I just bought some Superpump250 this week after numerous reccomendations from people on Bodybuilding.com. It's a fairly popular product so I thought I would review it. First of all let me say that I do not expect any NO product to make up for effort in the gym. I do not expect to have water hose sized veins from taking an NO product nor do I believe the pump is entirely the result of supplementation. In the past I have used:
V12 and V12 turbo
Ok so on to the review:
1 out of 10. This stuff tastes like expired Halloween candy. In order to even finish it I must gag it down and it leaves me with a very dry mouth.
Results: 2 out of 10, 3 on a very good day. First of all the dosing is very broad and vague. 1 to 3 scoops? That's a large variant. At 3 scoops a serving, the product will last 13 workouts, or a month for me. So the first day I dosed it at one scoop. I felt absolutely nothing and had a horrible taste in my mouth from the awful flavor the entire workout. The next time I dosed 2 scoops. Still absolutely nothing and the taste was twice as awful. Today I tried 3 scoops and felt a mild, mild effect that disappeared mid workout. At 48 dollars, I would expect the max dose to yield some sort of results. I take my NO product about 45 minutes prior to workout and about 45 minutes after my preworkout meal. The proprietary blend lists a severe assload of ingredients, half of which are most likely un necessary or underdosed. I can not even wait till I'm out of the product, as it was a giant waste of money, disgusting, and does not yield any sort of effect whatsoever. I do not have a high stim. tolerance, a sugar free redbull or half a redline makes me feel cracked out or something, so I do not blame tolerance on the lack of results.
Lets review the label claims really quick:
"Increases lean mass in one workout!"
-Sorry buddy, but no product will do that unless it's some sort of anabolic agent. If there is any increase in anything, it is the feeling of disgust of having to consume 3 servings of this crap
"Causes rapid and measurable full muscle pumps!"
-Really? At what dose? I'm taking enough to make a race horse slam dunk and I see no difference in the pumps I get when I lift.
"Rapidly increases the ratio of lean body composition"
-See first comment.
"Promotes intense mental focus, maximum energy, and superior strength."
-The only thing I focus on is how awful it tastes and how I gag when I try to choke it down. I then focus on the fact that the product is absolute garbage to fuel my workout intensity, feeling that if I lift hard maybe my money will magically reappear. My gag reflex certainly does gain strength, but there is not one difference in my lifts from this product.
I encourage any supplement user to not buy this product. It is terrible in every single respect. When I was using Shock Therapy, 1 scoop felt way more intense than 3 of this. Also, it lasts 50 workouts, which is 16 weeks, or 4 months. I never believe the claims a product makes, but when it yields not even a placebo effect, it makes me wonder. By the way, my diet is very clean, 350/350/100 every day, all from extremely clean sources, so my diet is not to blame, nor is my training intensity.