What is Ape Sh*t Cutz?
Ape Sh*t Cutz is a thermogenic pre workout scientifically formulated to support increased athletic performance, endurance, and calorie burning. We’ve taken the best elements from our best-selling, high energy pre workout Ape Sh*t and added in prominent weight loss support agents to create the ultimate fat-burning pre workout supplement.
What’s the Difference Between Ape Sh*t & Ape Sh*t Cutz?
The biggest difference between the original Ape Sh*t pre workout and Ape Sh*t Cutz is the lack of nitric oxide boosting supplements. In lieu of L-Citrulline, Agmatine, and Taurine, we’ve included several compounds that stimulate fat metabolism and help boost thermogenesis to help you burn more calories during your workouts.
Make no mistake though, Ape Sh*t Cutz still offers the same delicious flavor you’ve come to expect from all Primeval Labs supplements. In fact, we believe this may surpass the flavoring of the original Ape Sh*t!
Ape Sh*t Cutz Ingredients
Beta alanine is a prominent endurance boosting supplement that increases stamina and resistance to fatigue. It does so by increasing concentrations of a powerful intracellular buffer known as carnosine.*
With higher levels of carnosine, skeletal muscle is better able to buffer acidic (H+) ions that accumulate due to repeated muscle contractions. This enables muscles to last longer before succumbing to fatigue, promoting greater stamina, strength, and endurance.*[2,3,4]
Enhances carnosine concentrations in the body*
Helps buffer acidic hydrogen ions, delaying the onset of fatigue*
Promotes greater endurance and stamina*
Choline is an essential nutrient that plays a key role in cognitive development, muscle movement, and the structure of cell membranes. It also serves as a building block for the "learning transmitter”, acetylcholine, which is well-known to impact focus, learning, memory, and the "mind-muscle connection.”*
Supplementing with choline helps support acetylcholine production in the body promoting greater focus and a stronger mind-muscle connection during training.*
Formed from a combination of choline and tartaric acid*
Helps increase choline levels in the body*
Supports production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter involved in memory, learning, and muscle contractions*
Caffeine is great for increasing mental energy, focus, and concentration. It’s also useful for aiding fat loss as caffeine has been noted in various research trials[5,6,7,8] to*:
Enhance fatty acid oxidation*
Increase lipolysis via cyclic AMP*
Boosts metabolic rate*
Suppresses appetite It also increases energy levels*
This consummate pre workout stimulant also helps improve exercise performance by reducing perceived exertion, which may allow you to train longer during training, banging out more reps and burning more calories.*
Ape Sh*t Cutz utilizes TWO forms of caffeine in caffeine anhydrous and caffeine from green tea. This provides a great balance of fast-acting, yet long-lasting energy without the jitters, edginess or crash.*
Note: Each full serving (2 scoops) of Ape Sh*t Cutz supplies a total of 200mg caffeine.
Dandelion is a commonly used all-natural diuretic included to help shed unwanted water weight that tends to accumulate in the body. Research has shown that dandelion may increase urine output, as well as the frequency of urination, for up to 5 hours![9,10]*
Additional studies also suggest dandelion may enhance glucose uptake in skeletal muscle, promoting greater utilization and storage of carbohydrates.*
May help reduce water retention*
Studies show dandelion increases urine output and frequency*
Supports glucose utilization*
Gamma-Butyrobetaine HCl (GBB)
Gamma-butyrobetaine (GBB) acts as a carnitine precursor.*
It is converted to carnitive via the enzyme Gamma-butyrobetaine dioxygenase (BBD). Gamma-butyrobetaine dioxygenase is an oxidoreductase enzyme that mediates conversion of GBB to carnitine through the movement of electrons.*
Why is more carnitine beneficial?
Carnitine is the molecule in the body that facilitates transportation of fatty acids into the mitochondria for beta-oxidation, a.k.a. "fat burning”. Greater carnitine availability allows for more fatty acids to be shuttled into the mitochondria to burn as fuel.*
Be forewarned that GBB is known to have a prominent thermogenic effect in the body, so expect to feel the heat with Ape Sh*t Cutz!*
Enhances carnitine stores in the body*
Supports beta-oxidation (using fat for fuel)*
Yohimbine is a powerful CNS stimulant that functions as an alpha-2-adrenergic antagonist and prompts a strong release of catecholamines, which help boost energy and focus while also supporting fat burning.*
Yohimbine has also been noted to help suppress appetite suppressant that helps avoid those notorious hunger pangs that arise during diets.*[15,16,17]
Supports weight loss*
May help reduce appetite*
To cap off the immense energy rush of Ape Sh*t Cutz, we’ve also included 1.5mg of rauwolscine (a.k.a. alpha-yohimbine).
This yohimbine isomer also functions as a strong alpha-2 receptor antagonist that helps prevent fat storage in the body and gives a noted mark of "aggression” when combined with caffeine as it is here. Alpha-yohimbine is also believed to offer the same mood-elevating effects as yohimbine.*
Stereoisomer of yohimbine*
CNS stimulant and alpha-2 adrenergic receptor antagonist*
May help limit fat storage*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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