Getting to the gym for a workout is a great feeling. Your energy levels increase, you break a sweat, and your muscles get tighter and fuller as the workout progresses. It seems that improving on those natural processes through supplementation can only enhance the experience — and just as important, your results.
One incredibly popular supplement for doing just that is a nitric-oxide booster. Ever since they hit the market, NO products have exploded in popularity, and with good reason: They help enhance the pump, your performance and your recovery afterward. And now, a revolutionary new product from MHP is rewriting everything there is to know about NO supplementation.
It may help to review how NO works and how it helps improve workouts. The body produces nitric oxide through the arginine-NO pathway as a means of increasing vasodilation (i.e., the opening of vessels for increased blood delivery). This process is critical for enhancing exercise performance and speeding recovery. Among bodybuilders and fitness buffs, a perhaps more important desirable effect is the pump that NO creates: The increased vasodilation floods working muscles with blood, thereby increasing their fullness and vascularity during weightlifting while creating sensory input that makes the training session more effective.
For the past decade, the main means of inducing additional NO production has been through the use of supplemental L-arginine and AAKG (an arginine-related salt). However, most of the research proving their effectiveness was conducted intravenously in doses as high as 30 grams. Problem is, oral dosing of arginine of more than a gram or two results in gastric upset and very limited effectiveness. But thanks to amazing innovations available exclusively in MHP’s NO-Bomb preworkout nitric-oxide formula, you can now experience tremendous performance gains and the highest possible NO levels.
At the heart of NO-Bomb is the new biochemically modified pharmaceutical compound GlycoCarn (glycine propionyl-L-carnitine, or GPLC). GlycoCarn now offers a far more effective orally ingested NO precursor than old-school arginine or AAKG. This proprietary combination of the amino acids glycine and carnitine, coupled with a propionyl “pump,” provides numerous clinically proven ergogenic benefits. Research at the University of Memphis in Tennessee has demonstrated five significant performance-enhancing effects through the oral dosing of 4.5 grams of GlycoCarn. These include the following:
NO Production: GPLC increases production of NO by a clinically validated amount, thereby enhancing muscle pumps.
Recovery: GlycoCarn aids in muscle recovery through its antioxidant properties. It increases recovery during workouts and diminishes harmful free-radical accumulations in the body.
Lactic Acid Removal: Short-term supplementation of GPLC produces significant enhancement of anaerobic power through significantly lower accumulation of lactate (lactic acid). This significantly boosts exercise endurance and stamina.
Fat Burning: GlycoCarn amplifies the mobilization of fatty acids (stored energy) into working tissue for cellular metabolism, which leads to increased thermogenic activity and enhanced fat loss.
Energy: Because ofGlycoCarn’s ability to mobilize fatty acids and use them for energy, GPLC facilitates the production of ATP energy — the energy that causes muscular contractions. This is an essential element of improved exercise endurance and stamina.
GlycoCarn is the only compound with such rigorous research to back up its performance-enhancing abilities. The MHP product NO-Bomb was the first dietary supplement to receive the Sigma-tau Certified Clinical Dose seal from the manufacturer because of its inclusion of the clinically proven dose of GPLC (4.5 grams).
Nitrates and Nitrites
In addition to GlycoCarn, NO-Bomb contains an exclusive KNO3 Nitrite-NO Technology for increased NO production. Research shows that dietary nitrates are converted in the body into nitrites, which then play a critical role in nitric-oxide production. These compounds also cause vasodilation via an alternate pathway and increase blood flow independently of arginine-NO. The KNO3 Nitrite-NO Technology uses bioactive nitrates and nitrites to induce greater vasodilation and NO production. This enhances oxygen delivery to working muscles and improves performance significantly.
In addition, the nitrates and nitrites are recycled back into the traditional NO production system, creating even greater muscle pumps. This means the body can push more blood into the working muscles during intense exercise in very acidic and low oxygen conditions. For weightlifters, this means greater exercise performance and longer-lasting muscular pumps.
Sustaining the Pump
The addition of specific Nitric Oxide Sustaining Agents packs a myriad of additional performance-enhancing benefits into NO-Bomb’s formulation. These agents help to inhibit production of PDE-5 in the body, which is a natural reaction to enhanced nitric-oxide elevations. As NO levels rise, the enzyme PDE-5 is secreted in order to bring the body back into homeostasis, but this quickly reduces NO levels and robs you of your hard-earned pump. NO-Bomb reduces this natural NO destruction by blocking PDE-5 production.
NitroFolate and AstaREAL are additional ingredients in NO-Bomb that enhance the effects of NO and improve muscular performance in other ways. NitroFolate is a highly metabolically active compound that has the unique ability to fine-tune the NO-production engine via the orchestration of nitric-oxide production co-factors and complex biochemical pathways. AstaREAL provides even greater energy, improved fat metabolism, greater antioxidant muscle-tissue protection and greater workout recovery.
MHP’s NO-Bomb is the exclusive source of these three innovative and research proven ingredient/technologies. At the Certified Clinical Dose (six capsules taken 30 to 45 minutes before training), NO-Bomb provides all the major elements of highly successful workouts: increased NO production, improved fat burning, greater energy, better nutrient delivery, faster exercise recovery, and improved strength and muscle-building potential. Users should experience an immediate muscular pump when lifting weights, which will last through and beyond the workout.
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