NO Xplode XE Edge is a special variant of the original NO Xplode, a pre-workout made by BSN.
It’s tailored for athletes who want a big energy boost and longer, more productive workouts.
BSN is an American supplement company that was founded in 2001, in the state of Florida.
Beta Alanine is a compound that works to hold off fatigue during exercise.
It does this by counteracting acid and free-radical build-up (1).
The effective dose is 2-5g.
Rhodiola rosea is a herb with anti-stress and anti-fatigue benefits, from its ability to reduce cortisol (2).
The effective dose is 50mg daily.
Tyrosine is another anti-stress compound, which like rhodiola rosea can reduce the production of stress hormones (3).
An effective dose is 500-2,000mg.
Choline is a cognitive-enhancer, which is used by the body to make acetylcholine, the “learning” neurotransmitter.
Those with diets higher in choline tend to demonstrate better cognitive performance (4).
Unfortunately, the bitartrate form isn’t as great as others.
An effective dose is 2,000mg.
Mucuna Puriens is a type of bean that is high in a compound callled L-DOPA.
It can increase both testosterone and wellbeing in infertile men, but might not have much of an effect otherwise (7).
5g of dried bean tends to be a good dose.
Theanine is a relaxing agent found in green tea. It can take the jittery edge off caffeine, and improve focus (8).
An effective dose is 100-200mg.
Toothed clubmoss is a plant that contains a compound called Huperzine-A.
An effective dose is 50-200mcg daily.
Citrulline is a nitric oxide booster.
It dilates blood vessels, increasing blood flow and “the pump” (11).
An effective dose is around 6-8g.
Glycerol is a sugar-alcohol that acts as a blood-volumiser.
It improves pumps and vascularity by increasing plasma volume (12).
Caffeine can increase both alertness and athletic performance, especially power and endurance levels (13).
An effective dose is about 200-500mg.
Tetramethyluric acid is a compound that is structurally similar to caffeine.
It acts similarly too, but unlike caffeine, people tend to not build a tolerance to it.
Who Takes It?
Athletes wanting a supplement to improve their workout energy levels and endurance will enjoy using NO Xplode XE Energy.
How to Take
Mix 1 scoop with 120-180mL water daily, and consume 30 minutes before your workout.
Beta alanine can cause a harmless tingling sensation in the face and skin.
Caffeine can cause sleeplessness when taken within a few hours of bedtime.
Toothed clubmoss can sometimes cause nausea.
- An absolutely mammoth ingredient profile, targeted at energy and focus levels
- Huge hit of caffeine at 325mg per scoop.
- Some ingredients were dosed rather low, especially those to do with performance and pumps (beta alanine and citrulline)
- Not many ingredients targeted towards strength and power.
NO Xplode XE Energy is an interesting take on a pre-workout, focused almost entirely on the mental side of things.
It should be great for energy levels and focus, but might lack on boosting physical performance.