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Amino Z Complete Pre-Workout 30 serves
A good pre-workout can mean the difference between an awesome workout, and a mediocre one. Gone are the days when pre-workout supplementation was considered a luxury, as it is now clear that they can take your workout to the next level.
However, much relies on ensuring that you use a product with a solid ingredient profile; one that gives you much more of what you need and less of the unnecessary stuff. Amino Z Complete Pre-Workout 30 serves might be just that- the complete solution you need. Let’s see just what makes it so good.
Citrulline malate is one of the quintessential ingredients in effective pre-workout boosters these days for the simple reason- it works. It actually does a couple different things which cement its place in the formulation.
For one, citrulline is an excellent nitric oxide booster. Although not directly converted into this molecule, it is converted into a familiar one, the amino acid arginine. It is arginine which subsequently raises blood nitric oxide levels[i].
“Why not just take arginine?” is a common question, and the truth is that citrulline makes arginine better at its job than just taking arginine directly. A dose of 3g citrulline does a better job than 6g arginine, since it is subject to less metabolic breakdown. It is also much easier on the digestive tract as arginine can cause severe cramping and epigastric pain in high doses.
Then there’s also the trait unique to citrulline malate (and not L-citrulline in general) which relates to a reduction in fatigue and its energy boosting property. Malate (or malic acid) is an important part of the Krebs energy cycle, and helps facilitate recycling of waste material such as lactic acid which accumulate and eventually promote fatigue during your workout session[ii].
Lastly, coming it at a dose of 6g is well above the industry average and can contribute to you experiencing massive muscle pumps during your workout session.
Also known as the godfather of natural performance boosters, beta alanine is one the most effective ingredients to improve your productivity in a jiffy. Beta alanine raises the concentration of the amino acid L-carnosine[iii] in muscle cells, which may not sound fantastic until you appreciate its important role.
See, carnosine acts as a sort of neutralizing sponge within muscle cells, mopping up positively charged hydrogen ions (H+ ions) that accumulate as a by-product of your workout. When the concentration of these ions gets high enough, muscle contraction ceases and you hit failure.
You can probably see where this is going. By buffering the rapid accumulation of positively charged hydrogen ions, failure is not met as rapidly, allowing muscles to contract for a bit longer. Beta alanine has proven itself to not only reduce fatigue, but also improving power output as measured by your one rep max (1RM)[iv]. Doses of between 2-5g daily work best when taken for a minimum of 12 weeks; Amino Z Complete Pre-Workout 30 serves contains 3.2g.
The most popular stimulant in the world, the addition of 275mg caffeine to Amino Z Complete Pre-Workout helps deliver the classic boost in energy levels and fatigue reduction[v] that it is known for. Caffeine is an ergogenic aid that not only does that, but can also improve endurance[vi] and power output[vii], even having metabolic boosting effects!
That’s a lot of benefits for just one ingredient. But it still doesn’t end there. Caffeine can also support enhanced recovery so that you’re able to do your gruelling workouts even sooner next time.
While there are a lot of claimed benefits to Agmatine, the fact is that most of them have not been proven, or at least not yet. However, one very important role it has it that of eNOS upregulation[viii]. eNOS, or endothelial nitric oxide synthase, is an enzyme found in blood vessels that is responsible for producing nitric oxide. The amount of nitric oxide you can produce at any one time is related to the capacity of this enzyme, being succinctly coined the “rate limiting step” of the production process.
In simple mathematical terms; more enzyme equals more nitric oxide. Or at least greater production efficiency. Agmatine works excellently combined with citrulline to support enhanced nitric oxide production and subsequently improve blood flow.
An important amino acid that is the raw material for the production of several catecholamines and neurotransmitters, this ingredient can help you dial in your workouts. If you find it difficult to focus, L-tyrosine can help you get more done, especially if under mental duress[ix].
Combined with caffeine (which does not necessarily enhance focus), you experience a cleaner stream of energy and thoughts that can help you get more done in the same or even less time. L-tyrosine can also support performance under high stress conditions[x], especially those that can lead to depletion of adrenalin and noradrenalin.
Amino Z Complete Pre-Workout delivers what you need to have a highly productive workout, giving you more of the most effective ingredients and cutting the fluff. You are also bound to enjoy the Cola flavour which is a welcome departure from fruit dominated products.
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ii] Pérez-Guisado J, Jakeman PM. Citrulline malate enhances athletic anaerobic performance and relieves muscle soreness. J Strength Cond Res. 2010;24(5):1215-1222. doi:10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181cb28e0
[iii] Culbertson JY, Kreider RB, Greenwood M, Cooke M. Effects of beta-alanine on muscle carnosine and exercise performance: a review of the current literature. Nutrients. 2010;2(1):75-98. doi:10.3390/nu2010075
[iv] Maté-Muñoz, J.L., Lougedo, J.H., Garnacho-Castaño, M.V. et al. Effects of β-alanine supplementation during a 5-week strength training program: a randomized, controlled study. J Int Soc Sports Nutr 15, 19 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-018-0224-0
[v] Davis JM, Zhao Z, Stock HS, Mehl KA, Buggy J, Hand GA. Central nervous system effects of caffeine and adenosine on fatigue. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2003;284(2):R399-R404. doi:10.1152/ajpregu.00386.2002
[vi] Beck, T. et al. “THE ACUTE EFFECTS OF A CAFFEINE?CONTAINING SUPPLEMENT ON STRENGTH,MUSCULAR ENDURANCE, AND ANAEROBIC CAPABILITIES.” Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 20 (2006): 506–510.
[vii] Doherty, M. and Smith, P.M. (2005), Effects of caffeine ingestion on rating of perceived exertion during and after exercise: a meta?analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 15: 69-78. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0838.2005.00445.x
[viii] Mun CH, Lee WT, Park KA, Lee JE. Regulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase by agmatine after transient global cerebral ischemia in rat brain. Anat Cell Biol. 2010;43(3):230-240. doi:10.5115/acb.2010.43.3.230
[ix] Deijen JB, Orlebeke JF. Effect of tyrosine on cognitive function and blood pressure under stress. Brain Res Bull. 1994;33(3):319-323. doi:10.1016/0361-9230(94)90200-3
[x] Tumilty L, Davison G, Beckmann M, Thatcher R. Oral tyrosine supplementation improves exercise capacity in the heat. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2011;111(12):2941-2950. doi:10.1007/s00421-011-1921-4
|Per 11.2g Serve||Per 100g|
|Energy||139.5 kJ||1241.5 kJ|
|Energy (Calories)||33.4 cal||297 cal|
|Protein (g)||8.7 g||77.4 g|
|Total Fat (g)||0 g||0 g|
|Saturated Fat (g)||0 g||0 g|
|Trans Fat (g)||0 g||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate (g)||0.1 g||1 g|
|Sugar (g)||0 g||0.1 g|
|Total Fibre (g)||0 g||0 g|
|Sodium (mg)||0 mg||0.2 mg|
|Caffeine (mg)||275 mg||2447.3 mg|
Citrulline Malate (6 g/serve), Beta-alanine (3.2 g/serve), L-Tyrosine (1 g/serve), Agmatine Sulphate (500 mg/serve), Caffeine Anhydrous (275 mg/serve), Natural Cola Flavour, Sucralose
Mix 1 Serve with 250mL of water and mix well with shaker.
Lab Test Results
Product quality and transparency is at the heart of our values. Below you will find the independent third-party lab tests we have published relevant to this product.
Ingredient Lab TestsSucralose: Lab test date: 19/01/18
Sucralose: Lab test date: 18/01/18
Sucralose: Lab test date: 21/03/17
Beta-alanine: Lab test date: 21/08/20
Beta-alanine: Lab test date: 03/08/20
Beta-alanine: Lab test date: 26/09/19
Beta-alanine: Lab test date: 24/10/17
Beta-alanine: Lab test date: 14/02/17
Agmatine Sulphate: Lab test date: 02/03/20
Citrulline Malate: Lab test date: 06/09/20
Citrulline Malate: Lab test date: 01/09/20
Citrulline Malate: Lab test date: 06/04/20
Citrulline Malate: Lab test date: 26/11/19
L-Tyrosine: Lab test date: 09/11/19
Caffeine Anhydrous : Lab test date: 28/09/17
Caffeine Anhydrous : Lab test date: 14/02/17
Caffeine Anhydrous : Lab test date: 30/10/16
Caffeine Anhydrous : Lab test date: 30/09/16
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