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AMPED_colors_girl_640x400The AMPED products are developed based on the latest science of nutrient timing using unique combinations of ingredients that are designed to give you the best workout possible and accelerate your recovery afterwards. Each product in the AMPED family is targeted to a specific time of your workout, so you can increase strength, endurance, stamina, and, ultimately, results.

Like all Isagenix products, AMPED comes with the Isagenix no-compromise quality that guarantees nothing but safe ingredients without use of artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the AMPED product line:

Who should use the AMPED product line?

The AMPED line was specifically designed for athletes. However, it’s also great for the everyday athlete and those who enjoy weightlifting, running, cycling, yoga, or playing sports. If you’re looking for greater strength, muscle building, or increased endurance, AMPED can help you improve your performance and your results.

How should I use the AMPED product line?

Each AMPED product is designed for a specific time frame—before, during, or after your workout. While you can pick and choose which products to use for your training, using the system as a whole will yield the best results. Here are a few things to consider before using the AMPED product line.

  • Although AMPED NOx is recommended as a pre-workout, it can be taken at any time. The most important factor is consistent, daily use.
  • AMPED Power is designed as a pre-workout supplement that should be taken daily (and for those who want, even on non-workout days based on research on creatine and brain health), up to two times per day.
  • AMPED Hydrate can be taken at any time–before, during, and after a workout–for optimal hydration with added electrolytes and vitamins.
  • AMPED Fuel is designed to be taken during your workout to sustain energy, protect muscles from breakdown, and support endurance. It’s a great product to be taken mid-workout during endurance training or as needed at intervals between intense bouts of training.+
  • AMPED Recover is designed to be taken after workouts for accelerated recovery and to support the muscle-rebuilding process.+

Should I use AMPED products even on days when I’m not working out?

Though AMPED products are designed to be taken in conjunction with workouts, there is benefit to taking them on days when not working out. Because consistent, daily use is what matters most with AMPED NOx and even AMPED Power, these two products can be taken even on days you’re not working out. The use of AMPED Hydrate, AMPED Fuel, and AMPED Recover can also be used within your general dietary regimen as preferred.

Why is it important to use a pre-workout product like AMPED Power?

AMPED Power is unique in combining Nitrosigine® and citrulline that support better oxygen and nutrient delivery to working muscles, along with creatine that serves to replenish adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in working muscles. ATP is especially important in high-intensity exercise. The result is increased strength and more intense workouts.

Can women use AMPED Power?

Yes, AMPED Power is safe for both men and women. It does contain creatine, a natural compound made by the body and available in the diet. However, there is no evidence to support that the amount of creatine in AMPED Power will cause female athletes to “bulk up.” Not only is creatine safe for both men and women, but it’s also a great support for women looking to build lean muscle and protect bone density through exercise training and proper nutrition.+

Why is supporting blood flow with AMPED NOx important for workouts?

During exercise there is a constant exchange of oxygen and nutrients being delivered to working muscles, and waste products being carried away through blood flow. When oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood cannot keep up, fatigue sets in. AMPED NOx provides nitrate-rich vegetable extracts that support blood flow while fighting fatigue.+

When should I take AMPED NOx?

Though AMPED NOx was designed as a pre-workout product, it can also been taken daily. AMPED NOx can be taken at any time during the day or night to support optimal performance. Studies have shown that nitrate-rich vegetable extracts can support nitric oxide production and blood flow for up to 24 hours with peak concentration happening approximately two to three hours after ingestion.+

Why should I use both AMPED Power and AMPED NOx?

During exercise, muscles require that greater amounts of oxygen and nutrients be delivered via blood flow. AMPED Power and AMPED NOx each synergistically support blood flow through the production of nitric oxide. AMPED NOx is specially designed to maximize support for blood flow through its supply of vegetable-derived nitrates, while AMPED Power uses Nitrosigine® and citrulline to quickly raise nutritional factors in the bloodstream. AMPED Power also contains creatine to support strength and power.+

Can I still use an e+ Shot before my workout if I’m using NOx and AMPED Power?

Yes, e+™ provides different benefits than both NOx and AMPED Power. e+ benefits mental focus and physical performance through naturally sourced caffeine and plant-based Adaptogens. All three products and their respective components are scientifically supported to improve performance when taken before a workout.+

How soon before my workout should I take e+, NOx, and AMPED Power? Can I take all three?

There is no “right” time to take these pre-workout AMPED products, as long as they are taken prior to your workout. In fact, all three can be used in tandem as each one provides specific and unique benefits. e+ is great when taken right before your workout for an extra energy boost. AMPED NOx supports nitric oxide production for more efficient training and exercise. AMPED Power is designed to help you push the limits of your workouts for increased strength and power. There really is no wrong way to use the AMPED products! You should experiment with the products to find what works best for you.

How does AMPED Hydrate* (formerly Replenish) support optimal hydration for workouts?

Water and electrolytes are essential for keeping the body hydrated. In fact, your body can lose up to several liters of sweat in an hour of vigorous exercise. AMPED Hydrate, taken during a workout, will help maintain both hydration and electrolyte status, allowing you to power through workouts and protect against muscle cramping.+

Why does Isagenix include branched-chain amino acids in AMPED Fuel?

AMPED Fuel provides branched-chain amino acids, or BCAAs, that serve to protect muscles during extended or intense activity. Not only can consuming BCAAs during training help reduce muscle breakdown, but they may also help suppress fatigue, reduce muscle soreness, and accelerate recovery.+

Do I need AMPED Recover if I’m already taking IsaPro?

Taking either AMPED Recover or IsaPro® will support recovery after a workout. However, their combination will enhance the benefit of each by helping your body hit the upper threshold of muscle protein synthesis.+

Would AMPED Recover be better to use as an “intra-workout” product because of possible sleep disturbance from BCAAs? 

Scientists have studied BCAAs in multiple ways over the last few decades. While there exists scientific evidence that BCAAs help protect against fatigue during training, it’s likely an acute response so it’s only speculation that BCAAs may interfere with sleep. Some athletes may prefer to use AMPED Recover as an “intra-workout” product alongside AMPED Fuel or AMPED Hydrate.

Do AMPED products contain ingredients that are on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list of prohibited substances?

No ingredients in the AMPED line are on the WADA list of prohibited substances.

Are AMPED products certified through NSF or Informed-Sport?

We are currently evaluating certifications appropriate for AMPED products. Stay tuned!

Can my child or teenager use the AMPED products?

While the AMPED product line was designed especially for athletes, some of them are also suitable for children and teenagers. AMPED Hydrate is suitable for those ages four and older. AMPED NOx is suitable for those ages 12 and older. AMPED Fuel and Recover are suitable for ages 16 and older. AMPED Power is suitable for those ages 18 and older.

I’m an endurance athlete. Which AMPED products are best for me?

Any of the AMPED products will benefit athletes who favor endurance sports such as long-distance running and cycling. Certain nutritional factors are especially important for properly fueling endurance performance. These include easily digested carbohydrates taken before and during endurance training for glycogen storage and replenishment, increased support for oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood flow to working muscles, and properly dosed BCAAs during and after exercise to protect against muscle breakdown.

An example of an AMPED protocol for endurance athletes is AMPED NOx and AMPED Power taken before training or an event, AMPED Hydrate sipped on during training, AMPED Fuel taken halfway through endurance training lasting more than an hour or when training is especially intense, and AMPED Recover combined with an IsaLean® PRO Shake or an IsaLean Bar taken post-workout.

Most of the time, I lift weights during my workouts. Which AMPED products are best for me?

Depending on the length and intensity of the training session, any of the AMPED products provide benefits for resistance or strength training. Both
AMPED NOx and AMPED Power are ideal since this type of exercise requires large
amounts of force and the muscles require oxygen and nutrient delivery as well
as fast replenishment of the high-energy compound adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

AMPED Hydrate can be sipped on during the workout to maintain hydration and replace electrolytes lost though sweat. If the length of the training session is extended, AMPED Fuel can provide easily digestible carbohydrates to sustain energy. AMPED Fuel can also be used to support performance during high intensity training or to boost energy.+

AMPED Recover provides BCAAs that should be taken after any strength-training session. AMPED Recover also includes L-carnitine to support the muscle rebuilding process.+ For maximum results, take AMPED Recover with IsaPro or IsaLean PRO Shake.

Can all of the AMPED products be taken for one workout?

Yes. The AMPED line of products was designed so that athletes could take each of them together depending on their workout for ultimate benefits in athletic performance.

I’m trying to lose weight. Is the AMPED line right for me?

Yes, all of the AMPED products can be easily incorporated into a weight-loss regimen with reduced calorie intake. They can also potentially increase intensity of workouts leading to increased total energy expenditure daily, which supports weight loss.

Can I use AMPED products on a Cleanse Day?

Yes, if exercising is a normal part of your Cleanse Days, then AMPED products can be used for additional support. With the exception of AMPED Fuel, all of the AMPED products are 45 calories or fewer per serving so they should not hinder Cleanse Day success.

Can I use AMPED products if I am pregnant or nursing?

Isagenix recommends that pregnant or nursing women always check with their physician before starting an exercise regimen and before starting use of any dietary supplement, including AMPED products.

What’s the acronym “AMPED” stand for?

The acronym stands for “Amplify Muscle, Performance, Energy, and Delivery.”

Nitrosigine® is a registered trademark of Nutrition 21, LLC and is patent protected.

*We are in the process of re-branding Replenish into AMPED Hydrate. Same great formula, now part of the AMPED line. Look out for the new AMPED Hydrate packaging in 2016.

+ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.