What is S7?
S7 is a relatively new ingredient to hit the supplement market. S7 is a blend of 7 different plant based ingredients that have been clinically shown to increase nitric oxide (NO) production by up to 230%. Sounds impressive right? To back that statement check out this study that used the gold standard double-blind, crossover, placebo-controlled.
What does it do and how does it work?
Our bodies already produce nitric oxide (NO) which acts as a vasodilator, signaling the blood vessels to relax, thus increasing blood flow and increasing muscle pumps during training.
But why is this sought after? Besides the aesthetic reasons, it helps with performance. Nutrients will pass through the body more easily, giving you the ability to shuttle key nutrients and oxygenated blood into the working muscle. Not only that it will also aid with recovery and decrease muscular fatigue – allowing you to train harder and longer helping push out that last rep, finish that sprint hard or last a full round more comfortably.
But your probably thinking this has all been done before? However S7 is not an ingested nitrate product, but instead triggers your body’s own internal nitric oxide. What makes S7 exciting is it only requires a much smaller dose than other NO ingredients allowing a supplement containing S7 to either be a smaller scoop; or room for other ingredients to boost performance.
Over the past few years the plant-based lifestyle has exploded and become mainstream. Consumers are looking for cleaner, organic, and more natural products from the food we eat to the supplements we consume. And consumers as a whole are becoming more educated in general about nutrition and supplementation which creates the need for brands to clean up their profiles and think about the ingredients they include in their formulation. Overall, this is a great thing which demands better overall quality of products as well as quality control.
S7 from FutureCeuticals is pushing the limits and is leading the front through plant-based performance products. With as little as 50mg, S7 can deliver incredible sleeve-tearing pumps. In fact, S7 is completely changing the way we think about and use vasodilation ingredients and products. S7 contains no nitrates (such as sodium nitrate, beets, leafy green vegetables) and helps the body produce its own (endogenous) nitric oxide rather than using exogenous sources.
What makes up S7?
- Green coffee bean extract
- Green tea extract
- Turmeric extract
- Tart cherry
- Blueberry Broccoli
It’s actually hard to believe the results that can be had through the use of this very specific combination of plants and is quite unique in the supplement market. Due to the nature of this plant-based ingredient, FutureCeuticals has mentioned that the applications are endless. S7 can be used in RTD beverages, capsules, tablets, energy drinks, as well as powdered products where the goal is to increase performance as well as a muscle pump.
When is the best time to take it?
To take advantage of S7’s effects, it is best taken before training with your pre-workout supplement. Roughly 10-30min prior to your workout. The most efficacious dose of S7 is at 50mg per day.
How long will it take to be effective?
S7 will begin to work once its ingested & begins to absorb. You will notice an increase in pumps during your training session. If you are taking a clinical dose of S7 everyday it is common to feel & looked more pumped throughout the day.
Stacks well with other supplements
Being that S7 is a natural ingredient made up of plants, it’s can be used in many different ways and with many other ingredients.
Due to the versatility of such an ingredient, you will see S7 used in pre-workouts, intra-workouts, post-workouts, energy drinks and powders, recovery products, pump-specific products, and many other ready-to-mix or ready-to-drink supplements. S7 is an ingredient you want to be on the lookout for as the research and the results are astounding.