Primeval Labs Intracell 7 Now with EAAs!

Primeval Labs was one of the biggest movers in the supplement industry during 2017, as recapped here.

Primeval’s Monster 2017 Continues in 2018… with More EAAs

Let’s count the ways.

Primeval Labs Intracell 7

Primeval Labs has completely overhauled their best-selling intra workout Intracell 7 to now include all the essential amino acids (EAAs).

They helped bring EAAs back to the forefront with the releases of EAA Max, EAA Max Energy, and EAA Sleep, and of course dropped the monster stimulant-free pre workout, Mega Pre. They even launched a crazy good pre workout named Ape Sh*t in a sub-brand, Untamed Labs… as if Primeval’s line wasn’t enough as it was!!

Put simply, Primeval Labs is a brand on a mission, and they’re sizing up for a tremendous 2018.

Now what to do with Intracell 7? Add… EAAs!

But now that we’re moving towards full-spectrum EAAs in our favorite amino acid supplements, what about our old-time favorite carb based training solution, Jerry Ward’s BIOS3 Intracell 7?!

Leading off the new year for the brand is a reformulation to its best-selling, Intracell 7 has been given a complete overhaul. The formula will now include all of the EAAs and a few different hydration and carbohydrate sources to power your performance while training.

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Intracell 7 Ingredients

As mentioned up top, Intracell 7 has been seriously upgraded. The new version now includes ALL of the EAAs, two forms of intra workout carbs, agmatine, and the new glycerol ingredient GlycerPump.

Note: Doses listed below are based on one full serving (i.e. two scoops). Intracell is a 40/20 serving product meaning that a full serving is technically two scoops.

  • EAA Blend (4.82g)

    Primeval Labs Intracell 7

    Intracell 7 now boasts a full spectrum of EAAs in addition to Glycerpump and two forms of intra workout carbohydrates.

    One of the biggest changes to Intracell 7’s robust formula is the addition of all the essential amino acids (EAAs) rather than just the three BCAAs that it previously contained. We don’t know the exact amounts of each amino acid, but we do know that all nine EAAs including: Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine, Lysine, Threonine, Phenylalanine, Tryptophan, Histidine, and Methionine are present.

    EAAs are the foundational “building blocks” your body needs to repair, rebuild, and grow muscle in the body. The three BCAAs are all well and good, but your body needs all nine to effectively construct proteins.[1,2,3]

    If you’re looking for even more EAAs in your intra workout supplement, you can also toss in a scoop of EAA Max.

    Comparing against the old BIOS3 Intracell 7

    Looking at the older version’s formula, you were getting just 4g BCAAs (2g leucine, 1g isoleucine, 1g valine). So there are probably two ways this is going:

    1. You’re still getting 4g BCAA, but they’ve added 820mg EAA, not a massive amount but it’s better than none. This is the likely case since EAA Max has the same amount of EAA.
    2. They’ve lowered the BCAA and upped the EAA. We don’t see this happening but it’s possible.

    Of course, with a proprietary blend, it’s also possible that the formula can be twewaked from batch to batch, which is legal so long as the order remains correct.

    It’s always disappointing when brands go backwards and turn an open formula into a proprietary one, but at the end of the day, more aminos is more!

  • Cluster Dextrin (10g)

    Intracell 7 EAA Stephanie Sanzo

    If super-mom Stephanie Sanzo though BIOS3 Intracell 7 was great before… and EAA Max is great now… wait til she tries this!!

    Also known as Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin (HBCD), Cluster Dextrin is a supreme intra workout carbohydrate for athletes. It boasts lightning-quick digestion due to its high molecular weight and low osmolality. Basically, it zips through your GI system without any heavy feeling or GI upset, thereby providing your muscles with easily usable energy at the drop of a hat. Plus, supplementing with HBCD over other intra workout carbs has been shown to attenuate the stress response following exercise and reduce urinary cytokines, indicating less inflammation.[4]

    Comparing against the previous BIOS3 version, this carb’s dosage has been cut in half, due to the next rock star carb:

  • Palatinose (10g)

    Primeval Labs Intracell 7 EAA Max

    Get even more essential aminos to your muscles while training when adding a scoop of Primeval Labs EAA Max to Intracell 7.

    We’re excited about this one because it’s a carb that’s arguably just as good as HBCD, but far less expensive, and nobody ever uses it!

    Palatinose, also known as isomaltulose, is a low glycemic form of sucrose derived from beet sugar that’s roughly 50% as sweet as regular sucrose.[5] The advantage to palatinose, as opposed to other high glycemic intra workout carbs, creates a smaller plasma insulin, leading to higher fat oxidation in the body during exercise as well as sparing of glycogen.[6] On top of that, palatinose also prevents post-exercise hypoglycemia, a condition that can occur when your blood sugar stores are depleted following intense training.[7]

    This is a completely underrated carbohydrate, and draws many of the same effects as HBCD at a fraction of the price – which means we might get to see more BOGO deals on Intracell 7 this time around!

    So overall, Intracell 7 is still getting 20g carbs, but now from two of the best forms.

  • Taurine (2g)

    Jerry Ward BIOS3

    Jerry Ward’s baby (BIOS3 IntraCell 7) is growing up, now with EAAs!

    One of the carryovers dosed the same as the original incarnation of Intracell 7 is the amino acid Taurine. Found prevalently in the brain, heart, and skeletal muscles, taurine enhances cellular hydration due to its role as a osmolytic compound — it helps your muscle cells absorb extra water.[8]

    Additionally, taurine also supports focus and delays mental fatigue, which is a common side effect of long, grueling workouts.[9]

    While taurine was the same, the next two ingredients are newcomers:

  • Agmatine Sulfate (1g)

    A PricePlow favorite and highly underrated pump ingredient, Agmatine is a dual pump booster and neuromodulator in the body. It stunts arginase activity[10], allowing for inhibiting nitric oxide product, and it also reduces perceived pain allowing you to train harder for longer periods of time before succumbing to fatigue.[11]

  • GlycerPump (1g)

    Primeval Labs Intracell 7 Mega Pre

    For the ultimate pre workout / intra workout combo stack Mega Pre + Intracell 7 for superior hydration, pumps, performance, and endurance while training.

    Also featured in Primeval’s powerhouse pre workout Mega Pre, GlycerPump is the new “king” of glycerols. This replaces the glycerol monostearate that was used in the OG version of Intracell 7.

    GlycerPump is a high-yield form of glycerol that encourages your muscles to soak up extra water, improving hydration and endurance. It offers superior mixability as well as no clumping in the tub! GlycerPump is also easier to flavor according to the brands that have used it in their products.

Comparing against the older version, the 1g agmatine has replaced 1.5g nitrosigine, and 1g GlycerPump has replaced 2g glycerol monostearate. These are both replacements we support, especially since there will be better deals given the removal of expensive ingredients. Nitrosigine is popular with many, but we’re dogs for agmatine. Meanwhile, this new GlycerPump has done us very well so far in Mega Pre, so we’re happy to keep it coming here over that chalky old glycerol monostearate.

Flavors Available

If you’ve had any supplement from Primeval Labs, especially their EAA ones, you know how exceptional they taste. For the re-release of Intracell 7, the brand has created four different flavors for fans to choose from:

Primeval Labs Intracell 7 Table

The new Intracell 7 is here, are you ready to up your intra workout game?

  • Pineapple Mango
  • Smashberry
  • Watermelon

Takeaway

Intracell 7 was one of our favorite carb-fueled intra workouts before the reformulation, and it just got that much better. For hard-training athletes who go on and on in the gym, the fast-digesting carbs provide the energy your mind and muscles need to keep churning all workout long. The upgrades to all nine EAAs plus agmatine and GlycerPump make this a must-try for any athlete looking to up their intra workout game.

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