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.
Let's dive in!
Impulse is our Nootropic Energy Drink Mix.
It primarily focuses on versatility in that it can be used for any scenario, whether it is for studying, focus-intensive exercise, work, and more.
Most of our Reforged Legion will use Impulse for strength training or to get through the toughest parts of their work day.
As you can see, we use 200mg of caffeine, less than most energy drinks on the market. The reason for this is that we don't want you to feel anxious or too wired when drinking Impulse. In relying less on caffeine, we use CDP-Choline, Huperzine-A and L-Tyrosine to improve brainpower, focus, and concentration.
Catalyst is our Nootropic Mind & Body Pre Workout formula.
It was designed to help you conquer your most intense workout sessions.
Most of our Reforged Legion members who use Catalyst use it for their intense weight lifting and endurance sessions.
With Catalyst, you can see that we optimize our Nitric Oxide components, offering a higher than average dose of Beta-Alanine. In addition, we had two nootropic components to enhance your mental focus and performance.
This allows you to perform your best physically & mentally.
Now that we have explained the two briefly, let's talk about the major differences between the two:
Impulse is for any scenario that can help improve focus and concentration throughout the day. For workouts, we have had powerlifters, endurance athletes, and martial arts enthusiast use Impulse. Career-wise, nurses, mechanics, salespeople, and other business professionals use Impulse.
Catalyst is for direct workouts where you require more energy for intense workout sessions. Most bodybuilders, endurance athletes, first responders, and others use Catalyst to perform their best in the gym.
No matter which one you choose, you can be sure they will help you accomplish your goals.
If you have any additional questions or comments about Catalyst or Impulse, feel free to email me at email@example.com, or message us on Instagram.
Until next time, Reforged Legion!
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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