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BSN Endorush Review

Endorush is One Energy Drink That Will Knock Your Socks Off!

Endorush, a fitting name for a sports energy drink that does exactly what its name suggests - literally meaning "rush within" (endo rush). BSN has always been a dependable manufacturer delivering supplements that rarely disappoint such as their ever popular no xplode, cell mass, nitrix, and so on. Their energy drink Endorush is no different - it will not disappoint or let you down, it will only deliver truly amazing results, kick your @$$ in high gear for the gym, and it does everything suggested by its name (Endo-RUSH), and then some...

Did that last sentence there just sound like a cheap marketing slur to you? Sure did to me! =) Maybe because I got a little too excited about this product. Of the various energy drinks I've tried, BSN Endorush is one of the better ones, if not THE best.

In this review of Endorush, we're going to first take a close look at some of the active ingredients in Endorush to get a better understanding how it all works, and then share with you in some detail my personal experiences using Endo Rush.

BSN Endo Rush Review - The Ingredients

Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size (oz) 4
Servings Per 4
Calories 3
Sodium (mg) 15
Potassium (mg) 30
Vitamin B2 (mg) 3
Vitamin B3 (mg) 13
Vitamin B6 (mg) 25
Vitamin B9 (mg) 400
Vitamin B12 (mcg) 250
Magnesium (mg) 25
Calcium (mg) 50
Phosphorus (mg) 18

Ingredient Details:
EndoRush Proprietary Matrix 5g: NoX Fusion™ (L-Arginine AKG, Citrulline Malate, L-Citrulline AKG, L-Histidine AKG, RC-NOS(rutaecarpine 95%), Gynostemma Pentaphyllum(95% Gypenosides))

Ener-Tropic Rush™ (L-Tyrosine, L-Tyrosine AKG, Taurine, Glucuronolactone, Methylxanthine Blend (Caffeine Anhydrous and Caffeine AKG) Vinpocetine 99%, Vincamine 99%, Vinburnine 99%)

Glycerol Hydrating Polymers
Phospho-Electrolyte Replacers

I'd like to point out that each bottle of Endorush contains 4, yes, FOUR, servings! So a case of 12 will serve up 48 servings! The above is a list of the active ingredients in Endorush. What we're interested in is the "EndoRush Proprietary Matrix NoX Fursion" and "Ener-Tropic Rush" blends.

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Endorush NoX Fusion Component

The NoX Fusion component supports the production of nitric oxide (NO), which dilates the blood vessels. It serves as a catalyst for the performance and energy enhancing components of Endorush. You can read more about nitric oxide here. Let's take a quick look at the active ingredients of the NoX Fusion component:

AAKG (L-Arginine-alpha-ketoglutarate) - basically, AAKG is a substrate for production of Nitric Oxide, which is what does the "Hemodilating" - dilating the blood vessel and allowing for more blood flow, which is what gives the "pumped" feel". I won't go in detail on how this works. You can read more about AAKG and NO here.

Citrulline Malate - this is a non-essential amino acid, and is not abundant in our diet, but its role in regulating Nitric Oxide (NO) is what earned its spot in the list of ingredients. Here are some benefits of citrulline:

  • Studies show that Citrulline Malate helps raise arginine levels more effectively
  • One study found Citrulline to significantly reduces the sensation of fatigue, increase ATP production during exercise by 34%, and increase phosphocreatine recovery after exercise by 20%. Sounds great huh? Citrulline Research - 1

No question, citrulline malate is an exceptional ingredient.

Rutaecarpine - a quick note on this, rutaecarpine is shown in studies to help release nitric oxide leading to vasorelaxation. Rutaecarpine study - 1 Rutaecarpine study - 2

Gynostemma pentaphyllum - effective in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. This ia another ingredient in NO Xplode that stimulates nitric oxide release. Gynostemma pentaphyllum Study - 1

If you compare the above to the ingredient list of NO-Xplode, you'll notice many similarities. For whatever reasons, my body doesn't seem to respond to NO supplements, so I was not surprised that I did not notice much of a pump - I should probably re-phrase that to say "I didn't experience as much of a pump as I had hoped." Many other users have reported pumps from using Endorush.

Endorush Ener-Tropic Rush Component

The Ener-Tropic Rush component provides more focus, intensity, and energy for workouts.

L-Tyrosine - is a non-essential amino acid that is a precursor to dopamine and norepinephrine. It is also involved in protein synthesis. Tyrosine helps the brain maintain focus and stay alert.

L-Taurine - Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid. Taurine plays an important role and is found in the heart muscle, white blood cells, central nervous system, and skeletal muscle. Taurine plays an important role in nitric oxide production, where lowered taurine levels leads to the reduction of nitric oxide production. Nitric oxide is a gas that's present for a instant each time a muscle contracts and blood vessel dilates. This is important in that this widens the blood channels leading to greater blood flow, which results in greater oxygen and nutrient delivery.

Read about Taurine in detail here.

Glucuronolactone - helps improve memory retention, mental concentration, and also acts as an antidepressant. It's added in many sports energy drinks (like Endorush), because it's claimed to help fight fatigue and promote a feeling of well-being.

Caffeine - we all know what caffeine does, so no need to explain it here.

Vinpocetine - is a semi synthetic derivative of vincamine, which is extracted from the periwinkle plant. It increases cerebral blood flow and is said to improve memory.

Vincamine - according to wikipedia, "Vincamine is a peripheral vasodilator that increases blood flow to the brain"

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Continue to Part 2: Jim's Endorush Review >>