Voltage: BCAA & EAA Energy System Category5
Voltage: BCAA & EAA Energy System Category5
Voltage: BCAA & EAA Energy System Category5
Voltage: BCAA & EAA Energy System Category5
Voltage: BCAA & EAA Energy System Category5
Voltage: BCAA & EAA Energy System Category5
Voltage: BCAA & EAA Energy System Category5
Voltage: BCAA & EAA Energy System Category5

Voltage: BCAA & EAA Energy System

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Voltage: BCAAs, EAAs, and Natural Energy Sources

Introducing Voltage- everybody's new first choice for a nutrient-packed & muscle building energy drink whether its a morning/mid day pick-me-up or an intense pre-workout. Voltage has been formulated with natural EMF (Energy, Mood, Focus) sources and 12 free form amino acids to give you the boost you need to hit your workouts at full speed. The complete mental focus and fortitude you’ll experience will have you pushing past barriers and performing at your peak.

 

Our goal is to provide you with an amazing tasting anabolic energy drink that is versatile, so you can use it for any type of athletic activity. Voltage contains a specific blend of ingredients to give you unparalleled energy and incredible mental focus like you’ve never experienced before. With each serving containing 175mg of natural caffeine, theobromine, & Green Tea Extract- you choose the precise energy boost that you want: 1 scoop or 2.

 

 

  • 40 Servings
  • Best-In Class Taste
  • No Added Sugar
  • Speed Recovery
  • Increase Protein Synthesis
  • BCAAs & EAAs
  • Natural Energy Sources
  • Formulated for Easy Dispersion in Water
  • No Artificial Dyes†

Benefits

BOOST MUSCLE RECOVERY & INCREASE ENDURANCE

Voltage has been shown to promote muscular endurance, decrease fatigue, and improve muscle recovery by playing a key role in stimulating protein synthesis. BCAAs and EAAs are part of an optimal and essential workout routine for any active individual looking to recover faster from training with no calories or added sugar!

 

INCREASE MPS BY 50 PERCENT

Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) are amino acids that we ourselves cannot synthesize so we require them from our diets. Branched-Chained-Amino-Acids (BCAAs) are part of EAAs but are critical to muscle protein synthesis as they are known to activate the mTOR protein synthesis pathway. Basically, BCAAs trigger muscle cells to increase protein synthesis and EAAs provide the building blocks for the proteins to get made. While BCAAs alone were shown to stimulate 22% more muscle protein synthesis than placebo, complementing them with EAAs had a 50% better muscle protein synthesis than BCAAs alone.

 

SHATTER PLATEAUS & STAY MOTIVATED

Not only are you just fueling your muscles with the building blocks needed to repair & grow muscle tissue, but you'll get a blast of revitalizing energy from 3 natural sources that work synergistically together to provide euphoric energy, mood, and focus increases. Choose your dose- whether it be 1 scoop for energy to keep you going throughout the day or 2 scoops for a mind-blowing workout.

 

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The Science

How BCAAs Grow Muscle

Amino acids are strung together by the body into polypeptide chains which serve as the basis of all proteins in the body- from muscle tissue, to skin, to enzymes that catalyze vital reactions. The amount of free amino acids you have influence the rate of protein synthesis in your body- how fast you make the proteins and how much you make. Revved up protein synthesis is how your cells grow, including muscle tissue.

 

BCAAs are the 3 amino acids (Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine) with the unique property of having a branched non-polar side chain, making these amino acids hydrophobic and playing a major role in how these amino acids are used. BCAAs, and specifically leucine, have shown the ability to increase protein synthesis levels by stimulating the mTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin) pathway. BCAAs have the ability to trigger the phosphorylation of mTOR which communicates to the cell to rev up synthesis-and this is dependent on the concentration of BCAAs in your cell. BCAA supplementation of 7g has been show to increase protein synthesis 22%.

 

The Role of EAAs

Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) are amino acids that we ourselves cannot synthesize so we require them from our diets. Branched-Chained-Amino-Acids (BCAAs) are part of EAAs but are critical to muscle protein synthesis as they are known to activate the mTOR protein synthesis pathway. Basically, BCAAs trigger muscle cells to increase protein synthesis and EAAs provide the building blocks for the proteins to get made. While BCAAs alone were shown to stimulate 22% more muscle protein synthesis than placebo, complementing them with EAAs had a 50% better muscle protein synthesis than BCAAs alone.

 

Energy Sources

Xanthines are a class of organic compounds that are derived from the purine base xanthine. Xanthine itself is found in most body fluids and organs, and gives rise to a number of compounds the include some of the most effective and common stimulants we know, such as caffeine and theobromine which are known as methylxanthines due to the presence of methyl groups- theobromine having two and caffeine having three. These methyl groups are significant because they are attached to the NH groups on the structure which allows them to exert potent stimulant properties in two different ways:

  • Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors: They can bind to and block the enzyme phosphodiesterase to raise cAMP and activate PKA (Protein Kinase A- an enzyme directly involved in the metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbs which is why they exert great fat loss abilities) and also regulate certain immune system aspects such as TNF-α and Leukotriene concentrations to reduce inflammation and other innate immunity effects; this gives them their bronchodilation effects(Opening of air passageways)
  • Adenosine Receptor Antagonists: basically, methylxanthines can also bind to adenosine receptors to block the receptor from being stimulated. Adenosine is a neuromodulator responsible for the onset of fatigue and drowsiness, but if the receptor needed for adenosine to bind to for it to exert its effects is blocked by the presence of one of the methylxanthine compounds, the fatigue will not occur.
  • There have also been findings that show methylxanthines have the ability to block an enzyme (monoamine oxidase) responsible for the breakdown of various beneficial neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin. The blocking of this enzymes is also why taking caffeine/theobromine with the next class of compounds were going to discuss, monoamines, is so effective.

 

Green Tea

A well-known fat-burning compound and antioxidant, Voltage contains a dose of Green Tea Extract which contains both epigallocatechin gallate (EGCGs) and polyphenols

 

EGCG

Is a type of catechin that carries intense antioxidant activities and aids cardiovascular activity by improving blood flow and permeability of capillaries. EGCG is highly effective in fat-loss due to its ability to block the enzyme catechol-O-methyltransferase, which is responsible for the breakdown of norepinephrine; a hormone highly responsible for the use of fat storages.

 

Polyphenols

Large molecules made up of many phenol rings that carry many health benefits, most noticeably acting as powerful antioxidants. There are many polyphenols that are naturally occurring in nature and are able to act as performance enhancing and therapeutic agents. They are synthesized via the phenylpropanoid pathway that requires building blocks called phenolic acids. One of the most abundant in coffee beans, caffeic acid, carries a mild-stimulant effect as well as working as an anti-inflammatory. By raising calories burned from its stimulant properties and reducing inflammation, Polyphenols and their building blocks have been shown to work potently as weight loss compounds.

Science-Backed Research

Science-Backed Supporting Research

Effect of branched-Chain Amino Acid Supplementation on Muscle Soreness following Exercise: A Meta-Analysis
 

“All studies included in the current analysis were:peer-reviewed publications; available in English; utilized a random control design that compared a BCAA group to a placebo control group following exercise; and assessed soreness of muscle tissue during recovery.Delayed-Onset-Muscle-Soreness was assessed in 61 participants following ingestion of a BCAA supplement over the course of these interventions. The cumulative results of 37 effects gathered from 8 studies published between 2007 and 2017 indicated that BCAA supplementation reduced DOMS following exercise training (ES = 0.7286, 95% CI: 0.5017 to 0.9555, p < 0.001). A large decrease in DOMS occurs following BCAA supplementation after exercise compared to a placebo supplement.”

 

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30938579
 

 

Exercise promotes BCAA catabolism: effects of BCAA supplementation on skeletal muscle during exercise
“BCAA requirement is increased by exercise. Furthermore, BCAA supplementation before and after exercise has beneficial effects for decreasing exercise-induced muscle damage and promoting muscle-protein synthesis; this suggests the possibility that BCAAs are a useful supplement in relation to exercise and sports”

 

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15173434

 

 

The Weight Loss Effects of Branched Chain Amino Acids and Vitamin B6: A Randomized Controlled Trial on Obese and Overweight Women
Significant time × treatment interactions in waist to hip ratio (P = 0.005), left leg lean (P = 0.004) and right leg lean (P = 0.023) were observed. Overall, supplementation with BCAA and vitamin B6 could preserve legs lean and also attenuated waist to hip ratio.

 

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30841823

Supplement Facts

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All CATEGORY5™ products are manufactured in an UL NPA certified, FDA Inspected cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) certified facility. This ensures that our facilities comply with all Current Up To Date Food and Drug Administration regulations and requirements for the manufacturing of our supplements. Every single raw material used in our products is identity tested before production at a minimum and all finished products are submitted to rigorous quality control and assurance processes and procedures prior to being released to our Products. Guaranteeing the quality and safety of every bottle of CATEGORY5™ product continues to be at the core of our business and our vision.

 

*cGMP refers to the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). CGMPs provide for systems that assure proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities