Whether ELITROPE becomes your newest addition to your morning routine or if it ends up replacing your pre-workout powder all together, we've got plenty of reasons in this article for you to make the switch to a nootropic, instead of man-made chemicals, sugars, dyes, flavors and stimulants commonly found in your current pre-workout supplement.
ELITROPE is a dietary supplement, specifically categorized as a ‘nootropic’. A noo-what!? By definition, a nootropic is a supplement (typically compromised of artificial and natural compounds) that enhance memory and improve cognitive function. Nootropics are widely known and used throughout the world. They’re functional and popular because they actually work (hey, that’s a good thing!) and are slowly replacing pre-workouts across the world.
It’s Time to Ditch Your Pre-Workout Powder… Seriously.
It is well established that among healthy adults and athletes, voluntary participation in physical exercise programs is accompanied by substantial dropout rates of approximately 50% during the first 6 months. You’re sold on someone else’s dream and body image, you’re sold on supplements that are harmful and full of ingredients your body cannot recognize, and 6 months down the line you don’t even enjoy it. Now that just plain sucks.
Introducing your new Pre-Workout - ELITROPE
What if we told you there are nutritional and dietary supplements that don’t harm your body while increasing your overall health/wellbeing AND athletic performance? It’s true – they’re out there. And you’re in luck, we have them! Specifically speaking, ELITROPE by Elivate Nutrition works by modulating neuronal metabolism, cerebral oxygenation, neurotransmitter availability, increasing neurotropic factors and also by affecting other cellular processes…1
…AKA your brain will be running on a high octane fuel as compared to before.
Your brain can only recognize and use specific ingredients from your diet and your body. So why not feed it the very best ingredients to get the very best performance, daily? Sounds like a no-brainer to me (pun very intended).
Why Should I Take a Nootropic?
The quick answer? You’re going to love it.
The detailed answer? You have the ability to implement clinically proven, widely used ingredients to your daily lifestyle to benefit in areas such as daily productivity and clarity, to increase athletic performance, to the prevention of brain degradation and diseases such as Alzheimer Disease and other neurodegenerative dementias without harmful side-effects found in common pre-workout powders.
Brain ailments and diseases do not have any type of curative treatment, meaning it’s important to always take a preventative approach to brain health. You worry about the wrinkles on your face and aim to prevent them with daily cleansing and moisturizing, so why not take the same preventative approach to your brain? It’s simple with ELITROPE.
HERE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENTS FOR YOUR NEW PRE-WORKOUT, YOUR BRAIN HEALTH & FOR IMPROVING YOUR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE:
Ginkgo Biloba (leaf) (50mg)
Ginkgo Biloba is one of the most widely used supplements in the entire world for cognitive improvement because of its possible effects as a vasodilator and facilitator of cerebral vascularization.2 It’s been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries3 and is often prescribed in Europe as a nootropic agent.4 In a meta-analysis of eight studies, Gingko Biloba differed significantly from placebo, providing beneficial effects both in cognition and activities of daily living.5
A few really important benefits to note for athletes specifically about introducing and regularly implementing Gingko Biloba into training include Increasing Cerebral & Muscular Blood flow by enhancing the delivery of nutrients, oxygen and the ability to flush out lactic acid. 6 Increase the body’s endurance exercise capacity, athletic ability, and promote the recovery process after exercise. 7 Promote better muscular development, pump, and visibility by pairing a Gingko Biloba supplement (ELITROPE) with an Arginine supplement (AMINO2- Arginine [amino acid] supplement that promotes the production of nitric oxide). 8
Dimethylethanolamine (DMAE (50mg)
DMAE has been scientifically proven to increase vigilance, memory, attention, and brain choline levels in, particularly stressful levels. 9 Athletes willingly place themselves in front of adversity, stress, and high stakes situations. Between high weight numbers, competition arenas, personal goals, and aspirations, it’d be nice to give yourself a way to regulate mood, well-being, calmness and focus… am I right?! DMAEs clinically suggest that they impact brain levels, as well as antioxidants, do while increasing the fluidity of neuronal cell membranes. 10
Bacopa Monniera Leaf (75mg)
Bacopa Monniera is an herb traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine practices for centuries. It’s one of the most widely tested nootropics in the world. It is the closest natural dietary supplement to Piracetam which is only prescribed in clinical settings to improve memory, cognition, age-related neuro-protection, sensory perception, and mood. 13 Bacopa has been proven to increase cognition, memory, learning and attention while reducing amounts of anxiety and tension in stressful situations and competitive settings 14
The ingredient is recognized in the human body as a weak acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, cerebral blood flow activator, and an anti-oxidant. 15 Additionally, benefits include increasing the production of dopamine and serotonin for mood as well as cortical concentrations of acetylcholine. 16
Phosphatidylserine (aka PS) is a naturally occurring substance required for all mammalian cells. 17 It is found in the membranes of humans, specifically the brain, heart, liver and skeletal muscle. 18 Plasma choline levels can decrease during intense physical activity of long duration. Where typically choline concentrations decrease during physical activity, Phosphatidylserine supplementation has shown to benefit and improve performance. PS has also been demonstrated to be an effective supplement for combatting exercise-induced stress and preventing the physiological deterioration that accompanies overtraining.
Studies have clinically proven that athletes who are involved in endurance sports and weight training who regularly implement PS into their training are able to speed up recovery, prevent muscle soreness, improve well-being, and might possess ergogenic properties. Additionally, there is also research suggesting the ability to suppress cortisol, protecting muscle membranes against phospholipase damage from muscle trauma, therefore, enhancing recovery of muscle glycogen following strenuous exercise. 19
N Acetyl L-Carnitine HCl (50mg)
Commonly referred to as ALCAR, Acetyl L Carnitine is a combination of Lysine and Methionine (two other amino acids). ALCAR is a major player in terms of energy metabolism in the body. Carnitine transports enzymes and fatty acids into cells (into the mitochondria) allowing for ATP (energy) production. 20 It’s a, ‘no-brainer’ that the brain uses mass amounts of energy, as it’s the most metabolically active organs in the body, and needs to function at top-notch levels. 21. Full concentration, avoiding overthinking, not allowing stress to take over and not focusing on mistakes are huge for any athlete. Keeping a consistent and reliable source of energy flowing to the brain can avoid these pitfalls and keep your overall health, and athletic performance, even at an elite level.
L-Glutamine HCl (150mg)
L-Glutamine is an essential amino acid analog neurotransmitter required by the human brain to perform functions such as memory, focus, and concentration. 22 Commonly associated with building a healthy immune system and strong muscles, overall health becomes a huge benefit from this ingredient. L-Glutamine has been proven to be extremely helpful for the enhancement of the defensive inflammatory reaction that your body has post-workout 23
Caffeine (Anhydrous) Powder (25mg)
It is no secret that caffeine is an effective supplement to your daily routine. From coffee to various teas, food and supplements, sometimes it helps us just like a superhero would. Is there a difference between Caffeine Powder and Caffeine? Yes. A teaspoon of caffeine powder is equivalent to 28 cups of coffee 24 To put this in perspective, 1 teaspoon is equivalent to ~5,000 mg. Pure caffeine is a powerful stimulant and 25mg is a very healthful range for a daily amount of Elitrope.
**We do not encourage taking a pure caffeine powder supplement alone. DO NOT be reckless with caffeine pills or powder.** 25
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (7mg)
Widely referred to as GABA, Gamma Aminobutyric Acid is a neurotransmitter that indicates a role in growth hormone (GH) secretion as well as being an anxiety-reducer. GABA’s ability to relieve anxiety and promote relaxation is well documented in the scientific community. 26 While there are ~7 known isotopes of GH found in humans, GABA is one of the few that are bioactive, working to build lean muscle mass, reduce overall body fat, and enhance athletic performance. 27
Growth Hormone levels naturally increase from resistance training, but supplementing with GABA post-training have positive effects on long-term strength and muscle gains. Having higher levels mean longer lasting effects of your training, naturally. 28 Additionally, GABA has been thought to induce a calming effect on the body by regulation on the excitability of the nervous system.
Say buh-bye to the pre-comp butterflies, say hello to calm confidence.
Vinpocetine (whole plant) (5mg)
Vinpocetine is a derivative of vincamine; a purified extract of the Periwinkle plant known to enhance mental alertness and memory. 29 The ingredient is commonly recognized as vasodilation agent to increase blood circulation in athletes. 30 Vinpocetine is known to increase the production of ATP which explains why people typically feel like they have more energy, experience thought clarity, and have better focus during strenuous tasks. It also serves as a neurotransmitter production booster for noradrenaline, dopamine, serotonin, and acetylcholine. Additionally, Vinpocetine activates the nerve center, Locus Coeruleus (LC), which is the areas of the brain that regulates arousal and wakefulness. 31
Are You Ready to Ditch Your Pre-Workout Powder, Yet?
In addition to a healthful diet comprised of fruits, vegetables, legumes and olive oil, regular fish consumption (krill oil supplementation – see OMEGA + ASTAXANTHIN), dairy products and meat, ELITROPE serves as a once-daily preventative measure to keep your brain health, performance, cognitive function, athletic performance and overall health and wellness in check.
It’s no secret that dietary supplements are extremely popular amongst professional and recreational athletes, as well as general fitness enthusiasts as a means of enhancing performance and training. However, there’s a LOT of misinformation and misleading products out there that actually are not scientifically founded, nor safe, resulting in negative dietary supplement usage, benefit, and unwanted side effects.
All of the ingredients and foods in such a lifestyle diet have been clinically and scientifically proven to reduce the incidence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Additionally, vitamins, specifically vitamin E and the vitamins of the B group, have also been associated with the prevention of cognitive impairment due to their antioxidant effects 32
While we always encourage getting the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals from your diet first, we could all use a little help in maximizing our human potential. Getting everything we need in every day is hard, but with proper vitamin supplementation, it is no longer impossible. Additionally, it’s extremely important to choose a supplement company and nutritional supplement products that don’t keep secrets – ask questions, know what the ingredients are, know how much of each is in a product, and take a first-hand approach to your health.
Elivate Nutrition promises and guarantees every single product. We do not use proprietary blends, GMOs or hormones in our products. They’re simple. They’re proven. They’re honest.