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Muscle freak 2.0 is the most powerful pre-workout powder of its kind! Muscle freak 2.0 delivers full, clinically studied dosages of every single ingredient in its formula!
Every serving of Muscle Freak 2.0 delivers:
SCIENCE BEHIND THE MUSCLE FREAK 2.0 INGREDIENTS:
Citrulline is an amino acid that is converted to L-arginine in the body during the urea cycle, alongside the amino acid L-ornithine. Supplementing with citrulline is a more effective way to raise arginine levels and enhance nitric oxide (NO) production in the body than supplementing with arginine.
In the body, citrulline is converted to L-arginine in the kidneys, increasing the level of L-arginine in blood plasma. L-arginine is then readily available to feed into the nitric oxide synthase (NOS) pathway of NO production, converting L-arginine into NO, increasing blood flow and nutrient delivery to working muscles.
Citrulline also plays a role in ATP production, increasing energy demands when required while also buffering buildup of ammonia in the muscle, reducing exercise fatigue and increasing workout endurance. Citrulline can help increase blood flow and nutrients to working muscles, help maintain nitrogen balance in the muscles, increase energy levels, help reduce fatigue and post-workout muscle soreness, and enhance endurance during exercise!
Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs):
BCAAs are a group of essential amino acids that play a key role in protein synthesis (aka muscle growth) and energy production. BCAAs include L-leucine, L-valine and L-isoleucine. BCAAs make up 35 to 40 percent of essential amino acids in total body protein. Since BCAAs are essential amino acids, the body cannot make them. BCAAs must be ingested through food or supplementation. Countless scientific studies have shown the positive effects that BCAAs have on protein synthesis (muscle growth). BCAAs stimulate protein synthesis through multiple pathways.
One of the major mechanisms by which BCAAs stimulate protein synthesis is through leucine’s activity in the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. Several human studies show increased protein synthesis and decreased protein breakdown when BCAAs are supplemented before, during, and after exercise. BCAAs also have a glycogen-sparing effect and help maintain muscle and liver glycogen stores during exercise. By sparing glycogen, BCAAs can increase fuel supply to working muscle during exercise, resulting in greater performance!
An additional mechanism for improved exercise performance from BCAAs is inhibition of central nervous system (CNS) fatigue. Exercise causes an increase in serotonin levels, and this can cause CNS fatigue. Since BCAAs share the same transporter system with tryptophan (the serotonin precursor amino acid), BCAA supplementation causes competitive inhibition of tryptophan transport to the brain, and this in turn reduces serotonin levels. Exercise increases the tryptophan/BCAA ratio in the bloodstream, and a BCAA supplement may prevent or reverse this. This means that BCAAs could increase exercise performance by decreasing buildup of serotonin in the brain. Multiple studies indicate that BCAA supplements successfully change the BCAA/tryptophan plasma ratio, especially during more prolonged exercise.
Tyrosine is an amino acid that’s involved in the production of neurotransmitters in the brain. Tyrosine is a precursor to norepinephrine, which is an excitatory neurotransmitter that has a major effect on mental focus and energy production. Research shows that tyrosine supplementation can help improve strength and endurance when combined with other compounds such as caffeine.
This naturally occurring amino acid helps increase the level of carnosine in the muscle. The muscle cells take up beta-alanine, where it binds with the abundant amino acid L-histidine to form the dipeptide carnosine molecule. Carnosine’s most important role in the muscle is to neutralize or buffer acidic buildup brought on by an intense workout by locking on to hydrogen ions (H+) and neutralizing their effects. It thereby increases time to fatigue, allowing you to push through longer sets, while making those last few reps possible.
Numerous studies have shown that supplementation of beta-alanine over as little as 4 weeks can result in significant improvements in strength and power, as well as increased time to exhaustion for endurance sports. Research has shown that beta-alanine supplementation can stimulate increases in lean muscle mass, while decreasing body fat, resulting in better overall body composition. Not only does beta-alanine increase performance for endurance sports by reducing lactic acid buildup, it has also been shown to improve performance for short-duration, high-intensity exercise, in both trained and non-trained individuals.
Taurine is the second most abundant amino acid in skeletal muscle and levels are depleted during exercise. Taurine can improve focus (by altering the GABA neurotransmitter) and increase muscle strength and muscle cell volume/hydration. Taurine decreases muscle protein breakdown via different mechanisms than other aminos. Taurine can even regulate blood sugar levels and improve endurance. Science has repeatedly shown that taurine is a powerful antioxidant and membrane-stabilizing agent. Exercise stress destabilizes and damages muscle cells by several mechanisms, including oxidative stress, but the antioxidant properties of taurine can ameliorate these adverse effects. Taurine has also been shown to reduce inflammation associated with cellular damage.
Based on taurine’s protective properties, research has shown that this supplement can defend against exercise induced muscle damage and speed recovery. Finally, new research shows that physiological and blood biochemical markers for DOMS and muscle damage showed improvement with the combination of taurine and BCAA supplementation rather than in the single or placebo supplementations. Researchers conclude that additional supplementation of taurine with BCAAs would be a useful way to reduce DOMS and muscle damages induced by high-intensity exercise.
Betaine anhydrous is found naturally in the body. It is a trimethyl derivative of the amino acid glycine and is a component of many foods, including wheat spinach, beets and shellfish. Betaine anhydrous has been proven to lower homocysteine levels and modulate healthy hormone levels. In a recent study, supplementation with 2.5 grams of betaine per day was found to support muscle growth and improved body composition. Research suggests that betaine even has the ability to help support fat loss by promoting the oxidization of lipid.
Caffeine has the ability to improve mental alertness, cognition, physical endurance and even max strength. These benefits are mediated through multiple mechanisms of action. Caffeine also increases resting energy expenditure and thermogenesis. Caffeine’s mechanisms of action on fat loss are mediated through adenosine receptor blockade and inhibition of phosphodiesterase (PDE), which is an enzyme responsible for breakdown of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). cAMP is a key secondary messenger involved in fat oxidation.
Panax ginseng amplifies the central nervous system (CNS), allowing for more energy and focus. Panax ginseng also has antioxidant and apoptogenic properties that also support improvements in cognitive focus and performance.
Complete Multivitamin Complex:
This supplies 100% daily value of all vitamins to support healthy and sustained energy and performance