Review of NOOpump from MAN Sports

NOOpump is a pump-based product from the company MAN Sports, which was released into the market in 2014. The pre-workout supplement is stacked with several non-stimulant ingredients, which are designed to give you pumps and at the same time increase focus. This new combination of pumps and focus has gained a lot of popularity among users, especially those who prefer stimulant-free supplements.

Claims

NOOpump is a pre-workout supplement that is designed to increase muscle pumps while boosting mental focus. It is manufactured with a combination of vascularity boosting and nootropics ingredients. It also helps to increase blood flow to the muscle tissues through combination of the right ingredients. This enhances the removal of toxins from the muscle tissues, which increases the endurance and performance.

Supplement facts

One serving of NOOpump contains 6 grams of the supplement. It comes in form of a blend with three main blends: vasodilator activator, Nitric Oxide Stimulus, and a mental domination blend. Here is a closer look at the ingredients:

Vitamin B12
Vitamin B6
Niacin
Vitamin C
Multi-Pathway N.O. Stimulus

– Agmatine Sulphate
– Glycine Betaine
– Glycerol Monostearate

Vasodilator Activator

– Epimedium
– Rutacaerpine

Mental Domination Blend

– Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR)
– N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine
– Lean Green Tea
– Cocoa Plant extract
– Sceletium Tortuosum
– Coleus Forskohlii

Agmatine Sulphate – Agmatine is considered as a staple ingredient for pre-workout supplements. It enhances the uptake of Endothelial Nitric Oxide, which helps to give the users longer-lasting and intense pumps.

Glycine Betaine – also known as Trimethylglycine, Betaine is an amino acid that is hyped to increase strength and power output by increasing cellular swelling. This significantly reduces the effects of external stimuli on the muscles, for example, during workout.

Glycerol is a popular ingredient for several pump-based pre-workout supplements. It draws water into the cells, directly enhancing pumps. It also increases performance endurance by maintaining the fluid balance of the body, which comes in handy during intense workouts.

Norvaline inhibits Arginase, the enzyme that is responsible for the breakdown of arginine. This therefore has the effect of increasing the amount of Arginine, which increases the production of Nitric Oxide.

Epimedium is a bioactive that is found naturally in Horny Goat Weed. Primarily it is used to treat erectile dysfunction. Studies conducted on the performance enhancing capabilities of Epimedium have shown that in increases the expression of Endothelial Nitric Oxide in the endothelial cells.

Rutaecarpine is primarily found in the plant Evodia rutaecarpia. The ingredient has been shown to increase the levels of Nitric Oxide. Studies have also suggested that it induces vaso-relaxation. However, no research has been conducted with regards to enhancing performance.

ALCAR has been researched on extensively for a variety of performance and cognitive enhancement capabilities. It is used in NOOpump for its cognitive functions: it has been shown to enhance cognitive functions in people with cognitive decline.

Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid that acts as a precursor to Dopamine and Noradrenaline. It increases the level of neurotransmitters in the body, which helps to improve performance.

Green tea extract – green tea contains Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a mildly potent antioxidant, which also serves as an inhibitor to an enzyme called Catechol-O-Methyl Transferase (COMT). By inhibiting COMT, it helps to increase the production of Noradrenaline.

Cocoa plant contains dopamine, phenylethylamine and serotonin, which help to improve moods. Flavonols contained in cocoa have also been shown to enhance cognitive functions, especially during mental persistent mental exertion.

Sceletium Tortuosum is an indigenous herb that grows in South Africa. It has a long history of being used to elevate mood. It also contains alkaloids that have been hyped to produce psychoactive effects.

Coleus Forskohlii contains Forskolin, a substance that has been show to burn fat and boost testosterone. Coleus Forskohlii also acts as an inhibitor to Acetylcholinesterase

Flavor, jar sizes and price per serving

NOOpump is currently available in one flavor: Pineapple Express. It comes in one jar size of 32 servings. It is currently selling at $49.99 on bodybuilding.com store, but there are other online stores going as low as $37.99. This gives a price per serving of between $1.18 and $1.56.

Ratings

NOOpump has received a lot of positive reviews since its entry into the market. On bodybuilding.com, it has a solid rating of 9.1/10 and one of 8.1/10 on supplementreviews.com

Verdict

NOOpump has brought about a fresh take on the pump-based pre-workout supplement with the inclusion of Nootropics and the combination of pumps and focus. From the perspective of pumps-based products, the supplement is one of the most comprehensive pre-workout regimens on the market. The $1.56 per serving is however a bit pricey. NOOpump is worth a try if you prefer stimulant-free supplements.

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