Friction, by VPX Sports, is designed to boost your muscle building capabilities and give you a boost of intense energy for your workouts. This pre-workout supplement touts its use of scientifically backed ingredients while denouncing the use of unproven ingredients. Adding numerous small amounts of unproven ingredients is a strategy employed by some companies to boost sales and Friction tries to avoid this pitfall.
Friction Scientific Backing
The three primary ingredients of VPX Sports are creatine, caffeine and beta-alanine. Creatine boosts short-term weight lifting performance while caffeine improves endurance based aspects of training. Unfortunately, these two ingredients fight over how your body utilizes water. Creatine causes your muscles to saturate with water to balance out the increased amount of creatine in muscle cells. Caffeine is a diuretic by nature and causes your body to flush more water of its system than normal. This can cause supplemental creatine to be absorbed poorly by the fight over water. To combat this issue, you need to consume more than the daily recommended 8 to 10 eight-ounce glasses of water.
A less commonly used ingredient in supplements, beta-alanine, has been shown to decrease muscular fatigue and increase the amount of work you can perform in a given workout. It does so by mediating the carnosine levels in the muscles. When supplementing beta-alanine, concentrations of carnosine in the muscle increases which is the cause for beta-alanine's performance boosting capabilities.
- Do not use Friction with any other caffeine containing product.
- VPX Sports recommends performing a tolerance test using 1/2 to 2/3 of a full scoop prior to using a full scoop serving.
- For standard use, measure out one full scoop of friction and mix into 8 oz. of water or any other non-caffeinated beverage.
- Calories 25
- Sodium 85mg
Proprietary Blend 9,015mg Proprietary Creatine Matrix 5,000mg
- Creatine Monohydrate
- Covalex(Covalently Bonded Creatine / Leucinate Peptide)
- Beta-Alanine 3,250mg
- Caffine Anhydrous 400mg
- B-Phenylethylamine HCl
- Yohimbine HCl
- N-Coumaoyl Dopamine
- Halostachine HCl