TRUNEGY Ingredient BreakdownLearn more the elements of the formula and why we chose these specific ingredients to make this preworkout
L-Carnitine is a naturally occurring derivative of the amino acid carnitine, which plays a vital role in the metabolism of fat. It functions as a transporter of fatty acids into the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell. It is produced by the liver and kidneys, which send 98 percent of it to be stored in the muscle tissue. L-Carnitine helps your body burn fat during exercise by easing the passage of long chain fatty acids through the mitochondrial walls. After the first five minutes of exercise, glycogen supplies of your body are exhausted, and your body turns toward your fat stores for energy. How efficiently your body uses these fat stores determines your endurance. L-Carnitine increases this efficiency, thus increasing your energy levels for long-term aerobic activity. Carnitine is found in almost all of your body’s cells and is particularly concentrated in skeletal tissue. It plays a crucial role in helping your body burn, or oxidize, fat for fuel. So that your body can use fat as an energy source, carnitine transports long-chain fatty acids into specialized fuel manufacturing centers called mitochondria. Once inside, the mitochondria can burn the fatty acids to produce energy. In addition, carnitine transports toxic compounds out of the mitochondria to prevent accumulation.
Beta Alanine is a nutritional supplement widely used by athletes and bodybuilders to improve performance. This nonessential amino acid occurs naturally in the body and is also found in foods such as chicken, beef, pork and fish. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, the primary fuel for muscle growth. Beta alanine alone, however, cannot be turned into a protein. Its role is to promote high intramuscular concentrations of carnosine, a small molecule composed of the amino acids histidine and alanine. Carnosine acts as a buffering agent that helps maintain an optimal muscle pH range which delays the onset of muscular failure. Study in the December 2009 issue of “Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise” reports that beta alanine increases muscle carnosine content and therefore the potential to improve physical performance during high-intensity exercise. The researchers also found that some aspects of endurance performance, such as anaerobic threshold and time to exhaustion, can also be enhanced. Supplementing with beta alanine increases carnosine concentrations in muscles which will affect your strength, lean body mass, power and endurance gains. The study concluded that concurrent high-intensity interval training (HIIT) along with beta alanine supplementation results in significant increases in lean body mass compared to HIIT alone.
Caffeine Anhydrous is caffeine that contains lower amounts of water. Anhydrous caffeine contains 0.5 percent or less water, while hydrous caffeine contains up to 8.5 percent water. Therefore resulting in a more potent and faster onset affect when being supplemented. The ingredient itself has its thermogenic properties that can increase your metabolic rate and help with the burning of fats. The presence of Caffeine in the body leads to the increase of epinephrine and norepinephrine. These two hormones actually tell the body to dissolve fat so that it can be available as an energy source! The diuretic effect of Caffeine is also a plus. Excess water can be removed from the body purifying you as diuresis also removes metabolic wastes.
L-Tyrosine is one of the 22 amino acids that the human body employs in making proteins. Its chemical name is 4-hydroxyphenylalanine and it is produced from phenylalanine, an essential amino acid. L-Tyrosine helps your body manufacture several important neurotransmitters that regulate your mood. These include dopamine, the “feel-good” brain chemical associated with pleasure, and epinephrine and norepinephrine, hormones that control the body’s stress response. Several clinical studies have linked L-Tyrosine with relief from symptoms of physical or environmental stress, such as intense cold or heat. In a study of military cadets, published in “Brain Research Bulletin” in 1999, those who supplemented with L-tyrosine for five days showed better memory and cognitive performance in a stressful physical training program than those who did not.
Green Tea Leaf Extract
Green Tea Extract will aid in the focus your achieve from the product by working synergistically with caffeine. It does this through an ingredient called l-theanine. Which is an ingredient that’s been shown to “increase alpha-wave activity”, which increases tranquility and releases caffeine more slowly, instead of all at once, which can lead to you crashing. The two ingredients also combine to “produce a better ability to focus attention, with improvement of both speed and accuracy”. Studies in traditional tea drinking countries like Japan and China found that seniors who regularly drank green tea scored better on attention, memory, and information processing than those who don’t.
Yohimbe Bark Extract
Yohimbe is the bark of the Pausinystalia yohimbe plant, an evergreen tree indigenous to western Africa. Yohimbe is sometimes used by athletes and weightlifters, who use it to enhance performance, promote fat metabolism and help to build lean muscle mass. The main active constituent in yohimbe bark is an alkaloid called yohimbine. Yohimbine can produce vasodilatory effects, and can cause increases in the production of norepinephrine and epinephrine, as well as raising blood pressure and accelerating heart rate. This concludes that yohimbe can successfully stimulate the nervous system. It also promotes the release of fat from cells and reduces appetite.