Some days it can feel like a mission to simply get to the gym. Whether you’re tired from work, beat down on life, or simply have been experiencing a number of life’s struggles—there’s certain times where we simply lack the energy needed to function at our best.
Hi, I’m Sean Torbati as a health and fitness lifestyle advocate—I believe in using supplements to function to help us operate at peak performance levels. When it comes to pre-workouts people should utilize properly dosed supplements to reach their maximum potential. That’s where Function Shred can help.
Using optimal dosages and the highest quality ingredients—Function Shred can help provide the energy needed to operate at peak capacity while simultaneously helping to burn fat. Although diet and exercise are the most critical components of a successful fat burning regimen—quality fat burners can give you the extra boost needed to get the best workout possible.
Let’s take a closer look into how function shred can give you the extra zest needed to demolish your next workout.
Creapure® Creatine Monohydrate
As one of the most widely used supplements on the planet—Creapure® Creatine provides numerous benefits to athletes, bodybuilders, and the everyday user. The efficacy of creatine has been widely tested through numerous scientific studies and research-based support.
Creatine is most often considered the number-one supplement for improving performance in the gym. Several studies have proven it can increase muscle mass, strength, and exercise performance. Creatine has been shown to be the most effective ergogenic supplement available to athletes for increasing high-intensity exercise and lean body mass during training (1).
Other studies have also shown that creatine can improve maximal power/strength and single-sprint performance (2). As part of a well-structured supplementation program—creatine is one of the world’s most tested supplements that's both safe and effective. All pre-workouts should include creatine as one of the main structural components of supplements.
CarnoSyn® Beta Alanine
As a non-essential amino acid that is produced naturally in the body—beta-alanine helps aid in the production of carnosine. The compound helps to play a role in muscular endurance and high-intensity exercise.
Beta-alanine helps to buffer acid in muscles while increasing physical performance. Carnosine helps to reduce lactic acid accumulation in muscles thereby leading to improved athletic performance (3). As present in high concentrations of human skeletal muscle—beta alanine has been shown to improve exercise performance in a series of 400m sprint-trained competitive athletes (3).
Beta-alanine has been shown to help improve exercise performance by helping individuals to perform longer and more intense workouts (4). Beta-alanine has quickly become a popular ergogenic aid used to help improve sports performance. All pre-workouts should strive to contain sufficient amounts of beta-alanine as part of it’s supplementation program.
Outlast CR Plus® Palatinose Isomaltose
Isomaltulose is a disaccharide carbohydrate composed of glucose and fructose. With a taste similar to sugar—it’s commonly used as an alternative for sugar in many parts of the world. As a slow but fully digestible carbohydrate it provides a lower blood glucose and insulin response.
Studies have shown that isomaltulose can provide diabetic subjects with up to 50g without signs of intestinal discomfort (5). The favorable response provides positive for individuals struggling with diabetic conditions. Compared to traditional sucrose, palatinose has shown to have a more favorable effect on glucose metabolism and protection of pancreatic islets.
L-Carnitine has been shown to be a fat burning boosting ingredient helping to improve athletic performance while preventing pathophysiological metabolic conditions (6). Evidence has shown carnitine can enhance lipid oxidation (burning fat) while increasing exercise performance (7).
L-Carnitine has also provided a pivotal role in improving acute physical performance by increasing maximum oxygen consumption and higher power output (8). It also helps to alleviate muscle injury while reducing markers of cellular damage and free radical formation accompanied by attenuation of muscle soreness.
The role of L-Carnitine has been shown to help prevent age-associated muscle protein degradation and the regulation of mitochondrial homeostasis. The fat burning capabilities of L-Carnitine are widely known and make it a critical component of many pre-workouts.
elevATP® Ancient Peat Apple Extract
As a proprietary clinically researched combination of water extract of “ancient peat” and apple extract—elevATP consists of 70 plant-derived inorganic microelements. The largest components of elevATP contain carbon, magnesium, nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur (9).
elevATP has been clinically proven to help improve sports performance, body composition, and elevating cellular energy in the form of ATP (9). The ATP booster can help increase athletic performance starting from the very first dose (10).
Often considered to be a forbidden fruit—it’s produced through advanced biotechnology processes that yield highly potent water extracts of ancient peat and ancient apple peel.
Coffeeberry® Whole Coffee Fruit Extract
Coffeeberry is an evergreen shrub that can grow to a height of up to 10 feet tall (11). Native to the Oregon Coast—coffeeberry is grown in the sun and has low water requirements. Although traditionally discarded in favor of harvesting the coffee bean itself—coffeeberry has been shown to provide many health benefits.
A study performed on 30 healthy adults showed that coffeeberry helped increase fatigue and decreased alertness resulting from fatiguing cognitive tasks (12). Other research has indicated it can help to protect brain function and slow signs of aging. This may help result in a more effective workout for people who consume it as part of their normal pre-workout.
Caffeine is widely consumed by millions of users throughout the world. Whether it be naturally occurring in coffee or as an additive within an energy drink—caffeine has been shown to provide numerous benefits.
Studies have shown caffeine consumption may help to improve cognitive performance, mood, and alertness in sleep-deprived users (13). If you struggled to get a good night’s rest—this can greatly impact the effectiveness of your workouts. A study out of Harvard has even indicated that caffeine can influence memory, sex life, and exercise performance (14). Adding sufficient amounts of caffeine to your pre-workout can sufficiently improve your workout routines.
The Ultimate Fat Burning Performance
Function Shred can provide users with peak performance capabilities and the ultimate fat-burning abilities. If you’ve been searching for a pre-workout that contains optimally dosed ingredients—look no further than Function Shred.
The success of your workout depends on your ability to maximize performance in the gym. If you’re feeling fatigued or simply out of it—Function Shred can help you ramp up your workout to receive the ultimate in performance and cognition.
If you have any additional questions regarding supplements, workout routines, or any other general questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me for more support. I’m here to help you reach your personal and physical goals.
Sean Torbati - PN Certified Nutritionist | EXOS Phase 3 Training Specialist
Co-Founder, Ambrosia Collective