DILATE is a pre-workout supplement made by ANS Performance.
It’s designed to improve your workouts by increasing pumps and endurance.
Advanced Nutraceutical Sciences Inc. was founded in Canada, in the year 2010.
Glycerol is a compound called a sugar-alcohol.
It acts a plasma-expander, which means it increases the total volume of blood in the body (1).
Citrulline is an amino acid which increases nitric oxide levels.
Nitric oxide helps to dilate the blood vessels, improving blood flow, endurance, and pumps (2).
The optimal dose is around 6-8g.
Agmatine is another compound that raises nitric oxide levels (3).
Other benefits of agmatine are also being explored, including stress reduction and mood improvement.
Amentoflavone is a less-studied compound which has a variety of properties.
Its main effect is vasorelaxation, making it yet another ingredient that temporarily increases blood vessel size (4).
Citrus sinensis is the scientific name for the orange family.
Different types of orange peel all contain a bunch of compounds called flavonoids. Some of these are potent nitric oxide boosters, which once again promote vasodilation (5).
Pomegranate extract has been shown to be yet another ingredient that enhances vasodilation and blood flow via nitric oxide production (6).
This is likely due to its high nitrate content.
Who Takes It?
Athletes wanting to improve their pumps and endurance will benefit from using DILATE.
How to Take
Mix 1 scoop (5.8g) with 300-500mL water, and consume 15-30 minutes before your workout.
Vasodilating agents could cause a temporary drop in blood pressure.
- Improves pumps via 2 main effects
- Provides no benefits outside of pump and endurance improvement.
DILATE is pre-workout which does exactly what its name suggests – dilate blood vessels.
This is done through a whole range of vasodilating ingredients, which work synergistically to improve both pumps and endurance.
The formula also contains glycerol, which increases blood volume and further adds to this pump effect.
Aside from pumps and endurance, there’s not much that DILATE will do for you. It is, however, stimulant-free, making it an easy supplement to combine with a second pre-workout for more well-rounded effects.