Didn't want to stop working out. I like to switch Pre's every so often. Definitely going to continue using this stuff.
Breakthrough IMPACT by Breakthrough Labz
THE STRONGEST Non-DMAA/DMHA PRE-WORKOUT AVAILABLE!
Breakthrough IMPACT is designed to:
- Boost strength
- Increase energy & endurance
- Enhance mood and mental focus
- Improve protein synthesis
- Increase blood flow and pump
It contains the best formulation of ingredients at the most appropriate dosages possible.
L-Citrulline --> Endurance, Pump, Output
L-Citrulline is one of the three dietary amino acids in the urea cycle, alongside L-arginine and L-Ornithine.
L-Citrulline is used as a sports performance and cardiovascular health supplement. L-Citrulline supplementation results in reduced fatigue and improved endurance for both aerobic and anaerobic prolonged exercise. There is not enough evidence to support the claim that L-citrulline supplementation improves power output during exercise.
Supplementing L-citrulline also increases ornithine and arginine plasma content. This means L-citrulline supplementation improves the ammonia recycling process and nitric oxide metabolism. L-citrulline is also used to alleviate erectile dysfunction caused by high blood pressure.
After supplementation, L-citrulline is converted into arginine in the kidneys. Supplemental L-arginine provides a spike of L-arginine in plasma, while supplemental L-citrulline increases arginine plasma levels over a longer period of time.
L-arginine and L-ornithine are subject to reduced absorption when supplemented in doses of 10g or more, which can result in diarrhea. L-Citrulline does not have this side-effect, and since it increases plasma levels of all three amino acids, it is generally preferred as a supplement over L-arginine. Though L-citrulline doubles ornithine plasma content, L-ornithine supplementation can increase ornithine plasma content even more, by 300 – 500 percent.
Beta Alanine --> Endurance & Tingle
Beta-alanine is a modified version of the amino acid alanine.
Beta-alanine has been shown to enhance muscular endurance. Many people report being able to perform one or two additional reps in the gym when training in sets of 8–15 repetitions. Beta-alanine supplementation can also improve moderate- to high-intensity cardiovascular exercise performance, like rowing or sprinting.
When beta-alanine is ingested, it turns into the molecule carnosine, which acts as an acid buffer in the body. Carnosine is stored in cells and released in response to drops in pH. Increased stores of carnosine can protect against diet-induced drops in pH (which might occur from ketone production in ketosis, for example), as well as offer protection from exercise-induced lactic acid production.
Large doses of beta-alanine may cause a tingling feeling called paresthesia. It is a harmless side effect.
L-Arginine AKG --> Nutrient Delivery & Pump
L-Arginine is a nonessential amino acid that is also involved in the production of nitric oxide, a biological signal that regulates blood flow. Many forms of L-arginine have been developed to improve absorption or enhance effectiveness. A salt of L-arginine and alpha-ketoglutarate, a chemical your body uses to produce energy and amino acids, is commonly included in fitness supplements for its purported ability to enhance blood flow, energy and recovery.
Your body uses L-arginine to produce proteins, enzymes and biochemicals such as creatine and nitric oxide, or NO. NO is produced by cells lining blood vessels, stimulating the blood vessel to dilate and thereby increasing blood flow. Though a small amount of NO is constantly produced, NO levels rise as much as a thousand fold to increase nutrient and oxygen delivery throughout your body. As a gas, NO diffuses and is degraded rapidly by the body, requiring consistent L-arginine for signaling, although your body normally produces sufficient amounts.
Alpha-ketoglutarate is an intermediate in the Krebs or citric acid cycle, one of the primary ways your body produces energy and raw materials. AKG taken as a supplement enters the Krebs cycle, producing energy or other products such as the amino acid L-glutamine, a large component of muscles. The salt L-arginine alpha-ketoglutarate combines potential benefits of both substances. AAKG separates into L-arginine and AKG in the intestines and is equivalent to taking both separately.
L-Arginine and AAKG supply raw materials for biological reactions but do not necessarily drive them. L-arginine can improve exercise tolerance and circulation in those with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes as well as aid would healing. A 2006 study by Campbell et al. found that AAKG increases maximum strength in male athletes. Large clinical trials are generally lacking for the purported uses of L-arginine or AAKG.
Caffeine --> Energy, Focus, Alertness
Caffeine comes from coffee beans, but it can also be synthesized in a laboratory. It has the same structure whether it’s in coffee, energy drinks, tea or pills.
Caffeine is a powerful stimulant, and it can be used to improve physical strength and endurance. It is classified as a nootropic because it sensitizes neurons and provides mental stimulation.
Habitual caffeine use is also associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer's, cirrhosis, and liver cancer.
Caffeine’s main mechanism concerns antagonizing adenosine receptors. Adenosine causes sedation and relaxation when it acts upon its receptors, located in the brain. Caffeine prevents this action and causes alertness and wakefulness. This inhibition of adenosine can influence the dopamine, serotonin, acetylcholine, and adrenaline systems.
Synephrine HCL --> Muscle Uptake & Energy
Synephrine HCL is a naturally occurring alkaloid chemical compound found plants and extracted for use as a supplement. Bitter orange is the most popular synephrine plant and has a history of its own. The use of bitter orange in the Americas dates back to the 1500’s, but has roots in China and groups indigenous to the Amazon jungle. These Chinese used bitter orange, usually in a tonic, to help with gastrointestinal issues like nausea, indigestion and constipation, while it was traditionally used in Brazil as anticonvulsant and to help with anxiety and sleeplessness. The vast differences in how these two cultures on different sides of the planet make it easy to understand why some see bitter orange as a magical supplement. Bitter orange is currently used for a number similar issues as well as some more modern-day troubles like weight loss and as an aid in the battle against athlete’s foot.
- Weight Loss:
- Synephrine is often compared to ephedrine, the banned stimulant that was once the basis of many weight loss supplements. In fact, when ephedrine was banned, many supplement manufacturers replaced ephidrine with synephrine. Clinical studies have backed up synephrine’s positive impact on fat burning and weight loss. Synephrine helps increase the body’s metabolic rate and increases lypolysis (fat breakdown). It also functions as an alpha-androgenic antagonist. Synephrine works with receptors located in fat tissue that help enhance the lypolysis within that tissue and with receptors that increase thermogenesis of muscle, which also results in weight loss.
- Appetite Supressant:
Synephrine’s stimulant properties make it an effective appetite suppressant. Reducing caloric intake is the key to rapid fat loss. Using an appetite supressant can help you curb cravings and make it easier to eat healthy.
Muscle Uptake of Glucose:
Synephrine can stimulate glucose uptake by skeletal muscle. This function has potential in a couple areas. First, it helps you lose fat by removing excess glucose from the bloodstream and second, it provides muscles with glucose that can be used efficiently for energy. More intramuscular glucose could lead to greater muscle volume and strength.
Methylpentyl-iminoglutaric Acid --> Mood, Focus, Energy
Glutamic acid is a metabolite in the body, and one of the 20 proteinogenic (precursor to protein) amino acids. It is formed from the breakdown of glutamate in the body and one of the most potent excitatory neurotransmitters in the brain.
When supplemented, this can help to increase your mood, focus, and overall sense of well-being, giving you a natural “high” or “happy” feeling – which is what many users are looking for in a fat burner. These types of feelings are often associated with reduced appetite, but that’s not necessarily a proven connection.
Hordenine HCL --> Sharp Mental Focus
Hordenine HCL provides a number of excellent health benefits for the body. Its most potent effect is promoting system-wide natural energy through higher metabolism. It is often paired with caffeine to enhance energy levels even higher.
In addition to the physical benefits for users, Hordenine HCL has gained popularity as a cognitive-enhancing nootropic supplement. It is thought of as a “super-charged” version of coffee, providing strong natural energy along with very sharp mental focus.
While it does not have the jittery side effects of caffeine, many users still enjoy mixing a dose of Hordenine right into their morning coffee. Hordenine potentiates the effects of the caffeine while adding a strong mood enhancement component.
By suppressing MAO levels, Hordenine creates a hormonally balanced neurological environment with excellent alertness, very fast response time to stimulus, and the mental acuity to focus upon work for long stretches of time without drifting into a fog.
Halostachin --> Lipolysis, Energy, Focus
Halostachine, also known as N-methylphenylethanolamine, is a beta adrenergic agonist similar in structure and function to ephedrine. It's typically found in rye grass and is also standardized from the plant Halostachys Caspica.
Halostachine is a natural metabolite of phenylethylamine (PEA), a compound found in cocoa beans known for its "feel-good" effects in the body. Halostachine has pharmacological action similar to ephedrine, and other beta agonists, but is less potent and believed to be more safe, but needs further testing to verify this claim.
Benefits of Halostachine:
- Increased metabolism
- Stimulates lipolysis
- Enhances focus
- Increases energy
- Suppress appetite
- Improved glucose storage and utilization
Alpha Yohimbe --> Performance & Fat Burning
Alpha yohimbine is a supplement derived from the bark of the Pausinaystalia yohimbe tree found in western Africa. Alpha yohimbine, which may also be referred to as “rauwolscine,” is a diasteroisomer of yohimbine HCL.
Users may consume alpha yohimbine for:
- Sexual dysfunction – Alpha yohimbine may increase libido, especially when sexual dysfunction is associated with the consumption of an SSRI.
- Orthostatic hypotension – Alpha yohimbine may be used to increase systolic blood pressure and standing diastolic blood pressure in patients with orthostatic hypotension.
- Exercise performance – Some patients may use alpha yohimbine to increase exercise performance and build muscle mass.
- Fat burning – Because alpha yohimbine improves lipid mobilization, patients may use it to burn fat and boost weight loss.
- Erectile dysfunction – Alpha yohimbine may be beneficial to men with psychogenic, organic and mixed erectile dysfunction.
- Dry mouth – Alpha yohimbine may relieve the symptoms of dry mouth among patients on antidepressant medication.
- Depression – Some patients have taken alpha yohimbine to improve the symptoms of depression.
- Anxiety – Alpha yohimbine may reduce the severity of phobia-based anxiety.
As a dietary supplement, mix one (1) scoop of IMPACT with 8 oz of cold water. Consumer 15 to 30 minutes before exercise. Do not consume IMPACT within 4 hours prior to bedtime. Do not take any other products that contain caffeine or any other stimulants while taking IMPACT. Obtain clearance from your health care practitioner before using this or any other dietary supplement.
Consult with your physician before using this product. Do not take this supplement if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. This product should not be used by anyone under the age of 18. Athletes, check with your testing organization before using. User assumes all risks and liabilities related to use of this product. Keep out of the reach of children. Keep in a cool, dry place.
Closest to dmaa I've ever tried in terms of energy/focus, taste wasn't bad either. No jitters either. From now on I'll probably be doing one month on rage, one month on this.
That thing will keep your eyes open for those who train very soon in the morning, this product is stronger than some dmaa pre-workout, if youre looking for something that will make you workout like a beast this one is in my top 5.
This is a great all around pre. The pump is insane and the energy is very good. The green apple flavor is amazing.
Good pre work out. Good energy, not too jittery, no crash afterwords. I tried Stawberry Lime which tasted better than I would have thought. It also mixed very well.
Great pre if you want a nice hard hitting energy jolt to start your workout. gave me exactly what i wanted that itchy crawling skin feeling with a load of energy
this is one of my favorite prework outs right now. gets me going for my early morning workout. love the granny smith!
Ran sample Breakthrough Impact with 4 sample caps of power + On leg day today: Helped me max out on sets and endurance... Leg extentions 250lbs 8 sets, Hamcurls 4 150lbs, Power squats 450lbs 4 sets, Incline press 810lbs 3 sets, Abductors the whole stack 240 lbs 3 sets, Adductors same, Lunges 2 sets of 10, Stretching, Wild .. I used the 2nd sample pack on Saturday for chest day .. wow. More energy ...lets do biceps...and. still rocking...lets do RDLs ...hmmm what else.? WHAT??? THE GYM IS CLOSING??? It happens when i use IMPACT
This is a good and well balanced pre workout. You aren't going to get the focus like you do with dmaa or dmha but you will have a great workout
I really like very much pre-workout impact both flavors are great. I hope it inspires more people to try all of the Breakthrough Labz products.
Without all the jitters and craziness of DMAA or DMHA that is too strong for most people
This impact is crazy. I've been using it for the last two weeks couldn't be happier with it thanks for this crazy pre-workout. first day I took I was full of energy it was crazy I was on the gym for almost three hours this stuff works. I was just at the gym I'm full of energy right now and killing it on arm day
I would definitely give the supp a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Once I took the shot I was surprised it tasted amazing and it also kicks in pretty fast and that’s bomb I had an amazing workout was able to keep up with my workout outs got a good sweat going to
I tried the Granny Smith Apple sample and it tasted real good. The results were great and had an awesome workout.