- Increases power output
- Improves repeatability of high-intensity efforts
- Helps you finish strong
ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) is the ready-to-use finished product of cellular energy that fuels all high-level efforts. During exercise, ATP stores get depleted and too much time may pass before full replenishment can take place. That’s why you need Energy Surge. With 100 mg of sublingual PEAK ATP® rapidly absorbed into your bloodstream, you’ll restore your body’s ATP-producing mechanisms, while also enjoying rapidly renewed energy levels.
What is the difference between Energy Surge and Anti-Fatigue Caps?
Energy Surge contains adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP), the principal molecule for storing and transferring energy in cells. It is often referred to as the energy currency of the cell. When you take a tablet of Energy Surge it supplies a quick-acting dose of pure energy. Energy Surge is what I refer to as a “use it when you need it supplement,” which simply means that there is no specific dosing protocol that needs to be followed. You can take 1-2 tablets shortly before a workout or race begins and every hour during. Another good time to take Energy Surge is shortly before you get to a particularly difficult part on the course… that’s a really good time for some quick energy.
While hourly dosing and also prior to a tough climb (for example) are great applications for Energy Surge, I believe that the product reveals its best benefits during the latter parts of a workout or race. That’s when our body’s natural ATP-producing capabilities have diminished. Taking Energy Surge at that time helps to “kick start” the body’s ability to produce its own ATP more efficiently.
Anti-Fatigue Caps is a completely different product than Energy Surge, as it supplies three nutrients—potassium/magnesium aspartate, l-citrulline, and OKG—that help neutralize the negative effects of excess ammonia, a primary culprit in premature fatigue. Information about the ingredients in this unique product:
- Potassium/Magnesium Aspartate - A well-known nutritionist says it best regarding aspartic acid: "Because aspartic acid increases stamina, it is good for fatigue and plays a vital role in metabolism. It is good for athletes and helps to protect the liver by aiding in the removal of excess ammonia." Studies (Agersborg and Shaw 1962, Hicks 1964, Gaby 1982) show this combination provides substantial benefit for the prevention of fatigue. Aspartic acid also combines with other amino acids to form molecules that absorb toxins and remove them from the bloodstream, aids the function of RNA and DNA, and helps to protect the liver. Additionally, the potassium/magnesium aspartate compound increases production of a key substrate, oxaloacetate, which is involved in energy production. Lastly, the compound provides the minerals potassium and magnesium to help provide protection against cramping.
- L-Citrulline – L-Citrulline is an amino acid that is found plant foods such as watermelon, onions, and garlic. L-Citrulline helps in the removal of ammonia in the muscles and liver, and, like aspartic acid, is beneficial in alleviating fatigue. L-Citrulline is a precursor for the endogenous production of l-arginine. Increased blood levels of arginine significantly boost nitric oxide (NO) content. NO acts as a potent vasodilator, relaxing the arteries, and allowing them to widen. Vasodilation is responsible for increased blood flow to tissues such as muscle fibers, which supports enhanced athletic performance and cardiovascular health.
- OKG - Both ornithine and alpha-ketoglutarate (OKG) provide a readily available, non-ammonia-producing source of glutamine in the body. Glutamine is depleted at high rates during exercise but cannot be replaced with regular glutamine as it produces ammonia on its own. OKG increases the amount of glutamine in the muscle and also helps prevent muscle catabolism. Colgan writes, "Both ornithine and alpha-ketoglutarate act in the body as an ammonia scavenger."
Suggested Dosing: 2-4 capsules 20-30 minutes prior to exercise, with additional doses of 1-2 capsules every hour.
NOTE: Energy Surge and Anti-Fatigue are two of Hammer Nutrition’s “Peak Performance” products, and can be used together in workouts and competitions, providing a powerful “one-two punch” to help increase energy and enhance endurance.
Take before high-intensity, shortduration exercise (less than one hour). Dissolve 1–4 tablets under your tongue 5–30 minutes before the start.
For prolonged exercise, dissolve 1–3 tablets under your tongue, as needed before climbs or other strenuous efforts and whenever you desire a quick boost of energy.
To accelerate absorption, chew tablets, but do not swallow. Hold chewed-up tablets in your mouth for 1-5 minutes before swallowing.
ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) – A high-energy molecule found in every cell, often referred to as “the energy currency of life,” ATP is formed from a long chain of metabolic events in which a variety of substrates are transferred from the foods you eat. Energy Surge contains preformed, ready-to-use ATP.
Magnesium Glycerol Phosphate - A source of magnesium that is bonded to ATP in order for ATP to be biologically active. Magnesium Glycerol Phosphate also helps to balance the pH of the product to keep it more-neutral state of 7.0
Fructose – To help buffer the bitter-to-acidic taste of pure ATP, a trace amount of fructose is used. Each tablet contains approximately 170 mg (0.17 gm, or 17% of one gram), a minuscule amount.
Mannitol – Like xylitol, this sweetener is classified as a polyol, and found in the fruit, leaves and other parts of many plants, including celery, mushrooms, onions, pumpkins, and strawberries. As is the case with fructose, mannitol helps buffer the bitter-to-acidic taste of pure ATP.
Cellulose Gum – Made from plant fibers, cellulose gum binds the ingredients together in the tablet. It also protects the stability of ATP, preventing it from reacting prior to consumption.
Magnesium Stearate – Used in trace amounts as a “flow agent” to prevent the raw materials from sticking to the mechanical equipment, and to ensure a uniform consistency with the tablets.
|Serving Size: 4 Tablets
Servings Per Container: 7.5
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Glycerol Phosphate)||40mg||10%|
|ATP (as PEAK ATP® Adenosine Triphosphate)||400mg||†|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value not established.
|Other Ingredients: Adenosine Triphosphate, Magnesium Glycerol Phosphate, Fructose, Mannitol, Natural Flavors, Cellulose Gum, Magnesium Stearate.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.