Whether you’re a serious athlete, or just a guy who works out because you like to look and feel good, sometimes you need to step up your game. And in the world of working out, that usually means adding supplements to the routine. Pre-Workout supplements are one of the most popular sub-categories of bodybuilding supps because they usually offer multiple benefits, like energy and muscle building. That’s the case with one supplement that we recently came across, CytoNOX from Cytogenix.
As a pre-workout powder, CytoNOX promises an increase in nitric oxide, a boost in energy, greater endurance, quicker recovery, and extreme intensity. A closer look at ingredients and word of mouth will help us decide whether or not it delivers.
How CytoNOX Works
CytoNOX starts out like the others, by providing building blocks for nitric oxide production so you get more vasularity for better pumps and improved recovery. But what sets CytoNOX apart is its focus on blocking the interference of ADMA (Assymetric Dimethyl Arginine), a biological factor that inhibits nitric oxide production. So nitric oxide becomes that much more abundant.
You also get stimulants and muscle cell volumizers for energy, endurance and recovery, so CytoNOX provides the whole pre-workout package.
It is recommended that you start with 1 scoop with 6 ounces of water or another beverage about 30-45 minutes before your workout. After you get used to that amount, increase it up to 2 or 3 scoops before your workout. Guys will obviously settle on different amounts based on their sizes and tolerances.
Of course, CytoNOX starts with L-Arginine and other amino acids that help increase the production of NO. Then is uses its proprietary PLASMAX technology to overcome the inhibiting effect of ADMA. Adding Creatine and Beta-Alanine increases muscle strength and endurance. Each scoop comes with 130 mg of caffeine. That’s fine for 1 scoop, but once you get up into the 3 scoop range, that’s a lot of juice and will definitely make some guys jittery.
Benefits of CytoNOX
- It’s got a wide range of pre-workout enhancing ingredients.
- CytoNOX reviews don’t show many complaints about the taste.
Drawbacks of CytoNOX
- Plenty of guys have left negative reviews about this stuff. Either it makes them jittery, or it’s just plain ineffective.
- Cytogenix doesn’t have the best reputation. The company is related to Muscle Tech if that gives you an idea of what they’re like.
- The formula is largely proprietary so we don’t know if ingredients are present at effective levels.
Where to Buy
You can get CytoNOX from GNC or any number of online supplement stores. The 1.9 lb canister sells for $35 tyo $40.
The Last Word
When you’ve got a product with a proprietary formula, you have to rely pretty heavily on the customer opinion that surrounds it. In the case of CytoNOX, there are a lot of negative and disappointed reviews, so we have to go with that. You can probably find something better and more effective than CytoNOX.
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