The Return of the King!
Before the market was flooded with endless options of pre workouts, there were just a select hand few that were must-try. And SuperPump 250 was the one time king of blood-pumping, vein-gorging, high-energy pump pre workouts. Unfortunately, in recent years, it was nowhere to be found, and Gaspari tried their hand at various other formulations with mixed levels of success.
But now it’s time to get back to their roots: Gaspari has released an all new version of the well known pre, and yes, this time it’s got DMAA, and the ingredient label is both unique and loaded up. Gaspari has completely revamped the new SuperPump 250 and in all you’re getting a whopping 15 different ingredients in each scoop of the product.
Insane Energy Blend (350mg)
Caffeine (250mg per scoop!)
Starting off our “Insane Energy Blend” is the granddaddy of all stimulants, caffeine. Without a doubt, it’s the most used drug in the world, as you can’t seem to get away from it no matter what you drink these days. It’s literally everywhere!!!
Caffeine is great for all sorts of things, but it really shines in the areas of energy, alertness, focus, and endurance.
DMAA (70mg per scoop!)
You read that right boys and girls! There’s 70mg of DMAA per scoop in the new SuperPump 250! Be forewarned, this is a HUGE amount of DMAA, so be careful!
1,3 Dimethylamylamine, aka DMAA, is the most popular of the aliphatic amines and has had a recent explosion in popularity. This collection of compounds are well known stimulating effects especially when used alongside caffeine!
Last but not least, we have caffeine’s “little brother” theobromine. Derived from the Theobroma cacao plant, theobromine is known as the “feel good” ingredient in dark chocolate that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
It’s chemically similar to caffeine and also acts as a CNS stimulant in the body, though not quite as strong as caffeine does. But, the energy kick from theobromine is much smoother and longer-lasting than it’s harsher acting brother.
Wow. That was long and fantastic. What we’re looking at is high-energy, and high-pump, and both are done in unique ways. This is not even close to a rehash of the original SuperPump 250, if that’s what some of you were wondering. This is an all-new beast, and it looks like a monster.
Power & Strength
Creatine Hydrochloride (1g)
Hitting leadoff in the new SuperPump 250 is the “trendier” form of creatine that’s found a sweet spot for many in the industry. Creatine HCl has an improved water solubility compared to monohydrate and this leads many to believe it’s a superior form. While the superiority of Creatine HCl may be somewhat in question, there’s no question creatine’s overall effects in the body.
Research has shown over and over that creatine supplementation flat out works when it comes to gaining strength and lean body mass all while fighting fatigue.
The amount contained here won’t give you the full benefits of creatine, and to be sure you do get all that creatine has to offer, we suggest you supplement with an additional 2-4g of creatine to get your daily dose.
Nitric Oxide Pump & Endurance
Citrulline Silicate (3g)
Silicate did wonders for Arginine, can it do the same for Citrulline?
Quite often you’ll see Citrulline Malate in nitric oxide blends, but Gaspari has opted for the alternative Citrulline Silicate which bonds L-Citrulline to a molecule of silicate instead of malic acid (malate). The end result is the same though, which means that we’ll get a nice boost in nitric oxide from the L-Cit.
Greater N.O. production leads to higher endurance, improved athletic performance, increased vascularity, and most important of all big PUMPS!
Arginine silicate crushes arginine — will citrulline silicate crush citrulline?
Arginine silicate, sometimes sold under the trade name NitroSigine, has been shown in both the lab and in the gym to blow regular L-arginine out of the water.
Silica-bound glycerol, sold under the name HydroMax, similarly crushes regular glycerol monostearate.
So can we expect this new citrulline silicate to perform simlarly compared to L-citrulline or citrulline malate? We believe so.
Agmatine Silicate (750mg)
Speaking of silicates, here’s another new one! Agmatine is similar to arginine, but WAY better for our purposes.
While Citrulline Silicate is nitric oxide booster, agmatine silicate is a nitric oxide “extender.” What we’re getting at is that Agmatine prolongs arginine’s effects and life in the body by inhibiting arginase, the enzyme responsible for arginine’s breakdown. The longer we keep arginine levels elevated in the body, the longer we have the benefits of increased N.O. production.
This will help get more “bang for your buck” from the 3g of Citrulline Silicate included, and provide stronger, longer-lasting pumps.
One last thing to keep in mind is that agmatine also functions as a neuromodulator / neurotransmitter in the brain, which means you should notice some improved cognition and focus.
Are you ready to get Super Pumped? The pump ingredients aren’t done yet though…
Everyone’s so excited about the new SuperPump 250 having DMAA in it… but let’s not forget that the word PUMP is right there in the name… and for a reason! If these silicate ingredients combine like we’re hoping them to, this pre is going to whip.
Oh, and by the way, we’re not done with the pump ingredients. There are going to be a few more provided in the next blend:
SuperPump 250 CogniDRIVE & Adaptogen Matrix (3000mg)
An interestingly named blend, since there’s actually three ingredients here to help with water absorption and pumps too!
Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid that’s primarily is found in the skeletal muscles, heart, and brain. Where we’re really interested in, is its effects in skeletal muscle. In muscle, taurine acts as a cell volumizer by pulling in extra nutrients and water into the muscle cells.
This extra water allows for increased hydration levels which lead to greater endurance, less DOMS, and “water-based” pumps.
L-Tyrosine is a powerful focus and mood enhancer frequently used in pre workouts and fat burners to improve cognition. Tyrosine increases the production of two very important neurotransmitters in the body, dopamine and noradrenaline. These two work in the body to elevate overall mood, focus, and cognition while at the same time reducing signs of stress and anxiety.
Red Wine Extract 30%
Curious why red wine extract is included in a pre workout? Simple, Gaspari has standardized their Red Wine Extract for 30% glycerol, a new one in the world of pre workouts! This is just a touch higher than glycerol monostearate (GMS) which usually contains around 25% glycerol (at most), with the rest consisting of saturated fats.
Much like taurine above, glycerol acts as a powerful cell volumizer in skeletal muscle that helps draw water and nutrients into the muscle belly, leading to a condition known as “hyper-hydration.” As we saw with taurine, increased hydration results in greater endurance, fuller more shapely muscles, and “water-based” pumps.
As for the other 70% of the ingredients, we can only hope for some of the beneficial flavonoids like resveratrol and maybe even a dash of epicatechin, both of which are great for the cardiovascular system.
If you’re working out at your absolute max, chances are you’re going to be sweating…A LOT. With each drop that leaves your body, your sweat is also carrying with it valuable electrolytes such as potassium and sodium.
The more you sweat, the more electrolytes you lose and eventually hydration goes down as well. To help fight any potential cramping or decreased performance from excessive electrolyte loss, Gaspari includes a touch of Potassium Glycerophosphate to help keep your electrolyte levels topped off.
Also known as N-(aminoiminomethyl)-beta-alanine, Guanidinopropionic Acid, is an analogue of creatine monohydrate that offers many diverse benefits including:
- Better muscle contraction
- Enhanced creatine uptake
- Improved insulin function
- Greater weight loss
The really neat thing about Guanidinopropionic Acid is that it accentuates the curves and fullness of your muscles even if you don’t spend endless hours doing curls in the squat rack!
Working out is a stressful and taxing process on the body, that can eventually wear you down over time. To help combat this, Gaspari includes rhodiola rosea, a powerful adaptogenic herb. Rhodiola, and other adaptogens help the body deal with all sorts of emotion, physical, psychological stresses. Clinical trials have also found that adaptogens are able to heighten alertness and increase endurance in athletes while also reducing mental fatigue from stressful situations.
Additional research into Rhodiola found that it may improve cognitive functioning and memory due to its actions on various neurotransmitter systems such as acetylcholine, serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.
4-Hydroxyisoleucine is the most well known, and studied, compound of Fenugreek. It also happens to be a potent insulin activator as well. Additionally, this powerful amino acid has been found to reduce insulin resistance in skeletal muscle as well as the liver, which has led to it being studied and used for various metabolic disorders like Type 2 Diabetes and obesity.
Can this draw more carbohydrates and sugar into your muscles? We believe so, and the next ingredient may as well.
This means that if you’re a carb lover, you might want to keep those carbs pre workout to draw them into the pump!
Cinnamon Bark Extract
It may seem strange to have cinnamon in a pre workout supplement, but it’s included based on the fact that cinnamon contains compounds that can inhibit several digestive enzymes such as: alpha-glucosidase, pancreatic amylase, and sucrase.
Inhibiting these enzymes decreases the amount of glucose that goes into systemic circulation and avoids insulin spikes, which if you dosed carbs pre workout can help you avoid feeling any kind of carb-coma. Plus, cinnamon has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood glucose levels as well, both great things!
Bacopa is another adaptogen, similar to rhodiola, that helps reduce stress and regulate hormone levels (particularly cortisol) that sometimes get a little out of whack. The end result of this is better mood and greater energy.
Bacopa does interact on the dopamine and serotonergic systems, but it primarily works to enhance neuron communication. Various studies have demonstrated that bacopa can improve cognition and speed of attention.
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Mix 1 scoop of SuperPump 250 with 4-8oz of ice cold water and drink 30-45 minutes before beginning any physical activity. Due to the extreme potency of this product, assess your tolerance by first trying ½ a serving mixed with 2-4 oz of ice cold water. Do not exceed more than 1 full scoop in any 24 hour period.
WARNING: Seed the advice of a health care practitioner before use, especially if you have any pre-existing medical condition(s) including (but not limited to): hypotension, hypertension, heart, liver or thyroid disease, diabetes, psychiatric disease, asthma, pernicious anemia, anxiety, depression, seizure disorder, cardiac arrhythmia, stroke, difficulty urinating due to prostate enlargement, or if you are taking a MAO inhibitor or any other prescription drug(s). Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. Reduce or discontinue use if excessive sleeplessness, tremors, dizziness, nervousness, headaches, or heart palpitations occur. For use by healthy adults only. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. User assumes all risks, liabilities and consequences related to performance enhancement testing and use of this product. Please check with your regulatory body before using this product.
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