There is a niche movement that is catching hold – the desire for a stimulant-free pre-workout. There are some great reasons why some people don’t want their pre-workout supplements to contain stimulants:
- not everyone works-out during the day and stimulants inhibit a good night’s sleep
- sensitivities to caffeine and other stimulants
- desire to stack a pre-workout with other supplements that already contain stimulants
The science behind a Vaso Blast Non-Stim Pre focuses on the vascular system instead of the central nervous system. In other words, we focus on maximizing blood flow to deliver oxygen and nutrients to your muscles.
We looked closely at the physiology including all the processes that take place to achieve maximum blood flow, and we designed a product to powerfully execute them. The three key processes are: dilate the blood vessels, maximize the nitric oxide conversion, and hold off vasoconstriction. Our 3-prong approach tackles these processes head-on. The result is a product that is a game-changer.
STEP 1 – OPEN THE PIPES
Grapeseed Extract – Relaxes blood vessels which leads to increased diameter or width of the vessels, which mean more blood flow. GSE has also been shown to help “protect” the NO and the eNOS enzyme from shutting down due to oxidative stress metabolites that can accumulate1 & 2. On its own, GSE will not be able to do the entire job, but its role in this process is important and is Step #1!
STEP 2 – PUMP UP THE NITRIC OXIDE
Arginine Nitrate – Older NO products never really panned out because the delivery system wasn’t optimal. Arginine nitrate solves that problem by also providing a vehicle to deliver nitrate, which itself is enzymatically reduced or converted to nitrite and then finally to actual NO! We deliver arginine in a way such that it is converted to Nitric Oxide with two distinct precursors, and not degraded before it does its job.
Citrulline – We add time-tested Citrulline to compliment the Arginine Nitrate. These two together will leave no doubt that the “pump is primed” and process of vasodilation is maxed out!
STEP 3 – KEEP THE PIPES OPEN
VasoDrive-AP®- Granite Supplements was first to bring this novel ingredient to the industry years ago. Your body produces a chemical (Angiotensin II) that will cause vasoconstriction as a means to get everything back to “normal”. We aren’t ready for normal yet though. VasoDrive-AP® acts as an ACE inhibitor which prevents that Angiotensin II chemical from building up and “closing the pipes3“. VasoDrive-AP® has side-benefits for augmenting insulin sensitivity and muscle recovery from training stressors. The result is longer lasting and more sustained pump!
Vaso Blast is all about the pump!
A normal serving is 2 scoops with 12-16 ounces of water. However, because there are no stimulants or nootropics, it’s a great booster for other workout supplements such as Intra-Carb and EAAs. Just add 1-2 scoops of VasoBlast to your workout supplement to customize your stack.
(1) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20513234/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29683391/
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[ii] Sano J, et al. J Med Food 2005;8(4):423–30.
[iii] Ishida Y, et al. Japanese Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 2007;35(12):1249-60.
[iv] Nakamura T, et al. Atherosclerosis. 2011 ;219(1):298-303.