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5% Nutrition Kill It Legendary Series Is A Step Above The Rest

By March 6, 2024March 25th, 2024No Comments
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5% Nutrition’s newer version of Kill It, their popular pre-workout product, is part of their successful Legendary Series line. While we haven’t heard from 5% ,Nutrition for a while we decided to break down the SFP and dive deeper into why we love this product.

Kill It Legendary Series SFP

Niacin – 30mg5%LegendaryKillIt1

Niacin is a B vitamin that’s made and used by your body to turn food into energy. It helps keep your nervous system, digestive system and skin healthy. Niacin (vitamin B-3) is often part of a daily multivitamin, but most people get enough niacin from the food they eat. The normal daily serving of Niacin is around 30mg so this is right at the correct amount needed daily. 

Creatine MagnaPower – 72mg

Creatine MagnaPower is a unique blend of two key nutrients that help support athletes, creatine and magnesium. Creatine is one of the most thoroughly studied and widely used supplements to enhance exercise and sports performance. Magnesium is an essential mineral that helps support muscle function and helps to stabilize ATP, the chemical form of energy your muscles use to perform. By providing this unique blend of creatine and magnesium, Creatine MagnaPower helps to provide optimal nutrition for athletes that delivers results:

  • Increases muscle power and torque
  • Improves athletic (sprinting) performance 
  • Increases cellular hydration, which acts as an anabolic (growth) signal

Sodium – 24mg

Sodium is an essential nutrient necessary for maintenance of plasma volume, acid-base balance, transmission of nerve impulses and normal cell function. Basically sodium acts to keep intracellular water in your cells. Studies show a safe amount of sodium is around 3500mg per day. While athletes should be cognizant of how much sodium they intake daily, the amount included here wont push you over the daily amount. 

Potassium – 42mg

Potassium is a mineral present in most human cells. It is a type of electrolyte that helps with nerve function, muscle movement, heartbeat regulation, and more. Studies show that the recommended daily intake is based off your weight but at only 42mg here you can rest assured you will be getting enough potassium chloride in every serving.

NO/Endurance Blend – 7.5g

L-Citrulline

L-Citrulline is an amino acid that plays a role in the urea cycle. It is responsible for promotion of blood flow via increase in serum arginine levels; this mechanism increases the production of a compound called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide promotes vasodilation; the dilation of blood vessels. Wider blood vessels allows for more blood to pass. Blood is a transporter of nutrients which is essential for performance activity. It also carries oxygen which is essential in… living! A clinical dose is considered 4000-6000mg, so Bloodsport gives us alitte extra bump.

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Beta-Alanine

Ah the tingles! Beta-Alanine is an amino acid responsible for the synthesis of carnosyn, which is responsible for acid-base regulation within muscle cells. As you exercise, lactic acid begins to build up which can induce fatigue and ultimately hinder performance. Carnosyn helps to buffer this change in pH by binding to hydrogen ions and preventing any drop in pH levels; this mechanism prolongs time to exhaustion and ultimately increases performance in the gym. It is important to note that beta-alanine is responsible for an effect known as paresthesia. Have no fear! It is completely harmless, but will certainly have your body tingling.

Taurine 

Another amino acid, taurine, is highly prevalent in electrically active tissue. Taurine has a wide range of benefits; it is considered an osmoregulator and controls fluid volume within cells. It also regulates calcium homeostasis; calcium is an electrolyte that plays a critical role in muscular contractions. Taurine also plays a role in overall cardiovascular health by promoting vasodilation via reducing production of angiotensin II. By prioritizing the use of fat for fuel, taurine has been shown to enhance endurance training which is why Apollon has chosen to include this ingredient within their formula.

Agmatine Sulfate 

Ah, the jack of all trades! Agmatine sulfate is an interesting compound and poses several benefits when it comes inclusion in a pre-workout powder. Agmatine sulfate is a metabolite of L-Arginine and plays a role in the synthesis of nitric oxide; the ultimate blood flow enhancing ingredient. It acts on the third nitric oxide synthase and promotes endothelial relaxation. The endothelium is the inner lining of blood vessels; dilation of the endothelium allows for a larger diameter of the vessel and thus, allows a larger volume of blood to be carried to muscle tissue. As blood carries oxygen and nutrients around the body and also transports waste products out of muscle tissue, it’s easy to see why promotion of blood flow is such an important classification of ingredient to include in a formula! There is also literature supporting the nootropic effects of Agmatine as well, as Agmatine is a neurotransmitter and enhances focus.

L-Tyrosine

L-Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid (one that the body can produce on its own) and precursor to both our “feel good” neurotransmitter dopamine and noradrenaline. It is one of the most popular nootropic compounds in the supplement industry and has been shown to increase cognition during bouts of acute stress, such as exercising. L-tyrosine will provide a slight euphoric feeling that us gym rats absolutely adore, and it is becoming increasingly common to see supra-therapeutic doses of it in a pre-workout formula; some up to 4000mg. There also is literature suggesting that L-tyrosine supplementation may be beneficial for weigh management, as it plays a role in thyroid production.

COPMax

COP is a revolutionary muscle- and strength-enhancing compound with a high rate of absorption in muscle tissue. Regular supplements, such as inferior forms of creatine, are subject to the destructive process of cyclization. With continued use, COP can also allow you to subject your muscles to an increased time under tension.4 This can elicit a much greater anabolic signal for muscle growth to occur.

Caffeine Anhydrous 

Everyone’s favorite energy-providing, focus enhancing ingredient! This central nervous stimulant is well known throughout the industry; it is the purest caffeine source on the planet and enhances energy levels, focus, thermogenesis, and performance in the gym. It is backed my many studies and potentially the most consumed supplement in the world. While there are several forms of caffeine present in pre-workouts (ex. this is one of three caffeine sources within this formula), caffeine anhydrous is easily the most popular. 

Rhodiola Rosea 

Rhodiola is known as an adaptogen; a compound that primes your body to deal with stress. It’s been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and elevate mood. It poses a number of benefits, both cognitive and physical, that suggest increases in performance. In one study, Rhodiola was shown to reduce lactate levels and parameters of skeletal muscle damage following intense training. In another study, it suggested Rhodiola supplementation improved performance during endurance exercise by prolonging time to exhaustion versus control group. On the cognitive side, a 14-day trial showed that Rhodiola supplementation improved cognitive flexibility, elevated mood, reduced stress and anxiety, and also showed improvement in depressive symptoms. Overall, Rhodiola Rosea is a well rounded ingredient posing several performance benefits and works great in a pre-workout powder.

Creatine Blend – 1.5g

Creatine MagnaPower 

Creatine MagnaPower is a unique blend of two key nutrients that help support athletes, creatine and magnesium. Creatine is one of the most thoroughly studied and widely used supplements to enhance exercise and sports performance. Magnesium is an essential mineral that helps support muscle function and helps to stabilize ATP, the chemical form of energy your muscles use to perform. By providing this unique blend of creatine and magnesium, Creatine MagnaPower helps to provide optimal nutrition for athletes that delivers results:

  • Increases muscle power and torque
  • Improves athletic (sprinting) performance 
  • Increases cellular hydration, which acts as an anabolic (growth) signal

Creatine Monohydrate

Creatine Monohydrate is one of the most studied supplements available on the market today. Widely used across a variety of products, you can be sure that this will be extremely beneficial.

Creatine Pyruvate

Creatine Pyruvate is pretty similar to monohydrate and has mostly the same benefits. One thing Pyruvate has over all other forms of creatine is the fact that it is one of the most water soluble forms you can find.

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Final Takeaway

Nice to see 5% Nutrition back. While the world today seems to have affected a lot of companies, those that have weathered the storm are going to come back in full force. We really like this formula, and we like the lower amount of Caffeine, since so many companies seem to be pushing that envelope these days. 

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