Legion Athletics is a sports supplements company based in the USA, but also with a distribution centre in the UK and plans to expand further. The company was founded by fitness guru, bodybuilder, and author Mike Matthews.
Legion Pulse Pre Workout is an expensive powered supplement, that you add to water in order to make a pre workout drink. It is available in 5 flavours and contains some great ingredients that on paper may boost energy and performance, but effects will largely depend upon your own physical makeup and in many cases it hasn’t always seemed to work as well as described. The caffeine could be a problem for some users.
Reported side effects include; headaches, facial flushing, sweating, increased heart rate, palpitations, increased thirst, fatigue, vomiting and nausea, itchiness, skin redness, and burning skin sensation.
Pulse Pre Workout is expensive. Each tub (55.2g) contains 21 servings, and if you buy from the official Legion website it costs $40.00. You choose your flavour at the point of sale and you are hassled to buy products or larger quantities, which is annoying. That said, you can save 10% off the total price by buying in bulk or adding more supplements.
Shipping is free to US address. International shipping charges are calculated at the point of sale.
You can also buy Pulse Pre Workout via Amazon USA where it costs $39.37.
Pulse Pre Workout is on sale via Amazon UK, where it is more expensive at £40.00 for the same deal.
It is hard to evaluate Pulse Pre Workout. This looks like a good quality supplement on sale from a reputable company, and we are impressed with Mike Matthews and his obvious passion and knowhow when it comes to bodybuilding, health and supplements. The Legion website is slick and informative, this product has received thousands of reviews, and overall we think this pre work out drink may work for some people.
However, we are not so sure that Pulse Pre Workout really will work as described for many people. The high caffeine count won’t suit everyone, there are side effects and a very high percentage of users have branded the various flavours as disgusting. There is always going to be a range of opinion on flavours of anything, but this has been an issue for many users.
Overall we think this supplement has some great points, but we do not recommend Legion Pulse Pre Work Out to the Watchdog readers.
Pulse Pre Workout is a powdered supplement that you just add to water and drink before your workout. It comes in a choice of five flavours namely; Fruit Punch, Blue Raspberry, Watermelon, Green Apple, or Grape, and according to the product information, contains only natural flavours and natural sweetener Stevia. Some customers enjoy the flavours; others have described it as sickly sweet, so as with most things this all comes down to a question of taste!
Pulse Pre Workout comes with full ingredients information, and the ingredients profile looks good. It contains is L Citrulline DL Malate, an amino acid (in supplement form) that is made in the body and also available by diet. Citrulline helps produce nitric oxide in the body and this helps arteries relax and improves blood flow, so can help boost exercise and stamina.
It contains Betaine, a natural chemical first identified in beetroot which is popular with bodybuilders because it may help the body produce methionine, important for muscle building. Other ingredients include branded carnitine supplement CarnoSyn, Taurine, and L Ornithine, an amino acid involved with insulin production and the way that the body uses amino acids, the building blocks of protein. It also contains L Theanine, an amino acid present in tea.
Pulse Pre Work does contain high levels of caffeine, which at 350mg per serving will not suit everyone. Dietary advice is to restrict caffeine intake to around 400mg a day (roughly the equivalent of 4-5 cups of instant coffee) and although many of us exceed this on a daily basis, 350mg of caffeine in one hit is going to be strong and noticeable for most people.
Check out the ingredients tab and the side effects tab to find out more. If you do have any medical issues you will need to check with your doctor before use.
Pulse Pre Workout comes from Legion Athletics, a supplements company based in the USA. The product website is slick and well thought out with plenty of contact details, although it lacks any physical address information. However, you can connect with the company via email, phone, or social media.
According to the “about us” information Legion Athletics was founded by fitness guru, author, and body builder Mike Matthews. He explains how the supplement works in a short video on the product page. Mick Matthews is a successful author who has written several books about fitness, diet, and training. Books include Bigger Leaner Stronger; The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body.
Legion Athletic Supplements is based in the USA, but seems to have opened a distribution centre in the UK and has plans to expand to Australia and Canada.
According to the advertising,
“PULSE is a 100% natural pre-workout that increases energy levels, improves mood, sharpens mental focus, boosts strength and endurance, and reduces fatigue.”
“The real “magic” of PULSE, though, is in its unique combination of natural substances scientifically proven to increase strength, endurance, focus, and mood.”
“These key ingredients include citrulline malate, beta-alanine, ornithine, and betaine, and each is backed up by peer-reviewed research demonstrating clear benefits.”
“Furthermore, we’ve included each ingredient at clinically effective levels, which means we’ve used the same doses found in the supporting scientific research.”
According to the product information, this supplement has been
“carefully formulated so there’s no sickness, stomach pains, or uneasiness.”
In addition, it claims,
“The only stimulant is a moderate dose of caffeine, which is combined with an equal dose of the amino acid L-theanine to smooth out the energy curve and enhance mood and cognition.”
The product advertising for Pulse Pre Workout sounds very convincing. The ingredients all come with some evidence that they work, and as the advertising states, the contents match the quantities used in clinical testing. We think this supplement will help some people in the way as described, depending on how they use the supplement and their own physical make up.
However, there is this question of the caffeine which at 350mg a serving is extremely high, and practically equal to the recommended daily upper limit of 400mg. This is certainly going to be noticeable for many people, and possibly not in a good way.
Caffeine can raise heart rate and blood pressure, and cause you to feel wired rather than energised. The product advertising claims that this is the same serving as in a Starbucks Grande Coffee, but is that really any reason to take it? Last time we looked Starbucks coffees were not marketed for health reasons, and there are serious concerns about this ubiquitous brand regarding health and caffeine and sugar content.
Otherwise, Pulse Pre Workout may work as claimed. If you use it before a workout you may notice that your endurance is improved, and you can avoid mid workout fatigue. But we think a lot of the noticeable effects will be down to the caffeine.
Serving size is equal to 2 scoops (26.89g)
The Pulse Pre Workout advertising warns that the only side effect likely is a tingling sensation which is caused by the Beta Alanine, and many customers have mentioned this.
However, many customers have also mentioned additional effects including;
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Speak to your doctor before using especially if you have an underlying medical condition or are taking prescription medication.
There are thousands of customer reviews posted on Amazon, and there is a wide range of opinion. Many customers like this supplement,
My husband has been working out for years and has tried multiple pre work formulas – Pulse is the only one that has truly worked for him – It has a great pump without the jitters and NO after crash – Gives you just the right boost for a great workout.
This customer halved the serving size and it still worked,
Very good pre workout. I’ve seen it rated as the most effective on independent sites and it didn’t disappoint. You can even use only one scoop to make it last longer and it still works very well. I did it on accident the first day because I didn’t read and had a great workout.
One massive bone of contention about Pulse Pre Workout is the taste and it does not seem to matter which flavour.
This customer was very happy,
I started with watermelon and I thought it couldn’t get better, then I went to blue Razz and it got 20 xs better somehow. I currently have the fruit punch one and I could not be more in love with legion
However, many customers simply cannot drink it!
The taste is horrible.
Sour apple flavor is absolutely horrendous.
Tastes terrible and I also don’t see any change in my energy output
I am not sure what the difference between raspberry and fruit punch is but the fruit punch pulse destroys my stomach.
I have to choose a 1 star because I really can’t stand the watermelon taste. It’s sooo sweet, even after diluting it with 16oz of water I can barely stomach it. It’s like drinking medicine topped off with a heap of sugar.
Some customers felt the supplement was ineffective,
Tastes terrible and I also don’t see any change in my energy output.
According to the Legion Athletic website, there is a 100% money-back guarantee on all supplements and it looks pretty good, although you do have to return all bottles. Here’s what the company says about it.
“The It’s-On-Us guarantee is only valid for first time purchases of a product, and redeemable up to three months after purchase. If you bought more than one bottle of a supplement on your first purchase and don’t like it, we would ask that you send the unopened bottles back to us for a refund because we can put them back into our sellable inventory.”
We advise you to contact Customer Services either by email or phone for more information. 855-645-5305
You can buy Pulse Pre Workout via the official Legion Athletic website. The company are happy to ship overseas, depending on the destination.
It is also available via Amazon USA and Amazon UK.
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