Man Sports Products CLOUT Thunder Punch
is an effective creatine formula offering many essential benefits to the serious athlete or bodybuilder.
- Stimulate Explosive Muscular Power and Strength
- Build Lean Muscle Mass
- Support ATP Formation and Replenishment!
- Boost Muscle Carnosine
- Donate Acetyl Groups To Maximize Energy Production
- Enhances Oxygen Delivery and Uptake
- Supports Endurance and Recovery
- Elevate Muscle-buffering Capacity
- Delay the Signal That Triggers Muscle Loss
- Increase Time to Exhaustion
- Enhance Glycogen Storage and Glucose Uptake
- Decrease Free Radical Formation
CLOUT™ has been reformulated to deliver better taste and even better performance over the much vaunted and heralded original formulation. Once again, CLOUT™ delivers 8 powerful, never-before combined bioactives in scientifically proven doses to create a new and exciting direction in supplementation maximizing human performance, body composition and optimizing the athletic environment. Distinguishing itself from existing run-of-the-mill creatine matrix's, the ingredients in CLOUT™ are proven by scientific studies to enhance your bodies natural abilities to fight the primary causes of fatigue, enhance recovery, and increase explosive muscular fire power, thereby ushering in the future of muscle augmenting nutrition. By completely redefining the use of creatine MAN Sports™ welcomes you to the next level! Let's Break It Down To The Very Last Compound! Find out exactly what the 8 never before combined Bioactives in Clout™ are and what they do: Bioactives # 1 & 2 Orotine™ (TriCreatine-Orotate) & Orotic Acid
What Is It? Orotine™ (Tricreatine orotate) complex is a proprietary 3:1 molar ratio of creatine to Orotic Acid. In Clout™ its inclusion is at a dose to deliver the exact dose of creatine proven to enhance muscle creatine stores. Orotic Acid (OA) is bond to creatine and also supplied to exactly match orotic acid doses in human studies shown to enhance performance. So why do creatine and OA work so well together? And how do they work in synergy?
How Does It Work? Declining muscle pH can detrimentally affect muscle function and one possible way to prevent this decline is by enhancing the systems that prevent this fall. Think FIRE-EXTINGUISHER. Two central components of these systems are phosphocreatine and carnosine. True to form Clout™ yet again delivers the exact dose of creatine shown to elevate muscle phosphocreatine levels.
Clout™ also provides the exact level of Orotic Acid shown to work effectively on three levels:
Bioactive #3 Beta-Alanine
- 1. Enhancement of performance. This may have been achieved by a selection of Mechanisms but of most importance is as a precursor for carnosine synthesis. In fact research proves that Orotic Acid is very much a nutrient that can increase muscle carnosine levels.
- 2. Orotic Acid has been shown to increase muscle Uridine levels. Work by Rosenfeldt et al. (1998) showed under hypoxic (lack of oxygen) conditions (found following anaerobic exercise) elevation of intramuscular Uridine levels increased muscle phosphocreatine and creatine levels 38% and 3%, respectively. Elevated Uridine levels, a RNA base, have been shown to increase muscle contractile capacity.
- 3. Lastly, Orotate salts being neutrally charged pass easily through cell membranes. In effect, orotate shuttles the mineral atoms into cells and tissues, producing higher concentrations. Considering the creatine’s inherent issues with bioavailability and stability bioavailability, orotic acid is advantageous in resolving those issues. OA thus improves creatine’s efficacy and rate of target tissue satu:" ":
- Increased Muscle Carnosine Stores
- Support and Enhance Muscle Hypertrophy (via RNA synthesis support during growth)
What Is It? Beta-alanine is the direct precursor and to date the most effective enhancer of carnosine. This exciting nutrient is making a major impact in the sports nutrition arena thanks to BodyOctane High Voltage™ and has been proven to be effective in humans for enhancing muscle performance. As previously mentioned, Clout™ has placed in the exact amounts of each ingredient proven by research to enhance performance and the content of Beta-alanine is no different. Many other companies are now figuring out what MAN has spent years researching and formulating in our products, calling beta-alanine the “next creatine”.
How Does It Work? Beta-Alanine works by enhancing the buffering capacity in our muscle. It does this by elevating carnosine stores a highly effective cellular pH buffer... In fact the most effective cellular pH buffer. Bioactive #4 N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
What Is It? Acetyl group donation as mentioned earlier a donor of acetyl groups could radically impact performance by activating the PDH complex. One such acetyl donating nutrient is the antioxidant N-Acetyl cysteine. However, the great effects of NAC don't stop at delivering acetyl groups.
How Does It Work? N-Acetyl Cysteine again is a powerful antioxidant and its main influence on muscle damaging free radicals is its influence at enhancing muscle and other cell glutathione levels. Secondly, it can also provide acetyl groups which could be used for entry into the Krebs cycle and energy generation overcoming deficiencies in the PDH complex.
What Evidence For Performance Effect? There are two immense supplementation studies that show the influence of cysteine donors on performance. Sen et al. (1994) gave 200 x 4mg/day of NAC and an 800mg bolus before a maximal bike test. Clout™ delivers probably the highest amounts of NAC in any sports supplement many times above the cysteine and acetyl groups delivered in these studies! OK back to the outcome of the Sen study, NAC resulted in a higher net post exercise antioxidant capacity. But can elevating oxidative capacity through cysteine donation influence performance? The answer is simply YES! A study presented at the ACSM on whey protein delivering similar cysteine levels to those in Clout™ improved muscle fatigue during fatiguing leg extension exercise. Bioactive #5 Inositol HexaPhosphate (IP6)
What Is It? IP6 is simply inositol hexaphosphate where 6 phosphate groups are bound to a 6 carbon skeleton (the backbone in organic chem.).
IP6 is a novel phosphate donor, which reduces the GI distress of traditional mineral phosphate loading. This compound is being studied for its anti-carcinogenic effects and further promoted by longevity researchers. As far as IP6 is concerned, research has shown that IP6 a compound ingested is actually IP3 as the bio-active (and what's in the cell) with the anti-carcinogenic effects. This means 3 phosphates are "freed" and hence donated. Phosphate "donation" would theoretically lead to enhanced athletic performance as mentioned below. IP6 is one of those exciting compounds if you read on the longevity sites and far more beneficial than just as an ergogenic. AMP (adenosine monophosphate) in the mitochondria of the cell requires one more phosphate to make ADP, and yet another to produce ATP. ATP is your basic energy molecule and perhaps the most essential in the idea of ergogenics and athletic performance. Phosphate maybe one of, if not the most important mineral constituent required for cellular activity due to its biological interactions with metabolic intermediates and energy producing compounds. Changes in cellula:" ":chieve this guaranteed performance effect.
How Does It Work? There are many possible Mechanisms proposed for the proven influence of phosphate including:
- 1. Phosphate-stimulated glycolysis (enhanced energy production capacity)
- 2. Increased red blood cell 2,3-DPG levels (Enhancing oxygen delivery to working muscles)
- 3. Enhanced creatine phosphate synthesis (increased creatine stores).
Therefore, it is easy to see how phosphate addition can further extend the influence of Clout™ as the ultimate creatine and performance enhancer. Bioactive #6 Vinpocetine
What Is It? Vinpocetine is an extract from lesser periwinkle plant (Vinca Minor). Because we know exercise performance is related to our ability to generate ATP and deliver oxygen the possible enhancing influence of Vinpocetine on these energy-generating systems made its inclusion in Clout™ essential!
How Does It Work? Vinpocetine has been shown to be effective by increasing 2,3 DPG levels (Oxygen delivery capacity), ATP (energy levels), and antioxidant activity. Bioactive #7 Magnesium Orotate
What Is It? As we described at the beginning of this article magnesium is inextricably linked to countless cellular functions. As such the importance of magnesium as a performance enhance cannot be denied. It has been research for several decades now with postoperative cardiac surgery patients with phenomenal success in the form of magnesium orotate, which is also called magnerot. Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body, being required for more than 325 enzymatic reactions, including those involved in the synthesis of muscle protein, as well as muscular contraction and relaxation (including the heart). The synthesis of ATP depletes magnesium-dependent enzymes, known as ATPases. Further, a large-scale survey of athletes in one study were significantly deficient in magnesium, at only 70% of RDA on average. The RDA, does not even represent optimal nutrient intakes for performance athletes/bodybuilders, meaning they may have only been getting half as much as they needed.
How Does It Work? Clearly, the safety and efficacy is apparent in that it is used in hundreds of studies and often with a critically fragile population. Further, this is human data…not rats…not extrapolated interpretations of some “similar compound”. So many compounds being released by the supplement industry may be unsafe or lack efficacy where there is no relevant study data published at all. Magnesium-Orotate pushes the performance enhancing potential of Clout™ through the roof!Bioactive #8 Acetyl L-Carnitine HCL (ALCAR)
What Is It? To quote the Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR): “Supplemental acetyl-L-carnitine may have neuroprotective activity. In addition, it, like L-carnitine, may have cardioprotective activity and may beneficially affect cardiac function. It may enhance sperm motiliy. Acetyl-L-carnitine may also have cytoprotective, antioxidant and anti-apoptotic activity.”
How Does It Work? ALCAR has a more a rapid and efficacious nootropic effect over standard carnitine because it crosses the blood-brain barrier better. The improved mental performance (nootropic) effect of acetyl L-carnitine often is seen with mood enhancement or well-being. ALCAR and carnitine have numerous important roles in humans. These nutrients shuttle both acetyl groups and fatty acids into mitochondria for energy production, thereby yielding an ergogenic effect. With the absence of carnitine, fatty acids cannot easily enter into mitochondria.