• Core Nutritionals ABCD Australian Gummy Snakes - 30 Servings

Core Nutritionals ABCD Australian Gummy Snakes - 30 Servings

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Maximize Your Performance Now! ABCD recovery supplement with amino acids, beta-alanine, and carnitine, promotes endurance, muscle build, brain processes, and protein synthesis. Available in 3 flavors.
Core ABCD - Superior Recovery, Enhanced Drive

Amino acid products with a caffeine or energy component are very popular these days. There’s only one problem: almost none of them contain a solid serving of amino acids, and most don’t contain BCAAs at all! Don’t get us wrong, we love EAAs – but when you think "amino acid product,” are you really thinking cysteine? Us neither.

So, in classic Core style, we did something about it: we created Core ABCD, the amino and caffeine product with actual BCAAs, at a full serving size. But we of course didn’t stop there. We included CarnoSyn® beta-alanine, to provide you muscle energy and endurance – along with the caffeine in our Drive™ energy blend. We included N-Acetyl-Tyrosine for all its important roles in metabolism and neurohormone production. We included Acetyl-L-Carnitine, to keep that carbohydrate and fat metabolism rolling. And of course, we included not only caffeine (which all the other guys do), but also choline bitartrate – to enhance focus along the way.

Core ABCD is the premiere and most complete product in its category, hands down. No product of its type offers as much for such little cost: it’s an energy product, an endurance product, and a complete amino acid product all in one.

Scientific Write-Up
Branched-Chain Amino Acids

While products with larger BCAA ratios (ratio of leucine, to isoleucine, to valine) have recently flooded the market, Core Nutritionals has remained with the gold standard of 2:1:1. This decision is made in recognition of the fact that, for all its potential benefits, there is no evidence demonstrating a realized effect of a larger BCAA ratio – and in fact, all the benefits mentioned above derive from evidence using the gold standard 2:1:1 ratio.

  • Reduce total muscle soreness after intense resistance training, and/or further delay its onset.
  • Decrease muscle recovery time between bouts of intense resistance exercise training.
  • Increase lean body mass when used daily, in conjunction with diet and exercise.
CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine

In total, a significant body of research exists to suggest that beta-alanine may significantly increase muscle power output, strength, training volume and output, overall performance in hypoxic (oxygen-deprived) conditions and peak VO2 max (oxygen holding capacity).

These myriad benefits make beta-alanine both one of the most-studied, and most well-rounded dietary supplements. Beta-alanine not only has direct, actionable physiological effects, but also promotes critical muscle physiologic adaptations that promote its own effects.

  • Both acute and chronic increases in total work capacity, measured by total volume during exercise sessions.
  • Highly significant increases to TTE (total time to exhaustion), one of the most accurate and comprehensive measures of endurance. In various trials, beta-alanine supplementation has been shown to increase TTE by upwards of 20%.
  • Increases to total muscle power output in both acute and chronic trials, suggesting that beta-alanine’s most significant benefit is to those engaging in power-dependent resistance training.

-Promote fatty acid and carbohydrate metabolism -Be involved in brain processes such as mood and memory -Play a key role in protein synthesis

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is a little bit like your 401K: you need it, you know you should pay attention to it, but it’s not exactly the sexiest topic. We know; we feel you! But we also know that ALCAR is one of the most fascinating, useful, and physiologically exciting workout supplements on the planet. You’re hard-pressed to find a single other ingredient that is involved in so many critical bodily processes: fatty acid and carbohydrate metabolism, neurotransmission, exercise performance and capacity, brain function – the list goes on! So, like your 401K contribution, don’t forget to pay into your ALCAR fund.

L-carnitine is a derivative of the amino acid lysine and, as certain conditions outpace the body’s ability to produce it, l-carnitine is considered a conditionally essential amino acid. While endogenous biosynthesis of l-carnitine from the amino acids lysine and methionine is sufficient for essential processes – along with dietary sources of carnitine from protein-rich red meat, for example – dietary supplementation of carnitine may pose benefits in certain physiological conditions.

Unfortunately, due to excess metabolism of l-carnitine by microorganisms in the small intestine, exogenous supplementation with oral l-carnitine has proved ineffective. ALCAR, an acetylated version of l-carnitine, has considerably higher oral bioavailability, due likely to only partial hydrolytic metabolism. Once in the bloodstream, ALCAR plays a fundamental role in the production of energy, acting as the catalyst for the beta-oxidation of long chain fatty acids by the mitochondria; regulating the CoA to Acyl-CoA ratio (necessary for the production of ATP); and the metabolism of carbohydrates. ALCAR also is an excitatory agent for neurons, increases neuronal transmission, and increases the production of neurotransmitters and neurohormones such as dopamine and serotonin.


Tyrosine is amongst a class of amino acids known as ‘non-essential’amino acids, so called because the body can produce them endogenously, and it is therefore not essential to consume dietary tyrosine. That said, tyrosine is also what is known as a conditionally-essential amino acid; conditionally-essential because, along with glucose and ammonia, the synthesis of tyrosine additionally requires adequate levels of phenylalanine. Once synthesized, tyrosine is one of the most critical amino acids, given its prominent role as a substrate in the synthesis of the catecholamines dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine, in addition to both T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine) thyroid hormones.

In studies on stress modulation, tyrosine has been demonstrated to reverse stress-induced norepinephrine depletion and the depressant-behavioral effects normally associated with it. In simpler terms, tyrosine may, in certain conditions, dampen the extent to which norepinephrine is removed from the bloodstream during a stress event. In simpler terms still, tyrosine may help to mitigate the sense of depletion and fatigue felt at the end of a workout.

Tyrosine may also play important metabolic functions, mostly related to its role in synthesizing compounds which stimulate the nervous system. While not traditionally considered a sympathomimetic amine, studies which have coadministered tyrosine and stimulants demonstrate a synergistic effect. These studies suggest that tyrosine may potentiate the effects of both endogenous and supplemental norepinephrine and its mimetics (in the case of exogenous use) with respect to lipolysis, thermogenesis, and energy expenditure. Meaning that tyrosine may play a role in assisting norepinephrine to break up triglycerides and increase body heat transiently.

Choline Bitartrate

Choline is an essential nutrient involved in numerous metabolic pathways, including DNA regulation and repair, protein function, and metabolism. Perhaps most importantly, the critical neurotransmitter acetylcholine is produced directly from free choline via cholinergic neurons. Acetylcholine is then responsible for a number of functions itself, most crucially as the compound which induces muscular contraction, and as the neuromodulator partially responsible for modulating risk/reward, arousal, and enhancing memory.

Choline’s essential role as a substrate for acetylcholine, and therefore brain development, is well documented in animal models. These studies demonstrate that levels of free maternal choline have a direct and fundamental impact on prenatal brain development, with the enhancements or deficits lasting into adulthood. Choline’s enhancing effect is particularly prominent in the hippocampus. In humans, the hippocampus is primarily involved in the consolidation of memory (taking short, episodic memory and translating it into long-term memory) and the learning of new information. Acetylcholine is a critical component in these processes, as mentioned above, and choline may therefore play a potential role in these processes as well by providing the substrate for acetylcholine synthesis.

Tartaric acid occurs naturally in the food source, while its salt derivatives (tartrate, for example) have been used as acidulants, antioxidant synergists, buffers and sequestrants. As free base choline is rapidly destroyed in metabolism, attaching a salt to enhance absorption is necessary. The bitartrate salt addition preserves choline from being destroyed during metabolism.

Caffeine Anhydrous

In short-term exercise, caffeine’s demonstrated role in the inhibition of cyclic AMP- phosphodiesterases (PDE), adenosine receptor antagonism, and adrenoreceptor agonism come into play. These three pathways collectively stimulate lipolytic activity, boost fat metabolism, increase metabolic rate and energy expenditure, and regulate the body’s thermogenic activity. The practical results of activating these pathways are increases to the contractile force of both cardiac and skeletal muscle (harder flexion), an increase in energy expenditure (freeing up more caloric energy to be used in contraction), dilation of vasculature (better blood flow), and improvements to both nitrogen retention and skeletal muscle protein synthesis (key components to muscle building).

Superior Recovery and Enhanced Drive
Australian Gummy Snakes
 Amount per serving% Daily Value
AminosSupports endurance, recovery, and helps build lean muscle
Beta AlanineIncreases synthesis of nitric oxide & ATP
Acetyl-L-CarnitinePromotes fatty acid and carbohydrate metabolism, Involved in brain processes such as mood and memory, Plays a key role in protein synthesis
CaffeineSignificantly reduces fatigue, Improves energy, alertness and focus.
  • 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.
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: One Scoop (10.75g)
Servings Per Container: 30
 Amount per serving% Daily Value
Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) 
  • L-Leucine: 2500mg **
  • L-Isoleucine: 1250mg **
  • L-Valine: 1250mg **
Other Ingredients 
  • Carnosyn® Beta-Alanine: 1600mg **
  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCI: 500mg **
  • N-Acetyl-Tyrosine: 500mg **
  • Choline Bitartrate: 500mg **
  • Caffeine Anhydrous: 100mg **
  • ** Daily Value not established.

Core Nutritionals ABCD Australian Gummy Snakes - 30 Servings Q&A

What are the main benefits of Core ABCD?
Core ABCD promotes muscle endurance, protein synthesis, and enhances brain processes.
Does Core ABCD contain caffeine?
Yes, Core ABCD contains caffeine to help boost energy and focus.
What flavors are available for Core ABCD?
Core ABCD is available in three delicious flavors.
How does beta-alanine improve performance?
Beta-alanine increases muscle carnosine levels, enhancing endurance and reducing muscle fatigue.
Can Core ABCD help with muscle recovery?
Yes, the amino acid blend, including BCAAs, aids in faster muscle recovery and reduces soreness.
Is Core ABCD suitable for daily use?
Yes, Core ABCD is designed to be used daily as part of your workout regimen.
What role does Acetyl-L-Carnitine play in Core ABCD?
Acetyl-L-Carnitine promotes fatty acid and carbohydrate metabolism, brain processes, and protein synthesis.
How does choline bitartrate enhance focus?
Choline bitartrate enhances focus by increasing the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
What is the serving size of Core ABCD?
The serving size of Core ABCD is 1 scoop, which is approximately 10.75 grams.
Does Core ABCD contain essential amino acids?
Yes, Core ABCD includes a comprehensive amino acid profile, including essential BCAAs.