KNOW YOUR SUPPLEMENT
Ingredients And What To Look For
Beta-alanine is the building block of carnosine. Carnosine is a protein building block that is naturally produced in the body and becomes concentrated in your muscles when they are working.
Beta-alanine helps buffer the acid that accumulates in muscle tissue that prevents them from performing with maximum output. Why is this important? Because it increases physical performance by allowing the muscle to work and contract longer.
Beta-Alanine has a tingling sensation associated with it's use called paresthesia. However, this sensation tends to diminish with continued use. The dose that has been used in most clinical studies has been 2-5g.
L-Citrulline is an amino acid that turns into L-arginine in the kidneys. It aids in a healthy support of the cardiovascular system during bouts of heavy training by reducing fatigue, increasing endurance, and increasing the time a person can exercise.
It does this by increasing your bodies efficiency in nitric oxide metabolism. In order to get the dose most commonly used in clinical studies to increase athletic performance you need to take a dose in-between 6-8 grams.
Creatine is a molecule that aids in the production of your bodies energy source known as ATP in your fast acting energy system. This supports cellular function during fast and intense training.
Creatine does this by replacing a phosphorus molecule that is lost during the use of ATP. There are a lot of false assumptions out there about Creatine. No, it doesn't make you retain a ton of extra water weight, or make women big and bulky. It’s used to help have a greater energy capacity and if you use that energy properly you'll get the results you want.
For Creatine HCL take 2-4 grams daily. This dose works perfectly with our PRE & POST both of which have 2g of Creatine HCL.
Betaine, also known as Trimethylglycine or TMG, is a compound commonly found in beet root and is a metabolite of choline in the body where it has a critical role in the methylation process.
This is important because it can help reduce homocysteine, which elevated levels are associated with reduced physical performance. Also, like Creatine, it can increase hydration.
This is important to training and your fitness in that reducing the amount homocysteine in your body while promoting hydration within cells will contribute to your ability to train harder and smarter while also taking care of your body. Clinical doses for supplementation should be in the range of 2,500 – 6,000mg.
L-Norvaline is a form of the BCAA Valine with an extra hydrogen molecule. Ingredients like Citrulline and Arginine help increase nitric oxide production which helps flood your muscle tissue with blood carrying beneficial nutrients and oxygen.
Your body has a shut of mechanism when your levels of nitric oxide get to a certain point. At which time your body releases arginase to prevent against creating more nitric oxide. L-Norvaline works by inhibiting arginase and keeping that blood flow coming to your muscles.
This is very important for repairing muscle tissue and ensuring that delivery of beneficial nutrients is maximized. L-Norvaline should be dosed at around 100mg for optimal benefits. .
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid that plays an important role in the production of dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine. These hormones regulate your response to stress.
This is important to physical performance because your body and mind are under enormous amounts of stress when training hard day in and day out. By supplementing with tyrosine your helping your body and mind mitigate this stress response.
L-Tyrosine tends to be dosed at 500-2,000mg and should be taken 30-60 minutes before your body is exposed to any kind of stress i.e. Training. .
Caffeine is an effective ingredient for boosting athletic performance. It helps increase endurance and dulls pain receptors allowing you to work longer. Caffeine should be used with care. Very high doses of caffeine lead to crashing and tolerance.
Some studies have shown that even with tolerance, caffeine still contributes to athletic performance. However, the goal is to perform better, not develop a caffeine tolerance. PRE DRIVE has the equivalent of 16 oz. of coffee.
We are trying to "aid" our workout, not burn out halfway through or feel overly stimulated the rest of the day. For optimal performance, shoot for between