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Pre workout

The System - pre workout, was the first developed product in the range of The System. More than 1 year was spent working on the taste and look, to make it fit the needs and expectations. The biggest challenge was not so much the effect of the product, but the taste. This is where Het Systeem has changed.

What is it?

As the name itself says, 'pre workout', you should use these before a workout or competition. You use them for a physical and mental boost. So they can safely be placed in the family of energy drinks and coffee, but with a concentrated formulation specifically aimed at enhancing performance.

For who.

The System - pre workout can be used by women, men, strength and endurance athletes alike. It has been developed with a view to minimising calories, having an effective, long-lasting effect, and last but not least... with the most delicious taste possible, which we believe we have succeeded in 200% three times over.


1. Performance-enhancing

The active ingredients (Beta Alanine, Creatine Monohydrate, Caffeine, L-Citrulline, L-Arginine and Taurine) are performance-enhancing and increase strength and endurance. 

2. Mental boost

The active ingredients (L-tyrosine & Caffeine), provide the mental benefits, such as better focus and increased motivation to train and perform. 

3. Ritual/routine
Drinking pre-workout can be an enjoyable and fun time to start your workout effectively, regardless of whether you have high or low motivation that day. That way, you create a routine that ensures you will also train effectively. On the other hand, drinking pre workout can be a regular ritual before your training or competition. This is to get into the right 'zone' and start your training or competition with full concentration.

What does science say?

For this, I will let (sports) nutrition expert Stijn Cauwels of Personal Health Plan speaking.

A pre-workout can be a perfect supplement to start a workout with the necessary intensity. This way, you increase the quality of your workout, allowing you to achieve better results. Our pre workout reduces fatigue during aerobic and anaerobic efforts, increases strength and explosiveness, and ensures better focus during workouts. 

But what exactly is in a pre workout and do we need it? Let us briefly explain the different ingredients.

1) Beta-Alanine

Beta-Alanine is a type of amino acid that is processed in the liver and can be absorbed by animal foods such as minced meat and chicken. Once it is absorbed by the body, it binds with histidine in skeletal muscles and other organs to create carnosine. This in turn binds to hydrogen ions, delaying acidification, cramps and muscle pain.

What are the benefits of Beta-Alanine?

  • Increases carnosine levels.
  • Increases muscle endurance during high-intensity exercise.
  • It also has a positive effect on the ageing process.

What are the disadvantages of Beta-Alanine?

  • It can cause paresthesia, causing a tingling sensation. This is completely harmless.

2) Guarana extract (caffeine)

Next to creatine, caffeine is one of the most researched supplements on the market. Caffeine has numerous benefits. This is precisely why caffeine is one of the main ingredients in a pre workout.

In addition, we have chosen Guarana as our caffeine source. Guarana is the superfood when it comes to boosting energy. The biggest difference between Guarana and pure caffeine is that it is absorbed much more slowly. As a result, you feel the effect much longer and more evenly. So no extreme peak, but no 'dip' afterwards either. Win-win.

Here is a list of the many benefits of caffeine:

  • It saves muscle glycogen.
  • Muscle fibres become more sensitive.
  • Increases responsiveness.
  • Increases alertness and decision-making ability.
  • Increases strength.
  • Improves muscle endurance.

3) Creatine Monohydrate

Creatine is a substance naturally occurring in the body. The body produces it from various amino acids in the liver and kidneys. It is mainly present in muscle tissue and the brain. Apart from this, creatine also enters your body through food (mainly meat and fish). The third way is through creatine supplementation.

What are the benefits of creatine monohydrate?

  1. Improved training quality.
  2. More power.
  3. Better recovery.
  4. Better muscle posture.
  5. Increased glycogen storage.
  6. Increased cognitive functions.
  7. Improved sprint performance.
  8. Helps with sleep deprivation.
  9. Safe for adolescents and young adults.
  10. Beneficial for vegetarians.

4) L-Citrulline-DL-malaat & L-Arginine

L-Citrulin is one of the three amino acids in the urea cycle. It is a non-essential amino acid. Thus, the body can produce it itself. Taking it increases the amount of arginine in the body, which increases nitric oxide in the body. This will cause the blood vessels to open more so that blood flow is promoted. This allows waste products, such as ammonia produced during exercise, to be more easily removed from the body.
A number of studies show that it can delay fatigue, as well as increase explosiveness and improve endurance in aerobic and anaerobic efforts.

5) L-Tyrosine

L-Tyrosine is an amino acid (protein) and thus a building block of our body. This amino acid can also be produced by the body. It is a precursor for neurotransmitters such as dopamine and (nor)adrenaline.
Taking L-Tyrosine can help improve focus and alertness. Avoid use in the evening as it may prevent the absorption of tryptophan. This is the building block for the sleep hormone melatonin. Also keep in mind that the effect of caffeine is amplified by L-Tyrosine, which can again lead to sleep problems.

6) Taurine

Taurine is an amino acid that is not used in protein processing but plays a major role in cardiovascular functions, as well as in the development and function of the brain, retina and skeletal muscles.
The body can produce taurine itself and can be obtained from food sources such as minced meat, poultry, but especially from shellfish such as mussels and scallops. Taurine can help improve endurance and jumping power. It also has a beneficial effect on cardiovascular processes in the body.


Want to put down the best possible workout? Then you need this pre workout.

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