What are the benefits of a NON-Stim Pre-Workout? And is a Non-Stim Pre-Workout right for you?
Christina Mollenhauer | Nutritionist
Pre-workout supplements are used to give that extra boost of energy and power in a training session, and usually contain caffeine. But if you are looking to reduce your caffeine intake or train in the afternoon, finding a non-stim pre-workout might be the best for you!
If you’re struggling to know what a non-stim pre-workout is, what ingredients should you look for, and if it is right for you, keep reading!
The difference between a ‘stim’ and ‘non-stim pre-workout
The main difference between a ‘stim’ and ‘non-stim’ pre-workout is caffeine. A ‘stim’ pre-workout will contain caffeine which has been used widely in supplements to increase alertness and endurance.
A non-stim preworkout is a similar supplement but does not contain caffeine or stimulants. Some may find stimulants to increase jitteriness, and negatively impact their hormones or sleep. A non-stim preworkout is a perfect option for those wanting to avoid caffeine or the crashes that may come with stimulants.
The best non-stim pre-workout ingredients!
When looking for a non-stim pre-workout, there is a few ingredients to consider, so that you still get the benefits of increased strength and endurance.
Creatine is a naturally occurring compound produced by the body. It assists the regulation of energy production and acts indirectly to help supply the body with energy to train hard. Increasing creatine stores in the body, can reduce fatigue and improve performance during high-intensity sessions. To maintain optimal creatine levels in the body to achieve these effects, a maintenance dose of 3-5 g per day is recommended.
Beta-alanine is an amino acid naturally made within the body. In training, it is important for producing a certain protein that helps reduce fatigue in the muscles. Beta-Alanine supplementation increases fatigue resistance, training capacity and performance.
Taurine, another type of amino acid that has many functions, such as lowering blood pressure and calming the nervous system. In sports performance, there is promising signs that taurine reduces muscle damage during exercise, and therefore muscle soreness after training.
One of the most important benefits of Arginine is its role in Nitric Oxide Production. Nitric oxide helps to increase blood flow to the muscles and creates a ‘pump’. Arginine increases nitric oxide production and muscle fullness.
Citrulline Malate, another amino acid that aids sports performance by enhancing Nitric Oxide Production. Citrulline Malate plays a role in increasing blood flow and oxygen to the muscles which is beneficial for reducing muscle soreness.
What is the BEST non-stim pre-workout?
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The Power Potion contains 3000mg of creatine per serve, plus beta-alanine, taurine, arginine, citrulline malate and adaptogens! This non stim pre-workout is formulated to increase power, and endurance by increasing blood flow, muscle growth and recovery.
If you train in the afternoon or at night, this product is perfect for you. If you are sensitive to stimulants, this product is perfect for you. If you want a delicious pre-workout, this product is perfect for you.
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