VPX Sports supplements NO-Shotgun® MHF-1 is the first muscle building supplement of its kind to use a superior synergistic blend of effective compounds combined with a cutting-edge pharmaceutical delivery system that yields mind blowing, skin bursting effects, while additionally enhancing recovery and protein synthesis. Compounds such as Arginine (AEX™), Glutamine (GEX™), Beta-Alanine (BAEX™) and Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAEX™) that are each combined to insure maximum absorption and uptake! This highly advanced EX™ technology shuttles these NO-Shotgun® compounds across the muscle cell membrane where they can cause explosive muscle growth! VPX highly recommends stacking pre-workout NO-Shotgun® with post-workout NO-Synthesize®.*
University Research Proven to Alter Muscle at the Genetic Level. NO-SHOTGUN MHF-1™ Activates Satellite Cell Proliferation to Promote Muscle Hyperplasia - The Birth of New Muscle*. NO-SHOTGUN MHF-1™ generated the most ground breaking University research in the history of Muscle Science.
If you're truly hardcore and serious about adding slabs of thick, dense, striated muscle, you've probably tried every supplement imaginable. If you're also like most, you've been burned when it came to the current crop of Nitric Oxide products on the market. Either they were proven scams in university studies like A-AKG-NO2 or they didn't even include the ingredients that were listed on the label –evidenced recently by two of the leading brands in our industry getting busted with bogus ingredients! If you're searching for skin-tearing pumps and mind blowing workouts, it's time to step your game up with the NO Shotgun/ NO SyntheSize stack. This stack contains super potent ingredients that other companies couldn't use because of their lack of scientific sophistication. NO Shotgun and NO SyntheSize are the absolute best pre-and-post workout supplements to ever be invented in VPX's state of the art laboratories. Here are just a few revolutionary anabolic-boosting and cell-swelling ingredients that you’ll find in the next evolution of pre-and-post workout products – NO Shotgun and NO SyntheSize:
Creatinol-O-Phosphate has been shown to have a positive effect on anaerobic glycolysis. By increasing anaerobic glycolysis during your workout, you'll have the nuts to crank-out more sets and force out more muscle-blasting reps, bringing you closer to that freaky muscularity you're after! Further COP™ is highly resistant to conversion to creatinine and is far more effective than creatine alkalyn in this regard. NO Shotgun and NO SyntheSize is the only pre-and-post work-out stack that contains Creatinol-O-Phosphate. NO Shotgun and NO SyntheSize have the anabolic agents to both crank up intensity and send your muscles through hell and back to become bigger, faster and stronger!*
Di Sodium Creatine PhosphateTetrahydrate
This is the other kick ass creatine compound stacked with COP™ and is another muscle maximizing compound of this potent “Double Barrell Stack! If you are serious about muscle-growth, you need to make sure you “bring it” every time you hit the gym. Every ball-busting rep of every set has to equal muscle growth and the only way to make sure you’re always kicking gluteus in the gym is to rely on the full spectrum of anabolic ingredients in NO Shotgun and NO SyntheSize. The ingredients found in NO Shotgun and NO SyntheSize will help make sure you’re crushing the weights during every session! And growing before, during and after your workouts!*
Bis Picolinato Oxo Vanadium is an extremely potent insulin-mimicking agent. Every bodybuilder knows that insulin is the most anabolic muscle-building hormone and for any product to even be considered a hardcore muscle-builder it has to include ingredients that increase insulin sensitivity. By forcing glycogen and other nutrients into your muscles, insulin makes sure that you remain in an anabolic state. NO Shotgun and NO SyntheSize were developed to promote massive increases in insulin without the use of fat-inducing, high glycemic carbs! Look at the labels of the competition and compare. If they're loaded with sugar – they're crap! Sugar's for candy, not for hardcore muscle-mass!
Beta-Alanine is a hyper-performance ingredient that delays muscular fatigue, making sure you to squeeze in every single rep of every mass-infusing set ensuring that the very last fibers found deep within your muscles have been attacked in your workout and are primed for maximum growth. Add-in its ability to radically increase whole-body creatine retention and there is no wonder why this ingredient is found in this ultimate muscle-building, pre-and-post work-out Nitric Oxide stack!*
Casein Protein Hydrolysates are absorbed rapidly into the body – quickly beginning the growth cycle post workout. After pounding your muscles set-after-set, it's the post-workout recovery that is going to give you the insane muscle-growth you're after. PeptoPro helps stimulate the insulin receptors forcing glycogen and the nutrients needed into the muscle for repair and growth. NO Shotgun and NO SyntheSize have been specifically engineered to maximize insulin sensitivity – harnessing the power of this anabolic hormone, all without the need of high glycemic carbs!*
Gamma-Butyrobetaine is absorbed well within the body while being transformed into L-carnitine. This is extremely valuable to the bodybuilder that is looking to keep within that anabolic, muscle-building zone because L-carnitine has been shown to elevate androgen receptor levels. Not only is this nitric-oxide stack going to help you get insane skin stretching pumps in the gym, it’ll help make sure you stay anabolic both before and after your workout.*
If you're searching for skin-tearing pumps and mind blowing workouts, it's time to step your game up with the NO Shotgun/ NO SyntheSize stack.
This stack contains super potent ingredients that other companies couldn't use because of their lack of scientific sophistication. NO Shotgun and NO SyntheSize are the absolute best pre-and-post workout supplements to ever be invented in VPX's state of the art laboratories. Here are just a few revolutionary anabolic-boosting and cell-swelling ingredients that you'll find in the next evolution of pre-and-post workout products - NO Shotgun and NO SyntheSize:
While these ingredients are only a fraction of the best vascular-inducing, muscle-building ingredients found in NO Shotgun and NO SyntheSize, once you experience the insane episodes of physical intensity, sets that seem like they can go on forever, and muscular pumps that are so powerful you'll think your skin was ready to peel away, you're going to wonder how you ever trained without this stack before.*
Are there any university studies on VPX products? Where do I get info on studies on the VPX product line?
Yes!!! You can also search our ingredients and supportive science by logging on to www.pubmed.com which is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Also, VPX has funded several clinical trials which will soon be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. In fact, by the time this is published, VPX will have funded over a dozen clinical trials. There is data to show that MELTDOWN® dramatically increases metabolic rate and promotes fat burning and thermogenesis better than the ephedrine and caffeine stack. REDLINE® Xtreme has been shown in a university study to speed up one’s reaction time and enhance feelings of energy. Future studies are being conducted on NO-Shotgun® and REDLINE® Princess to name a few. See the Meltdown and Redline Xtreme ads in this magazine for in depth details.
What is the difference between a protein hydrolysate, isolate, and concentrate?
Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) contains 87% to 95% protein and almost no fat and lactose. While Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) is 34% -80% protein. The risk with purchasing a product labeled 100% Whey Protein Concentrate is that it could be only 34% protein content and still legitimately read 100% WPC on the label. WPI is obviously more expensive. So what is a hydrolystate? Protein can be hydrolyzed, producing small chains of amino acids called peptides. Several studies have shown that protein hydrolysates containing mostly di- and tripeptides are absorbed more rapidly than free form amino acids and much more rapidly than intact proteins. In addition, there is recent evidence that protein hydrolysate ingestion has the stronger insulinotropic effect versus the isolate form. Insulin is super powerful for building lean muscle. It is best to use a multi-species protein like ZERO IMPACT Protein which contains and has the benefits and of many whole fast acting proteins including 95% WPI and 80% WPC plus other slower acting proteins. Then drink N.O Shotgun and N.O. Synthesize pre- and post-workout to get massive amounts of whey and casein hydrolysates into you system to jack up insulin and rapidly build muscle.* (Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (2004) 3, 60-63)
Does the N.O. Shotgun provide enough creatine?
Is Timea Majorova hotter than Hillary Clinton? Work with me bro – we are talking about VPX here. Not only does N.O. Shotgun provide far more than enough creatine, it continas a matrix of the most cutting edge creatines in the world. For example, COP® is resistant to degradation into a toxic substance called creatinine. The patent application VPX filed with our proprietary anti-oxidative system for BANG!® proves that this creatine compound is almost 10 times more effective than regular creatine monohydrate. Another powerhouse compound contained in both Shotgun and Synthesize is DiNa-Creatine Phosphate Tetrahydrate. The Di-Na attachment on the molecule transports this special creatine into the muscle cell by a metabolic process called diffusion. Diffusion allows creatine and other potent Synthesize and Shotgun compounds to move from an area of greater concentration outside of the muscle cell to an area of less concentration inside of the muscle cell. Put more simply diffusion accounts for the fact that an open bottle of perfume can be smelled quickly across the room. This is just the tip of a very large iceberg of why Shotgun and Synthesize are the “World’s Most Hardcore Bodybuilding Matrix. In the future you can question Hillary but don’t dare question VPX science!*
Should I take NO Shotgun on my off training days?
Personally, I like to reduce my stimulant intake on non-training days and give the body a break to revive and refresh. Therefore, it is best to consume stimulant-free N.O. Synthesize rather that N.O. Shotgun on your non-training days. This strategy will maintain spiked blood levels of insulinogenic compounds and amino acid peptides and to keep muscle carnosine, beta-alanine, COP® etc. at peak levels. This will repair and recuperate damaged muscle fibers and make you lift more weight for more reps and force the muscle to respond to this new stress with lean muscle growth.*
If N.O. Synthesize is used as a post workout supplement, do you need to include a source of carbohydrates as well?
If your goal is maximal gains in muscle mass without gains in body fat, then it is not necessary to include carbohydrates as long as you are using a sophisticated carbohydrate-free supplement like Synthesize and/or Shotgun that contains power insulin mimicking and insulin sensitizing compounds. This is the same nutrition concept that now dominates modern pro bodybuilding. If your goal is overall mass and performance, then consuming carbohydrate with N.O. Synthesize may be warranted. High molecular weight carbohydrates like potato starch or plain while potatoes work best post workout. Think twice about wasting your money on waxy maize supplements – they are decent but potato starch works better and is cheaper.*
If I do cardio prior to resistance training, should I wait to take my NO Shotgun until after the treadmill?
The effects of NO-Shotgun will last throughout your workout no matter how long it may be. With this in mind, consume one serving of NO-Shotgun 20-30 minutes prior to your cardio session and it will increase your endurance and dramatically enhance your weight training session and pump.*
NO Shotgun gives me awesome pumps and vascularity. Can I use it leading up to a show or should I discontinue use? If so, when?
NO-Shotgun is proving to be an excellent pre-contest supplement that will aid in the loading phase of your prep. The nitric oxide and carbohydrate found in Shotgun will bring out the vascularity and “thin-skin” look that bodybuilders are striving for when stepping on stage. If you like the awesome pumps and vascularity of NO-Shotgun, you’ll love it even more for a competition!*
Does NO Shotgun offer enough BCAAs and Creatine in a serving or do I need to take additional supplements throughout the day?
Yes, NO-Shotgun does contain massive amounts of BCAAs and specialized Creatines. BCAA’s and Creatine are only a small part of what makes NO-Shotgun so potent. Therefore, please read the Shotgun article in this publication to stay up to date on the latest compounds and research.
Flavor: Grape Bubblegum
With all this sh*t going on right now with DMAA going off the market and companies scrambling to reformulate their products people need to look at the SOLID performance products that have been around since before the DMAA days and are still the BEST products for ENERGY and PUMP. Shotgun has been a staple of mine since it was released. I have tried many many others and I always end up back at Shotgun. Solid on taste, long lasting energy, pumps and no crash. One of the true original pre workouts and STILL the best out there in my opinion. HIGHLY recommend it
Ohhh Shotgun... One of my first workout supplements and I always got huge pumps during workouts and would take pictures after when I looked huge haha...
But in all seriousness, recommended for the first time supplement user. We all know stronger ones exist. Doesn't mix that well and tasted awful from what I remember. I might buy it again, but I doubt it.
Jason C says:
Like most peeps who've used N.O Shotgun. I've also tried other pre-workout powders & pills & always found myself going back to THE REAL DEAL!! N.O. SG is hands down the best pre-wo supplement on the market. No shakes, no stim whatsoever..Just a dose of legal, added intensity that will give you the ability to workout longer and up your weight more often. Don't waste your $ on anything else!!!
One of the first pre-workouts on the market and still better than all of them. Concentrated dose pre workouts are nothing but garbage stims that get you wired, Shotgun is the real deal. I switched away from Shotgun but soon headed back after realizing that nothing else comes close. Use porducts with a proven track record, not marketing hype
No shotgun is great for focus and energy, my workouts are always very productive when using it. On arms day and back day my muscles feel like they're going to explode! I have used other pre workouts and keep coming back to shotgun because it gets the job done without an sides or crashing. I recommend watermelon flavor.
Flavor: Grape Bubblegum
I love No-Shotgun. I have been using it since it was created years ago. Time and time I have tried new pre workout products when they were the craze. Concentrated dose, stim based, pills, NO, stim free...I have tried them all. No-Shotgun is the PERFECT balance of energy, focus and pumps. When I use NS I know I am going to get a good workout, and not crash in a heap afterwards. Flavor wise, Grape bubblegum is the best hands down. It's no kool aid, but it's good enough to easily knock down. I also have had good results using shotgun with no-synthesize post workout but I had to drop that due to lack of $$. But no-shotgun is definitely a staple. Recommended!
Flavor: Lime Splash
very good product for the price. i did however get used to it at the end of the bottle but was still very good. it gave me alot of energy and gave me good vascularity
|Amount Per Serving||Amt||%DV|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl)||100mcg||5%|
|Folate (Folic Acid)||40mcg||10%|
|Protein Hydrolysate Matrix Yielding 22% Glutamine Peptide, 21% BCAA Peptide, & 41% EAA's||3.5g|
|Casein Protein Hydrolysate, Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Hydrolysate|
|Proprietary Branched Chain Ethyl Ester Amino Acid Matrix||6.16g||†|
|L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Leucine Ethyl Ester HCl, L-Alanyl L-Glutamine, L-2-Aminopentanoic Acid (L-Nor-Valine), L-Valine Ethyl Ester HCl, L-Isoleucine Ethyl Ester HCl, L-Arginine Ethyl Ester DiHCl, L-Arginine, L-Valine|
|Proprietary Muscle Volumizing, NO2, Insulinotrophic and Glutamine Matrix||4.88g||†|
|Creatine Gluconate, Creatine Taurinate, Creatine Monohydrate, L-Citrulline Malate, Bis Picolinato Oxo Vanadium (BPOV), Di-L-Arginine-L-Malate, MTB Pump (Magnesium Tanshinoate B), Di-Na Creatine Phosphate Tetrahydrate, Gamma-Butyrobetaine HCl, Gamma-Butyrobetaine Ethyl Ester Chloride, COP® (Creatinol-O-Phosphate)|
|Power, Speed, Strength and Endurance Matrix||3.17g||†|
|Beta Alanine, Creatine Magnesium Chelate, Monosodium Phosphate Anhydrous, Trisodium Phosphate Dodecahydrate, L-Histidine, KIC (Ketoisocaproic Acid Calcium), Guanidinopropionic Acid (GPA), Beta Alanine Ethyl Ester HCL|
|Redline® Energy & Meltdown® Fat Burning Technology||376mg||†|
|Caffeine Anhydrous, Beta Phenylethylamine HCL, Barley (Hordeum vulgare) (bud) [std. to hordenine HCl], R-Beta-Methylphenylethylamine HCl, L-Tyrosine|
* % Daily Value is based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value (DV) not established.
Do not use NO-Shotgun® with Redline® or Meltdown® or any other products containing caffeine or other stimulants. Mix one scoop of NO-Shotgun® with 8-10 ounces of water or your favorite beverage. Drink NO-Shotgun® prior to any athletic event or resistance training. For enhanced results also consume NO-Synthesize® during and after training. Unlike other supplement which may require several scoops, NO-Shotgun is extremely powerful and requires only one scoop.
Do not use this product if you are pregnant or nursing or have a medical condition. Not recommended for use by individuals under 18 years of age. This product contains caffeine and should not be used with any other caffeine and/or stimulant containing products. Too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and, occasionally, rapid heartbeat. One serving of NO Shotgun provides caffeine equivalent to less than two cups of coffee. This product is intended for use by healthy individuals only. Keep out of reach of children.
Muscle energetic compounds within Shotgun® may cause a tingling sensation in lips and skin. Contains no Niacin. Drink an additional one half (1/2) ounce of water for each pound of body weight.