Your Unfair Advantage for BJJ
What's inside MatFuel?
Beta Alanine is a powerful amino acid for increasing muscle endurance. Studies show that beta-alanine helps increase your time to exhaustion (TTE). It enables us to train harder and longer while feeling less fatigued. It may also help reduce lactic acid build up in the muscles and aid recovery after strenuous workouts.
It can cause a sensation called paraesthesia, often described as “tingling of the skin.” It’s usually experienced in the face, neck and the back of the hands within 15 minutes of taking it. This is NOT harmful at all, but it's a good indicator that it's working!
Betaine Anhydrous (TMG)
TMG is another amino acid that is very unique because it helps with a process called methylation. When your body does not properly methylate, you feel it! Symptoms are things like chronic fatigue, low energy, brain fog, memory issues, and so much more. Introducing TMG can make a huge difference right away!
The first time I took it, I went for a 7 mile run. I would normally take about 11 minutes per mile to do the run... not too impressive. But that day I shattered all of my best times per mile AND for ran the entire run 14 minutes faster than my previous best. The effects did not remain as extreme after a few weeks, but it's definitely a difference-maker. You'll notice it in your Jiu Jitsu game too!
Caution: Many pre-workouts contain far too much TMG! This causes over-methylation, which can be worse than under-methylating. This is a big reason many feel "cracked-out" and even angry after taking pre-workouts, and then not being able to sleep late into the night. MatFuel contains just the right amount for most people, so that you feel energized and maintain a great mood.
Taurine is a unique compound that calms your nerves and stimulates your mind! This combination helps you to make better decisions and keep focused. Some MatFuel fans have reported that instead of being corrected by their coach 100 times, they are able to see new techniques or opportunities during a roll in real time. You might blame Taurine for this. It might be what you need to tame that inner spazz!
Guarana Extract (22% Caffeine)
Guarana, which comes from a shrub native to Brazil, has been used in food and drinks for hundreds of years for their many health benefits... but also because it contains caffeine! As we all know, caffeine is important for greater attentiveness and improved mood, as well as many other benefits. Many MatFuel fans cut back on their coffee or substitute it completely with MatFuel without any side effects at all.
Rhodiola Extract (3% Salidroside)
Rhodiola is proven through many experiments to significantly lower the rate of perceived exertion that athletes have during an endurance workout. That means they like they weren't trying as hard to do the same thing they would do without Rhodiola, even though they had the same energy expenditure. This will become important when you're dealing with the super fast cardio guys that you can't hold down! Besides reducing perceived fatigue, it's also known for improving cognition and reducing markers of physiological and psychological stress.
Longjack Extract (Tongkat Ali)
Longjack is useful to help maintain a healthy mood and contribute to a calm overall well-being. That's important when someone has you in a rear naked choke and you are waiting for them to blow their grips out. It's also known for boosting testosterone levels, improving endurance, strength and recovery.