Speed X3 Ultra Concentrate from Lecheek Nutirion
Today we’re going to have a look at Speed X3 Ultra Concentrate, a quality pre-workout out formula offered by Lecheek Nutirion. Like most pre-workouts, Speed X3 is designed to give a boost in energy to support you throughout your workout. It accomplishes this with the help of some mild stimulants combined with some of bodybuilding’s most common compounds.
Speed X3 is a proprietary blend, but fortunately Lecheek has provided us with the ingredient list, although the amounts of each substance have not been disclosed. Working mostly as a vehicle for some mild stimulants, there is no protein, fat or caloric content.
The ingredients as listed:
The serving size of one scoop inclues 3.2g of Speed Xtreme.
Lets take a closer look at some of these compounds.
1,3-Dimethylamylamine (DMAA): This is a mild stimulant which can give quite a noticeable boost in energy, especially when combined with Caffeine as we find it in this blend. It can be a powerful substance and should probably be avoided by people with cardiovascular issues.
D-Aspartic Acid: Naturally occurring, D-Aspartic Acid is found in the human body and a wide range of other biological systems. It has recently gotten the attention of the supplement world for its ability to help increase testosterone levels – something highly desirable by bodybuilders looking to gain extra muscle.
Flavors, Jar Size and Price per Serving
Speed Xtreme is available in either Fruit Punch or Raspberry Lemonade. There is only one jar size available, which includes 80 servings. At 3.2g a serving, that’s 256g of Speed Xtreme in every jar.
The average price for a jar is around $30, so each dose works out to about $0.37. Not too bad on the bank.
The instructions on the label direct users to take 1-2 servings with 8oz of water about 30 minutes before a workout, but not to exceed 3 servings within 24 hours.
Over at SupplementReviews.com, Speed Xtreme scored a respectable 8.4 overall with a total of 12 reviews – all of which are quite favorable, with the exception of one user who found it made him too “jittery” after just one scoop.
Speed Xtreme raises a few questions for any supplement veteran who takes a look at the ingredients list and dose size. Several of the ingredients within the blend often have a recommended daily dose of well above the 3.2g in one serving of Speed Xtreme. The math simply doesn’t work: daily levels of most Creatine supplements call for 3-5g or more per day, and dosages of L-Arginine are within a similar range. Since its a proprietary formula, we can’t say exactly what concentration these compounds are at, but we can definitely conclude they must be well below the effective levels for most people.
Most of Speed Xtreme’s effects are probably derived from the combination of caffeine and DMAA, both stimulants. This can definitely provide the pre-workout energy users are seeking, but also can potentially dangerous for sensitive users. Careful attention to the dosage should be taken. DMAA has been associated with five deaths, and a scientific review of the compound conducted in 2012 noted “dosages higher than 100-200 mg are expected to cause serious adverse events “ (“Scientific opinion on the regulatory status of 1,3-Dimethylamylamine (DMAA)”. European Journal of Food Research & Review 2 (4): 93–100.)
Used safely, DMAA and DMAA-containing blends can be effective and are quite popular among bodybuilders. Take caution and always use as directed.
Despite these questions about Speed Xtreme, it seems pretty popular among its users. Most users report getting the energy advertised, and there is no doubt that the blend contains some proven stimulants. At its price it is pretty affordable compared to similar products and could be a productive addition to workout routines if used properly.