Enhancing athletic performance often focuses on the body while ignoring the brain. The trouble is, the brain controls everything, including muscle motor-unit recruitment. And if you augment brain chemistry, you can quickly activate more motor units, significantly increasing strength, speed, and power. The Power Drive® formula supplies the critical brain nutrients for ramping up athletic performance and boosting mood and cognition. Many coaches report seeing an immediate 8-12% strength and power increase from one Power Drive® dose. Of course, individual results will vary, but that's been the norm.*
- Boosts cognition, motivation, and mood*
- Increases muscle-fiber recruitment and strength*
- Provides a mental edge during work, school, and competitions*
- Heightens concentration and focus*
- Increases training intensity*
- Sustains higher energy levels*
- L-Tyrosine 3 g
- Phosphatidylcholine 1 g
- DMAE 200 mg
- Vitamin B6 20 mg
The brain converts the amino acid L-tyrosine into the stimulatory neurotransmitters dopamine, noradrenalin, and adrenalin (the last two being the famous "fight or flight" hormones), known collectively as catecholamines. Approximately 90% of the brain's catecholamines are synthesized directly from tyrosine.
In the early 1980s, MIT scientist Richard Wurtman discovered that tyrosine, when combined with a catalyst, "enhances performance, improves subjective vigor, decreases fatigue, diminishes subjective confusion, and decreases tension and anxiety." Subsequent preliminary studies performed by Dr. Jeffery Stout of the University of Nebraska found that tyrosine, when administered about an hour before working out, increased peak torque by 283% (during a set of 15 bench presses).
In short, the evidence is strong that supplemental tyrosine can improve performance and increase energy, along with any other subjective feelings of mental ability and well-being.
Studies show phosphatidylcholine increases levels of another vital neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine. This potent neurotransmitter facilitates motor unit recruitment, reflex and reaction responses, and memory.
DMAE is well-known among life-extension enthusiasts as a nootropic or mind-enhancing supplement. Chemically, it works much the same as phosphatidylcholine by increasing levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
- Take one serving on an empty stomach 30-60 minutes before training, participating in sports, situations requiring intense or focused concentration.
- Don't exceed two servings per day.
How does Power Drive work?
The Power Drive® formula is a sweet-tasting orange-flavored powder that mixes easily in water. It increases the levels of stimulatory brain neurotransmitters by supplying the raw ingredients required to produce these catecholamines.
Who should use Power Drive?
Power Drive® doses will improve the performance of strength athletes, endurance athletes, and even the athletes who require extreme concentration like golfers. Business people and students benefit from it, too, as it amps up mental energy and drive.
Is the formula addictive?
Power Drive® doses will make you feel good, and if something makes you feel good, you'll probably want to use it again. However, none of the ingredients are known to cause physical addiction.
Does Power Drive have any potential negative side effects?
None of the ingredients have any known negative side effects.
Have any studies been done?
Yes, there are many published studies on the formula's ingredients. Check out the Research tab below for some of the most relevant references.
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- Jongkees BJ et al. Effect of tyrosine supplementation on clinical and healthy populations under stress or cognitive demands--A review. J Psychiatr Res. 2015 Nov;70:50-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2015.08.014.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.