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.
With Reforged, we wanted to focus on simplicity and transparency, along with powerful efficacious dosages. To accomplish this, we have only four major components of Impulse. If you look at the back of the label, we have no proprietary blends: we wanted to show you every component of our product, down to it’s microgram.
We want you to look at the label and be comfortable with what you put in your body.
Now, let’s discuss each main component of Impulse in the next section.
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.
Citicoline 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. For more examples, we have an Instagram series called “100 Ways to Use Impulse” to show it’s versatility.
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!
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