Glaxon Plasm Caps (V2 / 2021 Update): There WILL Be Pumps

In January 2020, Glaxon released Plasm Caps, a stimulant-free pump that increases nitric oxide production, blood flow, and nutrient absorption. After one year, the company tweaked the product. We think version two is even better than the original.

Glaxon Plasm Caps V2

Pumps are guaranteed with Plasm Caps V2!

Here are some major changes Glaxon made to Plasm Caps V2:

  • Faster-acting (no longer uses delayed-release capsules)
  • Slightly smaller serving size (four capsules vs. five)
  • 508 milligrams of low molecular weight bioactive peptides (up from 200 milligrams)
  • 200 milligrams of pine bark extract (up from 150 milligrams)
  • 250 milligrams of amla fruit extract
  • Removed glycerol monostearate, AstraGin, and grape seed extract

Some of the changes highlighted here were a result of customer feedback, while others were made by Glaxon’s chief formulator, Joey Savage. Obviously, Glaxon isn’t the first company to release a capsule pump supplement, but Plasm Caps offers more than just pumps.

While Plasm Caps can be taken on their own, Glaxon specifically formulated it as an additive to other stimulant-based pre-workouts, such as Specimen. Keep reading to learn more about Plasm Caps V2 and sign up for Glaxon news and deal alerts below to stay up to date with everything the company has planned for 2021! If you want to try any of Glaxon’s supplements, use code PricePlow for 15% off.

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Plasm Caps Ingredient Analysis

Original Plasm Caps came in delayed-release capsules, V2 is not delayed-release. So you can take it closer to your training session. Glaxon recommends consuming one serving (four capsules) approximately 30 to 45 minutes prior to exercise.

Here’s what one serving (four capsules) of Plasm Caps contains:

  • Betaine Nitrate (as NO3-T) – 1000mg

    Glaxon Plasm Caps Ingredients

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    If you’re familiar with the first version of Plasm Caps, then you may already know how powerful this ingredient is! NO3-T is a patented formulation of betaine nitrate, developed by ThermoLife. It consists of a betaine molecule (trimethylglycine) bound to a nitrate group.

    Betaine is commonly used in pre-workouts because it’s been shown to enhance:

    • Power output
    • Strength
    • Endurance
    • Lean body mass
    • Cardiovascular health[1]

    With this specific product, however, the main star of the show is not betaine, but rather, nitrates. After dietary nitrates are absorbed in the small intestine, they’re converted into nitrite, which serves as a direct precursor to nitric oxide production.[2] Nitric oxide is a neurotransmitter that tells your blood vessels to vasodilate (expand).[2] This allows blood, nutrients, and oxygen to flow more efficiently throughout the body, especially to contracting muscles. Enhanced blood flow not only helps boost performance but also increases muscular pumps.

    Studies show that nitrate supplementation:

    • Reduces blood pressure
    • Significantly increases plasma nitrite concentrations
    • Decreases the oxygen cost of submaximal exercise (may lead to improved endurance)[2]
  • Low-Molecular Weight Bioactive Peptides (as AmealPeptide) – 508mg

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    AmealPeptide, also known as lactotripeptides, is a trademarked ingredient from Asahi Group Foods. It’s a combination of two low-molecular-weight bioactive peptides:

    • Valine-proline-proline (VPP)
    • Isoleucine-proline-proline (IPP)[3]

    Interestingly enough, AmealPeptide gets its name from two Mongolian words, “ami” meaning life, and “amil” meaning to recover, revive, and fermentate.[3] Scientists at Asahi discovered AmealPeptide when they were producing and manufacturing CALPIS, a lactic acid drink made from cultured milk.[3]

    Research shows that AmealPeptide can improve cardiovascular function by lowering blood pressure.[3,4] The enzyme works by inhibiting the action of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE).[3,4] AmealPeptide plays a crucial role in the renin-angiotensin system, which controls blood pressure by adjusting the volume of the body’s fluids.

    It also stimulates the production of nitric oxide, leading to an even greater increase in blood vessel vasodilation.[3,4] Since AmealPeptide has a unique mechanism of action, it works synergistically with the other ingredients in Plasm Caps. Not to mention, it’s both Informed-Sport and Informed-Choice certified, which means the ingredient goes through additional testing to ensure it’s free of all banned substances.[3]

  • Hawthorn (Crataegus Monogyna) (Berry) Extract – 500mg

    Hawthorn berry extract is an ingredient we don’t see very often, but based on the literature, it has some promising benefits. For centuries, it’s been used to treat cardiovascular diseases.[5] Recently, studies suggest that hawthorn extract may have a beneficial effect on diseases that cause heart failure and hypertension.[5,6]

    Research shows that hawthorn extract can enhance the release of nitric oxide from vascular endothelium,[5,6] which expands blood vessels. The extract has this effect because of its rich concentration of flavonoids and oligomeric procyanidins.[5] Glaxon uses 500 milligrams of hawthorn berry extract in Plasm Caps. And based on a study published in Phytotherapy Research, that’s the dose that effectively lowers both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in mildly hypertensive volunteers.[6]

  • Amla (Phyllanthus Emblica) (Fruit) Extract (Std. to 60% Tannins as Capros) – 250mg

    Capros is a super antioxidant derived from the fruits of Phyllanthus emblica, also known as amla and Indian gooseberry. It was developed by Natreon.[7]

    Capros Logo

    Capros is one of those underrated vasodilating ingredients that we don’t see enough of in pre-workouts.

    According to Natreon, key features of Capros include:

    • All-natural
    • Organic
    • Non-GMO
    • Water-soluble
    • Stable in powder for up to five years
    • Kosher and halal certified
    • Supported by 10 human clinical trials[7]

    Research shows that Capros offers numerous health benefits, including:

    • Encourages healthy endothelial function
    • Promotes healthy cholesterol and blood glucose levels
    • Supports healthy platelet aggregation[7,8]

    Capros is standardized to contain at least 60% tannins, which is one of the primary bioactive constituents that help carry out the ingredient’s beneficial functions.[7,8] Capros also expresses potent antioxidant properties, which reduces oxidative stress induced by free radicals.[8]

  • Pine Bark (Pinus Maritima) Extract (Std. for 95% Proanthocyanidins) – 200mg

    Pine bark extract, also known as Pinus maritima, achieves vasodilation due to a rich concentration of phenolic compounds, including:

    • Polyphenolic monomers
    • Proanthocyanidins
    • Phenolic acids[9,10]

    Pine bark extract has been used for years as an herbal remedy for cardiovascular conditions. Research shows that pine bark can help lower cholesterol levels and, due to strong antioxidant properties, defends against oxidative stress.[9,10]]

    Pine bark extract is included in Plasm Caps because it can stimulate the enzyme responsible for creating nitric oxide — endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS).[9,10] In theory, greater activation of eNOS results in enhanced nitric oxide production. Furthermore, some evidence suggests that pine bark extract has anti-inflammatory, anticancer, cardioprotective, and neuroprotective properties.[10]

  • Propionyl-L-Carnitine Hydrochloride – 125mg

    L-carnitine is typically found in fat burners because of the important role it plays in fatty acid transportation and oxidation. Its naturally produced in the body and found in some foods. There are also various forms of supplemental L-carnitine that have their own unique benefits.

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    Glaxon specifically chose to use propionyl-L-carnitine (PCL) hydrochloride in Plasm Caps because research shows the compound has profound therapeutic advantages over traditional L-carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine, especially in regards to the cardiovascular system.[11]

    A systematic review published in the journal Nutrition Reviews found that PLC supplementation improves endothelial dysfunction by protecting the endothelium from oxidative stress and increasing the bioavailability of nitric oxide.[11] Due to PCL’s cardioprotective effects, it could be beneficial for treating cardiovascular diseases such as:

    • Peripheral arterial disease
    • Chronic heart failure
    • Stable angina[11]

    In the case of Plasm Caps, PCL helps improve the effectiveness of the entire product because it enhances overall nitric oxide bioavailability (uptake and utilization). Moreover, PCL helps produce cellular energy (adenosine triphosphate), which is beneficial for exercise performance.[11]

Designed to Stack With…

Here are some supplements Plasm Caps can stack with:

  • Specimen V2 (worldwide or yo-yo)
  • Plasm Surge V2
  • Xeno Amino
  • Flight
  • Serenity

Glaxon Season Two Continues

Around September 2020, Glaxon commenced “season two” by releasing new products and flavors and updating versions of every product in their inventory. Some say it’s a rebrand, but Glaxon calls it a restoration.

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Here’s a brief overview of what Glaxon has launched during season two:

Some of the supplements listed here are new, such as 100% Premium Daily Multi, Dr. Creatine, and Astrolyte. But everything else is an improved version of products from season one.

Glaxon may have updated most of their products, there are still several more do-overs to go. So subscribe below to stay up to date with everything Glaxon has planned for 2021! If you want to try any of Glaxon’s supplements, use code PricePlow for 15% off.

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About the Author: Mike Roberto

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  3. Asahi Group Foods. Accessed Jan. 2021. “AmealPeptide.” https://www.amealpeptide.com/
  4. Fekete A. et al. Jan. 2015. “Casein-Derived Lactotripeptides Reduce Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure in a Meta-Analysis of Randomised Clinical Trials.” Nutrients vol. 7,1;659-81. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4303860/
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  7. Natreon Inc. Accessed Jan. 2021. “Capros: Cardiovascular Support.” https://natreoninc.com/capros-cardiovascular-support/
  8. Khanna, S. et al. Apr. 2015. “Supplementation of a Standardized Extract from Phyllanthus emblica Improves Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Platelet Aggregation in Overweight/Class-1 Obese Adults.” Journal of Medicinal Food vol. 18,4; 415-20. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4390209/
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  10. Li, Y. et al. Apr. 2015. “Pine Bark Extracts: Nutraceutical, Pharmacological, and Toxicological Evaluation.” The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics vol. 353,1; 9–16. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25597308/
  11. Mingorance, C. et al. May 2011. “Pharmacological Effects and Clinical Applications of Propionyl-L-Carnitine.” Nutrition Reviews vol.69, 5; 279–90. https://academic.oup.com/nutritionreviews/article/69/5/279/1935071

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