VasoMax: Scientifically Dosed Non-Stim Pump and Focus Matrix Nothing is more empowering or ego boosting than the feeling of a good pump. The Austrian Oak, Arnold Schwarzenegger, describes it as one of the greatest feelings you can achieve. Your muscles are thick and swollen, every vein on your body screams vascularity, and you feel like you need to turn sideways to walk though doors. The pump is motivating, inspiring, and always keeps you coming back for more. While we all know how the pump makes you feel psychologically…what does it actually do physiologically and how does it support muscle growth? From a scientific perspective the “pump”, commonly referred to as hyperemia, supplies working muscles with oxygen rich blood and nutrients while also removing waste products such as carbon dioxide. The more oxygenated blood and nutrients the muscles get the longer sustained contractions can take place…which ultimately leads to a pump and greater muscular growth. In fact, the cellular swelling that occurs with the pump may increase protein synthesis while also decreasing protein breakdown within the cell. This creates an optimal environment for muscle growth. If these two benefits of the pump were not enough, it also creates fascial stretching which gives the muscle more room to grow over time. Now that we know more about the physiological mechanisms behind the pump; how do we achieve it and more importantly how do we maximize it? The answers are through proper training and supplementation. From a weight lifting perspective you need to perform isolation exercises that target only one to two muscle groups at a time. Use heavy weights, higher reps, and minimize rest periods between sets. Over time though you may notice the pump does not occur as often as you like. This is where supplementation comes in. Most so called pump products promise skin tearing pumps…but fail to deliver. An ineffective combination of stimulants and under-dosed ingredients are usually the culprits that try to rob you of your precious muscle pumps. That is why Performax Labs created VasoMax…the most potent non-stim pump pre-workout on the market today with scientifically backed, efficaciously dosed, muscle pumping ingredients. Where others fall short of giving you the ultimate pump…VasoMax delivers! VasoMax starts by using Hydromax, that enhances plasma and intramuscular volume expansion. This hyper-hydration produces a full, hard muscular appearance that can also increase exercise performance. Next we added two research backed nitric oxide boosting ingredients; potassium nitrate and S-Nitrosogluthione. When these two compounds enter the body they are converted to nitrites which in turn stimulates nitric oxide pathways. This process vasodilates (enlarges) blood vessels and helps deliver more of the much need oxygen rich blood and nutrients to working muscles in order to achieve the pump and ultimately muscle growth. Because Performax is serious about providing you the best pump of your life we took the Vasomax formula one step further by adding two other pump proven, vasodilating ingredients…rutaecarpine and selaginella tamariscina extract (20% Amentoflavone). Unlike other ingredients that increase vasodilation through nitric oxide production; rutaecarpine promotes blood vessel dilation by altering calcium levels in the cells that form blood vessels. On the other hand, selaginella tamariscina is a very effective nitric oxide pump enhancer because it inhibits PDE, while blocking the metabolism of cAMP and cGMP. Last but not least, we know you sometimes need an extra dose of focus to push through a punishing workout in order to achieve your pump. That is why we added Alpha-GPC and Huperzine-A to Vasomax. Research shows these two powerhouse ingredients work synergistically to form and prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine…one of the most important neurotransmitters in the central nervous system responsible for enhancing cognition, focus, and muscular contractions. Your pumps are precious. You work hard and expect results. Don’t put your trust in a pump product that over promises and under delivers. Trust a product with research backed ingredients and efficacious dosing that delivers muscle engorging pumps time after time. Trust Vasomax!