Evlution Nutrition bring us their intense ENGN pre-workout powder. The evlution nutrition company is based in Florida and they state they were founded “on the guiding principles to provide fueling and recovery formulas to aid an athlete’s training program.” so we’re excited about the prospects of this little product.
Being in bad mood most of the time the first thing i spot is the claims this product Enhances Mood, not something i see claimed often so i’m intrigued and excited to get this little trial underway.
Available in 5 or 30 servings the amounts are limited against some of its competitors but not a major problem as pre-workouts are a fairly regular purchase for most so if it takes your fancy you just have to re-stock once a month or so.
A decent little pacakge and very exciting branding definitely something you can get onboard with keeping in the cupboard to bring up when its gym time.
ENGN – Key Ingredients
The first thing i notice is 300mg of caffeine. Probably one of the highest quantity’s in one serving at about 3/4 of daily recommended dosage. So far it certainly seems to be living up to the “intense” pre-workout it promises. A tad on the high for the occasional caffeine user and for those who train at night you can certainly expect to be up all night if you don’t ruin yourself at the gym that is.
3mg of Creatine Monohydrate is nothing to write home about and for those who are heavily into creatine they would probably look to supplement this but certainly enough to get you pumped for the job ahead
L-Citrulline can help reduce muscle soreness and fatigue during exercise and not something you find in all pre-workout. With some medical studies supporting this its a great add-on. A key point to this is that the benefits of this can be reaped in the sessions after your dosage in that without soreness and fatigue you will continue to work harder moving forwards, always a winner!
Beta-Alanine is also involved in the mix which will support the ability to keep running at high intensity during those lifts and keep you going for the session.
Full information on ingredients can be found at the bottom of this article.
Blue Raz and Fruit Punch are your available flavours and our general consensus seems to be to go for the fruit punch though each to their own.
ENGN – Effectiveness
I thought the product was a great product, i felt the system kicking in shortly after taking and the caffeine is a great pickmeup if like me you are struggling for motivation some nights to hit the gym after a long day at work.
Getting to the gym and ready to go you certainyl feel the focus and intensity ready inside you when racking up for your warm up. Creatine is a great part of this with a real pump which gives you the confidence to keep pushing through the session.
In the week using this i’m not sure i noticed a marked difference in soreness and fatigue improve with this product. The creatine etc seemed to help with muscle building and physique, all in all the ability to push at the gym was much enhanced with the product than without. Worth a try to see if it can be the difference for you.
Full Nutrition Product Information
|Serving Size 1 Level Scoop (13.1g)|
|Per Serving||%RI ‡|
|Niacinamide (Nicotinamide)||35 mg||219%|
|Vitamin B6||2 mg||143%|
|Folic Acid||800 Ug||400%|
|Vitamin B12||25 Ug||1,000%|
|Creatine Monohydrate||3,000 mg||†|
|L-Citrulline (fermented)||2,000 mg||†|
|Beta-Alanine (As Carnosyn®)||1,600 mg||†|
|HydroMax™ (Glycerol Powder 65%)||1,000 mg||†|
|Choline Bitartrate||400 mg||†|
|Caffeine Anhydrous||300 mg||†|
|Grape Skin Extract||100 mg||†|
|Hawthorn Berry Extract||100 mg||†|
|‡ Reference Intake. † Reference Intake not established.|
|Creatine Monohydrate, L-Citrulline, Beta-Alanine as Carnosyn®, Acidity Regulators (Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Calcium Carbonate), HydroMax (std. min. 65% Glycerol), Anti-Caking Agents (Silicon Dioxide, Calcium Silicate), Flavouring, L-Tyrosine, L-Phenylalanine, Choline Bitartrate, Caffeine Anhydrous, Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Alpha-GPC, Grape Skin Extract (std. min. 30% OPC), Hawthorn Berry Extract (std. min. 2% flavones), Stabilizer (Dicalcium Phosphate), L-Norvaline, Vitamins (Nicotinamide, Thiamin Mononitrate, Pyridoxide HCl, Folic Acid, Cyanocobalamin), Colour (Brilliant Blue FCF).|