5 common ingredients in Pre-workouts and what they can do for you.

The second most common sport supplement gym goers use after protein is Pre-workouts. Pre-workouts have evolved over the years and are now more effective in increasing performance than ever before. Here are some ingredients commonly found in pre-workouts.

  1. Caffeine

Commonly found in coffee, caffeine is also found in your average pre-workout supplement. Caffeine is a stimulant that increases your energy, makes you more focused and can increase your alertness/reaction time. Most pre-workouts will contain anywhere from 100mg to 500mg of caffeine per scoop. This will keep you going for your whole workout.

  1. Beta Alanine

Beta alanine is a lactic acid buffering ingredient to help you push yourself in the gym. How this works is as you load up on beta alanine over time it will help produce carnosine. Carnosine is what helps regulate pH levels in the muscles. Once you push yourself in the gym the lactic acid will build up and make the muscles burn. This carnosine helps buffer that for a short amount of time which allows you to push harder.

  1. Creatine

Creatine is one of the most common ingredients used by athletes worldwide. Creatine is used to increase muscle power through the energy production process. The body uses the ATP system to produce energy and, in that process, creatine is used as a fuel source for short bursts of strength. By using creatine, you allow yourself more energy in those short bursts to push harder for longer.

  1. L-citrulline malate

This is the newest ingredient in the Nitric-oxide/pump sector. The L-Citrulline is used by the body as the precursor to L-arginine. L-arginine is the ingredient that allows vasodilation (expanding of the blood vessels) to get more nutrients and oxygen to the muscles. Its more efficient then L-arginine as the digestion process is quicker which means getting into the blood faster. There is also less digestive distress some people experience. When combined with malate (malic acid) it will help increase energy levels in your body. In conclusion L-citrulline malate gives you more blood and energy to the muscle helping you lift heavier for longer. 

  1. L-tyrosine

L-tyrosine is an amino acid that can help with focus, mood enhancement and recovery. This is done by assisting in the making of Dopamine for mood enhancement, norepinephrine for muscle recovery and adrenaline for focus and drive. When exercising your body gets worn out and so does your mind/neurotransmitters. By having an adequate amount of L-tyrosine in your blood your able to replenish those warn out neurotransmitters

December 17, 2019 by 4WN Supplements
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