L-citrulline is a non-essential amino acid that your kidneys convert into l-arginine. It helps boost the production of nitric oxide which I discussed in a previous article discussing S7. Nitric oxide helps your arteries relax and improve blood flow. You’ll hear a lot about “clinical doses” but there isn’t really a set standard or optimal doses in any particular condition. Typically in pre-workouts, you’ll see a 3-8 gram variance. It’s shown some promise to help with body composition as well. In Fanatic, we’ve gone with 4-8 grams.
Betaine anhydrous, arguably my favorite ingredient, but definitely top 5, has shown promising long term supplementation results. Including body composition, power output, and training volume. Typical doses range from 2.5-6 grams. We’ve gone with 3-6 grams.
Taurine an amino acid that is involved in a ton of functions in the body has numerous benefits. Uniquely, gabaergic and dopaminergic have anxiolytic and neuroprotective properties. It’s been shown to decrease oxidative stress helping boost athletic performance. It promotes cardiovascular health, insulin sensitivity and electrolyte balance. Electrolyte balance is key for proper muscle contraction. Doses vary, 1-3 grams is pretty common, we’ve gone with 1-2 grams.
Rhodiola Rosea standardized to 3% salidroside. It’s an amazing adaptogen, with plenty of evidence suggesting it should be in everyone’s regimen. It promotes fatty acid utilization, reduces lactate levels and parameters of skeletal muscle damage after exercise. Salidrosides, in particular, have shown to increase glucose uptake. It’s been shown to help fight fatigue, improve cognitive function, and reduce stress. Doses vary, 4-600 milligrams is about par, we’ve gone with 500 milligrams to one gram.
Caffeine anhydrous has been shown to benefit athletic performance increasing endurance and has shown to benefit well-trained athletes in particular. It can increase focus and power. Doses vary on tolerance, we’ve gone with 175-350 milligrams.
N-phenethyl dimethylamine is an exciting stimulant with powerful focus properties. It has a very euphoric effect. Doses vary, but we’ve gone with 1-200mg.
Alpha yohimbine is one of the strongest stimulants mg for mg on the market today. It’s even illegal in some countries. Mostly seen in “fat burners” it’s one of the few that could potentially burn fat in the right setting. Doses vary, but we’ve gone with 2.5-5mg.
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