"Once you use Venom, you will never want to train without it.”
Dragon Pharma Venom pre-workout is the most explosive cocktail of high-energy stimulants and nitric oxide boosters ever formulated. Venom Pre-Workout is comprised of clinically researched ingredients to boost your energy levels, maximize muscle size and fullness, increase strength,...
"Once you use Venom, you will never want to train without it.”
Dragon Pharma Venom pre-workout is the most explosive cocktail of high-energy stimulants and nitric oxide boosters ever formulated. Venom Pre-Workout is comprised of clinically researched ingredients to boost your energy levels, maximize muscle size and fullness, increase strength, and improve drive and focus. Venom contains a strength/endurance mix consisting of beta-alanine, creatine, Arginine AKG, and citrulline. The second component includes an intense blend of stimulants such as caffeine, theanine, and 2-amino-5-methylhexane. The combination of these ingredients will take your workouts to a new level with mind-blowing pumps!
There are a few key factors that stimulate muscle growth. Muscle tension (i.e., weight used), metabolic stress (i.e., more repetitions), and volume (i.e., sets and repetitions). Venom Pre-Workout acts to increase all three pathways: 1.) By being able to lift heavier weights, 2.) By being able to do more repetitions and generating more metabolic stress, and 3.) being able to do more sets without fatiguing. Nothing on the market compares to the effects of using Dragon Pharma's Venom!
BETA ALANINE - 3.5 grams
Beta-alanine is converted into the molecule carnosine, which acts to buffer lactic acid in the body. Beta Alanine also has several health benefits such as being: anti-aging1, an antioxidant2, and also protects against destructive advanced glycation end products3. Beta-alanine shows the most promise for short high-intensity exercises (such as sprinting, rowing, and weightlifting)4-6. Chronic use of beta-alanine is also associated with increases in lean muscle mass6.
- One 8-week study supplemented beta-alanine to collegiate wrestlers and American-football players. Football players using beta-alanine group gained more lean mass (~2.1 lbs.) than the placebo group (~1.1lbs.) and gained less fat mass (0.88%) than the placebo group (0.1%)5. Among the wrestlers, both the beta-alanine groups and the placebo group lost fat, but the beta-alanine group saw an increase in lean mass (~1.1 lbs.), while the placebo group saw a decrease (-.98 lbs.). Consequently, the beta-alanine group lost less total mass than the placebo group (3.2 lbs.)
- In a 6-week study on athletic women performing high-intensity exercise, the beta-alanine group saw an increase in lean mass, while the control group did not.
Beta Alanine is going to allow for more repetitions to be completed and more exercise volume, which leads to greater muscle growth10,11. Beta Alanine seems to work synergistically with creatine. One 10-week study in collegiate football players reported that, compared to creatine alone, a combination of creatine and beta-alanine resulted in greater lean mass gain and fat mass loss9.
CREATINE MONOHYDRATE - 1 Gram
Creatine helps build muscle faster due to increased production and delivery of ATP in muscle cells. Creatine enables you to recover quicker between sets and has consistently been shown to enhance sports performance. This also provides more energy to the muscles, providing a more intense workout. There are many forms of creatine, but creatine monohydrate has more research to support its effectiveness than any other form. Creatine monohydrate has been proven to be the most effective form of creatine by leading sports authorities such as the International Society for Sports Nutrition.
The anabolic effects of creatine are well documented.
- Creatine causes “cell volumization” which promotes a cellular anabolic state associated with less protein breakdown and increased DNA synthesis15,16.
- Creatine is also well documented to increase lean muscle mass as well. One study supplementing creatine for 8 weeks in conjunction with resistance exercise resulted in a greater increase in lean mass and power relative to placebo at 4 and 8 weeks, furthermore, the muscle inhibiting gene myostatin in serum decreased to a greater extent with creatine (around 17% at 8 weeks, derived from graph) than it did with placebo (approximately 7%)17.
- Creatine supplementation can also increase muscle fiber size independent of protein synthesis, as increasing water content in muscle cells increases their diameter. After creatine supplementation, was ingested type I, IIa and IIx fibers increased in diameter by 9%, 5%, and 4% respectively18.
- Creatine has been found to increase the anabolic growth factor IGF-119.
- Creatine increases satellite cell which are essential for muscle growth and recuperation20.
There are quite a few myths regarding creatine. Some of the more common myths are: creatine needs to be loaded, creatine causes muscle cramps, you must “cycle off” creatine, creatine needs to be ingested with glucose, and creatine causes kidney problems are all myths!!
L-CITRULLINE - 500 mg
It is used for an increase in sports performance and improvement in the cardiovascular health, results in the reduction of the fatigue and increase of resistance for the training. L-Citrulline is an amino acid. It is transformed into L-Arginine in the kidneys after supplementation, which means that L-Citrulline supplementation is a more effective method of increasing L-Arginine levels in the body than L-Arginine supplementation. This is because oral arginine is broken down in the small intestine and liver, while oral citrulline bypasses liver metabolism and roughly 80% of the ingested dose can be converted to arginine in the kidneys. Citrulline is an amino acid made by the body. It is synthesized from glutamine, as well as from the conversion of arginine to nitric oxide.
L-citrulline enhances nitric oxide; the more nitric oxide is a direct contributor to the vasodilatory experience in the body, and this vasodilation generally means greater pumps and enhanced blood flow. One study found that citrulline administration for seven days was able to increase blood flow in healthy young men via increases in nitric oxide26. L-citrulline is also used to alleviate erectile dysfunction caused by high blood pressure29. Citrulline does appear to restore muscle protein synthesis rates24,25. Here are a few studies to show just how vital citrulline is for increasing performance:
- In weightlifters given a training protocol (do as many reps as possible until fatigue, for eight sets), ingestion of citrulline progressively increased the number of reps conducted relative to placebo from 10.48% to 52.92% more reps. This means that the responses of citrulline was highly variable among subjects. This study also noted that while 73.17% of the subjects reported nonresponse on set 1, all subjects reported response on set 8. This suggests that the performance enhancing effects of citrulline are going to kick in during later sets. Muscle soreness has been observed to be reduced following weight training with citrulline by 39.74% (24 hours after) and 41.79% (48 hours after) relative to placebo27.
- One study had subjects randomly assigned to placebo or Citrulline and performed three sets each of chin-ups, reverse chin-ups, and push-ups to failure. At the end of the study, the citrulline group had significant improvements in the number of reps performed during an upper-body resistance training protocol30.
- In trained athletes given citrulline before a prolonged cycling test, the exercise-induced increase in growth hormone appeared to be increased; when measured immediately after exercise, the citrulline group had 66.8% higher GH concentrations which (after 3 hours of rest) was attenuated to 28%. Another interesting finding was that L-citrulline supplementation can enhance the use of amino acids, especially the branched chain amino acids during exercise and also enhance the production of arginine-derived metabolites such as nitrite, creatinine, ornithine, and urea28.
CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS, Di-CAFFEINE MALATE, CAFFEINE CITRATE
CAFFEINE Anhydrous s the stimulant that acts in all central nervous system, this way it increases the sensation of alertness and mental activity, besides improving the body's response in training. Caffeine’s actions on the CNS occur primarily on the major upper brain centers, resulting from this action, a state of alertness and increased mental activity. Acutely, caffeine ingestion increases adrenaline and noradrenaline levels in the body in a dose-dependent manner31. The increase of metabolic rate may be dose-dependent and be somewhat related to adrenaline and noradrenaline release32. Studies show that a dose of caffeine will improve strength and athletic performance.
Caffeine reduces the perception of pain in conjunction with increasing calcium release in muscle cells, [which can increase muscle power output]33,34. Sub-maximal power output, in the 6-12 rep range, tends to be increased with caffeine as assessed by increased work volume35. Another interesting from new research is that caffeine has been implicated in increasing the testosterone response to exercise; testosterone increased 53% as a response to exercise in both groups and a further 12+/-14% with 240mg caffeine36.
Dicaffeine malate can increase focus, energy, and metabolism while decreasing perceived fatigue. Dicaffeine malate is an ionic bonded combination of caffeine and malic acid. The malic acid works to buffer the salts in caffeine, allowing for easier digestion. Caffeine citrate raises caffeine blood levels faster than other caffeine sources. Whereas caffeine blood levels peak 60 to 120 minutes post-ingestion of caffeine anhydrous, caffeine blood levels peak as quickly as 30 minutes post-ingestion of caffeine-citrate. Caffeine citrate has better solubility than pure caffeine.
L-ARGININE ALPHA-KETOGLUTARATE (AAKG) - 500 mg
Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate (AAKG) is a dietary supplement used by athletes and bodybuilders to improve sports performance, reduce muscle fatigue, and enhance recovery. AAKG also regulates amino acid synthesis, energy production, and formation of free radicals. It functions as a messenger molecule in many chemical reactions in the body. Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate is formed when two arginine molecules combine with one molecule of alpha-ketoglutarate.
One examined the effects of AAKG supplementation during training on body composition and training adaptations in experienced gym men. Subjects taking AAKG had greater changes in bench press one repetition maximum. Not just a little increase, but a lot!! AAKG supplementation added an average of more than 13 pounds to bench press max over placebo38. Another study in older adults found that AAKG could increase anaerobic performance on the cycle and improve bench press strength39. The vasodilatory properties of arginine may facilitate an increase in oxygen delivery, which helps meet the increased demands caused by exercise37.
AAKG stimulates the production of the anabolic hormones’ insulin-like growth factor-1 and growth hormone41. As a precursor of glutamine, AAKG is a molecule with high potential in the treatment of states with increased protein catabolism, such as recovery after trauma, severe infections, and burns, or after surgeries40. For example, in people who underwent surgical trauma, supplementing AAKG in a controlled trial prevented muscle breakdown and increased protein synthesis42.
THEACRINE - 25 mg
Theacrine is a brain/nervous system stimulant that became popular in sports nutrition as a pre-workout and fat burner supplement. Theacrine enhances and extends the positive effects of caffeine while minimizing its negative side effects. The chemical structure of theacrine is similar to caffeine, and scientific evidence suggests that it activates similar signaling pathways. theacrine and caffeine are more effective when taken together because caffeine increases the bioavailability and positive effects of theacrine in humans43. Theacrine, when combined with caffeine, can also raise dopamine and enhance mood. One study found that when taking theacrine and caffeine together resulted in enhanced energy and mood when compared to either caffeine alone or placebo. It also decreased feelings of lethargy and grogginess44.
2-AMINO-5-METHYLHEXANE - 200 mg
2-amino-5-methylhexane is considered a stimulant that promotes wakefulness. 2-amino-5-methylhexane boosts energy levels, focus, concentration. 2-amino-5-methylhexane works on the brain’s reward system, notably dopamine and norepinephrine, are responsible for exerting many of the common effects that stimulants produce – including enhanced euphoria and wakefulness (alertness), respectively45. 2-amino-5-methylhexane is a compound’s whose lipid solubility dramatically increases its ability to pass through the blood-brain barrier where it can exert its focus-enhancing and euphoric effects46,47. In addition, users of 2-amino-5-methylhexane have reported a higher pain threshold and a decreased rate of perceived exertion, thus allowing workouts to extend beyond the point of fatigue.
Don’t be fooled by other brands that say EXTREME PRE-WORKOUT, these brands are not the same as Venom Pre-Workout!!
- STRENGTH INCREASES
- EXTREME ENERGY
- MORE MUSCULAR ENDURANCE
- RAPID MENTAL FOCUS
- INCREASE IN VASODILATATION
- CONTINUOUS STIMULATION OF MUSCLE MASS
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