Rauwolscine may help to boost mood and optimize fat burning when used in pre-workout stacks. Rauwolscine, similar to its stereoisomer, yohimbine, is most commonly used as an amped-up fat burner. Recent developments are showing it has some potential as a pre-workout as well, especially when combined in bodybuilding stacks. It may work by: Blocking alpha-adrenergic … [Read more...]
Pre-Workout supplements are taken by athletes, bodybuilders and weekend warriors to help optimize training results. Pre-Workouts often include nutrients for muscle support, including muscle circulation compounds that help with pumps during weightlifting. Other nutrients found pre-workouts include proteins and amino acids for growth; nootropics for focus and intensity during training; fat-burners for "shredding"; stimulants for workout energy; and muscle repair & recovery compounds.
Cocoa compound theobromine is used as a mild pre-workout stimulant. Theobromine is a natural compound present in cocoa products. Theobromine is sometimes used in pre-workout products because it is believed to: Improve mood. Theobromine has been suggested to have subtle psychoactive effects similar to caffeine, but research evidence is lacking. Increase blood flow. … [Read more...]
Choline-containing compound alpha GPC is believed to support strength training via acetylcholine activity. Alpha GPC is a naturally-occuring compound that contains choline, an essential nutrient with a wide range of roles in human health. Alpha GPC may have potential as a pre-workout supplement through: Enhancing acetylcholine levels. Acetylcholine is a … [Read more...]
Baking soda might improve exercise performance by combating acid build-up in muscles during exercise. Although baking soda, also referred to as sodium bicarbonate, is most known for its role in cleaning supplies and laundry detergent, it is used by some athletes as a pre-workout to improve performance. Due to its alkaline nature, baking soda has been suggested as an … [Read more...]
Salt supports athletes by assisting with hydration and electrolyte balance during training. Salts are composed of sodium and chloride, two of the most important electrolytes in the human body. Although most people know of electrolytes from sports drinks, sodium is making its way into PWO sports nutrition supplements as well, where it helps to: Maintain membrane … [Read more...]