Blast™ is a high-performance designer food comprised of caffeine,
L-phenylalanine (an essential nutrient amino acid), and essential nutrient
cofactors. Use Blast™ for a fast start to a long, hard-driving day of work or
play. The product includes a flavor system comprised of citric acid, malic acid,
fumaric acid (the substances that give many fruits such as apples, oranges, and
cherries their tart flavor), natural flavors, and silicon dioxide (mineral
dispersant and wetting agent).
L-phenylalanine, along with the other nutrients in Blast™, provides your
brain with a system of raw materials it can use to make the essential
neurotransmitter noradrenaline, the brain’s version of adrenaline. Noradrenaline
is the brain’s natural stimulant, giving you mental energy and get-up-and-go.
L-phenylalanine is also converted in the brain to dopamine,1-2
a neurotransmitter involved in memory and reward circuitry, and beta-phenethylamine,
a neuromodulator that increases the activating effects of noradrenaline.3-8*
The L-form of phenylalanine can be converted in the body to another amino
acid—tyrosine. Tyrosine, in turn, can be converted into one of several
neurotransmitter molecules (L-dopa, norepinephrine, and epinephrine), each of
which have important functions in brain metabolism.
Do not consume more than 2.6 grams of supplemental
phenylalanine per day.
Not for use by children, pregnant or lactating women, persons with the
genetic metabolic disorder PKU, psychosis, persons taking prescription MAO
(monoamine oxidase) inhibitor drugs, pigmented malignant melanoma cancer
patients, those with Wilson's disease, or those who have a violent temper. Not
for use by anyone sensitive to any of the ingredients.
Excessive consumption of L-phenylalanine or caffeine may cause insomnia,
especially when taken in the late afternoon or evening. If insomnia occurs,
reducing the amount consumed by 1/2 will usually correct the problem.
If insomnia is a problem, drink BLAST™ only once per day for the first week,
and twice per day, right after your arise in the morning. During the second week
and thereafter, drink it twice per day, upon arising and an hour before lunch.
statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This
product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.