WHAT THE PROS ARE SAYING
“Since I’ve started using Havyk Intra/Post Workout, I’ve seen gains in both size and strength. BCAA’s are a must for me and all of the extra ingredients really put this product over the top. And it tastes great too!”
So what’s in Havyk Intra/Post Workout?
BCAA’s (Branch Chain Amino Acids)
Without a doubt, the most important ingredients in Havyk Intra/Post Workout are BCAA’s. BCAA’s are the building blocks of protein. They increase the rate of muscle protein synthesis and decrease the rate of muscle protein breakdown. This is especially important because muscle mass = Rate of protein synthesis – Rate of protein breakdown. It doesn’t matter how hard you work out, if you aren’t fueling your muscles with the right nutrients, you will not gain muscle.
BCAA’s are also especially important while dieting. During times of reduced calories, the body becomes catabolic and tends to breakdown more muscle than it creates. This muscle loss not only causes you to lose size, but to also lower your metabolic rate, causing you to burn less calories over time. BCAA’s reverse this process by stimulating and increasing protein synthesis, allowing you to keep your hard earned muscle and even build more!
Supplementing with BCAA’s is far superior than supplementing with protein powder alone. They are more readily available and are absorbed much quicker into the bloodstream, providing an almost instant delivery of amino acids to the muscle. The most important BCAA is Leucine. Research has shown that a minimum of 3 grams of leucine is required to activate muscle protein synthesis.
Havyk Intra/Post workout provides you with 5 grams of Leucine per serving, giving you more than enough leucine to create new muscle. BCAA’s provide a host of other benefits as well. Some of them being: improved workout intensity, decreased muscle damage, decreased muscle soreness, improved recovery, and improved insulin sensitivity.
There are more studies backing the benefits of creatine monohydrate than any other supplement to date. It has been shown to increase strength, power, and muscular endurance, while also increasing protein synthesis. Creatine also makes your muscles look fuller by pulling water into the muscles and volumizing the muscle cells.
Most experts suggest supplementing with at least 3 grams of creatine per day in order to achieve its full effects. Unfortunately, most preworkouts are very underdosed when it comes to creatine.
Havyk Intra/Post WO contains 3 grams of Creatine Monohydrate per serving, allowing you to receive all of the benefits listed above.
Glutamine is the most common amino acid found in your muscles and makes up over 60% of your muscle tissue. During intense workouts, Glutamine levels in the body are heavily depleted, making you more susceptible to muscle breakdown. Over time, the body will slowly replenish glutamine levels on its own, but recovery and muscle growth will suffer because of the low levels. Supplementing with glutamine will help to replenish these levels quicker, allowing you to recover faster, grow more, and train again sooner.
Glutamine supplementation provides other benefits as well. It has been shown to increase growth hormone levels, which increases the body’s fat burning and muscle building abilities. It helps maintain cell volume and hydration. It is also the primary energy source for your immune system, so theoretically, higher levels of glutamine will enhance your body’s ability to fight off illness. It has also been shown to heal stomach ulcers and benefit overall gut health.
Research shows that at least 2 grams of glutamine are required to see it’s benefits. Havyk Intra/Post workout contains 3 grams of glutamine per serving.
Betaine Anhydrous (TMG)
Betaine has both immediate and cumulative affects. It increases protein synthesis, enhances muscular endurance, and helps to burn fat. It is also great at increasing the pump by keeping the muscle cells hydrated. When taken over time, betaine has been shown to increase both muscle strength and size and a dose of only 2.5 grams per day.
Havyk contains 3 grams of Betaine per serving.
Carnitine is responsible for transporting fat into the cells that use it for energy in the body. Therfore, by increasing carnitine levels, you will increase the body’s ability to burn fat and create energy. Carnitine also helps to reduce fatigue and curb appetite, increasing its fat loss abilities even further.
Carnitine also has recovery benefits as well. It has been shown to decrease muscle soreness and support androgen receptors in muscle cells. This increased activity of androgen receptors means that anabolic hormones, like testosterone, work more efficiently and help to build more muscle, burn more fat, and increase strength.
Havyk Intra/Post workout contains 2 grams of L-Carnitine per serving, which is the recommended dose to see its effects.
Potassium is an electrolyte that helps to regulate the balance of fluids in the body. During intense bouts of exercise, electrolytes are lost through sweat, causing decreased athletic performance and poor hydration. Supplementing with Potassium citrate will help to rehydrate the body and allow it to perform and recover at optimal rates.
Potassium has also been shown to buffer lactic acid, reduce blood pressure, reduce the risk of kidney stones, and reduce the risk of stroke.