MAXIMISE ENERGY PRODUCTION
Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is THE most important compound in your muscles! It generates the energy and power you need for every muscle contraction. When you walk, run, lift weights, breath, even sleep, your body is constantly producing and consuming ATP. In fact we need it for just about every biological function, every minute of every day.
Your body produces ATP in a complex series of biochemical pathways that start with processing of the food you eat. As an athlete, it stands to reason that if you want maximum energy and results from your training then you should be optimising your nutritional intake.
ATP has been designed by nature as a high energy storage molecule. It generates energy by shedding a phosphate group to form ADP (Adenosine Diphosphate). During intense exercise your demand for ATP (and energy) rises dramatically. Fitter and well-trained athletes can produce more ATP and so perform at a higher level.
Can you increase ATP levels through other means to improve performance? The short answer is YES!
Two key compounds that have been shown in studies to directly increase cellular ATP levels are Creatine, and ATP itself.
- Creatine is a very well-studied supplement that raises cellular levels of a compound called Creatine Phosphate (CP). CP plays an important role during intense exercise by quickly replenishing ATP levels, allowing trainers to push harder for longer. Most trainers who use Creatine report significant increases in strength, stamina and power.
- Several studies have shown oral supplementation with Adenosine-5’-Triphosphate (ATP) increased peak power and reduced muscle fatigue during repeated bouts of high-intensity exercise. They also showed increased muscle size and lower protein breakdown after hard training.
The Science Behind MAX’S ATP LOAD’D
*ATP Load’d contains the following ingredients:**
Creatine Monohydrate (1000mg) – The original and most widely used form of Creatine, it is very effective.
Creatine HCl (675mg) – This form of Creatine is bound to Hydrochloric Acid which changes the pH to make this form of Creatine highly soluble and fast-acting.
Beta Alanine (500mg) – is an amino acid that is used by athletes to elevate muscle Carnosine levels. Carnosine helps to regulate muscular pH (or acidity) that builds up during hard exercise. Keeping your pH within a normal range for longer helps you to lift that last 2 or 3 reps, sprint that bit longer, or go that bit harder.
PEAK ATP® (400mg) – Oral ingestion of Adenosine Triphosphate Disodium (PEAK ATP®) provides 2 major benefits: 1. It prevents declines in ATP during hard training; 2. It increases blood flow in working muscles via a mechanism known as purinergic signalling. Several studies have demonstrated a significant reduction in muscle fatigue and improvements in power and lean body mass after a short period of supplementation with a 400mg dose of PEAK ATP®.
Creatinol-O-Phosphate (400mg) – Several studies show COP can prolong anaerobic exercise by both helping to maintain ATP levels and buffering lactic acid accumulation
Di-Creatine Malate (200mg) – Creatine bound to Malic Acid making it highly soluble and fast acting, and along with Creatine HCl, it is a great Creatine to use prior to training.
Betaine (75mg) – Also known by its chemical name of Trimethylglycine, Betaine has been shown in several studies to increase both muscular strength and size while also reducing body fat.
AstraGin (40mg) – This patented combination of Panax Ginseng and Astragalus has been clinically proven to increase absorption of many nutrients including amino acids, vitamins and herbal extracts. AstraGin helps to maximise the absorption of MAX’S ATP LOAD’D to ensure maximum potency and results.
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Q. How should I take MAX’S ATP LOAD’D
On training days we recommend taking 2 capsules upon rising and 2 capsules about 30 – 60 minutes before training. On non-training days take 2 capsules upon rising and 2 capsules in the late afternoon about 1 hour before dinner.
Q. Does ATP LOAD’D contain any proprietary blends?
All MAX’S products are manufactured to the highest quality standards and give you full disclosure of all ingredients used so you know exactly how much of each active ingredient you are getting. We use the highest quality ingredients from reputable suppliers and in dosages that have been shown by studies to provide a clinical benefit for maximum results.
Q. Can I use ATP LOAD’D as a pre-workout?
ATP LOAD’D is an ideal pre-workout formula because it boosts the nutrients your muscle cells use directly to generate energy. Take 2 capsules around 30 – 60 minutes before your workout for maximum results.
Q. Can I stack ATP LOAD’D with other supplements?
ATP LOAD’D is a cutting edge energy boosting formula but can be stacked with other MAX’S Lab Series products for a synergistic effect. We recommend stacking ATP LOAD’D with MAX’S VASO-D PUMP’D to maximise blood flow to working muscles. If you are training to strip body fat, you can also stack with MAX’S T-DEX RIPP’D.
Q. Should I cycle on and off ATP LOAD’D?
While it’s not strictly necessary to cycle on and off ATP LOAD’D we would recommend periodically giving your system a break every few months for 1 – 2 weeks to allow it to return to “normal” functioning. Your ATP LOAD’D use should coincide with your natural training cycles. When you are training hard and peaking for a competition or maximising your efforts, this is a good time to consistently use ATP LOAD’D. When you have scheduled in a period of lower training load then this is a naturally good time to take a break from usage.
Q. Can women trainers use ATP LOAD’D?
Yes – ATP LOAD’D can be safely used by women and offers all the same benefits.
|When To Use|
|Pre Workout *******************|
|All Day Use *******************|
How To Take ATP LOAD’D
1 Serving (4 capsules) Per Day
On training days we recommend taking 2 capsules upon rising and 2 capsules about 30 – 60 minutes before training with water. On non-training days take 2 capsules upon rising and 2 capsules in the late afternoon about 1 hour before dinner.
Who Should Take ATP LOAD’D
MAX’S ATP LOAD’D is recommended for trainers who want to maximise energy, power and strength, and increase muscle size. It can be used by strength and power athletes to maximise exercise intensity. It is also suitable for endurance athletes to maximise high-end output in sprints or all-out efforts.
ENDURANCE & ATP AMPLIFICATION BLEND Beta Alanine (500mg), Peak ATP® (400mg), Betaine (75mg), AstraGin (40mg)
LOAD’D CREATINE COMPLEX Creatine Monohydrate (1000mg), Creatine HCl (675mg), Creatinol-O-Phosphate (400mg), Di-Creatine Malate (200mg)