With a combination of science-backed and trademarked ingredients, The Shift packs a real punch.
Here are just some of the ingredients that make it your perfect companion for high intensity training, sporting events and endurance events:
Xtreme Ergogenic Matrix™ is a scientifically developed mixture of fast releasing mono-saccharides.
These mono-saccharides are then followed by the slow release of di-saccharides, tri-saccharides and multi-saccharides in the exact and correct proportions.
The result is an immediately available energy supply with a long lasting effect to carry you through your training or event.
Caffeine assists in mobilising fat stores and in turn enables the body to use fat as its primary fuel source.
In doing this, your body will use less glycogen, an additional fuel source stored in the muscles and liver.
By delaying muscle glycogen depletion, exercise can be prolonged and in turn will enable you to go harder, longer and faster before becoming fatigued.
Taurine improves mental and athletic performance as experts believe that higher taurine levels correlate with better memory and mental function.
Taurine improves athletic performance by increasing VO2 max – the maximum capacity of a persons body to transport and use oxygen.
Vaso NO Matrix™
Vaso NO (Nitric Oxide) Matrix™ is a precursor of nitric oxide (which is responsible for vasodilation) and causes the diameter of blood vessels to increase, thereby allowing increased blood flow to reach all extremities and constricted areas.
Vaso NO Matrix™ also prevents fatigue during training by reducing plasma lactate and ammonia which would otherwise lead to fatigue during exercise.
Arginine is a known precursor of the gas Nitric Oxide, a molecule responsible for vasodilation, increased blood flow and muscle pump during training, sport and endurance events.
Arginine is also responsible for the reduction of plasma lactate and ammonia during training, a cause of fatigue during exercise.
Myocellular Recovery Complex™
Myocellular Recovery Complex™ is responsible for recovery of muscles, organs and all processes involved in training and recovery.
Myocellular Recovery Complex™ is especially effective during multi-stage events where fast recovery is essential.
Glutamine improves protein metabolism while minimising muscle breakdown.
It is essential that Glutamine levels are replaced during training and intense exercise as they become depleted and this causes a decrease in strength, stamina and recovery.
Other benefits of Glutamine include: helping to maintain cell volume and hydration, speeding up of wound and burn healing, recovery and increased ability to secrete Human Growth Hormone to metabolise body fat and support new muscle growth.
Glycine is an essential ingredient for athletes as it assists in transporting nutrients into the mitochondria where it can be utilised for energy production.
It is also necessary for the conversion of glucose (carbohydrates) into energy and for optimal oxygen carrying capacity.
Not only that, Glycine can also significantly increase muscle growth and muscle mass while preventing muscle degeneration and breakdown.
Carnosine Augmenter Matrix™
Carnosine Augmenter Matrix™ boosts explosive muscular strength and power output, increases muscle mass, boosts muscular anaerobic endurance, increases aerobic endurance and increases exercise capacity so you can train harder and longer.
Carnosine Augmenter Matrix also prevents a decrease of body pH. This is important as during high intensity exercise, muscle pH quickly drops which causes strength and fatigue to drop more quickly.
Carnosine Augmenter Matrix™ also soaks up lactic acid to prevent muscular fatigue.
Beta-alanine, is a non-essential amino acid and is the only naturally occurring beta-amino acid.
Beta-alanine prevents a drop in pH within the muscle by boosting the synthesis of Carnosine, a naturally occuring di-peptide.
By maintaining optimal pH, muscles can continue to contract forcibly for longer and therefore enables muscles to function at their best.
Furthermore, Carnosine acts as an intracellular buffer that helps to stabilise muscle pH.
It is this increase in buffering capacity within the muscles that is largely responsible for muscle strength, muscle health maintenance and pain free flexibility, lean body mass, power and muscular endurance gains resulting from beta-alanine supplementation.
Betaine, also known as Oxyneurine, has benefits that derive from it’s role as a methyl donor.
This benefits the body as many important biochemical processes in the body rely on methylation.
Betaine lowers lactate levels to delay muscle fatigue and allow athletes to train harder for longer.
It increases nitric oxide for increased blood flow and also helps to increase strength gains and lean muscle mass.
It is important to supplement with Betaine as Betaine is lost in sweat during exercise.
Rehydrate Complex™ provides a balanced formula of electrolytes, allowing you to perform at optimum levels.
It enables your body to maintain the levels of hydration it needs to keep you going throughout your event or training session, without the need for additional electrolyte drinks during or after.
As The Shift contains Rehydrate Complex™, it is to be taken during endurance and ultra-endurance events where sweat loss may be extreme or for events lasting up to an hour and for very heavy sweaters.
Vitamin ComplexCAL200 applies the latest nutritional science to ensure your body gets add all the vitamins, including B-Complex, and key nutrients it needs to help support your energy requirements during strenuous events.