AMINO 1 BLACK

PRODUCT CATEGORY:

Pre-Workout, During Workout, Post Workout, Recovery, Hydration

SERIES:

Black Label

AMINO 1 BLACK SUMMARY:

Amino 1 Black is an all-in-one recovery and hydration formula, loaded with the most advanced ingredients and built on real science to fuel recovery on the field and in the gym.  Best of all Amino 1 Black has no proprietary blends

AMINO 1 BLACK BENEFITS:
  • No proprietary blends
  • 10 grams of amino acids to aid recovery
  • Hydrate with coconut water
  • Loaded with electrolytes
  • Zero sugar
  • Zero calories
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM TAKING AMINO 1 BLACK:

Those interested in a non-proprietary blend sports drink or individuals/athletes who want the combined benefits of hydration, energy, and recovery in one drink.

KEY INGREDIENTS IN AMINO 1 BLACK:

BCAAs (L-Leucine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine):

Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) can promote muscle repair (muscle protein synthesis) and increase muscle growth over time. It can also be used to prevent fatigue in novice athletes and quicken recovery time.[1,2]

Coconut Water Powder:

Coconut water contains a complete balance of electrolytes (minerals in your blood), which may maximize absorption and rehydrate better than water or a typical sports drink.[3]

Amino Acids:

Amino 1 contains over 10,000mg of amino acids (broken down proteins).  Amino acids serve as the “building blocks” for muscle repair and growth.  Amino acids can also be used as a source of energy.[4,5]

Electrolytes:

Electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, help keep your body fluids balanced.  When individuals exercise electrolytes are lost through sweat and must be replaced to maintain balance.  Failure to replace electrolytes can lead to muscle cramping and other adverse consequences.[6,7]

Glutamine:

Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body.  Glutamine is effective at replenishing energy for muscles (glycogen) after exhaustive exercise which may lead to quicker recovery.[8]

L-Carnitine:

L-Carnitine may promote fat burning (oxidation) which could result in higher endurance performance.  It has also been shown to reduce markers of muscle damage.[9]

Caffeine Anhydrous:

Caffeine anhydrous is a powerful stimulant, and it can be used to improve physical strength and endurance.[10]

TeaCrine:

Teacrine works with the body’s natural metabolic processes to deliver longer lasting energy, increase mental clarity and improve mood and motivation.[11]

PRODUCT USAGE:

Mix one scoop of Amino 1 Black in 12-16 oz. of water and consume before, during, or after training.

REFERENCES:
  1. Blomstrand E, et al: Influence of ingesting a solution of branched-chain amino acids on perceived exertion during exerciseActa Physiol Scand. (1997)
  2. Jim Stoppani, Timothy Scheett, James Pena, Chuck Rudolph and Derek Charlebois: Consuming a supplement containing branched-chain amino acids during a resistance-training program increases lean mass, muscle strength and fat loss.
  3. Kuberski T, Roberts A, Linehan B, Bryden RN, Teburae M: Coconut water as a rehydration fluid. N Z Med J 1979, 90(641):98-100
  4. Matsumoto K, Koba T, Hamada K, Sakurai M, Higuchi T, Miyata H: Amino acid supplementation attenuates muscle soreness, muscle damage and inflammation during an intensive training program.
  5. Nosaka K, Sacco P, Mawatari K: Effects of amino acid supplementation on muscle soreness and damage. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 2006, 16:620-635.
  6. J,Estevez E,Baquero E,Mora-Rodriguez R: Anaerobic performance when rehydrating with water or commercially available sports drinks during prolonged exercise in the heat. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism 2008, 33 (2): 290–298
  7. Tai CY, Joy JM, Falcone PH, Carson LR, Mosman MM, Straight JL, Oury SL, Mendez C Jr, Loveridge NJ, Kim MP, Moon JR: An amino acid-electrolyte beverage may increase cellular rehydration relative to carbohydrate-electrolyte and flavored water beverages. Nutr J. 2014 May 26;13(1):47. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-13-47.
  1. Cha YS, et al.: Effects of carnitine coingested caffeine on carnitine metabolism and endurance capacity in athletesJ Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). (2001)
  2. Spiering BA, et al.: Responses of criterion variables to different supplemental doses of L-carnitine L-tartrateJ Strength Cond Res. (2007)
  3. Erica R Goldstein, Tim Ziegenfuss, Doug Kalman, Richard Kreider, Bill Campbell,Colin Wilborn, Lem Taylor, Darryn Willoughby, Jeff Stout, B Sue Graves, Robert Wildman, John L Ivy, Marie Spano, Abbie E Smith and Jose Antonio: International society of sports nutrition position stand: caffeine and performance
  4. Habowski, S. M., Sandrock, J. E., Kedia, A. W., & Ziegenfuss, T. N. (2014). The effects of TeacrineTM, a nature-identical purine alkaloid, on subjective measures of cognitive function, psychometric and hemodynamic indices in healthy humans: a randomized, double-blinded crossover pilot trial. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition11(Suppl 1), P49.

ASSAULT BLACK

PRODUCT CATEGORY:

Pre-Workout

SERIES:

Black Label

ASSAULT BLACK SUMMARY:

Assault Black’s all-in-one pre-workout formula is loaded with the most advanced ingredients and built on real science. It’s time to boost your workouts and fuel your grind on the field and in the gym or ring—best of all, Assault Black has NO Proprietary blends. This is a game changer for athletes. It will allow you to push the limits further than ever before.

ASSAULT BLACK BENEFITS:
  • No proprietary blends
  • 3 grams of citrulline malate
  • 2 grams of beta-alanine
  • 750mg of Agmatine sulfate
  • Increases energy, focus, strength, and muscular pumps
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM TAKING ASSAULT BLACK:

Individuals who are looking for a pre-workout supplement without proprietary blends that will increase energy, focus, and strength while providing key ingredients to delay fatigue and promote recovery.

KEY INGREDIENTS IN ASSAULT BLACK:
BCAAs (L-Leucine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine):

Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) can promote muscle repair (muscle protein synthesis) and increase muscle growth over time. It can also be used to prevent fatigue in novice athletes.[1,2]

Citrulline Malate:

Citrulline malate may help replenish energy and fuel ongoing muscular contractions for more intense training sessions.[3]

Agmatine Sulfate:

Agmatine stimulates many processes that are essential during a hard training session for optimal vasodilation (pump) and energy.[4]

Caffeine Anhydrous:

Caffeine anhydrous is a powerful stimulant, and it can be used to improve physical strength and endurance.[5]

Beta-Alanine (Carnosyn):

Beta-alanine helps to delay fatigue (buffer lactic acid in muscles) and increase physical performance. Beta-alanine can aid lean mass gain.[6,7]

Creatine HCL:

A form of creatine that dissolves easier than creatine monohydrate.  This may lead to better absorption and lower dosages.  Creatine is the most effective and researched supplement today which has been shown to increase strength, power, lean mass, and performance.[8,9,10]

elevATP:

elevATP is a clinically researched ingredient that works with our natural energy-producing mechanisms to stimulate production of ATP (the energy currency of the body).[11]

BioPerine Black Pepper:

BioPerine significantly enhances the bioavailability of various supplement nutrients through increased absorption.[12]

PRODUCT USAGE:

Mix 1 scoop of Assault Black in 12-16 oz. of water and consume 20-30 minutes before training.

REFERENCES:
  1. Blomstrand E, et al: Influence of ingesting a solution of branched-chain amino acids on perceived exertion during exerciseActa Physiol Scand. (1997)
  2. Blomstrand E, et alBranched-chain amino acids activate key enzymes in protein synthesis after physical exerciseJ Nutr. (2006)
  3. Pérez-Guisado J, Jakeman PM: Citrulline malate enhances athletic anaerobic performance and relieves muscle soreness. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 May;24(5):1215-22.
  4. Gao, Y., B. Gumusel, et al. (1995). “Agmatine: a novel endogenous vasodilator substance.” Life Sci 57(8): PL83-86.
  5. Erica R Goldstein, Tim Ziegenfuss, Doug Kalman, Richard Kreider, Bill Campbell,Colin Wilborn, Lem Taylor, Darryn Willoughby, Jeff Stout, B Sue Graves, Robert Wildman, John L Ivy, Marie Spano, Abbie E Smith and Jose Antonio: International society of sports nutrition position stand: caffeine and performance
  6. Abe H: Role of histidine-related compounds as intracellular proton buffering constituents in vertebrate muscleBiochemistry (Mosc). (2000)
  7. Walter AA, et alSix weeks of high-intensity interval training with and without beta-alanine supplementation for improving cardiovascular fitness in womenJ Strength Cond Res. (2010)
  8. Greenhaff PL, et al: Effect of oral creatine supplementation on skeletal muscle phosphocreatine resynthesisAm J Physiol. (1994)
  9. Dempsey RL, Mazzone MF, Meurer LN: Does oral creatine supplementation improve strength? A meta-analysisJ Fam Pract. (2002)
  10. Thomas W Buford, Richard B Kreider, Jeffrey R Stout, Mike Greenwood, Bill Campbell, Marie Spano, Tim Ziegenfuss, Hector Lopez, Jamie Landis and Jose Antonio: International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: creatine supplementation and exercise
  11. Reyes-Izquierdo, T., et al. “The effect of elevATP™ on whole blood ATP levels: a single dose, crossover clinical study.” J. Aging Res. Clin. Practice 3.1 (2014): 56-60.
  12. Johnson JJ, et al. Enhancing the bioavailability of resveratrol by combining it with piperine. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2011; 55(8):1169-76.

COMBAT BLACK

PRODUCT CATEGORY:

Protein, Pre Workout, Post Workout, Mass Gainer

SERIES:

Black Label

COMBAT BLACK SUMMARY:

This is the go-to for athletes looking for the best weight gain and muscle-building formula. Combat Black contains only the most advanced ingredients and is built on real science.  High in calories, protein, loaded with good fats and carbs, with the added performance blend of creatine and glutamine.

COMBAT BLACK BENEFITS:
  • 1100 calories
  • 55 grams of protein
  • 2 grams of creatine
  • 5 grams of glutamine
  • Healthy fats and carb blend
  • Low sugar
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM TAKING COMBAT BLACK:

Individuals who want the highest quality, fastest digesting protein sources and ingredients that can contribute to muscle repair, growth, and recovery.  Those with higher protein and calorie requirements may also benefit from taking Combat Black.

KEY INGREDIENTS IN COMBAT BLACK:
Whey protein isolate:

Whey protein isolates digest and absorb rapidly and are, gram for gram, the purest form of protein (90-98% pure protein).[1,2]

Whey protein concentrate:

Whey protein concentrate is the most common form of whey protein, a byproduct of cheese production.  Whey protein concentrate is the closest to whole food compared to other forms of protein and is 75-85% pure.[3]

Glutamine:

L-Glutamine has been found to support a healthy immune systems. Some suggest L-Glutamine helps with recovery.[4]

Creatine Monohydrate:

Creatine monohydrate is the purest form of creatine and serves as an immediate reserve for energy (ATP) during exercise.  It also supports an increased training capacity and muscle mass.[5]

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT):

Studies suggest replacing calories with MCTs without exceeding daily caloric requirements can result in a small, but significant, increase in the rate of fat loss over time.[6]

PRODUCT USAGE:

Mix 4 scoops (262g) of Combat Black Weight Gainer in 12-16 oz. of water and consume 1-3 times daily.  To increase your protein intake per serving and achieve a delicious milkshake taste, use skim or low fat milk.

REFERENCES:
  1. Chale, A., Cloutier, G. J., Hau, C., Phillips, E. M., Dallal, G. E., & Fielding, R. A. (2013). Efficacy of whey protein supplementation on resistance exercise-induced changes in lean mass, muscle strength, and physical function in mobility-limited older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 68(6), 682-690. doi: 10.1093/gerona/gls221
  2. Betts, J. A., Stokes, K. A., Toone, R. J., & Williams, C. (2013). Growth-hormone responses to consecutive exercise bouts with ingestion of carbohydrate plus protein. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab, 23(3), 259-270.
  3. Smith-Ryan, Abbie E., and Antonio, Jose: Sports Nutrition & Performance Enhancing Supplements.Ronkonkoma, NY: Linus Learning; 2013:35.
  4. Glutamine: University of Maryland Medical Center. 2011-05-24. 
  5. Thomas W Buford, Richard B Kreider, Jeffrey R Stout, Mike Greenwood, Bill Campbell, Marie Spano, Tim Ziegenfuss, Hector Lopez, Jamie Landis, Jose Antonio: International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: creatine supplementation and exercise. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2007, 4:6 (30 August 2007).
  6. Han, Jian Rong, et al. “Effects of dietary medium-chain triglyceride on weight loss and insulin sensitivity in a group of moderately overweight free-living type 2 diabetic Chinese subjects.” Metabolism 56.7 (2007): 985-991.

CREATINE BLACK

PRODUCT CATEGORY:

Pre-Workout, Post-Workout

SERIES:

Black Label

CREATINE BLACK SUMMARY:

This is next-level muscle and strength building Creatine Black. This all-in-one formula is loaded with the most advanced ingredients and built on real science to boost your workouts and fuel recovery. Take your performance to the next level. This game-changing creatine increases athletes’ ATP energy, strength and muscle growth, and helps generate greater power.

CREATINE BLACK BENEFITS:
  • No proprietary blends
  • 5 grams of creatine                                                   
  • 500mg of arginine
  • 50mg of Niagen NAD+
  • Aids strength and power, muscular endurance, muscle growth, and recovery
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM TAKING CREATINE BLACK:

Those who want a non-proprietary blend creatine supplement that increases strength, power, and lean mass while deriving the additional benefits of enhancing mitochondrial health and blood flow from NAD+ and arginine.

KEY INGREDIENTS IN CREATINE BLACK:
Creatine HCL:

A form of creatine that dissolves easier than creatine monohydrate.  This may lead to better absorption and lower dosages.  Creatine is the most effective and researched supplement today which has been shown to increase strength, power, lean mass, and performance.[1,2,3]

Creatine Monohydrate:

Creatine monohydrate is the purest form of creatine and serves as an immediate reserve for energy (ATP) during exercise.  It also supports an increased training capacity and muscle mass.{4}

BioPerine Black Pepper:

BioPerine significantly enhances the bioavailability of various supplement nutrients through increased absorption.[5]

Arginine:

L-Arginine supports blood flow to and from muscles. L-Arginine also triggers the body to make protein and has been studied for potential applications in healing wounds, bodybuilding, and preventing tissue wasting in people with critical illnesses.[6]

Niagen NAD+:

Niagen maintains and enhances mitochondrial health by boosting NAD+ levels and inducing creation of new mitochondria.

PRODUCT USAGE:

Mix 1 scoop of Creatine Black in 8-10oz. of water, juice or your favorite protein beverage and consume before, during, or after training.

REFERENCES:
  1. Greenhaff PL, et al: Effect of oral creatine supplementation on skeletal muscle phosphocreatine resynthesisAm J Physiol. (1994)
  2. Dempsey RL, Mazzone MF, Meurer LN: Does oral creatine supplementation improve strength? A meta-analysisJ Fam Pract. (2002)
  3. Thomas W Buford, Richard B Kreider, Jeffrey R Stout, Mike Greenwood, Bill Campbell, Marie Spano, Tim Ziegenfuss, Hector Lopez, Jamie Landis and Jose Antonio: International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: creatine supplementation and exercise
  4. Thomas W Buford, Richard B Kreider, Jeffrey R Stout, Mike Greenwood, Bill Campbell, Marie Spano, Tim Ziegenfuss, Hector Lopez, Jamie Landis, Jose Antonio: International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: creatine supplementation and exercise. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2007, 4:6 (30 August 2007).
  5. Johnson JJ, et al. Enhancing the bioavailability of resveratrol by combining it with piperine. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2011; 55(8):1169-76.
  6. Hamel FG, Upward JL, Siford GL, Duckworth WC. Inhibition of proteasome activity by selected amino acids. Metabolism. 2003; 52(7):810–814. 

OXYSPORT BLACK

PRODUCT CATEGORY:

Weight Loss, Fat Loss

SERIES

Black Label

OXYSPORT BLACK SUMMARY:

This is the next level in thermogenics and fat loss. A thermogenesis breakthrough, OxySport Black™ increases your body’s temperature while providing clean energy and focus. Utilizing innovative ingredients backed by real science, this is the first thermogenic built for athletes. OxySport Black allows your system to burn fat while maintaining that lean body you worked so hard for. This is a game changer for athletes’ fat loss. It gives you a safe and effective way to burn fat and maximize your potential.

OXYSPORT BLACK BENEFITS:
  • No proprietary blends
  • 450mg of sinetrol
  • 100mg of teacrine
  • 100mg of capsimax
  • Helps manage appetite
  • Supports a healthy metabolism
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM TAKING OXYSPORT BLACK:

Those interested in a non-proprietary blend weight/fat loss supplement with clinically proven, innovative ingredients.

KEY INGREDIENTS IN OXYSPORT BLACK:
L-Carnitine L-Tartrate:

Increases energy via the transport of fatty acids into muscle cellular mitochondria (uses fat for energy).[1]

Sinetrol:

A patented weight loss ingredient shown in clinical studies to encourage lipolysis (use fat for energy) while reducing abdominal fat, waist size, and hip size.[2]

Lipase:

Lipase aids in the digestion of fats and may be effective for weight loss due to reducing the caloric influence of excess food.[3]

PureEnergy:

A form of caffeine that lasts up to 8 times longer than normal caffeine, without the typical caffeine “crash.” Caffeine has been shown to increase energy and endurance, decrease fatigue, and improve focus.[4]

Capsimax:

Capsimax is a highly concentrated natural capsicum fruit and potent thermogenic that can aid in burning body fat.[5]

Teacrine:

Teacrine works with the body’s natural metabolic processes to deliver longer lasting energy, increased mental clarity and improve mood and motivation.[6]

PRODUCT USAGE:

Consume one serving (3 capsules) of OxySport Black with 8 oz of water twice daily.  Consume the first serving 30-45 minutes before breakfast and the second serving 30-45 minutes before lunch.  Do not consume within 6 hours before bed

REFERENCES:
  1. Broad EM1, Maughan RJ, Galloway SD. Carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism during exercise after oral carnitine supplementation in humans.
  2. Clinical study to assess the efficacy and safety of a citrus polyphenolic extract of red orange, grapefruit, and orange (Sinetrol-XPur) on weight management and metabolic parameters in healthy overweight individuals. Phytother Res. 2014 Feb;28(2):212-8. doi: 10.1002/ptr.4981
  3. Heck AM; Yanovski JA; Calis KA. Orlistat, a new lipase inhibitor for the management of obesity. Pharmacother. 2000 Mar;20(3):270-279.
  4. Erica R Goldstein, Tim Ziegenfuss, Doug Kalman, Richard Kreider, Bill Campbell,Colin Wilborn, Lem Taylor, Darryn Willoughby, Jeff Stout, B Sue Graves, Robert Wildman, John L Ivy, Marie Spano, Abbie E Smith and Jose Antonio: International society of sports nutrition position stand: caffeine and performance
  5. Bloomer RJCanale REShastri S, Suvarnapathki S: Effect of oral intake of capsaicinoid beadlets on catecholamine secretion and blood markers of lipolysis in healthy adults: a randomized, placebo controlled, double-blind, cross-over study.  Lipids Health Dis. 2010 Jul 15;9:72. doi: 10.1186/1476-511X-9-72.
  6. Habowski, S. M., Sandrock, J. E., Kedia, A. W., & Ziegenfuss, T. N. (2014). The effects of TeacrineTM, a nature-identical purine alkaloid, on subjective measures of cognitive function, psychometric and hemodynamic indices in healthy humans: a randomized, double-blinded crossover pilot trial. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition11(Suppl 1), P49.