Arginine + Vitamin C Boosts NO

Ask any serious bodybuilder about arginine and you'll hear the word 'pump' just about every time. Taking this conditionally essential amino acid on an empty stomach before resistance training helps boost your body's nitric oxide production which expands blood vessels to deliver more oxygen, nutrients and natural anabolic hormones where they can do the most good. The result is bigger, fuller muscles and roadmap vascularity. Unfortunately, this condition usually doesn't last very long.

One potential way to prolong your pump might be found in new research from Athens University Medical School in Greece. Scientists discovered that when 500 to 1000 milligrams of vitamin C was taken with 3 to 5 grams of L-arginine and arginine AKG 30 to 60 minutes before a workout significantly higher levels of NO production resulted. They assumed that vitamin C's antioxidant qualities worked against the free radicals produced during training, which can degrade the effects of nitric oxide.

The Bigger Picture: This study suggests that stacking vitamin C with Vassive-N.O., which can easily be accomplished by mixing your favorite instantized powder flavor with a compatible fruit beverage, may enhance the 5 grams of arginine in every serving of ON's Ultimate Pre-Workout Performance Tool. Who knew that taking your vitamin C presented so many advantages?
Leave a Comment
Ben Hartman
Feb 20, 2008
I've been taking Optimum's B complex + C pre-workout and it's nice to know that stacking with the Vassive-NO is actually increasing the NO's effectiveness