About This Product
- Advanced pre-workout powder and weight loss hybrid formula, all the power of a pre-workout plus the added benefit of a scientifically studied weight loss ingredient.
- Explosive Energy, Enhanced Focus; Delivers precise doses of beta-alanine, choline, L tyrosine, and caffeine for a one-of-a-kind sensory experience.
- Delivers a precise dose of the advanced weight loss ingredient C; Canephora robusta backed by 2 scientific studies.
- The Smartest Choice Naturactin Explosion Ripped is from the makers of MuscleTech, America’s #1 Selling Body Building Supplement Brand, so you know it’s a premium formula you can trust.
- Third-party tested and verified, Made in the U.S.A
What is Nitric Oxide?
Nitric oxide is produced by nearly every type of cell in the human body and is one of the most important molecules for blood vessel health. It’s a vasodilator, meaning it relaxes the inner muscles of your blood vessels, causing the vessels to widen. In this way, nitric oxide increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure. Supplements that increase nitric oxide in the body make up one of the most popular supplement categories today. These supplements don’t contain nitric oxide itself. However, they contain compounds that your body can use to make nitric oxide and have been shown to provide many benefits for health and performance.
Here are 5 health and performance benefits of taking nitric oxide supplements.
1- Helps With Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection firm enough for sex. L-citrulline is an amino acid that may help treat erectile dysfunction by increasing the production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is needed for the muscles in the penis to relax. This relaxation allows chambers inside the penis to fill with blood so the penis becomes erect. In one study, L-citrulline was found to improve erection hardness in 12 men with mild erectile dysfunction.
Researchers concluded that L-citrulline was less effective than prescription drugs used to treat ED, such as Viagra. Nevertheless, L-citrulline proved to be safe and well-tolerated. Two other nitric-oxide-boosting supplements have been shown to treat erectile dysfunction — the amino acid L-arginine and French maritime pine bark extract. In several studies, a combination of L-arginine and French maritime pine bark extract significantly improved sexual function in men with ED.
2- May Decrease Muscle Soreness
A form of L-citrulline called citrulline malate not only increases nitric oxide production but also decreases muscle soreness. Muscle soreness is an uncomfortable experience that tends to occur after strenuous or unaccustomed exercise. This soreness is referred to as delayed-onset muscle soreness and usually feels the strongest 24–72 hours after exercise. In one study, 41 people were randomized to receive either 8 grams of citrulline malate or a placebo one hour before performing as many repetitions as possible on a flat barbell bench press.
Those given citrulline malates reported 40% less muscle soreness at 24 and 48 hours after the exercise, compared to those who took the placebo. Citrulline malate increases nitric oxide production, which increases blood flow to active muscles. In turn, citrulline malate is thought to increase nutrient delivery and clear waste products that are related to muscle fatigue, such as lactate and ammonia.
3- Helps Lower Blood Pressure
People with high blood pressure are thought to have an impaired ability to use nitric oxide in their bodies. High blood pressure occurs when the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries is consistently too high. Over time, high blood pressure can lead to health issues such as heart disease and kidney disease. It has been shown that a diet high in fruits and vegetables decreases blood pressure and therefore lowers the risk of disease. This has led researchers to test the beneficial effects of certain compounds found in fruits and vegetables on blood pressure levels.
4- Boosts Exercise Performance
Nitric oxide is involved in many cell processes, including the widening of the blood vessels, or vasodilation. Wider blood vessels help increase the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to working muscles during exercise, thus enhancing exercise performance. This has made nitric oxide supplements popular among athletes and recreational gym-goers. These supplements often contain several ingredients that are said to increase nitric oxides, such as nitrate or the amino acids L-arginine and L-citrulline. In many analyses, nitrate has been shown to improve exercise performance in cyclists, runners, swimmers, and even kayakers.
On the other hand, L-arginine has not proven to be effective for improving exercise performance in many studies. This is likely because most of the L-arginine that is ingested is metabolized or broken down before it gets a chance to reach the bloodstream, whereas L-citrulline is not. For this reason, L-citrulline is more effective than L-arginine at increasing nitric oxide and therefore exercise performance.
Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under the age of 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if the safety seal is damaged or missing. Store in a cool, dry place. These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Mix 1 or 2 scoops in 6-8 ounces of cold beverage. Assess tolerance by taking 1 scoop. If well tolerated, take 1 to 2 scoops 30 minutes before the workout. Do not exceed 2 scoops daily.
Beta-alanine (CarnoSyn) 1,500mg L-arginine alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) 1,100mg Advanced Amino Complex 500mg Taurine L-citrulline L-citrulline malate L-arginine hydrochloride Pre-Workout Explosion Blend 255mg Caffeine anhydrous 135mg Choline bitartrate L-tyrosine L-carnitine L-tartrate 250mg Green coffee extract (as C. canephora robusta) (bean) 200mg
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