Swole Sports Nutrition N.O. Pump Reviews

Swole Sports Nutrition N.O. Pump

Swole Sports Nutrition is coming out with a nitric oxide amplifier to be taken before workouts to maximize muscle pumps. The product is appropriately dubbed N.O. Pump.

Swole Sports Nutrition N.O. Pump features a simple, stimulant-free formula. Let’s take a look at everything there is to know about this pre-workout to see if it has what it takes to enhance workouts and muscle pumps.

What’s Under the Lid

Swole Sports N.O. Pump is made with only 3 ingredients, for a total of 4,580 mg per serving. Simple formulas aren’t always a bad thing. Smaller profiles usually mean no filler or unimportant ingredients –just straight business.

Citrulline Malate 2:1

This ingredient is supplemental form of the amino acid citrulline. Many supplement with this ingredient boost nitric oxide production in an effort to enhance blood flow throughout the body. [1]

Swole Sports Nutrition N.O. Pump packs 2,000 mg of citrulline malate in each serving. Studies that have seen blood-flow increasing benefits have used doses around 5,600 mg citrulline over a 7-day period. [2] There is a smaller amount in Swole Sports Nutrition N.O. Pump , but it may still provide some benefits –though, I can’t be sure.

L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate (AAKG)

This arginine ingredient is often used to improve nitric oxide production to boost blood flow throughout the body, more specifically, to the muscles being worked out for a better pump. However, studies in which AAKG has been used show that while changes with nitric oxide levels were noted, they were attributed to the effects of exercise, not supplementation. [3] Also, I was unable to find a specific, effective dose. It seems that more research may be required.

Agmatine Sulfate

Agmatine is studied for its ability to affect endothelial cells “to increase the synthesis of nitric oxide.” [4] Once again, I was unable to locate a human clinical trial supporting an effective dose.

Overall, Swole Sports Nutrition N.O. Pump packs some nitric-oxide supporting ingredients. Whether N.O. Pump is formulated effectively to actually improve blood flow and help create muscle pumps, I’m not 100% certain.

More about Swole Sports Nutrition N.O. Pump

Swole Sports Nutrition N.O. Pump will be unflavored. As a pre-workout supplement, it can be taken 15-20 minutes before working out. Because it is unflavored, you’ll be able to mix it with a preferred beverage of your choice. This is nice for those that tend to get sick of supplement flavors quickly. You’ll be able to change up your flavors as you please by adding it to sports drinks.

Are There Side Effects?

Swole Sports Nutrition N.O. Pump hasn’t been released yet, so there haven’t been any reported side effects.

Because N.O. Pump contains blood-flow increasing ingredients, if you experience low blood pressure, you may want to consult with a medical authority before supplementing with Swole Sports Nutrition N.O Pump or avoid use altogether.

Final Thoughts

Each bottle will pack 30 servings. An official price tag hasn’t been released yet, but based on how much it retails for, it may or may not be worth checking out. Its ingredient profile is decent, and simple, which is nice.

We’ll be updating this review as soon as Swole Sports Nutrition N.O. Pump is available for purchase.

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References

[1] L-Citrulline. WebMD. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1245-l-citrulline.aspx?activeingredientid=1245&activeingredientname=l-citrulline

[2] Ochiai M, et al. “Short-term effects of L-citrulline supplementation on arterial stiffness in middle-aged men.” Int J Cardiol. 2012 Mar 8;155(2):257-61. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2010.10.004. Epub 2010 Nov 9. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21067832

[3] Willoughby DS, et al. “Effects of 7 days of arginine-alpha-ketoglutarate supplementation on blood flow, plasma L-arginine, nitric oxide metabolites, and asymmetric dimethyl arginine after resistance exercise.” Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2011 Aug;21(4):291-9. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21813912

[4] Morrissey JJ, Klahr S. “Agmatine activation of nitric oxide synthase in endothelial cells.” Proc Assoc Am Physicians. 1997 Jan;109(1):51-7. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9010916