Today, we’re looking at Purus Lab’s Muscle Marinade. I’m really excited to try this product and have been for some time!
First things first. What are the good things about this product? I’ll tell you what was really impressive: Say it with me now: NO PROPRIETORY BLEND. You know exactly what you’re getting, which I really appreciate. It also comes with Creatine Monohydrate in it. Many in the Bodybuilding community will disagree with me, but I’m beginning to like PWO that have Creatine in them, provided it doesn’t make me swollen and bloated during my workout.
I also really like their description, which I agree with:
The preworkout category has long been riddled with ineffective, underdosed products lacking scientific validation. Companies do zero research yet pump tons of marketing dollars into convincing consumers their product is the best available. They design lengthy and purposely confusing nutrition panels, haphazardly concoct pixie dust proprietary blends masking their cheap formulas, and load half the container with cheap carbohydrate filler attempting to fool consumers into thinking they are getting more.
This product is versatile in that you can use it as a Pre or Intra-workout but whenever I try Intra Workouts, I just walk around feeling like an idiot.
This kicks in about 20 min. I had a solid workout. No real pump,but the more PWO I take the more I realize that “Pump” is a bogus way to measure the effectiveness of a PWO. Why be concerned with how you walk INTO the gym? I’d think it’s better to be concerned with how you LEAVE it. That’s when your pump should come. Don’t buy a PWO based on promises of making you look all filled with blood. It’s a silly way to determine if you should use a product or not. I think I’ve only ever walked in with a pump 1 time. I can’t say that I had any more focus than normal. It was just a good, clean rush of energy and a solid workout. Shoulders and Tris that day. Now I will say, I did feel nauseated somewhat immediately after ingesting this. 40 minutes into my workout though I was extremely hungry.
Some time after that, I suffered a head ache as well. I could tell it affected my mood, too. I wouldn’t say I crashed, but I felt… down about 3 hours afterwards. Like, really sad. Only ever happened once before.
I know people who SWEAR by this product. They say it’s the unsung hero of the PWO world and more people should try it. Maybe it was just me. If you take away side effects, this was as solid a workout as you would get.
With the side effects though, I don’t think I’ll be using this again, at least not paying for it. Possibly if I get in a bind, but it reminds me of a worse experience than I’ve had before so… probably not though.
Still so many people like this supp (it has a 8.5 rating on BB.com) I wonder if it was just a me thing.
Question of the Day: Has anyone else tried this Supp? What was your experience on it?