Pulse by Legion Athletics
Creatine-free Pre-workout Supplement
Perfect for anyone that is cutting, has issues with Creatine, or loves the extra pumps
Average Price: $40.00 ($2 per serving)
Disclaimer: This label is not updated. There is actually 2g of Taurine included now.
First reaction may be that this supplement is on the higher end price-wise, but that’s
not the whole story.
1 Serving is actually 2 scoops which tops out at 27g. That’s significantly higher than most
pre-workout serving sizes and this product packs big portions of the key ingredients. Rather than adding a huge list of ingredients, they stick to higher amounts of the big ones.
8g Citrulline Malate: This is a big one. Citrulline is an amino acid that removes waste from the body and produces high levels of Arginine and Nitric Oxide, which improves blood flow and pumps. It converts to Arginine and produces huge levels.
4.8g Beta Alanine (Carnosyn): This buffers the build up of acid in the muscles so it lets users have longer workout sessions without dropping off.
2.5g Betaine Anhdrous: A natural chemical that aids in healthy eye, brain, blood, and bone function.
350mg Caffeine Anhydrous
Label Score (5/5)
The monster amount of Citrulline and Beta Alanine should provide tons of fuel for the workouts. The only omission is Creatine Monohydrate, but this was purposely done by the company since some people don’t like the bulk or water issues that Creatine may cause. This is a perfect product for people that may be cutting while trying to gain strength. They also opt for Stevia as a sweetener.
Overall Score (4.8/5)
I've been using Pulse for a while now and it absolutely is one of the best pre-workout supplements I've tried. The initial Beta Alanine tingle is strong. I don't feel the initial explosion of energy, rather this one lives up to it's label. With fatigue fighters as their base, my workouts last much longer and I actually feel a strong second-wind.
I chose to dock a couple of tenths because I don't think there's a perfect supplement out there. The 350mg of Caffeine is a bit high, and I feel unnecessary. Also, there is some space between serving size and amount of specific ingredients, with some filler from sweeteners and carbohydrates. Those are minor issues in this case. Pulse is a fantastic supplement from a great company. You can't go wrong.
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