by Tony Gjokaj February 16, 2020 6 min read
Everyone loves Impulse.
Many of you have been spreading the love to your friends and family, but it’s kind of hard to explain everything that it does! So with that, I decided to compile a blog post that you can read, understand, and even send to others.
This blog post is a comprehensive guide to Impulse: we will talk about what Impulse does, its formula, some frequently asked questions, and more (If reading is not your thing, I have added a video below that explains what we talk about here)!
Get ready for some knowledge!
The Supplement industry is an interesting industry to traverse through. For example, the FDA does not require for Dietary Supplements to be inspected prior to marketing. While the FDA does eventually “crackdown” on some products, it is usually too late when people have been consuming the products constantly. You must do your due diligence when it comes to purchasing and picking out supplements.
Now this time-intensive, I know. I’ve been supplementing for years and actually have experienced products that were eventually banned. We don’t want to go there.
As a result, we look through the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of banned substances so that we formulate wisely. As my team and I either compete or want to compete in drug-tested sports, we want to ensure our products are safe for everyone.
Seize the moment with our Nootropic Energy Drink, Impulse!
Impulse was carefully crafted with precision to give you absolute mental focus, memory enhancement, and a powerful cognitive experience.
Our goal with Impulse is to provide the "desire to act" in physical form - a powerful mind & body performance supplement. This product was created with the intention to help you dominate any task: whether it be studying for exams, focusing on hitting your next PR in the gym, or negotiating a deal with that big account.
Because of this, Impulse is a versatile energy catalyst that can be used for any situation at hand, making it an epic energy drink to have in your daily arsenal.
Let's talk about the components that make Impulse a powerful nootropic.
Before we get into all of the components of Impulse, let’s start by explaining what Nootropics are. Nootropics are ingredients or supplements that provide improvements to cognitive function, or brainpower.
Think of Bradley Cooper in the movie “Limitless”, where he takes the pill that unlocks limitless potential in his brain (everyone uses this example, and yet it is probably the best one). Nootropics are not as INTENSE, but if you use them frequently, you will see improvements.
Common nootropics used in the past are our Caffeine and B Vitamins. While these two are well known, it’s important to know there are some other badass ones that really do some great things – and only a few people know about them.
Let's dive into our components to see what they’re about!
Our favorite, Caffeine! Caffeine is a stimulant that manages mental & physical fatigue. In addition, it has been shown to improve power output in the gym! We use 200mg of Caffeine Anhydrous, equivalent to about 2 cups of coffee per scoop.
CDP-Choline is a nootropic or cognitive enhancer that helps with improving focus/attention, and memory enhancement. It is done so by providing choline to our brain. As a result, it creates acetylcholine. We use 500mg of Citicoline Sodium in a scoop.
Huperzine-A is a nootropic or cognitive enhancer that slows down the breakdown of acetylcholine. This means that acetylcholine lasts longer. Combined with Citicoline, Huperzine-A improves our cognitive experience with Impulse. We use 200mcg of Huperzine-A 1% to accomplish this.
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid used to promote the production of dopamine (happy mood!. N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine is a modified form of L-Tyrosine that provides more bioavailability. As a result, it provides cognitive improvements as well. It is typically used to handle levels of acute stress. We use 500mg of N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine per scoop.
Impulse provides energy to both our body and our brain, making it an Energy Supplement, or what we categorize as an Energy Catalyst.
This means it can be used for any scenario. Let me give you a few examples:
These are only a few examples of what you can do with Impulse.
Impulse is not just an energy drink: it’s more than that. Energy Beverages typically contain 300mg of caffeine. One energy drink will wire you, but two can lead to too much caffeine in one’s body: anxiety, loss of focus, headaches, crashes, and more can be a result of it.
Yes, TOO MUCH caffeine can be detrimental for physical and mental performance in the gym or in life (I can attest to this because I overdosed on caffeine one time and passed out. DO NOT drink multiple coffees and energy drinks).
While Impulse does contain caffeine, we have introduced nootropics in the formulation that’s goal is to provide a more subtle energy that works synergistically with caffeine. This means we try to reduce the negative effects of caffeine as best as possible.
Anecdotally, people have seen little to no crash hours after consumption.
For more information on caffeine consumption and how much caffeine you should have daily, please refer to the following questions.
While people see it as a pre-workout, it’s not necessarily just a pre-workout. Most pre-workouts contain beta-alanine (that tingly feeling and jitters), and Nitric Oxide Boosters (ingredients that help with the pump). Impulse manages the fatigue aspect through caffeine and nootropics, but it does not have any Nitric Oxide boosters in it.
This depends on your tolerance to caffeine and if you are using other nootropics with a similar formulation. Since our products are efficaciously dosed, this means you should assess slowly.
Here are a few things to know:
If you aren’t taking any other caffeine, stimulatory pre workouts, fat burners, or nootropic supplements, you can probably take 1-2 scoops. I would just recommend spacing it out throughout the day!
Our warnings on the product page go over this.
Do NOT use Impulse if you are under 21 or over 55 years of age. Do NOT use Impulse if you take MAO Inhibitors. Avoid alcohol and prescriptive stimulants when using Impulse. Do NOT use Impulse if you have pre-existing medical conditions.
So to summarize what you’ve learned from this guide:
I just wanted to thank you all personally for taking the time to read this, and embarking on a transformative journey along with us. All of us at Reforged CANNOT wait to bring you everything you’ve wanted in a supplement brand – and MORE.
Your legend begins with us. Now that you know about Impulse, click the button below to get yours!
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.
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What are the benefits of getting direct sun exposure?
Our human skin "runs" (for lack of better word) on a serotogenic system. This means that it is capable of producing serotonin. Sunlight exposure helps produce serotonin.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates our mood, digestion, bone density, and sleep. It is synthesized from tryptophan as a result of Vitamin D, which is synthesized from sun exposure.
So in this post, we are going to explore what this means to us and why sunlight exposure benefits us.
Let's dive in!
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In our quest to find what is leading to the decline in testosterone in men, we look towards the lifestyle choices encountered in our society today.
While we are all about optimal performance, some of us will sacrifice sleep, proper eating habits, and exercise for career performance.
One of the most neglected factors in this pursuit is sleep... and sleep is one factor that can have a large impact on testosterone.
So in this post, we are going to go over how sleep impacts your testosterone levels.
Let's dive in!
by Tony Gjokaj July 14, 2021 4 min read
When it comes to testosterone production, many men scour the internet in hopes of finding various ways to improve testosterone naturally.
The big secret about all of this is that it is well within our grasp for most of us.
Nutrition, for example, can play a huge part in testosterone production and is essential to optimize.
So in this post, we are going to talk about nutrition and how we can use it to optimize our testosterone levels.
Let's dive in!
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