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Big Zone Shelter 2.0 450g

Big Zone Shelter 2.0 450g

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The new Big Zone Shelter
If you don't move with the times, you move with the times. And so we always try to adapt our formula to the latest scientific findings, trends and legal requirements. Who wants products that are no longer up to date? We always try to get the most out of everything and offer you state-of-the-art products, which is why we have also given our popular pre-workout booster, the Shelter, a makeover.

The new BigZone Shelter now relies even more heavily on the synergies between the individual ingredients to make what it contains even more effective.

What exactly is in it?
L-Citrulline DL-Malate

Nowadays, citrulline can no longer be missing from any booster. The amino acid has a key function in our organism and serves as a precursor to arginine, which in turn can be converted into nitrogen monoxide (NO). NO, in turn, has the task, among other things, of promoting the vasodilation of the blood vessels, i.e. widening them. This is intended to increase blood flow and thus the pumping effect.

However, the reason why we use citrulline in our BigZone Shelter instead of using arginine directly is that studies have observed that taking citrulline increases the arginine level in the blood more than taking arginine itself. The reason for this is that, on the one hand, citrulline is better absorbed through the intestine and, on the other hand, that it is broken down less by the liver through the so-called first-pass effect.

By using L-citrulline, more substrate is available in the blood to efficiently promote the pump effect.

L-Tyrosine is another important amino acid in our metabolism and, for example, is involved in the synthesis of thyroid hormones and also serves as a precursor to dopamine as well as adrenaline and norepinephrine.

Studies have shown that taking L-tyrosine before training not only alleviated the perception of stress, but also increased alertness and thus improved training performance, especially under extreme conditions.

Guarana extract
Guarana is a natural source of caffeine in which the stimulant is bound to natural plant substances and is therefore released into the blood more slowly. Almost 150 mg of the total 399.6 mg of caffeine in the BigZone Shelter comes from guarana and ensures a constant effect even during longer training sessions, without a sudden drop.

OxyStorm® is a patented amaranth extract that has a high natural nitrate content. Natural nitrates have been shown in studies to increase blood flow and thus increase the pumping effect. Researchers also observed a reduction in blood pressure and an improvement in the work capacity of athletes through taking it.

L-Theanine from green tea extract
Studies have observed that the amino acid L-theanine has calming effects without making you tired. Studies have also observed that it could reduce the subjective perception of stress and thus also have significant adaptogenic effects.

Furthermore, current study reviews show that L-theanine could have a synergistic effect with caffeine and that the two substances in combination improve attention, cognitive performance and subjective perception of mental fatigue more than both substances when viewed in isolation.
Caffeine is probably THE core element of every training booster. In fact, it is also one of the few effective stimulants permitted in dietary supplements and is undoubtedly the most commonly consumed stimulant worldwide. It not only helps increase alertness but also concentration.

The mechanism of action is that caffeine blocks the receptors for adenosine. Adenosine serves as a signaling molecule in our body that signals tiredness to our brain so that we can rest. If its receptors are blocked, the signal for tiredness is no longer transmitted and, to put it simply, we simply stay awake.

For this reason, studies have also observed that caffeine in an amount of 3 to 6 mg per kilogram of body weight increases strength performance and work capacity during strength training. The BigZone Shelter contains almost 400 mg, a combination of synthetic and natural caffeine, the maximum permitted amount per serving. This amount should equate to this amount of 3 to 6 mg/kg for most athletes.

Cognizin® is a patented raw material that provides citicoline, also known as CDP-choline. This substance consists of cytosine and phosphocholine and is broken down into choline and cytosine in the body. The cytosine is then later broken down into uridine, which plays an important role in our central nervous system.

The choline from the Cognizin® in the BigZone Shelter, in turn, serves the brain as a basic substance for the production of acetyl-choline, an important neurotransmitter that plays an important role in the ability to concentrate and cognitive performance.

Contrary to what the name suggests, L-norvaline is not an analogue of the amino acid valine, but of isoleucine. L-Norvaline is able to inhibit the enzyme arginase and thus reduce the breakdown of arginine in the blood. This means that more arginine is available in the blood to be converted into nitric oxide by the enzyme NO synthase. We used it in BigZone Shelter with the intention of synergistically supporting the effectiveness of L-Citrulline.
Pine bark extract
The main active ingredient in pine bark extract is a series of proanthocyanidins. They have been shown to increase the activity of the enzyme NO synthase, thereby enhancing the conversion production of nitric oxide. Pine bark extract therefore represents another potentially synergistic substance in the pump matrix of the BigZone Shelter.

KannaEase® is a patented raw material from a traditional South African medicinal plant called Sceletium Tortuosum, also called “Kanna”. According to studies, this should, among other things, improve the mood and the ability to concentrate, which in our opinion can only benefit productive training.
Black pepper extract
Black pepper, or the piperine it contains, is known to promote the bioavailability of various substances. Scientific studies indicate that piperine, among other things, supports the effect of the amino acids contained in the BigZone Shelter and the pine bark extract and could therefore contribute to an improved effect.

Vitamin B6
Like all vitamins, vitamin B6 is, among other things, an important co-factor for the activation of metabolic processes. Strictly speaking, vitamin B6 is involved in over 100 metabolic reactions in our body. One of them, which we wanted to take advantage of in the BigZone Shelter, is the conversion of the amino acid L-tyrosine into dopamine and later into adrenaline and norepinephrine by the enzyme L-dopa decarboxylase.

How should the BigZone Shelter be taken?

As a pre-workout booster, the BigZone Shelter should be taken approx. 30 minutes before training. One serving corresponds to 15 g of powder, or 1 level measuring spoon. in 500 ml of water.

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