by Tony Gjokaj December 23, 2020 4 min read
You asked for it... and we finally forged it for you.
One of the most potent and efficaciously-dosed AF pre-workouts is finally here.
Let's explore our Physical & Mental Performance Pre-Workout, Catalyst!
Prepare for war with our Peak Performance Pre-Workout - Catalyst!
We made Catalyst to provide you an enhanced experience in the gym, not just from a physical sense... but a mental one as well. We took the most potent nitric oxide boosters and combined them with epic nootropics to provide you a complete brain & body experience.
Our goal with Catalyst is to prepare you for battle, and to help you reap the rewards from exercise. In using this pre-workout during your sessions, you will not only transform in the gym... but you recreate yourself in the aftermath.
Let's talk about the components that make Catalyst a full-spectrum nootropic pre-workout.
In Catalyst, we put some of the most essential pre-workout components... along with two nootropic powerhouses.
Caffeine helps manage fatigue, improve energy levels, and also increase power output. We use 200mg of caffeine so that you can feel the increased energy without too much stimulants.
We utilized L-Theanine in our sleep supplement Drift... we thought it was that good enough to put in Catalyst.
Found in green tea, L-Theanine is an amino acid that promotes calming and anti-anxiety effects. In addition to this, L-Theanine has been shown to have potential in reducing stress levels in acute or intense exercise. We added 200mg of L-Theanine to synergistically improve brainpower and mitigate caffeine's negative effects.
L-Citrulline is one of our favorite components in Catalyst because of it being excellent for those intense workouts.
L-Citrulline is an amino acid that helps improve a variety of things: power output. training volume, exercise performance, reducing fatigue from exercise, and muscle soreness from usage.
Most products in the industry utilize Citrulline Malate in their pre-workout around the same dosage. We prefer to use L-Citrulline in its best form to utilize the entirety of that six grams. This allows us to produce L-Arginine in our body efficiently, which leads to increasing nitric oxide synthesis within the body. This is a great thing for our workouts.
Beta-Alanine is a building block of carnosine, which helps buffer acid into our muscles. This ultimately increases exercise performance for people who train with a lot of repetitions, from muscle building to aerobic exercise.
Here are a few things that you might not know about Beta-Alanine:
Industry standard pre-workouts typically stay around 3-3.2g. We believe Beta-Alanine operates well in the 3.5g range.
Mucuna Pruriens (Velvet Bean) is a nootropic that provides us L-DOPA, the precursor to dopamine. It is used for a variety of things, from reductions to cortisol (stress) to increases to adrenaline, and wellbeing.
You'll be fired up from this one for sure.
It's also used to improve fertility in studies... but don't worry, we didn't use enough of a dosage for you to feel VERY fertile.
We used 150mg dosage that is manageable, as it is a VERY potent nootropic in some.
To reinforce the strength of Catalyst, consider stacking it or using our herbal adrenal and fatigue support supplement, Spark!
You should take Catalyst 15-30 minutes before your workout. It is recommended that you should take 1/2 a scoop to assess tolerance.
We don't recommend taking Catalyst on an empty stomach.
Yes, Catalyst contains 3.5g of Beta-Alanine, which gives you that flush feeling. It contains more than the industry standard of 3.2g, so you will most definitely feel it.
To minimize these tingling effects, use Catalyst during your workout.
We do not recommend taking Catalyst with other stimulatory products.
As Catalyst contains 200mg of caffeine, be sure not to go beyond 400mg total of caffeine per day.
When it comes to taking supplements, follow some of our recommendations to optimize your use.
Remember that our products are more efficaciously-dosed, meaning they’re a bit stronger and more potent than most. Please be sure to take 1/2 scoop to assess for tolerance, and make sure most supplements are taken after a meal.
To conclude, Catalyst is our Peak Performance Pre-Workout that helps you overcome your workouts both physically and mentally.
It's combination of nootropics and nitric oxide boosters allows the modern warrior to dominate their workouts, helping them come out of the aftermath of that battle - Reforged.
Assess its strength by taking 1/2 of a scoop first before experiencing the full scoop. For best results (and comfort), please ensure you are not taking the Catalyst on an empty stomach.
Are you ready for battle? Click the banner below to purchase yours!
Until next time, Reforged Legion.
Go conquer your workout sessions in confidence that we got your back along the way!
Tony is the Owner of Reforged Performance Nutrition. He is a PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach and has been in the fitness space for over a decade. His goal is to help bridge the gap between physical & mental health through fitness.
by Tony Gjokaj March 31, 2021 3 min read
What is the difference between Impulse and Catalyst?
We get this asked every once in a while to new members of the Reforged Legion.
So in this post, I wanted to talk about the differences between these two products: who they are for, what they're made for, and what scenarios you can use them in.
by Tony Gjokaj March 24, 2021 2 min read
Two new products incoming!
Introducing our Recovery Line!
by Tony Gjokaj March 20, 2021 3 min read
I’ve had clients in the past tell me they wanted to lose an “x” amount of pounds in one month.
Why the one month?
“I just want it done quickly.”
This is understandable... I have been there. But I've always had bad experiences and problems with fitness goals like this.
They’re always outcome-based. High expectations with a probability that they might not be achieved or accomplished.
Things like “I need to drop 15lbs for my wedding in 2 weeks” are always things that people desire for just a specific moment in their life.
This is one of the reasons why I believe people fail.
We expect so much with our goals, but we don't have systems or processes to get to them.
We need to go beyond this with the formulation with the acceptance of a lifestyle change… and of what I like to call Badass Goals.
Rise to a greater potential.
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