Citrulline Malate 2:1 (1,000mg)
First, Citrulline Malate is considered one the most effective methods for increasing body arginine levels which is then converted to nitric oxide, increasing vasodilation for better nutrient and oxygen delivery to working cells, such as brain cells. Second, supplying the malate fosters more efficient ATP production. The two effects working together create a better metabolic environment for cellular function.
- Citrulline malate supplementation has been shown to reduce fatigue, improve memory, and increase metabolic efficiency.
- Supplementing with citrulline has been shown to increase NO synthesis nearly 10-fold (Kim et al., 2015)
- By restoring nitric oxide function and enhancing cellular energy supply, citrulline malate can improve brain cell health and promote memory (Yabuki et al., 2013)
Caffeine Anhydrous (280mg)
Caffeine is the active ingredient in coffee, tea, and other beverages used to reduce tiredness and promote alertness. Caffeine works by stimulating a release of epinephrine (adrenaline) and blocking adenosine. Epinephrine, a neurotransmitter, helps increase vigor and attention, while adenosine antagonization promotes wakefulness. In Phoenix Energy, caffeine is combined with L-Theanine, discussed below.
- Caffeine anhydrous is simply a dried, powdered version of caffeine. Anhydrous means “without water.”
- Taking caffeine has been proven to increase feelings of arousal (wakefulness), positive mood, reaction time, and memory (Childs & de Wit, 2006, Gupta, 1988).
- Supplementing caffeine improves task performance and focus while reducing feelings of mental fatigue (Kennedy and Scholey, 2004)
Dynamine® (100mg)Dynamine® is poised to disrupt the energy category with its backed-by-science benefits. A purine alkaloid found in the kucha tea leaf known as Methylliberine. It has been shown to amplify feelings of energy, mood and focus by activating dopamine receptors and other key neurotransmitters, inhibiting adenosine receptors, all without elevating heart rate or blood pressure.
- Theacrine has been shown to enhance mood, vigor, and cognition. Dynamine shares a similar chemical structure with theacrine.
- May be capable of increasing dopamine, thereby boosting mood and even feelings of euphoria.
- Has the potential to work synergistically with caffeine, creating greater enhancements in energy and mood (Kuhman, Joyner, and Bloomer, 2015).
- Clinically shown to increase the positive benefits of caffeine TWO-FOLD!! (Compound Solutions, Inc., 2020)
Rauwolscine is an alkaloid also known as alpha-yohimbine, with which it shares many effects. It is an adrenal system augmenter, which helps with neurotransmitter release. In doing so, rauwolscine helps with sensations of energy as well as enhancing effects of other ingredients in Phoenix Energy. Rauwolscine is found in the rauwolfia genus of plants.
- One of the functions of rauwolscine is to reduce stimulation of alpha-2 adrenergic receptors. This potentiates effects of other stimulants, such as caffeine.
- Another effect of rauwolscine supplementation is optimized serotonin – a major neurotransmitter involved in good mood.
- Supplementation with rauwolscine has been noted to reduce anxiety, including social anxiety.