Performax HyperMaxXT product write-up and ingredient review
HyperMaxXT: Pre-workout Innovation has a new name
All pre-workouts are not created equal. The difference between one that works ok and one that works great is all in the formula. A great pre-workout starts with research validated and time tested ingredients dosed at clinical levels proven to produce results. Furthermore, the combination of individual ingredients found in a great pre-workout must not only be effective by themselves, but they must also work synergistically as a whole in order to amplify performance. While there is no doubt the usual ergogenic aids should be found in a great pre-workout, there should also be innovative ingredients that provide a new stimulus in order to drive results further. Lastly, and most importantly, a truly great pre-workout should address all areas critical to maximizing your training, not just one or two.
The sad truth is a “great” pre-workout like the one described above doesn’t exist…until now. Introducing the new and improved HypermaxXT. A revolutionary pre-workout formulated to address all areas of performance enhancement using time tested, proven ingredients and new, novel compounds not found in any other pre-workout on the market. These ingredients work individually and synergistically to help prepare your body psychologically by amplifying energy, promoting vascularity, enhancing focus, and supporting increases in muscular strength, power, and endurance. From top to bottom HypermaxXT will help you push the boundaries of what you thought was possible in the gym or on the playing field. Let’s take a quick look at HyperMaxXT’s four blends and the key ingredients in them that make itthe pinnacle of pre-workout supplementation
The performance and endurance blend contains two novel ingredients know to improve performance and reduce fatigue...Beta-O and LOLA (L-Ornithine L-Aspartate). Beta-O is a synergistic combination of beta-alanine and orotic acid. While it is well known that supplementing with beta-alanine is a highly effective means of increasing muscle carnosine content which helps buffer the negative side effects of hydrogen ion accumulation in muscles as exercise intensity increases; it is lesser know that orotic acid may also help increase intramuscular carnosine levels. So why combine the two together? Because beta-alanine is also used in the body for protein synthesis and cellular repair this sometimes mean there is less available for carnosine synthesis, making it take longer to saturate muscle carnosine levels to the point where an ergogenic effect is achieved. Orotic acid picks up the slack for beta-alanine and directly supports carnosine synthesis in times of elevated growth and cellular regeneration (such as repairing muscle after hard training). The end result? Carnosine levels may be saturated more quickly when beta-alanine and orotic acid are combined. While it typically takes 4-6 weeks for beta-alanine to increase carnosine levels and have a performance enhancing effect; this time may be reduced when combined with orotic acid.
What’s more orotic acid has an acute effect on ATP (energy) production. As we all know ATP is the energy currency of the body that when depleted decreases the energy generating capacity of muscle. Orotic acid can maintain ATP in three different ways and more ATP means better performance. First orotic acid aids in elevating intramuscular glycogen stores which leads to enhanced capacity for ATP resynthesis from anaerobic glycolysis. Secondly it increases the pool of UMP (Uridine Monophosphate) which spares ATP from being used to synthesize certain nucleotides; thereby leaving more ATP to produce energy and other metabolic processes key to optimal exercise performance. Lastly orotic acid can enhance the supply of ribose-5-phosphate (important in energy producing pathways) which results in greater ATP regeneration.
The second ingredient found in the performance and endurance blend, L-Ornithine L-Asparate (LOLA), is an amino acid primarily used to reduce ammonia concentrations in the blood. As we exercise ammonia levels slowly increase in skeletal muscle. This increase inhibits muscle protein contractility and induces muscular fatigue. Research has shown LOLA can decrease ammonia concentrations in the blood ultimately allowing you to exercise harder for longer.
The ingredients found in the pump and vascularity blend definitely need no introduction as they have stood the test of time as ergogenic aids. L-citrulline, agmatine sulfate, and glycerol have all been proven to increase blood vessel dilation and produce a fuller muscular appearance; all leading to improved performance through increased blood and nutrient delivery to the working muscles and the almighty “pump”.
Citrulline is a crucial cofactor in the production of arginine and nitric oxide. It’s been shown to relax blood vessels, improve blood flow and raise overall nitric oxide levels. Citrulline is also an energy booster backed by research. One study reported that subjects consuming citrulline malate for 15 days experienced a 35% increase in ATP (energy) production during exercise.
Agmatine sulfate is a byproduct of Arginine through decarboxylation. Since decarboxylated arginine cannot be broken down in the liver and it increases blood flow to working muscles through vasodilation. Furthermore, Agmatine has also been shown to manipulate pain receptors which may allow you to train past normal pain thresholds.
Last but not least glycerol has been shown to enhance plasma and intramuscular volume expansion. This hyper-hydration produces a full, hard muscular appearance that can also increase exercise performance. In fact, the cellular swelling that occurs with the glycerol supplementation may increase protein synthesis while also decreasing protein breakdown within the cell. This creates an optimal environment for muscle growth. If these two benefits were not enough, it also creates fascial stretching which gives the muscle more room to grow over time.
The third blend found in HyperMaxXT, as the name implies on the label, contains ingredients to ramp up energy and focus. You will find the usual suspects here such as caffeine, l-tyrosine, hordenine, and citrus aurantium but we took it one step further by including three additional, yet lesser known stimulants that will help supercharge your energy levels. The first being Eria Jarensis extract. Considered the “next big stimulant” by the industry, Eria extract contains a compound called N-Phenyldimethylamine which is chemically similar to DMAA and produces many of the same ergogenic effects such as enhancing mood, improving focus, and creating a feeling of euphoria. This is due to N-Phenyldimethylamine’s function as a neuromodulator in the central nervous system that boosts dopamine (the feel good neurotransmitter) levels. If you have built up a tolerance to other stimulants found in pre-workouts the Eria Jarensis extract found in HyperMaxXT could potentially bring back the energized feeling you may find yourself lacking before hitting the gym.
Beta-Phenylethylamine, the second lesser known ingredient in HyperMaxXT’s energy and focus blend, naturally occurs within the nervous systems of humans, where it is thought to act as a type of neuromodulator. It is considered to be a trace amine chemical and natural monamine alkaloid. Within the human brain it causes the release of norepinephrine and dopamine, two very powerful brain chemicals involved in attention and alertness. Beta- Phenylethylamine is used for many different purposes, among them cognitive enhancement, mood improvement, weight loss, and as a concentration aid. Beta- Phenylethylamine may also help to speed up the metabolism. This means that it can lead to an increased rate of fat burning.
To top off the energy and focus blend we added Rauwolfia Vomitoria Extract. Rauwolscine is an ingredient very similar in structure and effect to yohimbe but may be more potent. Rauwolscine can act as an Alpha (2) Adrenergic antagonist and thus aids in fat burning. It also shares the same stimulating and mood-elevating effects as yohimbe.
The fourth and final component in HyperMaxXT’s formula contains one key ingredient that enhances the absorption of all the other ingredients discussed up to this point. Piperine is an extract of the fruit of black pepper, or long pepper. Piperine significantly enhances the bioavailability of various supplement nutrients through increased absorption. Numerous clinical studies suggest that when piperine is taken with other supplements, it increases the absorption of those supplements by 30 to 2,000 percent!
HyperMaxXT defines what a great pre-workout should be. No corners were cut and no expense was spared in making itthe most advanced pre-workout formula on the market today. Ingredients were painstakingly selected, effective dosages were determined based on the latest scientific research, and new, novel compounds were included to help provide a pre-training advantage that will increase mental focus, muscle performance, endurance and blood flow.Only onequestion remains, are you performing at your Max?
Performance and Endurance
Beta-O (Beta-Alanine Orotate)
- Beta-alanine is a naturally occurring amino acid, but it is not used to build proteins (i.e. muscles, body tissue or enzymes). It is used to make the dipeptide carnosine, which is an important acid buffer in the muscles. Beta-alanine is the rate-limiting precursor of carnosine, which means that carnosine levels are limited by the amount of available beta-alanine.
- Orotic acid can also increase muscle carnosine levels and compensates for beta alanine when it is being used for other physiological functions such as muscular growth and cellular regeneration. Orotic acid also helps in the process of ATP resynthesis and maintenance.
- Helps Increases muscle carnosine levels
- Can Enhance muscle power, strength, and endurance
- Key muscle pH buffer
- May Lower acid levels to combat fatigue and soreness
- Helps Delays fatigue
- Aids in ATP resynthesis
- Allows for increased intensity and performance
LOLA (L-Ornithine L-Aspartate)
- L-Ornithine L-Asparate (LOLA), is an amino acid primarily used to reduce ammonia concentrations in the blood. As we exercise ammonia levels slowly increase in skeletal muscle. This increase inhibits muscle protein contractility and induces muscular fatigue. Research has shown LOLA can decrease ammonia concentrations in the blood ultimately allowing you to exercise harder for longer.
- Promotes Decreases ammonia concentration in the blood
- Helps Delay fatigue
- May decrease cortisol levels
- May increase lean mass
- May increase power accrual
- May cause an acute increase in growth hormone
Pumps and Vascularity
- Citrulline is a crucial cofactor in the production of arginine and nitric oxide. It’s been shown to relax blood vessels, improve blood flow and raise overall nitric oxide levels. Many bodybuilders take citrulline with their pre and post workout drinks to help improve recovery, increase vascularity and improve muscle pumps throughout the day and following a training session. Citrulline is also an energy booster backed by research. One study reported that subjects consuming citrulline malate for 15 days experienced a 35% increase in ATP (energy) production during exercise and a 20% increase in phosphocreatine recovery between bouts of exercise. Research also suggests that subjects supplementing with citrulline before a chest workout could complete at least one to two more reps on most sets compared to subjects taking a placebo.
- Can Improve aerobic and anaerobic performance and capacity
- Promotes Boosts in energy/increases ATP synthesis
- Helps Maintain muscle strength and prevent muscle breakdown
- Supports Anti-fatigue properties
- May Increase nitric oxide production = increased vasodilation =bigger muscle pumps
- Glycerol (1,2,3-propanetriol) is a colorless, odorless, sweet tasting sugar alcohol. When consumed glycerol is rapidly absorbed primarily in the small intestine, distributed equally among all fluid compartments, and promotes hyper-hydration by inducing an osmotic gradient. This brings potential benefits for endurance and stamina events, including adaptation to environmental heat/humidity stress, along with promoting blood flow associated with resistance training. Glycerol has also been shown to help athletes store extra water, delaying the need for hydration. This suggests improved efficiency in exercise, thermoregulation and decreased physiological stress. In addition, glycerol can enhance plasma and intramuscular volume expansion, producing a more engorged muscular appearance.
- Can Enhance plasma and intramuscular volume expansion
- Helps Produce a more engorged muscle appearance
- Increase in exercise performance and time to exhaustion
- Can decrease heart rate
- Can decrease core temperature
- May offset dehydration
- Agmatine Sulfate is a byproduct of Arginine through decarboxylation. Agmatine produces other byproducts that are involved in cell growth, structural and metabolic support to the nervous system. Agmatine stimulates many processes that are essential during a hard training session for optimal pump and energy on the mind and at a molecular level. Agmatine sulfate aids in vasodilation. Agmatine sulfate provides many health benefits but in the interest of fitness enthusiasts provides improved insulin sensitivity and ultimately improved body composition.
- Promotes Improved insulin sensitivity
- Supports Increased nitric oxide production/Enhances blood flow to working muscles
- May decrease pain
- May Contain Antidepressant effects
- Helps Catecholeamine (Norepinephrine, epinephrine and dopamine) release
Energy and Focus
- Tyrosine’s primary role in the body is as the direct precursor to thyroxine and to the neurotransmitters dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. Thus tyrosine may improve cognition, focus, and increase feelings of well-being. Tyrosine may also improve both endurance and anaerobic performance via metabolic or hormonal uptake.
- May Increase energy
- May Increase mental acuity
- Can Increase fat burning
- Helps Decrease fatigue
- Promotes Increase in power output and muscle strength
- Beta- Phenylethylamine naturally occurs within the nervous systems of humans, where it is thought to act as a type of neuromodulator. It is considered to be a trace amine chemical and natural monamine alkaloid. Within the human brain it causes the release of norepinephrine and dopamine, two very powerful brain chemicals involved in attention and alertness. Beta- Phenylethylamine is used for many different purposes, among them cognitive enhancement, mood improvement, weight loss, and as a concentration aid. Beta- Phenylethylamine may also help to speed up the metabolism. This means that it can lead to an increased rate of fat burning.
- Can Increase attention and alertness
- Supports Improved mood and concentration
- May speed up metabolism
- May increase rates of fat burning
- Caffeine is one of the most studied and proven ergogenic (performance enhancing) aids. Although caffeine can affect a wide variety of motor and mental functions it is most commonly used to improve endurance exercise, focus and cognitive performance, and improve energy levels. Caffeine has also been shown to have a thermogenic effect (heating/calorie burning) at rest and may increase the use of fats for fuel during exercise.
- Improves cognitive performance; especially is sleep deprived individuals
- Improves focus
- Improves reaction time
- Improves perceived feeling of having more energy/alertness
- Thermogenic affect/increases resting metabolic rate, which targets fat specifically
- Improves endurance performance
- Improves muscular endurance
- Decreases rating or perceived exertion during exercise
- May improve glycogen resynthesis during recovery phase of exercise
- May improve strength and power
- May improve performance in short, high intensity activities of prolonged duration
- May increase fat oxidation
Eria Jarensis Extract
- Eria extract contains a compound called N-Phenyldimethylamine which is chemically similar to DMAA and produces many of the same ergogenic effects such as enhancing mood, improving focus, and creating a feeling of euphoria. This is due to N-Phenyldimethylamine’s function as a neuromodulator in the central nervous system that boosts dopamine (the feel good neurotransmitter) levels.
- Similar to DMAA is terms of stimulant effects
- Can Enhance mood
- Promotes Improved focus
- May act as a fat burner
- May create feeling of euphoria
- Hordenine is a powerful central nervous stimulant that has been linked to having adrenergic (adrenaline like) effects after consumption. Its use as stimulant and fat burner are due to its association with tyramine and noradrenaline. Hordenine may also increase peripheral blood flow volume and have a positive inotropic effect (increases strength of contraction) upon the heart.
- Natural adrenergic with stimulant properties
- May increase metabolism
- Increases energy and alertness
- May support weight loss
- Works as a noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor
Citrus Aurantium Extract
- Citrus aurantium is from a fruit commonly known as bitter orange. It is a mild stimulant and as such is thought to increase energy and focus and contribute to appetite suppression, increased metabolic rate, and lipolysis. Also, because citrus aurantium contain synephrine it stimulates adrenergic receptors that in turn stimulates fat metabolism without any of the negative side effects generally associated with other compounds that stimulate the other adrenergic receptors.
- Mild stimulant
- May improve energy and focus
- Increases metabolic rate
- May increase rates of lipolysis (fat burning)
- May increase time to fatigue
Rauwolfia Vomitoria Extract
- Rauwolscine is an ingredient very similar in structure and effect to yohimbe but may be more potent. Rauwolscine can act as an Alpha (2) Adrenergic antagonist and thus aids in fat burning. It also shares the same stimulating and mood-elevating effects as yohimbe.
- High potent stimulant
- May improve mood
- Can act as a Fat burner
Black Pepper Extract
- Piperine is an extract of the fruit of black pepper, or long pepper. Piperine significantly enhances the bioavailability of various supplement nutrients through increased absorption. Numerous clinical studies suggest that when piperine is taken with other supplements, it increases the absorption of those supplements by 30 to 2,000 percent.
- May Enhance absorption of active ingredients
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