AMPED Product Usage For Optimal Nutrient Timing
Poor nutritional choices can turn a champion into a mediocre athlete, particularly when key time-dependent opportunities are missed. Beyond making the right dietary choices athletes need to be mindful of nutrient timing–delivering the right nutrients at the right time.
AMPED™ provides athletes the opportunity to get this right like never before. Whether you are an athlete in the peak of your career, a weekend warrior who is serious about your training and performance, or looking to take your game to the next level, the right combination and timing of the AMPED products can make a significant difference to how you show up and back up after a training session or event.
When to take it: 2-24 hours prior to exercise; consistent daily use appears to be most effective.
Key Ingredients: Nitrates from fruit and vegetable extracts (beetroot, spinach and celery), polyphenols from grape, cherry and pomegranate.
How it works: Taken before a workout, AMPED NOx contains fruit and vegetable extracts designed to support nitric oxide production and support blood flow. Nitric oxide helps blood vessels function normally during exercise. This increases the delivery of vital nutrients and oxygen to working muscles and helps delay fatigue. The result of proper nitric oxide production is enhanced muscle efficiency so that you can train harder for longer.
Best for: athletes or anyone looking to improve performance and stamina during high-intensity exercise It also appears that athletes training or competing at altitude (a low oxygen environment) may have particularly good responses to nitrate supplementation (1).
Maximum dose: 2 shots per day
When to take it: 15-30 minutes prior to exercise.
Key Ingredients: Creatine monohydrate, pomegranate fruit extract, L-carnitine.
How it works: Supplementing with creatine can support resting levels of creatine phosphate in muscle cells. Creatine phosphate can help to recover energy (ATP – adenosine triphosphate) during rest phases of high-intensity exercise.
Best for: Athletes and anyone looking to increase strength during workouts. Specifically, those individuals undertaking resistance training programs to increase lean muscle mass; those participating in sports with repeated brief, high intensity efforts with short recovery periods (e.g. throwers, sprinters, weight lifters); also, those participating in sports with intermittent work patterns (e.g. team sports, racquet sports).
Maximum dose: Take up to 2 scoops per day.
When to take it: Immediately after exercise; it can also be taken during exercise to promote nutrient availability in the post-exercise period.
Key Ingredients: BCAAs (Branched-chain amino acids, which include leucine, isoleucine and valine), L-carnitine.
How it works: BCAAs, leucine in particular, are key essential amino acids that stimulate muscle protein synthesis – the repair and growth of new muscle tissue – while isoleucine and valine stimulate nutrient uptake by cells. When combined, these BCAAs provide better post-workout recovery. AMPED Recover features a blend of branched-chain amino acids and L-carnitine to support muscle maintenance and rebuilding after exercise. Consume after exercise or combine with water and/or sip during exercise to support muscles and reduce fatigue.
Best for: Any athlete or individual seeking to optimise their recovery after exercise.
Maximum dose: Take up to 2 scoops per day.
When to take it: Before, during and/or after exercise.
Key Ingredients: carbohydrate, electrolytes, vitamins.
How it works: The body loses vitamins, electrolytes and water during exercise. Proper hydration is extremely important to recovery when exercise is intense or long. Replenishing fluid, carbohydrates, and electrolytes before, during and after exercise can improve performance (when training in a well-hydrated state), stimulate thirst (leading to better hydration practices) and even support recovery (better hydration = better blood flow = optimal recovery) (2).
Best for: Any moderate- to high-intensity exercise where sweat losses may impact hydration levels
Maximum dose: Take two sticks (four servings) per day.
e+ Energy Shot
When to take it: Take 10-15 minutes before a training session or event.
Key Ingredients: Plant-based caffeine from green tea and yerba mate, plus natural adaptogens that help your body adapt to stress and keep you performing at your best.
How it works: Relatively small, specific doses of caffeine have been well-documented to improve cognitive effects during exercise by altering the perception of fatigue (3). With a precise dose of caffeine, in addition to an innovative formula of natural botanicals designed to support stamina and focus, e+ shot delivers a boost of mental clarity and endurance without the ‘jitters’ that may come from larger and/or unknown doses of caffeine.
Best for: Any athlete or individual looking to improve their endurance, power, strength and delay the time to fatigue. May also help to improve visual acuity of certain precision-based sports like golf or where reaction time is crucial.
Maximum dose: Take up to two e+ shots per day.
Suggested AMPED Performance Protocol
AMPED NOx 2 hours prior
AMPED Power 15-30 minutesprior
e+ shot 10 minutes prior
AMPED Hydrate (with/without 1 scoop AMPED Recover)
AMPED Recover 5-10 minutes post
IsaLean/IsaLean PRO 15-30 minutes post
Note: The statements appearing in this article have not been evaluated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
- Vanhatalo A. et al. Dietary nitrate reduces muscle metabolic perturbation and improves exercise tolerance in hypoxia. J Physiol. 2011. 589 (22): 5517–5528.
- Murray B. Hydration and Physical Performance. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2007; 26 (5): 542S-548S.
- Seifert JG, Connor DA. The influence of commercial energy shots on response time and power output in recreational cyclists. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2014: 11: 56