Overview of NutraKey Hydro Pump
NutraKey is a huge player in the sports nutrition industry known for their promise to quality. NutraKey is well respected by their peers and fitness enthusiasts around the world. NutraKey does not market supplements to the hardcore lifting community but to those who are active in changing their lives for the better through health and wellness.
Hydro Pump from NutraKey is a pump activator, NO booster. It’s intended purpose is to increase your pump while hitting the weights. This product is fantastic for the intermediate lifting community as it is dosed correctly for them, which is their intended market. With a fantastic flavor to go along with this high quality product and an attractive price tag this can be your staple pump product.
Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed NutraKey Hydro Pump 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 pump supplement, 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: Cotton Candy.
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 pump products on the market.
Hydro Pump is made by NutraKey so you know you are getting high quality ingredients in any supplement made by them. Hydro Pump is also stimulant free so you can mix this with any of your pre-workouts.
Hydro Pump contains the ingredients needed for a basic pump. They use HydroMax Gycerol which increases fluid concentration in your blood and tissues (increasing your pump).
The pump complex in this is a blend of Agmatine Sulfate, L-Citrulline Malate, L-Taurine, Sodium Chloride and Black Pepper Extract. These are the typical ingredients used to make a pump product. This has 1000mg of this blend. The only downfall here is the ingredients are not broken out so we do not know what percentage of this 1000mg goes to each ingredient.
The profile is what you’d want but because we’re unsure of dosage it takes a small hit for that.
So many pump products claim to give you vein splitting pumps and insane vascularity. HydroPump does not make that claim. They do make the claim that this product’s ingredients will make you feel larger and fuller, and that’s exactly what it does. For me to get a proper pump from this I needed to take two servings but I am also highly tolerant to stimulants. The everyday person, and especially who NutraKey targets, would be fine with just one scoop.
With two scoops my muscles were larger and more flow as this product helps increase NO in your blood. Bringing more blood to your muscle tissues causes that enlargement you see. There was no vascularity with me, but some people may experience it. Overall this was effective but I needed two scoops for it to work well.
For the purpose of this review I took Hydro Pump several times without mixing it into my pre-workout beverage. The taste is great! It is a bit sweet however, so if you don’t like you might not like this. It did taste exactly like cotton candy which I am a fan of. Since my diet doesn’t allow for that this was a nice treat.
Hydro Pump is such a fine substance it dissolves in water very easily. Even when mixed with a pre-workout there is no leftover residue at the bottom of your shaker cup. You could even put this into a glass of water and mix it with a spoon and it would still be dissolved completely.
Unlike a lot of pump products and NO boosters which are highly priced, Hydro Pump is priced less than $20 for 30-servings. This is fantastic. Other pump products we’ve reviewed gave similar results but were priced in the $30’s.
The only thing that would have made this more valuable to us is if we could get by with only one scoop. So essentially for me this was less than $20 for 15-servings but then again I always had to take double scoops of other pump products as well.
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