A MAK Honest Review of Three-D Pump Pre-Workout
Supplement Type: Pre Workout
Here at MAK we truly believe that a non-negotiable factor of a Pre Workout is a powerful pump. Every workout should be one that you can expect and rely on swollen muscles, powerful intensity, and buffered fatigue so that you can keep going for longer. Three-D Pump Pre-Workout nails these effects and feelings. A good pump comes with a unique and effective combination of the world’s best pump ingredients - a formulation that Three-D Pump Pre-Workout definitely has nailed.
Stimulates muscle pump and volume
Enhances workout performance
Increases strength, power and endurance
Provides a very razor focused state and in-tune workout
Powerful nootropic formula
Enables you to feel very good, motivated and in the mood during your workout
All ingredients are dosed clinically and work synergistically together
Can be taken at any time (even late at night for a workout!)
Three-D Pump Pre-Workout Ingredients
PUMP, VOLUME, NITRIC OXIDE
GlycerPump® is a patented and more stable and reliable form of Glycerol. HydroMax is known to clump (unstable) and Glycerol Monostearate is not very efficient with its ability to absorb efficiently (known to bloat and sit in your stomach).
GlycerPump® is a high grade, efficient and reliable source of Glycerol. Increases concentration of fluid in blood and intracellular tissues which increases exercise performance and muscle pumps. It also aids in pulling other ingredients such as L-Citrulline intra-muscular quicker (without needing the malic acid - in Citrulline Malate).
Everyone respects and reacts very well to Glycerol products. GlycerPump® is usually dosed at 1,000 mg - 2,000 mg. We are using 3,000 mg, but there is also a fine line in using too much, where once it hits your stomach it pulls a lot of water in the one spot and will cause stomach discomfort and bloat. We have tested different dosages to find a very effective, strong and sweet spot for THREE-D pump + performance in conjunction with our effective absorption enhancer AstraGin® to ensure it absorbs quick. At 3,000 mg GlycerPump®, and in combination with other clinically and highly dosed ingredients such as L-Citrulline 4,000 mg (more below), this is something special. Very effective, and a lot of testing and theory went in to bring this product to life
The addition of Nitrosigine® 1,500 mg, Vaso6™ 300 mg, GlycerPump® 3,000 mg and L-Citrulline 4,000mg, this is a very strong and effective production of nitric oxide through arginine. This also creates an enzyme called arginase which puts a limit on the amount of nitric oxide you can make. This creates a block (limit) on how big of a pump you can achieve. This is where L-Norvaline works by inhibiting arginase production, allowing you to go past that block (limit) and keep producing nitric oxide throughout your workout. L-Norvaline is dosed at a strong 300 mg, which will make sure you enjoy long lasting, hard and strong pumps.
PERFORMANCE (strength, power, endurance)
This is why THREE-D goes above and beyond being just a "pump product". To make sure your workout is driving hard (muscle endurance and muscle strength), a big dose of Betaine Anhydrous 4,000 mg and the new age, well studied ingredient called elevATP® at 150 mg.
elevATP® is a patented ingredient and has a lot of research and study behind it. elevATP® boosts ATP levels to increase strength and power output. The more ATP available, the better an individual is able to perform. With studies revealing supplementing with 150mg of elevATP®, their blood tests revealed that their blood ATP levels had increased by 40% after sixty minutes! elevATP® leads to increases in athletic performance, power output and training volume.
Betaine Anhydrous is found naturally in beets (as the name suggests) that has been shown in various studies to enhance muscle oxygen consumption, boost muscle protein synthesis resulting in impressive strength gains, muscle endurance and increases in power output. Betaine Anhydrous should be a staple in all pre-workout supplements due to a multitude of muscle-building benefits.
With added 2,000 mg of Taurine to help with harder and longer muscle contraction, restore intramuscular calcium levels and draw water into muscle cells (osmolyte - more volume). There is a lot of synergy across ingredients in THREE-D pump + performance.
Not only is this an incredible nitric oxide pump product with performance enhancers, it also has a very synergistic nootropic formula.
NOOTROPICS (focus & mood)
With over 1,600 mg of nootropics which will provide a very razor focused state and in-tune workout. AlphaSize® Alpha GPC 200 mg, Huperzine A 100 mcg, Velvet Bean Mucuna Pruriens (L-Dopa 98%) 100 mg, Lion’s Mane 300 mg and Tyrosine 1,000 mg. A nootropic blend with a lot of synergy to be optimal and effective. Utilising nootropics for a study session or desk work is very different when combining it into pre-workout supplements. A lot of testing and tuning was done to find the "sweet spot".
A lot of time and testing was done to find an effective, reliable and synergistic level. No cloudy head, no upset stomach, no dropping in and out of the zone, all these are side effects, too much of something and not enough of something else. Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) is a medicinal mushroom proven to benefit the brain, nerves and immune system. Lion’s Mane helps eliminate brain fog. We have a very healthy dose of 300 mg Lion's Mane Powder.
Primary functions of choline is helping brain cells in the production of acetylcholine, a key neurotransmitter for mental focus and learning. We are providing choline in different sources and stages. AlphaSize® Alpha GPC 200 mg, Velvet Bean Mucuna Pruriens (L-Dopa 98%) 100 mg and Tyrosine 1,000 mg. Increasesing acetylcholine levels in the brain with these ingredients also have a down side - they have a short half life.
To help prolong and effectively keep acetylcholine levels where they should be for longer, Huperzine A 100 mcg is utilised as acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (block the breakdown rate of acetylcholine therefore increase the level and duration of acetylcholine in you brain). With an increase of dopamine from AlphaSize® Alpha GPC, Velvet Bean Mucuna Pruriens (L-Dopa 98%) and Tyrosine, you are going to feel very good, motivated and in the mood to go HAM.
ABSORPTION & PUMP ENHANCER
To ensure everything absorbs efficiently AstraGin® 50 mg is utilised and S7™ 50 mg for its pump enhancing capabilities. Both ingredients well studied, patented, very effective and respected. AstraGin® is an extract obtained from a natural plant-based proprietary compound (Panax notoginseng Astragalus membranaceus). AstraGin® is a very effective extract to aid and help your body maximise absorption of amino acids and ingredient.
With the addition of a brand new, well studied patented ingredient called S7™ (releasing in January 2019), we are one of (if not the first) in the world to use this new super pump, nitric oxide enhancer. S7™ is a blend of 7 plant-based ingredients that has been clinically shown to increase nitric oxide (NO) by 230%.
Three-D Pump Pre-Workout is available in 2 incredible flavours!
Suggested Use of Three-D Pump Pre-Workout
Generally, we recommend a serving size of Three-D Pump Pre-Workout as 2 scoops. The serving size of Three-D Pump Pre-Workout really depends on your personal tolerance. Start off with 1 scoop, then step it up to 1.5 and 2 scoops when you feel you can for optimal effect!
Three-D Pump Pre-Workout is a Pre Workout product, and we therefore recommend only taking Three-D Pump Pre-Workout on training days. Consume Three-D Pump Pre-Workout 5-10 minutes before training. To mix, simply combine with approximately 300-400mL of water in your legendary MAK shaker, shake it up, and you’re good to go!
If you decide to stack Three-D Pump Pre-Workout with a caffeinated, energy enhancing Pre Workout product (like Muscle Nation’s Legacy Pre-Workout), we would recommend consuming the two shakes separately. Take your energy booster 20-30 minutes before your workout, and Three-D Pump Pre-Workout 5-10 minutes before!