Capsaicin to reduce the rate of perceived exertion and improve performance.


0.8:1 sucrose to maltodextrin blend to supply longer lasting energy.


Balanced mix of electrolytes to replenish the ones lost during sweating.

Science Behind Fireballs

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We have used our renown fruity cherry flavor as a basis to enrich our Fireballs. Of course the Fireballs are already spiced up with chili peppers. So now how to describe Bollox Fireballs? Difficult. Perhaps spicy fruity cherry flavor comes closest.

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We did not save on R&D, product ingredients or production quality. However, we kept our packaging as simple as possible, just to prevent adding unnecessary cost.

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While developing Bollox Fireballs our R&D department anticipated that combining capsaicin and energy would create a synergistic effect. After all, capsaicin reduces the rate of perceived exertion while at the same time the carbs provide extra energy while the absorption rate of carbs and capsaicin into the blood stream follow similar patterns. It really becomes double pleasure. Add to that a solid amount of electrolytes and Bollox Fireballs will truly spice up your performance!
The 3 main ingredients of Bollox Fireballs energy are:
1) Capsaicin from chili peppers
2) A blend of fructose and maltodextrine in a 0.8:1 ratio
3) Na, K and Mg electrolytes mix
Below you can read more about all the performance enhancing properties of these 3 components.

The 3 Main Ingredients of Bollox fireballs

1. Capsaicin from chili peppers

Recent research revealed that that acute capsaicin supplementation can be used as a nutritional strategy to improve performance during running by lowering the rate of perceived exertion. Other research by the same research group conducted with resistance trained men, resulted in the total higher weight lifted in the capsaicin group while the RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion) was significantly less for the capsaicin condition. Even research with mice has shown that capsaicin supplementation was reducing physical fatigue and improving exercise performance.

2. A blend of fructose and maltodextrine in a 0.8:1 ratio

Solutions containing multiple carbohydrates utilizing different intestinal transporters (glucose and fructose) show enhanced performance compared with single-carbohydrate solutions. Glucose has a high GI index (increases blood sugar immediately) while fructose has a much lower GI index and raises blood sugar levels more gradually. Therefore, this combination is great for endurance exercise. Studies have suggested that a blend of fructose and maltodextrin in a 0.8:1 ratio may lead to enhanced performance while improving gut comfort. Click on the “+” below to read the summary of the related scientific articles.

3. Na, K, Mg electrolyte mix

Electrolytes are minerals which, when dissolved in water, break into small, electrically charged particles called ions. There are numerous common electrolytes found in your body, each serving a specific role, but they all are in some part responsible for maintaining the balance of fluids between the environments inside and outside the cell. When you sweat you lose electrolytes and especially longer workouts can empty your body of large amounts of electrolytes and create an electrolyte imbalance. Electrolyte imbalances can be pretty detrimental to your health and performance. For example, muscle contraction, requires sufficient electrolytes and an electrolyte deficiency may result in muscle weakness or cramping. Bullox energy gel contains the main electrolytes Sodium (Na), Potassium (K) and Magnesium (Mg) which help maintaining a healthy electrolyte balance and enhance performance. Click on the “+” below to read the summary of the related scientific articles.

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