A MAK Honest Review of VASO-D PUMP'D
Supplement Type: Pre Workout
MAX’s VASO-D PUMP'D is a powerful new Vasodilation / HyperHydration / Cognition formula designed to produce skin-bursting pumps, maximum energy and super motivation. It's a pump formula that genuinely delivers. And that means, you will lift more, lift longer, with razor focus, and build an awesome pump with veiny vascularity!
Here at MAK, we really stand behind this product. The formulation is top notch, stacked full of effective ingredients which are supplied in highly effective dosages. VASO-D PUMP'D is reliable when it comes to getting a good pump on, every single workout, and hence, having a good workout every single workout. This is something we can say few pre workout products achieve. VASO-D PUMP'D also comes with utmost convenience as a capsuled supplement, and one that can very easily be stacked with your favourite pre workout for energy - whether that be a fat burner, a high stim product, or even just a black coffee to give you that boost you need.
VASO-D PUMP'D has taken our warehouse shelves by storm and we are seriously not surprised - the formulation MAX's brought to the table with VASO-D PUMP'D is industry leading and highly impressive - we know VASO-D PUMP'D is here to stay!
VASO-D PUMP'D Ingredients
Nitric Oxide and HyperHydration Complex
Nitric Oxide is not only an important neurotransmitter, but is in fact, the most widespread signalling molecule in the body. It helps to control immune function, tissue turnover and the dilation of blood vessels. The latter, known as Vasodilation, occurs due to the inner lining of blood vessels using NO to signal the surrounding muscle to relax, effectively making the inside volume bigger to help increase blood flow to the working muscle.
HyperHydration is the process of increasing and maintaining water in muscle cells (intracellular) and peripheral circulation (extracellular). Multiple studies confirm the beneficial effects of Hyperhydration ranging from increased mechanical force through to better endurance and power, and superior performance in the heat.
Agmatine Sulfate (500mg) - is a metabolite of L-Arginine. Orally administered Agmatine operates directly on endothelial cells lining blood vessels to produce NO causing strong Vasodilation. Agmatine has also been shown to stimulate the release of Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Growth Hormone (GH). The good news for athletes is LH is the “activator” your body needs to produce testosterone.
Glycerol Monostearate (500mg) - is a natural compound that increases the concentration of fluid in your blood and cells - known as Hyperhydration. Not only does GMS give you a great pump but studies show a marked increase in endurance and training output, particularly in hot weather. GMS has also been shown in multiple studies to increase power and muscle torque due to the mechanical advantage afforded by the increased intra and extracellular fluid.
Betaine Anhydrous (500mg) - has a similar effect to GMS, it helps to hydrate cells to increase muscle pump and exercise performance. Longer-term studies (6 weeks) with Betaine also show significant gains in power and lean mass.
Clarity, Focus & Cognition Blend
Focus and Cognition is the new frontier in athletic performance. Hitting the gym or playing sport when you're “in the moment” can make a huge difference to the quality of your training or performance, your enjoyment, and ultimately your long term results. Techniques like mental rehearsal, set routines, and goal setting work. Now you can supercharge your focus and cognition with the right supplementation. MAX’S VASO-D PUMP’D includes our cutting edge Clarity, Focus and Cognition Blend to help take your workouts to a new level!
Alpha GPC (L-Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine - 400mg) - is a phospholipid molecule used to build brain cell membranes. It is also a precursor for the important neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Studies confirm Alpha GPC is a potent memory and mood enhancer. More recently Alpha GPC has shown significant benefits to athletic performance. It has been shown to increase Growth Hormone release (290% increase within 60 minutes), and also significant strength increases and muscle contraction force after just 6 days of supplementation.
CDP Choline (300mg) - Like Apla GPC, CDP Choline (known as cytidine diphosphate choline, or citicoline) is a precursor for the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine - a substance used to make cell membranes, and acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a key neurotransmitter and neuromodulator that helps regulate motivation, attention and even arousal. It has also been shown to improve reaction times, memory and lower cortisol. CDP Choline has a strong neural protective and recovery effect and is used to help manage and repair brain injury. It is a great addition to help maximise brain function, focus and cognition.
Cocoteanol (75mg) - is a new compound that combines Cocoa flavonols containing Theobromine with Camelia Sinensis Extract (green tea). Theobromine is an alkaloid that is structurally similar to caffeine and produces a strong cognitive benefit without the normal side effects of caffeine including jitters and sleeplessness. Theobromine is also a proven vasodilator and has been shown in studies to lower blood pressure. Green Tea Extract contains high levels of EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate) and the amino acid L-Theanine. EGCG has been shown in studies to significantly boost cognitive performance, mood and energy. L-Theanine increases mental alertness and reduces the perception of fatigue.
Octopamine HCl (40mg) is a compound that functions as neurotransmitter and is closely related to noradrenaline. It acts on the Sympathetic nervous system to initiate the “fight or flight” response - in other words, it is a strong stimulant that readies your body for immediate action, both mentally and physically, making it ideal to use pre-workout.
Some answers to common questions about VASO-D PUMP'D:
How should I take MAX'S VASO-D PUMP'D?
VASO-D PUMP'D should be used before a workout to maximise blood flow to muscles and enhance your motivation and focus. On training days we recommend taking 3 capsules about 30 - 60 minutes before training.
Does VASO-D PUMP'D contain any proprietary blends?
All MAX’s products are manufactured to the highest quality standards and give you full disclosure of all ingredients used so you know exactly how much of each active ingredient you are getting. We use the highest quality ingredients from reputable suppliers and in dosages that have been shown by studies to provide a clinical benefit for maximum results.
I've heard that VASO-D PUMP'D contains ingredients that are on the banned WADA List. Is that true?
Yes, that is true. VASO-D PUMP'D contains an ingredient called Octopamine which is a banned stimulant by WADA. Athletes who compete in any competition or event that falls under WADA rules should not use VASO-D PUMP'D.
Can I stack VASO-D PUMP'D with other supplements?
VASO-D PUMP'D is a cutting edge blood flow boosting and cognition formula but can be stacked with other MAX's Lab Series products for a synergistic effect. We recommend stacking with MAX's ATP LOAD'D to maximise muscular energy production. If you are training to strip body fat, you can also stack with MAX's T-DEX RIPP'D.
Can women trainers use VASO-D PUMP'D?
Yes - VASO-D PUMP'D can be safely used by women and offers all the same benefits.
Take 1 serving (3 Capsules) 30-60 minutes before training with water. Do not consume on an empty stomach.