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P.P.K. Pre-Workout Review

Video Transcript for PPK Review:

What’s up, guys? Dan Garner, strength coach and nutrition specialist, here. I’m gonna review for you, guys, today a pre-workout I’ve tried last week. First and foremost, just without evaluating the ingredients or anything, I can tell you I felt fantastic on it.

It’s the new product, P.P.K, by Blue Star Nutraceuticals. I even posted a picture on Facebook of the pump that I got after training. My Facebook page is at Dan Garner Strength Coach and Nutrition Specialist. You could check it out.

So, here’s the new product. Blue Star Nutraceutical’s P.P.K is the most recent pre-workout. It’s a pretty new product and a buddy gave me a scoop of it to try out and review it, and I was glad that he gave me a scoop. It’s great. Honestly, as far as energy and stamina and endurance goes, I would give it a 9 out of 10. Taste, I just drank things really fast. I don’t really care about the taste. It was good but I’d say a 7 or 8, but I’m the wrong guy to ask about taste because if the product does what it says it’s gonna do, then I don’t care what it tastes like, all right, but in terms of performance and how I felt, honestly, I felt great because you can talk about ingredients all day, but what matters really in the end is how you feel on it, right? So, that’s why some pre-workouts work with some people and some don’t.

It’s great to have good ingredients. I mean, if it doesn’t have a good profile, I’m not gonna buy it. I’m not even gonna try it, but this did have a good profile and I felt awesome on it.

So, this is one that I’m really recommending for you, guys. So, with Blue Star’s P.P.K, you get there B-Vitamin spectrum like you would in any other pre-workout really, but you get chromium in here as well, which really helps you metabolize carbohydrates and fats better so if you’re having carbohydrates pre-workout, intra-workout, or post-workout, the addition of chromium in there is really gonna help those insulin receptors fire as well because at a cellular level, you need 4 chromium molecules for every time an insulin receptors open, so there’s a lot of things that are required for insulin receptors to open like thyroid hormone and chromium and stuff like that, but you need 4 chromium molecules for every insulin receptor firing that you get. So, the fact that you already get 200 micrograms of chromium picolinate, which is an absorbable form of chromium, that’s fantastic. You’re gonna get those carbohydrates not just to the cell but inside the cell because there’s a difference there. You need nutrients for both processes to work properly, so good bonus that chromium’s in there and it is a proprietary blend, which everybody knows that I’m not a very big fan of, but honestly, but the propriety blend and the dosing, I’m not worried about because you’re getting 6.2 grams in the first complex and the only 2 ingredients are beta-alanine and creatine, so you’re definitely getting enough of both in there.

I could tell you I did get the beta-alanine tingles from it and the creatine, it’s pretty cool in here because they got creatine fumarate, creatine orotate, and creatine succinate in there and that’s awesome because when you’re binding stuff to amino acids, they tend to absorb better but not just that, they also tend to affect different tissues. This is why magnesium’s bound to different things as well like magnesium fumarate, magnesium citrate, magnesium orotate, magnesium taurinate, magnesium glycinate, I mean that could go on for quite a while and this allows the ingredients to affect different tissues but also to be more readily absorbed because they’re going to different areas of the body, okay, so pretty cool. I haven’t seen very many pre-workouts to ever do that so Blue Star surprised me with that one, which is pretty cool.

And Beta-alanine’s very underrated. There’s new research, though old research is always there, but there’s really good new research showing beta-alanine is awesome for pre-workout, intra-workout, and post-workout, so it’s nice to get a solid dose right away pre-workout.

For the pump, I can tell you I did get a pump. That was what I was talking about in the beginning. A lot of people are looking for a product to get them pumped up. SuperPump Max, honestly, it was formulated a long time ago but very few things match up to that in terms of pump and cell volume. P.P.K. does match up to that. It gave me a great pump. I can’t deny that. It’s pump complex. It’s glycerol, glycine, agmatine. I’m sure the dose of agmatine in here’s gotta be solid cause I got a great pump from it, but it’s great to have glycine in here too. Glycine’s another underrated ingredient, which has ben shown to lower cortisol, detoxify heavy metals. It does a lot of great things for you, not just from a performance standpoint, from increasing the testosterone to cortisol ratio during and after exercise but also the removal of heavy metals. So, that’s fantastic.

Chalk another one up for P.P.K. and their energizing blend, you’re getting 250 milligrams of caffeine which is a nice spot, at least for me. This varies between everybody, especially when I’m speaking to such a large audience. Some people, a hundred milligrams of caffeine has them up all night. Me, personally, I like under 300. I don’t like ever go on over 300. It doesn’t do anything for me. I like 200 to 250, just enough to make me feel good, not go crazy and this hit the sweet spot with that and the addition of N-acetyl L-tyrosine and a lot of other nootropic agents in there as well to help build up neurotransmitter pools and give you that motivation during exercise.

It was great. Honestly, and this is a one scoop one too. Normally, like when the onset of ultra concentrate pre-workouts came like 1MR and Jacked and a bunch of other products came, what you really got was a bunch of caffeine and not a lot of good ingredients and nobody wants that. This product was just a one scoop, 11.4-gram product with no calories, no nothing, so you’d normally look at it as ultra concentrate with not a lot of performance-enhancing ingredients, but it is an ultra concentrate with a lot of performance-enhancing ingredients. They hit the mark and they’re staying up with the research so, I like Blue Star. I think their protein’s awesome as well, but this pre-workout surprised me. Okay? So, thumbs up from Dan Garner, strength coach and nutrition specialist, guys. Click here to get P.P.K now.

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