Skin Beautiful MD Energy For Exercise Drink Mix (Features PEAK ATP)
Imagine being able to plug yourself into a wall, and getting unlimited energy....
We encourage everyone in our community to do burst exercises and resistance training as much as possible.
Short bursts of exercise make you feel great in as little as 5 minutes. This offers immediate gratification, which helps create a longer term exercise habit. 5 minutes is a GREAT deal for your brain.
Resistance training helps to tone and build muscle. Which also helps you feel great, and have a better quality of life.
For many people, getting the motivation to exercise is a challenge.
This new Energy For Exercise Drink Mix was developed to help support the training for professional and world class athletes. You take this on an empty stomach 30-60 minutes before exercise, and enjoy the pleasant berry flavor.
It is also very useful in giving everyday people extra energy to power their day.
Increases total strength
Reduces muscular fatigue
Increases lean body mass
Improves blood flow
Ingredient Deep Dive:
Acetyl L-Carnitine (acetylated form of L-carnitine, often referred to as ALCAR) is one of the most researched brain nutrients which has been shown to quickly enhance mental focus and energy. Acetyl L-carnitine has a similar structure to acetylcholine, and therefore, it can stimulate acetylcholine receptors in the brain. The acetyl group allows it to cross the blood brain barrier, which does not occur with L-carnitine. Thus, acetyl L-carnitine will support the brain as well as offer all the benefits of L-carnitine.
L-Carnitine is abundant in animal muscle tissue, including red meat. Its main function is to transport fatty acids across the mitochondrial membrane for fatty acid oxidation. Skeletal and cardiac tissues rely heavily on fatty acid oxidation and have high concentrations of carnitine.2 Supplementation of carnitine has been studied in many areas including metabolism, cardiovascular disease, and sports enhancement.
L-Carnitine has been shown to improve exercise performance by enhancing the delivery of fat fuel to the muscles. It has also been shown to increase the anaerobic threshold, delaying the event where the muscles feel a “burn” from lactic acid.
Acetyl L-carnitine is mostly associated with preventing age- related memory decline and slowing Alzheimer's disease; however, it is also very effective when used pre-workout for increasing mental focus and energy. ALCAR increases dopamine which enhances focus and motivation. It is a nutrient in which an increase in focus and energy is quickly felt, within approximately 15 – 20 minutes after ingesting. This effect is best achieved with 1500 mg taken 30 minutes prior to training. This also happens to be the dosage at which the reversal of many of the signs of brain aging occurs.5 In addition, there are no side effects, only long term benefits on overall brain health.
N-acetyl-L-tyrosine is the acetylated derivative of L-tyrosine. Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid synthesized in the body from the essential amino acid phenylalanine. Tyrosine is the precursor amino acid from which the body makes thyroid hormone and dopamine, which is then converted to norepinephrine and then to epinephrine. Inadequate production of these hormones and catecholamines can compromise physical performance.
These catecholamines regulate the stress response and are involved in basic nervous system activities, such as movement, memory, attention, desire, motivation, “fight or flight” response, heart rate, and energy production.
Acetylation helps to increase the stability and solubility of tyrosine. This makes tyrosine more bioavailable and efficient, and as a result, it is a superior choice for increasing the body’s levels of tyrosine. It is essential for numerous functions such as cognitive performance, improving stamina for exercise, and preventing excessive rises in cortisol levels.
N-acetyl-L-tyrosine helps support optimal sports performance for the body and the brain by alleviating stress and stimulating the brain, as well improving workout intensity while preventing overtraining.
This is essential for competitive athletes who have to perform at a high level. Tyrosine is a stimulating amino acid supplement that can be a good alternative to caffeine. It is best taken on an empty stomach
Adenosine-5’-Triphosphate (as PEAK ATP®)
ATP is an energy-carrying molecule used in cells whose role as the primary intracellular energy source for body tissues is well established.
Extracellular ATP, however, is just as important as intracellular ATP.
Orally delivered ATP (which increases extracellular ATP) may help reduce muscle fatigue and enable a higher force output during repeated high- intensity bouts of exercise, these attributes being independent of intracellular ATP’s function as the body’s main energy supplier.
Blood levels of ATP are responsible for controlling muscle excitability, vasodilation, and anabolic signaling.
Extracellular ATP increases calcium (the main nutrient responsible for muscle contraction) and glucose levels within the cells.
Also, when intracellular calcium levels increase, there is also an increase in the number of muscle filaments binding and the velocity at which these muscle filaments slide to create a contraction.
Numerous studies have demonstrated ATP’s ability to increase strength and power, support recovery, and reduce fatigue.
Specifically, extracellular ATP directly promotes the increased synthesis and release of nitric oxide (NO) and prostacyclin (PGl2) within skeletal muscle and therefore directly affects tissue vasodilation and blood flow.
Research suggests that oral supplementation with ATP in combination with high intensity resistance training increases muscle mass, strength, and power.
In addition, it has the ability to speed recovery, which may prevent typical declines in performance and provide athletes with a novel method to promote positive training adaptations.
Research has also demonstrated that 400 mg of ATP taken daily on an empty stomach 30 to 60 minutes prior to training to be most effective for increasing power, strength, and vasodilation.
A study from the University of Tampa demonstrated ATP’s effect on increasing vasodilation and blood flow post- exercise.
In this study, twelve college-aged, resistance trained males were randomly divided into ATP and no ATP groups.
Four hundred milligrams of ATP were taken daily for twelve weeks 30 minutes prior to weight training.
At weeks 1, 8, and 12 there were significant differences in blood flow at zero and three minutes post exercise.
This research demonstrates that oral ATP can increase blood flow during exercise recovery.
In another study, 400 mg ATP taken daily for 15 days reduced muscle fatigue while improving muscle low peak torque through successive sets of exercise.
These effects indicate an improvement in overall training stimulus which may have been brought about by more rapid repolarization and stronger action potentials later within sets.
L-Theanine and Caffeine (from Green Coffee)
The combination of L-theanine and caffeine in a 2:1 ratio stimulates and boosts mental alertness. Together they provide a clean and calm focus without any jitters or hard crashes that are often seen after consuming products containing caffeine.