Pump-HD Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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Pump-HD is a pre-workout supplement with caffeine and creatine. Combining the two makes perfect sense, but only for beginning bodybuilders who don’t have the knowledge to build a supplement program based on personal experience and knowledge about how supplements work together. Advanced bodybuilders are not likely to take a supplement with a proprietary amount of caffeine because they are not willing to leave performance up to the word of a company.

List of Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Niacin
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Potassium
  • Creatine
  • Aspartic Acid
  • Beta-Alanine
  • Glycerol
  • Glycine
  • L-Leucine
  • Blueberry Fruit
  • Pine Bark
  • Red Wine Concentrate
  • Taurine
  • L-Carnitine
  • L-Tyrosine
  • Caffeine
  • Psoralea
  • Yohimbe Bark
  • L-Ornithine

Product Features

We expected some interesting ingredients to be thrown into the mix, but Pump-HD looks a lot like a thousand other pre-workout supplements. The formula starts with electrolytes. When the body sweats, electrolyte levels drop so bodybuilders need to replace those electrolytes. Electrolyte drinks can be consumed before and after working out, but Pump-HD should only be consumed prior to working out.

One serving of Pump-HD contains two grams of creatine. This is a good maintenance dose, but this supplement cannot be used to load creatine. There is too little creatine to load and the addition of caffeine prevents the bodybuilder from taking more than the suggested dose.

Packed with the caffeine in the Endurance and Recovery Blend are ingredients like L-carnitine, L-tyrosine and L-ornithine. We find these ingredients in many pre-workout formulas. The consumer could take the time to research each of these ingredients to find out how they support muscle growth, endurance and recovery, but that is the job of BPI Sports, the supplement manufacturer. BPI Sports does nothing to sell the formula. There are no clinical studies or descriptions of important ingredients.

There are three flavors of Pump-HD available – blue ice lemonade, orange twist and peaches and cream. Based on consumer reviews the peaches and cream flavor is the best of the three earning a rating of 9.6 out of 10 stars.

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Advantages

  • All ingredients in Pump-HD are listed online.
  • The product comes in multiple flavors.

Disadvantages

  • BPI Sports does little to sell the product based on fact.
  • Contains an undisclosed amount of caffeine.

Conclusion

We’d love to tell the beginning bodybuilder that Pump-HD is the best of the best, but that would be a lie. This is a good starter product if the bodybuilder doesn’t mind taking an unknown amount of caffeine, but if the bodybuilder wants any kind of control over stimulant intake this is not the right supplement.

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