We all know how much our mental state affects our training. If your brain isn’t energized, focused and in the zone, you’ll never achieve the mind-muscle connection that you need to take your workout performance to the peak level needed to induce physique and performance changes. Athletic Edge Nutrition addresses these needs by targeting the mental/neurological aspects of training with a combination of ingredients that will give you a potent blast of raw primal energy, intensity and focus.
Theanine stimulates alpha-wave activity in the brain and, when combined with caffeine, has been shown to be highly beneficial in improving speed, accuracy and alertness during demanding tasks. Instead of using any cheap generic theanine, Athletic Edge used Suntheanine, the exact same brand used in the research. As an additional benefit, theanine has been shown to accelerate mental regeneration after exercise and reduce the negative side effects of caffeine. It’s the perfect supplement to combat exercise-induced neurological burnout that occurs to so many people when training hard and heavy.
Another core ingredient of PreSurge’s intensity/energy/focus blend is the brand-new brain-boosting ingredient Neuravena. A specialized wild green oat extract, Neuravena enhances alertness, energy and focus.
Tyrosine, Glycine and Trimethylglycine
PreSurge Unleashed uses an amino-acid blend of tyrosine, glycine and TMG to supply the brain with the raw materials needed to replenish depleted neurotransmitter levels. When those neurotransmitters get low, that can play a huge role in the crash and feeling of being mentally drained as stimulants wear off.
Preworkout Energy Blend
To add some more grunt to the blend and to further crank up energy and intensity levels, Athletic Edge added the energy boosters caffeine, theobromine, phenylethylamine, phenylalanine and evodiamine for the ultimate preworkout energy blend.
At the core of the nitric-oxide/vascularity blend is the patented form of GlycoCarn (glycine propionyl l-carnitine), which has been clinically shown to increase nitric-oxide levels. GlycoCarn is the first ingredient shown in research to actually increase nitric-oxide synthesis in humans when taken orally.
Russian Tarragon Extract
PreSurge Unleashed is the world’s first supplement to use a research-backed specialized extract of Russian tarragon. This extract was recently shown in a study to drastically increase the uptake of creatine into skeletal muscle. The results were staggering, showing that this extract could bring about skeletal muscle absorption comparable to spiking insulin levels with large amounts of high-glycemic carbohydrates. This is a huge breakthrough in the science of creatine supplementation and makes the consumption of huge amounts of simple sugars obsolete.
Unlike other preworkout formulas that use generic creatine monohydrate or inferior forms like creatine ethyl ester, PreSurge Unleashed uses Creapure, the world’s purest creatine monohydrate. Creapure is recognized for consistent and homogenous quality, which increases its value while keeping it contaminate free.
While exercise in itself is a great way to increase NO output, it also increases free radicals. Free radicals actually reduce NO levels, decreasing vasodilation, which of course is not what we want to happen during exercise. To counteract these free radicals, PreSurge includes a specific array of antioxidants that have actually been shown in research to protect NO from being broken down and deactivated by free radicals. These antioxidants include grape-seed extract, alpha-lipoic acid and folic acid. Interesting, both ALA and folic acid have been shown in research to additionally enhance nitric-oxide synthase, the enzyme that synthesizes NO.