There have been a few heavy hitting pre workouts in 2016 that have pleased us, but for the most part we’ve been let down. Supplement companies have been cheap, uneducated, disappointments.
Luckily, the stimulant free pre workout Nitrodrive has not been a let-down.
Our review network has liked this pre workout so much that it’s ranked #2 on our stimulant and caffeine free pre workouts list!
With that being said, brace yourself for an awesome review of 360CUT’s Nitrodrive!
360NitroDrive Review – In The Gym
In the gym, NitroDrive packs a lot of power for a stimulant free pre workout. So much so, that we consider 360 NitroDrive to be more accurately called a caffeine free pre workout versus stimulant free.
This is because inside NitroDrive there is choline, agmatine, huperzine A, Taurine, and B12 which when combined offer up some serious energy and focus.
Despite this, 360NitroDrive is still night-lift safe and we love the stuff.
Taste wise, this is a good tasting pre workout. When you first take Nitrodrive, be sure that your getting the full two-scoop serving. The first few times we took it, we only took 1 scoop after reading on the side “40 scoops”, and thus assuming there were 40 servings.
This is not the case, there are actually only 20 servings and each serving is two scoops. So, that’s what you’ve got to take to get the proper ingredient dosages on the label.
Lifting on NitroDrive
After taking this pre workout, you’re going to simultaneously get a rush of energy and the beta-alanine tingles. As well, you may get some stomach bloat if you are used to GI discomfort… But, that won’t happen to everyone and isn’t too bad.
The NitroDrive Formula – What Makes the Pump
Citrulline Malate 3,000 mg
The true clinical dose of citrulline malate is 6 grams, as we discuss in our citrulline malate vs citrulline guide. However, we’re sure that 3,000 mg raises nitric oxide to at least some degree. Whether or not this happens, it really doesn’t matter because the next ingredient is a heavy hitter…
HydroMax Glycerol Powder 2,000 mg
Glycerol is an extremely effective muscle volumizing compound. What it does, is it allows your muscles as well as your veins to hold more liquid. That means, more muscle fullness and a better pump – all without the assistance of nitric oxide.
The only drawback, is that regular glycerol supplements like glycerol monosterate have really more uptake. Additionally, they tend to suck water out of the air and spoil quickly.
Hydromax Glycerol on the other hand, does not readily spoil and has significantly better uptake. We discuss this and more in our glycerol supplement review.
Taurine 2,000 mg
Taurine is a multi-functional amino acid that has been found to improve everything from strength and exercise performance to the health of your heart. Here, in this case, Taurine is primarily included for its pump bolstering benefits in the muscles. Pretty soon, we’re going to dig deep and research taurine in a new article.
Beta-Alanine 1,600 mg
This beta-alanine dosage is pretty skimpy. Rule of thumb, anything under 3 grams really isn’t going to make an impact other than give you the tingles. In our best beta-alanine review guide, we cover everything you need to know about beta-alanine, and how it improves your workouts.
Betaine Anhydrous 1,000 mg
Betaine doubles as an anabolic muscle builder as well as a muscle cell volumizer. Much like glycerol and even creatine, betaine naturally draws more water into the muscle cells. The 1,000 mg dosage isn’t too bad. Daily consumption of 1,000 mg betaine anhydrous will most likely benefit your lean body mass over the long term, not including its workout improvements in the short term.
Creatine HCL 1,000 mg
Creatine HCL is the faster obsorbing form of creatine that also requires a significantly smaller dose. With that being said, 1,000 mg is right on point with a hefty, effective dose. Several creatine HCL brands claim that creatine HCL is effective at as low as 500 mg dosages.
Agmatine Sulfate 750 mg
Workout products claim Agmatine Sulfate, a metabolite of arginine, to be a fantastic pump producer. However, research hasn’t had an easy time catching up to these claims. Currently, there isn’t any real, conclusive, nitic oxide production evidence on the books.
Agmatine may help to volumize cells, but nitric oxide doesn’t appear to be positively effected. If anything, it’s the other way around.
Nitrosigine 750 mg
Nitrosigine is pretty much arginine 5.0. This is a compound containing an arginine molecule bound to a silicon molecule. The arginine boosts nitric oxide while the silicon ads elasticity to arterial walls.
Choline Bitartrate 550 mg
Choline is the reason why 360NitroDrive has such a great mental focus to it. Next to mental clarity, choline also enhances your ability to have forceful muscle contractions. Meaning, it allows you to push your muscles a bit farther. This ingredient, paired with the agmatine sulfate and huperzine A make up the mental focus component of 360 nitrodrive stim free pre workout.
Bioperine 5 mg
This is a patented form of black pepper that has been found to improve ingredient uptake of supplements.
Huperzine A 50 mcg
Huperzine A is commonly used as a nootropic, or smart drug, to enhance mental focus.
360Nitrodrive Final Review
There is a massive experience difference between taking a regular pre workout and taking a stimulant free pre workout. NitroDrive though, is totally a great stimulant free experience.
To make things better, Nitrodrive also mends the gap a bit between caffeinated and no-caffeinated pre workouts by including the choline, huperzine A, and agmatine sulfate.
We loved taking 360NitroDrive and the pumps that came along with it. Let us know what you think about this pre workout below.