Universal Nutrition Animal Rage XL
At Animal, "good enough" just won't cut it. In the pursuit of our best formulas and your best workouts, we re-tooled the already heralded Animal Rage, looking to make it taste far better while helping you perform at a higher level, all while maintaining the powerful personal record (PR) crushing impact for which the original formula was widely known.
All new flavor systems and an overall more powerful performance formula? It would be a bold move. Bigger than big... Extra large in nature, if you will. If we could take Animal Rage to a new level, the next level of concentrated pre-workout performance, it would demand a new moniker, something worthy of the upward shift. It was in this laborious, pain-staking, excellence demanding process that Animal Rage XL was born.
But to go bigger than ever before demanded that we also go small. Smaller scoops, allowing for flexible servings, tailored to important factors like bodyweight, stimulant tolerance and the time of day you're smashing the weights. The smaller servings also meant fewer fillers than before, facilitating an even more intense, raw and uncut raging impact.
This new, more potent Animal Rage XL formula is comprised of four powerful complexes, in the spirit of all Animal products before it, delivering a comprehensive and precision measured dose of energy, focus and performance nutrients. With each and every ass kicking shot of XL you throw down, you're ensured a rush of ergogenic voltage straight to the head featuring the following...
Quick energy is the feeling of an adrenaline surge traveling throughout your body, waking up your senses, preparing you for your intense workout ahead. Animal Rage XL's Quick Energy Complex gets in your system in fast and furious fashion. You feel it and you're ready to train in minutes. The core of Animal Rage's Quick Energy Complex is pure caffeine anhydrous, a powerful central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. The chemical structure of caffeine is very similar to that of adenine (a component of ATP, DNA, and cyclic AMP). Essentially it's very close to being an energy metabolite and because of the structural similarities, caffeine can slip right into adenosine receptors, keeping cyclic AMP active rather than being broken down. Caffeine allows the cyclic AMP supply remains higher for longer. In short, caffeine reaches deep into the muscle cell to provide lasting power and delays the onset of muscle fatigue.
That ain't it for the Quick Energy Complex. It's also packed with tried and true green tea extract and coffee bean extract. These two natural energizers are also antioxidants so not only do they help gear you up for the workout but they also help reduce free oxygen radicals in the body, helping your cells to work efficiently and in a less stressful environment. Rounding out the Quick Energy Complex is bacopa monnieri. In Ayurvedic medicine, bacopa monnieri is considered a natural mental stimulant and energizer. As a classic brain and nerve tonic, bacopa monnieri has been used for hundreds of years for brain and nervous system support, and as such, has been suggested to boost mental clarity, concentration, and to promote memory and intelligence. Synthetic stimulant compounds coupled with naturally occurring caffeine sources, are responsible for the rapid and enduring energy explosion inherent to each tiny black scoop of Rage XL.
While quick energy wakes you up for the training session, you need to be able to sustain your energy levels throughout the workout. What good is it if you have energy to start the workout but have nothing left in the tank for the duration of the workout? You've gotta finish strong, man. This is where Animal Rage XL differs from other energy/pre-workout products. Where other energy products end, Rage XL is just beginning. Here's what XL has that no other pre-workout in its category has - a unique Sustained Energy Complex. This key complex houses 4 herbal adaptogenic compounds--rhodiola rosea extract, schizandra berry, cordyceps sinensis and panax ginseng. Together these herbs have been suggested to help support physical training capacity, improve endurance, minimize the catabolic stress response, decrease mental fatigue as well as support sexual health and immune system function. These are critical factors for naturally enhancing one's performance levels in the gym. Rhodiola rosea root extract has a wide range of adaptogenic functions. In particular, it works to help combat mental and physical fatigue. In studies, it has been suggested to help support a healthy stress response. Rhodiola is also suggested to help increase energy. Schizandra berry functions to enhance the body's natural resistance and adaptation to stressful influences, support mental endurance and promote overall metabolic efficiency. Cordyceps sinensis has long been used by endurance athletes for its ability to promote sustained energy during intense competition. It's been suggested to increase liver ATP and also supports healthy antioxidant activity, immune function, and glucose metabolism. Last but not least, panax ginseng rounds out the sustained energy blend. It's a long-time used herbal adaptogen that works to support athletic performance and stamina, as well as reaction times. These key herbal adaptogens help ensure your energy is maximized and sustained throughout your workout.
"A workout without Animal Rage XL is like a fire pit without the flame. Empty and cold. Drink Rage. Start the fire. And burn the gym down." -Erik "The House" Fankhouser, IFBB PRo Bodybuilder
Newly added GlycoCarn is a powerful, research-backed, patented form of carnitine that is made up of glycine propionyl L-carnitine HCl. GlycoCarn helps increase nitric oxide (NO) synthesis which causes vasodilation and supports blood flow and delivery of oxygen to working muscles. Carnitine in general is known to be involved in fatty acid metabolism, and GlycoCarn is a patented compound that has been suggested to result in an increase in blood levels of nitric oxide, as well as delivering antioxidant properties. Ongoing research indicates that along with its ability to be a nitric oxide booster, this compound may be associated with supporting high intensity exercise performance. The performance effects of GlycoCarn may be a result of both its nitric oxide boosting properties as well as its antioxidant activity, ultimately promoting blood flow and enhanced ATP energy production. Something of a crossover nutrient with multiple properties beneficial to the athlete, GlycoCarn cuts across categories. This is a major upgrade, solidifying Rage XL's formula as superior when compared to its predecessor.
Rage XL also supports dramatic results when it comes to endurance and performance. These are two important facets of a top tier training program. You need energy to keep you moving during the training session but it can't end there. You have to be able to endure and maintain your strength throughout the rigors of a hard training session. And it's not about training for hours on end, it's about performing at a high level during your entire session. That's what hardcore bodybuilders need to do each and every gym workout. You can't have a shoddy performance in the gym and then expect great results. This is why Animal Rage XL contains an Endurance & Performance Complex, dosed with ergogenic aids such as newly added Creapure creatine monohydrate, Carnosyn beta alanine, citrulline malate, l-taurine and glucuronolactone Let's take a closer look at what these compounds help with.
Kicking off the Endurance and Performance complex is none other than tried and true creatine monohydrate. When it comes to performance ingredients, creatine is king, suggested both in the lab and in the gym, more researched than any other single performance micronutrient. Rage XL incorporates only the highest quality, German-grade Creapure creatine monohydrate. Creatine works to boost performance in many aspects; including increasing strength for explosive, heavy lifts with shorter rep counts, improving quickness in sprinting or lifting, supporting greater work capacity (more sets and reps), allowing for quicker process of information by the brain and even boosting natural testosterone levels amongst other benefits. In addition, creatine has also been suggested by studies to promote the gain of muscle mass and strength in myogenic satellite cells, which are important in the regeneration and overall maintenance of skeletal muscle. Creatine works. No bullshit. And there is no denying that fact. That's why it is in Rage XL.
According to scientific studies, beta alanine may help hard training athletes in a number of important areas such as strength, power output, endurance, exercise capacity and muscle mass as well as delaying the onset of neuromuscular fatigue. Citrulline malate has been suggested to increase plasma arginine levels and nitric oxide (NO). The physiological effect of boosting NO as citrulline malate, includes better regulation of blood flow and amino acid delivery to muscle tissue, improved oxygen delivery, enhanced glucose uptake and muscle strength. Citrulline malate also plays a role in reduced lactic acid and ammonia buildup, optimized ATP production, battles muscle fatigue and promotes endurance. Rage XL also contains l-taurine, which is the second most abundant amino acid in muscle. L-taurine has been suggested to work by expanding muscle cells by allowing them to hold more water, thus increasing cell volume. For bodybuilders and strength athletes, this is very important as expanded muscle cells can boost hydration which results in a higher rate of protein synthesis. The final ingredient in the complex is glucuronolactone, which is naturally occurring and is an important structural component of nearly all connective tissues. Improvements in mental performance and reaction time as well as aerobic and anaerobic performance are some of the benefits noted.
The last complex up is the Focus and Intensity Complex. When you've got a job to do, ya gotta hone in on what needs to be done and nothing else should matter at that particular time. Lose your focus and your training is ruined. Keeping focused during your workout ensures you get done what needs to be done without anything getting in your way. But on top of that, it isn't enough just to be focused, ya gotta train at a high intensity too. When you're focused and training intensely, this is where ya tap into even greater results. The top athletes in the world know how to consistently tap into this mindset, a mindset that allows them to separate themselves from their competition.
Animal Rage XL has its own specialized Focus & Intensity Complex consisting of well-known nooptropics such as L-tyrosine, choline bitartrate, n-acetyl tyrosine and beta-phenylethylamine. L-tyrosine and n-acetyl l-tyrosine play important roles in the production of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine which are important for healthy cognitive and brain function. An awesome side-benefit from tyrosine is that it has also been suggested to support a healthy balance of the hormone cortisol, thus it may help the body during the stresses of heavy weight training. Choline bitartrate, similar to tyrosine, is an effective neurotransmitter precursor. In addition, choline also works to produce another neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, which is important for memory and learning and is a neurotransmitter used throughout the body. Amongst other things, it works to turn your brain on and determines your brain speed. Ya gotta be producing enough acetylcholine to train hard and intense. Finally, b-Phenylalamine (b-PEA) rounds out the Focus & Intensity Complex. b-PEA works to help maintain and promote mental alertness, focus, mood and concentration. It is also believed to function as a neuromodulator or neurotransmitter and can promote energy and elevate mood. The mind is man's most powerful weapon. If your thinking is sharp and you are focused on the task at hand, you can't be stopped. That's why we made Rage XL. Surpassing your former standard, smashing PRs in the gym, leaving other concentrated pre-workouts in the dust. This is the purpose of Animal Rage XL. Because when it comes to your training goals, "good enough" just ain't good enough.