The Original Pre-Workout Igniter. Re-engineered.
In 2004 BSN® changed the landscape of sports nutrition forever when we introduced the first complete pre-workout supplement, N.O.-XPLODE®. BSN® pros have been hard at work over the past year to deliver the next evolution of pre-workout supplements.
We talked to supplement users, heard the feedback, and crafted a formula designed to help deliver explosive energy, enhanced endurance and maximum performance through our new Master Performance Blend. In fact, over 75% of consumers who sampled the formula during the development process told us the product delivered the right level of energy, endurance and muscle pumps.1 We also took our work one step further and enhanced the taste, ensuring the new N.O.-XPLODE® delivers on the BSN® promise of great taste and superior mixability.
Featuring a more concentrated formula (over 17% reduction in serving size2) and advanced ingredient technology, N.O.-XPLODE® has been re-engineered to help push you and your workout past previous limits.
Push yourself and your workout as far as you can - then, push further.
How Will N.O.-XPLODE® enhance my workout?
To achieve the most effective training session, both mental and physical energy are a must. Focus is then needed to harness this energy and drive a strong mind-muscle connection. This mind-muscle connection will help you achieve a greater workout intensity* and help push your body past previous limits. At BSN®, we know that a pre-workout supplement should support all of these benefits. We designed N.O.-XPLODE®, our complete pre-workout igniter, to help deliver increased energy and endurance, support mental focus and muscular strength*, and provide second-to-none intensity to help athletes of all levels maximize workout performance.
Advanced Ingredient Technology
BSN® Pros have crafted the ingredients of N.O.-XPLODE® to work together and enhance overall workout performance.* The innovative ingredient technology of N.O.-XPLODE® features:
To maximize every moment of your workout and achieve your best results, you need energy. Equally as important is to channel that energy, ensuring a mind-muscle connection.
Our Thermic Energy™ blend helps deliver explosive energy, enhancing your workout intensity from start to finish.
Your body responds to the amount of work you do over a period of time. Whether you’re in the gym or on the field, our Endura Shot™ blend, featuring a concentrated beta-alanine blend, helps enhance your workout capacity, giving you the opportunity to exercise longer.
Muscular strength, power and endurance are supported by creatine in the body.
The innovative ingredient technology of our Myogenic Matrix™, featuring an advanced creatine blend, helps every athlete reach their goal of maximizing performance.
Our Best Tasting N.O.-XPLODE® Ever
BSN® pros understand how to make a product that is both effective AND tastes great. We have applied this knowledge to the new N.O.-XPLODE®, creating amazing flavours
Quality & Safety
Quality and safety is the cornerstone on which all BSN® products are formulated and manufactured. Our stringent ingredient and manufacturing requirements are best in class. From the raw materials we select, to our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, this unrelenting commitment to superior quality ensures the safety and potency of every product we produce.
Mix 1 scoop with 4-6 oz of cold water and consume 20-30 minutes before training. Do not take more than 2 scoops at a time or in 1 day.
Do not combine with alcohol. Consume as part of a healthy diet and exercise program, and drink at least 100 oz of water per day. Exercise may increase your need for additional fluid intake. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
Approximately 200mg of caffeine per serving. WHILE MIXING N.O.-XPLODE®, DO NOT SHAKE. STIR POWDER WITH UTENSIL.
CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT IF YOU ARE TAKING ANY MEDICATION OR ARE UNDER A PHYSICIAN’S CARE FOR A MEDICAL CONDITION. NOT FOR USE BY THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 18, WOMEN THAT ARE PREGNANT, TRYING TO GET PREGNANT, OR NURSING, OR THOSE THAT ARE SENSITIVE TO BETA-ALANINE, CAFFEINE OR NIACIN. DO NOT CONSUME CAFFEINE FROM OTHER SOURCES WHILE TAKING THIS PRODUCT AS TOO MUCH CAFFEINE MAY CAUSE NERVOUSNESS, IRRITABILITY, SLEEPLESSNESS, AND OCCASIONALLY RAPID HEARTBEAT. BETA-ALANINE AND NIACIN MAY CAUSE A HARMLESS, TEMPORARY TINGLING OR FLUSHING SENSATION.
THE ULTIMATE PRE WORKOUT
EXTREME MENTAL FOCUS
HUGE MUSCLE PUMPS
BIG 50 SERVES!
The Curse comes in a variety of great tasting flavours, with new additions and limited edition flavours being added to the line up all the time.
Not only described as being one of the most powerful pre workouts on the planet The Curse is also the best tasting !
Nature’s most powerful antioxidant
Astaxanthin is, like beta carotene, a carotenoid. Beta carotene is probably the best known of all the carotenoids as it the best way to fulfil your body's Vitamin A needs. Astaxanthin has many powerful health benefits beyond many other carotenoids including: eye health, prevention of brain related degenerations (such as dementia) and organ and skin health. It has up to 550 times the antioxidant activity of Vitamin E, 10 times that of beat carotene and surpasses Vitamin C as well.
More about Astaxanthin
Have you ever seen a bird bath in summer that has dried up? Sometimes you'll see a reddish color where the standing water has evaporated. The red you’re seeing is Natural Astaxanthin.
What has happened is that some green algae (perhaps the one that commercial growers of Natural Astaxanthin use which is called Haematococcus pluvialis) have suffered stress. The stress is due to a combination of things: Lack of food, an absence of water, intense sunlight and heat, or even bitter cold. As a result of this stress, the algae's cells have hyper-accumulated the red pigment Astaxanthin. They do this as a survival mechanism—the Astaxanthin serves as a “force field” to protect the algae from lack of nutrition and/or intense sunlight. It’s an absolutely amazing fact, but due to the protective properties of Astaxanthin, these algae can stay dormant for more than forty years without food or water, suffering in the summer sun or in the winter cold; yet when conditions are appropriate and there is food and water and no extreme weather, the algae will go back into their green, motile stage.
Astaxanthin can be found in plants and animals throughout the world. It is most prevalent in algae and phytoplankton, but it also can be found in a limited number of fungi and bacteria. Because organisms like many Astaxanthin containing algae and plankton are the base of the food chain, Astaxanthin can be found in many animals as well. Any sea animal that has a reddish or pinkish color contains Natural Astaxanthin. For example, you can find Astaxanthin in salmon, trout, lobster, shrimp and crab. These animals eat krill and other organisms that ingest Astaxanthin-containing algae and plankton as a major part of their diets. And since lots of different animals such as birds, bears and even humans eat these sea animals, you can find Astaxanthin in all sorts of places.
As we mentioned before, the animals that have the highest concentration of Astaxanthin are salmon, where it concentrates in their muscles and makes them the endurance heroes of the animal world. Can you imagine what salmon would look like if they didn’t have any Astaxanthin? Not only wouldn’t they be able to swim up rivers and waterfalls for days on end, but they’d also look pale and worn out.
What are its health benefits
Natural Astaxanthin has many powerful nutritional and health benefits:
Crosses the blood-retinal barrier and brings antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection to the eyes, organs and skin
Works effectively as a neuroprotectant – this helps prevent a range of brain-related conditions including dementia and age-related forgetfulness
Spans cell membranes and bonds with muscle tissues to increase physical strength and endurance
Works as a super powerful antioxidant and eliminates free radicals
550 times more powerful than Vitamin E
Hawaiian Natural Astaxanthins benefits derive from its superior antioxidant activity and from its ability to fight free radical damage and combat ongoing oxidative stress and can have up to 550 times the antioxidant activity of vitamin E, 10 times the antioxidant activity of beta-carotene and surpasses many of the antioxidant benefits of Vitamin C and other carotenoids.
How does it work
Astaxanthin can be found in plants and animals all over the world. It is most prevalent in algae and phytoplankton and is also present in a limited number of fungi and bacteria. As a base part of the food chain, Astaxanthin is therefore present in many life forms including sea creatures, birds, mammals and humans.
It is a red pigment that is very powerful, acting as a kind of ‘force field’ that prevents long term damage to algae in cases where water or food is scarce or extreme weather conditions (heat, light or cold) are present and the greenness of the algae has ‘dried up’. The red pigmentation occurs in response to the stress and is effectively a survival mechanism.
Natural Astaxanthin can deliver these same powerful antioxidant, strength and protective properties to humans and this is why it is considered a superfood. There is a synthetic Astaxanthin produced by some chemical companies. We do not recommend or endorse the use of the synthetic version of this product.
What are Carotenoids?
For those of you who don’t know what carotenoids are, chances are you’ve eaten a few in the last 24 hours. Carotenoids are the pigments that give many of the foods we eat their beautiful colors. That ripe, red tomato you had in your salad last night is red because of a carotenoid called “lycopene.” The corn on the cob you had at the company picnic last summer is yellow because of another carotenoid called “zeaxanthin.” And of course, the carrots you eat (because you heard as a kid that you should eat carrots to help your eyes because “you’ve never seen a rabbit with glasses”) are orange because of “beta carotene.” In fact, “carrots” actually get their name from this famous pigment that makes them orange, “carotene."
Carotenoids are divided into two distinct groups: Members of the first group are called “Carotenes.” This is probably the more widely known group because of its most famous member, beta carotene. Some of the other well known carotenes are lycopene and alpha carotene. The other group, of which Astaxanthin is a proud member, is called “Xanthophylls” (pronounced ZAN-tho-fi ls). Some other notable xanthophylls are lutein and zeaxanthin.
The difference between these two groups is that Xanthophylls have hydroxyl groups at the end of the molecules. Astaxanthin has more hydroxyl groups than the other Xanthophylls, which allows it to do more in the human body than its closely-related family members like lutein and zeaxanthin.
You can see that they look similar, except for the ends of the molecule that have the hydroxyl “O” and “OH” groups. This small difference adds up to a huge disparity in terms of functional abilities of these carotenoid cousins.
Some of the many things that Natural Astaxanthin can do that beta carotene (and many other carotenoids) cannot.
There are over 700 different carotenoids, although most people have only heard of a few at best. They are produced in nature by plankton, algae and plants as well as a small number of bacteria and fungi. In plants and algae, carotenoids are actually part of the process of photosynthesis along with chlorophyll. Some animals can actually eat a certain carotenoid and then convert it in their body into a different carotenoid, but all animals must originally obtain carotenoids from their diet.
One example of an animal that can convert carotenoids that it ingests is the pink fl amingo. Flamingos eat algae that contain the yellow carotenoid zeaxanthin and the orange carotenoid beta carotene, and then their bodies convert them into the pinkish-red carotenoids Astaxanthin and canthaxanthin. Without carotenoids in their diet, the pink fl amingo would be an ugly beige color; and without the ability to convert the carotenoids it eats into Astaxanthin and canthaxanthin, the pink flamingo would be yellowish orange!
Carotenoids have a wonderful ability to interact with and neutralize “oxidants,” chemically reactive oxygen species known as singlet oxygen and free radicals. Natural Astaxanthin has the greatest ability to serve in this “anti”-oxidant function, which is why it is the world’s strongest natural antioxidant. But many other carotenoids also have an antioxidant effect.
An excellent example of how animals use carotenoids is seen in cold water fish such as salmon and trout. These fish accumulate Astaxanthin from their diets and deposit it in their fl esh to protect their tissues and cells from oxidation. This results in the healthy pinkish-red glow you see in fillets of wild salmon or trout. (Many fish farmers use synthetic Astaxanthin to mimic this color in their farmed salmon and trout—more about this unnatural process later.)
Some carotenoids are absolutely necessary for the existence of different species. For example, humans need Vitamin A. Vitamin A comes from beta carotene in our diet that the body converts into Vitamin A on an as-needed basis.
Contrary to high doses of pure Vitamin A which can be toxic, there is no toxicity level for beta carotene.
Beta carotene is the best known among the carotenoids due to many years of scientific study and publicity. It is a “pro-Vitamin A carotenoid.” Another way to say this is that it “has Vitamin A activity.” There are some other carotenoids that the human body can convert to Vitamin A, but beta carotene is the primary one. Taking natural beta carotene in food is the best way to fulfill your Vitamin A needs; the body only converts as much beta carotene to Vitamin A as it needs, but at the same time beta carotene has a host of other benefits in human nutrition.
Besides beta carotene, there are a few other carotenoids that are better known than Astaxanthin. Other famous carotenoids are lutein and lycopene. Lutein has gained fame in the last decade as a nutrient for eye health; lycopene has been marketed as a preventative nutrient for prostate cancer. Both are wonderful compounds, but neither has the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory strength of Astaxanthin, nor do they have the multitude of health benefits for humans and animals.
As we move down the list of carotenoids, we notice that, although there are over 700 different carotenoids, most are not exactly household names. Some people have heard of zeaxanthin, another excellent carotenoid being marketed primarily for eye health, but how many of us have heard of echinone, gamma carotene or fucoxanthin? Not many, although the more scientists study carotenoids, the more different names you’re probably going to hear. That’s because many carotenoids are wonderful nutrients that can help us to live better (due to their functional properties) and live longer (due to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties). And Natural Astaxanthin is the best of the bunch, although as time passes researchers may find that other carotenoids hold great promise for human health as well.
How and where is it grown
The specific product Hawaiian Natural Astaxanthin is the world’s best selling Astaxanthin for human use. It is derived from algae grown in environmentally controlled ponds by the highly regarded Cyanotech Corporation in Hawaii. There are no pesticides, herbicides or GMO ingredients used in the process.
Preconception - Pregnancy - Breastfeeding
Herbs of Gold Pregnancy Plus 1-2-3 is a multi-nutritional formula with vitamins, minerals and nutrients to assist in maintaining the health of both mother and baby during preconception, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Adults – Take 1 tablet twice daily, with food, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Herbs of Gold Pregnancy Plus 1-2-3 is a multi-nutritional formula containing vitamins, minerals and nutrients to assist in maintaining the health of both mother and baby during preconception, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Pregnancy Plus 1-2-3 has been formulated to be taken twice a day, to enable optimal levels of nutrients to be taken conveniently to help meet the increased nutritional demands during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Comes in an easy to swallow tablet with a subtle vanilla flavour and smell for those with taste and smell hypersensitivities of pregnancy.
Folic acid, which if taken daily for one month before conception and during pregnancy, may reduce the risk of women having a child with birth defects of the brain and/or spinal cord such as the neural tube defects known as spina bifida and anencephaly.
Iodine deficiency is re-emerging as a significant problem in Australia and New Zealand and recent research has identified Australian pregnant and breastfeeding women to be at risk of iodine deficiency. Iodine requirements are increased during pregnancy and adequate maternal iodine levels are important for healthy brain development. To meet the increased demands of pregnancy, it is recommended that iodine supplementation be taken prior to trying to conceive and throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Choline plays a key role in foetal development. Choline is required for the healthy development of the brain and nervous system during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.
Iron requirements are increased during pregnancy and iron is necessary for the formation of haemoglobin which transports oxygen in red blood cells to the tissues.
Contains naturally sourced betacarotene which is converted to vitamin A in the body and is an alternative to vitamin A supplementation during pregnancy.
Zinc is an essential trace element that plays an important role in growth and development. Zinc deficiency is common in pregnant and lactating women and is important for DNA replication, cell division and growth.
Folic acid, vitamin B12 and biotin are important for DNA replication, cell division and growth.
Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid are necessary for oxygen transport in red blood cells so assist in maintaining normal blood.
Folic acid and vitamin B12 are necessary for the production of red blood cells.
Vitamin D increases the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, therefore playing a role in the development of healthy bones.
Chromium plays a role in the maintenance of normal, healthy blood sugar levels in healthy individuals.
Vitamins B1, B2, B5 and nicotinamide assist in energy production to help support the increased energy demands of pregnancy and lactation.
Assists in general well-being prior to conception, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Helps maintain normal and healthy infant development.
Each tablet contains:
Thiamine nitrate (vitamin B1) 20mg
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) 20mg
Calcium pantothenate 20mg
equiv. Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) 27.5mg
Pyridoxine hydrochloride 50mg
equiv. Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) 49.4mg
Folinic acid (as Calcium folinate) 250mcg
Folic acid 250mcg
Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) 500mcg
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) 50mg
equiv. vitamin D3 500IU
Tocopherols concentrate – mixed(low-alpha type) 5mg
(contains gamma-, beta-, delta-, and alpha-Tocopherols)
Choline bitartrate 75mg
Calcium (as phosphate) 25mg
Calcium (as Calcium pantothenate) 1.7mg
TOTAL ELEMENTAL CALCIUM 27.5mg
Chromium (as picolinate) 25mcg
Iodine (as Potassium iodide) 135mcg
Iron (as amino acid chelate) 5mg
Magnesium (as amino acid chelate) 20mg
Manganese (as amino acid chelate) 1mg
Molybdenum (as trioxide) 25mcg
Selenium (as Selenomethionine) 25mcg
Zinc (as citrate dihydrate) 10mg
Does not contain added egg, milk, peanut, tree nut products, yeast, gluten, lactose, artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives.
Contains vitamin B6. Stop taking this medication if you experience tingling, burning or numbness and see your healthcare practitioner as soon as possible.
Do not exceed the stated dose except on medical advice. If you have had a baby with a neural tube defect/spina bifida, seek specific medical advice. This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150 micrograms for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
Core 150™ Meal Pods™
The Core 150™ Meal Pod™ is an out of the box design on the conventional meal dish. Each Pod comes complete with removable Core for dietary meal separation. Whether you're preparing a larger meal or two small low carb meals our Core 150™ Meal Pod™ has you covered.
Each Meal Pod™ is made from polypropylene with translucent quality. Core 150™ Meal Pods™ are BPA FREE and Dishwasher Safe.
Simply the best tasting natural protein supplement on the market!
This plant-based protein source is Vegan and Vegetarian friendly, with added amino acids to optimally fuel the process of muscle growth (hypertrophy), and digestive enzymes to increase the overall bio-availability and assimilation. This natural and clean protein source is free from sugars, artificial sweeteners, GMO’s and fillers. We have added to our recipe only the very best natural, raw, sprouted and fermented proteins to create an optimal, muscle repairing and building ratio of amino acids.
Simply the best tasting natural protein supplement on the market!
This plant-based protein source is Vegan and Vegetarian friendly, with added amino acids to optimally fuel the process of muscle growth (hypertrophy), and digestive enzymes to increase the overall bio-availability and assimilation.
While most plant based protein supplements taste bland and are gritty and gluggy in texture – PRANA Power Plant Protein tastes absolutely delicious with a smooth and even consistency.
This natural and clean protein source is free from sugars, artificial sweeteners, GMO’s and fillers. We have added to our recipe only the very best natural, raw, sprouted and fermented proteins to create an optimal, muscle repairing and building ratio of amino acids.
Nothing artificial, vegan friendly, gluten free and over 30 grams of protein per serve!
Power super foods cacao butter chunks
Cacao Power Certified Organic Cacao powder from Power Super Foods is cold pressed from Cacao nibs without solvents, then fine-milled and sifted so the most bio-available cacao particles filter into the final product. As the temperature is never allowed to exceed 40C, the powder is considered a raw food with all heat-sensitive vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants remaining intact, thereby maximizing digestion and absorption. In fact, this raw chocolate has over 360% more anti-oxidants than regular cacao powder. Taste the difference today!
How to use :
Make a chocolate milk or hot chocolate, add to smoothies, milkshakes, coffee, desserts, or blend with honey for chocolate syrup. It is raw, gluten free and suitable for vegans.
100% Pure Cacao Powder
Protein Bread Mix
6 AUSTRALIAN SEEDS
A wholesome and nutritious seeded gluten free loaf, perfect for yummy sandwiches!
95% less carbs than regular wholegrain breads*
One packet of 6 Australian Seeds makes…
1 Loaf – 10 Serves of 2 Slices
So how does it taste?
Pretty damn good. We modelled the taste off our favourite soy and linseed loaves and we think you’re going to love it. It holds together well and is perfect for sandwiches.
Lupin, Australian grown seeds 20% (pepitas, linseeds, poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, black wattle seeds), whey protein, golden flaxmeal, sesame seeds, pea protein, baking powder (gluten free), kibbled sunflower, natural flavour (plant extract), salt.
CONTAINS LUPIN, MILK AND SESAME.
May contain pieces of other nuts.
Made with love in Sydney, Australia from over 90% Australian Ingredients.
To prepare one 6 Australian Seeds Loaf, you will need:
PREPARE: Preheat a fan forced oven to 180°C and line a small loaf tin with baking paper.
MIX: Empty contents of this pack into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together water, eggs and vinegar. Pour the wet mix into the dry mix and gently fold until just combined.
POUR: Pour the mixture into your lined loaf tin. Use a spatula to ensure no mixture is wasted. Spread out the mixture and sprinkle with your favourite seeds.
BAKE: Place on the top shelf of pre-heated oven and bake for 30 minutes, then rotate tin and bake for 30 minutes more. After baking, remove from tin and place on cooling rack for 2 hours.
CHILL & SLICE: For best results refrigerate your loaf overnight before slicing with a sharp serrated bread knife.
STORAGE: Bread must be stored in the fridge (1-4°C) for up to 5 days or the freezer (-18°C) in sandwich bags for up to 3 months.
*Compared to: Bread, mixed grain (NUTTAB 2010)
PLANT PROTEIN BARS
With a huge 18g of plant-based protein in every bar, our Plant Protein Bars are the ultimate protein hit on-the-go!
Formulated with three plant based proteins and supercharged with probiotics, digestive enzymes and coconut MCTs.
These all natural protein bars are vegan, gluten and dairy free!
VANILLA CHERRY: Almonds, PranaOn Power Plant Protein Vanilla [Pea Protein, Rice Protein, Fababean Protein, Natural Flavours (Vanilla, Cream), Coconut MCT Powder, Natural Sweetener (Steviol Glycosides, Monk Fruit Extract), Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Himalayan Salt, Digestive Enzyme Blend (Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Cellulase, Lactase), Vegan Probiotic (Bacillus coagulans)], Dates, *Rice Malt, Chicory Root Fibre, Cherries (Cherries, Sugar, Sunflower Oil), L-Glutamine, L-Glycine, *Desiccated Coconut, *Cacao Butter, *Beetroot Powder, Cherry Flavour. *Denotes Organic Contains: Almonds
CARAMEL LATTE: Almonds, PranaOn Power Plant Protein Caramel [Pea Protein, Rice Protein, Fababean Protein, Natural Caramel Flavour, Coconut MCT Powder, Natural Cream Flavour, Natural Sweetener (Steviol Glycosides, Monk Fruit Extract), Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Himalayan Salt, Digestive Enzyme Blend (Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Cellulase, Lactase), Vegan Probiotic (Bacillus coagulans)], Dates, *Rice Malt, Chicory Root Fibre, L-Glutamine, L-Glycine, *Desiccated Coconut, *Cacao Butter, *Coconut Oil, Coffee, Himalayan Salt. *Denotes Organic Contains: Almonds
CHOCOLATE BANANA: Almonds, PranaOn Power Plant Protein Chocolate [Pea Protein, Rice Protein, Fababean Protein, Cocoa Powder, Natural Flavours (Chocolate, Cream, Vanilla), Coconut MCT, Natural Sweetener (Steviol Glycosides, Monk Fruit Extract), Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Digestive Enzyme Blend (Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Cellulase, Lactase), Vegan Probiotic (Bacillus coagulans)], *Rice Malt, Dates, Chicory Root Fibre, L-Glutamine, Sundried Banana, L-Glycine, *Desiccated Coconut, Cocoa Powder, Vegan Dark Chocolate (Cocoa Mass, Coconut Sugar, Cacao Butter, Natural Vanilla Flavour), *Cacao Butter, Banana Flavour. * Denotes Organic Contains: Almonds