Ballistic Labs Trigger 2.0 is an industry first, it offers 100% transparency with its nutraceutical profile. This pre-workout formula contains full clinical dosages of science proven ingredients. Ballistic Labs Trigger 2.0 formula features a massive 21.5gram serving size with 20 synergistic performance enhancing ingredients.
Trigger 2.0 was developed for serious athletes looking to take their athletic performance to the next level. The Trigger 2.0 formula will help you push through the most challenging workout, practice,race or game. Trigger 2.0 is science-backed ingredients proven to enhance athletic performance, increase muscle protein synthesis (growth) and prevent fatigue. With a 100% transparent ingredient dosing on the label, you know exactly what you are getting in each scoop.
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Other Ingredients: Natural and Artificial Flavoring, Sucralose, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Oxide.
Citrulline is an amino acid that improves blood flow by creating nitric oxide (NO), a gas that dilates blood vessels. Citrulline supplementation expedites the removal of metabolic waste products such as ammonia in working muscle cells before they can cause fatigue and decrease performance. Citrulline supplementation has also been shown to increase human growth hormone (HGH) levels.
Each serving of Trigger 2.0 contains the exact same 6g clinical dosage of citrulline that was used in research studies documenting the impressive benefits of citrulline supplementation.
Beta-alanine is the rate limiting amino acid in carnosine formation. Carnosine is a lactic acid buffer and your muscles’ first line of defense against the buildup of hydrogen ions and lactic acid during high-intensity exercise. Carnosine is also a potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger.
Human research has found that daily beta alanine supplementation can raise muscle carnosine levels by up to 80%! This increases power, strength, training volume, exercise performance and aerobic capacity.
Next to glutamine, taurine is the second most abundant amino acid found in skeletal muscle. Taurine acts as osmolyte (i.e., it regulates fluid balance). As such, taurine optimizes cellular hydration, maximizing muscle function and increasing cell volume. This makes the muscle belly appear more full and provides an indirect stimulus for anabolism.
Taurine also has significant antioxidant properties and alters the actions of inhibitory neurotransmitters like GABA, which increase brain performance, focus and mental acuity. Research shows that taurine supplementation before workouts reduces muscle damage, improves focus, and prevents delayed onset muscle soreness.
Creatine hydrochloride (HCL) is made by attaching a HCL group to creatine. This makes the molecule much more acidic which drastically increases its absorbability. Creatine HCL causes the same benefits as regular creatine monohydrate, but without any of the water retention or bloat.
Supplementing with creatine promotes increases in lean muscle mass, workout performance, strength and power. Creatine also offers therapeutic benefits such as preventing ATP depletion, stimulation of muscle protein synthesis and increased cell volumization.
Glycerol supplements are commonly used by athletes to properly hydrate before an event. Glycerol has the rather unique ability to hold onto water which increases cell volumization and hydration.
Glycerol monosterate supplementation has been clinically shown to increase blood volume, improved hydration, promote greater muscle fullness, regulate body temperature, and increase exercise performance.
Betaine anhydrous is an amino acid derived from choline and is naturally found in plant species such as beets. Betaine supplementation increases the rate in which muscle cells are able to utilize oxygen. This leads to an increase in the amount of weight you can lift and the total number of repetitions you can perform. Furthermore, betaine anhydrous promotes cellular hydration and water balance.
Betaine supplementation has been clinically shown to improve protein synthesis, reduce body fat and increase power output and anaerobic work capacity. Betaine anhydrous also improves state-of-mind since it increases S-adenoylmethionine (SAMe) levels in the brain. Increased brain SAMe levels are directly correlated to an improved overall sense of well-being in human clinical studies.
Tyrosine is an amino acid that is metabolized to produce neurotransmitters such as dopamine and adrenaline. Increasing levels of these neurotransmitters cause improvements in cognitive function, physical performance, metabolic rate and fat loss.
N-Acetyl-Tyrosine is the acetylated form of Tyrosine, meaning that the amino acid is bonded to an acetyl group. The addition of the acetyl group increases solubility and absorbability.
Choline (Choline Bitartrate)
Choline is an essential nutrient that increases muscle strength and brain function. One of the main roles choline plays in the human body is in the formation of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine regulates nerve transmissions that signals muscles to contract. Supplementing with choline provides the nervous system with more acetylcholine, producing stronger muscle contractions. Choline supplementation also enhances cognitive function.
A study done at the University of Granada found that choline supplementation increased attention span, memory and the speed at which new tasks are learnt.
Dendrobium is one of the fifty fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine. The Chinese have consumed Dendrobium for thousands of years as a tea to strengthen the immune system and energize the body. Dendrobium is rich in phenethylamine (PEA). PEA encourages the body to produce norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter that is responsible for motor coordination of our muscles and the “runner’s high” or elevated mood many athletes feel when working out.
PEA has been studied by scientists around the world and is clinically shown to improve cognition, alertness, and motor control.
Agmatine (Agmatine Sulfate)
Agmatine is an amino acid that inhibits the breakdown of nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide promotes blood flow to working muscle cells. Increasing blood flow encourages better cell volume and more efficient nutrient delivery to muscles.
Agmatine also regulates cellular energy and assists with central nervous system function leading to improved energy, mental clarity and workout performance.
Caffeine is stimulant found in tea, coffee and chocolate.
Caffeine supplementation increases the release of dopamine, a chemical in the brain responsible for feelings of alertness and pleasure. Caffeine also boosts epinephrine, dopamine and serotonin which increase fat loss and enhance power output.
Caffeine supplementation has been clinically shown to increase energy, improve mood, and speed recovery.
Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant that helps improve the efficiency in which the body uses oxygen. This is obviously of huge benefit for aerobic training like running, jogging, and bicycling, but it’ll also help weight trainers recover more quickly between intense sets. When taken before a workout, Vitamin C is able to help block the effects of cortisol. This allows the body to more easily adapt to stress.
Human studies shown that vitamin C supplementation before workouts increases exercise performance by increasing nitric oxide (NO) production and by preventing feelings of fatigue and perceived exertion during exercise.
Glucuronolactone is an amino acid naturally found in your tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Glucuronolactone inhibits the synthesis of toxic by-products produced during intensive exercise. Human studies show that pre workout glucuronolactone supplementation leads to improvements in performance and total repetitions performed.
Glucuronolactone also helps to increase mental performance. Test subjects given glucuronolactone showed significant improvements in reaction time, concentration, and memory.
Theanine is an amino acid found naturally in tea and mushrooms. Theanine supplementation causes the release of the brain neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA boosts mood and mental focus. When combined with caffeine, theanine provides a nootropic (cognitive support) effect. Studies have indicated that combining caffeine with theanine boosted cognitive performance better then caffeine alone.
Theanine supplementation is a natural remedy to help with depression as it may reduce feelings of anxiety and promote an overall sense of well-being.
Vitamin B3 (niacin) is a water soluble B vitamins. Niacin is most commonly used as natural treatment for high cholesterol, it helps boost levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and lowers levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol. Niacin supplementation assists blood vessel dilation this increases blood-flow and nutrient delivery to working muscles. Additionally, studies show that niacin increases brain function and may help protect against age-related neurological concerns such as Alzheimer’s Disease.
Bitter Orange (30% synephrine)
Synephrine is a naturally occurring alkaloid found in the Bitter Orange plant. Synephrine’s molecular structure is very similar to ephedrine. Synephrine functions as an alpha-androgenic antagonist just like ephedrine does, but it is much milder on the central nervous system and does not cause the same negative side effects that ephedrine supplementation can cause. Synephrine binds to receptors in fat tissue and increases lipolysis and thermogenesis. Clinical studies have backed up synephrine’s positive impact on fat burning and weight loss.
Synephrine also stimulates glucose uptake by skeletal muscle. This improves fat burning by removing excess glucose from the bloodstream and provides muscles with more glucose that can be used for energy. More intramuscular glucose leads to greater muscle strength and endurance.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is a water-soluble vitamin, collectively a part of the B-complex group. Pyridoxine is involved in over 100 metabolic reactions in the body. B6 is particularly important for athletes as it supports adrenal function (stress response) as well regulates the production of neurotransmitters; chemicals that allow brain and nerve cells to communicate with each other to ensure that metabolic processes such as fat metabolism and energy production occur.
Bioperine is a patented black pepper extract it contains active compounds called piperine. Bioperine is used to enhance the bioavailability of nutrients. Bioperine works by enhancing the absorption, as a carrier for other nutraceuticals. Formulas containing this this specialized extract assures you’ll be reaping the benefits of all other ingredients taken along with it.
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
Vitamin B12 is a water soluble B-vitamin that is needed for proper metabolism and red blood cell formation. The primary function of red blood cells is to carry oxygen to body tissues. Vitamin B12 supplementation is clinically shown to cause boost energy levels, reduce fatigue, and improved cognitive function.
Warning: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are following a low protein diet, are taking lithium, Levodopa, nitrates, or medication to treat erectile dysfunction; or if you have liver or kidney disorder, epilepsy, high blood pressure, glaucoma and/ or detrusor instability (overactive bladder syndrome). Consumption with natural health products (e.g. medication bitter orange extract, synephrine, ocopamine, ephedra), which increase blood pressure, or other caffeine containing products (e.g. medications, coffee, tea, colas, guarana, mate) is not recommended). This product is not intended as a substitute for sleep. Consult a health practitioner prior to use if you are of child bearing age, have cardiovascular disease or hypertension, diabetes, prostate disorders, or are taking prescription medications. Do not use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, of if you are taking blood pressure medications (either hypertensive or antihypertensive), thyroid medications, sympathomimetic, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), decongestant-containing cold preparations (i.e. phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine), products containing ephedra or ephedrine, or other medications which increase blood pressure. May cause parenthesis (pins and needles), headaches, nausea, gastrointestinal discomfort, palpitations and diarrhea. Hypersensitive/ allergy is known to occur, in