NO-Xplode 2.0 vs. New NO-Xplode
The new NO-Xplode is here. Rather than call it NO-Xplode 3.0 or NO-Xplode Advanced or some other type of catchy hyperbolic name, they chose to stick with the original pre-workout that started it all.
Now you can go through the ingredients on the label and see what's in the new product, but maybe you are a fan on 2.0 and you want to do what the difference actually is? Well Glenn from Best Price Nutrition decided to help with this. He goes through the ingredients for this new version and the 2.0 version to show you what is different and what to expect when switching.
New NO-Xplode vs 2.0 Video
Hello, everybody. This is Glenn, with Best Price Nutrition. Today, I'm going to give you an overview on the brand-new, just released NO-Xplode. It's not being termed NO-Xplode 3.0 or NO-Xplode V3, anything like that. They're just calling it NO-Xplode. They have a big push campaign. You might have seen some things that say "Push 6/30", which means June 30. That's when the official launch of it came out.
I don't have the bottle of the new one yet. We wanted to get this video out just to kind of let you know what the differences are between the two. I do have a bottle of the 2.0. So with the NO-Xplode over the years, it's never been a concentrated pre-workout. Always come in a larger container. This is a 50-serving size, which is about 2.5 pounds or two and a half pounds. That's pretty big for a pre-workout nowadays. Nowadays, bottles are a half, if not a third, of the size of this.
But they've never really gone the concentrated route. I know they've had some other products that have come out. But with regards to NO-Xplode, it's always been larger serving size, more powder. So to kind of go through the differences within the two.
At the top of a lot of the supplements, they actually go through the calories, the carbohydrates, and then some of the vitamins they add in there. Calories went from 40 to 30, so very negligible with the amount of calories. There's 10 calories difference. Carbohydrates in the old one was 10 grams. Now, it's seven. So there's a slight change there.
They did add vitamin D3 inside of the newer version. Okay? So it's 500 IUs, which is great. With all the new research coming out with vitamin D, it's very good that they're putting that in there. So let's get into the formula overall.
Sorry, I have to do this with paper because I don't have the actual bottle in front of me. But again, we just want to get this out there for you guys. Let's see, in the old form, the 2.0, they had three main formulas. Actually I should say four.
The first, I should say, matrix. First matrix, they're advanced strength and performance matrix was basically their blend of beta-alanine and creatine. They used a carnitine beta-alanine. Sources of creatine were di-creatine-malic acid interfusion, so basically di-creatine malate. Then they also used creatine sodium phosphate matrix, creatine ethyl ester, and creatine alpha amino butyric acid matrix.
So that's what they used. We've done some videos on creatine before. We always recommend creatine monohydrate. I'm sure a lot of people have recommended that to others. It seems like they took that advice from everybody, knowing that creatine monohydrate is shown to be the superior source of creatine. So their new creatine blend is creatine monohydrate, number one. Then they have creatine anhydrous and creatine peptides, which appears to be creatine monohydrate bonded to hydrolyze whey protein isolates, so bonded to amino acids.
But the bulk of that, I imagine, is going to be creatine monohydrate because it's the first ingredient there. Then they also add taurine and something called astrogen [SP], which is astragalus and patched ginseng to it. Those two ingredients are said to enhance the absorption of creatine, but creatine in general, the bioavailability is pretty high. There're no issues with it absorbing. Creatine has been used for years.
So it looks like you're getting 5.5 grams of that whole blend. So you should be getting, I would gather, at least 3 grams of creatine, which is nice. So next. Also, in the old formula, that matrix combined with beta-alanine. Now, they have a different one they call Endura Shot, which is their beta-alanine blend. It uses the carnosine beta-alanine and beta-alanine hydrochloride. Why they're two different ones, I'm not sure. I'd say stick with the beta-alanine, the CarnoSyn patented version.
Also, they're adding betaine anhydrous to this. So betaine anhydrous is a newer supplement with regards to the sports world now. It can enhance workout. I should say workout, put power out and muscular endurance. There was a study shown that it actually can improve lean body mass, which is nice. So that's inside here. Then they add some electrolytes to it as well. So now, the new thing is they're adding the betaine anhydrous, which is great.
Next is their nitric oxide formula that's inside here. So not only is it an energy product, it's also a nitric oxide product. So in the old formula, L-arginine alpha-ketoglutarate. So we've done numerous videos on this. In the science world, we've seen that on paper, this does enhance nitric oxide levels, but it just doesn't translate to the real world. So they have removed that now.
Now, they focus the formula around citrulline malate. Also, in the old formula, there was citrulline as well, but now it looks to be a heftier dose or a higher dose. In the formula itself, for the new one, this matrix, 850 milligrams. So citrulline malate, you want a higher gram dosage. You want something like 3 to 6 grams.
So it doesn't look like you'll end up getting a huge dose of that, but at least they've listed it and took the arginine out, which is nice. Other nitric oxide in the old one. Actually they had a couple different forms of citrulline and some gynostemma, leaves and stems.
Then a new formula, they use grape skin extract, hawthorn extract, and folate. Hawthorn extract is popular with reducing blood pressure. There is some research to show that. So I believe the thought is maybe if you're getting some vasodilation, you're going to reduce blood pressure. Grape skin extract, I know there's some studies that show it can enhance your overall work capacity. So they've done that.
Now, the stimulant formula, which nowadays, that's what everybody is looking for. What kind of stimulants are you looking at here? Now, being that this is a VSN, and it's NO-Xplode, it's a flagship product, they're not going to put any wild and crazy stimulants inside their product. They just don't do that. They like to err on the side of caution because a lot of stimulants nowadays, we've seen one and three DMA go away. So they want to stay with things that are going to stick around.
So their formula in the old NO-Xplode, NO-Xplode 2.0, tyrosine, caffeine, another form of tyrosine, and vinpocetine. Now, what they've done is they've had the tyrosine. They went to N-acetyl tyrosine. That's thought to absorb better than regular tyrosine, but it really doesn't. They're about the same. Actually tyrosine itself is just fine. It can absorb, no problem.
Then caffeine and hydrous, grapefruit bioflavonoids, which I believe they're just using to enhance the absorption, pterostilbene, and caffeine co-crystal. I'm not really sure what that is. But again, it's just caffeine really. So you're getting a dose of that. That blend is 745 milligrams. So I don't know how much true caffeine you're getting in there. It doesn't list the amount of caffeine.
So they're really sticking with tyrosine and caffeine as their stimulant sources. These are tried and true energy producers, stimulants. So like I said, they're not going to put any [inaudible 00:07:27] or anything like that in their products. So they're sticking with that.
Lastly, in the old formula there was a glycerol polymer complex with some electrolytes and glycerol. They've removed that. Now, they have something they call a shock composite, which is going to hit on more of brain function, mental focus, things like that. So you've got DMAE, some amino acids, and then something called tooth club moss, which is just Huperzine A.
These are ingredients that are going to focus on the brain, getting you the mental focus, more zoned in on your workout, not a crazy cracked-out feeling or anything like that. So that's what they've done with that.
So I think that really covers it. I know there's a lot of ingredients in both products. This video would be 20 minutes long if I had to go through each individual one. I just want to kind of give you the gist of it. So basically they switched over to just a pure creatine monohydrate, two other sources of unique creatine, but they really hit home with just plain old creatine, which is great.
They used beta-alanine and betaine anhydrous now, two great ingredients with great ergogenic effects. Nitric oxide. They removed the arginine from it. We know now that that's just not working in humans, not perusing the pumps we're looking for.
They've stuck pretty much with the same energy blend with the N-acetyl tyrosine and caffeine. They've got some brain enhancement supplements in there, DMAE and Huperzine A. So that's nice.
There's a 30 and 60 serving. In the past, I believe there was a 30 and 50 serving. So now you got a 30 and 60 serving. This is the older formula. I don't know if it's going to replace the V2, or I should say the 2.0. I'm not sure of that now. But if we do find out, we'll definitely let you know. Yeah, that seems to be just the gist of changes. If we find out some more information, we'll let you know.
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