Pro Supps HYDE Pre Workout Review // Can I Get To Sleep?
Pro Supps HYDE Pre Workout Review First Look:
I have a lot going on at the moment, and although the rugby season has now finished I thought this would mean my weekends would be free for me to catch up with long overdue jobs around the house.
My lawn is an absolute pig at the moment as is my house. It is just myself and the cat in a 4 bed house and if I am being honest, I don’t think I have had the house cleaned since March…
I sort of can get away with it as I do not spend much time at home but it still needs a good clean.
Cleanliness aside I have got the rugby tour coming up this weekend, a family event the following weekend then a 2 week trip driving across Europe after that. At some point in and amongst all of this I think I will be moving house.
So who knows when that will happen…yeah, fuck.
So how can this relate to a pre workout?
Well, I am going to the gym now later and later than ever.
Considering I have to get up at 6am for my 2 hour drive to work hitting the gym at 10:30 – 11pm isn’t particularly wise, but I have no other option.
Guess what? I am shattered at this time in the evening. I would love to be just going to bed but nope, I am in the garage listening to local late night radio trying not to disturb my neighbors with murderous groans.
So on this particular evening I looked through the sample sachets I have and picked HYDE from Pro Supps.
This is very similar to Mr.Hyde offered by Pro Supps as well, however, there are a few subtle differences.
Overall though, this has a solid, purposeful look without going completely spastic.
Yohimbe – Related to Yohimbine, Yohimbe is a powerful stimulant and used to increase fat loss as well as assist with erectile dysfunction. Can cause a host of other problems though, this is in out supplements to avoid list.
Caffeine Citrate – Caffeine citrate is a central nervous system stimulant.
Yet can causes a number of unwanted issues such as, hypertension, tachycardia, irritability, restlessness, hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, fluid and electrolyte imbalance.
Dicaffeine Malate – Caffeine and Malic Acid bonded. Malic acid is found in apples and the two combined help prevent the crash once the caffeine has worn off. This is found in Mr. Hyde Cutz but very little in terms of scientific studies to be found.
Creatine Nitrate – Nothing is as effective or more effective than normal, run of the mill Creatine Monohydrate. However, it is reassuring to know that supplementation of Creatine Nitrate is safe.
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.
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 been small and not entirely conclusive.
Caffeine Anhydrous – The purest form of caffeine available.
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.
This is found in Instant Knockout which is the best fat burner available at present.
Agmatine – Agmatine is a metabolite of L-Arginine. It shows promise for alleviating neuropathic pain and drug addiction.
Agmatine supplementation can also protect from strokes and benefit cognitive health.
Choline Bitartrate – Taking choline by mouth does not seem to improve athletic performance or lessen fatigue during exercise.
Rauwolfia – Studies show that it appears to be a safe and effective treatment for hypertension when used in appropriate low doses.
However, some adverse side effects such as lethargy, sedation, psychiatric depression, hypotension, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, gastric ulceration, nightmares, bradycardia, angina-like symptoms, bronchospasm, skin rash, itching, galactorrhea, breast enlargement, sexual dysfunction, and withdrawal psychosis are not uncommon.
Theacrine (1,3,7,9-tetramethyluric acid) – An alkaloid molecule which can be seen as a structurally modified version of caffeine.
However, although it is similar to caffeine whereby it has a sedative effect at relatively low doses, but where this sedative effect with caffeine is at an impractically low dose with theacrine it is the dose normally consumed by tea.
Research on Theacrine is really too sparse though to cast any real assertions.
Swertia Chirayita – Used for many things, proven for none.
Cognizin (citicoline) – Studies have shown that it can have beneficial effects both in degenerative and in vascular cognitive decline.
Gamma Aminobutyric Acid – GABA is used under the tongue for increasing the sense of well-being, relieving injuries, improving exercise tolerance, decreasing body fat, and increasing lean body weight.
However, there is not enough evidence to proof that it can fulfill these claims.
Alpha-glycerylphosporylcholine (Alpha GPC) – Appears to have cognitive-enhancing properties (no human evidence exists to support this in otherwise-healthy youth, but it does have support in rodents) and attenuate the rate of cognitive decline in the elderly.
In regards to reducing the rate of cognitive decline, alpha-GPC at high doses (1,200 mg) does appear to be somewhat effective – we do not know the exact amount here, it is likely to be low though.
1 sachet with water is 7300mg.
That is quite low, in fact, about half of what we get with the best pre workout supplement.
There’s several safe and effective ingredients present.
These such as Caffeine will help with stimulating the central nervous system or can help with cognitive function or even strokes as with Citicoline.
However, we do have dose dependent ingredients such as Rauwolfia whereby too much can be harmful (thankfully only 2mg is present) and with Alpha-GPC we require around 1200mg but this falls in to a proprietary blend of just 592mg
So how did it feel?
The taste was good, it even felt as if my lips were tingling and I almost immediately felt the effects of the Beta-Alanine with tingly limbs.
As it was late at night and I am usually a bit of a zombie by this point the large amount of Caffeine definitely helped me out and I felt wide awake which can be a hazard when you then have to go straight to sleep.
However, I felt no pump, no explosive energy, no aggression nor any real difference except being awake….so I could have just nailed a load of espresso for the same effect.
Check out my thoughts in the video below.
There’s a proprietary blend present which doesn’t help with the fact that Alpha-GPC is within it and it is woefully under-dosed.
Then we have Yohimbe which can cause cardiovascular issues when combined with Caffeine of which there is plenty available here.
Not only that, whereas I felt the Caffeine I didn’t feel any other benefits.
A pre workout is supposed to get the user fired up, not just act as a morning coffee.
The overall dose is low too considering other supplements that are available.
I didn’t feel that GABA had any effect on my muscular endurance.
Plus there’s 3 ingredients that either offer very little or no benefit at all.
$59.99 is pretty steep too.
Pro Supps HYDE Pre Workout Review Conclusion:
So this offers a whacking great big Caffeine hit, although too much of this can leave us feeling jittery…I didn’t though and could feel the effects which helped me stay up late to finish my routine and then do a couple of chores around the house prior to bed.
However, that’s where the benefits seem to end, for me anyway. I didn’t feel much else other than the tingling sensation of Beta-Alanine, but the real benefits of Beta-Alanine are not conclusive.
Other than that, looking through the ingredients there’s 7 in total which can benefit us, but I believe due to the low overall dose, then items such as Alpha-GPC which is hidden in a proprietary blend which combined doesn’t offer the required amount lets this pre workout down.
As is, I wouldn’t bother touching it, there’s too many alternative pre workouts which are effective and you can feel it.