangkok, Thailand)


TONGKAT ALI

“I used tongkat ali a long time before I got in touch with Mare Maia. Back then I used it in powder form and although I liked the benefits, being a powder it required me to ingest large quantities, so it wasn’t cost-effective. When I started using tongkat ali in tincture (liquid) form it didn’t require me to ingest such a large quantity, because in the tincture form it’s so concentrated. I notice a big difference especially during dieting and hard training. My mood is much better, better libido, more energy and strength during training, and boosting recovery.” 
 Glenn ‘Teddy Bear’ Sparv (#1 mixed martial arts welterweight in Finland, ranked top 100 in the world)

“Since taking tongkat ali daily I can see how my body has changed: I have bigger and leaner muscles, and that's very important for a fighter going through weight cutting (i.e. to be as lean as possible). I highly recommend this tincture. It also has some aphrodisiac properties that your wife or girlfriend won’t be complaining about.” 
 Adrien Rubis (WPMF Super Middleweight World Champion, fights out of Poptheeratham Muay Thai, Bangkok, Thailand)

“I approached the tincture of tongkat ali with a healthy amount of skepticism. Although I am very much for natural remedies over pharmaceuticals, as a member of the fitness community I am all too well aware of the spurious claims many products make that are often far from scientific.
I researched tongkat ali online and found many anecdotal stories of athletes who have had great success with powder forms enhancing their training. Of course I was aware of the increased efficacy of a spagyric tincture over powdered herbs so decided to give it a go.
I have been measuring my testosterone for some months prior to taking the tincture. As someone who works out regularly and hard I was surprised to find in June 2014 my testosterone levels were 5.49 ng/ml. The normal range for men is around 3-8 ng/ml. I felt that with my diet and exercise it should be at the high end so went about modifying diet and exercise habits to naturally increased testosterone levels. By August I had increased my levels to 6.04 ng/ml – not a bad increase in such a short time. At the beginning of October I started to take 10 drops morning and evening of the tongkat ali tincture. During this period my diet remained good and due to an injury my exercise was reduced. I hoped the tongkat ali would keep my testosterone levels stable while I recovered.
Imagine my surprise when seven weeks after starting the drops I received my results – my testosterone had shot up to 13.16 ng/ml. The lab told me they repeated the test because they couldn't believe the level.
Now an athlete who is injecting testosterone would expect levels of 15 ng/ml upwards but of course this comes with many potential side effects none of which occur with a natural boost in bodily testosterone.
The best benefits for me have been shredding fat at a crazy rate, increased cardiovascular endurance and elevated mood. You can be sure I'll be taking this tincture daily for a long time to come. The cost to benefit ratio is just off the charts!” 

 Seb Cursley (Bangkok, Thailand)

“As a professional athlete in a combat sport, the benefits of tongkat ali combined with the fact that it is an all natural product made it a very obvious choice for an experiment.
I started noticing some differences immediately, like how my energy levels have soared. Training twice a day and getting up with (or before) the sun has become exponentially easier since I started taking it. Approaching a fight, fatigue is very normal. I find myself less than a week from a fight, for which I had to cut a lot of weight, feeling strong, motivated and hungry to tear apart the gym in training. It was one of the easiest weight cuts I've had: 5.5 kg in 7 weeks seemingly fell off my already lean body, and I feel great.
Paul and Marissa sent me loads of info about tongkat ali, making sure I was well educated about what I was taking, and any possible negative side effects. In my opinion this is just as important as taking supplements in the first place.
I would recommend spagyric tinctures from Mare Maia to anyone who is looking for either a natural solution to a problem, or a natural way to improve on overall health and well being. Thanks Mare Maia!” 

 Melissa Reaume (Hongthong Muay Thai Gym, Chiang Mai, Thailand)

“The tongkat ali spagyric tincture boosted my workout intensity and efficacy. Once I landed on the appropriate dosage and frequency, it became a boon to my overall health / fitness. Thanks Mare Maia!” 
 Mike Helm (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

“I’ve done four weeks now of 7-10 drops per day (first thing in the morning) of tongkat ali spagyric tincture. It was about one week after starting that I felt a noticeable strength improvement when working at the gym – I estimated it to be something like a 5-10 per cent boost: about one extra rep on some of the heavy ‘core’ exercises ... for example, I managed to up my bench press routine by using 80 kg (rather than 70 kg) for first ‘warm up’ set if 10-12 reps. Never did that before. This surprised me a lot. Occasional bursts and ‘new level’ breakthroughs happen in the gym of course, but it has been 2-3 years since my last one.” 
 JK (Bangkok, Thailand)

“Turmeric, maca root and tongkat ali are my go-to tinctures, they work good for me and all the people I have recommended them to have been happy. I’m probably going to introduce myself to some new tinctures and explore the benefits of these natural medicines.”
— Glenn ‘Teddy Bear’ Sparv (#1 mixed martial arts welterweight in Finland, ranked top 100 in the world)


TURMERIC

“The spagyric tincture of turmeric is probably the best natural supplement, period. I take two doses a day and feel great. It helps me to recover, reduces joint pain and soreness due its anti-inflammatory properties, and also helps with stomach problems and indigestion. Athlete or not I recommend this to everyone.” 
 Glenn ‘Teddy Bear’ Sparv (#1 mixed martial arts welterweight in Finland, ranked top 100 in the world)

“Turmeric is an awesome tincture. As a professional fighter in Thailand I often suffer muscle soreness and joint pain. Since I started taking the spagyric tincture of turmeric daily, it’s really helped me to keep going from one training session to another. It has also helped to improve my flexibility thanks to its anti inflammatory virtue.”
Adrien Rubis (WPMF Super Middleweight World Champion, fights out of Poptheeratham Muay Thai, Bangkok, Thailand)

“As a martial artist and combat athlete I’m constantly dealing with pain, inflammation and injuries from training and competition – so I’m always on the lookout for any natural advantages I can get to aid in my recovery. It wasn’t until I started using the turmeric spagyric tincture that I noticed a huge difference in my ability to recover from hard training. I honestly didn’t even realise how much inflammation I had until it was gone. Using both the turmeric as well as the spagyric tincture of tongkat ali I have a noticeable advantage in my ability to recover from, as well as push through, hard workouts, day in and day out. I highly recommend Mare Maia’s natural products to all people looking to improve their health and performance.”
Dylan ‘The Muscle’ Fussell (MMA Pro Team Head Coach, Team Quest Thailand)

“The turmeric seems to help with the overall recovery of my body after training, and I haven’t noticed any lower back pain since starting with the tinctures!”
David Mcmahon (Bangkok, Thailand)

“As a full time fighter my training regime is hectic, with 2-3 training sessions a day six days a week, so recovery to me is very important. Since taking the Fighter’s Friend Turmeric and also the Anti-Inflammatory Blend tinctures I have noticed a huge increase in my recovery rate with decreased muscle soreness and joint pain, and I have not looked back on taking it. I recommend this to all athletes and anyone else looking to improve their overall well-being.”
— Mark "Tyson" Abelardo (New Zealand, Bantamweight, Team Quest Thailand Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp, Chiang Mai, Thailand)