Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Really Enjoying My Workouts with Dymatize Xpand 2x Pre-Workout
What makes XPAND 2X™ better than other pre-workout supplements?

XPAND 2X™ is manufactured in a cGMP facility that is NSF for Sport Certified. Raw ingredients are quarantined, tested by HPLC/Mass Spec, microbiology, etc. before being released to the state-of-the art, in-house manufacturing facilities for XPAND 2X™. After XPAND 2X™ is run, it is quarantined and tested again before being sent out. The highest levels of quality control is undertaken to give you the confidence that you're getting everything on the label. Conversely, Dymatize also ensures you are not getting anything unlisted. XPAND 2X™ is free of any banned substances in any recognized professional and collegiate sporting bodies.

XPAND 2X™ was formulated to have full doses of study-backed ingredients in their best forms for bottom line results that are not just based on stimulants like so many other "pre-workouts." There are ingredients that together have hundreds to thousands of studies. Dymatize plans to take that level of research one step further by doing studies on the proprietary ingredients, and the XPAND 2X™ with ATHLETES.

What does the 2X mean in XPAND 2X™? What is a "hybrid"?

2X takes on many meanings, all of which we're relevant to reformulation of a trusted product like Xpand. 2X means the 2nd generation with cutting edge ingredients and the latest research to give you the best product possible. 2X also means XPAND is now half the serving size it was in its last generation (10 grams vs. 20 grams), but even better now. Hybrid refers to the serving size that's in between a concentrate (around 5 grams) and a traditional pre-workout (around 20 grams). The hybrid size allows for efficacious dosing of traditional products, but the lacks the "bulk" seen in some last generation pre-workouts. Xpand 2X™ is better and stronger and you will become better and stronger too.*

Are the ingredients in XPAND 2X™ research proven?

Superstars in sports nutrition research like Ultra-Micronized Creatine Monohydrate, and CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine, Branch Chain Amino Acids (CHAIN•SOL™) are core to Xpand 2X. Further, there are rising stars as well like Creatinol-O-Phosphate, High Nitrate Pomegranate Extract (NITRO2GRANIT™), AssuriTea™ and Agmatine Sulfate. Solidifying XPAND 2X's place as a leader in the pre-workout category, X2X will be the subject of a number of forthcoming university studies.

What is Agmatine Sulfate?

Agmatine is decarboxylated arginine, meaning it's a derivative of the amino acid arginine. Agmatine takes active part in the polyamine pathways and has been studied for its impact on nitric oxide, support for healthy inflammation response, wellbeing and cognition.* Agmatine has been suggested to support nitric oxide (NO) production through several pathways and is becoming a popular, "go-to" ingredient for pre-workout supplementation.*

What results are typical when using XPAND before a workout?

Results will vary based on diet, hydration, sleep, genetics, other supplements, protein consumption, etc. You can be assured that XPAND 2X™ is a results driven formulation using some of the most research-tested ingredients. University based research is currently underway on XPAND 2X™ to concretely state the results in strength, speed, power, muscle mass, etc. that will soon be the benchmark for the industry to follow.

When can I expect to experience the benefits of XPAND 2X™?

You should see immediate and obvious benefit with every use of Xpand 2X™.* When you use XPAND 2X consistently over time, you will support amplified results as these nutrients are allowed to hit maximal threshold levels for maximal benefit.*

When should I take XPAND™?

It is best to take XPAND 2X™ 25-30 minutes prior to your performance/workout. Also, be sure to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated during and after performance. You can take XPAND on non-performance days and we recommend using XPAND2X™ at least 4 times a week to maintain maximal benefits.

How much XPAND 2X™ should I take?

Pre-workout recommendations for XPAND2X™ are based on a flexible serving system that allows you to customize how much XPAND 2X™ you use based on your size, experience with the product and your workout. For instance, you may have a light workout with cardio or an intense session with weights. Your workout may be early in the morning or later in the evening. With XPAND 2X™ you can dial in the perfect serving number for YOU and YOUR WORKOUT. As with any supplement, especially one with energy or focus support nutrients, it is best to assess your tolerance by starting with the lowest serving recommendation and working your way up over the course of several workouts to find what dose is best for you.

What is the caffeine content of XPAND 2X™?

XPAND 2X™ PRE-WORKOUT Formula allows for flexible servings, so the caffeine content will vary based on the number of scoops you use. There is 120mg of caffeine per scoop and the recommended use ranges from 1-3 scoops depending on your size, training intensity, tolerance and duration. Note: If you are sensitive to caffeine you can use our Caffeine-Free XPAND 2X™.

What other products can I take with XPAND 2X™ (What can I stack with XPAND 2X)?

For best results take Elite RECOUP™ for BCAAs intra-workout and ISO•100™ post-workout. Also, NO XPAND capsules can be taken pre-workout with XPAND 2X™ Pre-Workout Formula for additional nitric oxide (NO) support.

Shawn D. Wells, MPH, RD, CISSN

Director of Research & Development at DYMATIZE NUTRITION.