Pre-Workout Supplements as Energy Boosters Rather than for Strength

energy boostersMany people know about strength enhancing supplements, but tend to forget about energy boosters. There are supplements that will help heal, tone, and grow your muscles, but there are also those that will wake you up, and help you function better than you would on your average day.

A great example of an energy booster is caffeine supplements. Caffeine is found in many of the beverages we consume every day. Tea, coffee, and the majority of soft drinks all include caffeine. There are also caffeine based supplements, such as Caffeine Anhydrous. This supplement is a special form of caffeine that has been found to be much more effective at providing your body with energy than your everyday caffeine.

Caffeine Anhydrous powder is quickly absorbed into your system and it helps you increase alertness, as well as reduce fatigue. This supplement can be beneficial for athletes as well as college students studying for their finals. This supplement has been reported to make you feel awake, even after a sleepless night. Caffeine Anhydrous powder is highly soluble and will take effect in roughly 15 minutes after digesting it; however, it only reaches its full energy potential after about 45 minutes.

Another lesser known great energy booster is Inositol supplement. Inositol is found in some fruits and beans. Inositol supplement helps you feel more energetic, and also acts as a mood enhancer, making you feel happier and energized. One of the great things about it is that it helps you feel focused while avoiding side effects as much as possible.

Above are just the supplements that will help you stay energized and focused; however, they will not have a significant effect on your work-outs at the gym. DS Craze, a pre-workout supplement will help you increase your energy levels, as well as push you beyond your limits at the gym. This supplement increases the amount of Creatine that your skeletal muscles hold.  Besides an intense boost at the gym, DS Craze pre workout supplement will also provide a great energy boost as it contains a significant amount of caffeine.

Additional Energy Boosters

There are also a ton of commercially available Vitamin supplements that will help you stay awake and alert. A great vitamin-like compound is Coenzyme Q10. It is naturally occurring, and it is responsible for energy production in your body; it also produces ATP. ATP is directly correlated to energizing muscles. Besides helping you stay alert, Coenzyme Q10 act as an anti-aging supplement as it is a powerful antioxidant. Another vitamin which aids with energy production is the well-known vitamin B. Vitamin B plays an important role in the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein as well as fat. It converts ingested food into energy and helps you live your life as you should; full of energy.

Listed above are only some of the more popular of the countless energy and pre-workout supplements, most of which you can find online. Remember that there are always options for you, and you are not limited at the gym by pre-workout supplements; you can keep yourself healthy and energetic from the comfort of your own home.


Why Beta Alanine is Underrated


Recently I’ve been experimenting with my own pre-workout mixes because I wanted to give myself a break from DS Craze. While DS Craze pre workout supplement is great, and really gets me through my new 2-3 hour workouts, it’s loaded with stimulants and it’s generally a good idea to give oneself a break from stimulants here and there.

There are some ingredients that I’m not completely sold on, but try anyway, but the Beta Alanine supplement I got was amazing. There are a lot of people out there and videos on YouTube saying that beta alanine is worthless and overrated. A lot of people are referring to the face tingling they get that made Jack3d as popular as it was. Beta alanine isn’t beneficial for its stimulatory properties though.

So What is Beta Alanine?

When someone is in the gym and is using the row machine or stair stepper, they might feel their muscles burning. The burning sensation is from a buildup of lactic acid and limits our performance in the gym. Beta alanine supplement buffers the lactic acid buildup allowing for longer, more intense workouts.

Beta alanine is perfect for me because I like to train in the higher repetition range (8-15 repetitions per set in the weight room) and at the higher sets, the muscle burn is generally a limiting factor. I’ve also recently discovered the advantages to using beta alanine in cardio training, such as light jogging or even high-intensity interval training (basically sprinting with short rest periods of walking).

Unfortunately, beta alanine isn’t very beneficial for people who train for strength or in short intervals with long periods of rest in between. I believe it’s most beneficial if you’ve been doing something strenuous for at least 60 seconds (like jogging, but not pushing out a one-rep max).

It comes as a powder, and can be mixed into drinks. It dissolves in water, but the taste by itself isn’t great, so I would suggest adding some sort of flavor in. Also, if you take too much, then you’ll notice those face tingles, but they’re essentially harmless and nothing to worry about.

Why I Use Craze Pre Workout Supplement


I’m typically a fan of saving money and creating my own pre-workout mixes, but lately DS Craze has been an exception. Because of my busy schedule, I typically keep a container of Craze in my back seat and on my way home from work I mix a scoop in my water bottle and chug away. By the time I get home and change for the gym, I can feel the energy coursing through my veins and I’m ready to get stronger.

Craze Pre Workout Benefits and Review

I should mention as part of this Craze pre workout review, it is also wonderful because of its appetite-suppressing effects. Many users report that Craze causes a loss in appetite and therefore a loss in weight. Though not marketed as a diet supplement, there are various theories as to why Craze has this particular characteristic. It could be the Citramine which has the same active ingredient as synephrine (which acts as an appetite suppressant) or it could be the Dendrobium (on the ingredient list on the label of Craze, apparently a plant). The last potential theory is that it contains PEA (Phenylethylamine) which for some suppresses appetite. This is great for people like me who weight train fasted and are trying to lose a couple extra pounds of fat. By the time I finish work, I’m hungry enough to eat a large pizza, but the Craze fends off this hunger feeling until after I finish lifting. Also, because I take it fasted, the stimulant effects affect me to a much higher extreme than if I was taking it on a full stomach.

One thing I should mention is that while Craze pre workout supplement is a good way to feel ready to hit the gym, a lot of people feel it is lacking compared to a lot of products available on the market. One large ingredient that is missing from the new blend of Craze is DMAA. It’s like caffeine but stronger yet shorter-lasting – similar to the saying “The candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long”. If you add 25-50mg of DMAA to your Craze, you’ll feel like you can lift every weight in the gym, and then some. I think the reason DS did not include DMAA in Craze is because without the DMAA, there is hardly a crash. I personally hardly feel a crash and can take my Craze in the morning (if I’m lifting in the morning) and the rest of the day will be virtually unaffected after the effects wear off. If I were to add DMAA for a morning workout, I would surely crash by lunchtime and feel the need to take a nap.