Overview of Pitbull Labs The Pump
You’ve probably seen us review other Pitbull Labs products here on FI before. We love what the company represents and how they donate a portion of their proceeds to rehoming Pitbull dogs. They also make good products too.
The Pump from Pitbull Labs uses one of our favorite pump ingredients, Nitrosigine, to provide a kick-ass pump! The pump is more than just a visual and PBL The Pump gives us that. This is a solid pump agent that you can add to your stim based pre-workout and have a great overall workout.
Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed Pitbull Labs The 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: Cherry Limeade.
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.
It is no surprise that Pitbull Labs does some unique things with their products that other companies don’t do. The Pump is no different.
The Pump first starts with 4g of pure L-Citrulline. A clinical dosage of Citrulline is 3-5g when it is pure. We are right in the middle, and this is a pump product. I would bet your pre-workout, if you take one, also has a form of Citrulline. Then we get the first branded, expensive ingredient in Nitrosigine at 1.5g. Nitrosigine is a newer ingredient from Nutrition 21 that really works well. The recommended dosage is 1.5g, so we are on-point here. The main benefit of Nitrosigine is the increased NO production and blood flow in your body. Another branded ingredient used is Capros Indian Gooseberry Extract. Yes, this is one of those unique ingredients you don’t see often. This ingredient significantly increases NO production as well at doses as low as 250mg (that’s what this is dosed at). Lastly, we get 200mg of L-Norvaline. L-Norvaline works by inhibiting arginase, allowing you to achieve longer, stronger pumps that give more power and recovery ability. The recommended dosage is 100mg+. Well done, Pitbull Labs.
Overall, this is a really good profile with some cool ingredients. I am a fan of Nitrosigine and L-Norvaline. Citrulline is always nice too. If this had HydroMax…wow…this would be unreal (it really is amazing without it!) Nice work, PBL!
You can probably tell from the profile section above, that this is going to be effective at producing pumps. Listen, it is. It works well. I would, at times, take a scoop in a half just to see if I could break through my cutoff t…kidding, but not really.
You will get a pump off of this. Enough said. I like the combination of ingredients and collectively they increase NO while inhibiting the NO killer which is going to lead to great pumps and ultimately better muscle recovery and building.
This is a great addition to a pre-workout powder. Read our full pump supplement guide by clicking here.
I am a big fan of unique flavors. Cherry Limeade is just that. I would be the first to admit I am not the biggest fan in the world of Cherry anything, but when mixed with Lime it isn’t bad. I know PBL is proud of their flavors and this is good. It tastes exactly as you’d think it would taste. You get the cherry kick followed by the lime, citrus flavor. I am a fan.
At 9g per serving, you got to expect this to mix nicely. It does. Check out the full video to see a mixibility test. I tend to mix mine in with my pre-workout and get a combination of flavors, but when mixed alone, as seen in the video, it does a great job. We used about 6-8oz of water with a blender bottle and spiral mixer. A couple shakes and it was good to down!
I have seen a lot of products in the pump category go from 30-servings for $40 to 20-servings for $40. Pitbull Labs The Pump falls right in the middle. We get 25-servings for $40. The big difference between this pump and others out there is that this is dosed PERFECTLY with the ingredients used, they are not cheap ingredients and it works well. I was surprised that we even got 25-servings with this. Overall, because of the quality ingredients, the dosages, the effectiveness, taste and mixibility, this product is a great value and worth every penny.