Strength, Recovery, Fatigue Resistance
A max serving of this creatine blend makes up 5g of creatine. There is 3.5g of Creatine Monohydrate and 1.5g of Creatine HCL. Creatine HCL is very potent creatine with a high absorbtion rate. Where is takes 3g/100lb/day of Creatine Monohydrate to saturate creatine levels it only takes .8g/100lb/day of Creatine HCL. 1.5g of Creatine HCL is about the equivalent of 5.6g of Creatine Monohydrate. This means the creatine blend is the equivalent of 9g of Creatine Monohydrate or 7.92g of pure creatine in one full scoop. This is a significant amount of creatine and additional creatine supplementation is not recommended.
3g of Arginine promotes Nitric Oxide synthesis. This conversion is not guaranteed to occur in everyone. Nitric Oxide improves blood flow to the muscles providing them with essential oxygen and nutrients. 1.5g of Citrulline Malate converts into Arginine, adding to the potential Nitric Oxide produced.
AstraGin stimulates transporter proteins that increase absorption of beneficial amino acids like Arginine, carbohydrates like Glutamine, and vitamins like B Complex Vitamins.
AstraGin has been proven to aid with the absorption of Arginine and Citrulline specifically. A lot of unhealthy people have trouble absorbing these amino acids, thus people deem them useless. By increasing the absorption rate of Arginine, this enhances the effectiveness of the supplement by producing more Nitric Oxide from less Arginine.
MusclePharm Assault contains 2g per serving of Beta-Alanine. 4g at max serving size is a very significant amount. Servings over 800mg can start causing paresthesia so at 4g this feelings can be very uncomfortable and over whelming for some. Those with a high tolerance would benefit from this high concentration.
Patent pending 3:1:2 ratio of (3g) Leucine, (2g) Valine, and (1g) Isoleucine focuses the importance of the blend on the two most important BCAAs.
Leucine and Valine
An amplified dosage of Leucine and Valine promotes muscle tissue growth at a faster rate. Through stimulating protein synthesis they slow muscle damage caused by intense training.
IsoLeucine helps create glucose that the body uses for energy. This increase in glucose production adds to the barrier that gets broken down before muscle catabolization begins.
Energy, Focus, Increased Overall Performance
At 150mg of caffeine in one serving and 300mg in a max serving, an antiquity energy boost should be noticed. At the max serving size those with high caffeine tolerance should still be able to feel benefits.
High doses of Beta-Alanine, BCAAs, and Creatine account for long lasting energy and long lasting muscle endurance through out the workout. The burning sensation that occurs at fatigue during exercise is delayed. This allows for increased maxes and longer workouts.
Through Nitric Oxide production Assault produces extreme pumps. AstraGin provides for an increased chance of synthesizing Nitric Oxide along with absorption of other ingredient. This enhances the effectiveness of Arginine and Citrulline.
MusclePharm Assault is a great stand alone pre workout. It provides amazing pump and long lasting energy. It lacks that burst of initial energy some pre workouts provide but the energy it does provide lasts. There is no need for extra supplementation of more Nitric Oxide or Creatine.