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The Pre-workout Muscle Volumizing Stack!
...Up The Volume!
Animal Pump by Universal Nutrition is built on the proven foundation of creatine. It's a no bull, high octane performance supplement designed to help you blast through plateaus and preconceived limitations. There's no feeling like it anywhere... The "pump".
Skin splitting muscle pumps
It's the sensation that has the dedicated among us coming back to the gym day after day, year after year. Yeah, admit it--it's an addiction. But the pump is much more than a feeling, a fleeting rush...
The pump is essential in our sport, for it signals the start of new muscle growth. With each pump-inducing rep, nutrient-rich blood floods the working muscle cells, engorging them. This process of "cell volumization" kick starts the muscle building process.
For serious lifters and creatine non-responders
Utilizing a unique, advanced matrix of the most cutting-edge forms of creatine, we created Animal Pump for the serious lifter, for traditional creatine non-responders and for those who hate the dreaded creatine "bloat".
Convenient and comprehensive
From top to bottom, Animal Pump is complete and comprehensive - you get everything you need, precisely dosed in a single convenient "pack".
So gone are the days of taking 3 or 4 different products together. You don't have to figure out what to mix with what, or spend an arm and a leg on buying several supplements. Just a pack of Pump a day and you're good to go. How can it be any easier to make gains? Animal Pump. Simple. Complete. Effective.
The strongest effect will be achieved when used on an empty stomach, 30 minutes before training. In order to maintain high sensitivity to the product’s effects for longer, you should take several days breaks in the application. It is inadvisable to use in the evening hours because of the possibility of sleep problems.
Universal is a well known among bodybuilders manufacturer of nutritional supplements and diet supplements. The company offers a wide range of amino-acid supplements, vitamin and mineral supplements complexes, energy bars, protein supplements, gainers, recovery supplements and supplements supporting fat burning and muscle building.
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|per 1 sachet||amount||%DV|
|Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)||60 mg||100%|
|Selenium (as Sodium Selenate)||100 mcg||143%|
|Foundational Creatine Matrix with Creapure & Creatine MagnaPower||3000 mg||*|
|Tricreatine Matrix [TCM] (creatine Gluconate|
|Magnesium Creatine Chelate|
|NO Blast Complex with Carnosyn||2000 mg||*|
|Pine Bark Extract|
|Energy Rush Complex:Methylxanthine Complex (Caffeine, Kola Nut Seed Powder, Guarana Seed Powder)||500 mg||*|
|Antioxidant Complex||700 mg||*|
|Grapeseed Extract (Polyphenols)|
|Green Tea Extract (Leaf) (EGCG)|
|Coffe Bean Extract|
|Pump Transport Complex:Taurine, Ginger Root Extract (Gingerols, Cinnamon Bark Extract, Fenugreek Seed Extract (4-Hydroxyisoleucine), Piper Nigrum Fruit Extract||1000 mg||*|
Dicalcium Phosphate, gelatin, Methylxanthine Complex (caffeine, kola nut seed powder, and guarana seed powder), microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, evodiae root extract, FD&C Yellow #5, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1, pharmaceutical glaze
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) it is a vitamin soluble in body fluids, can be taken from foods (fruits and vegetables), or as drug derived synthetically. The largest of its resources can be found in broccoli, Brussels sprout, kale, black currant fruit and hawthorn, citrus fruits, tomatoes, Savoy cabbage, potatoes. In fact, intake of vitamin C of the food products does not limit the absorbed quantity. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a potent antioxidant, it is an antitoxic, increasing the immune system due to the elimination of risk of bacterial contamination. Vitamin C prevents rupture of blood vessels, affects the blood cholesterol level. It substantially increases the absorption of iron. Inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Lowers stress levels.
Vitamin C deficiency causes abnormal development of connective tissue, cracking capillaries, abnormal calcification of bone tissue, impaired absorption of iron, scorbutus. With the lack of vitamin C, all kinds of injuries do not heal up properly. Vitamin C deficiency can be caused by smoking; each cigarette is destroying up to 100 mg of vitamin C.
Dosage: The demand is 60-80 mg daily. It does not limit the ability to consume higher doses. Some side effects may occur only with longer taking of synthetic vitamin C.
Ascorbic acid – vitamin C. Its biologically active form is the L-isomer, which negatively rotates the polarised light, so that it is a dextroisomer (laevorotatory vitamin C does not exist). It is a strong antioxidant; it reduces the amounts of free radicals, which reduces oxidative stress, a factor leading to cell apoptosis, which is why it is indicated to be a cause for premature ageing.
It supports the immune system functions and increases body system immunity. It is an essential element of the collagen synthesis path, which is why it positively affects the condition of connective tissue. Hence, it promotes also wound healing and increases the durability of capillary vessel. It is involved in transformations of tyrosine and carnitine as well as of some nutrients, so that it affects metabolism. It can also have an impact on the nervous system functions, as it reduces mental fatigue.
Higher supply of vitamin C is especially recommended in the periods of more intensive body system burden, after infections and in order to accelerate regeneration. The indications for increased supply of the vitamin are also hard physical work or intensive trainings.
Magnesium (element from the group of alkaline earth metals, atomic no. 12, a chemical symbol - Mg), one of the most important health microelements, participates in the synthesis process of the disintegration of high energy compounds and processes of transformation of hydrocarbons and fats. It affects the dilation of blood vessels and lower blood pressure, prevents hypercoagulable state. Shortages affect cardiac arrhythmias, malignant muscle cramps, insomnia and anxiety. It is a component of many dietary supplements and found in foods such as whole grain bread, legumes, buckwheat, rice, fish, meat, as well as chocolate, cocoa and nuts.
Dosage of 100 - 500 mg / day
Selenium (element, chemical symbol Se, atomic no. 34, from chalcogenide, it is present in several allotropic forms). It is supplied the body with food in the form of seleno-amino acids (selenomethionine - gathering supplies, and selenocysteine – a component of glutathione peroxidase, deiodinase and seleno-proteins). Regulates the functioning of the thyroid gland. It affects the growth and development, including sexual development (by increasing production and sperm motility). It affects the flexibility of the tissue, removes some of the toxins from the body and destroys cancer cells and reduces the severity of menopause in women. Natural products containing selenium are seafood (sea fish, oysters, bladderwrack) and vegetable products (broccoli, onions, wheat germ, bran, tomatoes) and animal products (poultry, eggs). It is also included in the composition of vitamin-mineral and mineral supplements. Selenium supplementation is recommended as a dietary supplement of active people having diet poor in this element, and as a factor increasing the body's immunity.
Selenium deficiency increases the risk of developing cancer and heart disease. Symptoms of selenium deficiency are: cardiomyopathy, growth stoppage, disorders of detoxification processes which may lead to damage to the kidneys and liver.
An excess of selenium can lead to selenosis (the disease, the symptoms are: loss of hair, nail cracks, lesions).
daily demand of selenium for pregnant women 65 mcg; nursing mothers 75 mcg; men 7 mcg.
Sodium is an important component of the intracellular fluids, and is a regulator of acid-base balance. Along with potassium affects the proper of growth and provides the proper functioning of muscles and nerves. The source of acquisition is table salt (NaCl) and bladderwrack, shellfish, bacon, beef, and of plant beets and carrots. People on salt-free diet should avoid, among others, spicy sauces and smoked meats and sausages.
Sodium deficiency is very rare, at heaving sweating after a long effort (e.g. in the marathon).
Excess sodium increases blood pressure (especially for the elderly), edema and increased thirst. Exceeding the daily dose of 14g a day can cause poisoning.
Creatine (β-methylguanidoacetic acid) is an endogenous substance, synthesized from the acids present in liver and kidney (L-arginine, L-glycine and L-methionine) and consumption of meat. Its action ensures an adenosine triphosphate (ATP) level, which is an energy carrier, increases the hydration of cells and muscle glycogen stores. In the sports supplementation creatine is stored in the muscles, which improves energy management, exercise capacity and quick recovery and muscle growth. It has the ergogenic, anabolic and anti-catabolic potential.
Creatine is one of the high-performance substances used in competitive sports, with a reputation confirmed by scientific research. In the form of mono-preparation supplements such as creatine ester, creatine malate, creatine monohydrate, and the multi-component supplements (both various forms of creatine, as well as other substances, precursors of nitric oxide, the BCAA type amino acids). Supplements containing creatine available for purchase at www.muscle-zone.pl
Dosage: depending on the form of preparation, the type of exercise and weight, normally one of the following models of creatine dosage is used:
- cyclic supplementation: 5 - 10g per day in 1 - 3 portions a day, 2 - 5 g per dose. Cycle time approx. 4 - 12 weeks
- cyclic supplementation with saturated phase: first 5 - 7 days 20 - 30g per day on Day 4 - 6 doses 4 - 6g per serving, then the maintenance phase 2 - 10g per day in divided doses. Cycle time approx. 4 - 8 weeks
- constant supplementation: 0.03 - 0.05 g per kg body weight for an extended period of time.
Magnesium creatine chelate is patented by Albion. The special formulation enables to connect a single molecule of magnesium and creatine which allows the use of the phenomenon of synergism both intensifying muscle function, as well as medically enhancing simultaneously action of the two components, as magnesium and creatine, are involved in the cells processes of energy by increasing the efficiency of metabolism. The use of creatine chelate enhances the body's exercise capacity (strength and endurance). It speeds up the growth of muscle tissue. Recommended for strength athletes, during intense workouts, because it improves the process of muscle regeneration after workout. Available in the form of mono-preparation and as a component of creatine stacks.
Long Chain Glucose Polymers - long chain glucose polymers (such as starc)], maltodextrins, undigested remnants of cellulose and hemicellulose, characterized by a high molecular weight, higher etch (from monosaccharides [glucose]) and not causing disorders of the digestive tract, are less sweet and have worse solubility in water. The components of the starch is amylopectin and amylose, soaked in water to swell (but do not dissolve in water) at elevated temperatures to adopt the texture of the sol and at high concentrations of gel. maltodextrins, complex carbohydrates derived from starch by enzymatic depolymerization, have a high and fast assimilation (comparable to the assimilation of glucose.) used to supplement the diet of carbohydrate, available at www.muscle-zone.pl.
Dosage: depending on individual needs.
CarnoSyn® is a patented, highly bioavailable form of beta-alanine, designed by Natural Alternatives International (NAI). Its effectiveness has been confirmed by numerous clinical tests. To date, more than 55 independently reviewed studies on the CarnoSyn® properties have been published. CarnoSyn® Beta-alanine is found in advanced, multi-component peri-training formulas, but it can also be purchased as a mono-preparation.
The active ingredient of CarnoSyn® is beta-alanine. This amino acid is used in the body mainly for the production of carnosine, which is responsible for buffering of the drop in pH, associated with the formation of lactic acid in muscle cells during physical exertion. The increased level of carnosine results in better tolerance to effort and growth of muscle strength and endurance, which delays fatigue and prolongs the ability to continue exercise.
Dosage: as to ensure the optimal effect of CarnoSyn®, NAI recommends using 3.2g of the product per day for a minimum period of 4 weeks (the so-called loading phase). In addition, the manufacturer suggests dividing this dose into two portions, (1.6 g each), which helps to avoid the symptoms of paresthesia that sometimes occur following administration of beta-alanine.
L-glutamine - amino acid building endogenous proteins, glutamic acid amide. In the human body it is responsible for the synthesis of proteins, acid-base balance and removing ammonia outside of the organism. With the shortage of energy taken from the muscle tissue, glutamine with alanine participate in the process of gluconeogenesis, and participate in the production of glucose substrate. L-glutamine has a direct impact on the proper functioning of the digestive system and immunity of the organism. Participates in the synthesis of one of the most powerful antioxidant - glutathione. It has anti-catabolic potential. It is found naturally in foods of animal and vegetable origin and high protein supplements. Used as mono-preparation or multi-component amino-acid supplements and supplements enhancing biological recovery after exercises, often in combination with BCAA.
Dosage: 5-20 g per day (portioned during the day, and after training and waking up). The minimum dose used in supplementation is 2-15g per 1 serving.
Arginine is an exogenous amino acid, it is a component of dietary proteins, not always synthesized in the human body in necessary quantity, so it is necessary to deliver it in the form of synthetics. It takes part in the biosynthesis agmatine, creatine and nitrogen oxides. The use of supplements containing arginine before workout increases the exercise capacity (strength, endurance). Used after considerable effort intensifies the transfer of energy and building compounds and intensifies the process of recovery. Used at bedtime in combination with lysine and ornithine enhances the synthesis of growth hormone. takes part in the intrasystemic synthesis of creatine. Arginine (as a precursor of ornithine) is involved in the urea cycle, increases the flow of blood in the circulatory system, increases sexual potency (in a short time after application). It affects the body's immunity preventing infections, and lowers blood pressure. In supplements – usually as alpha-ketoglutarate.
Glucuronolactone (D-glucuronolactone-3, 6-lactone; DGL) - a metabolite of glucose occuring in foods, with the thermogenic and detoxification potential, protecting the liver, affecting the proper functioning of the locomotor system. With the datoxification potential neutralizes toxins and helps to remove waste products of the body. Supports the exercise capacity. In the sports supplementation it is an ingredient of energy drinks, a component of pre- and post-workout preparations and creatine stacks. Information about the negative health effects of the use of glucuronolactone, in the light of the security certificate issued by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), seem to be greatly exaggerated. Preparations and energy drinks.
Dosage: Usually in sports supplementation of 1-3 g per day.
Beta-alanine (β-alanine) is a β-amino acid (the same group to which the I-alanine belongs, but with different chemistries). In combination with histidine, it forms β-alanyl-L-histidine (carnosine) - a antioxidant, chelating and buffering compound. Carnosine reduces the level of hydrogen ions in the cell and allows to extend the physical performance and endurance, it affects biological recovery after exercise. Beta-alanine is available in the form of single component and advanced amino-acid supplements, creatine stacks and nitrogen boosters.
Energy Rush Complex - contains a selected set of components that stimulate the body to activity, increase motivation and concentration. The components of the complex are caffeine (acting as a stimulant) and vinpocetine (which is nootropic), the quantity of individual components is information reserved by the manufacturer. The use of the complex allows for the possibility of increasing exercise (strength, endurance), improves the metabolism of oxygen and comfort of the training, reduces the sensation of pain associated with excessive training load and allows for faster regeneration of the body after workout. There are some contraindications to use complex, adversely affects the well-being and health of patients neurological and psychiatric receiving treatment and also rises artretic pressure. The use before sleep can cause difficulty in sleeping and irritation and anxiety.
Caffeine (1,3,7-trimethylxanthine, 1-methylotheobromine) is a purine alkaloid occurring in the natural state in plants (Coffea arabica, Camelia sinensis, Paulinia cupana, Ilex paraguariensis), which acts as a natural pesticide, acting toxic to insects. Peculiar smell and taste also deters herbivores. Caffeine in the body inhibits the adenosine receptors in the brain, fighting fatigue and allowing for action activation. It has a beneficial effect on the metabolism of oxygen, which increases the exercise capacity (strength and endurance) and rapid post-workout recovery. In the sports supplementation, caffeine is used as a stimulant nervous system. It has the thermogenic potential and in combination with other substances (e.g. Polyphenols, both occurring in coffee beans, such as cocoa beans, tea leaves and mate) can effectively participate in the reduction of body fat. It is included in many dietary stimulants (creatine stacks, no-boosters, beverages). It is a component of fat burners. It is also in the form of mono-preparation supplements.
Dosage: 100-600 mg per day. Due to the long release of activity should not be used in the evening, before sleep.
Kola nut (kola nut) fruit of an evergreen tree in the malvaceae family (Cola acuminata) grows in subtropical forests of West Africa. Kola nut is most recognizable as a flavour component in beverages "cola". Kola nuts are a source of bioactive compounds (phenols, flavonoids, caffeine, theobromine and theophylline). They act on the central nervous system by removing the signs of fatigue, increase diuretic, in sports supplementation they are components of the pre-workout products (creatine stacks and no-boosters) and the components of fat burners. Caution is advised in the use with the following diseases: hypertensive and neurological diseases, due to the high levels of caffeine, which can cause pressure rise, and when eating in the evening insomnia.
Dosage is calculated on the amount of caffeine in the extract.
Antioxidant Complex is a complex of plant origin components and synthetics. Selection components provides a reduction of the effects of the hypoxic brain stress (enhancing neutralization of free radicals). Plant origin ingredients include grape seed extract, delivering proanthocyanidins and green tea, rich in natural polyphenols. Synthetic ingredients are: alpha-lipoic acid and cysteine. Strong antioxidants improve metabolism, accelerates the biological regeneration and increase the body's immunity. It is a trade mark complex, it means that only components of the complex are known, and the percentage composition is a reserved by the manufacturer information, patented.
Antioxidant Complex co-creates the formula of Napalm – the pre-workout supplement of Fitness Authority.
Cysteine belongs to the group of essential amino acids, synthesized by the body, involved in detoxification of the body. The combination of L-cysteine with glutamine and glycine is involved in the synthesis of glutathione (a powerful antioxidant) and the proteins, enzymes and co-enzymes. Present in the protein product, in smaller amounts in corn and peanuts. The source of the acquisition are also concentrates and whey protein isolates, and preparations containing mixtures of amino acids. Not in the form mono-preparations. It is a component of detoxification, supporting the work of the liver supplements and in supplements improving the cosmetics of the body, usually in the form of L-cystine (two connected cysteine particles) or in the form of NAC.
Dosage: the usual supplementation: 50-500 mg per day.
Green tea extract is a concentrate that contains biologically active compounds: polyphenols (e.g. catechin, in the form of EGCG - epigallocatechin gallate), having antioxidant properties and a small thermogenic potential, modifies the action of testosterone metabolites, DTH. Green tea extract is an ingredient of many sports supplements containing fat burners, having pro-health and vitaminizing effect; also for those with low physical activity as an antioxidant and slimming supplement. Available either as mono-preparations, ready drinks, and above all as an extract.
Dosage: 200-500 mg per day (depending of the content of other active bio-components).
EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) - a compound occurring naturally in the leaves of green tea and sage nutmeg. Powerful antioxidant resulting in removing free radicals out of your body. It has the thermogenic potential (enhanced when combined with other substances including caffeine, capsaicin, etc.), allowing a faster fat reduction. Affects preventively in the side effects of the glandular hypertrophy (prostate) and male pattern baldness. Recommended for those who are active physically and professionally, for the maintenance of body composition and body aesthetics. It is a component of fat burners, allowing for faster slimming.
Dosage: 50-500 mg per day.
Pump Transport Complex, the proprietary formula, contains taurine (protein amino acid containing sulphur, affecting significantly the content of calcium in the cells and stabilizing the water and electrolyte balance, and maintaining acid-base balance, involved in the synthesis of bile acids, acts as a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator and is insulin-mimetic improving insulin metabolism, responsible for transport of nutrients (such as amino acids, glucose, creatine) to the cells and muscle tissue., 4-Hydroxyisoleucine used for the transport of amino acids, glucose (reducing its availability to fat cells) and creatine to muscle cells, increasing muscle anabolism, affecting in the aesthetics of the figure and the reduction of adipose tissue, extract of ginger root, herbal material valued in supplementation due to the actions: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, lowering blood pressure and delaying the oxidation of LDL cholesterol; the thermogenic properties and an extract of black pepper (piperine , improving the bioavailability of the remaining ingredients). Pump Transport Complex is available at www.muscle-zone.pl.
Taurine – non-protein amino acid containing sulphur, which is synthesized in the body from methionine and cysteine, present in sufficient amount in human or animal body (in the brain, heart and skeletal), although in some cases must be supplemented. Significantly affects the calcium content in the cells and stabilizes the water and electrolyte balance and maintains acid-base balance. Takes part in the synthesis of bile acids. In the body acts as a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator. It is an insulin-mimetic improving insulin metabolism, responsible for transport of nutrients (such as amino acids, glucose, creatine) to the cells and muscle tissue. These properties determine that it is a valued mono-preparation supplement and valuable addition to creatine and amino acid supplements, recommended for psycho-pchysically active people and athletes and other competitive sportsmen in pre- and post-workout periods.
Dosage: 3 grams per day.
Ginger root extract is an extract of ginger - plants occurring in tropical Asia and Australia, the Zingiberaceae famly, (in Zingiberaceae are also turmeric and cardamom which are just as ginger a valuable kitchen spice). Characterized by a high content of gingerols (phenylpropane derivatives), acting inflammatory, diaphoretic, warming, antioxidant reducing oxidation of LDL cholesterol and the deposition of atherosclerotic plaque on the walls of blood vessels. It is used in the reducing body fat supplements. In combination with glucosamine and curcumin it affects the regeneration of joints, treatment of musculoskeletal system injury and regeneration. In the sports supplementation pro-health and thermogenic potential of ginger root is used.
Dosage: 50-200 mg per day.
Gingerols - contained in the ginger rhizome active ingredients are derivatives of phenylpropane. Anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, warming and regulating the digestive system and digestive tract. They are an antioxidant that reduces oxidation of LDL cholesterol and the building-up of atherosclerotic plaques, lower blood pressure. They also are used in the supplements for the reduction of body fat. When combined with glucosamine, chondroitin and curcumin allow for the regeneration of joints. In the In the sports supplementation they are used for their anti-inflammatory potential, facilitating treatment and rehabilitation after injuries of motoric organs.
Dosage: 10-20 mg per day.
Fenugreek (Trigonella forenum) - is a herbaceous plant of the family Fabaceae. Fenugreek seeds (semen foenugraeci) reduce the level of sugar through the action of 4-hydroxyisoleucine and cholesterol in the blood. They are a stimulant of milk production, when used – production of milk increases ninefold. It is a source of diosgenin, gitogenin, yamogenien and tigogenin steroid glycosides (saponins). They can be applied internally (are protecting and anti-inflammation on the mucous membrane of the digestive system) and externally (in the inflammatory skin diseases: boils, eczema, abscesses and peptic ulcer disease).
In the sports supplementation it is used as a source of steroid glycosides (saponin) to increase testosterone levels. Available in the form of mono-preparation supplements and numerous supplements.
Dosage: In the sports supplementation: 200-1000 mg of extract per day (once, or in two doses).
4-hydroxyisoleucine is an amino acid gained from fenugreek seeds having an activity of insulin, the anabolic hormone which is involved in the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Acting on beta-cells of the pancreas, it increases insulin secretion, making the muscle tissue more sensitive for its action, thus preventing insulin resistance and shows anti-diabetes action. Insulin is a major anabolic hormone taking an active part in the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. This anabolic potential is used in training and practising competitive sports.
The sports supplementation 4-hydroxyisoleucine is used for the transport of amino acids, glucose (reducing its availability to fat cells) and creatine into the muscle cells. Increases muscle anabolism influencing the aesthetics of the silhouette and fat reduction.
Dosage: Doses commonly used in supplementation: 50-300 mg per day with meals containing carbohydrates and / or creatine
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