F3 Nutrition Air Speed & Annihilate: Two PreWorkouts Covering the Spread!

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F3 Nutrition has been on our Radar for some time now, and we apologize to all those loyal F3ers that it has taken us this long to get around to highlighting the up & coming brand! In today’s performance nutrition industry it is quite difficult to get your voice to ascend behind all the other white noise of good marketing & crap formulas that pollute the industry & give it its poor reputation. Now any company can throw up a well written mission statement promising the world & become moderately successful however we are measured by what we do; not what we say. After thoroughly reviewing both what F3 has to say & what they have done with their product line it is clear that F3 Nutrition are doing things right!

Today we are going to highlight the company’s preworkout products Air Speed & Annihilate but be on the look-out for write-ups of Rebellion & few others in the future!

What I like about F3 is that they aren’t limiting themselves to one crowd with Air Speed they are targeting the endurance & performance crowd (mma, cross fit, athletes in general) and with Annihilate they are targeting the pump-loving-aesthetic & Nitric oxide crowd (fitness & bodybuilding).

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F3 Nutrition Air Speed Ingredients

Creatine Citrate- Creatine Citrate is creatine bound to Citric Acid/citrate. Creatine Citrate does not differ greatly from monohydrate in regards to absorption or kinetics.Note that creatine citrate is more water-soluble than monohydrate, but creatine absorption is generally not limited by solubility. The increased water solubility may play a factor in palatability, however.

Beta-Alanine (CarnoSyn)- Beta-Alanine is the building block of carnosine, a molecule that helps to buffer acid in muscles and increases physical performance.

Beet Root- is a supplement with a high Nitrate content that is said to improve physical performance secondary to Nitric Oxide. It appears to have some evidence for this claim in healthy athletes.

Quercetin Dihydrate heavily researched neuroactive bioflavonoid, with some of the same abilities as Caffeine but less potent. Note: dihydrate has the apparent best bioavailability.

Ferrous Fumarate (Iron)- In humans, iron is an essential component of proteins involved in oxygen transport. A deficiency of iron limits oxygen delivery to cells, resulting in fatigue, poor work performance, and decreased immunity.

Caffeine Anhydrous- Caffeine is a compound that is seen as ‘anti-sleep’, by mimicking and blocking a molecule that induces sleepiness known as adenosine. Also a potent stimulant and fat burner; these effects, alongside some others, fade with time.

Rhodiola Root Extract (Rhodiols Rosea) (Standardized For 3% Rosavin)- Rhodiola Rosea is most likely one of the most popular Adaptogen compounds, able to reduce the effects of a perceived stress. It grows in and was used historically in Europe, and is promising for reducing the perception and effects of mental and physical stress.

L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine BCAA’s- Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are three amino acids with similar structures that beneficially influence muscle. They can be found in any protein containing food such as eggs or meat and at these times supplementation is not needed, but BCAAs may benefit the body at specific times.

L-Ornithine Alpha Ketoglutarate- L-Ornithine is one of the amino acids involved in the Urea cycle in humans (along with L-Arginine and L-Citrulline) and is used primarily to aid in vasodilation (widening of the blood vessels) and increase muscular performance and growth. Note: Woks well when paired with Alpha-Ketoglutarate

N-Acetyl Cysteine- has been shown to have a positive impact on the production of Nitric Oxide or N.O. which increases the blood flow to the muscles for better performance.[1]

Also contains a Host of B Vitamins(1,6 &12) & Along with Electrolytes & Phosphates which have all been linked to improved performance in athletes.

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F3 Nutrition Annihilate Ingredients

Citrulline Malate- L-Citrulline is one of the three amino acids in the Urea cycle alongside L-Arginine and L-Ornithine; it turns into L-Arginine after absorption and being sent to the kidneys, so it is actually a better method of getting supplemental L-Arginine into the blood rather than L-Arginine itself.

Betaine- byproduct of Sugar Beets, Betaine has recently been found to increase performance, endurance, muscular fatigue, anabolic signaling & oxidation of lipids. So basically it has been found to help you lift more & burn more fat! [2][3]

Taurine- Has been found to have performance enhancing effects in endurance trained athletes.

Schizandra Extract (Fruit And Seeds)- Schizandra berries have been used traditionally as performance enhancers and as an Adaptogen. Lots of human evidence from many decades ago in Russia that cannot be accessed, and limited Western evidence. Appears to also reduce anxiety and cortisol.

Caffeine Anhydrous- Caffeine is a compound that is seen as ‘anti-sleep’, by mimicking and blocking a molecule that induces sleepiness known as adenosine. Also a potent stimulant and fat burner; these effects, alongside some others, fade with time.

Green Tea Leaf Extract (45% EGCG)- Green tea has been shown in mice to be able to enhance time to exhaustion during endurance events.This is suspected to be via increased mobilization of intramuscular fatty acids, of which may be due to increased expression of fatty acid translocase in skeletal muscle with green tea supplementation.

L-Arginine- A conditionally essential amino acid, L-arginine is important for regulation of blood flow and Nitric Oxide. Supplemental usage is limited by its absorption rates (bioavailability), and L-Citrulline is more commonly used due to better absorption and being the same molecule in the blood.

L-Ornithine (HCL) L-Ornithine is one of the amino acids involved in the Urea cycle in humans (along with L-Arginine and L-Citrulline) and is used primarily to aid in vasodilation (widening of the blood vessels) and increase muscular performance and growth. Note: Woks well when paired with Alpha-Ketoglutarate

Theobromine- CNS Stimulant (similar to Caffeine)

L-Norvaline- L-Norvaline is an inhibitor of the enzyme, arginase and is involved in the indirect increase of nitric oxide levels in the blood.[4]

Creapure Creatine Monohydrate- The most common form of Creatine. Replenishes ATP; Improves Skeletal Muscle Glycogen Uptake, Improves Recovery.

L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine BCAA’s- Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are three amino acids with similar structures that beneficially influence muscle. They can be found in any protein containing food such as eggs or meat and at these times supplementation is not needed, but BCAAs may benefit the body at specific times.

Beta-Alanine (CarnoSyn)- Beta-Alanine is the building block of carnosine, a molecule that helps to buffer acid in muscles and increases physical performance.

D-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitmain B5) Cyanocobalamin B12 Shown to help improve metabolism, endurance & performance.

So there you have the two preworkout products from F3 Nutrition, this is a smart tactic by F3 being sure to appease athletes from all walks of life. We have been contacted by F3 Nutrition and will be doing additional video reviews once we have the opportunity to put the products through their paces. Think I’m Going to have to throw in an extra HIIT session for Air Speed I think!

Thanks for reading & as always any questions, comments or criticisms are always welcome!

By David Schroer

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