My Nutramino HEAT Pre Workout Review

My Nutramino HEAT Pre Workout Review First Look:


So I came home quite late the other day and I just needed to hit the gym, problem was, I didn’t have much time in the day and I couldn’t be arsed with much pre gym prep.

However, I looked in the refrigerator and remembered I had one of these ready to drink (RTD) pre workout cans.

It was cucumber and lime flavor which was highly refreshing and overall very tasty.

It seemed like the perfect companion to some heavy lifting.

With this in mind I drank it, opened up the trap door to my subterranean basement gym and hit the deadlifts and shoulders hoping for the best.


Ingredients: The Science

Niacinamide (Vit B3)

Higher amounts of niacin can improve cholesterol levels and lower cardiovascular risks and maybe symptoms for Alzheimer’s .

However, the jury is out on these real benefits.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/924.htm

Salt (sodium)

An essential mineral; its consumption is critical to our health. However, Americans plus a lot of Western countries do consume double the recommended daily intake.

Excess sodium may not raise blood pressure, but it is associated with other health issues, such as kidney damage and an increased risk of cognitive decline.

https://examine.com/nutrition/awful-nutrition-myths/

Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)

Gives you more energy and boost your metabolism, helping you shed unwanted pounds. Ensure you are not deficient in Vitamin B12 so you can do that quick 10 miler at 5am…

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b12-cobalamin

Caffeine

It stimulates the central nervous system (CNS), heart, muscles, and the centers that control blood pressure to give you an extra boost and hit that PB.

Caffeine Anhydrous is the purest form of caffeine so always look out for it.

This is found in 4 Gauge which is the best pre-workout.

It is also found in Instant Knockout which is the best fat burner available at present.

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-979-caffeine.aspx?activeingredientid=979

Taurine

It has been touted that Taurine can help mental performance.

Early clinical research suggested that taurine, in combination with caffeine, glucuronolactone, and B vitamins, can improve attention and reasoning in adolescents, but does not improve memory.

However, there is insufficient evidence to prove this is always the case.

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1024-taurine.aspx?activeingredientid=1024

Vitamin C

Its antioxidant properties mean vitamin C provides neuroprotective effects and benefits for blood flow.

By protecting the testes from oxidative stress, vitamin C can also preserve testosterone levels.

https://examine.com/supplements/vitamin-c/

Vitamin B6

Using it in its most natural form, pyridoxine, B6 is an essential nutrient to raising the body’s metabolism and aiding the fat burning process.

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB6-HealthProfessional/

Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)

Pantothenic acid, as with other B vitamins are able to convert your food in to energy.

They’re also able to help you body use fats and proteins effectively, notwithstanding the creation of red blood cells which carry oxygen to your muscles.

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b5-pantothenic-acid

Glucuronolactone

A component of many energy drinks, not great news considering there’s fuck all research on it.

https://examine.com/supplements/glucuronolactone/

Riboflavin (B2)

Important for body growth and red blood cell production. It also aids in the release of energy from proteins.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002411.htm

Biotin

Biotin is an important component of enzymes in the body that break down certain substances like fats, carbohydrates, and others.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/313.html

Vitamin E

Supplementation may help with boosting the immune system. Too much supplementation may lead to prostate cancer and even death!

https://examine.com/supplements/vitamin-e/

Green Tea

Well known to have many powerful health benefits. Clinical studies suggest that green tea extract may boost metabolism and help burn fat.

One study found that the combination of green tea and caffeine improved weight loss and maintenance in people who were overweight and moderately obese.

Some researchers think that substances in green tea known as catechins are responsible for the herb’s fat-burning effect. Green tea extract is found in many a good fat burning supplement.

http://news.psu.edu/story/310179/2014/04/02/research/research-suggests-green-tea-exercise-boost-weight-loss-health

Zingiber Officinale (Ginger)

Ginger has a great ability to reduce body weight without inhibiting pancreatic lipase level, or affecting bilirubin concentration, with positive effect on increasing peroxisomal catalase level and HDL-cholesterol.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23329526


Dose

A whole tin!

A tin contains 1,853mg from 330ml.

However, it doesn’t compare very well to many of the best pre workout supplements which will offer over 15,000mg, even if they are more than one scoop.

This is much more than I ever expected from a can if I am honest. Whenever I see a can of Red Bull I always laugh at how little there really is in there hence why i have yet to grow any fucking wings yet.


Pros:

This supplement contains fouteen ingredients! That’s a good number.

Thankfully most of them are useful and beneficial for us prior to a workout or just trying to fight fatigue ahead of a long drive or when experiencing a hangover.

Ingredients such as Caffeine are a go to stimulant for pre workout supplements, as is B12, B2 and B6 which can help produce energy.

However, these are not the only beneficial ingredients…

Sodium replaces lost salts and will help if you are perspiring heavily, and both Ginger with Green Tea can help towards fat loss.

Vitamin E is good for the immune system in moderate doses and Biotin can help with the breakdown of fats and carbohydrates to be used for energy.

Remember, fats are your go to energy source when it doesn’t need a massive amount of energy really quickly, then it’s the role of carbohydrates. You can read more about that, here.

Vitamin C can help with increasing blood flow and B5 can help produce more red blood cells to carry oxygen and nutrients.


Cons:

I really like the convenience of this, it tasted great too – very refreshing, but it is also carbonated so it’s not quite as easy on the stomach and can have your burping all the time.

I found it a bit uncomfortable while doing deadlifts.

However, there’s a could of other more pressing issues and that is regarding the amount of ingredients included plus the cost.

You really are paying for convenience and the canning process, but buying a tub and mixing a powder with water is cheaper per servings.

There’s also the inclusion of the unproven Taurine, Niacin and Glucuronolactone.

The issue with this is that Nutramino could have included far better and scientifically effective ingredients instead such as:

  • Creatine
  • Beet
  • Tyrosine
  • Carnitine
  • Citrulline
  • Zinc
  • Coconut water
  • Theanine
  • The list goes on and on…

My Nutramino HEAT Pre Workout Review Conclusion:

This pre workout supplement does include some well regarded and proven ingredients.

It is in a handy and convenient can that can be drank on the move or kept chilled.

It also tasted really good and has worked as an effective hangover cure for me…this is a much better alternative to the cans of Red Bull on offer.

In fact, I felt this helped my lifting. It was a nice change t have instead of mixing a powder with water and I did feel more alert and ready to go.

There’s just a few problems, and it is mainly down to the low dose of individual ingredients. Caffeine is fine but to have a total of less than 2000mg when there are pre workout supplements offering in excess of 15,000mg see’s this a little short, especially considering it coists more per serving.

So, take a look at the list below which would have helped this particular pre workout score higher:

  • Coconut water
  • Carnitine
  • Creatine
  • Zinc
  • Beet
  • Rhodiola
  • Theanine

There is a better product than this that will get you fired up and cause hell in your chosen sport.

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