How should I use MORPH XTREME?
As a dietary supplement, adults mix one serving (1 scoop) of MORPH® XTREME with 12 to 20 oz. of cold water 30 minutes prior to your workout. MORPH XTREME is a high-stimulant formula. MORPH XTREME can be used on its own or with other iSatori supplements that do not contain caffeine or other stimulants. To be used as part of a resistance training program.
How is it different than other pre-workout formulas?
MORPH XTREME is unique in many ways. First, it is a full blown one scoop formula that addresses seven critical aspects of the perfect workout. There are no games with MORPH XTREME where you have to take 2, 3 or even 6 servings to get a full dose. Next would be research supported doses of eight branded ingredients: Creatine MagnaPower®, Nitrosigine®, TEACRINE®, H+ BETA ALANINE™, KSM-66 ashwagandha®, LEUCITOR™, SUSTAMINE® and AstraGin®. MORPH XTREME also has 21 additional synergistic ingredients for maximum effectiveness including an unrelenting 7 grams of citrulline malate for uncontrollable pumps.
What are the major ingredients in MORPH XTREME, and what does the science say about them?
- Nitrosigine is a patented complex of bonded arginine silicate, shown in clinical settings to be superior to standard arginine for producing muscular performance.∆†
- Nitrosigine plays a critical role within endothelial expansion (aka the pump).
- Preliminary tests on Nitrosigine indicated 5x the blood vessel expansion over Arginine HCl.
Creatine MagnaPower® (Magnesium Creatine Chelate)
- Beta-alanine serves as a "buffer" in the muscle cells, to control intracellular pH (acidity), and thus delay the time to exhaustion of the muscle, which allows you to train harder and/or longer.∆†
- Beta-alanine is an ideal complement to creatine, because it provides a clinically validated function of improved athletic performance, workout capacity, and strength.∆†
- Creatine acts as a supplier of "energy" to the mitochondria of the muscle, by rebuilding ATP and regenerating the muscle’s ability to react to stimulus from weight training or anaerobic activities.∆
- Research suggests creatine supports gains in strength and power, as well as muscle growth, when combined with intense weight training.∆†
- Creatine MagnaPower has been subject to a number of comparative studies and has shown statistically significant improvement in body weight gain, peak power and other important parameters.∆
- Citrulline malate is made up of the amino acid citrulline attached to malic acid.
- Once consumed, citrulline is readily converted to arginine, and then to nitric oxide (NO), which research suggests can increase arginine levels and NO in the body greater than arginine by itself.
- Citrulline malate is very complimentary to Nitrisogine® to help produce a more profound NO production and, reportedly, better muscular pumps.∆
- While TeaCrine® has molecular similarities to caffeine, the subtle, yet significant differences help catapult athletes and professionals to the top of their game. Put simply, TeaCrine® has the energy boosting effects similar to caffeine without the jitters, the crash and the habituation that often accompanies caffeine.* And, the energy boosting effects of TeaCrine® have been shown to last hours!∆†
- Caffeine, as indicated by clinical studies, can immediately increase muscle strength, improve muscle endurance, and decrease muscle fatigue during workouts, which allows you to take your training intensity to a higher level.∆†
- Caffeine also increases mental alertness, focus, positive mood, and central nervous system energy during intense exercise, especially when combined with other neurotropic ingredients.∆†
2:1:1 Instantized BCAAs
- AstraGin is a natural compound composed of highly fractionated Astragalus and Panax notoginseng.
- Supported by over 12 pre-clinical studies, AstraGin has been shown to increase the absorption of essential nutrients, including arginine and citrulline.∆†
- Known to help prevent muscle breakdown and stimulate the mTOR muscle growth pathway (Leucine), this clinically researched ratio of Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine is a critical element of MORPH XTREME’s powerhouse formula.∆†
What kind of results can I expect from using MORPH XTREME?
MORPH XTREME starts working within 30 minutes when you first feel the clean rush of energy and the tingling sensation, telling your muscles it’s time to train! During your workout, you’ll begin to feel a pump that’s beyond the NO pump you’re used to—way beyond it… called Plasma Pump. It’s different, almost indescribable, until you try it for yourself. Every rep will feel lighter, every set will induce more volume and pressure in your muscles, and every workout will represent an opportunity for a new personal best. With continued use, your strength and lean muscle mass will be augmented, driving you closer and closer toyour goals.∆
Do I need to "load" or "cycle" MORPH XTREME?
There is no need to load or cycle. The specific combination of ingredients in MORPH XTREME work synergistically to help maximize each workout, so there’s no need to take additional products to produce the most powerful muscle building you could expect.∆
Are there any known side effects?
The formulation is based on sound scientific evidence, which suggests that when used at the instructed dosages, should not yield any unwanted side effects. It’s always suggested that, like with any supplement or exercise program, you read the entire label before use and check with your primary physician to ensure you are in good health and there are no contraindications with medications or existing conditions.
What is that tingling sensation I experience after taking it?
MORPH XTREME contains a specific beta alanine known as H+ beta-alanine™, which infuses muscles with carnosine and, for many people, causes a temporary tingling sensation in the extremities (e.g., face, fingers, ears, etc.). The scientific term for this is parathesia. This is a normal reaction for many and will usually subside within 30 minutes to one hour. If you don’t feel the tingling sensation, it doesn’t mean it is not working, as not everyone is sensitive to the temporary effects of beta-alanine.
Do I need to adjust the dosage of it for my body weight?
It is advised that you read the entire label and follow the directions. MORPH XTREME is a full blown, powerful formula that is high in stimulants, so people that are sensitive to stimulants may want to test their tolerance with less than a full scoop. Body weight however should not be a factor unless you are like 4 X World's Strongest Man Brian Shaw who weight 430 pounds - he takes more than the recommended serving based on his above average size and weight.
Can I take it with other muscle-building products?
Yes. Although it contains the primary ingredients your body needs to build muscle, gain strength, increase focus and intensity, improve recovery from intense workouts, other supplements can be stacked with it. We recommended your supplement stack include a protein product like 100% BIO-ACTIVE WHEY™ or lean mass gainer like HYPER-GRO™ and ensure you're consuming sufficient amino acids.∆
What does it taste like?
You won't believe it until you actually try it yourself. The flavor profiles have shocked even the toughest critics in our industry. Bold, flavor with balanced sweetness is at the heart of all flavors, satisfying even the most discerning pallets. You'll go back to MORPH XTREME workout after workout once you saturate your taste buds with these amazing flavors.
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