I’ve seen a lot of products come and go. But by far, and I’ll never understand it, BSN products have dominated, and I do mean dominated. Have you ever heard of NoXplode? It has to be THE MOST POPULAR PRE-WORKOUT SUPPLEMENT EVER CREATED!
But the fact is that popular is not always the same as powerful. A lot of consumers have learned that lesson the hard way, and if you’re one of them, I’m sorry. But now you’re here, looking at BSN Nitrix and wondering if it will work for you, wondering if this “AM PM vaso-muscular dilator” really increases nutrient delivery, nitric oxide, and even a healthy heart. But is this too good to be true?
Ingredients & How Nitrix Works
ACE3 (Triple Action Nitric Oxide Matrix) – This blend is made up of l-arginine AKG, l-arginine ethyl ester, and l-citrulline. Recognize any of these? All of these ingredients are amino acids, I can tell you that. Amino acids obviously rebuild muscles. Amino acids are the most basic building blocks of muscles!
But the only amino acid here that actually increases nitric oxide is l-citrulline, which is still debatable. Yes, I like it, and I think that every product should use citrulline malate or some other nitric oxide enhancer. But it’s best to still proceed with caution and combine this with a good blend of creatine.
CRTS2 (Controlled Release Technology & Support System – Really? I’m pretty sure that cellulose = filler. And when I looked up Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose tjust to make sure, yes it is a polymer used for in construction (ie a filler). And a “micro-polymer hydrophilic matrix”? That’s not even an ingredient!
AVPT (Advanced Volumizing & Performance Technology – Here’s where it gets good. This blend has several different types of creatine, increasing energy and protecting muscles. And it has sodium, which can replenish the sodium lost during long workouts. The only issue I see is that while there are actually higher quality forms of creatine in this blend, it also has lower quality creatine that leads to “creatine bloat.”
Does Nitrix Work?
Yes, Nitrix technically has creatine. But then again, it gets off to a really rough start, using a blend that is made up of cellulose! If there’s only one good blend or for that matter even one bad blend, you should proceed with caution. Nitrix has all of the earmarks of a bad product and then some. And considering the fact that the whole formula supposedly fits into 1.5g, each ingredient gets only a small amount.
Proprietary blends are never a good thing. It just means that the formula, in this case Nitrix, is using a blend that doesn’t have enough of any one ingredient. It’s not surprising. BSN products may be popular. But BSN shouldn’t be. Nitrix is pretty brazen about the fact that one of the key ingredients is nothing but a filler, and to be completely honest, Nitrix doesn’t actually have a lot of the key workout ingredients I look for.