Essentials for the Pump
Chase the pump for greater gains!
Training for the pump is synonymous with bodybuilding, but why? The Pump is not just cosmetic – although it doesn’t hurt your selfie game – it’s a clear indicator that let’s you know the muscle you are training is under some serious tension, expanding and swelling in response to increased blood flow, and in turn stimulating protein synthesis – and growth! Chase the pump with these muscle-swelling ingredients from ALLMAX.
Arginine is a precursor for synthesis of Nitric Oxide (NO), stimulates growth hormone (GH), increases muscle mass and has been linked to improved immune function. ARGININE is considered a semi-essential amino acid. What that means is the body produces ARGININE normally, but sometimes it needs more than what is available especially those looking to enhance athletic performance or increase lean muscle mass. It is difficult to derive the amount required by the body in optimal results from food sources, so supplementing with a high quality ARGININE is essential!
Agmatine Sulfate has dual functions: 1) Inhibition of the enzyme that breaks down Nitric Oxide – the result, increased (NO) Nitric Oxide. 2) The direct stimulation of NO. With increased NO you create an environment for increased nutrient delivery, improved metabolic waste removal, and most importantly, increased overall performance.
CITRULLINE MALATE 2:1
Citrulline Malate improves training intensity, endurance and speed of recovery. It performs this through 5 main functions: increases blood Arginine levels, increases Nitric Oxide (NO) levels thereby improving vascular function and blood flow, improves kidney bicarbonate reabsorption providing a powerful buffer against increasing muscle acidification during intense training, detoxifies fatigued muscle tissue by removing ammonia and rapidly replenishes PCr (phospho-creatine) stores, PCr is a key storage of energy muscles tap into.
Taurine is an abundant intracellular amino acid in skeletal muscle and similar to creatine, Taurine draws water in muscle cells and acts as a cell volumizer. This in turn draws additional nutrients for recovery and growth, increasing cell volume and enhancing muscle fullness. And like Creatine, Taurine is not present in whey protein, whereas all other essential and nonessential amino acids are.
With intense exercise comes changes in electrolyte concentration both inside and outside of the cell, i.e. loss of muscle K+ and gain of Na+, Cl- and Ca2+. Detrimental changes in osmolarity are a consequence of membrane excitability driven by ion imblanace and cells combat this by manipulating organic osmolytes such as Taurine.
Taurine regulates water and mineral salts in the blood. It maintains movement of potassium, magnesium and sodium across the cell membranes and regulates ion balance between cells. Due to its ability to regulate electrolytes, it may play a role in preventing muscle cramping.
Taurine + Creatine: The PERFECT Cell Volumizers.
Taurine also plays a role in muscle contraction, as it has been shown to increase the rate at which the sarcoplasmic reticulum accumulates Ca2+ in both type I and type II muscle fibers. Thus, it enhances the ability of the muscles to generate force by increasing the uptake and release of calcium ions. Muscle contraction leads to an increase in nitric oxide synthase and/or nitric oxide (NO).
Increases in NO have been shown to enhance glucose uptake in skeletal muscles which may enhance exercise intensity and post-exercise recovery. Taurine plays a role in Nitric Oxide production (NO gas present during muscle contraction and blood vessel dilation) and therefore may enhance the workout session and lead to a more rigorous workout.