Looking for an added edge in the gym? Pre-workout supplements are a great place to start. Pre-workout supplements can give you that extra push in the gym to ensure you’re training at your highest state of readinessTM. However, if you're new to the supplement world, it can be incredibly difficult to sort through the mountain of choices, labels, and ingredients. In this article we break down the ingredients inside Redcon1’s pre-workout formula Total War®.
Citrulline is an amino acid that is produced naturally in the body, found in food and available as a dietary supplement. Increasing your intake of Citrulline may provide beneficial effects on health and exercise performance and may increase blood flow by increasing nitric oxide production. It may also produce positive effects on muscle by stimulating protein synthesis and decreasing amino acid breakdown that occurs after intense workouts. Redcon1’s Total War® contains 6g of Citrulline Malate per serving, which is the amino acid Citrulline combined with malic acid.
An important ingredient in an effective pre-workout supplement is caffeine. Caffeine is found naturally in seeds, fruits, leaves and trees and can help improve performance during physical activity, including cardiovascular exercise and bodybuilding. Redcon1’s pre-workout Total War® contains two types of caffeine: Caffeine Anhydrous (250mg) & Di-Caffeine Malate(100mg), per serving to help promote alertness and focus while in the gym.
Be sure to know how much your daily caffeine intake should be, especially for those who are sensitive to stimulants.
Beta-alanine has been studied for its ability to help aid in the production of carnosine, a compound that naturally occurs in muscle tissue and plays a role in muscle endurance during high-intensity exercise. Many bodybuilders recognize the ingredient Beta-Alanine by the tingly sensation that is felt and is often viewed as a sign that the pre-workout has “kicked in.” Beta-Alanine also supports increased focus during your workouts. Total War® contains 3.2g of Beta-Alanine in each serving.
AMPiblastTM – (Juniperus Communis)
AMPiblastTM – an ingredient derived from the berries of the Juniper plant (Juniperus Communis) is another important ingredient in Total War®, with 150mg per serving. AMPiblastTM can help improve the effectiveness of your pre-workout supplement as it provides a steady source of energy while training which can provide an additional “boost” to bodybuilders when working out.
Agmatine Sulfate — 1g per serving
Taurine — 1g per serving
CocophenolsTM (Theobroma cacao & Camelia sinensis) (leaf) — 50mg per serving
Naringin (from Citrus grandis) — 25mg per serving
BioPerine® (Black Pepper Fruit Extract)— 10mg per serving
About Total War®
Total War® is what every pre workout wishes it was. Whether you train before work or school, in the middle of the day, or later in the evening Total War® delivers every time. The combination of naturally derived energy and focus factors, along with nitric oxide promoting ingredients, makes Total War® an all-in-one pre-workout supplement. Total War® is not for the faint of heart, but for the serious athlete or gym goer who expects to perform at the highest state of readinessTM.
Chris Hazen | @thechrishazen | Tier 3 Operator/Alpha Team Member
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. Always consult your doctor or health care provider before taking this or any other dietary supplement. See product label for more information on who should not take Total War®.