- Taurine shown to reduce cramping
- L-Tyrosine can improve focus in the gym
- Optimal dosage of L-Citrulline (over 3,000mg)
- HUGE dosage of Caffeine, which will cause jitters and energy crashes
- Missing key pre-workout ingredients (eg, Creatine Monohydrate).
- Huperzine A can cause numerous side effecrs
- DMHA is banned in competitive sports
- There's better alternatives for the same price
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About The Product
While surfing the web, a new product caught our attention - Spazmatic. We get excited about new products, in the hope we'll update our top 3 page...
Spazmatic is a pre-workout supplement by Tim Muriello. It normally costs $49.99 for 30 servings on their website, and comes in Watermelon Taffy flavor.
Who's Tim Muriello?
Tim Muriello claims that he's a spokesperson, talent, and personality on his website. From what we can see, Spazmatic is his first product, so this could be he make or break of his supplements company.
After doing some research, we found out that Tim Muriello is a personal trainer; he's no expert in the supplement industry, but hopefully this pre-workout can live up to his claims.
Let's find out.
Spazmatic Ingredients Explained
Spazmatic contains 9 ingredients, and one thing we like is that none of them are hidden in any blends. So thumbs up to Tim Muriello so far.
However, when looking closer at the ingredients list, we see that a few key pre-workout ingredients are missing - such as Creatine Monohydrate and L-Carnitine.
Not only that, Huperzine A has been reported to cause some side effects (see side effects section for more info). We'll analyze each ingredient in more detail below, so you knwo exactly what's going on here.
Here's Everything You Need To Know:
Right at the top of the list, Tim seems to be proud of Taurine as it's the highest dosed ingredient in Spazmatic.
And it's not a bad thing - Taurine doesn't cause any side effects and can reduce cramping.
However, this is the only benefit; it won't increase your strength or endurance unfortunately. The reason why some believe it boosts energy, is because it's inside energy drinks such as Red Bull & Monster - but studies have proven that it doesn't.
This is a key pre-workout ingredient when dosed correctly. This is a prime example of why getting the dosage right is important.
Simply put, when you consume too much caffeine, you can suffer from jitters and energy crashes (anyone who's had too much coffee before knows this).
The problem with Spazmatic is that it contains a HUGE dosage of caffeine - 400mg.
Put it this way; it's advised that you only consume 400mg in a full day, so getting this in one serving is almost certain to cause side effects.
A large dosage is anything over 200-300mg. For this reason, we recommend only consuming caffeine servings of 150-200mg - to avoid side effects and experience its benefits (increased strength, endurance & focus).
Also known as DMHA that's shown to be able to deliver quick energy boosts. It's a stimulant like caffeine, but there's a reason why it's not usually added into pre-workout supplements.
Because DMHA is potentially very harmful. There's not been any studies to prove it's even safe yet (as of 2017).
It can cause side effects such as; rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, as well as others. For this reason, the only stimulant you should be consuming in a pre-workout powder is caffeine (in dosages between 150-200mg).
We're not sure why Higenamine has been added into Spazmatic. As a pre-workout powder, there's no need for fat burning ingredients.
If you're a fan of soccer (football for our english readers), you might have heard about Higename - Mamadou Sakho (who plays for Liverpool FC in the premier league) was banned for taking Higenamine, as it's been banned by many sports federations.
There's not much point in having Higenamine in a pre-workout - especially when competitive athletes can't use it.
This is another fat-burning ingredient that's not needed in a pre-workout supplement. Not only that, no study has proven that it even works - or if its 100% safe.
L-Tyrosine is an effective cognitive booster - meaning it improves focus in the gym.
The only bad thing about this ingredient, is that it doesn't offer any other benefit. For this reason, we prefer having L-Carnitine instead - as it's shown to reduce fatigue and muscle damage while improving focus.
From personal experience, we recommend you to stay away from Huperzine A. It's believed to improve your focus, but no study has proven that it works yet.
Not only that, we experienced side effects such as nausea, diarrhea and more (see side effects section for more info). A quick google search will prove that this is a fairly common occurance with Huperzine A.
This is the best ingredient in Spazmatic, and it's one that Tim's dosed optimally - finally! Talk about saving the best till last...
Anyway, L-Citrulline's proven to increase your blood flow, which improves your muscle pumps in the gym. It's optimal dosage is 3,000mg, so the 4,500mg dosage will definitely work.
We do prefer Citrulline Malate (which is L-Citrulline bound to Malic Acid, which also improves your strength levels), but there's nothing wrong with just L-Citrulline on it's own either.
If you do look for Citrulline Malate, make sure it's a 6,000mg (as L-Citrulline's optimal dosage is 3,000mg, it's usually a 2:1 ratio mixture - so a 6,000mg dosage of Citrulline Malate would contain an optimal dosage of L-Citrulline).
Comment below if you're confused, and we'll take you through it in more detail.
This is a controversial ingredient. It's mistakenly believed to improve your nitric oxide levels, which would improve your muscle pumps.
However, no studies have shown that it actually works. We don't agree with adding untested and unreliable ingredients in a supplement, so this gets a thumbs down from us.
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The main concern with Spazmatic, is that it contains a HUGE dosage of caffeine - those sensitive to caffeine should seriously stay away from this pre-workout.
In fact, even those fairly tolerant to caffeine are still in danger of experiencing jitters and energy crashes.
But there are other ingredients to be worried about; Huperzine A and DMHA. Bascially, Huperzine A can cause numerous side effects, and DMHA is banned in numerous sports federations (so competitive athletes should avoid this like the plague! Look what happened to poor Mamadou Sakho!).
Here's the potential side effects from taking Spazmatic:
- Nausea (Huperzine A)
- Diarrhea (Huperzine A)
- Restlessness (Huperzine A)
- Cramping (Huperzine A)
- Jitters (High dosage of caffeine over 200-300mg)
- Energy Crashes (High dosage of caffeine over 200-300mg)
- Banned in competitive sport (DMHA)
- Rapid Heartbeat (DMHA)
- High Blood Pressure (DMHA)
Spazmatic Review Conclusion
We were excited to review this product after seeing it was new for 2017. However, we were dissapointed after seeing Spazmatic's ingredient list.
There's simply no need to add a HUGE 400mg dosage of caffeine in a pre-workout supplement - it's been proven to 150-200mg per serving is more than enough to provide benefits like increased strength, endurance and focus.
Not only that, it contains DMHA - which is banned in competitive sports. This immediately cuts out all competitive athletes, who they should be trying to get on their side!
It probably seems like we have a serious problem with this product. But we just don't like seeing pre-workouts that can be potentially very harmful to people - this is exactly why we set up this website.
Would you drink 4-5 black coffee's all in one go? Because that's what having 400mg of caffeine per serving is like, it's just asking for side effects.
For this reason, we recommend that you look for other alternatives - we can assure you that there's much better pre-workouts on the market, for better value too.