What You Should Know
Universal Nutrition Shock Therapy does offer quite the shock for the bodybuilder. This product is not intended for use by dieters. It will increase energy dramatically and increase weight through water retention. The dieter will not see increased weight loss, though there are proven weight loss ingredients in the formula. This product is designed to increase energy, dilate blood vessels and force more creatine and other ingredients into the muscle. When taken with protein and other bodybuilding supplements, Universal Nutrition Shock Therapy will facilitate harder pumps and stronger gains, but only when used with intense workouts and muscle fatiguing lifts.
List of Ingredients
Shock Therapy Proprietary Formula: Pre-Workout Matrix, NO Super Pump Complex, Arginine AKG, Citruline Malate, L-Carnosine.
Muscle Volumizing Complex: Tricreatine Matrix – creatine gluconate, creatine AKG and creatine orotate, Creatine Monohydrate, Betaine Anhydrous, Beta-Alanine, Nicotinamide Adenine DiNucleotide.
Energy and Nootropic Complex: L-Taurine, Choline Bitartrate, S-Methylxanthine Complex – Caffeine, Theobromine and Theophylline, L-Tyrosine, Yerba Mate, Evodiamine and Vinpocetine.
Antioxidant Complex: Green Tea Extract, Na-R-Alpha-Lipoic Acid, N-Acetyl Cysteine, Grapeseed Extract.
Electrolyte and pH Delivery Complex: Inulin, Potassium Phosphate, Magnesium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Trisodium Phosphate and Glucose Polymers.
The basic elements of this supplement are common in the bodybuilding community. There are a series of ingredients that open up the blood vessels and increase blood flow. These are paired with strong energy boosters to increase the speed at which blood is flowing by increasing heart rate. The energy boosters also work to give the bodybuilder a feeling of power and strength during workouts.
Creatine is used to give muscles a fuller feeling. While hydration is important, that feeling is more important. When a supplement claims to be volumizing, it is actually causing the muscle to hold on to water so it feels fuller.
L-tyrosine is added to the energy complex to reduce blood pressure. The energy or stimulant ingredients in Universal Nutrition Shock Therapy will increase blood pressure and may cause hypertension, especially during intense workouts.
There is also an antioxidant blend. Working out extremely hard can cause a rise in oxidants. These antioxidants fight the effect of oxidants by killing off free radicals.
- The complete ingredient list is available on Universal Nutrition.
- Designed to increase muscle pumps and energy, which it will do.
- Priced comparably with other Universal Nutrition supplements.
- Super hydrates the muscle.
- Increases blood flow and blood speed.
- Not designed for dieters.
- Will not facilitate weight loss.
- May cause weight gain.
- Could cause muscle cramping and dehydration.
- Contains a strong dose of stimulants.
Universal Nutrition Shock Therapy is designed for the bodybuilder with no sensitivity to stimulants. Taking stimulants before a workout is common, they increase blood flow and energy, but this supplement is not designed for the newbie. If the average dieter were to take this product, it could land them in the hospital.