BSN's N.O.-Xplode is a mega-popular preworkout drink mix, one of the first and most-successful products of this kind. You drink N.O.-Xplode just before working out, and it gives you a major boost in energy, focus, blood flow, muscle pumps and overall intensity. N.O.-Xplode and other preworkout formulas have become enormously popular for many reasons, not the least of which is their ease-of-use, and the fact that they kick in quickly and get to work as soon as you do.
N.O.-Xplode derives part of its name from nitric oxide, the chemical abbreviation for which is "NO". Your body makes NO from the amino acid arginine, which is why N.O.-Xplode includes robust amounts of arginine in several forms. As the body's natural vasodilator, NO relaxes the smooth muscle layer in blood vessel walls, expanding and opening them up to accommodate increased blood flow. Increased blood flow to muscles benefits intense training, since hardworking muscle needs much more oxygen and nutrients than resting muscle. But that's not something you'll see in the gym mirror. What you will see are dramatically improved muscle pumps and vascularity, which accounts for the 'Xplode' in N.O.-Xplode.
Since NO can't be supplemented directly, NO-Xplode gives you arginine and other NO precursors so your body can produce more NO and prolong its activity. BSN has trademarked this arginine blend as N.O. Meta-Fusion which means you won't find it in any other product.
There is a lot more to N.O.Xplode than nitric oxide, though. The N.O.-Xplode formula is actually composed of several sub-formulas each with a separate role to play in preparing your body for an intense workout. Each subformula focuses on something different; increased physical energy, increased mental energy and focus, vasodilation and increased blood flow, plus factors to improve and maintain hydration of muscles. N.O.-Xplode also includes a complex blend of creatines. Creatine has been well-documented for its ability to increase the work capacity of muscle, indirectly increasing muscle size and strength. This is N.O.-Xplode's "AVPT (Advanced Volumizing & Performance ) Blend". Because staying hydrated is so important when using creatine, N.O.-Xplode includes a "Phospho-Electrolyte Replacement" blend to help replace minerals lost through body fluids and "Glycerol Hydrating Polymers" to help muscle cells stay hydrated during and after intense exercise.
BSN knows that mental focus and energy are central to a good workout, so they've included a subformula to support a focused frame of mind while training. This is BSN's Ener-Tropic Xplosion Blend. It includes amino acids, methylxanthines like caffeine, and brain-circulation enhancers all of which support increased energy levels, mental focus and stamina.
Why is N.O.-Xplode a drink mix when tablets would be easier? For several reasons. As a drink-mix, N.O.-Xplode's ingredients are absorbed quickly and you'll feel them 'kick in' in a relatively short time. In part, this was necessary because the ingredients in N.O.-Xplode require doses far beyond what would be practical for capsules and tablets. Drink mixes are also an improvement over capsules and tablets in other ways. Capsules and tablets offer much less flexibility with dosages; users would find, for example, that one capsule wasn't sufficient but a two-capsule dose was too much. With drink mixes like N.O.-Xplode you can make small adjustments to the dose that aren't possible with capsules. Capsules and tablets also break down and absorb much more slowly than a drink mix. And since most of these products contain caffeine and other stimulants, users tend to prefer products that get to work quickly and predictably.
Preworkout formulas like N.O.-Xplode are a great help to busy people who have to work out on a schedule and need a quick, effective way to crank up their energy and focus and get their muscles ready to work hard. N.O.-Xplode is designed primarily for weight training although athletes in many other sports use it too. Now that you know a little more about N.O.-Xplode, we hope you'll give it a try and see what it can do for your workouts.
NO-Xplode Description from BSN
The world's first and only pre-workout supplement that produces immediate results in energy, size, strength, pumps, performance, mental focus, and training intensity. You will literally see and feel it working within minutes of taking it! Training Energy, Motivation and Intensity; Mental Alertness and Focus; Muscle Fullness, Vascularity and Pumps; Strength, Power, Endurance and Work Capacity; Resistance to Muscle Fatigue; Blood Flow and Delivery of Oxygen and Nutrients to Muscle Tissue; Healthy Nitric Oxide (N.O.) Levels; muscle Carnosine Content; Hydrogen Ion (H+) Buffering; Anaerobic Working Capacity of Muscle Tissue; Creatine Absorption, Transport and Bioavalability.
|Serving Size: 20.5 grams|
Servings Per Container: 50
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|No-Xplode's Proprietary Blend||18000mg||†|
|-AVTP (Advanced Volumizing & Performance Technology)||†|
|-Glycerol Hydrating Polymers||†|
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Natural & Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, Potassium Citrate, Sucralose, Calcium Silicate, Acesulfame-K, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1.
Recommended use on Training days: Once your tolerance has been assessed, mix 1-3 scoops with 5-12 oz. of cold water and consume 30-45 minutes before training. Use approximately 5-6 oz. of water per scoop of powder. Vary the amount of water to achieve your desired flavor and sweetness level. To acheive maximum results take on an empty stomach (i.e. at least 2 hours after a meal or 1 hour after drinking a protein shake).
Non-Training Days: Mix 1 scoop with 5-6 oz. of cold water and consume on an empty stomach.
Before consuming N.O.-Xplode seek advice from a health care practitioner if you are unaware of your current health condition of have any pre-existing medical condition including but not limited to: high or low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, stroke; heart, liver or thyroid disease; anxiety, depression, seizure disorder, psychiatric disease, diabetes, pernicious anemia, difficulty urinating due to prostate enlargement, or if you are taking an MAO inhibitor or any other medication. Do not use if you are pregnant, nursing, prone ot dehydration, or exposed to excessive heat. Reduce or discontinue use if sleep lessness, tremors, dizziness, nervousness, headaches, or heart palpitations occur. N.O.-Xplode is only intended to be consumed by healthy adults 18-50 years of age. Keep out of reach of children and pets.