1 M.R. Vortex Reviews

BPI Sports 1 M.R. Vortex

1 M.R. Vortex is a pre-workout supplement by BPI Sports formulated to enhance focus, power, and energy.

“The Greatest Pre-Workout You’ll Ever Experience,” reads an advertisement on the manufacturer website.

Jay Cutler, a four-time Mr. Olympia winner, reviews 1 M.R. Vortex positively in a video supplement review posted on the official website as well, which seems to have captured the bodybuilding community’s attention.

I looked closer at BPI Sports 1 M.R. Vortex to see if it is worth trying or if it is merely hyped by influential bodybuilding figures for marketing purposes.

What’s Under the Lid?

1 M.R. Vortex ingredients are featured in a 1,705 mg proprietary blend. Individual ingredient amounts are not provided, which makes it difficult to determine whether each ingredient is formulated effectively.

Here is a look at key ingredients in the blend:

Glycerol
This ingredient is considered a “hyperhydrating agent” because it enhances fluid retention.

Research shows 1 g/kg glycerol with 1.5 L fluid ingested 1-2 hours before competition is standard; however, suggested doses depends on body size. [1]

Glycerol is listed first in the blend, but it is difficult to gauge whether there is enough glycerol in the proprietary blend to offer hydration benefits.

Caffeine Anhydrous
This powder caffeine form amplifies focus and energy for increased physical performance.

One clinical study shows 5 mg/kg caffeine supplementation before working out resulted in more total weight lifted during chest press exercises and “greater peak power” during Wingate tests (anaerobic). [2]

Depending on users’ weight, there may be enough caffeine in BPI Sports 1 M.R. Vortex to produce similar weight lifting results.

White Leadwort Root
Either clinical studies supporting this ingredient’s exercise-enhancing benefits are limited or they not well publicized. I wasn’t able to find any research indicating this ingredient is effective for increasing energy, focus, or power.

According to OSHIMS – Herbal Online Pharmacy, this ingredient is used to increase digestive activity and boost appetite. [3]

Securinega
This ingredient contains securinine, a substance said to stimulate the central nervous system. [4] I was unable to find human studies indicating clinically effective amounts.

Yohimbe
Yohimbe is a stimulant known for its fat burning benefits.

During a 21-day study, soccer athletes were given a placebo or 20 mg yohimbine twice daily. Results show while there weren’t any notable improvements in exercise performance indicators, yohimbine supplementation “appears to be suitable as a fat loss strategy in elite athletes.” [5]

Yohimbe also is shown to aid sexual performance by increasing blood flow in 15-20 mg doses. [6] Optimal blood flow may translate into more oxygen to the muscles for better performance.

There may be enough yohimbe in BPI Sports 1 M.R. Vortex to improve blood flow, but I can’t be positive.

Is BPI Sports 1 M.R. Vortex Expensive?

BPI Sports 1 M.R. Vortex retails for around $27.00-$30.00 and contains 50 servings per container.

The price to serving ratio is decent. Depending on how frequently users supplement their workouts with 1 M.R. Vortex, a bottle lasts around a month and a half.

1 M.R. Vortex comes in one flavor: fruit punch.

What Does the Supplement Community Think?

There are multiple reviews on BodyBuilding.com, where BPI Sports 1 M.R. is rated a 9.1 out of 10. This is an impressive score; however, some users loved 1 M.R. Vortex more than others. Here is a look at what some users are saying:

“This really is the best pre workout on the market right now,” explains Brookllyn13. “It keeps me going through an hour and a half workout. The taste is amazing too!”

Ironicinori says the taste is good. “It’s like a refreshing sports drink. It also gives you a decent amount of clean energy. The caffeine takes care of that.” However, he doesn’t believe the other ingredients in 1 M.R. Vortex are effective. “Just so buyers are aware, they are basically just buying an energy drink. I’d say get a Red Bull instead.”

“Works great,” says Rexjones44. “I was in the gym for about 2 hours didn’t even notice it!” He doesn’t like the tingly feeling it gave him but says, “… even still, this is great and I got a massive pump with it.”

How Should You Use It?

The company recommends using BPI Sports 1 M.R. Vortex on training days only. Users should begin with 1 scoop to assess tolerance. If favorably received, users may increase the dose to 2 scoops. Don’t exceed 2 scoops in a 24 hour period.

Users should not take BPI Sports 1 M.R. Vortex within 4 hours of sleep because the caffeine content may result in insomnia, restlessness, and nausea. [7]

Users shouldn’t take BPI Sports 1 M.R. Vortex for more than 8 consecutive weeks.

Who Shouldn’t Take BPI Sports 1 M.R. Vortex?

BPI Sports 1 M.R. Vortex use is intended for those over 18 years of age.

Pregnant and lactating women should not take BPI Sports 1 M.R. Vortex. One online herbal pharmacy indicates White Leadwort may induce miscarriage. [3]

Should You Consider It?

BPI Sports 1 M.R. Vortex seems an average pre-workout supplement. Many of its benefits and advantages seem related to the 2 stimulant ingredients caffeine and yohimbe.

Its positive user reviews is hard to ignore, but the insufficient supportive clinical evidence surrounding the other ingredients catches my attention. For this purpose I don’t strongly recommend BPI Sports 1 M.R. Vortex.

If you are caffeine sensitive, BPI Sports 1 M.R. Vortex may not be the best choice.

The price is decent, however. If you decide to try BPI Sports 1 M.R. Vortex, let us know about your experience in the comments below.

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References

[1] Wagner DR. “Hyperhydrating with glycerol: implications for athletic performance.” J Am Diet Assoc. 1999 Feb;99(2):207-12. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9972189

[2] Woolf K, Bidwell WK, Carlson AG. “The effect of caffeine as an ergogenic aid in anaerobic exercise.” Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2008 Aug;18(4):412-29. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18708685

[3] White Leadwort. OSHIMS – Herbal Online Pharmacy. Available from: http://www.oshims.com/herb-directory/w/white-leadwort

[4] Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S. Medicinal Plants of China

[5] Ostojic SM. “Yohimbine: the effects on body composition and exercise performance in soccer players.” Res Sports Med. 2006 Oct-Dec;14(4):289-99. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17214405

[6] Yohimbe. WebMD.

[7] Caffeine. WebMD.