What’s The Point Of A Caffeine-Free Pre-Workout?
Now, you may be thinking to yourself “what is the point of a pre-workout if it doesn’t
have any caffeine?” Don’t worry, you are not the first person to ask that question and you
won’t be the last. At REFYNE USA we have high-quality pre-workouts and one that does not include Caffeine so here is why we offer a non-caffeinated option!
Caffeine is one of the most studied supplements on the market and it is in A LOT of pre-
workouts on the market because IT WORKS. But, for multiple reasons, some people
just don’t want it or can’t have it. Some people have a sensitivity and 300 milligrams is
way too much. Some people workout in the evening/night and need to go to sleep
shortly after exercise, and some people have medical issues that require the person to
discontinue the use of caffeine. The following information will explain how you can get
energy, focus, endurance, and pump without caffeine.
So, what gives you that kick in the pants to crush your workout? We’re glad you asked.
Even without the 300 milligrams of caffeine, one scoop of REFYNE PRE-WORKOUT
delivers more than 24 grams of beneficial nutrients. Each scoop contains the following:
- 6,000mg of L-Citrulline Malate (2:1 Ratio)
- 4,000mg of Creatine Monohydrate
- 3,200mg of Beta-Alanine
- 3,000mg of Leucine
- 1,500mg of Isoleucine
- 1,500mg of Valine
- 1,500mg of Betaine Anhydrous
- 1,500mg of L-Tyrosine
- 1,000mg of Taurine
- 500mg of Beet Root Extract
- 150mg of Alpa-GPC
- 5mg of Black Pepper Extract (95%)
- 150mcg of Huperzine A 1%
All ingredients are clinically dosed to maximize benefits and increase energy and focus. Creatine is one of the most important ingredients in a pre-workout. It plays a critical role in
producing ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) in the body. ATP is the energy currency for not only muscle cells, but also nerve cells. In short, More Creatine = More Energy. Research supports that Creatine is best taken daily to maintain adequate amounts in the body. Studies show that BCAA’s, L-Tyrosine, L-Taurine and Betaine can all also enhance energy as well.
Alpha-GPC (Glycerylphosphorylcholine) is a great source of choline, which leads to more
acetylcholine production. Acetylcholine is an important neurotransmitter that nerves use to
signal movement such as muscle contractions. Alpha GPC can also stimulate growth hormone (GH) by inhibiting a brain chemical that normally blocks GH output. Alpha GPC can help boost muscle strength and power during workouts as well as improve focus and mind-muscle connection.
Huperzine is a potent brain booster. It promotes better focus, enhances memory, and boosts
mood. It also prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine by reducing the enzyme
Increase Blood Flow (Muscle Pumps)
L-Citrulline Malate and Beet Root Extract are great NO (Nitric Oxide) boosters. L-Citrulline has been shown to be better than its predecessor in the supplement world, Arginine. Arginine is broken down in the gastrointestinal tract by the enzyme arginase, meaning not as much arginine reaches the bloodstream. L-Citrulline is better absorbed and then is broken down into arginine in the blood, right where it needs to be. The Malic acid attached to the L-Citrulline provides an added benefit in helping creatine regenerate more phosphates leading to more energy production. Beets are naturally high in Nitrates. In the body, Nitrates (NO3) are broken down into Nitrites (NO2), and then broken down into Nitric Oxide (NO), resulting in better blood flow and muscle pumps. This means beet root extract is another great way to naturally boost nitric oxide levels in the body for better blood flow.
Blunt Muscle Fatigue
Beta-Alanine is the all-star when it comes to blunting muscle fatigue and at a clinical dose of 3.2 Grams, you’re getting exactly what you pay for. Beta-Alanine works by combining with Histidine to form Carnosine. Carnosine helps delay the onset of lactate produced from exercise by increasing the buffering capacity of Hydrogen ions, this results in reduced muscle fatigue and muscle failure as well as improved recovery. Research supports that Beta-Alanine is also best taken daily, much like Creatine, to keep the levels adequate in the body to be beneficial.
The BCAA Valine also plays a role in reducing fatigue. Valine competes with another amino
acid, tryptophan, for uptake in the brain. Tryptophan is used to produce the hormone serotonin, which is a “feel good” hormone that can make you feel tired or sluggish. That is the last thing you want while you’re working out. With more Valine available in the body, there is a lesser chance for serotonin to be produced while you are crushing your goals.
By now you should be familiar with what ingredients to look for in a caffeine-free pre-workout. Creatine, BCAA’s, Taurine, Tyrosine, and betaine all contribute to providing more energy in the body. If you want more focus, alpha GPC and Huperzine are two great nootropics. Increased blood flow during exercise is critical! Remember that L-Citrulline is better than Arginine and Citrulline Malate is even better than L-Citrulline alone. A good dose of beetroot extract will provide an excellent source of nitrates resulting in more nitric oxide in the body. More nitric oxide production means better blood flow.
So, now do you understand the benefits of a caffeine-free pre-workout supplement? You could very well go out and buy an “energy” drink from the store, but chances are they’re just relying on the effects of the caffeine alone to make you feel energized. Even if they claim to have some of these other beneficial ingredients listed, do you know exactly how much? Is there enough to provide actual benefits? Luckily, REFYNE USA has your back with both caffeinated and caffeine-free options for your fully loaded pre-workout supplement.
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