My Run Everything Labs ENTER WITH PURPOSE Pre Workout Review
My Run Everything Labs ENTER WITH PURPOSE Pre Workout Review First Look:
When I got home last night from a cycle along the river, I knew I had lots of chores around the house to do, eat and also try to squeeze a quick workout in before I head over to the grocery store and then over to my girlfriend’s house.
Evenings at the girlfriends’ house usually consist of some TV drama so it’s a nice time to unwind.
However, I want to make sure everything is sorted out before head over.
With this in mind I wanted to make sure that I had the energy and desire to smash the weights up and also make sure I wasn’t wasting time and just got on with it.
Considering my leg is still injured from rugby I only needed to hit shoulders and chest
Therefore, looking through my sachets of pre workout supplements I have on my desk upstairs EWP caught my eye.
The low number of combined ingredients did give me concern but sometimes more is less, especially if the ingredients are effective.
I mixed the powder in my mixer bottle and chugged it back. It tasted great and my lips immediately started to tingle.
I thought thus may be a good sign, it may be the beginning of something amazing so I waited for 20 minutes before I entered the home gym kair beneath my living room.
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.
Betaine (trimethylglycine) – This has been recommended as a compound that will increase athletic performance.
However, results from studies have been quite unreliable thus far of Betaine.
A dose of 12500mg has been linked to increased power output, very minimal increase of workout volume and slight endurance. Then again studies have showed no increase of any of the aforementioned parameters.
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.
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.
Creatinol O-Phosphate (COP) – When injected this can alleviate heart complications. No evidence it can do anything when consumed orally.
Beta Vulgaris (Beet) – Beet can also increase nitric oxide in the body. This chemical can dialate blood vessels and was popular with athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
This is also found in 4 Gauge which is rated as the best pre workout, however, it is not commonly found in many others.
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.
Theobromine – Theobromine can reduce sleepiness and in large quantities produces a jittery sensation.
Bitter Orange (Citrus Aurantium) – At present, Citrus aurantium may be the best thermogenic substitute for ephedra. However, more studies are needed to establish this definitively.
Bitter orange is possibly unsafe when taken as a supplement for a medical purpose such as weight loss.
Bitter orange, particularly when taken with stimulants such as caffeine or caffeine-containing herbs, increases the risk for high blood pressure, fainting, heart attack, stroke, and other severe side effects.
There are reports that bitter orange can trigger headaches, including migraine and cluster headaches, in some people.
Bitter orange can cause sensitivity to the sun. Wear sunblock outside, especially if you are light-skinned.
Cymbidium Goeringi – This has significant anti-inflammatory activity properties.
1 sachet before training.
This is a combined amount of just 8000mg.
This does not compare well to many of the best pre workout supplements which will offer over 15,000mg.
It did taste very nice which was summer crush flavor, the consistency was right but I did feel a little bloated from it.
Benefits & Effects:
There are four proven and beneficial ingredients present.
Caffeine is a great stimulant that can effect the CNS which controls muscle and heart stimulation.
Theobromine can help with combating fatigue which is great if you workout after along day at work, or even better if you hit the gym first thing in the morning.
Beet increases nitric oxide production which dilates the blood vessels meaning more blood can flow and carry oxygen to the organs and muscles, it will also take away waste products too.
Cymbidium Goeringi can reduce inflammation. Acute inflammation tends to be muscular or joint pain. Chronic can be described as cellular can can be the cause of disease such as obesity.
Inflammation is bad. Period.
How Did It Feel?
I felt the tingling sensation of the Beta-Alanine and I felt more awake, especially after a long, arduous day at work.
However, that’s where it ended.
I didn’t really feel any other benefits or a surge of energy.
I felt a bit bloated even though it tasted nice.
The dose is low, the number of ingredients is low.
There’s also a proprietary blend which conceals the exact amount of a few of the ingredients included.
Then there’s ingredients such as Creatinol O-Phosphate and Agmatine which do not seem to be effective when taken orally and need to be injected.
Bitter Orange even though it is a powerful stimulant is also potentially dangerous.
Taurine is not proven to have any benefit.
Beatine is far too under dosed to be effective. We would need more than the combined amount of ingredients and then plus 4500mg to have any benefit.
My Run Everything Labs ENTER WITH PURPOSE Pre Workout Review Conclusion:
This makes your lips and face tingle, it will also make you feel a bit more awake while giving you a bit of stomach bloat.
Many of the ingredients are either not proven to be effective or need to be injected rather than taken by mouth to be beneficial.
Or we just need more of the ingredients and not have the proprietary blend.
Therefore, as it is missing the following ingredients I would not really bother with this pre workout from Applied Nutrition.
- Coconut water
There is a better product than this that will get you fired up and cause hell in your chosen sport.