L-Citrulline – 6000mg
Studies have shown that taking L-Citrulline increases vasodilation by raising plasma arginine levels. Arginine on its own is mainly shut down by arginase (the pump killer) before it can bind with Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS). eNOS converts arginine into Nitric Oxide and increases blood flow. Nitric oxide is a compound in the body that causes blood vessels to widen and stimulates the release of certain hormones, such as insulin and human growth hormone. Studies have shown that taking L-Citrulline significantly increases plasma arginine and NO levels higher than arginine does. The clinical studied dose was 8g of citrulline malate (citrulline bound to malic acid), which is the equivalent of 5.6g of pure L-Citrulline. BIG BOY is formulated with 6g of pure L-Citrulline to ensure you experience the pumping results found in clinical studies.
GlycerSwol™ Glycerol (min 65%) Powder – 2000mg
Is a powdered form of glycerol, a very powerful osmolyte, meaning it can increase the flow of water into your cells inducing swelling, which not only increases performance and prevents dehydration, but also results in a huge muscle pump. This excess water can last up to 4hr before your body breaks down GlycerSwol™ and you expel the excess water.
In large doses, as found in BIG BOY, this can have a dramatic effect on performance and pumps. Studies show that a decrease in as little as 2% hydration can affect performance negatively by up to 20%.
Agmatine Sulphate – 1000mg
Agmatine Sulfate boosts Nitric Oxide levels creating a massive pump during training. Agmatine also helps to block the breakdown of NO in the body making your muscle pump last longer than ever before. Agmatine also increases natural growth hormone, LH and IGF-1 levels. Additionally, Agmatine is a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator, creating a nootropic effect when taking it.
Agmatine will: increase muscle pumps, reduce the sensation of pain during training, maximize nutrient delivery to muscle cells, improve muscle cell insulin sensitivity, boost endurance, decrease recovery time, heighten cognitive focus, and create a positive mental outlook.
Black Ginger 4:1 Extract (equivalent to 2000mg total dried black ginger) – 500mg
Black Ginger Extract (Kaempferia Parviflora) is a medicinal root from Thailand. It’s famous with Muay Thai fighters as Thai Ginseng, and its used to increase endurance, vigor, and muscle strength. Black Ginger Extract is also famous for its benefits to improve erectile function. Human clinical trials reported that Black Ginger Extract improves peripheral blood circulation and peripheral vasculature. Black Ginger Extract has a very high level of 5,7 dimethoxyflavone, which is the most potent flavone in PDE5 inhibition as it inhibits the enzyme that breaks down nitric oxide (NO) thereby prolonging vasodilation.
Research shows that Black Ginger Extract works in two ways; by potentially improving vasodilation and blood circulation (PDE5 inhibition), as well as by boosting the levels of feel-good neurotransmitters and their sensitivity by stimulating dopaminergic function in the hypothalamus.