Kigelia Africana (1,6-DMHA or 1,6-Dimethylhexylamine or 2-Aminoisoheptane) is incredibly similar in structure and performance to its 1,3-DMAA predecessor. In fact if anything it has some benefits that make it even more attractive from a performance and health perspective.
You can’t have a stimulant based pre workout without caffeine. With 300mg you should feel a powerful immediate rise in adrenaline to super charge your workout. The biggest issue with caffeine is desensitization. A lot of users become less responsive to caffeine the more they use. Fortunately Kigelia Africana (1,6-DMHA) has the ability to not only stimulate adrenaline, dopamine and acetyl choline but it also enhances your responsiveness to caffeine therefore boosting the benefits.
This patented white tea (Bai Mudan™) has been standardized for theophylline. This unique amino acid has the ability to enhance energy and motivation. Before you finish your 300ml drink of RIOT you will feel euphoric then shift up a gear and experience intense energy and focus. Theophylline also helps to enhance the thought process, boost memory and reduce brain fatigue. This unique characteristic makes RIOT in a league of its own for mental clarity.
There are a number of benefits associated with Agmatine. Agmatine increases Nitric Oxide in the same way Arginine does but to a greater rate of potency. Agmatine has a nootropic effect and delivers a mental edge in or out of the gym. Agmatine is also a potent anti-oxidant which may help reduce the free radical damage that occurs during exercise leading to a faster recovery. Finally, Agmatine has been shown to increase Luteinizing Hormone and Growth Hormone which may improve the hormonal environment for muscle gain and fat loss. The minimum beneficial dose is 750mg with more studies supporting 1,000mg which is the dose found in RIOT.
Citruline Malate has been clinically proven to be more effective at increasing Nitric Oxide than Arginine. Studies using between 1,500 and 6,000mg of Citruline have seen profound results in performance enhancement. Not only does Citruline Malate increase Nitric Oxide but it also reduces Lactic Acid. In a 2010 study this reduction in Lactic Acid and ammonia was responsible for an average increase of 52.92% in repetitions. Participants reported an average decrease of 40% in muscle soreness at 24 and 48 hours.
Taurine has been added for many benefits including its ability to prolong fatigue and increase time to exhaustion. Taurine also acts like Creatine in terms of cell volumization. This ability to improve intracellular hydration may lead to increased muscle power, strength and recovery. Taurine also smooths out the hard hitting stimulants and provides prolonged energy release.
Creatine is the most researched compound in the world of sports nutrition. It’s incredibly effective at increasing strength, power and speed. Creatine also has a role to play at reducing muscle fatigue and enhancing muscle recovery. Although 1,500mg is a relatively low dose it is more than enough to replace what your muscles would use in most workouts.
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout provides your body with the nutritional energy to achieve your true strength.