My Supplements Direct Pre Workout Review
My Supplements Direct Pre Workout Review First Look:
I never normally hit the gym on a Sunday. Not that I am religious and believe it is a day of rest, no, I have usually over indulged either with the girlfriend by having dinner and drinks on the Saturday night or out with buddies.
This means by no means can I do any exercise the day after, walking is about my limit but I have tried cycling or weightlifting in the past and it is just pointless.
However, I only had a few drinks both Friday and Saturday night and over quite a long period of time…this may be the point whereby I am learning that you do not need to skull 10 pints of beer just because it is a Friday or Saturday night.
As a result, not only do I feel great all weekend, I feel great now on the Monday.
I think I could get used to this, it also meant I slept much better too so I feel much more refreshed.
With all of this in mind and prior to heading over for a Sunday dinner I thought I would squeeze a short and quick chest session in.
So I grabbed the large sachet of pre workout by Supplements Direct and scooped it in to my shaker.
L-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, nothing really to do with testosterone but may assist with any impotency issues that are not helping you attain that hot chick in the gym who is 15 years your junior.
However, you will require 5g per day alone!
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.
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.
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.
BCAA – 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.
Vitamin B6 – Comprising three chemically distinct compounds pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, and pyridoxine, is involved in the regulation of mental function and mood.
Vitamin B6 is also an essential homocysteine re-methylation cofactor, and deficiency is associated with increase in blood homocysteine levels.
Homocysteine is a risk factor for cerebrovascular disease and may also have directly toxic effects on neurons of the central nervous system.
Neuropsychiatric disorders including seizures, migraine, chronic pain and depression have been linked to vitamin B6 deficiency.
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.
1 scoop before training.
This is a combined amount of 10000mg.
This does not compare as well to many of the best pre workout supplements which will offer over 15,000mg.
It tasted disgusting and I probably will not use it again, regardless of how big the sachet is.
Benefits & Effects:
Caffeine is a great stimulant that can effect the CNS which controls muscle and heart stimulation.
B6 is great for testosterone levels plus energy and even fat burning.
Tyrosine can help fight fatigue and make sure you are alert.
Arginine opens up the blood vessels if dosed highly enough. However, it needs 5000mg at least to have any effect, especially if used to help improve an erection.
BCAA’s are required for muscle development, it is always important not to just supplement BCAA’s by themselves as they appear to be ineffective if done so.
How Did It Feel?
The only thing I felt was the tingle of Beta-Alanine.
Then I did not feel anything else, at all.
It tasted like shit, the mixability wasn’t particularly good and the effects were dismal.
This is a proprietary blend.
That means the actual content per ingredient included is not revealed.
We have no idea of the 10g serving if we have 100mg of Arginine or 5000mg, and this is important because Arginine needs a dose of 5000mg to be effective.
It also means that legally, the manufacturer could just included trace amount sof each ingredient listed and bulk it up using a bulking agent.
There’s no evidence that Beta-Alanine can actually offer any benefit.
It tastes lick shit and didn’t do anything for me.
There’s a lack of other proven ingredients too which make up the best pre workout supplements.
My Supplements Direct Pre Workout Review Conclusion:
This not only offers no real world benefit (to me at least), it also comprises of a proprietary blend.
This means we have no idea of the actual amount of each ingredient listed on the ingredients panel.
The taste was horrific so I wouldn’t want to even try it again, but with so few effective ingredients included I will look elsewhere.
Therefore, as it is missing the following ingredients I would not suggest that this pre workout from Supplements Direct is worth bothering with:
- Coconut water
There is a better product than this that will get you fired up and cause hell in your chosen sport.