If you are one of the many stepping up your exercise and health routine by taking advantage of pre-workouts, are you noticing an itch that concerns you?
What is a Pre-Workout?
The pre-work supplement is designed to give you more energy and help you experience an even more effective workout.
Pre-workouts may vary in their ingredients, which is why you should research them before taking them, but they all work toward the main purpose of increasing your energy and focus to improve your overall workout.
Recent studies have shown increased cardiovascular activity, endurance, and muscle strength when using a pre-workout before exercising. Still, more research into the long-term effects of pre-workouts is needed.
The ingredient that mostly makes up pre-workouts is caffeine, making up 100 to 300 milligrams, which is up to three times the amount in a cup of coffee.
Other ingredients include arginine, which increases blood flow to the extremities. The stimulant dimethylamylamine increases the heart rate. All these ingredients, if the intake is too much, can affect the body in a negative way.
Why Does Your Pre-Workout Make You Itch?
One odd side effect of taking a pre-workout is the tingly feeling of an itch that is usually reported on the back of the hands, the face, or the neck.
This is called paresthesia and can be characterized in the following ways: