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Revange Hydro Pump is a supplement with a complex of ingredients, including six forms of creatine (anhydrous, hydrochloride, malate, pyruvate and citrulline), glycerol monostearate, ascorbic acid and salts of essential microelements (magnesium, sodium and potassium).
Glycerol monostearate is the glycerol ester of stearic acid which is formed in the body during the process of fat digestion. It is believed to have the ability to hydrate muscle cells which contributes to an increase in muscle efficiency and size.
Ascorbic acid is the popular vitamin C required for processes of formation of collagen which is a building block of bones, cartilage and joints’ connective tissue. In addition, it is involved in the synthesis of adrenal catecholamines.
Magnesium, as the most popular supplemented substance, helps regulate processes of glycolysis and DNA synthesis. Most importantly, as an antagonist of calcium, it allows you to avoid involuntary muscle contractions. The content of two forms (citrate and carbonate) ensures high absorption and desired efficacy.
Sodium is an essential microelement which helps maintain normal blood pressure and is also responsible for the body’s hydration and nerve and muscle function. As sodium citrate, it is likely to prolong the shell life of a product.
Potassium, found mainly in intracellular space, is, along with sodium, is a “guardian” of normal function of nervous and muscle tissue – especially cardiac muscle. Potassium chloride is the most popular form of this element which is characterised by high bioavailability.
Increase in strength and muscle mass
In the human body, creatine is synthesised from three amino acids, mainly in the liver, kidneys and pancreas. Subsequently, it is distributed by the circulatory system to metabolically active tissues, among others, muscle and nervous tissue. Its main task is to store metabolically useable energy in its phosphorylated form – phosphocreatine. By donating its phosphate group, it helps form a molecule of ATP – an energy carrier which participates in muscle contraction and protein biosynthesis in muscle skeletal cells.
It has been demonstrated that creatine has a positive effect on muscle strength and mass. In individuals supplementing with this tripeptide for 8 weeks, there was a noticeable increase in weights on average by 9 kg. This is often accompanied also by enhanced muscle hypertrophy via two mechanisms – by reducing an inhibitory effect of myostatin (a protein which inhibits muscle cell growth) and stimulating processes of protein biosynthesis (due to the activation of intracellular signalling cascades, among others, MAPK and ERK).
Since neurons are also metabolically active, they may also contain creatine. It protects the nervous tissue and is also believed to improve memory processes and inhibit the development of depression.
Muscles are very “fond” of an aqueous enviroment. Glycerol monostearate helps maintain proper muscle hydration. It facilitates water absorption into skeletal muscle cells which is visible as increased muscle size.
Healthy bones, skin and hormonal balance
Ascorbic acid is another name of vitamin C – a compound which is alleged to have a range of benefits. Its most important function in the body is that is it is involved in the synthesis of collagen, specifically two amino acids that build it – hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine, which are critical to its normal structure. Collagen is a building block of, among others, bones, cartilages, connective tissue proper (found in ligaments and tendons) and is a component of the skin. Because of that, the presence of vitamin C determines normal structure of these tissues.
The impact of ascorbic acid on hormonal balance is also important. The synthesis of catecholamines (dopamine, noradrenaline and adrenaline) takes place in several stages and one of them requires the presence of vitamin C. The synthesis of noradrenaline and indirectly adrenaline will not be possible without it.
In addition, it is worth noting that consuming zinc and iron in combination with ascorbic acid improves their absorption from the digestive tract. Since it is an antioxidant, it may inhibit the development of cardiovascular diseases and formation of gall stones.
The most important cation in the extracellular fluid is sodium. Its main function is to maintain normal volume of the fluid. An excess or deficiency of this microelement results in hyperhydration or dehydration respectively. Normal sodium and potassium levels are also vital to normal functioning of muscles and nerves because changes in their concentration in both sides of the cell membrane are a prerequisite for proper neurotransmission in nerve-nerve and nerve-muscle synapses.
Unlike sodium, potassium cations are found inside the cells and are equally important to nerve-muscle transmission. This applies especially to cardiomyocytes – the heart is sensitive to changes in its concentration (it may lead to cardiac arrest). Kidneys are more likely to excrete potassium cations than sodium ones and that is why it is crucial to monitor them and supplement with this element.
Magnesium supplementation is associated with the prevention of excessive muscle cramps. This theory is valid because magnesium cations are antagonists of calcium cations, whose excess is responsible for increased neurotransmitter secretion in the neuromuscular junction and thus causes an increase in abnormal muscle contractions. What is more, these cations are involved in the pathway of glycolysis, synthesis of nucleic acid and stabilises blood platelets, thereby preventing their abnormal coagulation.
To sum up, Revange Hydro Pump is a supplement designed for very active beginners in strength sports who want to maximise their athletic performance and increase muscle mass. This “anabolic complex” should be considered by individuals willing to get a more intense muscle pump and also who lose a lot of water and valuable electrolytes during workouts.
The supplement is designed for persons who are prepared for very demanding workouts. It will allow them to meet requirements for basic microelements depleted during physical activity, hydrate and partly maximise strength and gains in muscle mass.
It should be taken by individuals who complain about the lack of a “pumped feeling” during training. Electrolytes combined with creatine and glycerol monostearate contribute to better muscle hydration and consequently a stronger pump.
I think that the dosage recommended by the manufacturer is the most optimal because I use creatine in a similar concentration and this ensures, in my experience, the desired effects.
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|per portion (8 g)||amount||%DV|
|Creatine (HCl)||1000 mg||**|
|Creatine Di Malate||1000 mg||**|
|Creatine Anhydrous||1000 mg||**|
|Creatine Monohydrate||1000 mg||**|
|Glycerol Monostearate||1000 mg||**|
|Creatine Pyruvate||500 mg||**|
|Creatine Citrate||500 mg||**|
|Hydro PUMP Electrolyte Complex|
|Ascorbic Acid||500 mg||**|
|Magnesium Citrate||100 mg||**|
|Magnesium Carbonate||100 mg||**|
|Sodium Citrate||400 mg||**|
|Potasium Chloride||400 mg||**|
Natural flavor, sucralose, citric acid, magnesium carbonate, silicon dioxide, natural color.
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.
Creatine anhydrous – a creatine compound without a water molecule and thus with much better absorption in the body. It belongs to advanced supplements which are expected to be highly effective in the body. It is designed for professional athletes who treat supplementation seriously.
Creatine is one of the strongest dietary supplements which can be used legally in professional sport. It shows great anabolic potential due to its far-reaching effects in the body. The main one consists in increasing the utilisation of creatine as a substrate in the phosphate energy pathway. As a result, this supplement maximises the body’s energy efficiency in short-term exercise such as strength training or sprints.
Enhanced energy metabolism helps provide stronger training stimuli which speed up muscle anabolism. However, creatine has also other mechanisms of action. As an inhibitor of myostatins, it eliminates factors which limit the growth of muscle mass. What is more, by boosting cell hydration, it optimises an intracellular environment and thus promotes processes of regeneration and development of muscle tissue.
Creatine monohydrate is a popular and cheapest form of creatine used in sports supplementation in Poland. This is a molecule, in which are bound: creatine molecule with a molecule of water. It has a high bioavailability and tissue velocity saturation. Supports the exercise capacity (strength and endurance), accelerates muscle growth and regeneration after training exercise. Transport of creatine into the muscle cells is supported by the insulin hormone. For better effect of saturation of the tissues, a diet increasing the content of insulin in the body is indicated (carbohydrate and high protein diet) and supporting nutrients and supplements (Dietary carbohydrate and carbohydrate-protein, insulin ALA, d-pinitol or taurine). Creatine monohydrate is present in the form of mono-preparation supplements (capsules, powders, tablets) and multicomponent supplements (i.e. as a component of creatine stacks).
Dosage: depending on the form of supplement, the type of exercise and weight, normally are used one of the following models of creatine supplementation:
- cyclic supplementation : 5-10g per day in 1-3 portions during the day, 3-5g per dose. The length of the cycle for 4-8 weeks.
- cyclic supplementation with saturated phase: the first 5-7 days after 20-30g daily in 4-6 doses of 4-6g per serving, then the maintenance phase 2-10g per day in divided doses. The length of the cycle 4-8 weeks
- constant supplementation: 0,03-0,05g per kg of body weight for an extended period of time.
Glycerol monostearate is an ester of glycerol and stearic acid. Glycerol (synonyms: glycerol, 1,2,3-propanetriol) tricarboxylic simplest alcohol, used in the production of medicines (as a filler), cosmetics and food industry. Used in higher doses affect water and electrolyte balance of the body, increase exercise capacity and extend the duration of exercise in various sports. In the sports supplementation used for hydration of the muscle cells to increase the volume of muscle during exercise. Glycerol (sugar alcohol) increases the ability to hydrate the phosphorus muscle cells allows better nutrition and increasing the volume. It also has an impact on water and electrolyte balance and energy production. By oral ingestion does not change the glycemic profile of blood. It comes in the form of solid and liquid (glycerine), as mono-preparation supplement or component of pre- and post-workout supplements (creatine stacks, no-boosters), available at www.muscle-zone.pl
Creatine pyruvate (creatine pyruvate) is formed from the binding of molecules of the two components in one molecule. Pyruvate (pyruvic acid belonging to the oxo acids) is formed as an intermediate product of metabolism of saccharides, proteins and fats, it is an important participant in the energy conversion, of which the intracellular level affects the exercise capacity (strength and endurance), accelerates the reduction of body fat. Phosphocreatine (a form of creatine) is involved in maintaining the balance of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) with the ability to replenish in the organism, which is the main carrier of energy within cells. It improves the hydration of muscle cells and the content of glycogen accumulated in them.
The use of creatine pyruvate is recommended to athletes and other sportsmen in all fields of sport and people with high physical activity as part of the diet and support the effort (provides rapid strength gain, accelerates regeneration of the body), causing increases in lean body mass and improve its aesthetics and reduce body fat. Available in the form of mono-preparation supplements and a component of creatine stacks, available for purchase at www.muscle-zone.pl..
Dosage: 2 - 3 mg in the morning and in the evening.
Creatine citrate is formed from the combination of creatine molecules and three molecules of citric acid in one molecule. It is a substance soluble in body fluids, more soluble than creatine monohydrate. Ionized citric acid (citrate) is involved in energy conversion, by acting in conjunction with creatine, increases this potential and gives the compound an additional properties. Creatine citrate, when used systematically, effects the energy storage, supporting the exercise capacity (strength and endurance) and increase of muscle mass. It has a regenerative ability through a pH, return to ATP balance in combination with anabolic activity of kinases activated by creatine. Due to the responsibility of the hormone insulin for the transport of creatine into the muscle cells, it is desirable to use creatine during meals or by the use of supplements (carbohydrate, carbohydrate-protein, insulin-like) and citrate creatine mono-preparation and multi-compaund supplements and as supplement to creatine stacks.
Dosage: Depending on the form of supplement, the type of exercise and weight, usually used one of the following creatine supplementation models:
1) supplementation cycle: 5-10g per day in 1-3 portions during the day, 2-5g per dose. Cycle length of about 4-12 weeks
2) constant supplementation: 0,03-0,05g per kg body weight for an extended period of time.
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 citrate is a salt of magnesium and citric acid. It constitutes one of the best assimilable forms of magnesium, which plays many important functions in the organism. It is responsible, among others, for the proper work of the nervous, immune and muscle systems.
Magnesium has calming effect by decreasing the excitability of nerve cells. Thanks to introducing this element to a diet, we may potentially improve sleep quality and reduce the level of stress.
Positive influence on the circulatory system is another feature of magnesium. It prevents hypertension and storage of cholesterol in the walls of blood vessels (arteries), thanks to which it may prevent diseases related to the circulatory system.
Magnesium also plays a considerable role in the process of muscle contraction, therefore it influences the activity of the whole muscle system. It also takes part in the proper synthesis of protein, the process of cell division and proper course of energy metabolism. It helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones and general electrolyte balance in the organism.
What is magnesium carbonate?
Magnesium carbonate is an inorganic magnesium salt of carbonic acid. It demonstrates the properties neutralizing gastric acid.
Magnesium is one of the most deficient elements of a classic diet, therefore supplements with magnesium are incredibly popular. Deficiencies of this mineral mainly may result in hypertension, lower sensitivity to insulin and psychological symptoms, such as increased stress, irritability, fatigue and weariness.
This element also takes part in regulating water balance in the organism and nerve transmission. It influences muscle work, which may be observed in characteristic cramps related to magnesium deficiency. It is also known for its anti-stress and sedative properties, thanks to which it is willingly used before sleep and in the situations characterized with high psychological burden. It is also important for mineral density of bones, as right next to calcium, it is one of the most important elements for maintaining strong and healthy bones.
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.
Chlorine (chemical element from the group of halogens) - in the natural form of gas it is poisonous and water-soluble (until recently used as a disinfectant in the water supply system, now replaced by fluorination). It is chemically active element. It is used in the form of sodium chloride (NaCl) and potassium (KCl). It participates in the process of digestion and maintains acid-base balance in the body, removes toxic products of metabolism in the liver (antitoxin). Natural source of chlorine for the body is salt and bladderwrack.
Chlorine deficiency can occur due to excessive sweating, vomiting, causing digestive tract problems. It also causes loss of hair and teeth.
Excess chlorine, for example. Drink excessive amounts of chlorinated water, destroys bacterial flora and vitamin E.
Dosage: Daily dose should not exceed 15 grams.