Core Explode is a scientifically engineered pre workout drink containing an advanced nitric-oxide blend which incorporates beta alanine, AAKG and citrulline malate. It also contains a dual blend of micronized creatines as well as a broad spectrum of branch chain amino acids.
It is specifically designed to assist those who require an increased energy boost and want to achieve a more intense workout with added muscle pump, increased strength and endurance. The dual micronised creatine blend has been proven to assist in improving physical performance and maintaining muscle mass.
Core Explode is therefore the perfect pre workout drink to ensure that every rep counts!
Core Explode is manufactured in the UK in accordance with the GNV code of practice and ISO2000:9001 quality assurance procedures. This, combined with our confidence in the market blending formulation means that we are able to offer a full 30 day money back guarantee should you not be 100% satisfied with this product.
Maltodextrin 28%, dextrose monohydrate 25%, fructose, creatine nitrate, taurine, L-Leucine, citrulline malate, Beta Alanine, Arginine Alpha Keto-Glutarate, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine, flavouring, caffeine, green tea, guarana extract, Niacin, colour, sweetener (sucralose).
Made in a factory that handles Nuts, Eggs and Cereals containing Gluten.
Glossary of Ingredients
Maltodextrin is a glucose polymer which is technically a complex carbohydrate, although it has a high GI rating which ensures rapid release of energy. This makes it a good choice for after training or a workout particularly in combination with whey proteins and creatine. Maltodextrin is manufactured from starch and gets its name due to the formation of dextrose polymers of different lengths. Although maltodextrin is a high GI carbohydrate, the GI scale is only relevant to ingredients tested in isolation. When combined with other nutrients such as low glycemic carbohydrates, proteins and fats, the GI of maltodextrin reduces significantly meaning that the instant spike takes place over a longer period of time. In essence, the inclusion of maltodextrin in to an all-in-one formula such as Core Complete allows the important nutrients such as protein to be delivered to the muscle cells gradually rather than all at once.
Dextrose monohydrate is a monosaccharide or simple sugar that is derived entirely from corn starch and is one of the main energy sources in our body. Dextrose monohydrate is found in many food stuffs and is often utilised as a sweetener. Our bodies also manufacture it from carbohydrates, protein and fat. Dextrose monohydrate is a very high glycemic index (GI) carbohydrate. This means it enters your system rapidly and stimulates a fast insulin response, also known as an “insulin spike”. Insulin is a very important hormone for anybody who trains or exercises. It transports vital nutrients such as glucose, protein, creatine and amino acids to the muscle cells where they are used accordingly. Dextrose monohydrate is therefore an excellent supplement for intra workout drinks as it provides valuable energy which can help offset fatigue.
Fructose is a naturally occurring simple sugar known as a monosaccharide. It has a low Glycemic Index score of 19, therefore is digested over a longer period of time and has a lesser impact on blood sugar levels compared to other carbohydrate sources such as Maltodextrin.
Creatine nitrate is a form of creatine bound with a nitrate group which increases the rate of absorption into the muscles when compared to creatine monohydrate and also reduces any potential water retention. Creatine helps increase the body’s ability to produce energy meaning you can train harder, for longer, more often and is considered most effective in high intensity or explosive training.
Fructose Powder is a particularly popular carbohydrate source with sports nutrition users. For example, it is frequently found in isotonic energy drinks due to its benefits in relation to replenishing liver glycogen.
Fructose Powder has the benefit of being able to pass through the intestines using an alternative pathway to Glucose, which goes straight into the bloodstream. The body can only consume so much carbohydrate through the Glucose absorption pathway, so the alternative pathway via which Fructose is utilised provides additional carbohydrate uptake over and above what is usually possible. To this extent, Fructose is actually best utilised in conjunction with other carbohydrate sources, as opposed to in place of. A popular choice is adding Fructose to Dextrose monohydrate and maltodextrin, both of which are included in Core Explode.
Taurine is a naturally occurring amino acid and has become an important component of pre-workout and energy drinks. Taurine also has a cell volumising effect resulting in the sought after “pumped” look whilst training. Taurine is the second most abundant amino acid in muscle tissue after glutamine and acts as an insulin mimicker, transporting vital nutrients such as other amino acids and glucose into muscle cells. This is why taurine is an effective cell volumiser and the super hydration of muscle cells contribute increased protein synthesis and reduce protein breakdown, both of which can increase muscle mass and strength. Taurine is also an inhibitory neurotransmitter. Simply put, it calms the brain and nervous system to help combat stress and anxiety. For competitive athletes this can have obvious performance benefits. Taurine also aids movement of important nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium in and out of our cells which can prevent cramping during exercise.
L-Leucine is an amino acid that plays a fundamental role in signalling the pathways to increase protein synthesis. Increasing protein synthesis is seen as the Holy Grail for anyone trying to grow muscle. L-Leucine is also regarded as the most important of the BCAA’s, when it comes to energy production. Research has indicated that as much as 90% of our dietary L-Leucine is used to provide energy when we are exercising. If we do not have enough L-Leucine then this can serve to “limit” our performance. Supplementing with L-Leucine is therefore crucial for optimal energy and performance levels.
Citrulline Malate improves performance through a number of pathways. The main role of Citrulline Malate is to reduce fatigue via reducing the negative effects of ammonia on performance. Often thought of as a pre-workout supplement due to its impact on nitric oxide production, a recent study also found that Citrulline Malate reduced muscle soreness after high volume bench press performance.Citrulline Malate is a combination of the amino acid Citrulline and the organic salt Malate. Citrulline is produced in our bodies in small quantities from L-Glutamine. The primary dietary source is melon.
Citrulline Malate can also be referred to as: Citrulline, L-Citrulline, L-Citrulline Malate.
Arginine Alpha Keto-Glutarate
Arginine Alpha Keto-Glutarate is an amino acid that is formed when two arginine molecules attach to one alpha keto-glutarate molecule. Arginine Alpha Keto-Glutarate is said to be far more effective than plain arginine and is able to increase NO (nitric oxide) levels over an extended period of time as opposed to only a temporary increase. Arginine has rapidly become a core part of any good pre-work supplement, with users reporting increased blood flow and muscler pump. Arginine Alpha Keto-Glutarate is a superior form of arginine, offering improved absorption and amplifying the already impressive benefits of arginine. Arginine is produced naturally in the body mainly by the kidney and liver. Red meat is particularly high in arginine but is also found in dairy products, fish, chicken, pork and nuts. Arginine Alpha Keto-Glutarate, however, is not produced naturally and therefore must be supplemented.
Beta alanine has an improved resistance against fatigue thereby improving performance and muscle gains. Beta alanine is not an essential amino acid. This means its naturally occurring as opposed to essential amino acids which are not.
Beta alanine is mainly found in a dipeptide called Carnosine, however it is also found in dipeptide anserine balenine. These dipeptides are found in protein rich foods such as chicken, pork, beef and fish. Beta alanine is also referred to as 3-aminopropanoic acid.
L-Valine is a branch chain amino acid that assists in protein synthesis and reduces muscle breakdown. Branch chain amino acids are considered essential in that they are not produced by the body and so must be obtained through our diet.
L-Isoleucine is a branch chain amino acid which assists in increasing protein synthesis and reducing muscle breakdown. Branch chain amino acids are considered essential in that they are not produced by the body so must be obtained during our diet.
A well-known simulant that is found in varying quantities in the seeds, leaves and fruits of some plants, the most common being the coffee plant and the tea bush. Other sources include kola nuts, yerba mate and guarana. Caffeine acts as a central nervous system stimulant temporarily warding off drowsiness and restoring alertness. It is also a weak bronchodilator which can provide a small improvement in lung function and hence physical performance and is also a mild diuretic. There is also evidence that coffee consumption is associated with a lower overall risk of cancer.
Derived from the leaves from the Camellia Sinensis plant and, unlike black tea, is non-fermented. The absence of fermentation/oxidation ensures a higher polyphenol and EGCG content, which in laymen’s terms are the “good bits”. Studies have shown that green tea can inhibit blood clot formation, lower blood pressure and lower blood sugar levels by inhabiting amylase and preventing the growth of bad bacteria. Green tea also contains caffeine which when combined with the polyphenols has been shown to induce thermogenesis and stimulate fat oxidisation whilst boosting the metabolic rate by up to 4% without increasing the heart rate. Green tea also contains flavonoids which are also thought to have anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogenic functions.
Derived from the seed of a climbing plant from the South America. It is an effective stimulant and its seeds contain about twice the concentration of caffeine as found in coffee beans. As well as a stimulant there is evidence to suggest that guarana may aid memory and cognitive function.
Also known as Vitamin B3 or Nicotinic Acid. It is found in a variety of food types and is also synthesised from tryptophan, an essential amino acid. It is a B complex vitamin that your body needs for protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism and taken as a supplement has being shown to lower elevated cholesterol levels and it also has thermogenic properties by causing dilation of red blood vessels.
Important: Due to the highly potent ingredients and stimulating effects of Core Explode, we recommend that you assess your tolerance before using it as part of your training regime.
Initial Serving Dose: Mix approximately 10 grams with 250 ml of water in a shaker or blender and consume 30 minutes before a workout, ideally on an empty stomach.
Max Performance Dose: For those who have assessed their tolerance to this formulation and want the most dramatic results, mix 20 grams with 300 ml of water in a shaker or blender and consume 30 minutes before a workout, ideally on an empty stomach.
The above are our recommended usage directions; you may of course mix with more or less liquid to achieve the desired consistency and taste. The product is best consumed immediately once mixed. The scoop included with the product measures by volume, not by weight. For precise measurements please use measuring scales. A measuring scoop is included within this product which may settle to the bottom during transit.
Storage instructions: Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.