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Cellucor M5 Extreme Review

An Exceptional Pre-Workout Booster

Every time I write a new review for Cellucor supplements that I've tried, I can't help but think of some of the resemblance between Cellucor and Muscletech - two supplement manufacturers, and each has a solid line of supplements for which they charge a premium price for! Sometimes I pinch myself and ask why am I spending so much on supplements... Oh right... to test them out and post reviews on them. =)

Anyways, this is a review of Cellucor M5 Extreme, which is a creatine matrix supplement that contains creatine and a whole matrix of other ingredients. This is a pre-workout supplement that's designed to give your a massive boost during your workouts, resulting in increased intensity, endurance, and focus.

Some of the key ingredients include: Waxy Maize, Taurine, Creatine, Arginine Alpha-Ketogluterate, Citrulline Malate, and caffeine. Some of these, you may already be familiar with, and some of these, you may not. Below is a complete list of Cellucor M5 Extreme ingredients, and in this review, we'll look at some of these in detail, and then discuss the effects of this pre-workout supplement.

Cellucor M5 Extreme Ingredients

Serving Size:1Scoop(16.8g)
Servings Per Container:30
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 45
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%**
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Proprietary Blend 14.515g †
Glycogenic Charge:
Waxy Maize (Corn Starch), Taurine, BPOV (Bis (Picolinato) Oxovanadium)
Myosmotic Infusion:
Creatine MagnaPower® Magnesium Creatine Chelate, Betaine HCl, GPA (Guanidinopropionic Acid)
Vasodynamic Force:
Arginine Alpha-Ketogluterate, Citrulline Malate, Ornithine Alpha-Ketoglutarate
Catechotropic Surge:
Bacopa Dopa Mocha (Bacopa Monnieri Extract (Bacosides A & B), Mucana Pruriens Extract (L-Dopa), Caffeine, Theobromine 99%), Picamilon, Glucuronolacetone, 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl

Cellucor M5 Extreme Ingredients

As mentioned earlier, M5 Cellucor is a pre-workout supplement that contains a mix of ingredients. Here, we'll quickly look at some of these key ingredients.

Creatine MagnaPower magnesium Creatine Chelate - this is pure creatine bounded to magnesium that claims to offer increased effectiveness over creatine monohydrate such as better absorption, greater bio availability, and increased protein synthesis. This all sound good, but is it backed up by real science? So I looked into this subject matter, and found some rather interesting studies done on magnesium creatine chelate, and indeed these claims were supported by scientific evidence. Take a look...

One study done at the Ohio State University tested the effects of creatine, magnesium creatine chelate, and a placebo on 1 rep max on the bench press for 31 weight trained men. These male subjects were randomly assigned in a double-blind manner. The study found that both creatine groups had greater increases 1 rep max compared to the placebo group. This study found similar results for the creatine and magnesium creatine chelate groups. [1]

Another study done at Western Washington University looked at the effects of magnesium creatine effects on body water and quadriceps torque. A placebo or magnesium creatine was given to 35 subjects in a random assignment, double blind study. The study found that magnesium creatine supplementation resulted in significant changes in the peak torque. The study stated that there may also be more muscular creatine due to its osmotic effect, which leads to increased cellular hydration and perhaps increased protein synthesis. [2]

Waxy maize is also known as Amylocel, and it is a "high molecular weight" (HMW) carbohydrate. The benefits of a HMW carbohydrate is that it has low osmolality, and is able to bypass the stomach and allow for almost immediate absorption in the small intestines. Because of this, pairing of waxy maize with other supplements such as creatine can help improve the absorption rates. This deserves an entire topic by itself, so I won't go in more details about waxy maize here. However, we have an in depth article discussing waxy maize here.

You probably know what Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate is, as it's mentioned quite often on our site here. It's a very common ingredient that you find in various bodybuilding supplements.

Citrulline Malate is another very interesting ingredient, that I've personally experimented on many occasions. I've taken a real interest in this ingredient because of its superb effects for regulating nitric oxide and raising arginine levels. This supplement has been shown in studies to reduce the sensation of fatigue, greatly increase ATP production, and increase phosphocreatine recovery after exercise. I won't bore your with all the scientific studies and research evidence which backs up these claims. I have extensively discussed the effects of citrulline malate in other articles and explained why it's a key ingredient that I use in my homemade supplement stacks.

Cellucor M5 Extreme Review

As far as pre-workout supplements go, I've tried a lot of them. For the price I paid for Cellucor M5, I was expecting a little more. The effects were noticeable - I had some great pumps, a little bit of lean gains, more energy and focus, higher workout intensity, more endurance, and I was able to training harder, longer. But this all came at a pretty hefty price tag.

With M5 Cellucor, I had some excellent training sessions with sustained energy. On many occasions, it made me feel that I could just go on and on and on... With the normal weights I used for training, I could consistently pump out 2 to 5 more reps, and I had increased my weights on most exercises by 5 to 20lbs and still crank out as many reps as previously with lower weights. So yes, cellucor M5 works, and worked quite well for me; however, I feel that it is quite expensive, and there are cheaper alternatives available. But if you don't mind the price tag, and are looking for a pre-workout supplement that delivers, then give Cellucor M5 Extreme a Try.

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1. J Strength Cond Res. 2004 May;18(2):311-5.
Mg2+-creatine chelate and a low-dose creatine supplementation regimen improve exercise performance.
Selsby JT, DiSilvestro RA, Devor ST.

2. Metabolism. 2003 Sep;52(9):1136-40.
Magnesium-creatine supplementation effects on body water.
Brilla LR, Giroux MS, Taylor A, Knutzen KM.


Mar 2011