Just did the math on Pre-Workout Supplements

  1. Just did the math on Pre-Workout Supplements


    I just did the math to figure how much it costs me to have my custom pre-workout supplement, and how much is costs per serving for the top used pre-workout supplements. Honestly, I think mine has a better ingredient profile and is much more effective than these others, the only two I've tried though are NO-Xplode and White Flood. When I look at pre-workout supplements I think most are underdosed or don't include my "essentials" (citrulline malate, ALCAR, Beta Alanine.)

    Here's what I figured up:

    Supplement Dosing and Pricing


    Citrulline Malate: 500g - $44.95 - 11.11/g @ 5g = 55.55c
    Beta Alanine: 500g - $20.95 - .0419/g @ 4g = 16.76c
    ACLAR: 500g - $24.95 - .0499/g @ 2g = 9.98c
    GMS: 200g - $7.98 - .0399/g @ 4g = 15.96c
    Tricreate Malate: 200g - $5.90 - .0295/g @ 2g = 5.9c
    Creatine-G 500g - $34.95 - .0699/g @ 2g = 13.98c
    AAKG 500g - $29.95 - .0599/g @ 5g = 29.95c

    Total = $1.49 per 24g serving

    Superpump 250 - $35.95 with 40 servings @ .90/20g serving
    Proprietary Blend

    White Flood - $36.96 with 50 servings @ .74/11g serving
    1700mg AAE
    1700mg Beta Alanine
    No CM, ALCAR, GMS, or Creatine

    VPX NO Shotgun - $34.95 with 30 servings @ $1.16/27g serving
    Beta Alanine EE - Supposedly dangerous to health

    BSN NO Explode - $42.95 with 40 servings @ $1.07/20.5g serving

    Bulk Arachidonic Acid - 50g - $69.95 - $1.39/g vs. X-factor - 25g - $44.95 - $1.80/g

    If you're using bulk creatine mono as opposed to my favorite creatines, gluconate and tricreatine malate (yes I know this is dicreatine+monohydrate salts), it would be a few cents cheaper. But, I'm overall satisfied with my custom mix, and I feel it works excellent for me, much better than white flood and NO-Xplode ever did.

    I virtually do not tire out and get great pumps every single workout, and its stim free.

    My vote goes to NP bulk supplements any day.
    Last edited by Soopaman; 01-17-2008 at 07:59 PM. Reason: X-factor math wrong


  2. wish i had the time to get creative like that.

  3. This took me all of 15 minutes to figure up, so it wasn't that hard.
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  4. i guess once you get everything set up its not a big deal. Maybe ill give it a shot. I do love buying bulks.

  5. well in reality the bulk x-factor isnt a huge difference if u consider that the bulk powder only contains 10percent of the active but still its a good bargain...anything from nutraplanet is a bargain

  6. ive tried the bulk powder route many many times

    1) getting the proper measurements never worked out

    2) taste my god the taste. oh man the taste

    3) large bags of white powder everywhere every day to make a preworkout drink was a pita

    4 did i mention taste lol
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by JaredGalloway View Post
    well in reality the bulk x-factor isnt a huge difference if u consider that the bulk powder only contains 10percent of the active but still its a good bargain...anything from nutraplanet is a bargain
    Good catch on the X-factor, I didn't notice that, usually the percent is listed with product name like the milk thistle, the 10% was fine print here.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Outside Backer View Post
    ive tried the bulk powder route many many times

    1) getting the proper measurements never worked out

    2) taste my god the taste. oh man the taste

    3) large bags of white powder everywhere every day to make a preworkout drink was a pita

    4 did i mention taste lol
    1) I've got a 50g scale accurate to .001g, cost about $40 off ebay, simply plop on a 70cc protein scoop, zero the scale and you're good to go.

    2) I mix the pre-workout supplement described in the first post with 2 scoops watermelon xtend and it tastes great. Without, its just kinda sour, not a bad taste, really.

    3) Where'd the bags come from? All NP bulk powders are in plastic tubs. If you're ordered from NP twice then you have to have at least two shaker bottles. Make sure they're dry and fill one before workout and then one for whatever after workout stuff you have. Get another if you need intra-workout supplements.

    4) Quit being a wuss I keed.

  9. i too have turned to making my own preworkout drink or set up... personally i deal with the taste by just capping the most horrible ones and take the reast in a shot of grape juice followed by a full glass of water to dilute the sugar for any that may have an interferance (not many i think, maybe jsut the AAKG)

    its way the hell cheaper and you get very good effects from it, better then the premade ones IMO and they arent chalked full of caffine (if that bugs you) and sugar like noxplode na dmany others..... that are mostly only that.

  10. The xfactor math is flawed

  11. i might be able to do this if i mix a weeks worth of pre and post shakes at a time. im all about saving money!

  12. Quote Originally Posted by nelix View Post
    The xfactor math is flawed
    Fixed.

  13. So where's the caffeine that is in all the preworkout products? I don't see it in your mix.

  14. my pre wo supps 1 to 1-1/2 cups oats multi cissus and a bcaa,eaa drink during workout I love me some oats

  15. Quote Originally Posted by N4cer View Post
    So where's the caffeine that is in all the preworkout products? I don't see it in your mix.
    personally i would opt out the caffine from any and every preworkout mix if i could, it acts as an extreme diruetic in my case and thats the last thing i want during and after my workout. i take creatine to increase cell volumization and water saturation not to just go off and piss it all away in the next couple hours right when i need it for increased nutrient uptake as well as constrict all my veins. JMO. thats why im so excited to see all these new energy and focus supps coming out that dont have the sides of caffine but still can bring most its benifits.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by N4cer View Post
    So where's the caffeine that is in all the preworkout products? I don't see it in your mix.
    If you want caffeine in a custom mix, got get some caffeine pills, they're pretty cheap.

    And to note, this isn't a pre-workout energizer. My custom pre-workout drink is made for it's effects in the weight room. You've got huge pumps, highly increased endurance, strength, and focus. I combine this with 4 caps of drive before I hit the gym and get a stim-free rocketship ride the whole way.

    And, this isn't a suggestion as to say "hey, you guys should start drinking this before workouts." It is just supposed to show you how much more effective pre-workout drinks can be made from bulks and save you money.

  17. I understand your point and think it's a great thread. I'm wanting to know where this increased focus is coming from, since nitric products on their own don't possess that intrinsic property. And yes, I want to know so I can learn and understand. Not to criticize you.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by N4cer View Post
    I understand your point and think it's a great thread. I'm wanting to know where this increased focus is coming from, since nitric products on their own don't possess that intrinsic property. And yes, I want to know so I can learn and understand. Not to criticize you.
    That would be the ALCAR. Great supplement for increasing focus as well as endurance.

    And I know you weren't criticizing, I just wanted to explain and make clear about things in the last post.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Soopaman View Post
    That would be the ALCAR. Great supplement for increasing focus as well as endurance.

    And I know you weren't criticizing, I just wanted to explain and make clear about things in the last post.
    Cool. I have about 25lbs of ALCAR.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by N4cer View Post
    Cool. I have about 25lbs of ALCAR.
    Christ dude. You wanna send some of that my way? :-D

    Here's a thread that's got a lotta ALCAR info in it, just scroll down:
    Acetyl L-Carnitine (Alcar) and the Anarchy Stack...post in here!

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Soopaman View Post
    Christ dude. You wanna send some of that my way? :-D

    Here's a thread that's got a lotta ALCAR info in it, just scroll down:
    Acetyl L-Carnitine (Alcar) and the Anarchy Stack...post in here!
    Used to own a bulk raws web site. Haha. I guess I could get rid of some for a decent price.

    I'll check that link. Thanks a ton!

  22. Quote Originally Posted by N4cer View Post
    Used to own a bulk raws web site. Haha. I guess I could get rid of some for a decent price.

    I'll check that link. Thanks a ton!
    just read the sig man, love it, prob one of the more informative ones ive seen as opposed to some quote or something
  

  
 

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