FLOW™ - Maximize Workout Capacity
Have you been looking at Bro-Pump ingredients all wrong? Odds are you have!
If you have been avoiding pre-workouts with nitric oxide (NO) boosters or NO products in general because you were afraid of a pump that might hamper your workout, listen up because we are going to change your thinking and improve your workout capacity!
L-Citrulline Malate is one of those “bro ingredients” marketed to boost nitric oxide levels and give you a great “pump” and… it’s true! Citrulline can very well boost those NO levels and have your circulatory system working on overdrive. The fear that this is a bad thing for endurance is simply not true and that’s what we’re here to dive into. Let me tell you why the ingredient L-Citrulline Malate can absolutely be your secret performance-enhancing ingredient.
Citrulline is an amino acid known for its ability to increase NO levels, which in turn induces vasodilation, the enlargement of blood vessels. When ingested, Citrulline is converted to Arginine in the kidneys and stimulates the release of NO. By expanding the blood vessels leads to decreases in the buildup of lactic acid by increasing nutrient and oxygen transport to muscles. Several studies have shown the close connection between the accumulation of ammonia in blood and tissue and the blockage of cellular energetic processes, causing fatigue during exercise.
Citrulline Malate “CM”, has shown synergistic capabilities to increase endurance by malate accelerated ammonium clearance and citrulline facilitated lactate metabolism. This complex may show a protective effect against acidosis and ammonia build-up, explaining the fatigue-resistant property of CM.
Studies show that in humans, supplementation with 6g of CM a day for 15 days found that it led to a significant reduction in the sensation of fatigue, a 34% increase in the rate of oxidative ATP production during exercise, increasing performance in longer bouts of exercise. CM is even reported to increase the rate of phosphocreatine stores after exercise, aiding in the recovery process.
If you want the added benefits of a longer more productive workout and increased recovery time adding the correct amount of CM is crucial. That’s why Driven Nutrition® FLOW™ offers all the benefits of CM and other performance and mental boosting ingredients. The 2:1 ratio of Citrulline Malate in FLOW™ means you get a full six grams (6g) of the active ingredient.
FLOW™ also provides mental boosting ingredients like DMAE and Huperzine A, making this a great choice for night time workouts or to the addition of PreWOD™. Stop avoiding a pump! It’s awesome and frankly unavoidable if you’re training with volume and high intensity. This “pump” is our body’s natural way of rushing nutrients and oxygen where they need to be in our skeletal muscle system AND removing the metabolic waste from that area. The ingredients in FLOW™ only aid this natural process of the body. Think of FLOW™ like add a turbocharger and open exhaust to your car so it can breathe better, accelerate faster and perform better!
If you’re looking to take your training to the next level and reach your goals, don’t miss out on the hidden performance-enhancing benefits of the nitric oxide inducing ingredients found in FLOW™.
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