thank you so much… I love your points and quote on quote arguments :). Please let me know if you disagree on any of these. by no means am I an expert. However I spent a good amount of time to formulate a pre workout that will be EFFECTIVE and financially suitable for most gym goers.
Dynamine is 100 mg yielding 40mg
It costs a shit ton and being off heavy anecdotal evidence, I wanted to put some in to get that synergistic effect between Dynamine, higenamine, Eria Jarensis…giving you higher doses of things that will work as well as work well together.
The caffeine i kept at the dosage because anything higher than that puts risk of decreasing cerebral blood flow while exercising.
Theanine at the dosage is more so there because of the other ingredients like Eria Jarensis and dynamine. I didn’t want to put too much of one or the other in regards to theanine and caffeine.
I updated the google docs.
Alpha GPC costs a crap ton, not worth it IMO considering the other ingredients in the formula. CDP choline I like though. Was not aware of that unfortunately.
I put tyrosine in to work synergistic specifically with higenamine and eria jarensis giving that dopamine and adrenaline boost.
Tyrosine won’t really give you a boost alone.
Citrulline malate is at 2:1
I wanted to do 300mg of Vaso 6 but given the funds i’m working with as well as having other NO boosting ingredients, i felt that was a good dose. I’d rather have some rather than none. COQ10 is an ingredient that i believe no other pre workout has at 300mg. It is VERY underrated IMO. Not to mention it’s your brains main antioxidant and found in 95% of your cells. COQ10 always helps prevent excess free radicals.
" CoQ10 may also increase the production of prostacyclin PGI2, another vasodilator. It has also been proposed that CoQ10 may increase the sensitivity of arterial muscle to nitric oxide and/or prostacyclin PGI2."
Studies show that it also increases fast twitch muscle fibers when given at 300mg pre workout. It is so crucial pre workout, that is boggles my mind it is not seen. Protects your heart, increases fast twitch muscle fibers, dilates blood vessels, decreases oxidative stress and protects against muscle damage from heavy exercise. I mean thats just a few benefits to say the least. It also isn’t a cheap ingredient at that dose.
I was looking at both norvaline and agmatine,
I just didn’t find them worth putting in the formula. Correct me if i’m wrong, but to my knowledge norvaline doesn’t have much value if arginine isn’t taken. As far as Agmatine goes, I have citrulline, vaso6, COQ10, higenamine, glycerpump…I chose vaso6 over agmatine and norvaline. To me it was more valuable.
To be honest with you I would of liked to increased glycerpump to 1g but I had to choose between an EFFECTIVE and financially affordable product for the CONSUMER. Or an effective, stupidly priced pre workout. I plan on making an Eaa product with more glycerpump anyways so I decided to keep it at 500mg so that you notice the benefits but is it not overbearing.
I don’t see why people are putting 2-3g of glycerpump in one product. It’s a stupid way of marketing, where people think more is always better.
500 mg of caffeine omg!!! must be good!!! 3 gram glycer pump!!! I’m gonna be hydrated enough to last 7 days in the Sahara desert without water!
I’m a believer that some things that are heavily researched should be at the clinical dosage. Where as other ingredients should be at good dosages that work SYNERGISTIC with each other. Just because i put 500mg of caffeine and and 10g of citrulline in a pre workout doesn’t make it good. It just makes it look stupid more often than not. SMH. But that’s just my 2 cents.
The flavors are not set in stone, I unfortunately will only be able to afford one flavor to start off with. Based on feedback from people I will choose the flavor accordingly. I have over 20 people currently excited for blueberry lemonade though ;).
I hope I answers most if not all your questions, and please let me know if you want anything else for me to clarify!
Thank you so much and I appreciate the support!