If you want to grow, you have to be able to hit your workouts hard and heavy as well as recover completely in between. As critical as intense workouts are to the process of getting bigger, recovery is what it’s all about -restoring essential macronutrients such as protein and carbs is essential to muscle growth but for real results, you have to go beyond that.
Having sufficient creatine stores is one of the keys to having the kind of cellular energy you need to perform in the gym; after all, creatine is part of the ATP energy system that fuels muscular contractions. This is one reason creatine is considered a cornerstone supplement and its benefits go far beyond fueling muscular contractions.
The biggest drawback to standard creatine monohydrate – the most researched supplement on the planet –has always been absorption and delivery.
AllMax Nutrition has finally solved this dilemma once and for all with CVOL. With an exclusive complex of the 4 most effective creatines on the market and a special herbal blend designed to dramatically enhance absorption, CVOL is the ultimate creatine-based recovery formula.
The absorption of Creatine into your muscle cells is partially controlled by specialized insulin receptors which means that the perfect time to take in creatine is post-workout. when your muscles are able to actively take in nutrients in order to replenish what you just burned up in your training session.
They do this because of the enhanced activity of the insulin receptors that are located on your muscle cells. Insulin receptors are considered the “gatekeepers” of the literally millions of muscle cells in your body.
By using CVOL as a post-workout drink, your muscle's ability to absorb creatine will be enhanced dramatically – and creatine is really only as effective as its ability to be absorbed and used by your muscles.
Let’s take a look at the CVOL formula:
- Creatine-Magnesium Chelate(Creatine MagnaPower®) - This is Creatine that’s attached to Magnesium Chelate. One of the functions of Magnesium is to help convert Creatine into ATP which is the fuel your muscles use to power muscular contractions.
- Creatine Monohydrate– This is the single most researched supplement on the market and it has been proven effective time after time, study after study. No other type of Creatine has been able to surpass the original Monohydrate version when it comes to results. We use Creapure™, the purest form of Creatine Monohydrate available.
- Creatine HCl– This is the most water-soluble version of Creatine and is included to provide significantly increased solubility of the entire Creatine complex.
- Creatine Base– Also known as Creatine Anhydrous, this version is Creatine without any water molecules, for this reason, it's known for its extreme potency, as much as 6% more potent than standard Monohydrate.
We didn’t stop there – the AllMax R&D team included a special Creatine Absorption Complex in the CVOL formula to ensure maximum Creatine absorption. This potent complex consists of 3 extracts:
CinnulinPF® (Multi-Patented Creatine Delivery Agent)– This patented (US Patent #7504118) compound is a water-soluble extract of Cinnamomum burmannii that can significantly increase the level of Creatine absorption. CinnulinPF® is the only extract standardized for doubly linked Type-A Polymers, specifically, tetramers and trimers, which research has shown promotes glucose transport by enhancing the insulin signaling pathways. Add Creatine to the mix and you dramatically enhance its absorption.
Prickly Pear Extract (Opuntia phaeacantha)– This extract is well-known as an insulinogenic, which means it has the ability to increase the uptake of Creatine without the need for sugars, which generally speaking are necessary for complete absorption of Creatine (remember the old days of ingesting the original Monohydrate with fruit juice?).
Bitter Melon Extract (Momordica charantia)– This extract has an impact on insulin receptors by promoting the normal function of the receptors which in turn impacts the muscle cell’s ability to absorb Creatine. This key benefit is often overlooked by other companies yet it can have a powerful effect on your ability to get the most out of Creatine supplementation.
Strength & Muscle Volume-Matrix – We added 4 proven mass and strength compounds to round out the ultimate Creatine formula:
Taurine– This amino acid is has become very common in energy drinks and pre-workouts, where it works well with caffeine to promote cognitive benefits. One of its lesser-known benefits is its involvement with cell volumizing, like Creatine, it acts to pull water into the muscle cells, enhancing the coveted full look and improving strength.
Betaine (TMG, or technically trimethylglycine)- This amino acid has been research-proven to play a role in protein synthesis, thereby increasing muscle size and strength.
Beta-Alanine (Beta Synth™)– Beta-Alanine works by increasing carnosine levels which then reduce the typical fatigue buildup that happens when you work out, this, in turn, increases strength and overall work output – you can train harder and longer.
L-Carnitine L-Tartrate (LCLT ™)– This version of Carnitine has been shown to be involved in testosterone production – more testosterone means more size and more strength.
Full Disclosure Labeling– When it comes to ALLMAX® products, there are no “proprietary blends” - you know exactly what you're getting. Every ingredient is individually listed with the dose clearly displayed.