Saturday, January 10, 2015

Greenforce Labs' NO2 Pre-Workout Supplement

Due to rainy weather in the Bay Area, I wasn't able to run outdoors for a good two weeks. Seeing as I like to run at least three times a week, I don’t currently have a gym membership, and I was definitely overeating due to the holidays, you can understand my dilemma. Once the rain let up, I was eager to hit the pavement hard, but I was a little hesitant of how my body would take it. Luckily, I found GreenforceLabs’ NO2 Pre-Workout Supplements to help me get back into my usual running routine.

This workout supplement was specifically designed to ensure you get the most out of your workout. This includes intense energy and focus, maximized performance, explosive power, insane pumps, and increased endurance. It’s formulated with Vitamin B-3, Vitamin B-12, Caffeine, L-Arginine, L-Ornithine, L-Citrulline, and Beet Root Extract. L Arginine, L Ornithine, and L Citrulline can help increase nitric oxide levels, support muscular energy, and delay fatigue. Plus, Beet Root Extract can enhance exercise performance and reduce fatigue, while Niacinamide and Caffeine will boost your energy levels for maximum drive. 

I must admit that I was a little doubtful about taking it at first, as I've never tried any pre-workout supplements before. Luckily, my doubts quickly disappeared. During my first run using the supplement, I found that it definitely gave me a boost of energy mid-run. When I'd usually reach my running "wall" of a distance, instead of slowing down my pace and preparing to end my run all together, I found I was able to push forward and keep going for miles longer than I have in the past.

In general, I take two capsules with water right before my run. I feel about the same without taking any supplements as I’m getting into my usual pace. But then 20 minutes into my run, I’ll feel the boost, keeping my body in motion.  On days when I’m feeling particularly sluggish or too lazy to want to even run at all, I’ll take four capsules and wait to feel burst of energy before lacing up my shoes. It’s advised to take four capsules prior to weight training or intense exercise per the directions on the bottle, but I feel that the usual two capsules work best for me. Also, if you’re sensitive to caffeine like I am, I’d suggest taking a smaller dosage as well.

Special thanks to BrandBacker and GreenForce Labs for sponsoring this post.