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Pre-Workout Supplement Guide

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Pre-workout supplements are more popular today than they ever were. That’s because they’re formulated with ingredients that work together to ramp up your energy and endurance, increase strength, crank up muscle growth, and burn off body fat. The following pages break down the common pre-workout nutrients and list the industry’s top products:

ARGININE is one of the most popular pre-workout ingredients because the body readily converts it to nitric oxide (NO). 

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BETA-ALANINE is an amino acid that combines with the amino acid histidine in muscle cells to form carnosine, which is critical for muscle strength.

BETAINE is a modified amino acid known as trimethylglycine. It’s effective for boosting muscle strength and power by as much as 25% and increasing the number of reps you can do by 10 percent.

BRANCHED-CHAIN AMINO ACIDS (BCAAs) include the three amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine. They’re important for driving muscle growth, increasing energy, and blunting fatigue. 

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CAFFEINE is a powerful stimulant that increases alertness by binding to receptors in the brain. This keeps nerve activity up and fatigue down. 

CITRULLINE MALATE is a combo of the amino acid citrulline and malic acid. It increases energy levels by removing ammonia from the body—a process that delays fatigue and improves recovery. 

CREATINE provides muscles with the quick energy they need during workouts. It also pulls more water into the muscles for a greater pump, which turns on processes that lead to greater long-term muscle growth. 

GLYCEROL is the backbone of triglycerides—the primary fats in our diet. It also has strong osmotic properties, attracting and binding large amounts of fluids like water for greater pump.  

TAURINE is an amino acid that helps to increase muscle endurance and strength. It can increase blood flow to muscles by enhancing NO production. Taurine also draws water into your muscles for a bigger pump.

TYROSINE is an amino acid that boosts energy, mood, and mental focus by producing hormones and neurotransmitters that boost your intensity during workouts.

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Cellucor C4 Extreme

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (5.7g)

Featured Flavor:
Watermelon

Calories/Carbs (g): 5/1g

Main Ingredients: Creatine Nitrate, Beta-Alanine, Arginine AKG, Caffeine, Synephrin

*Product info updated from M&F magazine Supplement Guide

NO3 Chrome

Serving Size: 3 Capsules

Main Ingredients:
Arginine Nitrate, Citrulline, Pycnogenol

*Product info updated from M&F magazine Supplement Guide


Alarm

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (5g)

Featured Flavor:
Fruit Punch

Calories/Carbs (g): 6/1.5

Main Ingredients: Thiamin, Niacin, Beta-Alanine, L-Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AKG), Caffeine Anhydrous, Creatine Monohydrate, L-Citrulline

Alpha Fury

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (19g)

Featured Flavor:
Blue Raspberry

Calories/Carbs (g): 40/10

Main Ingredients: Glycocarn, Glucuronolactone, Caffeine, Beta-Alanine, Soy Lecithin, Waxy Maize, Sulbatiamine, Huperzine A

 


Beast Mode

Serving Size: 1 Scoop

Featured Flavor:
Fruit Punch

Calories/Carbs (g): 70/16

Main Ingredients: Creatine Monohydrate, L-Arginine, Taurine, L-Tyrosine, Caffeine, White Willow, Beta-Alanine, Niacin 

Ultimate Nutrition Platinum Series Beta Alanine

Serving Size: 2 Capsules

Main Ingredient:
Beta-Alanine 

Con-Cret Beta-Cret

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (4.35g)

Featured Flavor:
Lemon Lime

Calories/Carbs (g): 0/0

Main Ingredients: Taurine, Beta-Alanine, Creatine HCL, Creatinol-O-Phosphate, L-Tyrosine, Caffeine

Ultimate Nutrition Platinum Series Beta K

Serving Size: 4 Capsules

Main Ingredients:
Beta-Alanine, Kre-Alkalyn

 

 

Amped ECN NOS

Serving Size: 1 Scoop

Featured Flavor:
Fruit Punch

Calories/Carbs (g): 70/16

Main Ingredients: Creatine Monohydrate, L-Arginine, Taurine, L-Tyrosine, Caffeine, White Willow, Beta-Alanine, Niacin 

 

Amped ECN NOS Concentrate

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (250g)

Featured Flavor:
Grape Bubblegum

Calories/Carbs (g): 0/0

Main Ingredients: Creatine Monohydrate, AAKG, Beta-Alanine, Taurine, L-Glutamine,
Caffeine, White Willow

 

AMPlified
N.O. Loaded

Serving Size: 1 Scoop

Featured Flavor:
Fruit Punch

Calories/Carbs (g): 5/1

Main Ingredients: Tri-MG Accelerator, N.O. Charge Blend, Creatine Matrix, Energizing Fatty Acid Metabolizer Blend

 

Infusion X2

Serving Size: 2 Softgels

Calories/Carbs (g): 10/1

Main Ingredients:
Caffeine, Green Tea Extract, White Willow, Cayenne Pepper

 

The Original 1.M.R

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (5g)

Featured Flavor:
Fruit Punch

Calories/Carbs (g): 6/1.5

Main Ingredients: Thiamin, Niacin, L-Arginine, Beta-Alanine, L-Taurine, Creatine Monohydrate, N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine, Caffeine Anhydrous 

Vpx Friction

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (11g)

Featured Flavor:
Watermelon

Calories/Carbs (g): 25/0

Main Ingredients: Covalex, Creatine, Beta-Alanine, Caffeine 

Go Fruit Punch 30/Serv

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (5g)

Featured Flavor:
Fruit Punch

Calories/Carbs (g): 6/1.5

Main Ingredients: Niacin, Creatine Monohydrate, Glycine, Beta-Alanine, L-Taurine, Caffeine
Anhydrous 

Nutrex Hemo-Rage Black Ultra-Concentrate

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (8.7g)

Featured Flavor:
Bruisin’ Berry

Calories/Carbs (g): 0/0

Main Ingredients: Creapure, Taurine, AAKG, Caffeine 

 


Mesomorph

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (15.5g)

Featured Flavor:
Tropical Punch

Calories/Carbs (g): 0/0

Main Ingredients: Synthenox Carnosine, Nitric Oxide Complex, Mesoswell-Cell Volumizing ATP Matrix, Neuromorph Energized Stimulant

Cytosport Monster Pump Nos

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (20g)

Featured Flavor: Sour Apple

Calories/Carbs (g): 20/5

Main Ingredients:
L-Arginine, Citrulline Malate, Creapure Creatine Monohydrate, Actinos, PepForm Leucine Peptides, CarnoSyn Beta-Alanine, L-Carnitine, Cafffeine

Muscleprime Core-Factor

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (19g)

Featured Flavor:
White Raspberry

Calories/Carbs (g): 13/0

Main Ingredients: BCAAs, 50:50 Lysine/Arginine, Citrulline Malate, CarnoSyn Beta-Alanine


Myo-Blitz

Featured Flavor:
Fruit Punch Fusion

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (8g)

Calories/Carbs (g): 8/2

Main Ingredients: Creatine Gluconate, L-Citrulline, HICA (Hydroxy Isocaproic Acid) AstraGin, Citrus Aurantium Extract, Schizandra Extract

 

N.O. Fury (Powder)

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (18g)

Featured Flavor:
Fruit Punch

Calories/Carbs (g): 70/12

Main Ingredients: Arginine, Creatine, Caffeine 

N.O. Fury (Pill)

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (18g)

Featured Flavor:
Fruit Punch

Calories/Carbs (g): 70/12

Main Ingredients: Arginine, Creatine, Caffeine 

Muscletech Performance Series Nano Vapor

Serving Size: 1 Scoop

Featured Flavor:
Fruit Punch

Calories/Carbs (g): 45/3

Main Ingredients: L-Citrulline Malate, Beta-Alanine, Betaine Anhydrous, Creatine Monohydrate, Caffeine Anhydrous, L-Theanine, Quercetin, Yohimbine 

Muscletech Concentrated Series Neurocore

Serving Size: 1 Scoop

Featured Flavor:
Fruit Punch

Calories/Carbs (g):0/0

Main Ingredients: Beta-Alanine, Creatine HCL, L-Citrulline, Caffeine Anhydrous, L-Theanine, Rhodiola

 

Nitraflex

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (10g)

Featured Flavor: -Watermelon

Calories/Carbs (g): 0/0

Main Ingredients:
L-Citrulline, CarnoSyn Beta-Alanine, Clinically Studied Testosterone-Enhancing Complex, Calcium

Vpx No Shotgun Mhf-1

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (23g) 

Featured Flavor:
Exotic Fruit

Calories/Carbs (g): 81

Main Ingredients: Creatine, Caffeine, BCAAs, COP, Beta-Alanine

Bsn N.O. Xplode 2.0

Serving Size: 1 Scoop

Featured Flavor:
Fruit Punch

Calories/Carbs (g): 25/6 Main Ingredients:
L-Arginine, Beta-Alanine

Vpx 12 Gauge Shotgun

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (14.5g)

Featured Flavor:
Exotic Fruit

Calories/Carbs (g): 16/4

Main Ingredients: Carbonx, Covalex, Agmatine, Creatine, Caffeine 

 

EAS Phos Force

Serving Size: 2 Scoops

Featured Flavor: Orange

Calories/Carbs (g): 140/34

Main Ingredients: Creatine, Beta-Alanine, Caffeine, Taurine


Platinum Pre-

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (8g)

Featured Flavor:
Raspberry Lemonade

Calories/Carbs (g): 5/1

Main Ingredients:
Caffeine, Citrulline, Beta-Alanine, Vitamin C, Capsimax Capsicum Extract 

VPX Power Pump 7

Serving Size: 1 Bottle (8 fl. oz)

Featured Flavor: Grape

Calories/Carbs (g): 45/10

Main Ingredients: Beta-Alanine; HCL; 1,3,7--Trimethylxanthine (Caffeine); Citrulline Malate

Rampant

Main Ingredients: Vaso-Pump Blend (Arginine), Anabolic Primer Blend (Testofen), Caffeine 

 

VPX Redline Xtreme RTD

Serving Size: ½ Bottle

Featured Flavor:
Triple Berry

Calories/Carbs (g): 0/0

Main Ingredients: Caffeine, Beta-Alanine, BCAAs, Electrolytes
(8 oz only) 

Universal Nutrition Shock Therapy

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (20g)

Featured Flavor:
Grape Ape

Calories/Carbs (g): 24/6

Main Ingredients: Patented Creatine MagnaPower, GlycoCarn, ArginoCarn, Sustamine, CarnoSyn Beta-Alanine, BCAAs, Caffeine Anhydrous

Speed Stack Pumped N.O.

Serving Size: 1 Scoop

Featured Flavor:
Blue Raspberry

Calories/Carbs (g): 10/2

Main Ingredients: Caffeine, Arginine, Citrulline, Betaine, Creatine, Beta-Alanine

SUPER ADVANCED NOS BLAST

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (20g)

Featured Flavor:
Fruit Punch

Calories/Carbs (g): 60/8

Main Ingredients: Creatine Monohydrate, Creatine Ester Phosphate Sodium, L-Arginine,
L-Tyrosine, Caffeine

 

Gaspari Nutrition Superpump Max

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (16g)

Featured Flavor:
Sour Apple

Calories/Carbs (g): 10/3

Main Ingredients:
L-Citrulline, L-Carnitine L-Tartrate, L-Ornithine-L-Aspartate, L-Leucine, Caffeine

Mhp Xfit Trainer

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (11.7g)

Featured Flavor:
Citrus Lime

Calories/Carbs (g): 0/0

Main Ingredients: Creatine Monohydrate, Beta-Alanine, Natural Methylxanthines,
Thermogenics

Xpand 2X

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (10g)

Featured Flavor: -Watermelon

Calories/Carbs (g): 15/0

Main IngredientsBCAAs, Green Tea Extract, High Nitrate Pomegranate, Nitric Oxide Potentiator, CarnoSyn Beta-Alanine, Creatinol-O-Phosphate


White Flood

Serving Size: 2 Sccops

Featured Flavor:
Fruit Punch

Calories/Carbs (g): 0/0

Main Ingredients:
L-Citrulline, Carnitine, Beet Root

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