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BPI emphatically explains that 1.M.R Vortex is not a sequel to their previous 1.M.R pre-workout. It is a brand new product which BPI is touting as their strongest all-around training powder. Let’s explore 1 M.R. Vortex’s performance benefits, side effects, and my personal experience with it.

What Is 1.M.R Vortex?

Like other pre-workout powders, 1.M.R Vortex was reputedly designed to increase training intensity, promote better concentration, and create stronger muscle pumps.

After combing through the testimonial section on 1.M.R. Vortex’s website, it was hard not be excited by everyone’s enthusiasm and positive reactions. Suffice it to say, I was eager to try the product for myself and learn more about it.

1.M.R Vortex Ingredients

Unfortunately, 1.M.R. doesn’t reveal the exact amounts of each ingredient. They use a proprietary blend, which means it’s virtually impossible to determine whether the ingredients are dosed effectively.

Here’s an explanation of each ingredient, followed by my experience using 1.M.R. Vortex in the next section.

Glycerol: Glycerol is a compound which draws fluid into muscle cells and blood vessels for a better muscle-engorged pump. Additionally, glycerol enhances vascularity.[1]

Indigofera Pulchra: Indigofera pulchra functions as analgesic and helps to reduce pain. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which decreases recovery time in between workouts.[2]

Caffeine: In addition to stimulating the central nervous system and increasing energy levels, caffeine increases the release of fatty acids from cells and even blunts pain during exercise.[3]

White Leadwort: White leadwort is used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat various ailments. It is also functions as a digestive stimulant. Unfortunately, I was unable to find any scientific studies supporting white leadwort’s benefits.[4]

Securinega Suffruticosa: Securinega suffruticosa is a GABA receptor antagonist, which means it blocks the action of the GABA receptor allowing for intense and longer workouts. Like the ingredient white leadwort, however, I was unable to find a scientific evidence supporting securinega suffruticosa’s benefits.

Yohimbe: Yohimbe increases fat burning by blocking alpha receptors and improving lipolysis. Yohimbe is also shown in studies to improve body composition.[5]

My Experience With 1.M.R. Vortex

As someone who works out first thing in the morning, I felt 1.M.R. Vortex gave me a clean, non-jittery energy and focus that I needed to wake up and get to the gym.

That being said, I’m pretty tolerant to stimulants such as caffeine. So even though it was the perfect amount for me, you might want to start with half a scoop to assess your tolerance.

The most noticeable benefit for me was better focus and concentration. I was able to focus on the weight and block out unnecessary distractions. I also felt the glycerol helped with getting an initial pump, however, the effect eventually diminished. By the end of my workout I felt the normal kind of pump I usually get without a pre-workout.

1.M.R. Vortex Taste and Flavors

1.M.R. Vortex is only available in fruit punch right now. As far as the flavor, it’s not bad for fruit punch, and tastes a little on the sweet side. It mixes easily in a shaker cup and doesn’t have a bad aftertaste. More importantly, it didn’t make me sick to my stomach or bloated during my workout.

Keep in mind the flavor is still fruit punch. I do have a couple friends that aren’t fond of the flavor and have a hard time taking any fruit punch supplement.

Does 1.M.R Vortex Have Dangerous Side Effects?

1.M.R. Vortex is safe and doesn’t have any harmful side effects. However, caffeine can cause side effects depending on the sensitivity of the user. Side effects from excess caffeine consumption include anxiety, sleeplessness, irritability, rapid heartbeat, or shortness of breath.[5]

Final Thoughts On 1.M.R Vortex

1 M.R. Vortex works great if you need to feel that blast of energy and motivation from your pre-workout. It also gives the focus and concentration needed to keep your workout intensity up.
However, depending on your sensitivity to caffeine it might not be what you’re looking for. Also, it doesn’t do much in the way of improving muscle pumps. If you like it for the energy and focus though, it’s an excellent supplement to stack a stimulant-free pre-workout made to maximize pump.

[1]Stoppani, Jim, Pump It Up Flex, 87508915, Jul 2010, Vol. 28, Issue 5

[2]A M Musa, Sule MI, Ilyas M, Yaro AH, et. al., Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory Studies of the Methanol Extract of Indigofera Pulchra Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 01/2010; 5(1):106-110.

[3]University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Caffeine Reduces Pain During Exercise, Study Shows.” ScienceDaily, 7 Apr. 2009. Web. 29 May 2013

[4]Ostojic SM. Yohimbine: the effects on body composition and exercise performance in soccer players. Res Sports Med. 2006 Oct-Dec;14(4):289-99.

[5]WebMD, Caffeine, Available at:

About The Author

Brian E. is from southern California and has worked for names like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe as a supplement expert and consultant. He currently lives in Utah and is studying marketing.

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