Pre JYM Review
“It’s built on solid science, years of study, and decades of professional experience. Nothing is hidden, and there is no filler. Pre JYM is research made real. “ -Jim Stoppani PhD.
Pre JYM is the new pre workout by Jim Stoppani PhD. He is the brains behind Bodybuilding.com, like I am to MindandMuscle.com
I was really excited to see what he would create as I’ve been a fan of his for years and like me and unlike just about everyone else, he’s actually educated in this field and qualified to do this: make a pre-workout.
I was not surprised that he has a no bs awesome product with a lot of overlap with the ingredients of my preworkouts Wyked 2.1 and Nocturnus. This is no amateur hour like C4, this is for serious athletes that don’t want to throw their money away on an inferior product. Pre JYM has many ingredients that other manufacturers don’t know about as well!
So without further adieu, let the awesomeness commence!
Pre JYM is sold exclusively at Bodybuilding.com. It is $35 for 20 servings, but is 20 ACTUAL DOSES. Some pre workouts are 2 or 3 scoops per serving, so if it’s 60 “servings” it’s really 20 if you’re using 3 servings to get one ‘Dose’ or REAL serving.
Why? Because if there are 6 g in a serving and 12 ingredients that means none of the ingredients are likely at the right ‘dose’ and you need 2,3 or 4 servings to make an effective ‘dose’. C4 is like this. It is 1-2 servings on the label but you would need 3 or 4 servings to get an adult human dose. However they slam so much stimulants into it you couldn’t handle 4 scoops of C4.
With Pre JYM a 26 g scoop is the right amount of what you need. This means that it’s $1.75 per workout which isn’t that bad considering this is a very good pre workout that covers all the bases.
“With 13 hand-picked ingredients included at full doses, Pre JYM is in a league of its own.” – Jim Stoppani PhD.
Jim picked some great ingredients and I will explain them!
6 g Citrulline – This is the main ingredient. This is what turns into arginine and creates NO-. NO- is why you take a pre workout, to get a pump. Not a ‘pumped up” emotional feeling, that’s from stimulants. A pump is where your muscles are filled with blood. That is the point of lifting if you’re trying to grow muscle.
2 g Creatine HCl – This is a more expensive version of Creatine which supposedly absorbs better than creatine monohydrate. This means you need less per day. It doesn’t absorb better enough to justify the price difference.
2 g Carnosyn Beta Alanine – This regenerates pyruvate from lactate giving you a couple more reps in the 12-20 rep range. Useless for strength building but slightly useful for growing muscle with high reps. It’s in all the pre workouts so you have to include it because people think you need it.
500mg Beet Root – This is useful for vasodilation but the product info says it increases endurance. Regardless it’s in many pre workouts in lower concentrations so this is a generous portion.
1.5 g Betaine – This is the best! It increases IGF-1 receptor density so it amplifies the most important mechanism your body uses to grow NEW muscle cells! This is a great serving amount, about half what is in Wyked 2.1 and Nocturnus.
1 g of Taurine – This was the amino acid which made red bull famous. (Taurus = bull) great for preventing cramps and muscular endurance.
6 g BCAA – with a 2:1:1 ratio of L-leucine, L-Isoleucine and Valine it mimics the industry standard of how much is the Ideal amount of BCAA I find the perfect amount is 4:10:0, not 2:1:1
600 mg of N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC) – This helps protect your organs like your liver and kidney and processes waste. Most people on a ton of supplements take this to protect their kidney. The product info says it helps with sports performance and in theory it would: if your blood is toxic your performance goes down. By clearing your system it will have less waste in the blood.
150 mg of AlphaSize® Alpha-Glyceryl phosphoryl choline (Alpha-GPC) – This is a neurotransmitter analog which works similar to acetylcholine. It is useful for focus and mood enhancement with the other mind altering stimulants in Pre JYM. I dislike that these type of ingredients are in a pre workout they have no place and are only in there so the user gets high and addicted to the product and keeps buying it. Alas every other supplment maker uses these things. Nocturnus is stimulant free. Nocturnus is for people like me who use a pre workout to get a pump, not get high.
50 mcg of Huperzine A – Another mind altering stimulant. It increases acetylcholine.
300 mg caffeine – This is a near perfect amount to get all the endurance benefits. It gives you the perception of less fatigue. It works in synergy with the other mind altering substances to make them all work stronger.
1.5g of L-Tyrosine – This amino acid increases alertness, mental focus, mood, and energy during intense exercise, especially when combined with caffeine. it is the precursor to many neurotransmitters.
The amounts of the ingredients are disclosed. there are no “proprietary blends” this is a red flag you’re getting ripped off. Other companies lie to you they tell you you’re getting ingredients you’re getting in insignificant fractions of what you need to get an effect. They are just ripping you off and you should never trust a supplement with a proprietary blend.
Not that I’m a whiny little girl but some people are and actually care about taste. This was a funny review I found that sounds like my twin wrote it:
“Taste like crap, works great. If you can just swallow it down without regard to flavor, this is great. It doesn’t seem to mix well. Thus far this is the most effective pre-workout product I have used. Will continue to use this product.”
Adults: This is what a REAL pre-workout would be like, if it has the real amount of the real ingredients its pharmaceuticals not candy, and would taste like medicine.
This is a great pre workout made with great amounts of great ingredients. There is no fillers and it’s made by someone actually smart, not just some dishonest greedy bloodsucking scum bag marketer like most pre workouts are. And it has a NO- precursor! Most pre-workouts currently advertise but DO NOT HAVE. There is nothing more worthless than a pre workout that doesn’t cause NO- to increase.
If you want a pre-workout every bit as good which also burns fat from hard to burn places, upregulates the androgen receptor to enhance the effects of testosterone, and increase natural growth hormone release to increase both fat loss and muscle growth, then use Wyked 2.1!
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