AllMax Nutrition is adding another new flavor to the still fairly new Impact Igniter pre workout lineup. Along with recently released Tart Black Cherry, we just found out Pineapple Mango is available! It tastes just as great as the other AllMax products. Try the New Pineapple Mango!
Let's be honest, the sports supplement market is absolutely flooded with pre-workouts. Some are good, some are bad, some make claims that they are the "strongest on the market", and then there are the giant companies in the industry that may have been great 10 years ago, but have been reduced to average at best now. AllMax Nutrition just put out a product that looks like it could be a competitor for a top pre workout title. Combining a great ingredient list with effective doses, and not hiding anything in a proprietary blend, this is an exciting product.
First Look Ingredients
There are generally a few ingredients that most people tend to look for when they first check out a pre-workout. It's important to know why these ingredients are used, but it is equally substantial to know what doses are effective.
Beta-Alanine is one of the most common ingredients in pre-workouts because of it's multiple benefits. Studies have shown that Beta-Alanine can promote increased muscular strength and power output, as well as muscular endurance. It does this because it is a critical synthesizer of Carnosine, which helps to reduce the PH drop in the activated muscles during training, thereby delaying muscle fatigue and increasing performance and longevity. While almost every pre-workout on the market contains Beta-Alanine, there are very few that include the clinically studied and proven amount of 3.2 grams. Research shows that supplementing at least 3.2 grams of Beta-Alanine daily will help improve the concentration of Carnosine in the muscle tissue and yields improved endurance and strength. AllMax uses this 3.2 gram dose of Beta-Alanine in the IMPACT Igniter pre-workout, helping to separate them from the mass of proprietary blends on the market that are putting in just enough to allow them to say it's in their product.
Another popular ingredient to look for is citrulline malate, which is widely known as a "pump" ingredient. Citrulline malate is a product of the Urea Cycle, which in turn disposes of nitrogen waste. The buildup of ammonia is one of the leading causes of muscle fatigue. Ammonia is made of nitrogen molecules, so supplementing citrulline malate and helping rid the body of nitrogen reduces ammonia buildup and helps delay fatigue. The main focus of citrulline malate is for the pump it helps to provide. High amounts of citrulline malate in the body result in increased arginine levels, and since arginine is a large component in the production of Nitric Oxide, this leads to much better circulation and blood flow into the muscle. This results in the "pump" you feel in the gym being intensified which is great, but isn't even the best benefit. By increasing the blood flow to the muscles there is greater nutrient delivery allowing for greater productivity from the muscles, as well as increased recovery.
Another critical point of interest for almost everyone looking at a new pre-workout, is how much caffeine or stimulants it contains. Is it going to be something you can take after you've had a cup of coffee? Will you be able sleep at night after taking is? The stimulant strength of the pre-workout is very relevant for a few reasons. The first reason is if a person is sensitive to stimulants, they need to make sure it won't be too strong for them. Over stimulation can result in feeling jittery, nauseous, can cause headaches, among other negative side effects. AllMax's Impact contains a 400 milligram caffeine blend per whole scoop, so it is not recommended to start with the entire serving. In addition to that, it's important to know how much caffeine or stimulants are in a pre-workout in order to decide how long before you plan on going to sleep you can take it. At one point or another almost everyone has taken a pre-workout too late at night and been unable to get any sleep that night. It's necessary to note that the 400 milligrams of caffeine Impact are from multiple different forms of caffeine. Impact includes Dicaffeine Malate, Natural Caffeine, and Caffeine Citrate. Each of these forms break down at different rates in the body, helping to avoid an initial burst of energy with a crash following closely afterwards.
Impact also includes a smaller blend of higenamine HCL, Synephrine HCL, and Hordenine HCL. These three ingredients are also stimulants that help provide strong energy, but without the same crash that would occur by simply overloading more caffeine.
Lesser Known Ingredients aren't Less Important
AllMax chose to add a few ingredients into Impact that aren't found in many other pre-workouts, and therefore may not be that well known or understood. This doesn't mean they aren't effective though. The first ingredient that stands out is Lionize (Lion's Mane Mushroom mycelium extract). Hericium Erinaceus, commonly known as Lion's Mane, is a mushroom that is very popular in Chinese medicine. It is considered a nootropic food, because it has powerful brain function supporting properties. It is believed to improve the growth of axons and dendrites from the neurons. This growth can help improve cognitive functioning.
Alpha-GPC (Glycero-Phosphoryl-Choline) is another ingredient that really benefits mental function and focus. Slightly more well known than the Lion's Mane, but still not included in a ton of pre-workout supplements.
AllMax also included doses of Cinnulin PF (Cinnamon Bark Extract), and BioPerine (Black Pepper Fruit Extract), in Impact. These ingredients complement every other ingredient in the formula, because they increase the absorption into the bloodstream. This increased uptake brings each ingredient to another level in terms of potency.
AllMax chose not to mold their newest pre-workout into a predefined space on a shelf, instead combining highly effective doses of staple ingredients paired with quality ingredients that almost no other products on the market are using. This is the reason AllMax Nutrition's Impact Igniter pre-workout is one of the best new supplements to hit shelves.
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