Sparta Nutrition Kraken pre-workout by is deemed as an industry-leader, specifically formulated to elevate your training, deliver laser-like focus, promote muscular endurance, and give you next level lifts via increased nitric oxide production (those mazzy pumps)
Furthermore, Kraken features a carefully crafted blend of high-quality ingredients allowing you to take your training to the next level. How so? Well lets get into it!
Citrulline is an amino acid that, believe it or not, was found withi watermelons. It is classed as a nonessential amino acid because the body can actually produce it on its own in small amount.
Citrulline hosts a ton of benefits when it comes to supplementing with it. It can help widen blood vessels through elevating nitric oxide production and rid your body of harmful compounds as it plays an important role in the urea cycle.
Beta alanine is an amino acid like l-citrulline, which is naturally produced by your body, and commonly found in various meats and fish. It's arguably one of, if not the most common within pre-workout products. It is popular due to its ability to aid with performance and strength levels.
Beta alanine hosts a ton of benefits such as increasing the time to exhaustion (helping exercise for longer), increase muscular endurance and aid with body composition.
HydroMax glycerol is an ingredient that is gaining popularity in pre-workout supplements. It is used to hydrate the body, improve endurance, and increase muscular pumps during your workout.
The patented ingredient is produced by Glanbia Nutritionals. HydroMax provides a barrage set of benefits when supplemented such as: elevated performance, increased muscle pumps, hyper hydration and delay in dehydration.
L-taurine is a naturally occurring amino acid. It is found mainly in the heart and brain. It is also common among energy drinks as well as pre-workouts. Taurine contains properties that assist in the regulation of muscular contraction and force during strength and aerobic activity.
Taurine acts to increase muscle force production and enhance fatigue resistance from high intensity exercise by increasing the efficiency of the heart and maintaining cell volume.
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine is an acetylated form of the amino acid, L-Tyrosine. The acetylated version ensures the Tyrosine is water soluble which makes it more bioavailable.
Tyrosine can be produced in the body and can actually be found in bananas and avocados.
But overall, it has a lot of benefits such as: bioavailability, uplifted mood and laser-like focus.
Caffeine anhydrous is the synthetic version of caffeine powdered version of caffeine.
Anhydrous simply means “free from water.” Caffeine is found naturally in many plants, beans, seeds, leaves and extracts. Caffeine has a whole host of benefits as it crosses the blood-brain barrier very effectively making it a psychoactive substance. Caffeine also boosts epinephrine, dopamine and serotonin effectively. Users of caffeine have more energy, more alertness and much less fatigue.
Vaso-6 is a patented gallate-enhanced oligomer (the active) derived from grape seed or green tea extracts. This compound is designed to enhance blood flow around the body which will aid with muscle pumps and endurance. It achieves increased blood flow by elevating nitric oxide within the blood to open more blood vessels. TeaCrine TeaCrine is patented ingredient which is classed as a stimulant. It is very similar to caffeine in the way it works. It increases mental focus, and improves mood. TeaCrine has energy boosting effects without jitters and crash.
Theobromine is a natural compound found in cocoa based products such as chocolate. This compound acts as a stimulant and aids with improved blood flow, improved mood and psychoactive effects.
N-Coumaroyldopamine is a naturally occurring compound, found in various plants including cocoa (same as theobromine). N-Coumaroyldopamine is a beta-2 agonist meaning that it has the ability to increase metabolic rate, blood flow, and reduced muscle protein usage.
MY PERSONAL OPINION
Kraken is a well-rounded pre-workout that tastes amazing. Stimulant wise, it isn’t too strong nor is it too weak and because of this it is perfect for beginners. The product does just provide stimulant though, it covers many angles such as stimulant which mentioned, pump and nootropic.
Overall, I rate it and would advise to anyone looking for new pre-workout, especially if you’re looking for something beginner friendly.