Whatever Your Work May Be ONWARD Pre Workout Review
My Whatever Your Work May Be ONWARD Pre Workout Review
It is the end of the week and I am shattered.
There’s a bit of construction work happening in my house so I still feel like I am living in a shit hole.
Luckily my girlfriend can see though the mess and disruption, not only that, she likes to instigate a weight session in the home gym…I am a lucky man!
So, after work we headed straight back home changed in to our gym gear and chose a sachet of pre workout to use and see how it performed.
We picked this one from Whatever Your Work May Be purely based on the flavor.
The better half like the sound of it and I wasn’t to oppose.
So it was mixed with water and chugged back, the taste was great as was the mixability.
So far, so good with no complaints from either of us.
We fed the cat, took out the trash and mooched around preparing dinner for later in the evening…
Then we went to the subterranean level where my gym is.
Echinacea – This could ward off sickness and ill health. There have been some good results from tests but also no benefit recorded too. Not very reliable.
Glutamine – It is generally touted as a Muscle Builder, but has not been proven to enhance muscle building in healthy individuals; only those suffering from physical trauma such as burns or muscular wounds (knife wounds) or in disease states in which muscle wasting occurs, such as AIDS.
Taking glutamine by mouth does not seem to improve athletic performance according to studies.
Huperzine A – Some research shows that taking huperzine A by mouth for 4 weeks improves the memory older children and teenagers who complain of memory problems.
Cognizin (citicoline) – Studies have shown that it can have beneficial effects both in degenerative and in vascular cognitive decline.
L-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).
Riboflavin (B2) – Important for body growth and red blood cell production. It also aids in the release of energy from proteins.
Biotin – Biotin is an important component of enzymes in the body that break down certain substances like fats, carbohydrates, and others.
Selenium – This has some anti-oxidative, however, too much can be a pro-diabetic.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) – Pantothenic acid, as with other B vitamins are able to convert your food in to energy.
They’re also able to help you body use fats and proteins effectively, notwithstanding the creation of red blood cells which carry oxygen to your muscles.
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.
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) – Gives you more energy and boost your metabolism, helping you shed unwanted pounds. Ensure you are not deficient in Vitamin B12 so you can do that quick 10 miler at 5am…
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) – Thiamine is required by our bodies to properly use carbohydrates.
Some research suggests that taking thiamine together with pantethine and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) does not improve muscle strength or endurance in athletes.
Vitamin K – Higher doses of vitamin K such as 50g per day can help with bone and cardiovascular health.
Vitamin E – Supplementation may help with boosting the immune system. Too much supplementation may lead to prostate cancer and even death!
Vitamin A – This may help recovery from laser eye surgery but doesn’t really benefit us to increase performance.
Vitamin C – Widely hailed for its benefits. It can help protect the testes fro stress and therefore preserve testosterone levels. Being an anti-oxidant helps with blood flow too.
Vitamin D – A great Testosterone boosting vitamin that must be taken advantage of to trigger further production of Testosterone in your body.
However, there are two types of Vitamin D. There’s calciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) – we are only interested in cholecalciferol which is D3; this is the type our skin synthesizes from the sun and becomes a hormone which results in the increases in our testosterone.
Research by the US Library of Medicine has shown that testosterone productions are increased with Vitamin D3 supplementation.
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.
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.
Niacinamide (Vit B3) – Higher amounts of niacin can improve cholesterol levels and lower cardiovascular risks and maybe symptoms for Alzheimer’s.
However, the jury is out on these real benefits.
6.5g mixed with water before training.
This does not compare well to many of the best pre workout supplements which will offer over 15,000mg.
The taste was a nice and smooth. Very pleasant.
Benefits & Effects:
Caffeine is a great stimulant that can effect the CNS which controls muscle and heart stimulation.
D3 and Vitamin C is great for testosterone and Vitamin C is good for blood flow which will help get nutrients and oxygen to organs and muscles.
Tyrosine is good for increased alertness and fighting fatigue.
Huperzine and CDP Chilone are great for improved cognitive performance.
B2 and B5 can increase red blood cell production and it is red blood cells that carry oxygen to the muscles.
B6 has cardiovascular benefits and B12 can help provide the energy required to exercise.
B1 helps process carbohydrates for energy.
When dosed highly enough, Vitamin K can help bone and cardiovascular health.
How Did It Feel?
Neither of us felt any benefit at all.
Taurine doesn’t have concrete evidence to prove that it is truly effective.
Niacin also has no proven benefit to lowering cardiovascular risk.
Echinacea has variable and not particularly reliable results in tests.
When Glutamine is taken orally there have been no improve performance benefits noted.
There’s a fine line with Selenium, while it has some anti-oxidant effects they’re not massive and too much can cause diabetes.
B1 doesn’t actually help increase strength or endurance.
Vitamin A doesn;t really seem to offer any performance benefit.
Vitamin E can help improve the immune system but too much can lead to death.
Vitamin K needs to be massively dosed to offer any benefit, in fact we would require 50g of it! This whole supplement is only 6.5g.
There’s a lack of other proven ingredients too which make up the best pre workout supplements.
Plus, the overall dose is lacking compared to many other competitive and effective pre workout supplements.
This is too low dosed to have any real effect fro those beneficial ingredients but there are also way too many unproven and ineffective ingredients included.
Let us not forget that some of these ingredients fall within a secretive proprietary blend.
This means while we know which ingredients are included, we have no idea of the amount included for each. It could just be trace amounts and that is completely legal!
My Whatever Your Work May Be ONWARD Pre Workout Review Conclusion:
This pre workout does not offer a strong enough dose.
6.5 grams is just not enough, especially when you have to consider the sheer number of differing ingredients that are present.
Not only that, part of this consists of a proprietary blend.
Overall, there’s lots of ingredients, some beneficial and lots not but those that are good have not been dosed high enough to offer any real benefit.
It also omits many proven ingredients that are present in many of the best pre workout supplements.
This was absolutely clear when we tested it for our gym session and we felt no effects at all. Absolutely nothing.
Therefore, as it is missing the following ingredients and not being dosed adequately I would not suggest that this pre workout from WHATEVER YOUR WORK MAY BE 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.