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Power up Your Customers with Pre- and Post- Workout Supplements

Industry by Rosemary Tambini on November 21, 2017

Power up Your Customers with Pre- and Post- Workout Supplements

Ready to launch a sports supplement line but unsure of where to go next? Make the right move by choosing Makers Nutrition as your one-stop shop service provider! Makers Nutrition can make your high-powered pre- and post- workout blends or you could choose to go with our popular private label pre- and post- workouts, each in stock in two amazing flavors.

Below are some of the highly beneficial amino acids found in our PRE WORKOUT MATRIX:

Citrulline Malate

Citrulline malate is the combination of citrulline and malate, which is an important compound in energy production and a very popular, high-performing ingredient in many pre-workout blends. Higher levels of citrulline could be very advantageous to your health. Associated with lower blood pressure and improved blood flow, perhaps this can be attributed to citrulline’s ability to increase vasodilation, the widening of veins and arteries. In one study, 30-40 adults with high blood pressure or other heart conditions took citrulline supplements. After 8 weeks, the subjects showed 4-15% blood pressure reduction. It has been proven to increase protein synthesis by stimulating an important signaling pathway involved in muscle building. Because it raises oxygen levels in muscle tissue, citrulline can enhance oxygen usage in the exercised muscle, bettering overall exercise performance. A study showed that cyclists using the amino acid cycled 12% longer before tiring out than those taking a placebo. Separately, when 41 men were put the test with citrulline malate, participants performed 53% more repetitions in upper body exercise compared to those on placebo. Those consuming the supplement also showed less fatigue and improved lower body weight training performance (healthline).


Niacin is one of those ingredients we often do not realize the advantages of, but should take more interest in. Niacin, or Vitamin B3, is used as cholesterol medication. It boosts HDL cholesterol (the good kind), sending the bad LDL cholesterol to the liver to be processed and then removed from the body (idealfit). It may lower atherosclerosis, and therefore prevent the development of cardiovascular disease or recurrence of a heart attack (draxe). A rising number of studies are demonstrating how effective niacin works to lower high fat levels and cholesterol—a plus for people with type 2 diabetes. But niacin is most notably used before workouts because it sets the stage for success, opening blood vessels and improving blood flow during exercise (idealfit).


Popular among athletes and fitness fanatics, beta-alanine produces carnosine which is stored in the skeletal muscles. Carnosine helps reduce lactic acid accumulation in muscles during exercise, leading to improved physical performance. According to Authority Nutrition, this amino acid keeps people exercising longer. It is also helpful in short-duration exercises. To demonstrate, “one study showed that 6 weeks of beta-alanine increased time to exhaustion from 1,168 to 1,387 seconds during high-intensity training” (healthline). Another showed 18 rowers who consumed beta-alanine supplements for 7 weeks were 4.3 seconds faster than the placebo group in a 2,000-meter race lasting over 6 minutes. So, while reducing fatigue, beta-alanine raises muscle endurance and exercise capacity (healthline).

Vitamin B6

Similar to niacin, Vitamin B6 is necessary to keep blood flowing strongly. Though Vitamin B6 is not an amino acid, it works to regulate homocysteine, a non-protein amino acid. Together, these nutrients work to repair damaged blood vessels. Since low levels of Vitamin B6 have been linked to increased symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), studies are discovering that people with RA may need more of this vitamin to keep their muscles from aching. On top of that, this nutrient has been shown to increase the production of serotonin and GABA neurotransmitters in the brain, hormones that control our mood, averting mood disorders (draxe).


Electrolyte Blend

Our POST WORKOUT MATRIX electrolyte blend includes both potassium chloride and sodium chloride. Potassium chloride is vital to keep muscles moving well during exercise, and without it, we would not be able to carry out everyday tasks. In addition, according to the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine of the University of London, potassium chloride can help the heart. During its study, subjects who took potassium chloride supplements experienced considerable cardiovascular improvements—especially in the left ventricle (getfit.jillianmichaels). Sodium, working with chloride, maintains fluid balance. This means that sodium chloride is responsible for holding the right amount of water in the body (livestrong). Sodium chloride absorbs and transports nutrients, contracts and relaxes muscles, and transmits nerve signals. According to Livestrong, “sodium is critical to establishing and maintaining a charge differential across each cell's membrane. Every cell is negatively charged inside, as there's more sodium outside the cell than inside, and sodium particles are positively charged. This is called the "resting membrane potential," and allows cells to communicate with one another. Nerve and muscle cells depend on the resting membrane potential to function; without it, nerve cells couldn't send messages and muscle cells couldn't contract” (livestrong).


Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in muscles and blood. It helps weight control and post-workout recovery. According to an article in The American Journal of Surgery, this amino acid has been linked to muscle gain and lean body tissue in people with cancer—to give you an idea of glutamine’s power. Studies have indicated that glutamine aids in fat loss in people who are overweight. In the January 2015 issue of Nutrition, just 6 weeks of glutamine supplement use prompted weight loss in the abdomen and an increase in lean body tissue (livestrong). It also prevents muscle-breakdown and improves your body’s ability to recover while you sleep. As glutamine has a certain anti-oxidative potential, it can protect human cells from destruction by free radicals. It thus has the ability to potentially prevent degenerative neurological illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease (aminoacidstudies).


Our POST WORKOUT MATRIX consists of the three branched-chain amino acids that help maintain muscle mass while on a calorie-deficit diet. Leucine, Isoleucine, and valine all work to build muscle by maximizing muscle anabolism after resistance exercise. Moreover, leucine has been proven to help people lose weight. The University of Illinois examined weight loss diets containing 10 grams of leucine a day and 125 grams total of protein a day with a minimum of 2.5 grams of leucine per meal. Results? The groups ingesting high leucine levels lost more fat and showed better preservation of lean body mass. Serving as a building block for muscle protein, this branched-chain amino acid energizes protein synthesis, improves body composition, and repairs metabolic disturbances (nutritionexpress). All of these properties chalk up to a more efficiently functioning body, allowing your customers to get to where they want to be. To learn more about the benefits of these branched-chain amino acids, visit us at ( While these are only some of the key ingredients in our pre- and post-workout formulas, there are endless possibilities of what we can produce for you and your customers. Whether it’s a mainstream or niche product, Makers Nutrition works to an unmatchable standard of service to ensure that you are pleased with the outcome of your high-quality product. On the other hand, if you are new to the game, you won’t regret starting with us!


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