TNT’s Hydro Blast V2 is their improved formula over the original Hydro Blast, which was an incredibly potent pre-workout. The original Hydro Blast gave us massive pumps, incredible strength gains, and carried us well throughout a workout without being too overpowering, even with a double serving. So, does the V2 hold a candle to its predecessor? Or does it blow it out of the water? Let’s have a look.



First, let's take a look at the ingredients.


Pump/Strength/Recovery Matrix

L-Citrulline Malate is the dominant compound here, and in an incredible dose at that, with 3000mg per 12g serving. Citrulline contributes to increased adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production, resulting in enhanced cellular energy production, as well as the dilation of blood vessels to allow more blood to flow into the muscle. Furthermore, Citrulline is involved in the uptake of other amino acids by skeletal muscle tissue, resulting in greater muscle protein synthesis (MPS).

Beta-Alanine assists with the displacement of lactic acid build up, affording you a longer and harder training session, as your muscle endurance is enhanced. Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are, of course, given at the effective 2:1:1 ratio, aiding in muscle recovery and MPS, along with Betaine for improved protein digestibility and promoting healthy homocysteine levels.

Taurine, Agmapure, and Alpha Lipoic Acid ensure increased energy levels and assist with the digestion of nutrients, in order for the body to optimise nutrients available for recovery. Furthermore, Bioperine and Nicotinic Acid/Niacin provide increased cellular energy even further, optimising the effectiveness of muscle tissue.


Cognitive Energy/Mental Focus

N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine and Caffeine Anhydrous are the prominent compounds here, with caffeine reducing and delaying the effects of fatigue, and Tyrosine enhancing cognitive focus to ensure you don’t burn out during your training. Siberian Ginseng Rhodiola Rosea and Citrus Bioflavonoids are present in healthy quantities for enhanced mental energy.

The interesting addition is Advantra Z®; a bitter orange (citrus aurantium) designed to assist with weight loss. Bitter orange is a popular replacement for ephedra, however, it is perfectly safe and legal to consume Bitter orange, and does not produce the same side effects as ephedra. Bitter orange, or Advantra Z®, simulates similar results to ephedra without any of the nasty side effects. Citrus has been known to enhance cognitive energy and focus, so the combination of Citrus Bioflavonoids and Advantra Z® packs a powerful punch.


Testosterone Performance Aid

The testosterone performance aid matrix found in Hydro Blast V2 is a great combination of micronutrients that have been proven to increase free-flowing testosterone levels. It is important to note that this matrix is designed to increase your testosterone levels over a period of weeks, not instantly, so you might feel a difference only halfway through the tub.

Magnesium is involved in over 300 metabolic processes within the body and has a heavy influence over hormone regulation. One of these hormones, in particular, is testosterone, along with natural growth hormone production. The combination of magnesium, zinc oxide, and Vitamin B6 produces what we know as ZMA. ZMA has been proven to be a potent testosterone booster, which in turn increases strength gains and anabolic hormone regulation. Vitamin D3 is present to facilitate with the absorption of these nutrients, as vitamin D3 is a powerful catalyst for nutrient absorption, particularly when it comes to magnesium.



So, what has changed?

The revamped formula has remained fairly true to the original (because why mess with a good thing?) but has been improved through the addition of Advantra Z® and an increase in the amount of Vitamin D3.

The taste has also been improved, and dramatically so, something the original formula suffered from. Not to say that the taste of the original was bad, but it was something you had to stomach, as the results were just so worth it. Our thoughts

We loved the original Hydro Blast formula, as it was one of the first pre-workouts (at least, locally) that focused on the ‘pump’, which feeds the muscle with more nutrients to aid in recovery, rather than just shoving more and more stimulants into it. Hydro Blast V2 as exceeded those expectations, however, with the addition of Advantra Z® and the increase in Vitamin D3. Furthermore, we are glad the taste has been improved as well, making it a far more enjoyable pre-workout to drink.

There are 4 flavours to choose from: Pineapple, Cherry, Blueberry, and Fruit Punch.


TNT Hydro Blast V2's


Formula


9/10


TNT Hydro Blast V2's


Taste


7/10


TNT Hydro Blast V2's


Price


10/10


   TNT Hydro Blast V2's Overall Rating 9/10


TNT Hydro Blast V2

One of the best benefits of L-Citrulline DL-Malate is enhanced ATP production. This is needed by every living cell in the body and equates to higher energy levels. This is even more important for muscles which are engaged in heavy training or otherwise working. Increased ATP production also leads to the ability to train harder and recover faster.





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