What is VASO6?
VASO6 is a PATENTED, gallate-enhanced oligomer consisting of dimers, trimers, tetramers and pentamers derived from the extracts of grape seed or green tea. Now, that sounds pretty complicated right off the bat, so let’s break down what all that means.
A monomer is any molecule that can bond to other identical molecules to create long chains of monomers called polymers.
An oligomer is a special “subcategory of polymers” consisting of just a “few” monomers. The difference between a “polymer” and “oligomer” is that polymers can include an infinite amount of monomers, while oligomers generally only contain between two to four monomers.
Some other terminology to help you get a grasp on VASO6:
•Dimeter = two monomers
•Trimeter = three monomers
•Tetrameter = four monomers
Now, green tea contains proanthocyanidins, which are oligomeric compounds formed from catechin and epicatechin molecules. With the addition of gallic acid (galloylation), the biological activity of these oligomeric compounds increases significantly, meaning they’re more powerful than non galloylated versions of proanthocyanidins. This is also the main reason why VASO6 isn’t just another type of green tea extract you’ll see in fat burners and pre workouts.
Basically, VASO6 is a “turbocharged” form of green tea (or grape seed extract) containing contains only the most bioactive oligomeric compounds, making it more powerful and potent than standard green tea extracts for pumps.
What Does VASO6 Do?
VASO6 converts to 50% nitric oxide which essentially means lots and lots of pumps. FYI, L-Citrulline, another potent nitric oxide booster, only converts to 5% nitric oxide.
Research has shown that the highly bioactive compounds present in VASO6 induce endothelium-dependent relaxation (EDR) in vitro via the release of nitric oxide. This then leads to an increase in cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) levels in smooth muscle cells, which ultimately increases vasodilation and blood flow while simultaneously reducing blood pressure, a very good thing.
What Does VASO6 Mean?
Remember how we mentioned that VASO6 contains only the most bioactive oligomeric compounds in green tea and grape seed?
Well, during the isolation and characterization of the grape seed extract researchers identified and separated those compounds into seven fractions (A–G). They then noted that only fractions (D–G) stimulated vasorelaxation, so they next further separated fractions D-G into 25 individual compound peaks via the use of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).
From this second separation, 16 compound peaks were noted to exhibit vasorelaxation activity. As part of the analysis of these 16 peaks, proanthocyanidin content was documented, and the peak that exhibited the highest vasorelaxation activity was Peak G6, a trimeric procyanidin gallate.
Hence, VASO6 stands for vasorelaxant peak G6.
Sounds pretty complicated, but when you work through it, it makes sense!
Benefits of VASO6
Aside from generating massive pumps, VASO6 also:
•Increases nitric oxide
•Reduces blood pressure
•Improves arterial flexibility
•Increases blood flow to the brain and muscles, yielding:
•Greater oxygen and nutrient delivery to working muscles
•Better stamina and endurance
•Improved clearance of metabolic waste products generated during exercise
•Reduced mental fatigue
•Enhanced regulation of core temperature
•More efficient blood flow for better ATP production and muscle recovery
To get the massive pumps and improved blood flow of VASO6, research indicates the “ideal dose” is 300mg.
VASO6 is stimulant free and can be stacked with any pre workout, intra workout, or post workout.