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Razor 8 Blast – AllMax
Razor 8 Blast by AllMax is a pre-workout formula designed to boost energy and vascularity. It combines a variety of modern ingredients with some fancy names and intentions to improve focus, energy mental and physical, blood flow and add some extra pump.
Being quite up front with (most of) their ingredients, AllMax has convienently provided us with an list of Razor 8’s contents and their concentrations. Advertised as containing no fillers or inactive substances, there is certainly no shortage of ingredients in Razor 8.
ATP Enhancers, Myofibril Acidification Buffer 5425 mg
Creatine Monohydrate (Pharma-Grade Microparticulated) 4000 mg
Creatine HCl 1000 mg
Beta-Alanine (as CarnoSyn®) 425 mg
Endothelial Expansion, Hemodynamic Volumizer 1835 mg
Arginine HCl 515 mg
Nitrosigine™ (Inositol Stabilized Arginine Silicate) 445 mg
HydroMax™ (65% Glycerol Powder) 385 mg
Agmatine Sulfate (as Agmapure®) 365 mg
Arginine Pyroglutamate 85 mg
Arginine Ethyl-Ester 40 mg
CNS Stimulation / FFA Release / Beta Agonist 368 mg
Pharma-Grade Synthetic Caffeine 272 mg
Higenamine HCl (as Norcoclaurine) 45 mg
Di-Caffeine Malate 24 mg
Hordenine HCl (Dimethyl-Tyramine HCl) 22 mg
Yohimbine HCl 4.5 mg
Polymethoxylated FFA Release Extension / Hyperlytic Acceleration 15 mg
Yerba Maté & Green Tea Extract 10 mg
Razor 8 is listed as having 10 calories per servings and 2g of carbohydrates. No fat or protein content.
This is quite the list, but fortunately many of the compounds are familiar to most. Some of the listed ingredients aren’t so much ingredients as effects, things like “Endothelial Expansion, Hemodynamic Volumizer.” In these cases, it is likely a proprietary formula being used which the manufacturer does not wish to disclose the exact contents. Therefore we can’t consider Razor 8 to be a completely transparent product – although extensive ingredient information is provided, there are still proprietary blends inside of it.
Lets take a look at some of the most important and also some of the most obscure items on this list.
Nitrosigine: A compound consisitng of silicate, inositol and arginie. Formulated to improve cardiovascular function and promote pumping via nitric oxide synthesis. Tested in per-clinical studies and demonstrated some efficacy. Nitrosigine is a trade name, not a part of chemical nomenclature.
Hordenine: Scientifically untested in humans, Hordenine is sold as a central nervous system stimulant and has been claimed to enhance metabolism.
Agmatine Sulfate: Agmatine Sulfate is a known and effective vasodilator. It is an effective pumping agent and used in many supplement blends. It has the ability to lower insulin and also potentially reduce post-workout recovery time. It has also been studied as a nootropic.
Flavor, Jar Size and Price per Serving
Three flavors are available:
-Key Lime Cherry
Jar size and Price per Serving
Jars are available in 30 or 60 servings. A serving size of 9.5g to each scoop means that these are 285g and 570g sizes respectively. At $37 for the 60-serving jar, we find Razor 8 Blast Powder pretty affordable at about ~$0.60 a serving.
Over at supplementreviews.com we find an 8.5 overall rating for Razor 8 Blast Powder with a total of 26 reviews.
At bodybuilding.com 54 total ratings gave Razor 8 Blast Powder a 7.6 rating.
In Razor 8 Blast Powder we find several tried and true compounds with various vasodilators and stimulants among them. There can be little doubt that Razor 8 will provide users with both energy and pump and get a workout going. However, the huge ingredient list can be a double edged sword: if you believe in the efficacy of the ingredients and Razor 8, you’re likely to believe a world of good comes from them. If you are a skeptic, however, each item on the list is another questionable candidate.
And there is definitely some merit to this skepticism, which should be kept in mind whenever we encounter a proprietary formula as the ones hidden within Razor 8 Blast Powder.
But this is certainly a way to get many of the most commonly used and recommended substances into a single pre-workout package of stimulants, vasodilators, and proven aids like creatine. Interestingly, several per-clincal studies (arranged by the products manufacturer) have shown results from using Razor 8 Blast Powder. If these studies are valid, the implications are intriguing and the supplement world may see much more of the compounds in Razor 8.