Just did the math on Pre-Workout Supplements
- 01-16-2008, 10:04 PM
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
White Flood - $36.96 with 50 servings @ .74/11g serving
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
- 01-16-2008, 11:01 PM
wish i had the time to get creative like that.
- 01-16-2008, 11:26 PM
This took me all of 15 minutes to figure up, so it wasn't that hard.
01-16-2008, 11:28 PM
i guess once you get everything set up its not a big deal. Maybe ill give it a shot. I do love buying bulks.
01-17-2008, 12:49 AM
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
01-17-2008, 12:54 AM
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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01-17-2008, 12:59 AM
01-17-2008, 01:04 AM
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.
01-17-2008, 01:05 AM
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.
01-17-2008, 08:56 AM
01-17-2008, 09:11 AM
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!
01-17-2008, 07:59 PM
01-20-2008, 03:25 AM
01-20-2008, 04:51 PM
So where's the caffeine that is in all the preworkout products? I don't see it in your mix.
01-20-2008, 05:17 PM
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
01-20-2008, 05:22 PM
01-20-2008, 06:07 PM
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.
01-20-2008, 06:11 PM
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.
01-20-2008, 06:25 PM
01-20-2008, 06:26 PM
01-20-2008, 06:28 PM
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!
01-20-2008, 06:29 PM
01-20-2008, 07:21 PM
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