The Science Behind the AMPED Next-Level Pack

Whether you’re a seasoned vet or are just getting started, the AMPED™ Next-Level Pack can help you get the most out of your workout.

Backed by the science of nutrient timing, the AMPED line was expertly designed to support your body’s unique needs at each phase of your workout! From priming the mind and body to providing powerful nourishment and enhancing the recovery process, the new AMPED Next-Level Pack has you covered.

‘The AMPED Line Isn’t for Me!’

Any healthy lifestyle change should include a commitment to daily physical activity. And with this commitment includes targeted performance nutrition. If you are putting your body through daily movement, providing the right nutrition can help it feel easier and reduce the soreness that accompanies workouts when you are just getting started or pushing your body to new limits.

Pre-Workout: AMPED Nitro

Whether in the gym, on the trail, or wherever life takes you, priming your mind and body to perform is the key to an effective pre-workout supplement.

AMPED Nitro combines the nitric oxide benefits from Nitrosigine®§ and citrulline to support increased blood flow and mental focus (1, 2) with other key bioactives such as creatine, taurine, beta-alanine, and betaine to maximize muscle energy, cell hydration, and promote gains in muscle strength and power (3, 4, 6).

To naturally increase energy, alertness, and stamina, AMPED Nitro also provides a targeted dose of caffeine from tea leaves. Caffeine has been shown to enhance performance in endurance sports by increasing time before exhaustion, delaying perceptions of fatigue, and decreasing perceptions of effort (5, 7).

Intra-Workout: AMPED BCAA Plus

Supporting muscles during a workout is crucial for pushing through and optimizing performance. AMPED BCAA Plus provides concentrated branched-chain amino acids to stimulate muscle protein synthesis, prevent muscle breakdown, and reduce muscle fatigue.

When sipped during your workout, BCAA Plus provides proper hydration and key amino acids. Leucine, isoleucine, and valine are BCAAs, which contribute to energy production in working muscle. Leucine contributes to activating muscle protein synthesis while you’re still in the gym. Providing your muscles with a source of BCCAs during training can delay fatigue and promote recovery (8, 9).

Additionally, AMPED BCAA Plus also contains L-carnitine, an essential component for transporting fatty acids into mitochondria where they are metabolized for energy.

Post-Workout: AMPED Repair

While getting the right amount of protein in your diet is key to supporting muscle recovery after exercise, research suggests there is more we can do to help support the repair and recovery of muscle tissue following intense exercise. AMPED Repair was formulated with natural ingredients including tart cherry, curcumin, astaxanthin, and collagen peptides to provide greater support for recovery after training. These unique ingredients work together to support performance, recovery, and relief from exercise-related joint and muscle soreness (10-17).

Benefiting weekend warriors and elite athletes alike, AMPED Repair can support your body’s recovery post-workout and reduce the nagging soreness that accompanies a good training session.

Anytime Support: AMPED Tri-Release

Pacing your protein intake supports muscle maintenance and growth as well as weight loss. Complementing our high-quality, whey-based meal replacement IsaLean® and IsaLean PRO Shakes is AMPED Tri-Release Protein. This anytime product provides yet another great-tasting, protein-rich option to help you achieve these goals while maximizing consistent protein intake, digestion, and amino acid availability throughout your day.

Whether taken before or after a workout, AMPED Tri-Release Protein allows for the immediate and sustained release of amino acids from whey protein isolate, egg white protein, and milk protein concentrate, supporting muscle protein synthesis for hours (18, 19). This high-quality, multistage protein blend is paired with Velositol®§, a patented chromium-amylopectin complex that enhances muscle protein synthesis during exercise versus exercise and protein alone (20).

AMPED Next-Level Pack: A Systematic Approach

While each AMPED product is effective on its own, together they create an ideal delivery system of key nutrients to support optimal performance and recovery. Whether your goal is body composition changes or power and strength increases, the targeted support of the AMPED Next-Level Pack will help you maximize your full potential!

§Nitrosigine® and Velositol® are registered trademarks of Nutrition 21, LLC and are patent protected.

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