Once again, Nutrex Research has released a product that is truly one of a kind! Years ago, they formulated the original Lipo-6 fat burner. Then, around four years ago, they formulated OUTLIFT- a clinically proven pre workout. OUTLIFT was also one of the few pre workout powders to provide full disclosure labeling (listing the exact dose of every ingredient in the formula). From then on, Nutrex OUTLIFT was a hit! And now, four years later, it is still one of the most popular pre workout products. But, that didn’t stop Nutrex Research from looking for a way to improve OUTLIFT.
How do you improve such a great product? Simple. Nutrex formulated OUTLIFT AMPED – another clinically proven pre workout powder with all of the benefits of the original OUTLIFT plus additional ingredients for a more intense workout. Nutrex began with the desire to create a pre workout that would give users an intense workout (like those experienced while taking OUTLIFT), but this time, they wanted the intensity to last users from their first set to their last rep. Nutrex achieved this desire with the addition of Theacrine. The next thing they wanted to give users was a level of focus that would match their workout intensity. So, Nutrex added N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine and Choline, in highly effective doses, to help users dial into every rep. They also added Betaine Anhydrous to help users see even more gains in lean muscle mass!
Continue reading below for a rundown of these ingredients:
The first ingredient is Citrulline Malate. If you read any of my previous articles, you probably noticed that I am usually critical of companies that use Citrulline Malate (instead of using pure L-Citrulline). Most companies use Citrulline Malate (in place of L-Citrulline) because it is cheaper. My other issue is that Citrulline Malate works best for an explosive performance rather than for a strong muscle pump. Most companies usually provide a 1:1 ratio of Citrulline to Malic Acid. So a 4 gram per serving of Citrulline Malate would only give you 2 grams of Citrulline and 2 grams of Malic Acid. That is not enough Citrulline to elicit any effects. So, Nutrex took it a step further. They wanted you to get the best of both worlds. They wanted you to get a full dose of Citrulline with the explosive effects of mixing it with Malic Acid. OUTLIFT AMPED gives you Citrulline Malate at a 2:1 ratio, at 8 grams per scoop! In other words, with AMPED, you are getting 6 grams of Citrulline to 2 grams of Malic Acid per scoop. Now this is how Citrulline Malate should be dosed!
The next ingredient, the patented CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine, has been a mainstay in many pre workouts. However, the truth is, it is usually under dosed. CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine has at least 55 clinical studies validating its effects on buffering lactic acid from building during workouts, improving muscular endurance, and speeding up post workout recovery. Nutrex OUTLIFT AMPED gives you a full 3.2 grams of Carnosyn Beta-Alanine per scoop.
Betaine Anhydrous is another ingredient used in a lot of pre workout powders. Why? If you want to increase power output in your workouts, then you need to have Betaine Anhydrous in your pre workout! Betaine Anhydrous has also been shown to help increase pre workout energy, hydration, and muscle protein synthesis. Studies are now also showing it has a nitric oxide boosting effect. By taking Betaine twice a day, at a 1.25 gram dose, can cause up to a 25 % increase in strength. Because Nutrex Research didn’t want you to take a separate serving of Betaine Anhydrous, they decided to give users a full 2.5 grams per scoop of OUTLIFT AMPED.
The original OUTLIFT formula contained 3 grams of Creatine Monohydrate from the patented Creapure® brand. With OUTLIFT AMPED, Nutrex Research wanted to continue using only the best patented creatine products available. So, they used Creatine MagnaPower® brand’s Magnesium Creatine Chelate. This form of creatine bonds with magnesium, the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. Magnesium is needed for more than 300 chemical reactions in the human body; one of those biochemical reactions helps the body create and regenerate ATP. Magnesium is also the mineral our bodies needs most during exercise. Magnesium is alkalizing, and it lowers the acidity of the creatine molecule allowing more of it to stay stable as it passes through your digestive tract. When magnesium and creatine bond, you get more creatine uptake in your cells. This means there is more ATP to stimulate more muscle contractions leading to more muscle growth! So, it was a no brainer when Nutrex Research decided to use MagnaPower® as their creatine source. You get 2 grams of MagnaPower® Creatine Magnesium Chelate per scoop of AMPED.
Every good pre workout should use the amino acid Taurine. Taurine is one of the body’s most versatile amino acids. Second to Glutamine, Taurine is one of the most abundant amino acids in muscle tissue. When taken pre workout, it helps with fat burning because it uses your stored fat (before tapping into your carbohydrate stores) as a source of energy .
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine was definitely another great addition to the OUTLIFT formula. N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine (NALT for short) is the acetylated version of the amino acid L-Tyrosine. Some studies have shown that NALT is more bioavailable than its counterpart. NALT has been shown to raise dopamine levels in the brain leading to more focus, concentration, and energy production. Unlike L-Tyrosine (that requires a few grams in order to be useful to the body), NALT has been shown to be effective in smaller doses due to its better bioavailability. Studies have also shown NALT to be effective in a dose as small as a 350 milligrams a day. Nutrex wanted to do better than that, so AMPED gives users 750 milligrams of NALT per scoop!
Next, Nutrex added 500 milligrams of Choline Bitartrate to give users even more focus. Choline Bitartrate has been shown to help the body in the synthesis of acetylcholine, one of our brains main neurotransmitters. Choline Bitartrate also has a role in muscle control and contractile force, both of which are essential when you’re moving some heavy poundage.
When it comes to caffeine, Nutrex wanted to give users something new. So instead of using one caffeine source, OUTLIFT AMPED gives users two! There is 350 milligrams of caffeine per scoop, just like the original OUTLIFT; but now, 200 milligrams comes from the patented Kaff2® brand of Caffeine Citrate. With all caffeine sources, minus caffeine citrate, blood levels of caffeine usually peak within 60 minutes of ingestion. Caffeine citrate, on the other hand, peaks in after approximately 30 minutes. This means the absorption rate is quicker than that of caffeine anhydrous. Because Nutrex wanted to give users a quick surge of energy, they knew KAff2® caffeine citrate would be best. There is also no need to worry about your energy levels fading away quickly because 150 milligrams (of the total 350) consists of Caffeine Anhydrous and Theacrine.
Theacrine, from the patented TeaCrine® company, is a substance that has a similar structure to caffeine. It boosts energy and focus like caffeine does. However, unlike caffeine, Theacrine does not give you the rapid heartbeat, anxiety or jitters. Also, unlike caffeine, your body will not build up a tolerance to theacrine. There are studies showing that even if you are taking different milligram dosages of theacrine (over months) it will still be as effective on the last day of use as it was on the first. Theacrine, although it works great on its own, has been shown to work even better when combined with caffeine! Taking theacrine with caffeine helps with curbing caffeine’s side effects and helps the body get back to a state of calmness once the caffeine wears off. Nutrex’s AMPED gives you 50 milligrams of Theacrine per scoop.
Every great formula should have at least one ingredient to make sure all the nutrients you are taking are absorb properly. That is why, just like the original OUTLIFT formula, Nutrex added five milligrams of Bioperine® (a patented black pepper extract) in each scoop.
And the last ingredient in this powerful formula is Rauwolscine! Most of the time you may see it named Alpha-Yohimbine, because it is in the same species as the Yohimbe bark. Rauwolscine is what is known as an alpha receptor antagonist. Your alpha receptors in your body stop the process of your body breaking down fat stores to be used for energy. Your beta receptors start the process of breaking fat down. Both receptors work to bring a balance to your body’s thermogenic process. But when you have more fat then you want to have, you don’t want those alpha receptors to kick in while you’re working out. You want to burn as much fat as possible, and that’s where taking Rauwolscine before a workout comes in! More fat burning means more fat will be broken down, to be used for energy in your workout. Raulwolscine is only needed in minimal doses. It won’t give you any side effects like nausea, rapid heartbeat, or dizziness that many people report with Yohimbe (Or Yohimbine HCL) supplementation. Nutrex gives you 1.5 milligrams of Rauwolscine per scoop.
If you loved the original OUTLIFT formula, are you ready to see why you may love the new AMPED formula even more? Even if you never tried the original OUTLIFT, I hope this article shows you why OUTLIFT AMPED is definitely worthy of a try! OUTLIFT AMPED comes in two tasty flavors, and it’s always in stock at your local Southern Muscle!