L-ARGININE IS AN AMINO ACID THAT’S NATURALLY PRODUCED BY THE BODY AND FOUND IN SOME FOODS, INCLUDING POULTRY, SEEDS, LEGUMES, AND DAIRY. ARGININE IS SPECIFICALLY CLASSIFIED AS A SEMI-ESSENTIAL AMINO ACID BECAUSE IT’S PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT TO INTAKE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, SUCH AS PREGNANCY, INFANCY, CRITICAL ILLNESS, AND TRAUMA.
SINCE ARGININE IS AN AMINO ACID, IT SERVES AS A BUILDING BLOCK TO VARIOUS PROTEINS, INCLUDING GLUTAMATE, PROLINE, AND CREATINE. ARGININE IS ESSENTIAL FOR OPTIMAL IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTH BECAUSE IT’S NEEDED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF T-CELLS, ALSO KNOWN AS WHITE BLOOD CELLS.
SINCE ARGININE HAS SO MANY IMPORTANT ROLES IN YOUR BODY, A DEFICIENCY OF IT CAN DISRUPT CELLULAR AND ORGAN FUNCTION WHICH CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS ADVERSE HEALTH ISSUES. THE EASIEST WAY TO OBTAIN MORE ARGININE IS BY TAKING SUPPLEMENTS. THE RECOMMENDED DAILY INTAKE OF L-ARGININE IS BETWEEN FOUR TO SIX GRAMS
IN REGARDS TO EXERCISE PERFORMANCE, ARGININE IS MOST NOTABLY INVOLVED IN NITRIC OXIDE PRODUCTION. NITRIC OXIDE IS A MOLECULE THAT’S NEEDED FOR A VARIETY OF BODILY PROCESSES AND FUNCTIONS SUCH AS BLOOD FLOW REGULATION, MITOCHONDRIAL FUNCTION, AND CELLULAR COMMUNICATION.
AN INCREASE IN NITRIC OXIDE PRODUCTION LEADS TO THE EXPANSION (VASODILATION) OF YOUR BLOOD VESSELS. THIS ALLOWS FOR BLOOD, NUTRIENTS, AND OXYGEN TO BE DELIVERED THROUGHOUT THE BODY, ESPECIALLY TO YOUR WORKING MUSCLES, MORE EFFICIENTLY. SO TAKING ARGININE PRE-WORKOUT MAY SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE EXERCISE PERFORMANCE AND MUSCULAR PUMPS.
OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS THAT ARGININE BRINGS TO THE TABLE INCLUDES:
REGULATING BLOOD PRESSURE
IMPROVING GLUCOSE METABOLISM
ENHANCING INSULIN SENSITIVITY
INCREASING BLOOD FLOW
THESE POSITIVE EFFECTS ARE MORE LIKELY TO OCCUR IN INDIVIDUALS WITH PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS, SUCH AS DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION, AND PRE-ECLAMPSIA.
IN SUMMARY, SUPPLEMENTING WITH ARGININE IS AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO:
AMINO ACIDS ARE THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF PROTEIN AND ARE ESSENTIAL FOR HEALTH, RECOVERY, AND PERFORMANCE. THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 20 AMINO ACIDS THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED, BUT ONLY NINE ARE DEEMED ESSENTIAL BECAUSE THE BODY CANNOT SYNTHESIZE THEM ON ITS OWN. SO IT’S IMPORTANT TO CONSUME A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS (EAAS) ON A DAILY BASIS THROUGH FOOD AND/OR SUPPLEMENTATION.
OF THE NINE ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS, THREE ARE ALSO CLASSIFIED AS BRANCHED-CHAIN AMINO ACIDS (BCAAS), WHICH INCLUDE LEUCINE, VALINE, AND ISOLEUCINE. BRANCHED-CHAIN AMINO ACIDS ARE ARGUABLY EVEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR ACTIVE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE LOOKING TO MAXIMIZE THEIR PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY BECAUSE THEY’RE REQUIRED TO FULLY ACTIVATE MUSCLE PROTEIN SYNTHESIS (MPS).
HOWEVER, THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU SHOULD SETTLE FOR A BASIC BCAA SUPPLEMENT, BECAUSE ALL NINE EAAS WILL LIKELY PROVIDE EVEN GREATER BENEFITS. A TRUE HARD-WORKING M’FER DESERVES MORE, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHY WE CREATED THE GRIND.
THE GRIND IS OUR PREMIUM EAA, BCAA, + HYDRATION FORMULA THAT’S DESIGNED TO BE USED BEFORE, DURING, AND/OR AFTER TRAINING TO ENHANCE RECOVERY, HYDRATION, AND PERFORMANCE. INSTEAD OF JUST CREATING A BASIC BCAA POWDER LIKE MANY OF OUR COMPETITORS, WE DECIDED TO FORMULATE THE ULTIMATE INTRA-WORKOUT SUPPLEMENT. TAKE ONE LOOK AT THE LABEL AND YOU CAN TELL THAT THE GRIND IS ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE AMINO ACID PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET.
IN EACH SERVING OF THE GRIND YOU’LL FIND:
2.5 GRAMS OF EAAS
5 GRAMS OF BCAAS
IN TOTAL, YOU’RE GETTING 7.5 GRAMS OF AMINO ACIDS IN EVERY SCOOP, WHICH WILL HELP BOOST RECOVERY BY DECREASING MUSCLE PROTEIN BREAKDOWN AND INCREASING MUSCLE PROTEIN SYNTHESIS.
IN ADDITION TO THE EAAS AND BCAAS, THE GRIND CONTAINS SEVERAL INGREDIENTS THAT FURTHER PROMOTE RECOVERY, HYDRATION, AND PERFORMANCE, SUCH AS:
RAW COCONUT WATER CONCENTRATE
ELECTROLYTES (SODIUM, POTASSIUM, CALCIUM, AND MAGNESIUM)
THE GRIND IS ONE OF OUR BEST-SELLING SUPPLEMENTS FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS. IT’S VERSATILE, TASTY, AND EXCELLENT FOR BOOSTING RECOVERY, PERFORMANCE, AND HYDRATION. SINCE THE GRIND DOESN’T CONTAIN ANY STIMULANTS, YOU CAN TAKE IT ANY TIME OF THE DAY, EVEN ON REST DAYS. IF YOU’RE ACTUALLY SERIOUS ABOUT MAXIMIZING YOUR PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY, DON’T SETTLE FOR AN INFERIOR AMINO ACID SUPPLEMENT. INSTEAD, GRAB A TUB OF THE GRIND AND KEEP CHASING THOSE GAINS.
Amino - Vegan EAAs
Muscle Building • Recovery • Hydration
Plant-based aminos designed to help you preserve lean muscle mass, recover quicker, and replenish vital minerals lost during training.
No Colors or Dyes
No WADA Banned Substances
Directions for use: Mix one serving (1 scoop) per 8-16 ounces of cold water before, during, or after workout. Amino can also be taken throughout the day on training or non-training days.
Axe & Sledge
NEW PACKAGING & LOOK... SAME GREAT FORMULA!
DEMO DAY IS A PERI-WORKOUT CARBOHYDRATE POWDER THAT CAN BE USED BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER TRAINING TO FUEL PERFORMANCE AND FACILITATE RECOVERY. UNLIKE OTHER CARBOHYDRATE POWDERS, DEMO DAY UTILIZES THREE LOW-GLYCEMIC CARBOHYDRATE SOURCES TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTAINED ENERGY, INCLUDING CARB10®, CLUSTER DEXTRIN®, AND PALATINOSE™.
DEMO DAY ALSO FEATURES HYDROMAX® GLYCEROL AND L-TAURINE TO FURTHER ENHANCE HYDRATION, PUMPS, AND PERFORMANCE. LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, DEMO DAY HAS ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID AND CINNAMON BARK EXTRACT TO PROMOTE CARBOHYDRATE UPTAKE AND INSULIN SENSITIVITY!
THE ULTIMATE FUEL SOURCE FOR HARD-WORKING M'FERS
DEMO DAY IS A PERI-WORKOUT CARBOHYDRATE POWDER WHICH MEANS THAT IT CAN BE USED BEFORE, DURING, AND/OR AFTER TRAINING. UNLIKE MOST CARBOHYDRATE POWDER THAT USE CHEAP DEXTROSE OR MALTODEXTRIN, DEMO DAY UTILIZES THREE TRADEMARKED/PATENTED CARBOHYDRATE SOURCES THAT ARE EASY ON THE STOMACH BUT DON'T RAPIDLY SPIKE YOUR BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS!
EVERY SCOOP OF DEMO DAY CONTAINS 25 GRAMS OF CARBS, 100 CALORIES, AND ONLY 2 GRAMS OF SUGARS! DEMO DAY PROVIDES YOU WITH A CLEAN FUEL SOURCE AND SUSTAINED ENERGY THAT LASTS LONG AFTER THE WORKOUT IS OVER.
IN ADDITION TO THE CARBOHYDRATES, DEMO DAY CONTAINS SEVERAL INGREDIENTS THAT BOOST PERFORMANCE, PUMPS, HYDRATION, AND CARBOHYDRATE UPTAKE, SUCH AS HYDROMAX® GLYCEROL, L-TAURINE, ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID, AND CINNAMON BARK EXTRACT. THIS ASPECT OF THE FORMULA IS WHAT SETS DEMO DAY OVER THE TOP WHEN IT COMES CARB POWDERS!
DEMO DAY IS SUITED FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT PUSH THEIR TRAINING TO THE LIMITS. IT'S A PREMIUM FUEL SOURCE THAT'S DESIGNED TO WORK AS HARD AS YOU DO. IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'VE HIT A WALL DURING A WORKOUT, ADDING MORE STIMS ISN'T THE ANSWER. PROVIDING YOUR BODY WITH THE FUEL IT NEEDS WILL MAKE THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE IN HOW YOU LOOK, FEEL, PERFORM, AND RECOVER. TRY IT FOR YOURSELF AND WE PROMISE THAT YOU WON'T WANT TO TRAIN WITHOUT IT!
All Day You May
If you’re serious about gains, you need to begin, live, and end your day in an anabolic state. And to do that, you need the support of ALL DAY YOU MAY® 10:1:1 Ratio BCAA recovery drink. Take control and maximize your muscle recovery and promote growth, and all with a drink that can be enjoyed throughout the day, between meals, and following a workout.
Unlike lesser quality BCAAs, ALL DAY YOU MAY® features several clinically-dosed ingredients to help you maximize your performance in the gym and throughout the day.
There are several high-powered ingredient blends to provide you with digestive enzymes, joint support, electrolytes, liver support, and an intracellular buffer led by beta-alanine to help you push past muscle fatigue. Did we mention that ADYM also tastes insanely good!
BCAA Blend – Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine–6 Grams
Of the three BCAAs, Leucine is the one that has the most research supporting its ability to stimulate protein synthesis. We use an innovative 10:1:1 ratio which means you’re getting a HUGE 5-gram dose of this powerful anabolic activator in every serving for maximum effect. The additional two BCAAs work synergistically with Leucine to promote greater results than Leucine can by itself.(1)
What are CEAAs or Conditionally EAAs? They are amino acids that cannot be made by the body under certain conditions, such as stress. We can’t think of anything more stressful than the brutally tough workouts you put yourself through several times a week so to us it makes perfect sense to include them in ADYM.
Glutamine - A big part of dealing with the stress of an intense workout is recovery and that’s where the amino acid Glutamine helps you remain in an anabolic state. It also works synergistically with the BCAAs to stimulate protein synthesis, act as an anti-catabolic during training, and promote post-workout recovery.(3)
L-Carnitine L-Tartrate – We’ve included this version of Carnitine because it supports testosterone production and it doesn’t get any more anabolic than that!
Amino Acid Support Blend – Taurine, Raw Coconut Water Concentrate, HICA, Bromelain, Blueberry Fruit Powder – 960 mg
Taurine – This is a popular amino acid that’s often included in energy drinks and pre-workouts. We’re using it here for its powerful cell volume effects. Taurine pulls water into the muscles, hyper-hydrating them and blowing them up big time!
Coconut Water Concentrate – If you’re sweating, it means you’re working hard. It also means you’re losing electrolytes. If you don’t replace the electrolytes you’ve lost, you risk muscle cramps as well as dehydration. Coconut Water is a complete fluid replacement ingredient: it has vitamins, key electrolyte minerals, anti-oxidants, amino acids, and enzymes for advanced hydration.
HICA (Alpha-Hydroxyisocaproic Acid) – This is a metabolite of Leucine that works synergistically with the BCAAs & EAAs to stimulate protein synthesis. Additionally, it binds ammonia in the muscles during hard training thereby blocking fatigue.(4)
Blueberry Fruit – This is amongst the most effective antioxidants on the market and helps your immune system combat workout-induced free radicals.
Bromelain – This is the digestive enzyme that’s found in pineapple and has been added to ADYM to help you digest the high levels of protein most bodybuilders consume.
Because the act of training is catabolic it tears down muscle tissue and drains glycogen stores. Your muscles react and a spike in lactic acid levels occurs, downing pH levels to prevent your muscles from enduring more damage. You know this as "muscle failure". We want to interrupt this process so you can push past the point of failure and keep going deep into the growth zone.
The intra-cellular buffer helps to form a barrier between your muscles and this dramatic increase in lactic acid as your pH levels decrease in an attempt to halt the muscle breakdown.
You hit it hard every time you walk in the gym and strap on your belt. You can bet your muscles aren’t the only thing taking a beating. Your joints are too – your knees, elbows, and shoulders the most. That’s why ADYM includes a joint support complex and we’ve used two of the most powerful joint ingredients available.
Black Magic Supplements
KEYZ Amino Acid Matrix
Black Magic Supply is now delivering KEYZ to assist you in unlocking rapid recovery with each and every scoop. Twist off the lid to our one of a kind Essential Amino Acids formulation aiding in the highest quality recovery, muscle hydration, and nutrition replenishment to elevate you to the next level.
Our EAA/BCAA formula is loaded with a supreme combination of Pink Himalayan Salt, Coconut Water Powder, and a litany of Amino Acids that will have you rebuilding your physique, improving your performance, and releasing unmatched endurance for every workout.
KEYZ EAA/BCAA formula is in a league of its own providing a less luck more skill approach to deliver when it comes to facilitating muscle repair and initiating body hydration making soreness and inflammation disappear like magic. Enjoy KEYZ in delicious flavors like Mojito Raz, Pina Colada, and Berry Topic available now!
Accelerated Recovery and Muscular Performance
GAME OVER. INTRA BLAST DOMINATES ALL OTHER INTRA WORKOUTS.
NutraBio Intra Blast is an essential amino acid (EAA) powerhouse that was developed to address the time between pre- and post-workout, commonly referred to as the intra-workout period, when critical nutrients are needed to fuel performance, blunt fatigue, and accelerate recovery. Unlike other intra workouts that contain only branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), Intra Blast contains over 10,000 mg of all 9 essential amino acids, including BCAAs, clinically dosed to work synergistically in order to stimulate muscle protein synthesis, promote muscle growth, enhance recovery, and decrease muscle soreness from the most intense training sessions. NutraBio took Intra Blast's formula one step further by adding other ingredients, such as glutamine and betaine, that have been scientifically proven to accelerate recovery, replenish energy stores, improve strength, and keep you hydrated during your workouts. Intra Blast is without question the most advanced intra-workout amino acid product ever created. Take a look at the label and you will find each scoop of Intra Blast contains:
Clinical doses of 16 research-backed ingredients
A complete EAA profile
7200 mg of BCAAs in the scientifically studied 2:1:1 ratio (leucine:isoleucine:valine), shown to promote muscle growth and recovery and reduce training related soreness. BCAAs have also been shown to increase energy and blunt fatigue during exercise.
2805 mg of six EAAs to support muscle protein synthesis and other vital physiological functions in the body
2000 mg of betaine anhydrous to increase muscular strength, endurance, and total training volume
1000 mg of L-ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate to improve exercise performance by reducing ammonia concentrations in the blood thus lessening fatigue of working muscles
2822 mg electrolyte and hydration optimizer that helps maintain water balance in the muscles, facilitates motor neuron function, and increases exercise capacity.
Intra Blast represents a commitment to quality NutraBio made when we opened our doors 20 years ago. This commitment involves using only the highest quality ingredients backed by research, effective clinical doses, and no proprietary blends, fillers, excipients, or other potentially unhealthy or unneeded additives. Although the industry makes it seems like this is a new trend, the fact is NutraBio pioneered these concepts well over a decade ago. For us, it has never been a question of when is it a good time to start being honest.We have always been the innovators, not the imitators.
Without a doubt, Intra Blast is the pinnacle of intra-workout supplementation. There is a reason why it is the#1 rated BCAA/EAA supplementon SupplementReview.com. Intra Blast has everything you need in one comprehensive, open-label, clinically dosed formula and nothing that you don't. We pride ourselves on purity. What you see on the label is exactly what you get. Intra Blast contains no fillers, excipients, proprietary blends, or other potentially unhealthy or unneeded additives.
No other intra workout even comes close to providing the EAA profile and other effective, clinically dosed ingredients found in Intra Blast, which have been proven to fuel performance and enhance recovery. Ask yourself, "Can I expect results if I take shortcuts in my workouts?" If you answered no, then you shouldn't take shortcuts with your intra workout either.
You TRAIN WITHOUT COMPROMISE, and NutraBio has put every ounce of effort into creating INTRA BLAST WITHOUT COMPROMISE
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The Science Behind NutraBio Intra Blast
A closer look at the 16 ingredients and doses used to make NutraBio Intra Blast the most complete recovery and performance intra-workout formula on the market.
MUSCLE GROWTH EAA/BCAA COMPLEX (10,005 mg)
BCAA COMPLEX (7200 mg)
The essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine collectively form what is referred to as the branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). These amino acids are essential because they cannot be produced in the body and must be provided though supplementation or diet. BCAAs comprise approximately 30% of the total muscle protein pool and are the primary amino acids oxidized in the muscles during exercise and catabolic stress. For these reasons, athletes supplement with BCAAs for the purpose of increasing muscle mass, reducing muscle damage, blunting fatigue, and increasing energy during exercise.
Hundreds of studies exist on the ergogenic benefits of BCAAs. The majority of them show that BCAAs, whether consumed throughout the day or pre, during, or post-exercise, decrease protein catabolism (breakdown) and support muscle protein synthesis, a physiological process responsible for muscle growth and repair. Furthermore, BCAAs are vitally important to glucose (energy) production, contributing to more than 40% of glucose production during sustained endurance exercises.
A study done in 2009 found that subjects who supplemented with BCAAs while following an 8-week resistance training program had a greater decrease in body fat, an increase in lean mass, and greater strength gains on the bench press and squat compared to the non-BCAA group.
The BCAAs found in NutraBio Intra are in the research-backed ratio of 2:1:1 (leucine: isoleucine:valine) and come from plant sources as opposed to animal sources, such as feathers or hair.
L-LEUCINE (3600 mg)
Leucine is one of the essential BCAAs. By itself, it can stimulate muscle protein synthesis, the process responsible for muscle growth and recovery. This is why it is often referred to as the "main" amino acid.
Supplementation with at least 2 grams daily of leucine has been shown to decrease muscle soreness, lessen recovery time between workouts, and increase lean muscle mass.
Howatson et al. (2012) discovered that leucine (combined with isoleucine and valine) administered before muscle damaging resistance exercises reduced indices of muscle damage and accelerated recovery in resistance-trained males.
L-ISOLEUCINE (1800 mg)
Isoleucine, like leucine, is another BCAA that can stimulate muscle protein synthesis, but to a lesser extent when not combined with the other BCAAs. However, isoleucine significantly increases glucose uptake and the use of glucose during exercise, leading to greater energy production.
Isoleucine may also play a role in the fat-burning abilities of BCAAs.
Nishimura et al. (2010) found that mice consuming a high-fat diet in conjunction with isoleucine gained less fat mass than mice not receiving isoleucine. This was due to isoleucine's ability to stimulate receptors that inhibit fat storage and increase fat burning.
L-VALINE (1800 mg)
Valine, the third BCAA, promotes muscular endurance and decreases fatigue during exercise.
When exercising, tryptophan is converted to serotonin and signals the brain that the body is fatigued—ultimately leading to a decrease in muscle strength and endurance.
Since valine competes with tryptophan for entry into the brain and prevails, less serotonin gets to the brain, which ultimately leads to stronger muscular contractions, quicker recovery between sets, and prolonged muscular strength and endurance.
EAA COMPLEX (2805 mg)
In addition to the BCAAs, there are 6 other essential amino acids (EAAs) needed by the body that must be provided though supplementation or diet. These EAAs are lysine, threonine, histidine, methionine, phenylalanine, and tryptophan. The research involving these EAAs show they contribute to protein synthesis, are important for recovery after intense exercise, and serve many other important physiological functions in the body.
Tipton et al. showed that consuming EAAs provided an additive significant effect on net muscle protein balance over a 24-hour period after resistance training compared to a placebo group. This increased protein balance may lead to increased muscular hypertrophy, improved exercise recovery, and reduced muscle damage.
Unfortunately, most companies don't use the full EAA spectrum because they are hard to flavor and very expensive compared to just BCAAs. At NutraBio, we don't shy away from challenges, which is why we chose to take on this difficult formulation task to combine the best of both worlds in creating INTRA BLAST.