Overview of Iron Brothers Supplements Pre-Workout V2
We’ve seen a lot on social media about this company called Iron Brothers Supplements. They have distinct colors in red, black and white but we’ve heard they make some pretty legit products as well. Hearing is one thing, testing is another.
We got the opportunity to test Iron Brothers Supplements Pre-Workout V2 featuring Dynamine. Honestly, this is a packed pre-workout that supplies optimal dosages of key ingredients to provide a great workout. It’s not over the top crazy, but provides the pillars a pre-workout should: energy, strength, focus, pump and endurance. If you want something to replace your DMHA/DMAA based pre-workout, this may be a solid choice for you.
Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed Iron Brothers Supplements Pre-Workout V2 on five categories. We first start by looking at it’s ingredient profile. This portion of the review looks at the different ingredients used in the pre-workout, what their intention is and how effectively dosed are each ingredient.
We then look at effectiveness. An effective pre-workout will use high quality, proven ingredients, at clinically backed dosages. This is generally an extension of the profile section. The higher quality ingredients used at proper dosages, the more effective that product will be.
Then we move into the taste of the different flavors we’ve tried. We grade each flavor separately and average the scores for their overall taste rating. We were able to test out the following flavors: Blackberry Lemonade.
Mixability refers to how well the powder mixes in 12oz of water. We use the shaker bottle test. This would be your typical Blender Bottle with the spiral chrome ball.
Finally, we talk about value. Value is the combination of profile, effectiveness, taste and mixability in relation to cost. Another part of value are the competitors and other versions of pre-workout products on the market.
It’s always fun seeing what companies are using in their pre-workout – especially since every company makes one. Iron Brothers Supplements Pre-Workout V2 uses Dynamine, a new ingredient said to be the replacement for DMHA. I wouldn’t go that far, in my personal experiences with it, but it does work well. Let’s hop into the formula.
We start with 4g of L-Citrulline. Before you think this is under dosed, remember that pure L-Citrulline should be dosed between 3-5g. We are right in the middle here. This ingredient provides a pump by increasing blood flow into your muscle area. Agmatine Sulfate is used at 1g. This is another pump ingredient. It works by increasing NO levels in your body. NO then pushes more blood into the muscle. The typical dosage of this is 1g. L-Norvaline is yet another pump agent dosed at 150mg. This works by increasing NO levels and producing blood flow. Optimal dosage is a minimum of 100mg. We are set here. Lastly, for pump, we get 50mg of Theobromine. This is the ingredient commonly found in dark chocolate. It helps improve blood flow as well. I see this typically dosed at a minimum of 100mg, so we may be a tad under dosed here, but with all the pump ingredients in this product we are fine.
When we talk strength and endurance we are going to look at three ingredients used in this product: Beta-Alanine, Betaine Anhydrous and Taurine. Beta-Alanine, an endurance extender, is dosed at 3.2g, which is the clinically studied dosage. Betaine is dosed at 2.7g. This is actually dosed higher than the optimal 1.5g-2.5g dosage. This helps with strength and power output. Taurine is dosed at 1g. This helps with strength output. This is dosed at the minimum accepted level. Overall, strength profile is standard and solid.
Last, we have the energy and focus ingredients. We start with 275mg of Caffeine Anhydrous. You all know what caffeine is. This is a standard dosage of caffeine now days. We also get 100mg of Dynamine. This is caffeine-like, without the crash and burn. I have seen Dynamine dosed everywhere from 100mg to 200mg. There has not been enough studies on it yet, but 100mg of Dynamine combined with 275mg of caffeine is fine. Hordenine is dosed at 75mg. This is a fat burner. There isn’t a ton of evidence for optimal dosage, but we’ve seen this as low as 50mg and as high as 100mg. At 75mg we are fine. The one focus ingredient is Huperzine A at 200mcg. This is a really good dosage of this cognitive enhancing ingredient. My only qualm here is that we don’t get more focus ingredients. That’s the most important part of a pre in my opinion.
Overall, everything is dosed right where it needs to be. This pre-workout doesn’t use any unique blend of exotic stims, but it uses proven ingredients that work and work well.
Iron Brothers Supplements Pre-Workout V2 works. I can stop here, right? Let’s talk about each area.
Pump is great as it has a multitude of pump ingredients dosed correctly. I would still use a pump agent with it, because the pump provides so many health benefits, not just pretty to look at. I am a big fan of Norvaline and Theobromine. I wish Theobromine was dosed higher, but this still does what it is intended to do.
For energy, it is good. I am not a huge buyer into Dynamine. I toyed around with it for my own pre-workout but never felt it provided the bang for the buck. The energy with this pre-workout is good, but I think it could still be better. At 275mg Caffeine, this is going to tweak a lot of people out, if you’re a stim junkie you’ll want more. The addition of Hordenine is solid too.
The focus aspect had me disappointed. Yes, caffeine, Hordenine and Dynamine all contribute to it, but Huperzine A is the only real cognitive enhancing ingredient used. Where is Tyrosine or A-GPC? Even a cheaper ingredient like Choline would have been fine. I didn’t find the zoned in focus with this pre-workout that I have with others.
Endurance and strength are what you’d expect with this pre. We get a solid dosage of Beta-Alanine, Betaine Anhydrous and Taurine. You can get through a tough workout rather easily.
Overall, a really good pre-workout that works. The only ask is to put more cognitive enhancing ingredients and then you’d have one of the greatest pre-workouts on the market today.
Different. That’s how I would explain the taste of this pre-workout, which is a good thing. Everyone does a blue raspberry or fruit punch. Blackberry lemonade you don’t find a lot of. It is decent. If you’re a fan of that flavor combo then you will really like this. It’s not necessarily my forte, per se, but it is still a decent tasting pre-workout. It tastes as you’d expect based on the name.
One serving of this pre-workout is 16g. This is a good serving size. For the size of the serving, it mixes well. You will find some floaters in the water, and some residue at the bottom of the shaker cup, but overall it does a nice job. Check out the video for the demonstration.
This gets one of the best valued pre-workout scores we’ve ever given. This 30-serving, fully dosed, effective pre-workout retails between $35-$40. This is a great price for a 30-serving pre-workout that uses good ingredients at great dosage. If you like Dynamine you need to know that it isn’t cheap, so to take a smaller margin cut on a pre-workout is a customer-first decision. Solid work by Iron Brothers Supplements.