• Solid Muscle Pump
  • Easy to Take
  • Not Very Good Value
  • Ingredients could be better
6.9Overall Score

The conversation surrounding nitric oxide products like Nitrix 2.0 has become increasingly jaded and cynical. One of the more popular phrases I’ve seen around the internet and heard at the gym is “don’t chase the pump.”

When did the pendulum swing this far in the other direction? Why are we denouncing the pump all of a sudden? While there’s certainly a lot more to building muscle than just getting a good pump, establishing a proper pump can be the icing on the cake of your gains.

In this review I’ll cover my personal experience using Nitrix 2.0., and discuss the importance of boosting nitric oxide production.

Why Should You Use a Nitric Oxide Booster?

First, here’s a quick refresher on what nitric oxide actually is. Simply put, nitric oxide is a gas which is naturally created and transported throughout the body.

Nitric oxide enhances muscle growth by widening blood vessels and allowing more blood, oxygen, and nutrients such as amino acids, carbohydrates, and water into muscles. This also helps increase muscle strength and recovery.

Now let’s take a look at Nitrix 2.0’s ingredient label to see if it has the ingredients you need to improve your pumps.

What’s Inside Nitrix 2.0?

The nice thing about a product like Nitrix 2.0 is there are no stimulants. This makes it a good product to either take in between cycles of your regular pre-workout, or if you’re just looking for something to give you some extra energy without making you jittery.

Nitrix 2.0 is also a great product to stack in addition to taking your other supplements which might be stimulants based to enhance your pump.

Here’s a few of the ingredients you’ll find in Nitrix 2.0 which promote better muscle pumps and boost strength:

L-Citrulline: Citrulline is an amino acid which the body converts to arginine and utilizes to boost nitric oxide production. Citrulline also enhances adenosine triphosphate production [1]

Pomegranate Fruit: Pomegranate is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants which boost nitric oxide by preventing nitric oxide degradation.[2]

Grape Seed Extract: Like pomegranate, grape seed also contains antioxidants which further boost nitric oxide production.[3]

Creatine Monohydrate: Creatine monohydrate is the most researched form of creatine and shown to increase strength, endurance, and improve body composition.[4]

My Experience Using Nitrix 2.0

First off, let me say I didn’t mind the dosing schedule. You just take 3 pills twice a day on an empty stomach. For me I just took it first thing in the morning before breakfast and again before my workout.

Personally I’ve always responded really well to nitric oxide products in general, and definitely felt an immediate pump as soon as I was done with my first set. I also maintained a pretty steady pump throughout my workout.

That being said, Nitrix 2.0 is a little above average compared to other nitric oxide products I’ve tried. I’ve had better pumps, but this isn’t by any means a bad product, and like I said, it does make a great stack with your other stimulant based supplements.

Nitrix 2.0 Final Thoughts

Nitrix 2.0 is a solid nitric oxide booster which I felt gave me a better pump in the gym. While it’s not the best nitric oxide booster I’ve had, the pills make it a great alternative if you’re tired of dealing with supplement powders. What’s more, it does have some extra creatine monohydrate to help with strength and lean mass gains.

[1]Pérez-Guisado J, Jakeman PM Citrulline malate enhances athletic anaerobic performance and relieves muscle soreness. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 May;24(5):1215-22

[2]Ignarro LJ, Byrns RE, Sumi D, de Nigris F, Napoli C. Nitric Oxide. 2006 Sep;15(2):93-102. Epub 2006 Apr 19. Pomegranate juice protects nitric oxide against oxidative destruction and enhances the biological actions of nitric oxide

[3]Freedman JE, Parker C 3rd, Li L, et al. Select flavonoids and whole juice from purple grapes inhibit platelet function and enhance nitric oxide release. Circulation. 2001;103(23):2792-2798

[4]Lehmkuhl, Mark, et. al., The Effects of 8 Weeks of Creatine Monohydrate and Glutamine Supplementation on Body Composition and Performance Measures Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 17(3):425-438, August 2003

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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