Granite Supplements - "Keto Factor X" Intra workout - No Carbs
When it’s time to grind... Keto Factor X™!
In “Keto Factor X™”, Granite Supplements have included some of the same ingredients found in ”Recovery Factor X™” to enhance recovery and performance; electrolytes, essential amino acids (EAAs) and pump-enhancing ingredients, and all of these are going to ensure that you stay fully hydrated and in an anabolic/anti-catabolic environment. The carbohydrates have been replaced with ß-hydroxybutyrate in order for you to have the flexibility to build upon an entry-level dosage of ketone bodies (as goBHB™ ß-hydroxybutyrate salts) by supplementing with additional ketone bodies and/or medium chain triglycerides (MCT), and also focus the timing of your nutrients towards pre- and/or post-workout carbohydrate ingestion (i.e. eat more whole foods).
“Keto Factor X™” is a powerful nutritional tool for enhancing performance and recovery. Besides the major electrolytes that are lost when sweating (to make sure you stay completely hydrated), Granite Supplements have also included a synergistic combination of 3 supplement matrices:
Ketogenic and Neurogenic Fuel Matrix
Essential Amino Acid Myotropic Matrix
Vasoactive Pump Matrix
The Essential Amino Acid Myotropic Matrix in “Keto Factor X™” serves its’ purpose by stimulating muscle protein synthesis (MPS). As the name of the matrix indicates, it contains the nine essential amino acids that directly stimulate protein anabolism. Granite Supplements have also been focused on the branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), since they are known to reduce muscle breakdown as well as muscle soreness and damage post-workout. This entire blend of amino acids are based on the anabolic EAA mixture that has been used in numerous research studies and has also been adjusted just slightly in order to take full advantage of the anabolic signaling/insulin-releasing effects of L-Lysine and L-Phenylalanine.
Ketogenic and Neurogenic Fuel Matrix contains 4.6 grams of (goBHB™) ß-hydroxybutyrat (BHB) salts); a great entry-level dosage of this specific ketone body. When building upon this with additional BHB salts, or more ideally; a ketone ester supplement, the blood ketone levels can be elevated depending on dosage (Sadly, the very viscous, oily and bitter nature that available ketone monoesters have, would render a sticky, unappetizing mess out of the “Keto Factor X™” powder). However, a low dose of BHB salts (~17 grams for a 220 lbs individual) can still elevate blood BHB levels rapidly to levels that are only seen after 1-2 days of fasting, regularly. Additionally, the same dose of BHB esters can almost double peak BHB levels as well. (PLEASE NOTE: that amount of BHB salt would require a massive load of acid/salt, but adding ([caprylic and capric acid-based] medium chain triglyceride can make BHB salts far more ketogenic). It is necessary to mention that the data are sparse, but elevating blood ketones may serve as alternative fuel source to enhance physical endurance performance levels, control and suppress appetite, enhance cognitive abilities and possibly also reap additional metabolic benefits of the state of ketosis.
Granite Supplements want to make that you are in the highest state of focus during your workouts, so they included a soluble source of L-Tyrosine, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, which is a precursor for catecholamine synthesis (i.e. noradrenaline and dopamine), meaning that it is going to support neurotransmitter levels in the brain as well as cognitive performance. When under pressure or stress - an intense workout for example - supplementing with tyrosine may actually produce an aggressive mentality, which is needed when the purpose is to progress from previous physical performance barriers.
Finally, the Vasoactive Pump Matrix contains delivers a whopping 3 grams of pure L-Citrulline; an adequate dosage for supporting nitric oxide synthesis (elevating both arginine and nitrite), open up blood vessels, deliver more blood to the muscles, improve physical performance abilities and perhaps even reduce muscle soreness after training as well. L-Citrulline is a potent ingredient when wanting massive muscle pumps, enhanced performance and aid in recovery.
Taurine is a ß-amino acid and an organic compound that is very important for multiple cellular processes, including maintaining cell volume. Large enough stores of taurine are critical for optimal production of muscle force and also useful in preventing muscle cramps from occuring. Supplementing with taurine and branched chain amino acids (both found in “Recovery Factor X™”) on a daily basis can enhance recovery speed by reducing post-workout muscle damage and soreness as well as oxidative stress, without sacrificing the regular adaptive free-radical quenching adaptations that are sent into motion by exercise.
The tripeptides found in VasoDrive-AP™ are derived from casein and have been shown to normalize blood pressure by inhibiting angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). This and/or blocking the angiotensin II receptor also supports improved insulin sensitivity, which is vital for muscle blood flow and a good muscle pump as well. Furthermore, it protects muscle cells and their mitochondria against age and dysfunction related to free-radicals. However, it is necessary to mention that the potential performance enhancing effects of lowering the activity of ACE have prompted the suggestions that ACE inhibitors should be scrutinized as doping agents.
Capros® is a concentrated extract from Indian gooseberry, also known as amla, and has powerful antioxidant properties. It has been shown to improve markers of cardiovascular risk (i.e. C-protein levels) and blood vessel function, which is important for good muscle pumps during training sessions. Another thing that is necessary to mention here is the fact that Granite Supplements intentionally limited the dose of Capros® to make sure that its’ antioxidant quenching power (ORAC value) is roughly the same as a few oranges for example, and thus far less than what could put your muscle gains in danger.
Disclaimer: L-Tyrosine can potentially interact with certain medicaments (such as MAO-inhibitors, Levodopa and certain thyroid medications).
For study references, please visit the manufacturer’s website.
Jeg bruger Keto-factor sammen med Arc-Reactor. Og den kombination må virkeligt siges at være en vinder i min optik.
Ideen om at dosere i kliniske doser, og så holde det ved lige med en Intra workout, giver virkeligt en effekt som jeg aldrig før har prøvet. Trods at det er en intra-workout uden kulhydrater, har jeg pump og energi hele vejen igennem mine træninger. Den største udfordring, er at holde igen, og ikke træne længere end planlagt.