Review: Pulse (Legion Athletics)

Recently I shared my thoughts on the fat burning supplement Shred Jym and HyperMax. In this post I will take a closer look at a new and already popular pre workout supplement called Pulse.

Do you want to take your training to a whole new level? Pre-workout supplements give you more than just an energy boost. In fact, they come with a whole host of benefits intended to improve your physical performance at the gym. Pulse – which claims to the be the world’s first properly-dosed pre-workout drink – is just one of the many products of this nature on the market today. But does it promise what it delivers? Here’s a review of Pulse from Legion Athletics, with focus on its ingredients and nutritional information.

PULSE (LEGION ATHLETICS)

Pulse is a pre-workout supplement developed by Legion Athletics. The product was launched in 2013.

CLAIMS

Pulse from Legion Athletics claims to be the first pre-workout that offers properly effective does for key ingredients such as beta-alanine, citrulline malate, betaine, and ornithine. The company states that the drink helps to increase blood flow, give you a boost of energy, improve muscular fatigue, sharpen your mental focus, and reduce tiredness. Let’s take a look at some of the ingredients found in the product.

SUPPLEMENT FACTS

One serving (2 scoop/23 grams) of Pulse contains 150 mg of sodium, 300 mg of potassium (as potassium chloride), 4 g of total carbohydrates, 8000 mg of l-citrulline malate, 4800 mg of beta-alanine, and 2500 mg of betaine anhydrous. Other ingredients include theanine, caffeine, stevia leaf extract, and ornithine.

Beta Alanine: Increases the amount of carnosine in the body, making it a powerful force for increasing power, endurance, and strength.

Caffeine: Stimulates your body’s central nervous system, blocks the neurotransmitter adenosine, and gives you a boost of energy when in the gym. This is one of the most popular stimulants used by athletes and bodybuilders.

Theanine: an amino acid found in tea that can reduce stress and improve alertness, concentration, and mental focus – ideal when at the gym.

Citrulline malate: Helps to reduce muscle soreness (so you can recover in a quicker time frame), and improve endurance when in the gym.

Betaine Anhydrous: Research has shown that this ingredient improves strength and power, and can elevate your mood.

The ingredients included in Pulse are often found in other pre-workout formulas and have been found to be safe when consumed prior to training. The product contains no milk, eggs, soy, wheat, shellfish, tree nuts, or peanuts.

FLAVORS, JAR SIZES AND PRICE PER SERVING

Pulse is available fruit punch flavor. To use the supplement, measure one to two scoops and mix with water 15-30 minutes before training. The list price of the product is approximately $39.99 (for 21 servings), which equates to a price of approximately $1.90 per serving.

RATINGS

The product is not currently listed on Bodybuilding.com or Supplementreviews.com.

VERDICT

Although I haven’t tried Pulse from Legion Athletics, the product contains a number of ingredients that can be of benefit when in the gym and after a workout. Consuming the drink can help to reduce muscle soreness after training, increase lean mass, and prevent you from feeling tired during a workout session. Other ingredients like caffeine and theanine can help to increase mental alertness and concentration, and the ingredients contained in the product have been deemed as being safe.

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