Nutrex Research OUTLIFT Pre Workout Powerhouse Review
Nutrex Research OUTLIFT Pre Workout Powerhouse Review First Look:
Having been struck with the hangover affliction today it seemed regardless of the amounts of coffee or Coke Cola I drank nothing would budge my feelings of despair and spaced outness.
I was a bit of a mess. The early morning period was fine, getting in to work was fine as was breakfast but at about 11am it just hit me like a 6 ton truck.
The rest of the day was spent mainly moaning and clock watching before I had an initial interview with my local Army Reserve center which turned out okay.
However, even the journey home and dinner wasn’t enough to lift my spirits.
I know the only thing left for it is to lift some heavy ass weights and get that blood pumping.
Just prior to deadlifting my spleen out I wanted to try another pre workout to see if this will help at all.
This one is brought to us from Nutrex Research, of which I reviewed another one of their pre workout supplements not too long ago.
That particular pre workout did not impress me greatly, I am hoping this will be different because their packaging isn’t.
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.
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.
Beta-alanine – Supplementation of this non essential amino acid aids the production of carnosine. That’s a compound that plays a role in muscle endurance in high-intensity exercise.
That said, studies have not exactly been positive nor entirely conclusive.
L-Citrulline – This is used as a sports performance and cardiovascular health supplement. L-Citrulline supplementation results in reduced fatigue and improved endurance for both aerobic and anaerobic prolonged exercise.
An increase in growth hormone has been noted with exercise, but not at rest.
L-citrulline boosts nitric oxide production in the body. Nitric oxide helps your arteries relax and work better, which improves blood flow throughout your body.
Supplementing can help lower blood pressure in people with pre-hypertension.
This is often found in the best pre workouts.
To supplement L-citrulline to enhance sports performance, take 6,000 – 8,000 mg of citrulline malate about an hour before exercise.
Creatine – A well regarded supplement overall!
Supplementation increases creatine storage and promotes a faster regeneration of adenosine triphosphate between high intensity exercises.
These improved outcomes will increase performance and promote greater training adaptations.
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.
Branch Chain Amino Acids – BCAAs (typically a combination of L-Leucine, L-IsoLeucine and L-Valine) play a critical role in muscle development because they are metabolized in the muscle rather than the liver.
Because BCAAs are metabolized in the muscle, they can be used for building new proteins or for energy.
However, supplementation is not necessary if you eat eggs and meat regularly.
Tyrosine – Tyrosine is taken for depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the inability to stay awake (narcolepsy), and improving alertness following sleep deprivation.
It is also used for stress, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome(CFS).
Acetyl Tyrosine is a more soluble form of tyrosine.
One sachet of this fruit punch flavored powder amounts to 24800mg which is a solid amount.
The taste was nothing particularly special or different, it went down the hatch well enough though.
Effects & Benefits:
Caffeine is probably the most well known ingredient found in here and its ability to give you a buzz and some energy is renowned, most used by people who work long hours or are hungover.
Beta-Alanine does nothing other than provide a tingling sensation which makes you think your veins are coursing with energy.
Creatine is a well renowned supplement which can help improve strength and performance.
Sodium will replace the lost salts from excessive sweating when working out, however, too much salt is bad for your health and many western diets provide too much salt as it is.
Citrulline can improve performance and increase nitric oxide production when dosed the required 8000mg which this has, not many supplements offer this amount.
BCAA’s are critical to muscle development, they’re most effective when taken with other ingredients rather in isolation which you can read a bit more about here.
Tyrosine will help with alertness which is required when you are deadlifting twice your body weight.
How did it feel?
I felt the Beta-Alanine and the Caffeine certainly woke me up.
The Citrulline made me more vascular and aided my deadlift performance because I hadn’t done them for a while but felt strong.
BioPerine helps with the absorption so the nutrients can be utilized effectively.
Overall this has a good, large dose.
Creatine needs to be 5g at least and also needs to be taken daily to be effective.
Beta-Alanine offers little more other than a tingling sensation and I didn’t even experience that with this whereas I normally feel a sensation with most other pre workout supplements, that means we obviously get very little with this.
Taurine hasn’t been proven to increase mental performance even though we see it included in lots of supplements.
Too much Sodium isn’t good for us either and Western diets seem to be laden with sodium so you and I probably consume far too much as it is.
Nutrex Research OUTLIFT Pre Workout Powerhouse Review Conclusion:
This has a good few ingredients that are beneficial and are dosed adequately to make them effective.
There’s only a couple ingredients that are not proven to be effective at increasing performance or offer any sort of mental benefit. However, I would rather have every ingredient improving my performance.
The Beta-Alanine can put you in the right state of mind before you hit the weights but it offers little benefit otherwise.
That said, there’s at least 3 ingredients shared with the best performing pre workout supplements which you can read about further, here.