Thank you to Met-Rx for participating in the ER program, and allowing a few of us to try their Pre-workout supplement, Nuclear X. It had been quite some time since I had tried a Met-Rx product, I was very interested to see what a big name company could do in the direction of a pre-workout supplement....
Thank you to Met-Rx for participating in the ER program, and allowing a few of us to try their Pre-workout supplement, Nuclear X. It had been quite some time since I had tried a Met-Rx product, I was very interested to see what a big name company could do in the direction of a pre-workout supplement. By providing a solid profile which equates some solid results, Met-Rx did not disappoint.
This simply performed day in and day out. Very consistent as far as energy and focus was concerned. Along with a solid pump, and no crash, this hit the mark for a solid Pre-workout with quality ingredients but not a lot of flash. I used this during both heavy training sessions, and high rep, high volume sessions, and I was pleased with results in both. Enough kick, to get me going and move some heavy weight, but it performed even better for me, during high volume, high intensity training. Supplied a workable pump, and lasting stamina, two high demand aspects that IU look for in a good pre-workout.
Solid profile, with not a lot of flare, but pretty much the main ingredients that I prefer. All quality as well, for I felt that each specific ingredient had the effect I which it was intended for.
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (12 Grams)
Servings Per Container: 40
Amount Per Serving
Calories - 40
Total Carbohydrate - 4 Grams
Niacin - 50 mg
Sodium - 10 mg
Beta-Alanine - 2,400 mg
Arginine - 1,500 mg
L-Citrulline DL-Malate 1:1 - 1,000 mg
Creatine HCl - 1,000 mg
Agmatine Sulfate - 500 mg
Caffeine Anhydrous - 200 mg
A little light in the load at one scoop, but nearing two is where this shines.
I played with the dosage. One scoop not near enough, two scoops hit the mark every time, but many times I settled for 1.5-1.75. Now at 400 mg of caffeine your thinking, "of course this should work." Which may be true, but I have also had my fair share of Pre-workouts pushing that mark, that left me high and dry, and with a severe crash. That was not the case with this product. I like having the ability to tailor the dosage to my workout and needs for the day. Solid endurance, and a tight pump to accompany the results, and this shined most days for me.
Taste/Mix ability: 7
I was given the Radioactive fruit punch flavor. I don't care for fruit punch so I may be biased, but it was tolerable for what it was. Tangy and sweet, but I would definitely look for a new flavor the next time around. It mixed relatively well, but there was often some grit and sediment at the bottom that had to be swished around or mixed around in my mouth before I could get it down. Nothing that lead to digestion issues or side effects, but it could have been smoother for certain.
The value in this product will solely be dependent upon the user. With a price range of $33-$35, it is certainly not outrageous. In fact if you could respond well to just one scoop, at 40 servings, this would be a steal. But at near two scoops per serving for me, it quickly reduces the servings per container, therefore reducing the overall value a bit. I am willing to pay for quality, so if this could be reduced to nearly a dollar per serving, I would rate this much higher. I will be looking for this in the future, but I will look for a good deal, and another flavor.
In conclusion, I think Met-Rx pretty much nailed it with this one. Straight forward, fully disclosed profile, which can be altered a bit to fit ones needs. Flavor and mix ability can be improved, but as far as results, I will be certainly looking at Nuclear Rx in the near future, and a few other of the newer products Met-Rx has come up with.
- Label Disclosure
- Increased Energy
- Effective Ingredients
- Would Like To See More Servings Per Container