BSN N.O.-Xplode

Push your limits, then push further! BSN N.O.-Xplode is a powerful all in one pre workout supplement that you take to increase energy, strength and performance. Just add a scoop of powder to water to experience an intensive work out and increase muscle mass. Many customers are pleased with BSN N.O.-Xplode but there are some complaints about the new formula and side effects.

We take an in depth look at BSN N.O.-Xplode to find out more about this supplement.

BSN N.O.-Xplode Pros

  • Comes with some good feedback
  • May help you train harder and as a result build muscle

BSN N.O.-Xplode Cons

  • Lots of negative feedback which complains about the change to the formula
  • Will not help health and weight loss
  • Inadequate ingredients profile
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What You Need To Know About BSN N.O.-Xplode

N.O.-Xplode is a specialist supplement. It is aimed at body builders and fitness junkies who are trying to build a muscle toned body, but it is not really suitable for the person who just wants to lose weight and get a bit toned and fitter.

You do not need this supplement for health. Pushing your body beyond your usual limits is not really healthy or advisable.

What Are The Side Effects Of BSN N.O.-Xplode?

Most things can cause side effects for some people but in general N.O.-Xplode looks pretty safe, especially when compared to some others on the market.

However potential side effects may include jitteriness, anxiety, tremors, increased heart rate and blood pressure, nausea, headaches, upset stomach, diarrhoea, and “come down” following taking.

How Much Does BSN N.O.-Xplode Cost?

You cannot buy BSN N.O.-Xplode direct from the BSN website. They do sell via Amazon however, where 1 x tub of 60 servings costs $37.10.

Our Verdict On BSN N.O.-Xplode

If you do want to be a body builder N.O.-Xplode may be a good choice. It might help push you beyond your usual limits but that said it does look pretty safe. It may help you build muscle and it does look a lot safer than others on the market.

However in our opinion, N.O.-Xplode is just too specialised. It won’t help you lose weight or get healthier and unless you are committed to building muscle and bulking up there is zero reason to take it.

Therefore it is an easy decision. We reject BSN N.O.-Xplode.

BSN N.O.-Xplode Review

BSN N.O.-Xplode is a pre work out supplement, meaning that you take it before exercise in order to boost your performance and energy levels. This supplement is not designed for weight loss. Instead it is aimed at the fitness enthusiast or body builder who is looking to build muscle.

BSN N.O.-Xplode Facts

  • BSN N.O.-Xplode is made by US company BSN Supplements (Bio Engineered Supplements and Nutrition)
  • Comes in a range of flavours
  • You simply add the powder to water in order to create a muscle building drink

N.O.-Xplode contains Creatine Monohydrate – well known in the supplement world as a way to build muscle. It contains Beta Alanine, an amino acid that is made by the body but also produced synthetically and believed to improve physical performance. These two ingredients are often taken in combination in bodybuilding supplements and powders.

The supplement powder also contains caffeine but there is some discrepancy about how much caffeine is contained in each serving.

The BSN product website advertises that N.O.-Xplode contains 150mg of caffeine per serving. The Amazon advert, also run by BSN, advertises that each scoop of powder contains approximately 200mg of caffeine per serving. Of course when it comes to powders the exact ingredient quantities are not as certain as the contents of a pill or capsule.

How to Take BSN N.O.-Xplode

Mix one scoop with 4-6oz of cold water and consume 20-30 minutes before training. Do not take more than 2 scoops at a time or more than 2 scoops in a day… WHILE MIXING N.O.-Xplode DO NOT SHAKE Stir powder with utensil.

The ingredients list – the N.O.-Xplode Master Performance Blend – is composed of five proprietary blends which hint at their function by their fancy names.

There is the Myogenic Matrix (Myogenesis means the formulation of muscular tissue), Endura Shot, N.O Alpha Fusion, Thermic Energy and finally Shock Composite.

All these blends contain a range of branded ingredients and herbal extracts. The supplement also contains an extensive list of vitamins and minerals.

BSN N.O.-Xplode Concerns:

  • May help you train beyond your limits. Could be dangerous
  • No real evidence it will work in the way as described
  • Many customers have mentioned side effects

N.O.-Xplode is made by US company BSN Supplements (Bio Engineered Supplements and Nutrition). The company is based in Boca Raton, Florida, but also have a presence in the UK so are easily accessible to customers in the UK and Ireland as well as the USA. There is also a German version of the website.

BSN are very much focused on products for bodybuilding and training. Supplements are endorsed by pro sportsmen and women such as body building champions, weight lifters, MMA specialists and more. There is a wide of products such as Pre Work Out supplements, Protein supplements, things to make you put on weight called Gainers, amino acid supplements and more.

N.O.-Xplode appears to be one of BSN’s flagship supplements and according to the product information video has recently undergone a change of formula.

What Does BSN N.O.-Xplode Claim To Do?

According to the product information this supplement is:

NEW, re-engineered N.O.-XPLODE® is formulated to deliver performance and focus, and support energy, when you need it most.

However there is no information about what has changed in this supplement. Some customers have noticed a difference but there zero product information about it. Unless you are very familiar with the old ingredients list, it is impossible to know.

The key ingredients are Beta-alanine, L-arginine and Betaine. It also contains:

150 mg of caffeine for increased alertness and improved concentration

(increased to 200mg in some other advertisements)

The supplement:

Increases physical performance in successive bouts of short-term, high-intensity exercise

The powder comes in “Four amazing flavours, Blue Raz, Apple, Watermelon and Fruit Punch.”

According to the advertising:

Once you train with it you won’t train without it.

Does BSN N.O.-Xplode Work?

N.O.-Xplode may help you increase your energy levels in the gym.

The problem is that although N.O.-Xplode is supposed to help you build muscle, fitness and strength, not one person out of hundreds of reviewers has actually mentioned these effects. That said, some people have said is that N.O.-Xplode has helped them work out for longer and has given them more energy. The idea is that this will lead to an improved muscular body and enhanced results.

Creatine supplements are popular with athletes and trainers because they can boost energy and stamina and seem pretty safe as well. There are very few side effects to creatine.

However many customers have complained about the caffeine content and side effects. Although caffeine is good for increasing a short term energy rush, side effects can be a problem and in addition, caffeine does not increase feelings of strength.

What Are The Ingredients of BSN N.O.-Xplode?

N.O.-Xplode is a pre work out powder that you take before training in order to improve performance. You add a scoop of powder to water in order to make a flavoured drink.

According to the product information serving size is equal to one 18.5g scoop.

N.O.-Xplode Master Performance Blend (10.4 g):

  • Myogenic Matrix (5.5g): This part of the formula contains a trademarked Creatine supplement called Reactivate and composes of a blend of Creatine Monohydrate, Creatine Anhydrous and Creatine Peptides. Creatine is produced naturally in the body but supplementation seems to increase endurance, performance and muscle mass as well as increase the body’s own stores. Some advice is to take Creatine after working out rather than before as here.
  • Other ingredients include: another branded supplement called Astra GIN – a natural compound composed of highly fractionated Astragalus and Panax Notoginseng and believed to increase the absorption of other ingredients.
  • Endura Shot (2.8g): This part of the formula contains two trademarked blends. Carn+ Blend and CarnoSyn a Beta Alanine supplement. Carn+ is a branded L Carnitine supplement. This amino acid helps the body produce energy.
    Beta Alanine is also an amino acid and is often taken to boost physical performance and endurance.
  • N.O. Alpha Fusion (850mg): This part of the formula is about heart and circulation. It contains CAPROS a trademarked Indian Gooseberry supplement that according to the product information promotes cardiovascular and skin health.
  • Other ingredients include: L Citrulline Malate: an amino acid present in water melons and believed to improve blood flow by widening blood vessels leading to a decrease blood pressure and, Danshen (Red sage) a herbal extract that does much the same. Source:
  • Thermic Energy (745mg): Unsurprisingly this part of the formula is all about energy. It contains caffeine and N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine an amino acid that can stimulate the chemical messengers in the brain. N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine is present in meat and dairy products, fish and other sources of protein and is well known for improving alertness. This part of the formula contains grapefruit. Some of the caffeine is in a branded supplement called PURENERGY.
  • Shock Composite (375mg): This part of the formula contains L Lysine, Phenylalanine, Niacin (vitamin B3) Huperzine A, Pyroxidine and more. These ingredients may affect mood and general well being and healing. L Lysine is an essential amino acid meaning that you need it for health but it is only available via diet. Huperzine A is plant chemical that may improve mental health.
  • N.O.-Xplode also contains vitamins and minerals.
    Vitamin D (12.5 mcg), Vitamin B1 (2mg), Niacin (B3) (15mg), Pyroxidine (B6) (2mg), Folate (Folic acid) (50mcg), Vitamin B12 (5mcg), Pantothenic Acid ( 10mg), Phosphorus (85mg) , Magnesium(125mg),Sodium (140mg), Potassium (220mg).

There will also be additional flavourings and additives but details of these are not provided. The powder is available in four flavours – Blue Raz, Apple, Watermelon and Fruit Punch.

Does BSN N.O.-Xplode Have Any Side Effects?

Most things can cause side effects for some people but in general N.O.-Xplode looks pretty safe, especially when compared to some others on the market.

However potential side effects may include:

  • Jitteriness
  • Anxiety
  • Tremors
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhoea
  • “Come down” following taking

Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Check with your doctor first if you suffer from an underlying health condition or are taking prescription medication. This supplement may cause interactions. For example it contains grapefruit extract which interacts with over 80 prescription medicines including statins and Warfarin. Other ingredients may also pose potential risks to medication.

Are There Any Customer Reviews For BSN N.O.-Xplode?

N.O.-Xplode has been on the market for several years during which time it has attracted a high number of customer reviews. However it is important to remember that there has been a recent change to the formula so it is important to only look at the most recent reviews as an accurate reflection of this supplement.

In our opinion BNS should have fully explained the change of formula. However plenty of customers have mentioned it and in most cases have not been pleased.

This customer became quite emotional:

Why? You were such a good product!!!!!!!!!! Go back to what you were. Until then, I’m out!!! Things were good when I first met you in 2008. Now, you suck!!!!!!!!


BEWARE!! THIS IS NOT ORIGINAL NO-XPLODE. It is a new version which does not work at all, waste of money.

Some customers have been disappointed with the flavours and the effects”

Tastes like cough syrup and doesn’t deliver the amazing super awesome feeling it previously did…


Taste horrible, it doesn’t give you the energy like the other version.

Some customers have posted pictures online of the powder. There seems to be an issue with it going hard. A couple of customers said that when they received the powder it contained patches of mould.

Not all customers are disappointed. Many people are happy with this supplement and feel that it has helped workouts.

This customer was more positive about the new formula:

NO Xplode still delivers the same amount of energy and focus that it always has. Plus, the green apple flavor is pretty good…

Another customer reported:

This stuff is amazing it’s worth it’s weight in gold. First off let’s say it taste amazing the fruit punch really makes my taste buds happy. Stuff gets you worked up, plenty of energy focus and pumps. Very high-quality product and you get a lot of it in this tub…

The feedback is pretty split between people who are satisfied with this supplement and those who are not.

Does BSN N.O.-Xplode Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

N.O.-Xplode is not covered by a money back guarantee.

Where Can I Buy BSN N.O.-Xplode?

The product information is for interest only and although it explains about the company and how the supplement works, you cannot actually buy it direct.

BSN N.O.-Xplode may be available from specialist supplement outlets in the Shopping Mall but probably the easiest option is to buy it direct from Amazon.

BSN market supplements via this platform so you will still be dealing with the manufacturing company directly.

N.O.-Xplode is available in various flavours and in a couple of size options.

1 x tub of 30 servings costs $22.15.

1 x tub of 60 servings costs $37.10. (2.45lb)

Prices vary slightly according to flavour. Choose between Fruit Punch, Blue Raz, Grape, Green Apple, Water Melon and Cherry Limeade.

You can also buy BSN N.O.-Xplode via Amazon UK.

1 x tub (1000g) or 30 servings costs £26.45. Various flavours are available.

Confusingly a tub containing 60 servings is on offer for around the same price (£27.94). This is supposed to be sufficient for 60 servings yet contains only 1.11k a tub.

Summary: BSN N.O.-Xplode

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3.1 out of 5
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