Early in 2016 we updated our B-NOX review to let everyone know that B-NOX was just a re-branding and not an updated formula.
Well, at some point there was DEFINITELY a reformulation… Either before or after Bullnox Androrush was renamed B-NOX.
Here, we are going to give you our full review of B-NOX with its updated formula. Also, special shout-out to the guys that left us comments letting us know that the formula did in-fact change. Otherwise, we would’ve been providing outdated reviews.
Betancourt B-NOX Pre Workout Review
In the gym, the new formulation of B-NOX is very different than its BULLNOX predecessor. Upon taking B-NOX, we got a decent rush of energy from caffeine.
It feels like a standard 200 mg pre workout caffeine dosage.
For our tub, we had the watermelon flavor. Taste wise, it wasn’t bad. The best way to describe it is mild as it really didn’t have much of a taste at all, even at 1 ½ scoops in only 6-7 ounces of water.
The energy burst from B-NOX lasted about an hour and a half. Which, is a bit less than what we used to get from Bullnox Androrush.
Effects wise, in the gym:
The new B-NOX was really just an energy stimulant. The pump wasn’t present, the ‘testosterone’ feeling wasn’t there like the old Bullnox… As a whole, it was quite standard.
After taking B-NOX for 3 weeks:
we decided to dig deep into the new formula to figure out what was going on.
After all, we used to REALLY love Bullnox.
The New B-NOX Vs Old Bullnox Androrush Pre Workout
As it turns out, 9 ingredients have been removed from Bullnox to make the new B-NOX. That’s about half of the original active formula gone when you factor out the carbohydrates.
The removed ingredients are as follows:
- Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT): A quick source of energy, MCTs provide the body with rapid energy.
- Glucuronolactone: A stimulant like caffeine which is excellent for boosting energy and endurance. This stimulant compliments caffeine well.
- Chocamine Theobroma cacao: A type of cacao derived stimulant that compliments caffeine nicely as well.
- Citrus Aurantium Extract (30% synephrines): A source of synephrine, another stimulant that goes well with caffeine. Here at BWSB we really like synephrine in our pre workouts.
- L-Citrulline: Used for increasing nitric oxide levels.
- L-Arginine AAKG and L-arginine HCL: Used for increasing nitric oxide levels as well.
- Astaxanthin: A fantastic anti-oxidant taken from kelp and krill oil that has a plethora of benefits.
- Xanthoparmella scabrosa extract – Horny Goat Weed Extract – Dodder Seed Extract – Cnidium Monnieri Extract: Testosterone and circulation improving herbs that have a long history of boosting mood, t-levels, and everything ‘manly’.
These ingredients were the main ‘androrush’ factors in Bullnox Androrush.
As you can see:
some very mission critical ingredients were removed from Bullnox Androrush to create the new Betancourt B-NOX.
To us, they really sold out.
We lost all of those quality ingredients, and in return we got beet root powder, another gram of carbs, and some stinging nettle root. That’s it.
So, this is a sad time. It’s a time when we have to say goodbye to our old friend Bullnox.
In memory, we have our historic Bullnox Androrush review… It was one of the first hardcore pre workouts the staff ever tried.
Old B-NOX aka BULLNOX Pre Workout Review
Since the inception of the top 10 pre workout reviews, Bullnox has held a strong rank. This is based on multiple key factors where Bullnox out performs other supplements. We’re more than happy to forward everything we know and have experienced with this great pre workout to you so that you can judge it for yourself.
Bullnox Pre Workout Spark Notes and Key Specifics
Huge serving Size
This pre workout has a large 18 gram serving (C4 is 5.8 grams) offering more active ingredients than the majority of supplements on the market today. Even though the serving size is so big, mix-ability is good and the taste is great (not that it should matter, but this stuff really does taste good).
Bullnox is a testosterone pre workout
This is because part of bullnox’s formulation contains: tribulus, horny goat weed, ZMA, and a few other key ingredients. These are all scientifically shown to raise test levels in men, giving this pre workout a test booster quality. This makes Bullnox significantly unique compared to other products.
Bullnox offers power and muscle fullness
Inside that massive 18 gram scoop is a very respectable creatine and nitric oxide complex. For starters, there are 4 separate creatine types in this product. To make delivery ultra-effective, you can also see that there is glucose polymers and triglycerides which boost uptake. Nitric oxide wise, the new formulation of Bullnox contains several forms of arginine as well as many AKG linked ingredients to offer arginine release at different points during your workout. It isn’t going to be the best pump, but it is there.
The energy complex in Bullnox is aggressive
Most pre workouts keep energy complexes simple with just caffeine or maybe caffeine and Synephrine at best. Bullnox on the other hand pairs caffeine and Synephrine up with glucuronolactone, theobromine, and chocamine for a full spectrum rush of functional long lasting energy.
Taking all these perks into consideration, you can see that Bullnox is a pretty novel pre workout – in a good way. Below you can check out my personal experience with Bullnox along with a little back story about me when it all began.
My Personal Bullnox Review
I can still remember the first time I tried Bullnox. At the time I was 22 and working at a GNC, relatively new to the supplement industry as a whole. During this short period I had taken a lot of pre workout supplements. Though, this was mainly the ones being pushed and marketed as ‘the best’. I remember trying Cellucor C4 and loving it (I still take it sometimes to this day), the original 1MR (I took it a handful of times and had great results, but just couldn’t take the caffeine), and even the original Jack3d. All of these were great products, and I had a lot of respect for them, but there was never any marketing for Bullnox so I went on oblivious to it.
Between marketing and talking to customers, it was also my responsibility to clean the store up and make sure that all products were good on their expiration dates. This led me to my first encounter with Bullnox. Just looking at the advertising, I was intimidated by the stuff. I automatically assumed that it was overly hardcore and probably just full of terrible things that I have no business taking, and I left it at that.
Time went by and I began to get curious about other pre workout supplements. This lead me to start trying non-conventional pre workouts that were not being heavily marketed by the general nutrition corporation. This lead to some of the best workouts I had ever had. First, I tried Hemo Rage. That was a unique and powerful pre workout, definitely liked it but still kept searching. Then, a sale came on for Nano Vapor. This was actually the first pre workout I ever took, and upped on my stocks for it and was very happy for a while.
Towards the end of the month, I knew my supply was getting low. So I began snooping around the store just like all the male employees do, and I kept circling around to Bullnox. One day I took the time to actually look at the ingredients in Bullnox and I was surprised. There was a lot of stuff in it, but of all this stuff, none was bad by any means. In fact, I was pretty impressed so I went ahead and bought it.
The first time I took Bullnox, it was like one of those days where all the pieces fall into exactly the right place at precisely the right time. I was on fire. The entire time I was in the gym, I just felt this feeling of power. Everything I did was explosive to the very last rep. I’m sure this sounds like a dream, and man it felt like one too.
With Bullnox, my energy, strength, pump, and stamina are all well above average or during normal conditions. More so, my internal ‘man’ desire to lift was increased. To this day, I still use Bullnox when the timing is right. It’s my favorite, so I don’t want to overdo it. Instead, I save it for the most demanding weeks I have, and it helps me get through it.
Bullnox went through a reformulation around 2013, but I did not notice any significant changes. To me, this is still the most solid pre workout on the market; and I’m not the only one who thinks so. I hope this review helps you out and I encourage you to leave feedback below for the next guy that comes along.
Bullnox Androrush is by far my all-time favorite ‘go hard’ pre workout drink. You know when those weeks roll around where you have a week or two of holiday and all you want to do is pack on some meat? That’s the kind of time that I save a can of Bullnox for. No pre workout drink makes you as powerful as Bullnox, in and out of the gym. If this is your first time evaluating this pre workout drink, you should consider it for your serious training times of the year. It won’t let you down. – Anonymous
I always tell my fans that Bullnox Pre Workout’s formulation is best suited for hardcore gainers and fitness enthusiasts. If any part of your regimen is supported by the phrase: ‘I just want to be lean and tone’ then you are not man enough for Bullnox, plain and simple. Bullnox is designed to give you the workouts that no other pre workout could deliver, testosterone charged pre workouts. If you are looking to gain solid muscle while building ridiculous strength, Bullnox is for you. – MuscleAndSport