FINAFLEX IGNITE 2 Pre Workout Review

FINAFLEX IGNITE 2 Pre Workout Review First Look:

I’ve got to time my 1.5 mile run as part of my entrance to the Army Reserves, to be honest, I hate running.

I run around the rugby field but it isn’t a consistent slog, it is explosive running. That I can deal with.

However, long, continuous running bores me. Therefore to get psyched I am listening to some Stormzy.

After my run, hopefully under 10 minutes (wishful thinking) I will come back to my house and then head down to the coal bunker beneath my living room and hit the weights.

Admittedly I have had a few late nights drinking wine and some early mornings…

It has taken its toll on me. I am tired. I do not want to run for a mile and a half then follow up with excruciating lifts, however, to progress, I have to suck it up.

Henceforth, we have a pre workout from Fina Flex.

The imaginatively named IGNITE follows the unofficial rule of coloring its sachets in a metallic black, and, frankly it looks boring and uninspiring. Based on that alone I probably wouldn’t pick it up from the shelf.

Nope, it would sty there whereas something like 4GAUGE with its cartridge style container would get my vote.

Take note guys.

Ingredients:

Biotin – Biotin is an important component of enzymes in the body that break down certain substances like fats, carbohydrates, and others.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/313.html


Caffeine – It stimulates the central nervous system (CNS), heart, muscles, and the centers that control blood pressure to give you an extra boost and hit that PB.

Caffeine Anhydrous is the purest form of caffeine so always look out for it.

This is found in 4 Gauge which is the best pre-workout.

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-979-caffeine.aspx?activeingredientid=979

B-phenylethylamine hcl – Used for treating depression and increasing athletic performance. No evidence to substantiate these claims.

Limited supplemental usage due to being rapidly broken down into inactive components.

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1274-PHENETHYLAMINE.aspx?activeIngredientId=1274&activeIngredientName=PHENETHYLAMINE

Hordenine – Technically Hordenine can be used as a stimulant and fat burner due to its associated with tyramine and noradrenaline, but not enough evidence exists currently to support its usage as nutritional supplementation.

https://examine.com/supplements/hordenine/


Branch Chain Amino Acids – BCAAs (typically a combination of  L-Leucine, L-IsoLeucine and L-Valine) play a critical role in muscle development because they are metabolized in the muscle rather than the liver.

Because BCAAs are metabolized in the muscle, they can be used for building new proteins or for energy.

However, supplementation is not necessary if you eat eggs and meat regularly.

https://examine.com/supplements/branched-chain-amino-acids/

Beta-alanine  – Supplementation of this non essential amino acid aids the production of carnosine. That’s a compound that plays a role in muscle endurance in high-intensity exercise.

That said, studies have not exactly been positive nor entirely conclusive.

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1222-beta-alanine.aspx?activeingredientid=1222&activeingredientname=beta-alanine


Creatine – A well regarded supplement overall!

Supplementation increases creatine storage and promotes a faster regeneration of adenosine triphosphate between high intensity exercises.

These improved outcomes will increase performance and promote greater training adaptations.

http://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1550-2783-9-33

http://www.rice.edu/~jenky/sports/creatine.html

Arginine-alpha-ketoglutarate (AAKG) – Tests on supplementation draw no real benefit that would not be found from resistance training itself.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21813912

Agmatine – Agmatine is considered to be a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator.

The majority use agmatine injections, not oral ingestion and there is still no evidence that working memory is enhanced with agmatine supplementation.

https://examine.com/supplements/agmatine/

Glycine Propionyl-l-carnitine (GPLC) – Older men who have symptoms of low testosterone levels sometimes use propionyl-L-carnitine in combination with acetyl-L-carnitine which seems to work well over a 6 month period.

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-803-propionyl-l-carnitine.aspx?activeingredientid=803&activeingredientname=propionyl-l-carnitine


D-Aspartate, DAA – D-aspartic acid is one of two forms of the amino acid aspartic acid. The other form is L-aspartate. The benefits of D-AA are specific to it, and do not extend to aspartic acid or L-aspartate. D-AA can be used as a testosterone booster for infertile men, and by athletes as a temporary booster.

D-AA works in the central brain region to cause a release of hormones, such as luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and growth hormone. Importantly, unlike some pro-hormones and steroids, it does not raise estrogen levels.

A dose of 2000-3000mg is required.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2774316/

https://examine.com/supplements/d-aspartic-acid/

Dose:

The sachet I had was wild watermelon flavor. Considering all fruits are generally wild I am not sure of the significance to call it that.

There’s a total of 7326.1mg which is about 50% of what we really have come to expect.

Some have truly tremendous, heart attack inducing amounts of ingredients.

It mixed well with water and tasted just as you would expect, of watermelon wild or battery farmed.

Video:

Effects & Benefits:

Biotin will help break down carbohydrates that we use for energy.

BCAA’s help with muscle development by being metabolized by the muscle instead of the liver. BCAA’s are more commonly found in whey products.

Caffeine is probably the most well known ingredient found in here and its ability to give you a buzz and some energy is renowned, most used by people who work long hours or are hungover.

Beta-Alanine does nothing other than provide a tingling sensation which makes you think your veins are coursing with energy.

Creatine is a well renowned supplement which can help improve strength and performance.

GPLC and DAA are good for increasing testosterone levels which will then increase muscle mass, stamina, cut fat and give you more energy.

READ: Read about our favorite pre workout that turned me in to a beast on the rugby pitch

I ended up running the 1.5 miles in 10 minutes 20 seconds which was a full minute off the time I managed when I was 24.

Negatives:

This is a product which is a proprietary blend; a proprietary blend actually conceals the amount of each ingredient that is included. This means we may only be getting trace amounts and the rest consisting of a bulking agent.

B-phenylethylamine hcl, Hordenine, Beta-Alanine, AAKG and Agamatine have no series of evidence concluding that they are effective.

Agmatine maybe if injected but we’re mixing this in  water to drink not syringe in to our eyeballs.

For D-Aspartic Acid to be effective we need over 2000mg yet we have no idea is in this, it probably isn’t the required amount.

GPLC also needs to be taken over a 6 month period and I am not sure you want to have a serving of this everyday for 6 months.

The overall dose is low too which disappoints me considering I really want to go spastic when on a pre workout.

However, I would go more spastic on a few baileys and coffee.

FINAFLEX IGNITE 2 Pre Workout Review Review Conclusion:

Okay, so with this there are some useful ingredients, however, there’s also a lot of ingredients, 4 to be exact that offer no proven effects.

Not only that, due to the small overall dose and the proprietary blend it is not probable that ingredients such as D-Aspartic Acid are appropriately dosed.

Which then gets me back on to that proprietary blend, we literally have no idea of how much of the each ingredients is included. What a scam!

With just 6 of the 11 ingredients having some sort of proven science behind them it does not look too good for IGNITE 2 from FINA FLEX.

We have listed the top 3 performing pre workout supplements which you can read about further, here.

Score:

1/5

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