Serving Size: 1 scoop (21 g)
Servings Per Container: 70
Amount Per Serving
Total Calories 30
Total Carbohydrates 7 g
Sugars 0 g
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCL) 25 mg
Folic Acid 400 mcg
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 120 mcg
Calcium 330 mg
Magnesium 350 mg
Phosphorus 490 mg
Sodium 100 mg
Potassium 100 mg
Proprietary T.A.P. (Twin Action Pump) Blend
Arginine (As L-Arginine And AKG) [/quote] Here are your pump agents, but they are PRECURSORS to nitric oxide - however your body produces NO in response to stimuli which elicits a cascade effect of second messengers which results in NO production. Has it ever been shown that taking more precursors of nitric oxide leads to vasodilation and/or greater NO production by the body? I dunno. If you are not getting enough arginine in your diet then perhaps supplements like these can improve blood flow by providing optimal levels.
[quote], BCAAs (L-Leucine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine)[/quote]BCAAs are good, anti-catabolic, but there are not gonna be very many in here.
[quote], Creatine Monohydrate [/quote]Obviously this is good, though the central nervous systems effects it provides would be minimal. [quote], Beta-Alanine [/quote] Again, good, and can buffer H+ ions and delay fatigue. [quote],
Guanidino Proprionic Acid [/quote]
David Barr has written articles here on the dangers of this product, which is converted to creatine. Why it is in here, when there is already creatine in here, I have no idea, but most of these products include this ingredient even though according to Barr, it is potentially dangerous. [quote], Betaine Anhydrous,[/quote] Some research being done on Betaine for increased performance, think its also called trimethylglycine. May improve tissue oxygenation I think? Can’t remember, though. Not a stimulant to my knowledge. [quote] L-Aspartic Acid,[/quote] Amino acid. [quote] Grape Seed Extract (Vitis Vinifera)(Seed)(Standardized For Polyphenols, Proanthocyanadins)[/quote] This may supply resveratrol or other similar polyphenols and has something to do with nitric oxide production as well, may also improve tissue oxygenation I think which probably enhances endurance.[quote], L-Citrulline Malate, [/quote] Good stuff, Workout Fuel uses this too. [quote] Gynostemma P.E. (Gynostemma Pentaphyllum)(Stems, Leaves)(Standardized For Gypenosides), Cinnulin PFÃ¢?Â¢ Cinnamon Extract (Cinnamomum Cassia)(Bark)(Standardized For Trimeric, Tetrameric Type-A Polymers)[/quote] Think these are all insulin secretagogues or things to improve insulin sensitivity.[quote] 5045 g
Proprietary Metabo-MgP Blend
Magnesium Phosphate, Calcium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Magnesium Sulfate, Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium Aspartate, Magnesium Citrate, Magnesium Glycerophosphate [/quote] Phosphates…lol. [quote] 3040 mg
Proprietary MyoPsych Blend [/quote] Here we go the meat and potatoes, the MYOPSYCH BLEND! [quote]
Tyrosine (L-Tyrosine, AKG), L-Phenylalanine [/quote] Used by the body to synthesize epinephrine [quote], Anhydrous Caffeine,[/quote] Caffeine, duh. Phosphodiesterase enzyme inhibitor which will prolong cAMP elevations increasing the effects of things like epinephrine etc [quote] 2-Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) [/quote] DMAE is a popular nootropic, cognition enhancer. [quote], Guarana Extract (Paullinia Cupana)(Seed)(Standardized For Methylxanthines, Caffeine)[/quote] More caffeine and caffeine like substances. [quote], Yerba Mate Extract (Ilex Paraguariensis)(Leaf)(Standardized For Caffeine), Green Tea Extract (Camellia Sinensis)(Leaf)(Standardized For EGCG, Caffeine), Green Coffee Extract (Coffea SPP)(Standardized For Chlorogenic And Hydroxycinnamic Acids, Caffeine), Evodiamine [/quote] Another stimulant [quote], Vinpocetine [/quote] Increases oxygenation of brain tissues thus enhancing focus, concentration etc. [quote] 1555 mg
Carbohydrate Matrix (Glucose Polymers, Waxy Maize Starch), Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Calcium Silicate, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, FD&C Red #40. Ingredients may vary slightly by flavor. Each serving of vassive N.O.Ã?Â® also include a 7,000 Mg carbohydrate matrix of glucose polymers and waxy maize starch.
Mix the contents of one Vassive-NO packet with 12-16 ounces of water (more/less water may be used to attain desired flavor concentration.) Mix thoroughly for 10-15 second or until contents are well dispersed. NOTE: Vassive-NO is a highly concentrated supplement mix and not all ingredients will ever completely dissolve into solution. Agitating the prepared liquid slightly during consumption will help suspend the ingredients long enough to drink.
Also states 125mg of caffeine.
Which part is a placebo? I want an explained answer, not one word.[/quote]
You’re not experiencing a placebo, there are some valuable ingredients in there and as you have experienced, if taking this improves your workout versus not taking it, and you are not spending ridiculous amounts of money on it, then it can enhance your training and results if nutrition etc is on point.
Now…over time assuming your nutrition warrants it, would using this product or anything similar consistently allow for more strength and size gains over time versus not using it?
I guess it would if it allows for greater progression due to better focus, endurance, whatever.
I’d definitely do more research on the guanidino proprionic acid stuff though.