Primeval Labs Intracell 7 Black Re-Ups Workout Performance

One of the hottest brands on the market right now, Primeval Labs, has been on a complete and total tear. With products like EAA Max and EAA Sleep helping bring essential amino acids to the mainstream, to Mega Pre Black becoming a top-rated comprehensive preworkout oscoopption without exotic stims, Primeval has been going strong, and it appears they don’t plan to stop.

Primeval Labs Intracell 7 Black

Elite training fuel with four trademarked carb sources, full-spectrum EAAs, endurance, and pump agents. Now this is a sports drink!

After starting that “Black” series with Mega Pre Black above, they are now back with Intracell 7 Black, the upgraded form of their carb-based intra-workout, Intracell 7. This has long been an underrated supplement at PricePlow Nation, since we’re not always high-carb but we are into using them as performance enhancers, and that’s just what this one was meant to do.

Intracell 7 Black vs. Intracell 7

Intracell 7 Black is the new carb-based EAA supplement from Primeval Labs, and this means that the past version of Intracell 7 will be discontinued, so if you’re a huge fan, jump over to that page and scoop them up before they’re forever gone.

Some key differences in this upgrade:

  • Transparent amino acid dosages
  • New, low GI carb source
  • VasoDrive-AP at 254mg

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Intracell 7 Black Ingredients

Primeval Labs Intracell 7 Black Ingredients

This here is the definition of “performance enhancement”!

Note: Doses listed below are based on one full serving (i.e. two scoops). Intracell 7 Black is a 40/20 serving product meaning that a full serving is technically two scoops.

  • Essential Amino Acids (5,820mg)

    We were seriously happy to see Intracell 7 move to all 9 essential amino acids when they upgraded from the very original formula. But now, we even have an increased dose, as well as fully disclosed dosages of amino acids.

    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] We wrote about how EAA’s are taking over BCAA’s in the industry, a great read you can check out here.

    We’re getting 5g of BCAA’s in our standard 2:1:1 ratio, which is a gram more than the previous version, but we are also getting 820mg combined of the other 6 essential amino acids, consisting of Lysine, Threonine, Phenylalanine, Tryptophan, Histidine, and Methionine.

    Remember, leucine is still and always will be the anabolic trigger that drives mTOR signaling, and rightfully so, it’s the amino with the largest dose.

  • Electrolyte Blend (1,438mg)

    Intracell 7 Black

    Reserved for your best performance yet!

    A blend leading off with coconut water concentrate, we have a very nice dose of electrolytes to help with muscle contractions, and keeping yourself properly hydrated. From this blend we’re yielding 66mg of calcium, which aids in muscle contractions, 56mg of magnesium, 11mg of sodium, and 60mg of potassium. That’s 7%, 14%, <1%, and 2% of US RDA respectively, which leaves sodium in your hands to add more if you’d like (this often depends on your diet).

    These will help keep your body in balance and hydrated while you’re sweating during your workout, so the water you take in doesn’t upset the body’s natural electrolyte balance.

  • Carbohydrate Blend (20,000mg)

    The keystone of this new formula, This blend is wrapped up with undisclosed dosages of Carb10, Palatinose, Organic Oat Bran, Organic Amaranth, Organic Quinoa, Organic Buckwheat, Organic Millet, ModCarb, and Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin. Since we don’t know the dosages, and this is quite the list of carb sources, we’ll give you a breakdown of the first two. Overall, this new version is still getting 20g of carbs, just from a variety of sources.

    • Carb 10

      Carb10 Research

      Comparison of Carb10 and Maltodextrin for insulin response, blood glucose, stomach volume and glycemic index.

      Leading with Carb10, a product sold by Compound Solutions. Carb10 is a very unique carbohydrate that comes from pea starch. What’s fascinating about it is that it’s simultaneously fast-absorbing but low-glycemic! Mike’s recent reviews show this to indeed be the case, too!

      This gives you the benefit of replenishing glycogen stores, but without having a massive spike in insulin, theorized to cause fat storage if done for a prolonged amount of time while muscle and liver glycogen stores are already full.

      Thankfully, you use Intracell 7 while training like a beast, so this will keep you going as you deplete the muscle glycogen, and we are far less concerned about these carbs ever ending up in fat storage mode – just as planned.

      Compound Solutions has marketed Carb10 as “providing 82% lower insulin response and 27% lower blood-sugar response. With an osmolality of just 30 mOsm, it’s the choice for weight gainers seeking healthier sports nutrition,” as per their sales flyer.

    • Palatinose

      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.[4] 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.[5] On top of that, palatinose has also been shown to prevent post-exercise hypoglycemia, a condition that can occur when your blood sugar stores are depleted too quickly following intense training.[6]

    • MODCARB and Cluster Dextrin

      HBCD Cyclic Cluster Dextrin Benefits

      The Borg Scale shows the rate of perceived exertion, meaning Cluster Dextrin makes it feel like you’re working less hard than maltodextrin!

      ModCarb and Cluster Dextrin bring up the rear. MODCARB is interesting because it’s also a low-GI carbohydrate source, coming from plant-based sources like oat bran, amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, millet, and chia — very interesting ingredient! But MODCARB and Cluster Dextrin are at the back-end of the prop blend so we’re thinking that Carb10 and Palatinose are doing most of the heavy lifting, which is fine by us.

  • Performance Blend

    This is where Intracell 7 Black further separates itself from the competition: by providing us with ingredients commonly seen in pre workout supplements for hydration-based pumps… but adds them to an intra-workout product. These ingredients, combined with the carbs they provide, make Intracell 7 Black the best choice for those working out for long or intense (or both!) sessions.

    • Taurine (2,000mg)

      A very useful amino acid, Taurine has several functions in the body, yielding benefits to the muscles, brain, and heart. Taurine also functions as an osmolyte, facilitating the movement of water between cells. This helps with cellular hydration, as well as increased endurance.[7] Read all about taurine’s awesome endurance effects, where it has been shown to effect.

      Again, make sure to stay extremely hydrated with this ingredient, especially when paired with GlycerPump, the next ingredient in our performance blend.

    • GlycerPump (1000mg)

      Primeval Labs Intracell 7 New Formula

      It’s time to train!

      Up next we have the newest form of glycerol on the market, GlycerPump. The concept of pre workout glycerol is certainly not new, but it has unfortunately been held back by two massive drawbacks: low yield and clumping. Pinnacle Ingredients introduced GlycerPump as an answer to both those problems. By using a special spray drying technique, this glycerol is saved from the clumping issues plaguing old glycerol product. In addition, it allows a substantially higher yield, 65%. That is over double what the typical glycerol monostearate yield was in years past.

      The reason glycerol is such a great ingredient, especially with this new form, is that it is a highly hydrophilic molecule that makes its way to our plasma and muscle tissue. This causes water to be drawn up into the muscle, resulting in what we call a “water pump,” which makes our muscles noticeably fuller than usual.[8] Dosing this during your workout will make sure that your muscles are full of water, but be sure to be keeping up on your hydration when using this, especially when paired with taurine.

    • VasoDrive AP (254mg)

      One of the newest, and rather underutilized, pump ingredients on the market is VasoDrive-AP. Sold and distributed by Maypro Industries,[9] VasoDrive-AP is a research-backed, proprietary ingredient derived from casein produced through a patented fermentation and enzymatic process. This unique process yields two tripeptides, Valyl-Prolyl-Proline (VPP) and Isoleucyl-Prolyl-Proline (IPP), which have the remarkable effect of inhibiting angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE).

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      Originally, this was seen in Primeval Labs Mega Pre, their non-stim, clinically dosed pre workout, but is a nice addition to Intracell 7 Black, replacing the 1g of agmatine sulfate in the regular version.

      What’s this ACE mechanism we want to inhibit?

      ACE causes vasoconstriction, which reduces blood flow, decreases nutrient and oxygen delivery, and ultimately decreases your performance, the exact opposite of what you want while training! VasoDrive-AP stops ACE dead in its tracks, promoting greater vasodilation, blood flow, and PUMPS! It can even help lower blood pressure as well![10,11,12,13]

      As with taurine and GlycerPump, dosing this during your workout will help you keep your nasty pumps much, much longer than usual, something especially valuable for lifters who tend to workout for longer bouts of time than usual.

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    The original Intracell 7 was a revolutionary product in its time, and then Primeval went ahead and improved that for the new addition, bringing pump ingredients, carbs, and EAA’s. Now, they have went and done it again, upgrading their formula for the latest iteration in their Black series. Primeval has been consistently putting out solid products, making them one of our favorite companies out there.

    And given that this has carbohydrates, and Primeval has some of the best flavors ever (their Rainbow Sherbet flavor system is basically unbeatable for sweet-toothers), we have to assume these flavors are going to be unreal. But that comes secondary to the performance you should get from the carbs, aminos, hydration, and pump agents inside!

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    About the Author: Mike Roberto

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