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RapidDrive Arginine 5000

  By: GNC

 

Like many on here I wanted a good pre workout drink with no caffeine. I mix 1.5 scoops with the new GNC BCAA powder also. I don't get the energy burst with this that I would with pre workout products with caffeine. I do get a really good pump with this and a small amount of energy....
Like many on here I wanted a good pre workout drink with no caffeine. I mix 1.5 scoops with the new GNC BCAA powder also. I don't get the energy burst with this that I would with pre workout products with caffeine. I do get a really good pump with this and a small amount of energy. The taste of fruit punch flavor is not very good. It almost has a chemical taste to it but I have had worse. The price is not too bad if you use a gold card. Usually drops it into the $20 something dollar range. I've had no side effects. I recommend this product 100%.
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  • Good Pump!

    COMMENTS (3)

    • 22inchpipes
      (+607)
      Trust: 100%
      May 2, 2010

      I thought it was really chemical as well and all that artifical stuff had me feeling pretty lethargic - did you experience that as well?
    • umatkd
      (+626)
      Trust: 100%
      May 2, 2010

      I didn't get too lethargic but my buddy claimed to. Today I used it and got a bit of a headache. I'll see if it happens again when I use it next.
    • venom434
      (+1,033)
      Trust: 100%
      May 2, 2010

      This is my favorite Arginine Supplement..and i actually enjoy the taste..what i do is take 1 scoop in the morning or pre-workout..and add another scoop to my water bottle and sip it during my work out and it seems to help me maintain my pump.


     

    I used this product as directed and found it to really help me achieve good pumps. The pumps seemed to last longer than without the product. It mixed easily, tasted alright and did seem to add a little UMPH to my workouts, mostly because the pump made me feel good and maybe added a little more confidence due to feeling pumped! I did notice a little gas/bloating with the product but not really any other side effects. I will use this product again. I also liked the fact it was 80 servings and I did get a good deal on the price, which was good with a coupon I had (24 bucks).

    Will...
    I used this product as directed and found it to really help me achieve good pumps. The pumps seemed to last longer than without the product. It mixed easily, tasted alright and did seem to add a little UMPH to my workouts, mostly because the pump made me feel good and maybe added a little more confidence due to feeling pumped! I did notice a little gas/bloating with the product but not really any other side effects. I will use this product again. I also liked the fact it was 80 servings and I did get a good deal on the price, which was good with a coupon I had (24 bucks).

    Will definitely use again!
     Pros:
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    • Good Pump!
    • Increased Energy
    • Builds Muscle
    • Good Value

      COMMENTS (3)

      • greenirish
        (+78)
        Trust: 98%
        April 24, 2010

        How much is it regularly and how was the pumps with it after work outs and such i am looking for a good arginine product that will keep good pumps..Sorry for a stupid question man
      • Emery
        (+618)
        Trust: 100%
        April 24, 2010

        No problem bro, and your question is not "stupid". I paid about 24 bucks but they were having a sale. Regular price is a little more, I think 28 bucks or so. The stuff does work good.
      • greenirish
        (+78)
        Trust: 98%
        April 24, 2010

        Thanks bro!


       

      A bit pricey. Tastes pretty good if you get the fruit punch flavor version. I did not want to try the unflavered version.

      -great pumps
      - easy digestion
      - good clean energy, but not the type you get from a prework out supplement.
      - muscles feel solid hours after work out.
      - can be mixed with a pre-workout supplement if your low on energy.
      -lots of servings.
      - great for a creatine free cycle.
      A bit pricey. Tastes pretty good if you get the fruit punch flavor version. I did not want to try the unflavered version.

      -great pumps
      - easy digestion
      - good clean energy, but not the type you get from a prework out supplement.
      - muscles feel solid hours after work out.
      - can be mixed with a pre-workout supplement if your low on energy.
      -lots of servings.
      - great for a creatine free cycle.
       Pros:
       Cons:
      • Good Pump!
      • Increased Energy
      • Increased Vascularity
      • Tastes Good
      • Mixes Good

        COMMENTS (1)



         

        first off, never ever buy the unflavored arginine 5000 cause it is like drinknig poison. one and a half scoops of this stuff about 15 minutes before my workout was all i needed for MASSIVE pumps. the pumps were so huge that i literally felt like they were going to burst through my skin. fruit punch tasted really good and it completely dissolved in a glass of water within 5 seconds of stirring. dont expect any increased energy because it doesnt have any stimulants. if you are currently taking...
        first off, never ever buy the unflavored arginine 5000 cause it is like drinknig poison. one and a half scoops of this stuff about 15 minutes before my workout was all i needed for MASSIVE pumps. the pumps were so huge that i literally felt like they were going to burst through my skin. fruit punch tasted really good and it completely dissolved in a glass of water within 5 seconds of stirring. dont expect any increased energy because it doesnt have any stimulants. if you are currently taking a pre-workout, this is a gr8 product to stack it with for crazy huge vein popping pumps at the gym.
         Pros:
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        • Good Pump!
        • Good Value
        • Increased Vascularity
        • Tastes Good
        • Mixes Good

          COMMENTS (4)

          • venom434
            (+1,033)
            Trust: 100%
            November 12, 2010

            Unflavored amino acids are meant to be mixed with another liquid of your choice.

            Naturally amino acids taste bad unless its flavored or mixed with something.
          • jscribbs26
            (+133)
            Trust: 100%
            November 12, 2010

            Yea im aware of that but if u have ever tasted unflavored arginine then u would no why i said not to take it. i orginally bought unflavored and mixed it with gatorade and i nearly puked!
          • Mike4
            (0)
            Trust: 0%
            November 12, 2010

            Dude, ur absolutely right on the taste...its awful, I just recently started taking it and even did as it said and mixed it with a sports drink such as Gatorade and omg I came close to puking. Figuered I just bought it so I better finish it but deffinately going to look into the fruit punch one. " Unflavored" my ass!!! its like somethin rotten (ruined my Gatorade) =/ any other suggestions on what to mix the unflavored one with?
          • jscribbs26
            (+133)
            Trust: 100%
            November 12, 2010

            The only other thing i would recommend mixing it with is another preworkout powder such as assault(which tastes amazing), expand etc...i actually got sick of the fruit punch after about a month so i switched to the arginine 5000 pills and im glad i did because the results have been just as good, if not better


          venom434
          (+1,033)
          Trust: 100%
           

          my favorite arginine supplement, 5g of arginine per scoop, and 80 servings per container. the powder is like flour so it mixes very well, i've had the fruit punch flavor and it tastes really good. its micronized so it hit's your system faster, and lets your body absorb it easier. it gave me a good pump in the gym and increased my vascularity as well.
          my favorite arginine supplement, 5g of arginine per scoop, and 80 servings per container. the powder is like flour so it mixes very well, i've had the fruit punch flavor and it tastes really good. its micronized so it hit's your system faster, and lets your body absorb it easier. it gave me a good pump in the gym and increased my vascularity as well.
           Pros:
           Cons:
          • Increased Vascularity
          • Tastes Good
          • Mixes Good
          • Good Pump!
          • Good Value
             

            I've used this product several times and always keep it in my cabinet. For effectiveness as in vascularity and pump I will give it a 7. I did not notice a lot of endurance advantage while taking this. I will give it a 10 in the area of helping in the sac. They call it poor mans viagra and it is as it says. Once you take 2 scoops before "activities" and you can call yourself Clint East "Wood". The flavor itself is better then the non flavor which taste like pure barf. Also another benefit is that one scoop is 5 grams which is better then taking a handful of pills.
            Other then...
            I've used this product several times and always keep it in my cabinet. For effectiveness as in vascularity and pump I will give it a 7. I did not notice a lot of endurance advantage while taking this. I will give it a 10 in the area of helping in the sac. They call it poor mans viagra and it is as it says. Once you take 2 scoops before "activities" and you can call yourself Clint East "Wood". The flavor itself is better then the non flavor which taste like pure barf. Also another benefit is that one scoop is 5 grams which is better then taking a handful of pills.
            Other then that as far as an overall supplement, I will give it a 7.
             Pros:
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            • Good Value
            • Tastes Good
            • Mixes Good
            • Good Boners
               

              This is a great product by GNC. most of their products are usually hit or miss so this could of gone either way. but i wanted to add arginine to my stack so i picked this up at GNC for 30$ with my gold card discount. let's get to the review!

              Profile: 5000mg of Micronized L-Arginine
              1g of...
              This is a great product by GNC. most of their products are usually hit or miss so this could of gone either way. but i wanted to add arginine to my stack so i picked this up at GNC for 30$ with my gold card discount. let's get to the review!

              Profile: 5000mg of Micronized L-Arginine
              1g of Carbohydrates
              pretty simple which is always good.


              Taste: i got the fruit punch flavor it taste pretty good! alot better than most preworkout products. It mixes extremely well too, i add a scoop to about 8oz of water. they also make an "unflavored" version so you can mix with Gatorade or juice, etc.


              Effectiveness: gives me a great Boost of energy in the gym and a decent pump! and zero crash. keep in mind i have a very high tolerance for stimulants. i'll sometimes add it to my Jack3d preworkout drink for that extra Boost. or i'll just mix it with a scoop of Beta Alanine (3.2g). and since its micronized it hits the bloodstream almost instantly! which i love


              Value: Hands down one the best values i've ever purchased. 30$ for 80 servings (1 scoop per serving), and 1 scoop is plenty. never had to use 2 scoops and ive been using this product for about a month and a half now


              Overall: solid product by GNC. i would definately buy this product again. if i ever run out! and i would definately recomend it to anyone looking to add a Boost to their preworkout shake.
               Pros:
               Cons:
              • Increased Energy
              • Good Value
              • Tastes Good
              • Mixes Good

                COMMENTS (1)

                • KCPig
                  (0)
                  Trust: 0%
                  July 13, 2011

                  I have to agree, this is good stuff! I've introduced it to two other guys at work who workout regularly and they swear by it now. It adds hellacious pumps when you take it with your preworkout NO drink. It's up to you what you use, I use PMD Pump Fuel or NO Explode which already pump you well, but it's ridiculous when you add this stuff.


                 

                i stacked this with Jacked and it gave me good pumps but no energy. the price wasnt bad 20 dollars with gold card at GNC. it got bigger arns when i took this with Jacked. i think it works better when combined with Jacked.
                i stacked this with Jacked and it gave me good pumps but no energy. the price wasnt bad 20 dollars with gold card at GNC. it got bigger arns when i took this with Jacked. i think it works better when combined with Jacked.
                 Pros:
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                • Good Pump!
                • Builds Muscle
                • Good Value

                  COMMENTS (4)

                  • beastmode7
                    (+161)
                    Trust: 100%
                    June 8, 2010

                    Everyone reacts different to supps but how did u take jacked? 30 min before workout? on an empty stomach? please provide more info in that aspect.
                  • averagejoe98
                    (+167)
                    Trust: 100%
                    June 8, 2010

                    I did the same thing w/ jack3d before a workout and loved the results.
                  • jvalnigga
                    (-1)
                    Trust: 0%
                    June 8, 2010

                    I took it on an empty stomach 30 to 35 minutes before workout
                  • venom434
                    (+1,033)
                    Trust: 100%
                    June 8, 2010

                    I have also stacked this with Jack3d before and it works great. getting a good pump from the Rapid Drive Arginine, and the energy and focus from the Jack3d.


                   

                  This is a Great Product from GNC. I bought this a while ago for under 40$ and it lasted me a very long time. Typically I added a scoop of this to my preworkout drink when I was no longer getting great pumps from it ordinarily. It gave me Great Pumps! My Muscles Loved this product. My Veins really Bulged out of my body when I took this, and my whole body would flush a little. A great Feeling.

                  Also its nice to take this before bed to Increase N.O. Levels which also boosts Growth Hormone levels while you sleep.

                  5 Grams of Micronized Arginine is a Great Dosage for anytime....
                  This is a Great Product from GNC. I bought this a while ago for under 40$ and it lasted me a very long time. Typically I added a scoop of this to my preworkout drink when I was no longer getting great pumps from it ordinarily. It gave me Great Pumps! My Muscles Loved this product. My Veins really Bulged out of my body when I took this, and my whole body would flush a little. A great Feeling.

                  Also its nice to take this before bed to Increase N.O. Levels which also boosts Growth Hormone levels while you sleep.

                  5 Grams of Micronized Arginine is a Great Dosage for anytime. The taste was Ok, Fruit punch tasted good. This only had 1gram of Carbs in it as well. Nothing else, plain and simple. I recommend you take this on an empty stomach for the best results> an Hour and a half after youve eaten.

                  Wheteher you want to add this to your preworkout or before bed, or anytime of the day you Want> This Product Delivers! This Gave me good recovery from hitting the gym Hard! Hey This product also gives you a Good Boost in the Bedroom. Gave me a little more energy and Stamina. Your Girlfriend will think your Superman! haha
                   Pros:
                   Cons:
                  • Good Pump!
                  • Builds Muscle
                  • Increased Vascularity
                  • Tastes Good
                  • Mixes Good
                     

                    Awesome product for a fantastic price. It is typically less than 40$ and often times part of GNC bogo sports promotions. It really is the only ingredient you need for an effective pre as the majority of other products use it as their primary. Great pumps, decent taste and lasts whole workout. The unflavored is really rugged, but the punch one is quite tasty.
                    Awesome product for a fantastic price. It is typically less than 40$ and often times part of GNC bogo sports promotions. It really is the only ingredient you need for an effective pre as the majority of other products use it as their primary. Great pumps, decent taste and lasts whole workout. The unflavored is really rugged, but the punch one is quite tasty.
                     Pros:
                     Cons:
                    • Roadmap Vascularity
                    • Good Boners
                    • Good Pump!
                    • Increased Energy
                    • Builds Muscle
                    • Good Value
                    • Increased Vascularity
                    • Tastes Good
                    • Mixes Good
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