Razor 8 Blast Powder Pre Workout Review
Razor 8 Blast Powder Pre Workout Review First Look:
Okay, I have 12 hours to hit the gym twice.
I am going to go in a second after writing this initial first look section about Razor 8 Blaster Powder.
I also have to sort out my laundry, mow the lawn, and get all of my rugby kit packed up for the tour tomorrow.
I also need to shave my face, or at least trim the beard and go to the barber to sort out the top half of my scruffy looking head.
I may also have to pop over to my parents to drop off a couple of things and beg them to look after my cat.
Guess what? I also have absolute minimal food in my house too – so I guess I will have to go out for breakfast.
I have to fit some sleep in this 12 hours too. Not mention buy a crate of beer for the 4 hour bus journey.
I’ve hot started any of this at all.
It is the evening now as well so I am tired and not really looking forward to hitting the weights if I absolutely honest.
However, here I am looking at a sachet of pre workout called RAZOR 8.
It’s key lime cherry flavor which I am kinda looking forward to, the sachet looks more akin to an advertisement you would find in a magazine or bill board advertising a trendy bar or club.
I love it, it is a far cry from the usual and I think it looks cool. I would chose this over something else based on imagery alone…I am that fickle, I know.
Creatine – A well regarded supplement.
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.
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.
Arginine – This is found in many pre workout supplements or products designed to make you more vascular. L-Arginine opens up the blood vessels and arteries to assist with blood flow.
This may assist with any impotency issues that are not helping you attain that hot chick in the gym who is 15 years your junior, but only if you have 5g a day!
NITROSIGINE – This is a patented bonding of Arginine and Silicate. Daily doses prior to workout significantly increased pre-workout energy levels, increased muscle pump immediately following a workout, and decreased biomarkers of muscle damage immediately after a workout and during recovery.
Glycerol – Seems to be most effective when administered rectally (in your ass) as a laxative.
Agmatine Sulfate – Agmatine is considered to be a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator. The majority use agmatine injections, not oral ingestion and there is still no evidence that working memory is enhanced with agmatine supplementation.
Arginine Pyroglutamate – Arginine prior to sleep is able to enhance the sleep-induced GH release, but the long-term significance of this is not known.
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.
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.
Hordenine – Technically Hordenine can be used as a stimulant and fat burner due to its associated with tyramine and noradrenaline, but not enough evidence exists currently to support its usage as nutritional supplementation.
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.
Higenamine – Data shows an increase in energy expenditure and kilocalorie expenditure. It also results in a moderate increase in heart rate and systolic blood pressure similar to caffeine.
Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) – Shown to be hypocholesterolemic, hepatoprotective, central nervous system stimulant, diuretic, and to benefit the cardiovascular system.
Naringin – This displays strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. Known as a citrus flavonoid and found in grapefruit, it is also good for reducing cholesterol, high blood pressure, overall obesity as well as improving cardiovascular health.
1 sachet with water is 7643mg of the above ingredients which is about half of what we would expect…low dosed pre workouts have not fared too well.
It was quite watery in it’s consistency, as if it was weak.
Effects & Benefits:
There’s a total of 16 ingredients. Many of which are just variations of the same ingredient.
that means if we simmer the ingredients and boil it back to its main parts we have 11 ingredients.
Looking through the studies a little more closely it seems just 9 would offer any benefit for using in a pre workout supplement.
Well theoretically anyway…
Creatine is well known throughout the fitness world for its strength and size benefits it offers,
Arginine opens up the blood vessels which allows freer blood flow, that provides more oxygen to your muscle and takes away the waste products.
Nitrosigne is there to increase energy levels and prevent muscular damage once you have finished your workout.
Arginine Pyroglutamate is said to help increase the growth hormone release when you sleep, although studies are not clear on the long term ramifications.
Caffeine is a very popular stimulant and helps me and millions others get through the day. Let’s face it, it is more addictive than crack.
Higenamine offers very similar effects to Caffeine.
Yohimbe is another stimulant but this one is more powerful and potentially a bit dangerous…like that silent co-worker.
At least then we have Yeba Mate and Naringin which are both beneficial to the cardiovascular system…we may just need them.
So how did it feel?
I didn’t feel any benefits at all.
I felt a bit bloated/stomach discomfort when I drank it and then I got a head ache shortly after.
I couldn’t even feel the tingle of Beta-Alanine which is more alarming that anything.
Other than that I didn’t feel anything which is disappointing to say the least.
I don’t look at other reviews online be it on websites or videos because I do not want to be influenced by what I say, so this is purely my account and experience of the product.
Suffice to say, it didn’t live up to my expectations.
Check out my thoughts in the video below.
Creatine requires dosing on a regular basis to be effective..
Arginine also needs 5000mg to be effective and open up those blood vessels yet we have barely anything present.
Beta-Alanine merely produces a tingling sensation yet I didn’t even feel this…this could be down to the low overall dose.
Yohimbe is a bit of a concern because it really can fuck your cardiovascular system up.
Then we have a further 4 ingredients that just do not have any evidence from scientific studies that they’re effective or beneficial.
One of which may act as a laxative which you definitely do not want when you’re in the squat rack.
As I mention in my video, theoretically there’s a good number of ingredients present but I beg anyone to see if they can feel them.
I just felt bloated and then got a headache which is probably from the Yohimbe.
My feelings are that 16 ingredients split across a dose of less than 8000mg is just too little to be any good.
Razor 8 Blast Powder Pre Workout Review Conclusion:
Okay, so there’s a fair number of ingredients that according to studies are beneficial and effective when used as a pre workout to provide energy and power.
However, it seems dosed too low offers nothing at all, no feeling, no energy or power which is a disappointment.
There’s a number of ingredients that don’t offer anything, well not proven anyway.
However, there’s other products that offer nearly twice as much mass yet with fewer ingredients which wipe the floor with this.
As is, I wouldn’t bother touching it, there’s too many alternative pre workouts which are effective and you can feel it.