MAN Sports Pump Powder Stim-Free Pre-Workout Supplement, Blue Bomb-Sicle, 225 Gram
- Rapid Nitric Oxide Stimulator
- Great To Stack with a Simulant Pre-Workout
- No Creatine, No Tingles
- No Artificial Colors or Dyes
Pump Powder Pre-Workout from MAN Sports
A few days ago, I wrote about the new
The first time I stumbled upon MAN Sports was when they launched a fat burner named Scorch. This was years ago, and one thing that made the fat burner stand out from the crowd back
STIM-FREE NITRIC OXIDE STIMULATOR*EXPLOSIVE STRENGTH & POWER*STACK WITH ANY STIMULANT PRE-WORKOUTNO CREATINE, NO TINGLES, NO DYES
Pump Powder is a straight-forward, effective & to-the-point formula boasting a trifecta of pump ingredients dosed to specifically yield perpetual pumps, super vascularity & strength gains so every workout is positive progression.
We dreamt up Pump Powder from the need for a product that: hits within minutes, keeps you pumped & vascular hours after your workout has ended, mixes with anything and tastes phenomenal…
Welcome to the world of Pump Powder.
The new PUMP contains the following:
- Niacin 12.5mg
- Vitamin B12 (As Methylcobalamin) 1.2mg
- Vitamin C (As Ascorbic Acid) 100mg
- Full Disclosure Pump Powder Actives
- Agmatine Sulfate (Agmaflow™) 500mg
- Glycerol Monostearate (65% Glycerol) 1500mg
- Citrulline Malate 1:1 Ratio 3000mg
We start out with 12.5 mg of Niacin (which is another name for Vitamin B3). Niacin is famous for giving users a the niacin flush - a tingling sensation very similar to tingle you get from a good dose of beta-alanine.
Some people claim that niacin will improve vascularity, but I think this is questionable. I have never noticed this effect myself, and if there was some truth to this, I think the dose used here is too low anyway. The arguments on improved vascularity I have
There is one study that confirms a link between Niacin consumption and a higher level of Nitric Oxide Synthase, and because of this, a higher level of NO. I do not have access, to the full report, I assume the dosage used are significantly higher than what you get here. I am not
Now don't get me wrong; with the stuff above, it might sound like there it's no benefits to using niacin at all, but that not true; far from it. There are lots and lots of benefits (and unique ones) to supplementing with niacin - it just doesn't seem to be very relevant from a pre-workout perspective.
Vitamin B12 is an important vitamin which amongst other helps with energy metabolism, support healthy nerve functions and formations of red blood cells. There is definitely a need to supplement with vitamin B12 if you are in a deficit, but most people aren't. What should be noted here is that we are getting the active form of B12 Methylcobalamin and not Cyanocobalamin - Cyanocobalamin is the cheaper version, while Methylcobalamin is a bit more expensive, so we know that MAN Sports gives us some quality stuff here.
Back to the reasoning for B12 again; as vitamin B12 supports converting carbohydrates into
Vitamin C (As Ascorbic Acid)
Full Disclosure Pump Powder Actives
Agmatine Sulfate (Agmaflow™)
We have seen this stuffed used in other PWO´s such as Hamavo2 and Conquer from iForce. Agmatine Sulfate (which occasionally is listed
Glycerol Monostearate (65% Glycerol)
Glycerol is a pump amplifier which seemingly won't give you as much of a pump as say NO, but the pump you do get will be longer lasting, due to water retention. A side benefit from glycerol is a proven prevention of post-workout dehydration.
Citrulline Malate 1:1
As mentioned before here on muscles.zone, Citrulline Malate is a proven energy booster and a substance I welcome in my pre-workout supplements. It’s a precursor to the amino acid Arginine that has been shown to work effectively as a performance enhancer. By increasing ATP production during workouts, subjects who have tried this substance were able to perform significantly more reps, and with less muscle soreness as well.
Verdict on PUMP from MAN Sports
It's a good mix of pump amplifying substances, but its a bit thin. Besides from the vitamins, you get the three above listed substances, which I expect will do some good but not a whole lot. As stated on MAN sports homepage, this PWO can be stacked, and I think for most people, it probably should be, in order to join the ranks of other PWO´s on the market. Keep in mind that this is solely a pump based (as the name clearly indicates) PWO, with no energy boosting elements.
MAN Sports recently released another new PWO named Game Day, which I will be reviewing here on muscles.zone as well. This might be a good mix with Pump, in order to get a solid pre workout. Keep in
A good but thin choice, with a focus on pumps. A good candidate for stacking, with energy boosting PWOs.
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