ANTE+ consists of Citrulline malate, Creatine, Beta-alanine, Arginine, Taurine, L-acetylcarnetine and L-Tyrosine.
Creatine has the characteristic of increasing muscle strength, explosiveness and anaerobic performance. It is stored in the muscle as phosphocreatine (Pcr), readily available to give its phosphate to ADP (Adenosine Diphosphate) for the synthesis of new ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) necessary for muscle contraction. At the same time, muscular trophism increases, with the entrance of water and nutrients into the myocyte (muscle cell) and consequent increase of the muscle mass. The energy supplied to produce ATP during and after physical exercise depends mainly on the quantity of Pcr deposited in the muscle. The ability to maintain the level of effort constant decreases as the Pcr supply decreases. The high creatine content allows the muscle to recover more quickly from intense physical efforts, improving performance.
L-AcetylCarnitine is an acetylated form of L-carnitine. This substance is absorbed better by the body and, thanks to its greater lipophilicity, can go through the cell membranes to reach the muscle and cross the blood-brain barrier. Carnitine is metabolised in the body, and more precisely in the blood through plasma esterases. In this form, it can transport fatty acids to the mitochondria, where they are used to produce energy. The deficiency of this substance has been found to reduce the energy produced and increase the adipose tissue. At central nervous system level, it interacts with the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, playing an anti-oxidant role. Carnitine is also attributed vascular and cardioprotective properties. It increases peripheral vasodilation contributing to improve oxygen flow and distribution. Carnitine promotes the lowering of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood and raises HDL values, reducing the risk of deposits in the blood vessels. Carnitine has been proven to lower the level of the lipoproteins responsible for myocardial infarction. Its ability to convert fat into energy is widely exploited in the world of sport to improve athletic performance. Moreover, during the muscular activity, carnitine reduces the formation of lactic acid and maintains the glycogen in the muscles.
Arginine, citrulline, taurine and tyrosine act in synergy to promote an optimum flow of blood, and therefore of oxygen and nutrients, to muscles. So, an increase of muscle trophism is obtained, directly improving performance and optimising the following recovery.
Beta-alanine plays its role through its antioxidant power but mainly through Carnosine regeneration. The main effect of Carnosine is a buffer effect at muscle level, increasing resistance and favouring the recovery after the competition or training. Carnosine works as a buffer and delays the onset of the state of lactic acidosis inside the muscle cell, therefore increasing endurance and slowing down the onset of fatigue.
|For serving||1 scoop (15,7 g)|
|L-Citrulline DL-malate||3.6 g|
|- of which L-citrulline||2.6 g|
|Beta alanine||1.5 g|
|L-Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate||1.5 g|
|- of which L-arginine||0.8 g|
|Vitamin C||240 mg|
|Thiamine (vit. B1)||1.7 mg|
|Riboflavin (vit. B2)||2.1 mg|
|Vitamin B6||2.1 mg|
|Folic acid||300 μg|
|Vitamin B12||3.8 μg|
|Pantothenic acid||9 mg|