January 22, 2020 4 min read

While pre-workouts are all the rage, some people prefer the pump without stimulants. If that sounds like you, then Pumped-AF is exactly what you're looking for.

Pumped-AF is designed to provide maximum vasodilation and substantially increase cellular volume.

The result? Increased muscle fullness, skin bursting pumps, and increased training capacity. 

It's great for men and women looking to improve endurance and performance across a number of athletic activities ranging from powerlifting, CrossFit, cycling, swimming, and traditional resistance training. 

If you've been searching for an effective stimulant-free pre-workout, then look no further.

Here's a detailed ingredient and benefits breakdown of Pumped-AF and how it can improve your training: 

Benefits of PUMPED AF:

  • Stimulate free pre-workout.
  • Increased muscle hydration.
  • Extreme muscle fullness.
  • Increases endurance.
  • Achieve that “pumped” feeling in your muscles we all seek from a great workout.
  • Improve cognitive function, stress resiliency, and mood.

 

Here are the key ingredients in Pumped-AF:

Sodium Chloride: Sodium chloride (NaCl), also known as salt, is an essential compound your body uses to:

  • Absorb and transport nutrients
  • Maintain blood pressure
  • Maintain the right balance of fluid
  • Transmit nerve signals
  • Contract and relax muscles
  • Nutrient absorption and transportation
  • Maintaining resting energy
  • Maintaining blood pressure and hydration

 

HydromaxTM: The industry’s first highly concentrated and stable form of powdered glycerol offering next-level hydration in a uniquely optimized blend of glycerol and silica, HydroMax® is like glycerol-plus. 

HydroMaxTM delivers all the goodness of glycerol in a powdered form with none of the stability drawbacks.

Key benefits:

  • Hyperhydration: The glycerol present in HydroMax® is easily absorbed and distributed throughout the intracellular space, increasing the concentration of fluid in the blood and tissues, positively affecting osmolarity and the expansion and maintenance of fluid volume
  • Improved Endurance: Glycerol has also been shown to help athletes store extra water, delaying the need for hydration. This suggests improved efficiency in exercise, thermoregulation and decreased physiological stress.
  • “Pumped” physique: Sports nutrition products containing the special glycerol formulation in HydroMaxTM can help them achieve that cherished 'pump effect' we're all looking for when we hit the gym.

Core temperature (Tcore) during exercise at 10 and 35°C before (black circles) and after (white circles) supplementation. Data presented as mean ± SD. *Significant difference between pre- and post-supplementation. Supplementation was effective at lowering core temperature in a hotter environment

Hydromax References:

  • J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2012 Dec 17;9(1):55
  • Sports Med. 2007;37(11):981-1000
  • Life Sci. 1995;57(7):645-53.
  • Int J Sports Med. 1996 Jan;17(1):27-33.
  • J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2011 Dec 16;8(1):24

 

Agmatine Sulfate: Agmatine is a compound naturally formed from the amino acid L-arginine. It is a neurotransmitter found predominantly in neurons. Because it is capable of targeting multiple receptors, researchers are investigating it in the context of a wide spectrum of complex diseases.

Furthermore, some research suggests that agmatine may play a role in cognitive function, stress resiliency, mood, and athletic performance.

Agmatine is a natural component of the inner workings of many cells and it has complex interactions with cellular function. Researchers have been working to untangle agmatine’s mechanisms and effects by studying human and animal cells as well as bacteria. Agmatine appears to block the production of NOS (nitric oxide synthase). Thus, some researchers believe agmatine may regulate nitric oxide levels.

 

The effects of eNOS and iNOS expression by agmatine treatment following transient global ischemia in rat hippocampus. Representative expressional levels of eNOS (A) and iNOS (C) at 6 h after agmatine treatment (100 mg/kg, i.p), and densitometric data (B, D). Data represent means±SD for n=5/NC, n=3/EC and Agm group per each time point.

Agmatine References:

  • Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2012 Jan;36(1):502-19
  • Exp Neurobiol. 2017 Dec;26(6):380-389
  • Anat Cell Biol. 2010 Sep;43(3):230-40

  

Beta Vulgaris (Beetroot) Extract: Beetroot (Beta vulgaris) is a root vegetable also known as red beet, table beet, garden beet, or just beet. It's packed with essential nutrients and they are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. 

Beetroots and beetroot juice have been associated with numerous health benefits including improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increased exercise performance. Many of these benefits are due to their high content of inorganic nitrates. 

Here are some benefits of beetroot for heart health and exercise performance.

  • Lower blood pressure: Studies show that beetroots or their juice can reduce blood pressure by up to 3–10 mm Hg over a period of a few hours. Such effects are likely due to increased levels of nitric oxide, which causes your blood vessels to relax and dilate.
  • Increased exercise capacity: Numerous studies suggest that nitrates can enhance physical performance, particularly during high-intensity endurance exercise. Dietary nitrates have been shown to reduce oxygen use during physical exercise by affecting the efficiency of mitochondria; the cell organs responsible for producing energy. Beets and their juice are often used for this purpose because of their high inorganic nitrate content. Consumption of beetroots may improve running and cycling performance, increase stamina, boost oxygen use, and lead to better exercise performance overall.

 

Figure. Average running velocity during each segment of a 5-km treadmill time trial. Data are means±standard error of the mean. P values reflect the significance of differences between trials with P≤0.05 considered significant

Beta Vulgaris (Beet Root) Extract References:

  • Hypertension. 2008 Mar;51(3):784-90
  • Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Volume 51, Issue 4, 15 August 2011, Pages 795-804
  • Cell Metab. 2011 Feb 2;13(2):149-59
  • J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 Apr;112(4):548-52

 

Kre-Alkalyn: Kre-alkalyn is a buffered form of creatine that is touted to remain more stable in the stomach, is not degraded to creatinine and thereby has greater bioavailability. This is accomplished by adding alkaline powder (e.g. soda ash, magnesium glycerol phosphate, bicarbonate) to creatine in order to adjust the pH to a range between 7-14

Kre-Alkalyn References:

  • J of Int Soc of Sports Nutrition 2012:43

Like stimulants and the pump? Perfect!

Pumped-AF can be combined with any of our pre-workouts and fat burners to create the perfect pre-workout concoction personalized just how you like it!

Dr. Paul Henning, PhD

About Dr. Paul

I'm currently an Army officer on active duty with over 15 years of experience and also run my own health and wellness business. The majority of my career in the military has focused on enhancing Warfighter health and performance. I am passionate about helping people enhance all aspects of their lives through health and wellness. Learn more about me