I must be honest, I was never a huge fan of stimulant based pre-workout formulas. It never computed in my head to ingest an inconvenient powder, where you have to add water, shake it up in a cup, then possibly have to tolerate a flavor that might not be good etc… when you could easily pop a few caffeine tabs and have the same effects, ?while saving time and money!
PRE-WORKOUT CELLULAR SWELLING PUMP FORMULAEnhances sarcoplasmic muscle volumeHighest dosed pure L-Citrulline Pre Workout F?ormula available (7g)Highest dosed AlphaSize®? (alpha-GPC) Pre Workout Formula available (600 mg)Mega-Dosed N?itrosigine®? at 1500 mgs for extreme vasodilationStimulant-Free Formula with zero vasoconstricting ingredients for utmost vascularity and muscle pumps
WARNING! - If you’re looking for an overwhelming pre-workout powder filled withcopious amounts of cheap caffeine and other dirty stimulants, then you will need to seek out another product.I must be honest, I was never a huge fan of stimulant based pre-workout formulas. It never computed in my head to ingest an inconvenient powder, where you have to add water, shake it up in a cup, then possibly have to tolerate a flavor that might not be good etc… when you could easily pop a few caffeine tabs and have the same effects, while saving time and money!
Some of you might be asking the question: "I like the powders for the ‘pump effect’ though.” Once again, it never made sense to have 300 mgs of caffeine plus other stimulants which counteract blood vessel expansion that was supposed to be augmented by the "nitric oxide” components of the formula. It was essentially a "push/pull effect” leading to an overpriced, powdered caffeine product being sold for $50-$60.
WHAT IS MPA CELLU VOL?This truly is a cell-volumizing "Pump Product.”
This product is exactly what $50-$60 should get you -- a legit, nitric-oxide inducing, vasodilating, hyperemic, vein protruding, non-stimulant based Pre-Workout Formula.
You will be taking MPA Cellu Vol 15-20 minutes prior to weight training. You will want your stomach to be relatively empty so the ingredients are not in competition with food for absorption. Once you start moving some weights around, you will understand how valuable clinically dosed, high quality ingredients are as you explode with fullness and vascularity you never unveiled by the other vasoconstrictive (stimulant-based) pre-workout powders you used prior.
I PREFER FREE FORM L-CITRULLINE -- NOT CITRULLINE MALATE
As with all things MPA Supplements -- you get what you pay for and are not duped or fooled by cheaper ingredients. I would say 95% of all current pump products out there are using citrulline malate , which is l-citrulline bound to malic acid. They formulate this in a 2:1 ratio, so when a product is listed at 6 g of citrulline malate -- you get only 4 grams of pure L-citrulline.
I really have no interest in cheapening my formula by having malic acid taking away from my citrulline potency , when the L-citrulline is doing all the work regarding nitric oxide promotion, shifting high levels of arginine into the blood, and causing a fantastic pump. I am not sold on malic acid making a huge difference in enhancing absorption, as I have found research demonstrating bioavailability with pure L-citrulline to be sufficient.
What does this mean?
It means I am giving you the highest dosed pure L-citrulline product on the market at a whopping 7 grams per serving . Remember, this isn’t 7 grams of "citrulline malate” which will yield total lower citrulline content, this is 7 grams of vasodilating goodness fully transparent on the label!
NitroSigine - Everything arginine was supposed to be .(Arginine-silicate-complex)
I am picky, and I have been trialing and experimenting with just about every "hot & new” ingredient that is touted out there. Most are hype, some actually do great things, NitroSigine happened to be one that I noticed and loved. This ingredient is the sum of 3-parts -- Arginine, silicon, and inositol. The arginine is bound to silicon, and inositol is also attached to allow the arginine to be bound to the silicon in a 1:1 ratio .
Research demonstrates that binding both arginine and silicon together has a synergistic effect -- exacerbating the effects of each ingredient .
You might be asking yourself - "what is silicon exactly and why is it included with arginine?” Silicon is an element that has shown to help with maintaining the integrity of the lining of the aortic tissues. Silica makes the inner lining of arterial tissue less permeable. Arginine bound to silicon (arginine silicate) was demonstrated to increase blood flow throughout tissues 2x more than arginine HCL , not to mention arginine silicate elicits 5x greater blood vessel relaxation than arginine HCL. Nitrosigine is clinically dosed at the 1500 mg research has shown benefits from.
So now we have mega-dosed L-citrulline in conjunction with NitroSigine potentiating blood vessel relaxation and expansion -- now let’s add something to induce hyperhydration, interstitial fluid volume, and cellular swelling.
ENTER HYDROMAX (Massive 5g per serving !) This is a 65% concentrated, stable in powdered form, glycerol complex. Common glycerol monostearate (GMS) formulas yield only 5-12% in pure glycerol content and are poorly absorbed. Ingesting glycerol during rigorous training can prevent dehydration from occurring and even lessen the need for water consumption. However, I recommend to always "hyper hydrate” with adequate fluid during your workout to ensure muscle contractions, fullness, and performance are optimally primed.
MENTAL ACUITYSo now we have a trifecta of pump promoting, vein bulging, high dosed ingredients. What about energy ? Do we truly need a stimulant like caffeine or yohimbine, or a central nervous stimulant of some sort? You certainly do not need these cortisol inducing, muscle flattening ingredients added to ruin the current awesome formula in MPA Cellu Vol. How about adding in something that is not disruptive to your central nervous system, yet gives your brain clarity, and enhances neuronal response to weight lifting.
ALPHA-GPC ( ALPHASIZE )AlphaSize will increase acetylcholine levels dramatically, crossing the blood brain barrier (BBB). A-GPC crosses the blood-brain barrier to boost choline levels in the brain, and it is involved in the synthesis and release of acetylcholine (AC). This boost of choline and release of AC significantly stimulates cognitive functioning. When a declining choline level becomes a limiting factor in the synthesis of AC, peak mental and physical performance can be negatively and dramatically affected.
This ingredient is patented and I am dosing it at a whopping 600 mg per serving . AlphaSize has also demonstrated to potentiate Growth Hormone (GH) release by dramatically boosting choline levels. I won’t expand on the GH promoting effects of A-GPC because I am primarily focused on the mental benefits only. But for natural athletes and older adults , that is just another cool perk from supplementing with A-GPC.
Improvement in key brain functions, including memory, concentration, learning, recall, and focus.Promotes formation of acetylcholine (AC), a vital neurotransmitter compound involved in all key brain functions and mental sharpness.
Helps speed cell to cell communication through neuromuscular optimization, providing enhanced muscular power output and agility for active and athletic individuals.
Physiological production and maintenance of human growth hormone (HGH), the body’s master hormone for maintaining youth, vitality, and body composition.
No pre-workout would be complete without having a solid electrolyte/mineral complex added in to ensure performance is optimized to the greatest capacity possible. So, instead of throwing in some cheap sodium chloride and a few sprinkles of potassium, I added a nifty trace mineral complex called -
ELEVATP - MINERAL/ELECTROLYTE COMPLEXThis is a complex of a water extract of ancient peat (fossilized plant), and apple extract. The apple extract will stimulate production of ATP, the energy currency of the body. However--I am mainly attracted to the Senonian Trace Minerals from the fossilized plant -- which yields 70 plant-based , small particle minerals, including the full-range of lesser-known minerals that may have served as important co-factors in our biological development. Like I said, this isn’t some dusting of sodium and potassium , these are mega-potent trace minerals that will help fuel your training.
In a nutshell - this is truly the most potent, highest quality , logically sound, pre-workout formula on the market. You get an ingredient label that is straight up, you get ingredient dosages that are either clinically dosed or above clinical dose, plus all ingredients are TradeMarked and represented by upstanding companies. Finally you’re getting what you pay for in the pre-workout category.
MPA Supplements won’t lower standards, no matter what. So bust open your tub of MPA CelluVol and experience the sickest muscle pumps you’ve ever had from an over-the-counter supplement.
Directions: 15 minutes before weight training : Add 1 scoop of Cellu VOL to 12-16 oz of water. Stir or shake vigorously until powder has dispersed into water.
Note - There is no need to use more than 1 scoop of MPA Cellu VOL as MPA CelluVOL is dosed to clinical levels in a single serving.
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