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 September 17, 2021 5 min read
When you're depressed, even when you're not expending a lot of energy... you don't feel like you have any energy to spare to begin with.
It can be aggravating to hear that you need to work out to boost your endorphins, (or whatever your friends say to you).
In reality, they aren't wrong... but how can you exercise if you can't even get out of bed?
Is there something wrong with us?
Absolutely not. This happens with depression.
The thing with depression is that your whole body may feel like it is against you... and it's very frustrating.
I've been there.
But I was forced to work out once I committed to it because of an accountability partner I had.
In this post, we are going to go over some ways that may help you get off the couch when your mind & body are against you.
by Tony Gjokaj September 13, 2021 2 min read
Hydration is paramount to your health and wellbeing.
When I worked my previous management job, I ran three rental car branches simultaneously at a time where one of the other managers was gone for over a month.
I would try to get my water in regularly, but the locations were incredibly busy. You would always find me at the front desk with customers swarming in.
This played a large part in my stress and I never knew it did until I found a way to actually get drink more water.
In this short post, we are going to go over why hydration is essential for mental health.
Let's dive in!
by Tony Gjokaj September 08, 2021 3 min read
When I was overweight, I was inactive, depressed, and had insomnia.
I would isolate myself from social interaction, which led me down a dark path where I contemplated suicide.
Eventually, fitness was my salvation, as physical activity led to me sleeping better, eating better, feeling better, and thinking better.
Prior to exercise, I was stuck in what was deemed an Inactivity Trap.
So in this post, we are going to go over an article that was written in 2009 with the same name, called "The Inactivity Trap". This article included studies that supported their claims from a psychological standpoint which intrigued me as well.
So let's dive into what the Inactivity Trap is.
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