Six nootropic ingredients squished into some teeny tiny pills offering sustained energy and focus.
Sounds almost too good to be true.
This was Dioxyme E.
Dioxyme says E will provide six hours of energy with sustained release, no jitters and no crash.
They had me pretty convinced.
Dioxyme E contained the following:
- CDP Choline – a compound that once metabolized converts to choline and cytidine. Cytidine then converts into uridine. 500mg was a decent dose. CDP choline has been shown to improve addiction, reduce blood pressure, slowdown the rate of cognitive decline in elderly persons, improve cognition, suppress appetite and reduce pain. These benefits may improve focus and concentration during training or complex mental tasks
- L-Carnosine – a dipeptide (two amino acids that have joined together) of beta alanine and histidine. It is well-known for it’s anti-aging properties and is a powerful antioxidant used by the brain to repair tissue as well as treat and prevent neurodegenerative disease. It is stored in the cells and released following drops in pH levels, which can occur following lactic acid build up during exercise. It can increase the energy output of mitochondria, and keep the immune system in check. It is particularly beneficial for vegans and vegetarians as carnosine is predominantly found in meat. Beta alanine turns into carnosine when ingested.
- L-Tyrosine – an amino acid that produces the neurotransmitters noradrenaline and dopamine. Studies have shown that supplementing l-tyrosine during stressful situations may slow down the rate of depletion of anti-stress neurotransmitters. It is stimulatory and absorbed rapidly into the bloodstream. It may improve cognition, and reduce blood pressure and perception of stress
- ZumXR extended release caffeine – a time-release caffeine product made by zumXR. It is said to have a three to four-hour sustained release profile.
- L-Theanine – frequently found in green tea, and can promote relaxation without sedation. It can reduce the perception of stress and anxiety, and increase attention. When combined with caffeine it can work synergistically to boost cognition and attention. It can reach the brain within an hour of ingestion
- 1,3,7- Trimethylxanthine – Surprise! This is caffeine! Caffeine can boost physical endurance, reduce fatigue, and enhance mental alertness and concentration.
Dioxyme E will soon be using vegan-friendly capsules. Unfortunately, the batch I received was still gelatine based, so I had been emptying the contents into a glass of water (which I was told was safe to do!). I can confidently say that I am very much looking forward to the veggiecaps!
As for the effect of Dioxyme E, I felt switched on but calm. I had no sudden rush, no buzzing or tingling; just a subtle boost and a sharpening of focus. It was very pleasant not to feel “wired” or borderline nauseous. Even after my training session was over, I still felt good. I could head back to the office and get some solid work done. Dioxyme had talked up the cognitive benefits, so I wasn;t surprised by the clarity and attentiveness I felt. I also noticed no crash or post-workout fatigue.
Capsules are a great idea, as they are small, compact and fuss-free. Three capsules equals one serve, but you can always take less if need be. They are perhaps a little less “fun” than a flavoured pre-workout powder, but oftentimes you just mean business, and want some solid ergogenic nootropic ingredients and get your grind on.
Dioxyme continues to please with E.
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