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How Pre-Workout Supplements Affect the Body & When to Take Them

 

Be it first thing in the morning or after a hard day at work, looking forward to hitting the gym is one the best feelings of your day. But if you’re lacking motivation to start training, pre-workout supplements can be a gamechanger. They help you overcome that feeling of procrastination and give you a boost of energy that’s essential for any intense gym workout.

Without adequate fuel before workouts or intense exercise, you will be less energetic, and will typically get tired sooner than usual. Pre-workout supplements help overcome this by providing more energy and enabling more muscle pumps, helping you extend your workouts.[1]

Typically, pre-workout powder is mixed with water and consumed as a drink before the activity to replenish energy.

How Do Pre-Workout Supplements Affect the Body?

Effective ingredients in pre-workout supplements help boost blood flow while improving focus, endurance, stamina, and strength during high-intensity exercise. Citrulline Malate, Beta-Alanine, Betaine Anhydrous are all lab-tested and proven to maximize athletic performance and muscle pumps.[2] L-citrulline is one of the three dietary amino acids, alongside L-arginine and L-Ornithine. L-citrulline increases plasma levels of ornithine and arginine improving the ammonia recycling process and nitric oxide metabolism. Beta-alanine aids in the production of carnosine – a compound that plays a role in muscle endurance in high-intensity exercise.  Betaine anhydrous supplements are sometimes used for reducing blood homocysteine levels, and improving athletic performance.

Caffeine stimulates energy and power while enhancing mental alertness, memory, and athletic performance, ultimately benefiting body fat reduction.

Unfortunately, for many individuals who go to the gym right after work or first thing in the morning, a nutritious meal is not always a possibility.If there isn’t time to consume complete meals, pre-workout supplements can reinvigorate the body. While many snacks are available, they generally do not supply sufficient energy to get all the way through a high-intensity workout.

How Much Pre-Workout Powder Should You Take?

Determining dosage for pre-workout supplements depends on the product purchased. Each container has a set of instructions printed on the label, so make sure to follow them accordingly.

Begin with a small dose to help your body acclimate to the new supplement, and gradually work up to the full amount recommended. However, you should never exceed the recommended dosage. It’s also worth noting that there may be components in the pre-workout mix, such as caffeine, that may induce minor side effects, including jitteriness & mild insomnia if taken too close to bedtime.

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When is the Best Time to Take Pre-Workout Powder?

Taking pre-workout at the correct time is critical for achieving the optimal effect[1]. Caffeine levels in the bloodstream typically peak after 15 to 45 minutes. Therefore, if taken too soon, pre-workout may cause a caffeine crash, which occurs after the caffeine’s blood level concentration has worn off.

It is generally advised to consume your pre-workout mixture 30 minutes before a training session. This allows the ingredients ample time to find their way into the bloodstream and unlocks their maximum impact.[2]

If you’re looking for the perfect pre-workout supplement to stack with Impact Igniter Xtreme to further enhance your performance, boost strength, and have outstanding results, check out Impact Pump.

Benefits of Taking Allmax Pre-Workout Impact Igniter Xtreme

Released in 2017, Impact Igniter enabled athletes in over 100 countries to experience unmatched energy, power, focus, and unforgettable pumps. Impact Igniter  Xtreme represents over 5 years of scientific advancement and is our strongest pre-workout!

To maximize thermogenic energy, researchers at Allmax combined pharmaceutical-grade caffeine anhydrous with theobromine and the patented stimulants TeaCrine® and Dynamine®. These stimulants have been included in the precise ratios shown to maximize energy without the “crash” experienced with traditional pre-workouts.

Each serving is packed with 17 lab-tested ingredients including 6 grams of Citrulline Malate, 3.2 grams of Beta-Alanine, and 2.5 grams of Betaine Anhydrous.

To increase metabolic rate, Impact Igniter Xtreme also includes CaloriBurn GP®, which delivers the bioactive compounds 6-paradol, 6-shogaol, 6-gingerol, and 6-Gingerdione at the same levels human studies have shown to be effective in boosting fat oxidation.

We’ve included Lion’s Mane Mushroom, Tyrosine, Huperzine-A, Alpha-GPC, and a rare Mango Extract shown to enhance cognitive performance and support mental focus. In addition, the synergistic balance of these nootropics helps prevent the destruction of AcetylCholine in the brain, producing an effect unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

IMPACT IGNITER XTREME also contains Aquamin®, which provides all 7 electrolytes needed by your body to optimize cell hydration and muscle contractions.


[1] Harty PS, Zabriskie HA, Erickson JL, Molling PE, Kerksick CM, Jagim AR. Multi-ingredient pre-workout supplements, safety implications, and performance outcomes: a brief review. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2018 Aug 8;15(1):41. doi: 10.1186/s12970-018-0247-6. PMID: 30089501; PMCID: PMC6083567.

[2] Martinez N, Campbell B, Franek M, Buchanan L, Colquhoun R. The effect of acute pre-workout supplementation on power and strength performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2016 Jul 16;13:29. doi: 10.1186/s12970-016-0138-7. PMID: 27429596; PMCID: PMC4947244

[3] Collins PB, Earnest CP, Dalton RL, Sowinski RJ, Grubic TJ, Favot CJ, Coletta AM, Rasmussen C, Greenwood M, Kreider RB. Short-Term Effects of a Ready-to-Drink Pre-Workout Beverage on Exercise Performance and Recovery. Nutrients. 2017 Aug 1;9(8):823. doi: 10.3390/nu9080823. PMID: 28763003; PMCID: PMC5579616.

[4] Antonio J, Ciccone V. The effects of pre versus post workout supplementation of creatine monohydrate on body composition and strength. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2013 Aug 6;10:36. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-10-36. PMID: 23919405; PMCID: PMC3750511

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