by Tony Gjokaj February 16, 2020 6 min read
Everyone loves Impulse.
Many of you have been spreading the love to your friends and family, but it’s kind of hard to explain everything that it does! So with that, I decided to compile a blog post that you can read, understand, and even send to others.
This blog post is a comprehensive guide to Impulse: we will talk about what Impulse does, its formula, some frequently asked questions, and more (If reading is not your thing, I have added a video below that explains what we talk about here)!
Get ready for some knowledge!
The Supplement industry is an interesting industry to traverse through. For example, the FDA does not require for Dietary Supplements to be inspected prior to marketing. While the FDA does eventually “crackdown” on some products, it is usually too late when people have been consuming the products constantly. You must do your due diligence when it comes to purchasing and picking out supplements.
Now this time-intensive, I know. I’ve been supplementing for years and actually have experienced products that were eventually banned. We don’t want to go there.
As a result, we look through the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of banned substances so that we formulate wisely. As my team and I either compete or want to compete in drug-tested sports, we want to ensure our products are safe for everyone.
Seize the moment with our Nootropic Energy Drink, Impulse!
Impulse was carefully crafted with precision to give you absolute mental focus, memory enhancement, and a powerful cognitive experience.
Our goal with Impulse is to provide the "desire to act" in physical form - a powerful mind & body performance supplement. This product was created with the intention to help you dominate any task: whether it be studying for exams, focusing on hitting your next PR in the gym, or negotiating a deal with that big account.
Because of this, Impulse is a versatile energy catalyst that can be used for any situation at hand, making it an epic energy drink to have in your daily arsenal.
Let's talk about the components that make Impulse a powerful nootropic.
Before we get into all of the components of Impulse, let’s start by explaining what Nootropics are. Nootropics are ingredients or supplements that provide improvements to cognitive function, or brainpower.
Think of Bradley Cooper in the movie “Limitless”, where he takes the pill that unlocks limitless potential in his brain (everyone uses this example, and yet it is probably the best one). Nootropics are not as INTENSE, but if you use them frequently, you will see improvements.
Common nootropics used in the past are our Caffeine and B Vitamins. While these two are well known, it’s important to know there are some other badass ones that really do some great things – and only a few people know about them.
Let's dive into our components to see what they’re about!
Our favorite, Caffeine! Caffeine is a stimulant that manages mental & physical fatigue. In addition, it has been shown to improve power output in the gym! We use 200mg of Caffeine Anhydrous, equivalent to about 2 cups of coffee per scoop.
CDP-Choline is a nootropic or cognitive enhancer that helps with improving focus/attention, and memory enhancement. It is done so by providing choline to our brain. As a result, it creates acetylcholine. We use 500mg of Citicoline Sodium in a scoop.
Huperzine-A is a nootropic or cognitive enhancer that slows down the breakdown of acetylcholine. This means that acetylcholine lasts longer. Combined with Citicoline, Huperzine-A improves our cognitive experience with Impulse. We use 200mcg of Huperzine-A 1% to accomplish this.
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid used to promote the production of dopamine (happy mood!. N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine is a modified form of L-Tyrosine that provides more bioavailability. As a result, it provides cognitive improvements as well. It is typically used to handle levels of acute stress. We use 500mg of N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine per scoop.
Impulse provides energy to both our body and our brain, making it an Energy Supplement, or what we categorize as an Energy Catalyst.
This means it can be used for any scenario. Let me give you a few examples:
These are only a few examples of what you can do with Impulse.
Impulse is not just an energy drink: it’s more than that. Energy Beverages typically contain 300mg of caffeine. One energy drink will wire you, but two can lead to too much caffeine in one’s body: anxiety, loss of focus, headaches, crashes, and more can be a result of it.
Yes, TOO MUCH caffeine can be detrimental for physical and mental performance in the gym or in life (I can attest to this because I overdosed on caffeine one time and passed out. DO NOT drink multiple coffees and energy drinks).
While Impulse does contain caffeine, we have introduced nootropics in the formulation that’s goal is to provide a more subtle energy that works synergistically with caffeine. This means we try to reduce the negative effects of caffeine as best as possible.
Anecdotally, people have seen little to no crash hours after consumption.
For more information on caffeine consumption and how much caffeine you should have daily, please refer to the following questions.
While people see it as a pre-workout, it’s not necessarily just a pre-workout. Most pre-workouts contain beta-alanine (that tingly feeling and jitters), and Nitric Oxide Boosters (ingredients that help with the pump). Impulse manages the fatigue aspect through caffeine and nootropics, but it does not have any Nitric Oxide boosters in it.
This depends on your tolerance to caffeine and if you are using other nootropics with a similar formulation. Since our products are efficaciously dosed, this means you should assess slowly.
Here are a few things to know:
If you aren’t taking any other caffeine, stimulatory pre workouts, fat burners, or nootropic supplements, you can probably take 1-2 scoops. I would just recommend spacing it out throughout the day!
Our warnings on the product page go over this.
Do NOT use Impulse if you are under 21 or over 55 years of age. Do NOT use Impulse if you take MAO Inhibitors. Avoid alcohol and prescriptive stimulants when using Impulse. Do NOT use Impulse if you have pre-existing medical conditions.
So to summarize what you’ve learned from this guide:
I just wanted to thank you all personally for taking the time to read this, and embarking on a transformative journey along with us. All of us at Reforged CANNOT wait to bring you everything you’ve wanted in a supplement brand – and MORE.
Your legend begins with us. Now that you know about Impulse, click the button below to get yours!
Tony is the Owner of Reforged. He is a PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach and has been in the fitness space for over a decade. His goal is to help millions exercise their way out of depression and anxiety.
by Tony Gjokaj October 07, 2022 4 min read
Men, I know what it is like to be overweight and depressed.
Not having the energy to do anything but relax and sleep.
While relaxation and sleep are incredibly important, they can make us feel like we are not making progress in our lives.
And when depression hits, it’s very difficult to push through with exercise and weight loss.
But did you know that even though it takes time and some effort, you don’t need to get obsessively crazy over it?
In fact, with just a few small adjustments, you can lose weight, fight back against depression, and take your life back.
If you're serious about shedding pounds and pushing away those depression demons, here are five tips that can help get you started.
by Tony Gjokaj September 05, 2022 4 min read
A few weeks ago, my buddy Grant and I talked about nutrition.
We talked about how he's lost over 120 pounds so far with the weight loss progress he's been making.
This is all because he has been making healthier decisions over time.
One of the newest challenges he's facing right now is he's got a new job. He's working 10 to 12 hour days with physical demanding labor.
And what's been happening for him is that he's been super exhausted, he's not motivated to meal prep, he's having trouble trying to sit down and cook foods doesn't have the energy doesn't have the time.
So what I propose is five tips that you can use to live a more on the go fast food healthy eating lifestyle.
by Tony Gjokaj July 27, 2022 4 min read
Have you ever experienced anxiety that drains all of your productive energy?
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults in the US each year.
If you're someone who suffers from anxiety, you know that it can be incredibly debilitating. It can hold you back from some positive experiences and opportunities as a result.
The good news is that there are ways to overcome it!
In this blog post, we will discuss eight best tips for overcoming anxiety, from an expert that has been there themselves!
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