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Core Nutritionals Reveals Fully Loaded Ascension Pre-Workout

By February 23, 2024No Comments
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Core Nutritionals Ascension

Doug Miller is throwing it back. Doug Miller, the CEO of Core Nutritionals (as well as Arms Race Nutrition, Merica Labz and co-owner in MyoBlox) has thrown it back to the old school days of Core Nutritionals with the announcement of the new Ascension pre-workout powder launching at the Arnold Classic in 2024. The new pre-workout will feature old school Core Nutritional branding with a new school loaded product formula.

Core Nutritionals Ascension Pre-Workout Supplement Facts

Core Nutritionals Ascension will be the most loaded pre-workout supplement Core Nutritionals has ever launched. The formula is a 40/20 serving (we look at the 20-serving) with five patent ingredients.

L-Citrulline – 10g

Core Nutritionals Ascension SFPCitrulline is dosed at a massive 10g. We’ve seen more of this in fully loaded pre-workout powders. Understand that acute benefits of Citrulline start at 3g. A 10g dosage is double what we used to traditionally see in loaded pre-workout powders.

Citrulline is the precursor to Arginine. It converts to Arginine in the body which increases nitric oxide and thus improving blood flow.

Beta Alanine – 6.4g

Beta Alanine is most famous for the “itches” it gives the user. We like to see this at a minimum of 3.2g, but are seeing more and more go to 6.4g, a much better dosage. Beta Alanine helps with muscular endurance which can help buffer lactic acid and let you go longer in the gym.

Creatine Monohydrate – 5g

Creatine, the most well studied, proven ingredient in sports nutrition is dosed at 5g. This is the dosage that is typically recommended to be taken daily. Creatine plays a very important role in ATP production. Creatine can help with energy levels and muscular gain and recovery.

Arginine Nitrate (as NO3-T) – 3g

Exogenous nitrates have been said to be a favorite among bodybuilders who love the pump. Arginine Nitrate yields Arginine and exogenous nitrates to help improve blood flow and provide bigger, fuller pumps. A 3g dosage is a very good dosage.

Hydroprime Glycerol – 2g

Powdered glycerol has had a lot of differing opinions, but you rarely ever see Hydroprime criticized due to its effectiveness. Hydroprime is a branded version of glycerol that has been shown to increase fluid retention in muscles to help with muscular endurance and bigger pumps. Think of glycerol as turning your muscles into a sponge, to absorb fluid and aid in output. 

L-Tyrosine – 2g

Tyrosine is a nonessential amino acid that has gained a lot of popularity in pre-workout supplements due to its ability to improve focus. A 2g dosage has become more of the standard in the space.

Taurine – 2g

Taurine can help regulate electrolytes. This, in-turn, can improve performance and output. A 2g dosage is what we like to see in the pre-workout category. 

Alpha-GPC – 600mg (50% Yield)

Alpha-GPC is known as the king of choline. A 600mg dosage will yield 300mg of active Alpha-GPC. This is the dosage we want to see in any supplement. Alpha-GPC will help improve clarity and focus which is key when in the gym. 

VasoDrive-AP – 508mg

Derived from caseine protein, VasoDrive-AP allows the pump to last longer. VasoDrive-AP is an exceptional vasodilator by expanding the blood vessels which allows more blood to flow into the muscles leading to a bigger, fuller pump.

Caffeine Anhydrous – 300mg

Caffeine is dosed at 300mg. Caffeine Anhydrous is a synthetic form of caffeine and most widely used in the pre-workout category. It acts within 15 minutes.

zumXR Caffeine – 135mg

zumXR is an extended release caffeine. This yields 70% caffeine. Do the math and you get 94.5mg caffeine. In total users are getting 394.5mg caffeine per serving. zumXR will come into play after Caffeine Anhydrous and allow the energy to last longer while limiting the crash.

Bitter Orange Extract – 100mg (yielding 30% Synephrine)

Bitter Orange Extract is dosed which gives us 30mg of Synephrine. This stimulant can increase body temperature but also can contribute to overall energy levels. It also is potentially linked to fat loss. The 30mg dosage is sufficient.

CognatiQ – 100mg

Formerly known as Neurofactor, CognatiQ is a branded ingredient from FutureCeuticals that helps improve clarity and focus. It is derived from coffee berry fruit.  The 100mg dosage is the dosage we want to see. CognatiQ is a patented coffee fruit extract that has been clinically shown to boost BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor), increase brain connectivity, and improve daily, cognitive performance.

Huperzine A – 20mg

Huperzine A is another cognitive enhancing ingredient. It yields 200mcg of Huperzine A which is a big dosage of Huperzine. Huperzine goes well with Alpha GPC and caffeine to aid in mind muscle connection.

Pregnenolone – 10mg

Pregnenolone has been used for years with women and issues with their menstrual cycle. However, when used in small dosages, like 10mg, it has nootropic effects that can help improve focus and drive. Pregnenolone has been used in pre-workouts by Core Nutritionals since Fury V2 and has been a mainstay ever since. 

Rauwolscine – 2mg (standardized to 90% Alpha Yohimbine)

Alpha Yohimbine (known as Alpha Yo) is one of the strongest stimulants on the market. Users will get 1.8mg of Alpha Yo in Ascension. This is more than enough as this ingredient does pack a punch. It can provide energy, increased body temperature and in too large of dosages can cause anxiety. This is why the 1.8mg dosage is great in this pre-workout.

Final Takeaway

Ascension is the most loaded pre-workout that Core Nutritionals has ever launched (and might be ever launch). It is set to launch at the Arnold Classic in one flavor Lion on the Beach. Check out our official Instagram for an official One Sip Review and more of a video breakdown of this pre-workout. One word to sum it up: LOADED.

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