Caffeine in its natural form is known to improve your focus and concentration. It has also been specifically proven to boost alertness during tasks.
Studies have found that alertness and work output improved after caffeine supplementation, due to a marked improvement in vigilance and increased ability to exert sustained attention.
At physical level aspects such as endurance performance, and endurance capacity also improved.
- Participants of the study reported better focus, higher energy levels, improved efficiency and wakefulness.
- Various studies have also found that Caffeine can help endurance in athletes due to its ergogenic effect. Researchers have found that ingesting caffeine can increase the accumulation of muscle glycogen thereby preventing fatigue and increasing time to exhaustion.
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COCONUT WATER POWDER
Coconut water powder comes from the liquid of fresh coconuts, which is then freeze-dried and turned into a powdered form.
Coconut water is rich in vitamins and minerals including; potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium.
Research suggests that this natural ingredient is the perfect alternative to traditional sports drinks due to its strong concentration of electrolytes.
- Coconut Water contains a large amount of Potassium, Potassium is a vasoactive electrolyte that supports normal muscular and neurological function.
- The presence of minerals like Calcium support a normal energy-yielding metabolism.
- Coconut Water powder uses Magnesium, this mineral supports a normal electrolyte balance as well as contributing to reduced tiredness and fatigue.
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Seven health benefits of Coconut Water. Mandy Ferreira 2016 July.
PANTOTHENIC ACID/VITAMIN B5
Powher includes a potent blend of the Vitmain B complex including; Pantothenic acid (B5) as well as Pyridoxine (B6) and Cyanocobalamin (B12). Studies have shown that Pantothenic Acid supports:
- Reduced tiredness and fatigue
- A normal ‘energy yielding metabolism’
- Normal ‘mental performance’ as well as normal ‘functioning of the nervous system’
Maintaining optimal levels of Vitamin B is crucial for healthy energy levels and effective physical performance.
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Enxtra combines 3 natuaral extracts including C.Flexuous oil (LG) as well as water soluble extracts of A. galanga and G. Glabra.
These all combine to create one of most premium pre-workout ingredients on the market, as a result you won’t find in the vast majority of supplements on the market.
EnXtra has been designed as a natural ‘Caffeine Amplifier’, the aim is to enhance and compliment the effects of caffeine.
The result is a pre workout that supports reduced tiredness and fatigue during exercise, but without the post-workout ‘crash effect’! The ‘Caffeine crash’ is the word coined for side effects such as ‘Palpitations, jitters, headaches and insomnia’.
(Effects of Cymbopogon Flexuosus, Alpinia Galanga, and Glycyrrhiza Glabra on Attention: A Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study Shalini Srivastava)
Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble ingredient that is well known for its ability to maintain healthy nerve and metabolic function.
A study observing the blood vitamin levels of athletes found that concentrations of B6 fell after a marathon and that supplementing with B6 contributes to:
- Normal functioning of the nervous system
- Normal protein and glycogen metabolism
- Reduction of tiredness and fatigue and the normal function of the immune system
Int J Sport Nutr. 1994 Jun;4(2):154-65. Acute changes in vitamin B6 status in endurance athletes before and after a marathon. Rokitzki L.
Med Hypotheses. 2000 May;54(5):803-7. High-dose pyridoxine as an ‘anti-stress’ strategy McCarty MF1.
A 2010 study showed that Vitamin B12 deficiency is more prominent in people who exercise on a regular basis.
Optimal Vitamin B levels contribute to a normal homocysteine metabolism, as well as normal red blood cell formation. Like the other B Vitamins, it plays an important role in reducing tiredness and fatigue, as well as a normal energy yielding metabolism and functioning immune system.
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B12 deficiency may be more difficult to detect in people who exercise regularly. Vitamin B-12 deficiency BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2305 (Published 01 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2305.
Oxyjun is a bespoke ingredient that is extracted from the bark of the ‘Termninalia Arjuna’ tree. It has undergone human testing and has been developed specifically for use in pre workout supplements and other similar products.
This safe, natural compound is ‘stimulant free’ and originates from India and Sri Lanka. Also known as an Ethanolic extract it has potent antioxidant properties.
(Girandola RN, Srivastava S, 2016) (Sandhu JS et al, 2010).
Rednite is a special type of fresh beetroot that is rich in the natural ‘performance enhancer’ Nitrate. Rednite includes up to 5 times the amount of Nitrate as regular Beetroot, and as a result up to 10 times the number of antioxidants.
Rednite is a high- end, specialist ingredient that has been formulated specifically for workout products.
(The Effects of Nitrate-Rich Supplementation on Neuromuscular Efficiency during Heavy Resistance Exercise) Shawn D. Flanagan
This aromatic amino acid is a precursor to the production of neurotransmitters like dopamine, epinephrine and nor-epinephrine. As a result it is claimed that L-Tyrosine may improve mood during acute stress conditions. More importantly there may be a causal relationship between L-Tyrosine and improved focus and concentration.
Effect of tyrosine ingestion on cognitive and physical performance utilising an intermittent soccer performance test (iSPT) in a warm environment. Coull NA Eur J Appl Physiol. 2015 Feb;115(2):373-86. doi: 10.1007/s00421-014-3022-7. Epub 2014 Oct 19.
Oral tyrosine supplementation improves exercise capacity in the heat. Tumility L, Eur J Appl Physiol. 2011 Dec;111(12):2941-50.
Tyrosine Ingestion and Its Effects on Cognitive and Physical Performance in the Heat. Coull N Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 Feb;48(2):277-86.
Powher includes a hefty 2g dose of pure L-Citrulline malate per daily serving. This amino acid is naturally occurring and is an extremely popular ingredient found in pre-workout powders.
Even though the body produces it naturally, L-Citrulline has been the subject of a number of studies assessing its effect on athletic performance.
J Strength Cond Res. 2010 May;24(5):1215-22. Citrulline malate enhances athletic anaerobic performance and relieves muscle soreness. Pérez-Guisado J1, Jakeman PM.
Br J Sports Med. 2002 Aug;36(4):282-9. Citrulline/malate promotes aerobic energy production in human exercising muscle. Bendahan D.
Beta-Alanine is a naturally sourced, non-essential amino acid.
A review report published in 2010 considered the effects of beta-alanine supplementation on performance during multiple bouts of high-intensity exercise.
Beta-Alanine and has also been shown to increases the levels of carnosine a protein molecule. High levels of Carnosine may reduce fatigue in women during aerobic activity. Carnosine are reported to be lower in women compared to men.
Effects of anine supplementation on exercise performance: a meta-analysis. R. M. Hobson Amino Acids. 2012 Jul; 43(1): 25–37.
Influence of Skeletal Muscle Carnosine Content on Fatigue during Repeated Resistance Exercise in Recreationally Active Women. Alyssa N. Varanoske.
Role of beta-alanine supplementation on muscle carnosine and exercise performance. Artioli GG1, Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Jun;42(6):1162-73.
Taurine is an amino acid that is produced by the body and is abundant in the muscles and the brain, the main food source for it is meat and fish.
Taurine is believed to have antioxidant actions and is commonly found in popular energy drinks. Powher utilises a substantial dose of this natural compound, with 2.5g per daily serving.
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2013;776:179-87. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6093-0_18. Additional effects of taurine on the benefits of BCAA intake for the delayed-onset muscle soreness and muscle damage induced by high-intensity eccentric exercise. Ra SG.
Taurine Is a Potent Activator of Extrasynaptic GABAA Receptors in the Thalamus. Fan Ji Journal of Neuroscience 2 January 2008, 28 (1) 106-115.
POWHER is manufactured to the highest quality standards in line with good manufacturing practice (GMP).
Each tub is produced in FDA registered facilities, meaning you can be sure that you’re getting a quality, U.S. made product you can believe in.
We ship worldwide from the USA & UK using a tracked delivery service.