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Flight - The Birth of a Brand

Posted on October 16 2017

When pre workout supplements entered the market there were only a handful of brands that were making them at the time. They took the supplement industry by storm. It became not only a beneficial supplement for enhanced performance, but also a routine. Mixing and drinking your pre workout was a trigger both mentally and physically. You knew that you were about to workout, your energy was rising, and mentally you honed in and focused on getting in the best workout possible. Fast forward ten years later after the emergence of pre workouts and there are now hundreds of products in the pre workout field. There is no other way to describe the industry without using the word flooded. Big brands have earned a name and a reputation in the industry and making a splash as a small brand in the supplement game has become increasingly more difficult.

Despite all of this, BPN’s flagship product Flight pre workout, has earned a reputation as one of the best pre workouts available on the market today. It’s ratings speak for itself and its repeat users have given flight a strong, loyal fan-base that is ever growing. There is no mystery as to how Flight made such an impact on consumers. From the birth of BPN, founder Nick Bare strived to create a transparent brand, starting with the labels. Proper dosing and quality manufacturing were a necessity when building his brand. Because of the high standard of integrity BPN has upheld throughout the years, Flight has evolved into what it is today— a 5 star best selling product. Let’s take a look at the ingredient profile and see how Flight keeps its loyal fan base happy. 

Beta Alanine (3.2g) -  There is a handful of ingredients in the supplement industry that have indisputable scientific evidence proving them to be effective and ultimately essential for athletes and gym goers. Beta Alanine falls into this category. It has become such a vital ingredient that it is difficult to have a justifiable reason as to why it would be left out of a pre workout supplement. After doing some research on Beta Alanine it was clear that there was an abundance of articles, medical studies, and blogs about the benefits it provides. For this article we want to focus on a few basic points and explain why Beta Alanine is a must have ingredient when it comes to pre workout supplementation. Beta Alanine is a beta amino acid, meaning its molecular makeup is positioned differently than regular amino acids. Unlike many of the ingredients we went over for Intra Flight, Beta Alanine is not found in any major proteins or enzymes. It is a member of the peptides anserine and carnosine. A peptide is a group or chain of amino acids bonded together. Beta-Alanine is known as the rate-limiting precursor of carnosine, which means the levels of carnosine in skeletal muscles is limited by the amount of available betaalanine. Carnosine acts as a buffer to the muscles by helping to keep a normal amount of acidity in the muscle. The fatigue effect during high intensity exercise is due to an acid build up in the muscles. Carnosine postpones this effect thus improving muscular endurance during high intensity exercise. Carnosine increases muscular work capacity and muscle carnation contractions are reliant on sufficient levels of beta alanine. The bottom line is that beta alanine keeps the acidity in your muscles low, and your muscular endurance levels high throughout your workouts.

Betaine Anhydrous (2.5g) -  Betaine Anhydrous is a compound known as a methyl donor. Betaine has numerous functions and benefits throughout the body, but why is it found in performance amplifying supplements? During intense exercise, your body depletes antioxidant levels. Cells become flooded with free radicals and oxidative stress skyrockets to unhealthy levels. Betaine has been found to lower homocysteine levels which reduces oxidative stress. Although exercise will inevitably raise oxidative stress levels, supplementing with betaine can help keep levels regulated and not skyrocket to unhealthy levels. Betaine, like creatine, also promotes cellular hydration keeping cellular balance and appropriate intracellular water levels. It has also been studied and found to have a mood enhancing effect that patients described as similar to that of caffeine. Betaine increases S-adenoylmethionine (SAM-e) levels which has been shown to decrease anxiety and help patients suffering from depression. 

N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine (1.5g) -  N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine (NALT) is an amino acid that is utilized in the process of producing noradrenaline and dopamine. The body metabolizes NALT and produces these neurotransmitters that are responsible for alertness, focus, and increased overall energy output. Despite how it sounds, the process of actually producing these powerful neurotransmitters is more complicated than simply ingesting NALT. The beauty of this supplement is that during stressful states such as exercise, consuming NALT has been shown to prolong the life and effectiveness of these neurotransmitters. 

Agmatine Sulfate (1g) - Agmatine is a derivative of L-arginine, which is a derivative of citrulline malate. Agmatine has two main benefits that performance athletes use it for. First off, agmatine acts as a mild nootropic, with many users claiming they felt increased mental clarity and focus while taking the product. It also is better known for its ability to act as a powerful vasodilator; therefore, increasing blood flow to targeted muscles during resistance training exercises. 

Caffeine Anhydrous (300mg) - Caffeine is such a common and well understood compound that it is rare to find someone who doesn’t take it in some sort of way. Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It suppresses adenosine, a compound in the body that produces a natural calming effect. In a study by the International Society of Sports Nutrition, they state that caffeine is proven to benefit extended, exhaustive exercise as well as high intensity sports and exercise. Anhydrous caffeine simply means caffeine without water, or in powdered form. Caffeine has also been shown to enhance the effects of other natural stimulants such as adrenaline and dopamine. The enhanced dopamine combined with the caffeine produces a sense of overall well being. The effects of caffeine last an average of 3-4 hours, peaking at about an hour after ingestion. 

 

L-Norvaline (200mg) -  L-Norvaline is a form of the BCAA valine. The body has a naturally occurring cut off mechanism inhibiting the conversion of arginine to nitric oxide. This cut off switch is basically a death sentence for the muscular pumps, and as a bodybuilder, the pump is an essential part of your workouts. The body secretes the enzyme arginase to inhibit the nitric oxide pumps. L-Norvaline inhibits arginase, allowing the body to keep producing nitric oxide, resulting in sustained muscular pumps. 

Huperazine-A (200mcg) - Huperazine is a chemical compound derived from the Huperzicae family of herbs. Huperazine inhibits acetylcholinesterase which means that it actually inhibits the breakdown of acetylcholine. This keeps levels high and is beneficial because it has been linked to increased attention, memory, and motivation. Acetylcholine also plays a big role in skeletal muscle contractions, which is the basis of any bodybuilding movement. Huperazine is one of those dark horse ingredients that give Flight the edge over other pre workouts. 

Flight contains the ingredients needed to help maximize your pump, give you tunnel vision focus, and provide the energy you need to get through the toughest of workouts. Flight was BPN’s first product back in 2012, and ultimately was the birth of a brand. BPN has since expanded their product line and flavors, yet Flight remains the flagship product of the brand. Its well rounded profile, transparent label, and tangible effectiveness has cemented its spot in the supplement industry. Still haven’t tried Flight preworkout? Click HERE to pick up yours today!