Pre-workout carbohydrates improve performance during endurance exercise, and may potentially boost resistance training as well. Carbohydrates are the most widely consumed dietary nutrient. Carbohydrates can be taken as a pre-workout thanks to two main benefits: Providing energy. Carbohydrates act as an immediate energy source that enhances endurance exercise … [Read more...]
Pre-workout supplements are taken by athletes, bodybuilders and weekend warriors to improve workout performance. Pre-workouts typically include a mix of nutrients meant to improve performance, boost fat loss, promote blood flow, support muscle mass, and enhance focus and other aspects of cognition.
Moss-derived compound huperzine-A is used to enhance cognition during exercise. Huperzine-A is a naturally found compound in the club moss plant that is refined in science labs and may provide pre workout benefits: Enhanced cognition. Huperzine-A may improve cognitive performance, especially focus and alertness. Improved muscle strength. The moss derived compound … [Read more...]
The metabolism boosting potential of grains of paradise may improve body composition. Grains of paradise contain bioactive chemicals that are believed to have health benefits. They may have a couple of specific uses for pre-workout supplementation: Boosting metabolism. Grains of paradise have been shown to increase fat loss by improving energy expenditure. Reducing … [Read more...]
East Asian herb eleuthero is suggested to enhance exercise endurance, but research evidence is conflicting. Popularly used in Russia and China as an adaptogen, eleuthero is believed to be capable of improving workout performance by: Reducing fatigue. Eleuthero may be capable of enhancing endurance exercise performance by staving off fatigue, but research is mixed. … [Read more...]
Adaptogenic herb rhodiola may augment endurance exercise performance. As an adaptogen, Rhodiola rosea is best recognized as a stress relieving herb. Among its other potential health benefits and uses includes an ability to improve pre-workout performance by: Boosting endurance capacity. Rhodiola seems to fight fatigue and improve performance during endurance … [Read more...]