MINIMAL INGREDIENTS WITH MAXIMUM EFFECTIVENESS; A PRE-WORKOUT SUPPLEMENT LITERATURE REVIEW
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AbstractPhysical exercise has always been a part of human life from foraging for food, to hunting and naturally, as the field has expanded and become more researched, there have been several advancements in areas such as new exercises and machines to be utilized in the gym to supplements that can be added to further the efficiency of workouts. This literature review investigates the most commonly used ingredients that are found within many of the top name multi-ingredient pre-workout supplements (MIPS) and to determine which ingredients have the greatest effect to produce the most beneficial results in exercise. Some of these ingredients include branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), creatine, caffeine, turmeric and 𝞪-glycerylphosphorylcholine (𝞪-GPC)- all of which have their own respective benefits. BCAAs, creatine and caffeine were found to work well in conjunction with one another as they have the central biological components necessary for improving strength and endurance and turmeric and 𝞪-GPC can aid in the reduction of oxidative stress as well as the improvement of focus levels respectively. The conclusion of this paper draws on the chosen ingredients that would best be suited for an ideal MIPS with minimal ingredients and maximal efficacy.
Degree ProgramPhysiology and Medical Sciences