• Great Pumps
  • Solid Ingredients
  • Excellent Taste
  • Proprietary Blend
  • Doesn't List Specific Ingredient Amounts
8.5Overall Score

If the name Promera sounds familiar, that’s because they burst into the supplement industry’s collective consciousness thanks to a unique creatine hydrochloride product called Con-Cret®. In attempt to recreate the same time of buzz they generated with Con-Cret, Promera has introduced a new pre-workout supplement called Pump Extrem.

Those of us here at SuppNation that tried Con-Cret experienced better strength and muscle gains than expected. This made us cautiously optimistic that Pump Extrem would produce the same results.

What Is Pump Extrem?

Stimulating muscle hypertrophy for increased muscle gains requires pushing past your limits. This is where a good pre-workout supplement can make a big difference. As the poet T.S. Elliot said, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

We’ll find out if Pump Extrem is what you need to push past your workout plateaus by breaking down Pump Extrem’s ingredients and by sharing our own experience with it during our workouts.
Does Pump Extreme Feature Effective Ingredients?

I’m always a little disappointed when a supplement label only includes a proprietary blend instead of listing specific ingredient amounts. While this doesn’t mean the product is ineffective, it’s difficult to determine whether the supplement is dosed effectively.

Here’s an overview of Pump Extrem’s key ingredients to give you a better idea of how it purportedly enhances performance:

Carnosyn® Beta Alanine: Beta alanine saturates muscle with carnosine, and reduces lactic acid buildup by improving ph balance. This allows you to perform more sets and reps before that burning sensation sets into muscles. [1]

Agmatine Sulfate: This is an arginine derivative which improves vasodilation. Agmatine enhances muscle pumps and facilitates better strength and muscle gains by flushing oxygen and blood into working muscles.[2]

L-Norvaline: Norvaline is a branched chain amino acid compound which blocks arginine degradation and is shown to increase nitric oxide levels by 50%. [3]

GlycoCarn®: GlycoCarn® consists of glycine propionyl-L-carnitine hydrocholoride, which improves ATP replenishment for better energy production. What’s more, it increases nitric oxide production and reduces muscle tissue damage.[4]

Caffeine Anhydrous: In addition to increasing energy and stimulating the central nervous system, caffeine anhydrous can actually blunt pain during exercise.[5]

My Personal Workout Experience Using Pump Extrem

As far as taste goes, the lemon lime flavor is by far one of the better tasting pre-workouts I’ve tried and has a natural taste. I’ve tried way too many pre-workouts that taste either artificial or just plain bad.

It mixes really well in a shaker cup, and there weren’t any particles that floated on top or settled on the bottom.

I have to say I really enjoyed Pump Extrem. It only has 200 mg caffeine per serving, which gave me enough energy without making me jittery. Depending on your caffeine sensitivity, however, this amount could be a little low or even a little too much.

One thing that could improve this product are additional ingredients to boost concentration and focus. I didn’t notice the same intensity I’ve gotten from other pre-workouts, but I did love the pump I got from it.

I had no problem getting and sustaining a solid muscle pump whether it was back or arm day. But probably the most important thing for me was that I was able to get through my entire workout without feeling sick to my stomach.

Pump Extrem Final Thoughts

In my humble opinion, Pump Extrem is an excellent pre-workout product. It not only has a great taste, but I saw better vascularity and had no problem getting a muscle pump. It has a well-rounded ingredient formula and what I felt was the perfect amount of caffeine to give me a clean energy that didn’t make me jittery.

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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