This is one pump product that I have grown to like more and more. I was never a fan of green apple flavored pre-workout drinks, but now I love it! H-VOL is the new pre-workout pump product from Allmax Nutrition. It's not stimulant, tastes great, and gives you some great intense pumps during your workout. It also comes in Dragon Fruit, which tastes equally as good. So if you are looking to get off stims or want to add some extra pumps to your stimulant pre-workout, H-VOL is definitely something to try!
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H-VOL Review Video
Below Glenn from Best Price Nutrition reviews the new H-VOL and does an in-depth breakdown of the ingredients and what you should expect when taking this supplement.
Hello again everybody. This is Glenn with Best Price Nutrition and today I'm going to give you an overview on the brand new HemaNOvol Powder from Allmax Nutrition. They've shortened it to H:VOL on the bottle. It's a pretty long name, so, you will probably see it as H:VOL on our website.
This is their nitric-oxide powder or what they call an extreme nitric-oxide vaso-muscular expansion. It comes in two flavors, dragon fruit, and I believe, an apple flavor. I haven't tried them yet, they are brand new to us, literally just got them, but knowing Allmax, everything is pretty well flavored, so it should taste pretty good.
Give you an overview on it. There's 30 servings inside here. Each scoop is five calories, so low, not going to have any effect on you. They say recommended use on workout days, take one serving with six to eight ounces of cold water, 30 minutes before you workout. Non-workout days, should be taken on non-workout days as well, so you can use it on your workout days and not on workout days because they say it has a cumulative effect, so take it on your days off as well.
All right, getting into this. Nitric-oxide enhancement matrix, essentially malic two to one ratio, 1200 milligrams. What that means is you've got citrulline bonded to malic acid in a two to one ratio, so for every two grams of citrulline these one gram of malic acid or in this case, I believe there's 750 milligrams citrulline and about 500 milligrams of malic acid.
A little bit on the lower side in terms of citrulline, a lot of research and studies, shows you three grams of citrulline to get effects, but you can take multiple scoops of this, which is nice. What citrulline does is it can enhance endurance, reduce fatigue in the body, yeah reduces fatigue and enhances endurance. There is some people saying, or some researchers show it can enhance nitric-oxide production.
Next ingredient, Nitrosigine. It's inositol-stabilized arginine silicate. And what this is, it's arginine silica stabilized by inositol. Gets into the body and increases the amount of arginine and silica present in the blood. There's a 14-day study that did show an increase in nitric-oxide levels. And what I think a lot of us don't think of, but silica has effects on the cardiovascular system, actually positive effects. So, that's a nice thing to have.
Next is Agmapure. Agmatine-sulfate, 575 milligrams. Done a lot of videos on Agmatine in the past. It's a great ingredient. A good dose of 575 milligrams, so that's nice. It's been shown to anecdotally to increase nitric oxide levels. People notice a great pump from it. Also it can increase your pain threshold too, which is nice. Especially, where you are going through high intensity workouts.
Next two ingredients, Valine and Norvaline. These two, Norvaline is just an analog of valine. These two have been shown to inhibit arginase. Arginase is an enzyme in the body that breaks down arginine. So, thus, lowering nitric-oxide levels.
So, if you're taking these, they may lead to an increase in nitric-oxide levels. The issue, though, is a lot of times it has been studied in people who have vascular diseases. So, if you're an otherwise healthy person . . . if you are unhealthy and have a vascular disease, it has shown to increase nitric-oxide levels, but if you're healthy, there really hasn't been much research to show that it does have that effect. But, nonetheless, it's in here and I think they're hoping that it's going to have that effect.
Then you've got vitamin B3, which is niacin. It's 32 milligrams so you may notice that flush on your face feeling. A lot of people look forward to that when taking niacin, kind of like [inaudible 00:03:49], you get the tingles in the face.
And then the last part of this is the vitamin B9, and this is 5-Methyl-Tetra-Hydro-Folate. This is actually the bio-available form of folate or folic acid, as a lot of people call it. It's what circulates the blood, when they test for folate levels, that's what they test for.
And it hasn't shown increased nitric-oxide synthase or the building or production of nitric-oxide when people are in vascular disease states. So how much of an effect is going to have on somebody who is otherwise healthy, we don't know. But for people who have those vascular diseases it has increased that, so that's nice.
Next, Cell Volumization Matrix. Taurine, 25 milligrams. This is popular in a lot of products. It does cell volumizing. It actually can increase the amount of liquid or fluid in the cells making the cell appear fuller.
Same with the next ingredient, HydroMax, 65 percent glycerol powder. There's about 1100 milligrams of that. That will actually enhance the blood volume, so you've got something increasing the volume inside the cell and also the volume of the blood. So that's what the pumps are going to come from as well.
Okay, now we're getting into their strength and endurance matrix. First ingredient, Theobroma Cacao Extract, standardized for 20 percent theobromine. So this cacao comes from chocolate. Theobromine is the chemical inside chocolate that has been linked to people, the reason why people can get addicted to chocolate. It can have a little bit of an aphrodisiac effect. It's similar to caffeine in that it can enhance your energy level, can increase your heart rate, but obviously not as strong as caffeine.
So they're looking to give you something to give you a little bit of an energy boost but without the caffeine jitters and things like that. And it seems to be a relatively low dose, which is good. So if you take these close to bed, you shouldn't have a problem with going to sleep.
Next ingredient, RC-NOS, or RC-NOS, it's actually trademarked, it's standardized at 98 Rutaecarpine. This is an ingredient that actually inhibits an enzyme that breaks down caffeine. And also breaks down theobromine. So, the nice thing is, if you take this with caffeine or theobromine, it can enhance the half-life of those ingredients. They're allowed to stay in the system longer.
There is a loop though that if you take it for prolonged period of time, your body makes up for that. Your body actually will produce more of that enzyme. So in the long run it may increase the clearance of caffeine and theobromine in the body, but in the short term, you're going to notice an increase in the time the caffeine or theobromine is in the body. Sort of works both ways. If you're taking this every single day, you may not get that effect, but the first few days you should notice an enhancement in the time that it's run in the body.
And then lastly, policosanol, often used as a cholesterol-lowering supplement, but has been shown to increase endurance. So, that's the product, or the ingredients that are inside here. Can be taken by a man or woman, not gender specific.
So if you're looking for something that's non- stimulating. And I say that, being that it does have the theobromine, but it's not going to stimulate you like caffeine and things like that will. Think of chocolate, the way chocolate would stimulate you. It's not going to get you all crazy.
But if you want something non-stimulative to take as a pre-workout, or just something to take during your workout, or anything you want to enhance your pumps, that's [what it earns] and this would be the product. So, yeah, like I said, man or woman, it comes in two flavors, dragon fruit and apple. And I think that covers it.
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