Pre JYM Ingredient Breakdown
A detailed rundown of the ingredients in Pre JYM and how they may help to enhance your performance and results.
Benefits: Mass Building, Strength, Fat Loss, Energy Production, Health
What is Creatine?
Creatine is a protein-like compound found in high abundance in red meat and fish. Creatine is synthesized in the body—primarily in the liver—from the amino acids arginine and glycine. Because of this, it's technically considered a "non-essential nutrient, meaning your body doesn't require a dietary source for normal functioning. However, as you'll soon learn, the fitness benefits of increasing your body's creatine levels through supplementation can be substantial.
How Does Creatine Work?
SIDEBAR: In Support of Carb Cycling
Forms of Creatine
Creatine Suggested Use
Take 2-5 grams per day. Most athletes find it best to take before an/or after workouts along with food or a protein shake.
Benefits: Strength, Mass Builder, Energy Production
What is Beta-Alanine?
Beta-alanine is a non-essential amino acid that’s naturally produced by the body in the liver. You can also get it from your diet from meat sources, such as beef and poultry. In the body, beta-alanine—whether from the liver or ingested from food or supplements—is taken up by the muscle fibers and combines with the amino acid histidine to form the dipeptide (two amino acid protein) carnosine. It’s carnosine that provides all the benefits associated with beta-alanine, which may include improved strength and power, better endurance, and even greater fat loss and muscle growth, as numerous studies demonstrate.
How Does Beta-Alanine Work?
Beta-Alanine: Real-World Benefits
Beta-Alanine Suggested Use
Benefits: Power, Strength, Muscle Growth
What is Betaine?
How Does Betaine Work?
Betaine Suggested Use
Research suggests taking 1.25 to 3 grams of betaine one to two times daily preferably around workouts.
Benefits: Heart Health, Cell Volume, Glucose Utilization, Antioxidant
What is Taurine?
Taurine is a naturally-occurring compound found in fish and meat, as well as being produced in the body through the breakdown of the amino acid cysteine. Taurine functions as an antioxidant and helps reduce oxidative stress induced by exercise. Taurine is an amino acid that's not involved in muscle building, meaning it's not one of the building blocks of protein like the branched-chain amino acids, leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Taurine is known as a functional amino acid, meaning it supports specific actions in the body, and the reason you'll see it in a lot of pre-workouts, and even energy drinks, is because taurine has been researched to support enhanced energy levels during intense training. Although not a protein-building amino acid, taurine plays a role in muscle recovery, brain health, and dietary fat metabolism.
How Does Taurine Work?
Some research suggests that when taurine levels in muscle fibers are low, as happens during exercise, so too is muscle strength and endurance; likewise, when taurine levels increase so does strength and endurance. Taurine helps improve the contractile performance of muscle, which means it may enhance strength and endurance. It also has cell-volumizing effects, as it improves muscle-cell hydration. There's some concern that taking large doses of beta-alanine can reduce the amount of taurine available for use by the body, so supplementing with taurine is a great idea if you are also taking beta-alanine.
Taurine Suggested Use
Research suggests taking 500-2000 mg of taurine per day preferably before training or with your pre-workout meal.
Name: Alpha-Glycerylphosphorylcholine (Alpha GPC)
Benefits: Brain Boosting, Muscle Contractions, Hormone Release
What is Alpha GPC?
Alpha-Glycerylphosphorylcholine (alpha-GPC) is a specialized phospholipid that supplies choline, and is known primarily for its brain-boosting benefits. It may also have benefits specific to muscle growth.
How Alpha-GPC Works
Alpha GPC Suggested Use
Research suggests taking 300mg - 600mg per day
Name: Citrulline Malate
Benefits: Nitric Oxide (NO) and Growth Hormone (GH) Support, Energy Output
What is Citrulline?
Citrulline is an amino acid first isolated in watermelon. Citrulline is closely related to arginine and is readily converted into arginine in the body. In fact, research shows that taking citrulline increases arginine and nitric oxide levels in the blood better than taking arginine itself.,. As a result, some of the benefits you get with arginine—such as NO and growth hormone (GH) support—you get with citrulline as well. Citrulline may also help reduce muscle fatigue by aiding the body's natural ability to remove ammonia; reabsorbing lactate for increased adenosine triphosphate (ATP) re-synthesis during high-intensity workouts; and boosting muscle protein synthesis via direct anabolic signaling Taking citrulline malate has been shown to promote elevated muscle ATP during exercise and help increase the rate of creatine phosphate resynthesis.
How Does Citrulline work?
Citrulline: A Closer Look
Citrulline Suggested Use
Research suggests taking 6 to 8 grams per day to promote athletic benefits.
Benefits: Promote Enhanced Blood Flow, Circulation
What Are Nitrates?
How Nitrates Work
Nitrates Suggested Use
Research suggests taking 500mg of nitrates 30-45 minutes before workouts.
Name: Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)
Benefits: Delay Exercise Fatigue, Support Muscle Protein Synthesis, Promote Natural Hormone Output
What are BCAAs?
The branched-chain amino acids—leucine, valine, and isoleucine—are critical amino acids for supporting muscle growth. They're called branched-chain aminos due to their structure: Each one has a forked outcropping that resembles a branch. In addition to being unique in their structure, these three powerful aminos do far more than just help grow muscle—they help to boost energy levels, delay exercise-induced muscle fatigue, and may even help contribute to fat loss when combined with a healthy diet and workout program.
How BCAAs Work
Individual BCAAs – Leucine
Individual BCAAs – Valine
Individual BCAAs – Isoleucine
BCAAs Suggested Use
Research suggests taking 5-6 grams of the three BCAAs before and after training in the ratio of 2:1:1 (leucine, isoleucine, valine)
Benefits: May Help Increase: Focus, Energy, Muscle Contractile Force, Strength
What is L-Tyrosine?
How L-Tyrosine Works
Research suggests that by supplementing with L-tyrosine athletes may be able to support the body's natural ability to increase levels of the performance-oriented neurotransmitters dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. This is particularly true when supplementing during intense training, and L-tyrosine supplementation can help deliver a performance advantage by helping to reduce exercise-induced fatigue, promote increased energy, boost mental focus, helping to improve strength, and helping support fat loss.
Tyrosine Suggested Use
Research suggests taking 500 – 2000mg per serving one time per day, preferably 60-90 minutes before exercise
Benefits: Energy, Alertness, Focus, Fat Loss, Muscle Contractions
What is Caffeine?
Caffeine is a powerful physical and mental stimulant naturally found in over 60 different plants, including coffee, cocoa, tea, kola nut, guarana, and yerba mate. When most people think of caffeine; coffee, energy drinks or soda comes to mind. But the supplemental form of caffeine—found in pills and powders—is one the most effective and extensively researched supplements on the market today.
How Caffeine Works
Caffeine Suggested Use
Research suggests that as little as 200 mg of caffeine can have significant benefits on strength and endurance. Other studies suggest a dose of 300 mg or more works best for strength and other performance benefits.
Name: Huperzine A
Benefits: Helps Increase Focus and Alertness
What is Huperzine?
Huperzine A is an extract from the plant Huperzia serrata—known as a firmoss plant, known less formally as, Toothed Clubmoss or Chinese Clubmoss. It is a powerful brain booster that may help promote better focus, enhanced memory, and even help to boost mood.
How Huperzine A Works
Huperzine Suggested Use
Research suggests taking 50 - 200mcg daily, preferably in the morning or before a workout.
Name: Piperine (Black Pepper Extract)
Benefits: Nutrient Uptake
What is Piperine?
Piperine is an active extract derived from black or long pepper.
How Piperine Works
Research suggests piperine enhances nutrient absorption, most likely by inhibition of microsomal enzyme system in the digestive tract. For example, ingesting vitamin B6 along with Bioperine-branded piperine more than doubled the amount of B6 found in the blood of healthy men two hours after ingestion. It has been shown to increase the absorption of numerous other ingredients.
Piperine Suggested Use
Research suggests that 5mg of black pepper extract (taken with specific supplements) is enough to enhance nutrient absorption.
Pre JYM – Real Science, Unreal Results
So there you have it, a complete breakdown of every ingredient and benefit you get in each scoop of Pre JYM. Why should you take a pre-workout? Well at least in the case of Pre JYM, because you know how and why it works. If you want to enhance your workouts, boost strength and endurance, get better focus and pumps—Pre JYM has everything you need, all in a single scoop. Proven ingredients at listed, effective amounts—no proprietary blends, no “concentrates”—just real science, for unreal results.