Pre-Workout without the Calories
The hardest part of every workout is the preparation and anticipation just before it starts. Some people dread going to the gym, plus it’s time consuming to prepare pre-workout and mix it together in a shaker bottle. Not only that, but most pre-workouts don’t taste great and require a decent sized dose for effective results. And that’s not even mentioning all the calories they pack, which can be problematic if you are trying to cut or just generally be healthy.
Introducing the Energy Spray
Thankfully, VAE Labs promises to solve these issues with their concentrated caffeine spray, VAE. Sprayed onto your tongue, VAE requires no preparation and easily fits into your pocket or gym bag. We recommend keeping it in your pocket, as this makes it easy to get a quick boost midway through your workout. Whenever you have an especially tiring set, you can take a few sprays to kick you back into that mindset and prep you for the next lift.
What sets VAE apart is its specialized solution which combines concentrated caffeine and two neuroenhancing ingredients to promote energy and focus. Just two sprays of VAE contain more caffeine than an espresso shot, and because a portion of the spray is absorbed through the capillaries under your tongue, the energy enters the bloodstream faster than an energy drink or pre-workout. The other core VAE ingredients are N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine (NALT) and Rhodiola. The former is a derivative of tyrosine, a naturally occurring amino acid in your body. In your body tyrosine gets converted to dopamine, the molecule responsible for motivation and learning. Studies on NALT have shown that it helps to improve attention and focus especially during stressful situations. Rhodiola is a flowering plant whose roots have been shown to help people cope with stress and anxiety, while simultaneously reducing the crash associated with caffeine products. You can find out more about all of the ingredients that go into this novel Energy Spray.
Caffeine is a staple in many peoples’ lives, be it for waking up in the morning, for a midday pick-me-up at work, or to prep for a solid workout at the gym, caffeine is the go-to way to get a jumpstart. Better yet, the benefits of caffeine are backed up by science. Caffeine has been shown to be great for endurance as it acts as an antagonist on your neuronal A1 autoreceptors, helping to prevent you from feeling fatigued. Caffeine can also be used for high intensity exercise, where most improvements were seen in trained athletes – so the benefits are magnified if you are already fit. Research is being increasingly done on the effects of caffeine on strength-based activities, and so far the results have been very positive. In terms of fat loss too, caffeine can help release stored fat from fat cells and can help burn more calories.
Like any substance, too much caffeine can be unsuitable and result in unwanted side effects. For this reason, it is best to stick to the recommended dosage of the caffeine product you’re taking. With VAE, they recommend taking 3-4 sprays up to 3 times a day.
If you’re looking for a pre-workout alternative or just a convenient way of getting your caffeine, I’d definitely check out VAE. They’re launching on Indiegogo (the crowdfunding platform) on September 10th and are currently offering a 40% discount for their pre-launch special if you sign up here!