BetaPump Black is MAX’s second-generation pre-workout formula.
It’s an improvement on the old BetaPump Premium pre-workout, and is designed to improve energy, focus, pumps, and endurance.
MAX’s is a rapidly-growing Australian supplement company.
Beta Alanine is a beta-amino acid that reduces fatigue.
It does this by generating more carnosine, a compound which reduces acid and free-radical build-up from exercise (1).
The recommended daily dose is 2-5g.
Creatine is an organic acid that boosts the production of energy (ATP) in muscle.
It’s believed by many that the hydrochloride form is more effective than other forms of creatine, but this is yet to be proven.
D-Glucuronolactone is a metabolite of glucose.
It may enhance the effects of caffeine and other stimulants.
Tyrosine is an amino acid that can improve mood and concentration under stressful conditions, by reducing the production of stress hormones (4).
An effective dose is 500-2,000mg.
Caffeine increases both alertness and athletic performance, especially in power and endurance (5).
An effective dose is about 200-500mg.
Betaine is a compound found in sugar beets, which has shown promise for improving power output and body composition (6).
An effective dose is about 2500mg.
Citrulline Malate and Arginine
Citrulline is an amino acid which is converted by the body to another compound called arginine.
This is further processed to form nitric oxide, which causes blood vessel dilation. This improves blood flow and the “pump” (7).
Arginine itself is worse-absorbed than citrulline, but can still increase nitric oxide levels to a lesser degree.
Agmatine is a newer ingredient that shows good promise for improving the pump and overall mood.
More research needs to be done on it to prove its effectiveness.
Choline is a compound used by the body to produce a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine.
Reseach has shown that those who consume more choline in their diets have better cognitive performance (8).
The bitartrate form isn’t as effective as others.
Who Takes It?
Athletes who want to improve their energy, focus, and overall quality of their workouts will enjoy BetaPump Black.
How to Take
Mix 1-2 scoops with 300-400mL of cold water and consume 15-30 minutes before your workout.
Do not exceed 2 scoops.
Beta alanine may cause a tingling sensation throughout the body.
Large doses of caffeine and creatine can upset the stomach if taken on an empty stomach or without enough water.
- Open-label formula is a clear improvement on the original BetaPump formula
- Includes a variety of ingredients that can improve all aspects of your workouts.
- The form of choline used was better in the original formula
- New range of flavours for everyone to enjoy.
BetaPump Black is a well-rounded formula that has ingredients to boost everything from energy to performance and pumps.
It’s a definite improvement on the original BetaPump formula, but a couple of the ingredients could still be dosed a little higher for maximum effectiveness.