There are two perspectives that women tend to take when assessing their pre-workouts. One perspective is that they want something that is low calorie, low carb, low sugar, low fat, low everything… Basically, they simply want to take an energy shot to make it through the workout. On the other hand, the second perspective is that they truly care to invest in something that will benefit their bodies while they workout. The added benefit is that it is naturally low in calories. It is safe for one to make such assumptions when these are the two most common responses in women.
As a woman, I want to fuel my body appropriately for the work that I will be performing. I want every workout to count because I don’t have time to workout a few times a day. I need one supplement to pick me up (because life is busy and tiring at times!) and help me drive through the exercises. Conviction contains 4 main ingredients that truly help me do so at clinically effective doses. The 4 main ingredients are:
- Creatine HCL
- L-Citrulline Malate
Conviction has 300 mg of Caffeine, which is a moderately high dose. Time and time again, caffeine has shown to be able to increase exercise endurance (because who doesn’t need this?), intensity (thank you because without it, I go at a low to medium speed), and focus, while simultaneously decreasing perceived exertion. Seriously, this is what I need after a busy day or night depending on my workout schedule.
Creatine HCL is efficient because adding the hydrochloride group to the creatine molecules makes the molecules more acidic. This is beneficial to athletes and exercisers because it increases its solubility. Maximizing solubility is important so that your body absorbs properly (yay to not having tummy issues!). Why do you want it to be absorbed quickly? Because Creatine HCL enhances muscular growth, increases lean muscle mass, helps muscles recover faster during exercises, and increases short bouts of speed (and all the sprinters shout!). I know that most women refuse to take supplements with creatine, but again this isn’t the generic type. This is Creatine HCL; it is metabolized in the muscle, not around the muscle so that you don’t bloat or gain water weight.
L-Citrulline Malate works primarily by regulating Nitric Oxide. L-Citrulline Malate has actually shown to be more effective at raising plasma levels of Arginine and for longer periods of time than Arginine itself! L-Citrulline does this by forming with Ornithine to become Arginine in the body. Since all three of these amino acids are part of the urea cycle, the increased levels also boost your body's ability to withstand the muscle "burn" felt during exercise, as well as increased elimination of toxic byproducts of exercise. It is a lot of science talk, but basically it allows you to maximize your efforts!
Carnosyn® acts as a buffer in your muscle tissues to battle buildup of lactic acid, which leads to improved tenacity and reduced exhaustion. Naturally, when the muscles aren’t exhausted as fast, it provides an environment to contract the muscles better, for longer. In the same way that it acts as a buffer, carnosine also helps speed the muscle recovery process.
Ladies, I have been taking this supplement for a couple of years now and I have never felt better. There aren’t any fillers or herbal stimulants that irritate your body. Again, it is 4 main ingredients with berry lemonade flavor (seriously, it is extremely tasty). Head over to our site and purchase yours today!!
P.S. Don’t forget to become a member and get discount codes emailed to you periodically!!
Happy Working Out (Fueled by Conviction),
Kali Arredondo, M.S., NSCA-CPT.