PhaSo CSN has done a previous blog on our personal experience with MVPre 2.0, however here CSN will give you a little run down as to what and why things are in here.
Kicks off with Citrulline Malate 2:1 8g
This is going to yield around 5280g Citrulline, more than the normal Citrulline malate which would have only given us 4g. Citrulline's role is a pump, it is the precursor to arginine, it actually raises levels of arginine better than arginine consumption. It then gets heavily metabolized but what is left is converted to nitric oxide via eNOS. This is going to increase blood flow, giving us that sought after the pump.
Beta-alanine 3.2g (BA)
Many claim this to be the 'clinical' dose, seems to actually be derived from a study that used 6.4g, but anyway without the potential splitting of hairs, most studies seem to point towards BA working best at a saturation point, of which is around 179g, BA has shown to increase carnosine levels by 64% after 4 weeks and up to 80% after 10 weeks, this leads to increase work threshold, time to exhaustion and ability to buffer lactic acid.
Glycerpump is a treated form of Glycerol to prevent clumping but yields 65% Glycerol which is great. Glycerol is a potent osmolyte, it helps retain water in cells and create a hyper hydrated state which we know is super, super important to performance, the pumps off GlycerPump are CRAZY, big huge round full pumps.
This Ingredient is causing a little stir between people in the industry but that is for another blog.
This is a blend of 7 ingredients holding an antioxidant potential and was shown in a human study to increase nitric oxide by 230%, nitric oxide can be damaged by free radicals so boosting antioxidant capacity and lead to increase nitric oxide, the fine line of antioxidant around the training perimeter is for another day.
Now we get into the nootropic/energy stims.
Choline Bitartrate 1000mg
The fundamental building block for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is associated with learning, focus, memory and more. Acetylcholine is vital for life so I am never sad to see anything with the potential to boost it.
N-Acetyl Tyrosine 500mg
Tyrosine is the precursor to L-Dopa which gets synthesized into Dopamine, Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in its own right, but then can synthesize into norepinephrine and then subsequently Epinephrine which are the triad of catecholamines that will make you feel fantastic, energetic, great sense of motivation, sense of well being.
350mg will get virtually anyone 'lit up', primarily mechanism is blocking adenosine receptors, but the other actions are fantastic, influencing acetylcholine, potentiating dopamine, sensitizing serotonin receptors, increase GABA receptor density are all potentials caffeine carries.
N-Phenylethyl Dimethylamine 100mg
This is a form of PEA that last a little longer, PEA is a fantastic ingredient, it does naturally occur but supplementing with PEA is one of CSN's favourite things to do. It works with TAAR receptors in the brain which enhances the release of dopamine and serotonin and stops the reuptake.
This action makes you feel fantastic, actually something which is a note worth talking about MDMA is actually a form of PEA, but whereas MDMA just opens the flood gates on these neurotransmitters, PEA works little differently, it does not just release them in an unstructured pattern, in fact, the pattern of release is not changed, it just enhances the amount released when you are releasing them.
It's like turning up the volume in your brain.
Huperzine A 150mcg
Many of you will have seen this in virtually any Nootropic and in many many pre-workouts, this is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, so this will help increase levels of acetylcholine by inhibiting its breakdown, which as you can see, is great for anyone wanting to increase levels of acetylcholine.
BioPhytum extract 150mg
The big daddy, this extract is the rolling stones of the formula, The Dr. Dre, the Tony Stark, the Cristiano Ronald, the Conor Mcgregor, the Denzel Washington. This is going to provide us with the monoamine releasing agent to increase energy and sustain it while we train, this is the ingredient that made @AskKort stare into a man's eyes for an unacceptable amount of time (see this MVPre blog for context)
So that is MVPre broken down!