Overview of Wild West Nutrition Bonnie
Wild West Nutrition has a great following online. They do terrific marketing. Sure, they make a few supplements that can pass the eye test based on ingredient profiles, but overall, their line is lower dosed and not as effective as others in the space.
Bonnie is one of their pre-workouts. In order for Bonnie to be any good, you have to mix it with her counterpart Clyde. Bonnie is a vastly under dosed, non-effective pre-workout that has a price tag that is just way too crazy.
Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed Wild West Nutrition Bonnie 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: Royal Flush Razz.
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.
Ingredient decks like this make me sad. They make me sad because companies continue to make them, knowing that they are glorified crap. Listen, I like the owner of Wild West Nutrition. Nice guy. But this is a product that won’t get a second look from me.
It starts with 25mg of GABA. GABA is used to help increase your body’s natural HGH production. At 25mg, you’re basically not getting a thing. To be effective, GABA should be dosed between 3,000-5,000mg.
Then we get 200mg of caffeine sources from Caffeine Anhydrus (150mg) and Di-Caffeine Malata (50mg). This is really the only part of the pre-workout that is acceptable. A solid ratio of Caffeine A to Di-Caffeine. Caffeine A will give you the boost right away, and then Di-Caffeine Malate comes in to keep the energy going and avoid the crash.
Citocoline is used for its cognitive enhancing functionality. We get it at 250mg. Citocoline is considered a nootropic. The ideal dosage for this is actually 500mg.
For pump, we get 500mg of Agmatine Sulfate. Sure, I have seen this dosage in other pre-workouts, but it is typically combined with L-Citrulline and other pump ingredients, not as a standalone. We need more.
For strength output we are given 1.5g of Beta Alaine. This should be dosed at 3.2g per clinical research. Then we get 2,500mg of Creatine Monohdrate. No no no. I don’t like Creatine in pre-workouts, and if it is, it shouldn’t be the highest dosed ingredient. This makes me sad. This dosage of Creatine makes up over 53% of the active ingredients in this pre-workout. That’s a no no.
Overall, a pretty poor profile. Not a fan of Creatine being the highest dosed ingredient. Not for what we pay for this thing.
I think you know exactly where this is going. If you’re taking a pre-workout for energy, pump and focus, you should get an ingredient profile that contributes to that. We get 200mg of Caffeine…so energy can be OK, especially for a newbie. However, this is lacking for someone who has a cup of coffee every now and then. Nothing outside the caffeine contributed towards a solid energy rush. My energy levels were low.
Focus is another let down area. One under dosed nootropic. C’mon man. This will not cut it for anyone. Very disappointing here.
Pump, same boat. Typically 1g of Agmatine would be good, if it was combined with other pump agents. But nothing.
The lack of energy, focus and pump makes this a non-effective pre-workout. Again, if you’re new to these you might get a tingle, but overall you won’t have a good workout.
Royal Flush Razz:
Out of all the pre-workouts that Wild West Nutrition makes, that we’ve tried, this is the best flavor. It is definitely drinkable and, yes, enjoyable. I would recommend this flavor – but to couple it with a more effective pre-workout.
The best part of a pre-workout powder should never be the mixability, however that is the case here. The serving size is so small at 6.4g it better mix well. It does. Only a tiny bit of particles are seen floating.
Let me just make this simple: this is not worth $40. You get 25-servings for $40. Out of those 25-servings, a full 13 servings are just Creatine, a cheap ingredient (albeit effective) that does not justify a $40 price tag.