Friday, October 5, 2012

Product Review: White Flood Nitric Oxide Booster

White Flood PreWorkout Net Wt. (0.9lbs) 399g, 30 Servings

Controlled Labs White Flood is everything you would want in a pre-workout. Energy, focus, huge muscle pump and insane strength. I loved this product. So much that I bought the 100 servings container.

The below ingredient information is from Flex Magazine’s Encyclopedia of Supplements.

Key Ingredients:


This amino acid is closely related to arginine and is readily converted to arginine in the body. Research shows that taking I citrulline increases arginine and NO levels E in the blood better than taking arginine by I itself. It also helps prevent muscle fatigue by i aiding in the removal of ammonia from the body, reabsorbing lactate for increased ATP resynthesis during high-intensity workouts, and boosting muscle protein synthesis via direct anabolic signaling. Citrulline malate elevates muscle ATP by 35% during exercise and increases the rate of creatine phosphate resynthesis by 20%.


Ornithine is an amino acid that the body uses to form arginine as well as leucine and glutamine. Therefore, it shares similar properties with these amino acids, such as increasing NO production, energy, muscle recovery, and growth; blunting fatigue and muscle breakdown; and improving immune function and fat burning. Taking ornithine and arginine together has been shown to boost GH levels well.

Carnitine Tartrate

Carnitine is one of our favorite compounds because its primary job in the body is to transport fat into mitochondria (the furnace of cells), where it's burned for fuel. That explains why carnitine has always been a popular fat-burning supplement, but it can also aid testosterone. The aforementioned UConn study included carnitine in its research on androgen receptors and found that taking supplemental carnitine also increased the number of these receptors in muscle cells. Adding this fat-burning powerhouse to your regimen could help you uncover your abs sooner and make your muscles bigger.


In the body, beta-alanine combines with another amino acid, histidine, to form the dipeptide (two aminos bound together) known as carnosine, also a component of vitamin B3. Research shows that muscles with higher levels of carnosine can generate greater forceful contractions for a longer period, resulting in superior strength, endurance, and mass gains. In one study, subjects taking beta-alanine with creatine gained more muscle and lost more fat than subjects taking just creatine.


This amino acid is a true pick-me-up, as it is known to increase energy, elevate mood, enhance mental focus, and even aid fat loss. Tyrosine is used in the body to produce several important hormones and neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine, as well as thyroid hormones. Studies show that having higher epinephrine levels can help reduce fatigue. Research done on soldiers showed that taking tyrosine improved their performance and stamina during strenuous military activity.


This derivative of the branched-chain amino acid valine has been shown to boost NO levels by more than 50% on its own. It works by inhibiting the enzyme arginase, which normally breaks down arginine in the body. Inhibition of this enzyme results in higher arginine levels, which can lead to higher NO levels.
Beet Root
Beets are natural nitric oxide donors. They are a vegetable that are naturally high in nitrates. The nitrate load in the juice of beets (itself a root vegetable) may significantly reduce blood pressure, hinting that beets can improve NO levels in the body.
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)
Actually classified as a neurotransmitter, studies show that GABA increases the body's sleeping cycle; and getting a good night's sleep can lead to more energy and higher levels of concentration throughout the day. In addition, it reduces blood pressure and anxiety. Five grams can stimulate the release of growth hormone within 30 minutes of ingestion.
Cocoa Bean (Extracted For 99% Methylxanthines)
Stimulant that has caffeine and theobromine. An extract from cocoa that provides all the benefits of chocolate without the sugar or fat chocamine contains a number of active ingredients that help suppress appetite and enhance metabolism, including caffeine, tyramine, theobromine, and phenylethylamine. These components also boost energy and improve mood, concentration, and alertness.
Evodia Rutaecarpa (95% Evodiamine Extract)
This extract from the Evodia rutae-carpa fruit burns fat by stimulating specific receptors in the central nervous system that boost metabolic rate. Evodiamine also reduces hunger and slows the digestion of food, which not only keeps you feeling fuller longer but also causes a slow and steady release of glucose into the bloodstream, helping prevent insulin spikes that could lead to greater fat storage.
Sugar Cane (Extracted For 60% Octacosanol)
Octacosanol, an alcohol, is the main component of naturally occurring wax in fruits and other plants. It has been shown to increase grip strength, enhance reaction time, and even increase aerobic performance in athletes. Although the exact mechanism for its effects is unknown, several scientists suggest that octacosanol indirectly plays a role in strength development by acting on the central nervous system (CNS).
Vinpocetine is a phytochemical that helps deliver more blood to your brain and your muscles, as well as enhance energy production for better focus, more energy, and even bigger muscle pumps during workouts. It has also been shown to strengthen nerve impulses, resulting in stronger muscle contractions as well as a sharper mind.
Huperzia Serrata (Extracted For 99% Huperzine A)
Huperzine A is an extract from the Chinese club moss plant. Although it has a long history in traditional Chinese medicine as a fever reducer, modern science has largely revealed the supplement's role in enhancing brain function. Huperzine A works by preventing the breakdown of an important nerve stimulator called acetylcholine. The more acetylcholine, the more alert the brain. DOSAGE: 50mcg up to three times per day.

Title: The Encyclopedia of Supplements A-F

Author: Jim Stoppani
Source: Flex. 29.10 (Dec. 2011): p196.




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