This review will break down Mr Hyde Pre-Workout Supplement.If you’ve read a few of the articles on this site about different pre-workout supplements you know what a proprietary blend is. If you don’t, it’s basically when a company classifies their ingredients as a ‘trade secret’ so they don’t have to reveal the exact amounts of what’s in it, and unfortunately almost all pre-workout companies do this and I hate this with a passion.
Mr Hyde lists the amounts of almost everything in it, none of this proprietary blend bullshit. This is something I wanted to note, because it shows that Pro Supps (the makers of Hyde) are at least a transparent company, something I like to support, especially in this industry.Ingredients in Mr Hyde Pre-Workout SupplementsI’ve attached a picture of the nutritional info on the right, so that we can go through all of the important parts together and figure out if this is a good product or not.
The ingredients are conveniently broken up into sections, we’ll start with the strength matrix, which comprises over 90 percent of the supplement, and is therefore the most important part. The main ingredient here it beta-alanine, view which, if you’ve read our homepage for the science behind it, you know is a stellar product. The science backs up the theory, and basically the short version of what beta-alanine does is buffer the muscles acidity in order to slow down lactic acid build-up, which in turn reduced fatigue during a workout. A good start to the product in my opinion.
Next up we have Creatine Hydrochloride. This is a form of creatine that is much more soluble than the standard creatine monohydrate (which is a good product in itself), around 60 times more soluble actually. This in theory should help absorption of the creatine, but no studies have confirmed or contested this yet, it’s still a relatively new product. Bottom line is that it’s either as good as creatine monohydrate and likely better. Creatine supplementation won’t help you in the short term, but long term it will raise the phosphocreatine levels in your muscles which will allow your muscles to make more energy during intense exercise.
The last significant ingredient of the strength matrix is Leucine. You might recognize leucine as one of the 3 branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). The reason why leucine is that it stimulates muscle synthesis. According to preliminary studies storage of leucine gets depleted during working out, so having leucine in the pre workout supplement should counteract this depletion so that your muscles can start repairing as soon as possible.
I don’t think we need to go into this too deeply. There is a high amount of caffeine included in mr hyde, 300 mg, this is about 3 times as much as a large coffee. If this is the only caffeine you’re having in a day you’re probably fine, but once you start going over 400mg you are likely to experience negative side effects.
Pikatropin is the first ingredient listed in the intensity matrix, and is a cognitive enhancer. In other words it should help with your focus, click to find out more although I’m not sure how much this is needed if there’s already caffeine included.
Tyramine is a substance that you definitely don’t want too much of, but the amount included in mr. hyde will probably be beneficial. Tyramine intake triggers the release of dopamine, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. I think you can figure out why adrenaline might help your workout.
Finally, there is hordenine included in the intensity matrix. I was not able to find any scientific studies done on people for hordenine supplementation, important site so I can’t say too much about it. In theory it will increase blood flow rate, but it’s not known if it actually will in practice.