Overview of Wild West Nutrition Bounty Hunter
Wild West Nutrition is ran by a sweetheart of a CEO. No lie. The dude is personable, and communications with his buyers. In fact, I still think he pulls and packs all of your orders. Still pretty cool to me. However, their supplements are not going to blow your socks off.
Bounty Hunter is one of three pre-workouts that WWN produces. In line with the previous two, Bounty Hunter ends up being overpriced for what you get. Out of the big three, energy, pump and focus, it only softly hits on energy and that’s not worth a $40 investment…even with the unique flavor.
Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed Wild West Nutrition Bounty Hunter 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: Badass Vanilla Bourbon.
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.
We created FI to ensure that we are providing you with honest, accurate info to help you make better buying decisions. A huge part of that is breaking down the ingredients used and the doses they are used at. Let’s get started.
Bounty Hunter starts with 2g of L-Citrulline Malate. The proper dosage of this should be 6-8g. As you can see, starting off on a bad foot. Citrulline is used for pumps. L-Arginine is dosed at 1g, another pump agent. This isn’t a bad dosing, but we would still need more than 2g of this type of Citrulline to provide a solid pump.
Beta Alanine, the tingle ingredient, is dosed at 1.5g. This should be dosed at 3.2g per clinical studies. This also contributes to endurance and potential strength outputs. Betaine is dosed at 1g, which also contributes to strength outputs. This should be dosed between 1.5g-2.5g. Taurine, which increases your endurance, is dosed at 500mg. We typically see this between 1,000-2,000mg.
For energy, we get 200mg of Cafffeine Anhydrous. This is the fast acting caffeine basically all pre-workouts use. Going nicely with caffeine we get 100mg of Theanine. This is like caffeine, but, per studies, we do not grow a tolerance to it. This is one area of the pre-workout that is OK.
There are a couple fat burning ingrediens used. L-Carnitine is dosed at 200mg but this should be dosed between 1,500-3,000mg for effectiveness. Hordenine is dosed at 25mg. This is another fat burning ingredient. I see this dosed as hih as 100mg…so 25mg is low.
We see we get 20mg of Stevia Leaf Extract for sweetener. We also get 4mg of Olive Leaf Extract for cardiovascular health and brain function. This won’t be noticeable.
We get 50mg of AstraGin which helps with absorption.
Overall, outside of the caffeine/energy sources, this is a pretty poorly dosed pre-workout. You may get an OK buzz on energy, but most likely you will not get much in the form of pump or focus.
The writing was on the wall with the profile breakdown. We didn’t get a lot from this pre-workout at all. We got a little “jolt” of energy about 30-min post consumption, but pump and focus were non-existent. A caffeine pill would have given you a similar effect.
Badass Vanilla Bourbon:
Shockingly, this did taste a little bit like bourbon. It was a unique flavor. I know this brand likes their unique flavors and they did so/so with this. It’s not something I loved for the full 25-servings, but a couple times here or there made it drinkable.
Any serving size under 10g should mix well in water, especially with the use of a Blender Bottle. This mixed decent enough. Some residue was noticeable at the bottom, and a tiny bit floating in the water.
A unique flavor and an OK caffeine matrix doesn’t make a product worth $40. Really effective pre-workouts retail at $40 for 20-30 servings. This doesn’t come close. Save your money, and buy another pre-workout that will help you towards your goals.