Meet DRIVE by Fenix
- 20+ Hour Nitric Oxide Release*
- Explosive & Sustained Energy
- Supports Endurance*
- Supports Strength & Lean Muscle Mass
- Contains L-Citrulline (NO precursor – for improving athletic performance)*
- Contains Creatine, Caffeine, Beta Alanine, Niacin and L-Glutamine
PRODUCT INGREDIENT BENEFITS
Through a process involving an enzyme called nitric oxide synthase, L-Arginine is converted to nitric oxide in the innermost lining of the arteries, known as the endothelium. L-Arginine is well known to promote vasodilation during exercise or hypercholesterolemia (Definition: condition of very high levels of cholesterol in the blood). Vasodilation is hindered by this condition and L-Arginine has been found to promote smooth muscle relaxation through nitric oxide production.
L-Citrulline yields more L-Arginine and nitric oxide. This important process helps optimize blood flow, promotes healthy energy levels, and helps maintain optimal levels of nitric oxide for a longer period of time. L-Citrulline supports a healthy response to inflammation and oxidative stress induced muscle cell wasting. L-Citrulline plus L-arginine supplementation supports a more rapid increase in plasma L-Arginine levels and marked enhancement of nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability than dosing with these amino acids individually.
Vitamin C is a critical vitamin in a number of bodily processes and functions. In addition to its natural antioxidative properties, Vitamin C helps make collagen, a connective tissue that knits together wounds and supports blood vessel walls. In addition, it supports production of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine, thus increasing alertness and wellbeing. Vitamin C is also critical in supporting a healthy immune system.
Many people don’t get enough of this nutrient. While the body uses sunlight to make vitamin D, it cannot make enough if you live in northern climates or don’t spend much time in the sun. This vitamin supports healthy cardiovascular function and inflammatory response. It helps maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus, which helps strengthen bones and teeth.
An essential vitamin that is needed by the body for blood clotting and other important processes. Vitamin K keeps the calcium in the bones and out of the arteries, and it may help prevent hip fractures.
Vitamin B12, B6 and Folate
B12: Some people, particularly older adults, are deficient in vitamin B12 due to having trouble absorbing this vitamin from food. B-12 deficiency has been linked to a number of different dysfunctions, ranging from difficulties with memory and cognition, energy levels, and even healthy nerve function. This vitamin supports healthy homocysteine levels (linked to heart attack and stroke through plaque formation in arteries), and may support cardiovascular health. In addition, vitamin B12 assists in making new cells, including red blood cells, and breaking down some fatty acids and amino acids. It also helps protect nerve cells and encourages their normal growth.
B6: B6 aids in modulating homocysteine levels. This vitamin helps convert tryptophan to niacin and serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays key roles in sleep, appetite, and moods. It also supports healthy cognitive abilities and immune function.
Folate: This vitamin is vital for new cell creation. It supports healthy pregnancy and can support healthy levels of homocysteine.
The majority of magnesium in the body is found in bones. If your blood levels are low, your body can tap into those magnesium reserves to correct the problem. This mineral is needed for many chemical reactions in the body, as it works with calcium in blood clotting, regulation of blood pressure and muscle contraction. In addition, magnesium supports healthy bones and teeth.
Chromium helps to support healthy blood sugar levels, and is needed to free energy from glucose.
Black Pepper Extract
Black pepper extract has a positive effect on absorption of nutrients from the intestine. This effect is known as “bioenhancement.” Black pepper has been used for centuries to treat gastrointestinal distress, inflammation, pain and other disorders.
Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, plays a role in metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. This means it helps convert food into energy. Getting an adequate amount of niacin helps ensure your metabolism of nutrients is at its best and aids in maintaining your energy levels. Niacin has been prescribed for the treatment of various cardiovascular conditions and cholesterol deficiencies.
Side Effects: Common side effects include flushing of the skin, itching, skin rashes, dry skin.
Beta alanine increases muscle carnosine concentrations, which is why supplementation with this amino acid supports your ability to perform high-intensity exercise. Beta Alanine can help to improve fatigue resistance and performance to exhaustion.
Side Effects: Beta-alanine in a single dose has been shown to cause mild burning or flushing of the skin.
L-glutamine helps prevent muscle breakdown and can improve your body’s ability to recover during sleep. It may accelerate the recovery of muscle strength following intense exercise, resulting in less muscle damage and strength loss over a period of time.
Caffeine supports reaction time, vigilance and logical reasoning during extended periods with restricted opportunities for sleep. After in-depth review over the past years, it was shown that caffeine intake between 38 to 400mg per day could support benefit and minimize risk in relation to mood, cognitive function, performance and hydration.
Creatine supports the body’s capacity to perform high intensity workouts and physical activity and also assists in building greater muscle size and performance gains. Creatine is used to supply the muscle fibers with immediate energy, supporting muscle endurance. It has been well established that creatine can support optimal strength performance and improve overall body composition through reduction of body fat.
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