The New Leader In Pre-Workouts Is Here!
- A Ground Breaking New Pre-Workout
- The First Pre-Workout to Feature Glucogenic Amino Acids
- Increases ATP Production
- Explosive, Long Lasting Energy
- Enhanced Focus and Concentration
Take a long look at the pre-workout category and you’ll quickly discover that it’s a category over-flowing with cookie-cutter products. For the most part, you have over-hyped stimulant-overloaded pump products. Despite the fact that every pre-workout that comes along carries with it a lot of hype and empty promises, when you read the label, it’s the same old thing in a shiny new package.
The time has come for a bold, new pre-workout - one that breaks the mold and actually brings something new to the table - introducing VEX by Alpha Pro Nutrition!
VEX is NOT merely one more stim-crazy pump formula - VEX is a truly revolutionary pre-workout that will literally redefine the pre-workout category!
OK –So What Makes VEX Different?
It goes without saying that one of the primary functions of any pre-workout is more energy and VEX is no exception – but the energy VEX provides is both explosive, long-lasting – and much more than just CNS stimulants. In fact, this is where VEX takes the concept of a pre-workout to a new level – not only does VEX contain CNS stimulants which provide fast acting, long-lasting, crash free energy, it also focuses on the cellular level - where the energy that powers your muscles actually happens – ATP production! The ATP energy system is what fuels muscular contractions – the more ATP your body can make, the better your workouts become. Let’s take a quick look at exactly how the ATP system works – because with all the CNS stimulants dumped into most pre-workouts, this critical energy “currency” is seldom discussed, let alone made a key part of the typical pre-workout formula. The key point to understand is that ANY muscle contraction or exertion of muscular force can ONLY happen because of the energy provided by ATP. There are three systems that are responsible for the production of ATP: the ATP-PC system, the Glycolytic system, and the Oxidative system. ATP provides muscular energy that is very quickly used up – as in seconds, not hours. The key point here is that ATP must be replenished on a continual basis if continued muscle contractions are going to take place. Yes, VEX provides extreme energy, sharp focus and improved concentration – but at the same time it breaks new ground by promoting consistent ATP production to help drive you through your toughest workouts!
OK – so how does VEX do this? With an exclusive complex of Glucogenic Amino Acids!
Wait, What? Exactly What Are Glucogenic Amino Acids And What Do They Have To Do With Muscular Energy?
They are termed “glucogenic” because they are capable of manufacturing glucose through a process known as gluconeogenesis, a sequence of metabolic steps that leads to the production of new glucose from non-carbohydrate sources. The key point here is that in this process, amino acids are converted to glucose through degradation to pyruvate, an intermediate in the Krebs cycle, one of the body’s key energy systems that manufacture ATP. The important thing to remember is that as you get fatigued near the end of your workout, these “glucogenic” amino acids step into the picture when your muscles have used most of its available glycogen stores and can actually supply up to 18% of your cellular energy needs! Therefore, when you work out, your body can keep manufacturing ATP – remember the key point from earlier: any muscular contraction happens because of ATP. So what does this mean? It means you can pound out those tough reps at the end of your sets, stimulating more muscle growth! It means you can train harder and longer and harder – giving you a much more intense workout!
One of the key reasons why VEX promotes the use of glucogenic amino acids for continued muscular energy while you train is because the actual physical process of training is catabolic; the destructive hormone cortisol is released which depletes stored glycogen and breaks down muscle tissue. The longer and harder your workouts, the more your stores of muscular energy are burned up and you become extremely fatigued, at this point your workout is pretty much over, even if you don’t want it to be. What if you could keep going a little longer and hit those last few growth producing reps? The reps that are the difference between a good workout and a great one? VEX does just that because of renewed ATP production from the use of glucogenic amino acids - and this is the only pre-workout that does this, there are no other pre-workouts like it available on the market today!
Take A Look At The Formula:
Alanine, or L-Alanine– This is an amino acid that aids the body in the conversion of glucose into useable muscular energy by the ATP system. As well, alanine can protect cells from being damaged during intense workouts. Alanine is a key amino for the preservation of both nitrogen and glucose levels, it does by a process called the alanine cycle. During this cycle, any excess amino acids, like the glucogenic aminos in the advanced VEX formula, are delivered to a receptor molecule known as pyruvate, which is produced as glucose breaks down. From there the pyruvate converts to alanine, is delivered to the liver, which does two things - extracts nitrogen from the alanine and converts some of it back into pyruvate, which is then used to create more glucose. The sequence of steps in this cycle, glucose to pyruvate to alanine to pyruvate and back to glucose, helps provide the energy required to promote muscular contractions.
Glycine– Structurally, glycine is considered to be the smallest of any amino acid. It’s classified as a non-essential amino acid, and it’s known as a glucogenic amino acid because of its role in the conversion of glucose to energy. Also, glycine prevents the breakdown of muscle tissue because it’s able to increase the body’s natural levels of creatine, which of course is involved in the production of ATP.
N-Acetyl L-Glutamine– This acetylated analog of L-glutamine absorbs more quickly and has more pronounced effects than regular L-Glutamine. While it’s true that glutamine is classified as a non-essential amino acid, it’s also the most abundant amino found in muscle tissue and has a well-deserved reputation as a powerful anabolic/anti-catabolic amino acid. It’s included in VEX because it can be converted by the body into glucose, thereby helping the body manufacture more ATP.
Taurine– While taurine is typically referred to as an amino acid, and it is true that it’s an acid containing an amino group, technically speaking it’s not an amino acid; rather it’s an amino sulfonic acid that’s often classified as a sulfur containing beta-amino. Taurine has a quite a few benefits, this is why you see it providing different functions in different products. Research indicates that taurine promotes both glucose utilization and regulation which means it plays a major role in activating the glucogenic aminos in the VEX formula. Also, Taurine has a role in cell volumization – which increases cell hydration and muscle fullness. One other important benefit of taurine is that the combination of taurine and caffeine is clinically proven to dramatically enhance mental performance, increase motivation and improve mood, which is why it’s so common in energy drinks and pre-workouts. So we see that VEX features an exclusive complex of glucogenic amino acids that are activated by taurine– this amino complex was designed and created to work synergistically to provide increased muscular energy – the energy your muscles must have during your tough workouts!
Green Coffee Extract P.E. 50%- This has become a popular supplement recently thanks to a certain TV personality. Green coffee beans are simply unroasted coffee beans. Why does that matter? You see, the roasting process dramatically decreases levels of the active ingredient chlorogenic . Therefore, because they are unroasted, green coffee beans have a higher level of chlorogenic acid, which not only possess the TV advertised fat loss benefits, they also help your body release glucose, which supports the effects of the glucogenic amino’s found in the VEX formula.
Caffeine Complex– anhydrous, citrate, di-malate – VEX features a special complex of three powerful types of caffeine - the most popular stimulant in the world! Of course, caffeine is known for its ability to increase energy, improve focus, increase alertness and improve your performance in the gym.
What are the differences? Let’s see:
- Caffeine anhydrous is simply the powdered form of caffeine and is commonly used in many supplements. The term “anhydrous” literally means “no water,” in this dry powdered form caffeine is considered to be more concentrated as well as more completely absorbed.
- Caffeine citrate is a blend of caffeine anhydrous, citric acid and sodium citrate. It works the same way as regular caffeine; the primary difference is that it’s faster acting.
- Caffeine Di-Malate is a combination of caffeine and malic acid. Research suggests that this version of caffeine is stronger than regular caffeine, provides a long-lasting, crash-free energy and is easier on your digestive system.
As you can see, the caffeine complex in the innovative VEX formula combines fast acting versions of caffeine with more versions that provide longer lasting effects, improve overall caffeine absorption, and does not promote the far-to-common crash that comes with most of the leading pre-workouts. This means you get fast, explosive, extended energy and no crash!
Theobromine – This alkaloid compound is typically found in chocolate. It is part of a class of compounds known as methylxanthines, which means it’s structurally similar to caffeine. The primary difference is that its stimulant effects are milder than what you experience from caffeine, so you do not get the jitters which can be a typical side effect with the leading pre-workouts.
Naringen– Structurally, this ingredient is much like hesperidin, it’s a bio-flavonoid that’s exclusive to grapefruit and it’s what causes grapefruit’s bitter taste. While the fat loss effects of grapefruit have been known for years we added this compound to VEX for a different reason: it has the ability to increase the effects of caffeine.
As you can see, VEX by Alpha Pro has taken a revolutionary approach to pre-workouts and created a one of a kind formula that does much more than merely give you quick CNS energy!
VEX is a pre-workout that’s ahead of its time and will actually carve out a new sub-category of pre-workouts. It’s advanced for what it contains but at the same time for what it doesn’t contain – it’s both creatine-free and beta-alanine free. Why? Creatine is without a doubt tested by time and proven effective, but it’s a very individual compound that many users like to cycle. If it’s in your pre-workout, how can you cycle it? Beta-Alanine is another proven and popular compound, although not as time-tested as creatine. However, despite its popularity, many users complain of the itchiness it typically causes - why use a product if it promotes a side effect that can distract you from your workout? Not to mention, it’s primary benefit is not unique.
So when you reach for your next pre-workout, don’t just reach for another run of the mill product, reach for innovation and real, clinically proven results – reach for VEX by Alpha Pro Nutrition!