As we’ve already mentioned in another blog post, pre-workout supplements are not all created equal and so many inferior companies out there will try and sell you snake oil that simply doesn’t work or is vastly over-hyped.
So it’s important to know exactly what’s in your supplements, and in what dosage, so you can fully understand what you’re putting in your body. At SciAktive Labs, we have tirelessly researched, designed and tested our products because we are athletes who use them too and want maximum results. So this post is dedicated to breaking down exactly what’s in our pre-workout supplement. There are no secrets among friends and we have nothing to hide! So read up on what we use for our supplements and try a single-serve trial packet today!
Citrulline Malate (10g)
The main thing to know about citrulline malate is that is reduces the fatigue and soreness in your muscles, which is obviously of huge benefit to your workout and is the largest ingredient in our pre-workout supplement. Don’t just take our word for it, a study proved the effects and we worked tirelessly to perfect the correct amount.
- Reduces muscle fatigue and soreness
- Lessens buildup of lactic acid and ammonia
- Increases your body’s blood flow
Beta Alanine (4g)
Another ingredient included with the purpose of increasing muscle performance during your workout, beta alanine is in our pre-workout supplement to enhance your muscular endurance, potentially allowing for more reps.
- Increases muscular endurance
- Could allow for more reps
- Buffers lactic acid
Betaine TMG (2.5g)
Studies have shown that betaine TMG increases IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1), growth hormone and lower cortisol. Betaine helps the metabolism of a chemical called homocysteine, which is involved in the functions of many areas of the body like blood, muscles and bones.
- Increases IGF-1 in the body
- Can help growth hormone and lower cortisol
- Aids metabolism of homocysteine, which helps many parts of the body
This ingredient in our pre-workout supplement helps with long-lasting stamina and an increased capacity for exercising. Taurine works well with the other components of our supplement so that your workouts have the potential to provide the maximum gains.
- Boosts long-lasting stamina
- Increased Exercise Capacity
- Works well with other ingredients
Alpha GPC (600mg)
Bringing several positive factors to the table, alpha GPC can give edges to power, mood and energy, which makes it a perfect ingredient for our pre-workout supplements. A study even found a 14 percent increase in power output.
- Gives edge to power, mood and energy
- Study showed 14% increase in power output
- Supports various aspects of the brain
This is the one we’ve of course all heard of. Caffeine goes beyond coffee and is actually a stimulant found everywhere. It’s in our pre-workout supplements because of its effects on mood, work perception and power. We also have caffeine-free pre-workout supplements.
- Effects mood, power and work perception
- Can help with concentration
- Enhance focus and motivation
We’ve lumped the lesser-dosage ingredients in our pre-workout supplements for the sake of efficiency as they are smaller and primarily serve to enhance the primary ingredients broken down so far. We’ll start with L- Theanine (150mg), which reduces any negative side effects of caffeine. Theobromine (100mg), is a natural energy booster and helps improve mood, while hordenine (50mg) enhances the effects of all the other ingredients. Lastly, bioperine (10mg) is a patented absorption enhancer.
Other Ingredients Include:
- L- Theanine