The Science Behind ABB’s Speed Stack Pumped N.O.


The fastest-growing RTD in ABB’s extensive line of ready-to-drink performance supplements is Speed Stack Pumped N.O. With the recent addition of the black cherry flavor, this popular pre-exercise supplement is now available in four refreshing fruit flavors, including fruit punch, blue raspberry and grape blast.

Caffeine is the world’s most popular stimulant. Endurance and strength athletes alike use it to enhance performance while training and competing. A review of existing caffeine research, published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience in 2011, found evidence that low to moderate doses (50 to 300 milligrams) can help increase energy and alertness. That may not be surprising, but another 2011 study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found that soccer players were better able to sustain high-intensity sprinting and experienced improved shooting accuracy when they were given caffeine combined with carbohydrates.

One 22-ounce bottle of Speed Stack Pumped N.O. provides 300 milligrams of caffeine, about the same as three standard cups of coffee. However, because as little as a 2 percent drop in the body’s hydration levels can negatively impact physical performance, the formula also includes glycerol, which has been shown to support hydration status more effectively than the ingestion of water alone.

For strength athletes, no preworkout formula is complete without an ingredient to help support nitric-oxide synthesis and pump promotion. When bioavailability of nitric oxide was elevated through arginine supplementation, subjects of a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology in 2010 were able to sustain levels of intense exercise for longer. Obviously, Speed Stack Pumped N.O. has a lot to offer performance-minded adults.

Since 1985, when the brand was founded, ABB has always made a point of producing potent performance RTDs that comply with the clean-eating demands of serious competitors who don’t want a lot of fat, sugar or extra calories. An entire bottle of Speed Stack Pumped N.O. amounts to just 30 calories, 8 grams of carbohydrates and no sugar. You could say that this popular performance beverage provides a lot of what active adults are looking for without very much of what they like to avoid.