Product Spotlight: Enjoy The Ride!
Enjoy The Ride is an in-house pre-workout from our good friends The Nutrition Store, a supplement retailer based out of South Carolina. The team over at The Nutrition Store inject their own personality into the pre-workout, along with an efficacious profile.
We've all seen it before,Typically, in-house branded products from supplement retailers are underdosed hidden behind proprietary blends and are not that well put together. The guys at TNS change that with Enjoy The Ride. This product takes a different approach. From top to bottom, the profile is quite impressive and holds its own against many other products on the market.
Let's get to the fun part the ingredients!
Citrulline Malate (1:1) – 6g
First up we have Citrulline Malate, which is a very popular ingredient in pre-workouts. Citrulline Malate may aid in endurance and recovery according to a study. Citrulline converts to Arginine in the body, which is a precursor to nitric oxide.
With that said, you can expect a pump out of Citrulline Malate, and it’s almost expected to see in pre-workouts these days. At 6g, it is dosed well.
Beta-Alanine is pretty much the most common ingredient in pre-workouts these days. While many simply take Beta-Alanine for the paresthesia (tingling effect), it actually has benefits beyond the “tingles”.
Beta-Alanine to put it simply, buffers lactic acid during exercise. This means it may aid in overall endurance. It is a saturation based ingredient, so it's wise to supplement with it on off days as well.
GlyerPump™ – 1g
GlycerPump™ a trademarked form of Glycerol has been gaining in popularity recently, and I love seeing it in pre-workouts. It aids in cellular hydration, and can really aid in pumps and performance. It’s recommended that you drink extra water with this ingredient as well.
Glycerol leaves behind a little "chalkiness" to the taste of pre-workouts, so if you're curious what that "chalky" taste is it's our friend glyerol!
Sea Salt – 1g
Sea Salt has been making its way into more and more pre-workouts recently. Even if it affects the taste. Salt is critical for hydration, meaning it can aid in muscle contractions and pumps.
1 gram of it can certainly make a huge difference, so it’s a super solid addition.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom Powder – 750mg
Next up we have Lion’s Mane, which is a mushroom. There are a wealth of benefits that are associated with Lion’s Mane, and it is great to see in here. It has been shown to be beneficial for cognition in doses at 750mg, and there are other benefits as well.
At 750mg it is a higher dose than you typically find in pre's, we're huge fans of this addition of this ingredient.
N-Phenyldimethylamine (Eria Jarensis) – 300mg
Eria Jarensis is an exotic stimulant that increases dopamine (the happy hormone) and noradrenaline in the body. While we don’t expect to see this ingredient on the market for a long time, it is certainly enjoyable.
300mg of this is on the high side, so this pre-workout will certainly hit hard.
Caffeine Anhydrous – 175mg
Our good friend caffeine! Well this is a no-brainer. We all know what Caffeine does but if you’ve somehow forgotten, it boosts energy levels.
175mg is on the low end for many pre-workouts these days, however the next ingredient is another form of Caffeine, so it completes this.
Di-Caffeine Malate – 175mg
Now we have Di-Caffeine Malate, which is a sustained-release form of Caffeine. This means that the energy hits you slowly as opposed to immediately. Di-Caffeine Malate is 75% Caffeine, so you’re getting about 131mg of Caffeine.
Altogether you’re getting about 306mg of Caffeine in here, which is a super solid amount.
TeaCrine® (40%) – 150mg
TeaCrine® is structurally similar to Caffeine, and is commonly found in energy supplements. It is great for long-lasting energy and helps prevent crashes from Caffeine. Your body also doesn't build a tolerance to this verses it does to caffeine. So odds are you'll feel this even when taking it consistently.
The 150mg is 40% actual TeaCrine®, so you’re getting 60mg of TeaCrine®, which is a solid amount.
Dynamine™ (40%) – 150mg
Dynamine™ is similar to TeaCrine®, as it aids in energy and focus. However unlike TeaCrine®, it hits you quicker. Both ingredients are from our friends at Compound Solutions!
The 150mg is 40% actual Dynamine™, so you’re getting 60mg of Dynamine™, which is a super solid amount.
Isopropylnorsynephrine – 25mg
Isopropylnorsynephrine is a stimulant that you’ll find in pre-workouts more & more these days. Not much is known about it yet, but it certainly provides a powerful punch. It has potential to be a powerful fat burner, however more research needs to be done to prove that. But nonetheless super solid addition here.
- Jesse Westover