PreTrain NRG™ powder is a pre-workout formula providing safe, beneficial nutrients to help support focus, power, and mental energy in athletes. There is no question that intense, prolonged training puts a significant stress on the central nervous system; thus, providing nutrients which optimize brain function may be highly beneficial to the performance of an athlete.
PreTrain NRG™ features tyrosine, acetyl L-carnitine and caffeine to help increase focus and energy, while creatine is included to improve strength. Adenosine-5’-triphosphate (as Peak ATP®) is an important compound in this formula, as it helps to increase strength, power, and recovery as well as reduce fatigue, enabling a greater amount of reps and sets. PreTrain NRG™ powder has a pleasant tasting, natural strawberry flavor and is sweetened with natural stevia leaf extract.
Increases energy & focus
Increases total strength & power
Increases lean body mass
Reduces muscular fatigue
Supports blood flow
Rationale for PreTrain NRG™ formulation:
Nutrients for supporting focus, energy, and endurance in athletes are essential. Choosing the right nutrition supplements can have a significant impact on what can be achieved during training.
While pre-workout supplements have gained tremendously in popularity, most stimulate the sympathetic nervous system and usually have high doses of caffeine. While there is nothing wrong with small amounts caffeine, numerous pre-workout supplements on the market contain as much caffeine as five cups of coffee. Pre-workout supplements provide increased energy and endurance for one’s workout; however, there are several issues to consider when choosing the appropriate nutrients for these purposes. Many commercial products can put a heavy burden on the adrenal glands, which increases the stress response and can lead to fatigue. They can also cause other negative side effects such as sleep disturbances, irritability and anxiousness, and can negatively impact appetite.
In addition, many of these products also contain food dyes and artificial sweeteners, with most powders being sweetened with sucralose. While food manufacturing companies and global health authorities have deemed sucralose safe for consumption, most health care providers know that this is not the case. According to a recent study in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, sucralose is a biologically active compound that decreases the number and balance of beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. It causes epithelial scarring, the depletion of goblet cells and glandular disorganization in the colon, and alters insulin, blood glucose, and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) levels.
When it comes to performance, in addition to physical ability, an athlete’s psychological stability during training and competition must also be considered, including their nervous system and their ability to perform under stressful conditions. Mental performance and physical performance are interconnected, whether it be reaction time, mood or focus. All of these cognitive processes should be optimal if one wants to perform their best. Therefore, carefully selected brain nutrients taken pre-workout can significantly help to increase performance in the gym. These nutrients stimulate the brain and not the adrenal glands. As a result, they provide energy, drive, and mental focus without negative side effects, while also offering long term benefits to overall health.
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