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BioTech Black Blood CAF+ is a strong pre-workout supplement with an increased caffeine content. It does not contain creatine, so it is a good choice for people whose creatine supplementation goes in cycles. It maximises physical capacity, causes high excitation, and stimulates nervous system functions.
The supplement contains high-quality active components characterised by high efficiency. It is free of fillers whose activity has not been confirmed or strongly stimulating and dangerous substances. The preparation contains:
Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate (AAKG) – a salt of alpha-ketoglutaric acid and arginine. It is the most bioavailable form of arginine. Supplementation of the compound mainly affects the functioning of the cardiovascular system. By stimulating the endogenous production of nitric oxide, it dilates the lumen of blood vessels, that way increasing blood flow. It helps to increase the amount of nutrients that are transported to peripheral tissues. During physical effort, the part that benefits from it the most are skeletal muscles. Increased blood flow to muscle tissue causes the sensation commonly referred to as “the muscle pump”. Thanks to that, exercise capacity can be increased, the feeling of tiredness is experienced later, and regenerative processes are more efficient.
Citrulline malate – a substance used commonly along with AAKG because of their synergic activity. Together, they maximise nitric oxide synthesis, increasing tissue nourishment by improving blood flow. It has the ability to reduce delayed onset muscle soreness, commonly just called muscle sores. It is also important that the compound contains an acid radical. Malic acid participates in the energy metabolism of cells, increasing their efficacy.
Beta-alanine – in many people, it causes the sensation of slight stinging. However, it is not a symptom of intolerance and does not constitute a contraindication for using it. The main mechanism of beta-alanine’s activity is connected with its metabolism in the organism. It is a carnosine precursor, so an increased beta-alanine supply leads to the stimulation of the synthesis of the compound. It plays the role of a buffer in the acid-base environment and prevents the acidification of tissues. When it comes to physical activity, it prevents the negative effect of lactic acid on muscles, allowing their more effective functioning and delaying tiredness. Normalised pH is also beneficial for regenerative processes.
Caffeine – a popular stimulant, used most commonly in the form of coffee and yerba mate. In order to maximise its efficacy, two forms of caffeine were used in the preparation: caffeine anhydrous and a black tea extract. It affects the human organism in two ways. First of all, it is an adenosine receptor antagonist. It means that it binds with the receptors easily but does not stimulate them. That way it prevents adenosine molecules, which serve as a tiredness signal for the body, from binding with their receptors. The other mechanism of caffeine is based on its capability of competitive cAMP-phosphodiesterase inhibition. CAMP-phosphodiesterase is a compound that causes the conversion of cAMP to its biologically inactive and non-cyclic form. Maintaining the activity of cAMP enhances the functioning of the hormones that stimulate the functioning of the organism. Moreover, the products of caffeine metabolism help to reduce adipose tissue and increase the transport of oxygen and nutrients to the brain and muscles.
ZMB Complex – a combination of zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B6, which are used commonly because of the strong synergic activity of the minerals. Using the substances in the right proportions works as a stimulator of sex hormone secretion, that way increasing free testosterone levels in the blood. The complex of minerals is also appreciated for their ability to normalise the state of emotional excitement, which supports the organism’s regeneration at night in times of intensified training.
Niacin – vitamin B3, it has a significant effect on the functioning of the nervous system. It regulates impulse transmission between neurons, prevents mood swings and mental disorders. It also exhibits the ability to regulate the lipid profile. Its efficacy in this respect is so high that it is more and more often considered an effective form of cholesterol therapy. It also participates in the production of erythrocytes and dilates blood vessels.
To sum up, BioTech Black Blood CAF+ is a strong pre-workout supplement based on the most efficient active substances whose high quality is guaranteed by a renowned producer. Its activity will prove particularly helpful for demanding athletes who are looking for a strong creatine-free stimulant that will increase their capacity during training.
If at some point you want to increase the portion of a supplement, you should pay attention to the high content of caffeine in the product – as much as 400 mg in the recommended dose. Higher doses of the preparation are only allowed in the case of advanced athletes who know the reaction of their organisms to stimulants well and have high resistance to them.
Also, because of its high stimulant potential, the supplement should not be used in the evening because of the risk of problems with falling asleep.
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|Of which saturates||0g||0%|
|Of which sugars||0,36g||0,4%|
|Citrulline Malate (1:1)||2100mg||-|
|AAKG (L-arginine alpha ketoglutarate)||2100mg||-|
|from caffeine anhydrous||383mg||-|
|from black tea extract||17mg||-|
Flavours, acidity regulators (potassium tartrates, sodium hydrogen carbonate), stabiliser (xanthan gum), sweeteners (sucralose, steviol glycosides, acesulfame-K), anti-caking agent (silicon dioxide), anti-foaming agents (sodium phosphates, dimethyl polysiloxane), colour (Brilliant black PN)
The energy value is determined by the chemical composition of the food product, by means of the so-called. physiological equivalents energy., determining the value of metabolic energy contained in 1 g of the component. Most commonly used is the equivalent of Atwater: protein 4 kcal/g for carbohydrates 4kcal/g, and for fat 9kcal/g.
Fat is an essential nutrient plant and animal organisms. Because of the nutritional value and composition of fats are divided into: saturated (mono-saturated and multi-saturated fatty acids) and unsaturated fatty acids (including essential fatty acids - EFA). The group of lipids include lipids (triacylglycerols, waxes), complex fats (glycolipids, phospholipids), sterols and isoprenoids. Saturated fatty acids is a group of fatty acids having different carbon chain lengths, in which except for the carboxyl group, each of the carbon atoms is bound by a single bond. May adversely affect the lipid profile, so they can be used in limited quantities. Fats are a concentrated source of energy, with different flavours, facilitating the consumption and swallowing of food. They have building functions (part of cell membranes and co-create the white matter of the brain). EFAs are precursors of tissue hormones and biologically active compounds. The unsaturated fatty acids include fatty acids from the group Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 (the last digit indicates, on which, counting of the end of the chain, there is a double bond in the appropriate carbon chain. The essential fatty acids include: acids, medium-Omega-3 [n-3 ] included in EFAs [essential fatty acids], and long chain (eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA] and docosahexaenoic acid [DHA]) Omega-6 and Omega-9. the number indicates that the last double bond in the carbon chain is on the third from the end carbon atom. The acids from the omega 3 group are essential components of cell membranes, they are precursors of eicosanoids and biological activators. They must be combined with ingestion in suitable proportions of Omega-6 acids.
Dosage: Depending on demand and applied diet. It is generally accepted that fats should constitute 20-30% of the energy (calorie) of meals daily.
Saturated fatty acids are a group of fatty acid having different carbon chain lengths, in which except for the carboxyl group, each of the carbon atoms is linked by a single bond. Saturated fatty acids are commonly known as bad fat, which might adversely affect the cholesterol level, in particular by the action of acids: lauric, myristic, palmitic, and therefore their consumption should be reduced. Research carried out in this matter do not confirm entirely the prevailing beliefs.
Carbohydrates are an essential nutrient. They are divided into: simple sugars (monosaccharides), disaccharides and polysaccharides. In terms of the human bioavailability of carbohydrates is divided into: digestabe, those which are digested in the gastrointestinal tract by transferring energy to the tissues or cells (such as starch, fructose) and indigestable, resistant to digestive enzymes (e.g. cellulose) . Affects blood glucose levels (glycemic index) and the metabolism of insulin (insulin index). The greatest demand for carbohydrates occurs before physical activity or in the middle of it, because they increase the exercise capacity, consumed after exercise provide regeneration. In the sports diet the absorption rate it is important of carbohydrates and reactions of the organism. Available in mono-preparation supplements and part of the energetic supplements, creatine stacks, nitrogen boosters.
Dosage: according to the statistics of the Institute of Food and Nutrition, carbohydrates should comprise about 50% of daily energy intake. In some diets, used residual carbohydrate consumption, not exceeding 30g / 24h.
Sugars - is the term used to refer to the crystal structure of the carbohydrate (sugar), characterized by a sweet taste. This group includes: sucrose (obtained from sugar cane and sugar beets and natural foods), fruit sugars (fructose) and glucose. Carbohydrate intake should not exceed 10% of the energy consumed during the day meals. Excess intake of sugars leading to diseases, including diabetes, atherosclerosis and obesity. Particular caution should be performed carbohydrate intake by athletes of sculpting disciplines and people on a diet. A greater need for carbohydrates, due being easily accessible sources of energy, may be in the periods before and after workouts and before and after the fight. Preparations available at www.muscle-zone.pl
Proteins (proteins, polypeptides) is a polymer, of which the basic units (monomers) are amino acids. Protein is composed of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and sulfur, and is an elementary nutrient necessary for the proper functioning of the body, an ingredient and a component of tissues, part of the hormones and enzymes and other bioactive substances. Protein determines the proper metabolism and energy processes, as well as all other life processes. The sources of natural proteins are foods of animal origin (including meat, fish, eggs, dairy products) and plant origin (legumes, soy). Deficiency of protein leads to protein malnutrition and a significant weakening of the body. It can lead to anaemia, reduced immunity, muscle relaxation, disorders of the digestive system. Also, overdose protein is undesirable because it can lead to acidification of the body, and interfere with the digestive system and an increase in the concentration of homocysteine in the blood. It is a component of many supplements and nutrients necessary for the proper functioning of the body, both showing a low physical activity, or training the strength and endurance competitions.
Dosage: strength athletes: approx. 1.7 - 2.5 g / 1 kg of body weight; endurance athletes and strength -endurance athletes approx. 1.3 - 2 g / 1 kg of body weight, people with low activity approx. 0.8 - 1.1 g / 1 kg of body weight / 24h. In estimating the amount of protein, you should take into account the intake of other nutrients (carbohydrates and fats)
Salt (sodium chloride, or table salt), natural source of electrolytes (chlorine and potassium), regulating water and electrolyte and acid-base balance of the body, affecting the nervous system and blood pressure. Sodium is an essential element for the proper growth. The proper dose of salt prevents overheating of the body and solar stroke. It provides the proper functioning of muscles and nerves the body. Chlorine in combination with sodium, is involved in the digestive process and maintains acid-base balance in the body, as antitoxin removes toxic products of metabolism in the liver. Salt is a flavour component and preservative of many foods, nutritional supplements and mixtures of electrolytes, available at www.muscle-zone.pl
Dosage: no specific standards of consumption, used so as to provide sufficient amount of electrolytes to the body (sodium and chloride).
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
Vitamin B3 (vitamin PP, niacin, nicotinic acid, nicotinamide) is niacinamide niacin. It is used in interaction with vitamins B1, B2 and B6 in the synthesis of hormones during lactation. It provides proper functioning of the brain and nervous system. It is helpful in inflammatory conditions of the skin. Required for synthesis of sex hormone, estrogen, testosterone, cortisone, and insulin. It does not lose its properties in the manufacturing and storage. The source of acquiring vitamins PP are both products of animal origin (the lean meat, eggs, fish) and vegetable origin (dates, figs, hazelnuts, plums).
Dosage: 2-12 mg / day for children, 14 mg / day for women, 16 mg / day for men and 17-18 mg / day for pregnant or nursing women.
Zinc (chemical element from transition group 12) belongs to the trace elements, it helps maintain acid-base balance of the body, protein, energy, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. It provides bone metabolism and transport of oxygen. It protects the body against free radicals. Necessary for the proper operation of the senses of taste and smell. Positive impact on the process of insulin metabolism in the pancreas. It supports visual adaptation to the dark, has a significant influence on brain function. It is helpful in the treatment of infertility and mental illness.
Zinc deficiency leads to decreased immunity, and growth retardation. Zinc deficiency can occur in case of excessive consumption of simple sugars. In the case of hormonal therapy of women with irregular menstruation, the therapy should be associated with increased consumption of zinc. It can be found in food like: beans, eggs, carrots, beef and pork meat, milk, nuts, citrus fruits, seafood, rice, cottage cheese, lettuce.
Dosage: Daily 12-15 mg zinc. Exceeding the daily dose of 20 mg cause symptoms of poisoning of the body.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine) is soluble in the liquid. It participates in the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. By reducing the amount of fat in the blood do not enable deposition of the body. It helps the absorption of magnesium and vitamin B12 (cobalamin). It works on the muscle antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory pain in the joints. It acts anti. It provides efficient operation of the brain. It increases energy increasing vigor of a man. The demand for vitamin B6 increases during pregnancy and breast-feeding infants. The natural product is: yeast, eggs, wheat germ, meat (liver), wheat bran, nuts, peanuts peanuts, soybeans. There is a hypothesis that can be synthesized by intestinal bacteria.
Deficiency of vitamin B6 causes abnormal metabolism of proteins, decrease in lymphocytes in the blood, causes a feeling of lethargy and fatigue intensifies.
Dosage: 1.5-2.5 mg daily (increased demand during pregnancy and lactation).
Citrulline Malate is formed by combining molecules of the citrulline amino acid and molecules of malic acid in one molecule, which has the chemical stability and is well soluble in liquids. Ionized malic acid has the ergogenic potential, providing a complementation to the citrulline potential of with new properties. It improves the exercise capacity and reduces the feeling of fatigue, and its supplementation is beneficial at any level of fitness. It affects the acid-base balance. It should be used by people who practice sports: strength, endurance and mixed strength-endurance. To achieve the best results, a dose of Citrulline Malate 6 g / 24h is recommended.
It is available as single-ingredient supplements and multi-component supplements (creatine stacks, no-boosters, amino acid supplements). It is used in the periodic, cyclic and constant supplementation.
Dosage: 3-8 g daily (in divided doses). The optimal dose to achieve beneficial results, proven experimentally, is 6 g / 24h.
Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate (AAKG) is a salt glutaric acid and arginine. The presence of these compounds results in intensification of the operation of each of them. Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate improves the bioavailability by stimulating the decomposition to CO2 and H2O, which means that it becomes a precursor in the synthesis of nitric oxide. It has anti-catabolic properties enhancing anabolism. Enhances the functioning of the insulin hormone, insulin-mimetics IGF-1) and somatotropin growth hormone.
AAKG is part of the pre-workout supplements (improving muscle blood flow and increasing the exercise capacity (strength and endurance)), as well as improves the recovery process after training. Most often used to increase the synthesis of nitric oxide (supplements pre- and post-workout), increasing muscle blood flow and regeneration. Particularly valued by the representatives of power sports, power and strength sports and strength athletics. Used very often in the rehabilitation of sports injuries.
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.
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.
The extract of black tea - concentrated and standardized to the presence of polyphenols (theaflavins, thearubigin), rich in substances with high biological activity, the compounds affecting glucose and insulin metabolism. Used in programs of body weight control and its composition. It is a popular ingredient in dietary supplements (fat burners, fat reduction [supports weight loss]). In addition to the thermogenics, as well as: green tea, bitter orange, the grapefruit: cayenne pepper extracts, octopamine or caffeine.
Dosage: 50-200 mg per day (the amount depending on the amount of active ingredients)
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