Conquer is a brand new preworkout from the experts at iForce. Touted as a replacement of their ' Maximize Intense' preworkout product, the formula is quite similar.
However there are some key upgrades to the stimulant blend that make this an improvement to the usability of the already effective Maximize product. iForce took the already-rock-solid Maximize Intense formula to a whole new level... and that's saying something, since Maximize was a damn good preworkout in the first place.
The overall ingredient list is identical to Maximize intense.
The changes we're interested in are all in the 'Energy & Adrenaline Release Matrix'.
Green Tea Extract has been added, standardized for Theophylline. Theophylline is a stimulant similar in structure to that additionally acts as a 'phosphodiesterase inhibitor', as a result it will cause vasodilation of blood vessels allowing for greater blood flow.
Plain Synephrine HCL has been removed, and their Citrus Aurantium extract is now one that is standardized for Synephrine alkaloids.
Synephrine is a GREAT fat burner with numerous human research trials to back it up. It helps burn fat and increase enregy production without the negative side effects of increasing blood pressure and heart rate.
This study details the activity of Synephrine among other stimulants.
And last but probably most significant is the standardization of their Acacia extract. Acacia Rigidula contains dozens of amine stimulant compounds, some of which are desirable, some of which are not.They've chosen to standardize for phenylethylamine (PEA) , N-Methyl-B-Methyl-PEA, and R-Beta-Methyl-PEA for inclusion in this product. This approach to using PEA analogues is probably to some extent to mimic that of competing stimulant heavy preworkouts such as Craze.
Rounding out the stimulant blend is caffeine, which as we all know is the most widely used and studied stimulant in the world.
If you're interested in reading a great research review that summarizes all of the studies done on Caffeine, this position stand by the authors at the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition does a great job of explaining them, and the full text of the article is available for free.
The rest of the product remains the same as the formula in Maximize Intense.
The 'Nitric Oxide and Endurance Explosion Matrix', contains:
COP is a structural analogue of Creatine, but for all intents and purposes behaves largely different in the body. The mechanisms by which COP works are not fully understood, however it appears to increase ATP, aid in removing lactic acid from the muscles, and anecdotally is reported to boost recovery. There is limited published data to go off of as far as the use of COP in sports nutrition But there is quite a lot of published information about its use as a treatment for heart disease.
If you're an iForce fan then no doubt you've heard of Agmatine, it's the flagship ingredient in their outstanding pump product Hemavol. Agmatine is a metabolite of Arginine and has a plethora of beneficial effects that are in line with strength training.
Enhances insulin production
Increases pain tolerance and potentiates the use of analgesics
Enhances eNOS synthase (the generation of NO in muscle tissue)
Triggers Catecholamine release
Functions as a neurotransmitter providing nootropic effects
Lowers Blood Pressure
You can find a great summary of the huge number of effects of Agmatine in this article.
Norvaline can increase NO production by inhibiting the enzyme Arginase that metabolises Arginine, thus keeping the Arginine <-> Citrulline cycle going for longer. There is no sports performance related studies regarding norvaline published, however its role as an arginase inhibitor has been documented by this study and it is a generally accepted function of the compound.
An 'Intense Volumization and Strength Matrix'
Creatine is perhaps the most well-studied sports performance compound in the world, we're all familiar with its benefits on power output, endurance, and muscle growth.
Taurine is depleted from the muscles during the course of exercise, supplementation with taurine helps keep those levels high and combats the growing muscle weakness associated with long gruelling workouts.
Conquer kept all of the proven exercise enhancers contained in Maximize and significantly improves their stimulant blend with this release. This is everything that a product refresh should be and shows their confidence in their formula compared to the near complete overhauls many competing products receive when they redo products. The bottom line is, If you liked Maximize Intense, then you will certainly like this product even more
Directions and Dosage for use
Always consult your doctor before beginning any dietary supplement. The dosing recommendations for Conquer haven't been released yet, but it will probably be to start with 1 scoop and gradually increase to 3 scoops if necessary. This is a VERY potent stimulant heavy product so you will want to heed the start small warnings and work your way up gradually. There was actually a number of maximize reviews that talked about the product being too stimulant heavy so please, for your adrenals sake, pay attention to scoop warnings.
Where to Buy
If you want to give Conquer a try when it comes out, just take a look at the price comparison on this page and you'll be able to find the best price at an online store. Online stores are almost always cheaper than buying at brick and mortar stores because there is way less overhead involved with running an online store.