Performix Ion Pre-Workout Reviewed

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Performix Ion Build uses a formula that is made to give your body the surge it needs to take your performance to the next level. You will become more powerful and you will notice it during each and every one of your workouts regardless of whether you are participating in a Boxing class, aerobics,  weightlifting, or whatever else you prefer to stay fit and active. Many pre-workouts solely rely on caffeine to give you a boost of energy, the problem with this is that it can’t be sustained very long. In addition, it can lead to some really terrible crashes. With this product, they use a blend of ingredients and different breakdown rates to promote energy that is long lasting and is less likely to cause devastating crashes. With increased energy comes better gym sessions which mean you will notice muscle strengthening and building more quickly than you may with other supplements. This product has been through a barrage of testing to make sure it contains what the manufacturer says it does and it passes with flying colors. Trying to find a top quality pre-workout from a brand you can trust can become a thing of the past when you decide to give this option by Performix a chance.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Calm Energy
  • Long Lasting Effect
  • Good Taste
  • Promotes Great Pumps
  • Little to No Crash
  • Good Flavor Choices
  • Variety of Sizes Available
  • Increases Drive & Stamina
Cons
  • Serving/Container Issues
  • Odd Consistency
  • Lacking Flavor
  • Very Sweet

Brand

Performix is focused on technology to help you succeed in your fitness goals and ventures. They have some of the most advanced products on the market that use some simple premises to give you longer lasting, better supplements. With technologies like Terra Intelligent Dosing and Multiphase release, you will gain an extended period of time that your product will be effective. All of their products use the highest quality ingredients to ensure you get the performance of a lifetime every time. Their research is sound and tons of people trust that this brand will continue to shape fitness in some extraordinary ways.

Taste

While reading about the taste of this product the reviews are quite mixed. The majority of people don't love or hate it and say it is what you expect with a pre-workout supplement. Many of the flavors are overly sweet and they don't leave the best aftertaste in your mouth. They are all drinkable but you probably won't enjoy drinking it like some other options available today. Pre-workout supplements are certainly not used for the taste though. This one may not offer the best in taste but it does offer many other components that outweigh its lack of delicious flavor. Things like effectiveness and quick results are some features we feel help outweigh the not so great taste.

Flavors

While the taste may not be the best you will have four flavor varieties to choose from. You can pick between Blue Ice, Tangerine, Ice Punch, and Watermelon. Consumers seem to agree that Watermelon is the best available flavor and while the taste is still not great it is better than the other options. The other three have very mixed reviews. What this means for you is that you may have to try a couple of flavors before you decide which one works best for you. It is obviously important that you like your pre-workout well enough to be able to drink it several days a week if not every day of the week. Picking one that you can't stand to swallow won't do you any good in your overall performance or in keeping your pre-workout budget low.

Consistency

Anyone that has been using supplements like this or Protein Powders has probably run into some interesting consistency issues. This product has some that are unique. While it mixes up fairly well the extended-release capsules do not dissolve at all. This leads to a slightly gritty mouthfeel. In addition, you will want to keep this mix moving to ensure you don't have part of your supplement stuck to the sides and bottom of your bottle. This texture can be a deal breaker for many but for most, it is more of an inconvenience compared to the benefits it gives.

Effectiveness

Here is where we start to see this product shine. It is exceptionally effective and will give you longer than average times of effectiveness. Due to the nomenclature of this product, it will break down in your system slowly allowing the effects of it to last longer. Some say the effect is more subtle but does indeed last an extended period of time. So if you are looking for a wicked rush that lasts an hour this is not your product. But if you are looking for a sustained boost of energy that will last you most the day this could be the perfect answer. The product lasting longer means you will continue to build muscle faster, feel more focused, and have more drive to get everything done in your very busy day.

Ingredients

The ingredient list on this product is not as clear as others that offer complete transparency to each ingredient and how much of them are in their formulas. This one uses a proprietary blend which gives us a breakdown of each ingredient but not the value of each. This can be disappointing to some as it makes it difficult to stack this with other supplements. Let's take a minute and look over what they include. It starts with Niacin, B12, and Calcium. Then it moves into the proprietary blend. This consists of Beta-Alanine, Citrulline Malate, Betaine Anhydrous, Creatine HCI, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, Bitter Orange Extract, Black Pepper Extract, RauwolscineExtract, and Caffeine. There are also a couple things listed under other ingredients that are used in small amounts but should be noted, such as, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sucralose, and Calcium Silicate. While this is a pretty standard ingredient list there are a few things people turn their noses down to. The biggest being the use of a proprietary blend.

Caffeine

This product contains one hundred and seventy-five milligrams of caffeine per serving. This is a bit lower than what the average pre-workout supplement carries. This is due to the fact that it does not solely rely on caffeine to give you energy. This is a major benefit to those of you that stay away from caffeine or are sensitive to it. You won't have to worry about becoming exceptionally jittery and you will be less likely to experience a crash. Likewise, because it doesn't solely rely on caffeine, those of you that love your energy drinks and coffee will still get a great boost of energy even though you have a higher tolerance for caffeine.

Sugar

Performix uses Sucralose to sweeten their product. This is part of the problem when it comes to the taste of it. When there is not a perfect balance of Sucralose in a product you end up with one that is overly sweet. This seems to be the case in terms of this pre-workout supplement. Sucralose is often used because it doesn't add any sugar content which is appreciated by most consumers. Watching sugar intake is very important in a healthy lifestyle. It is also important to note, Sucralose is to blame more often than not for the bad aftertaste that we find in pre-workout, Protein powder, and other supplements that are flavored. We hope that as this brand continues to grow they will find a better balance with their sweetener.

Circulation

By increasing your circulation you increase the blood flow to your muscles. This allows higher levels of oxygen as well as nutrients to reach them. When this happens you will notice your veins popping a bit more and your pumps becoming better than ever. You will also find that you can sustain your sessions and build your reps more quickly. Citrulline is to thank for this effect while using this product. These things are the major reasons that products in the pre-workout category work. They help you maintain stamina and energy to push through boundaries like never before. Additionally, because you are working out like a beast the increased strength and muscle growth will be exceptionally easy to notice and to notice quickly.

Crash

The majority of users agree that this product does not make you crash. This is not to say that no one has reported a crashing effect but it is far fewer. Typically, we see products with an increased level of caffeine causing a lot of reports of crashing. If unfamiliar with the term, it is basically like hitting a brick wall at some point during your workout or shortly after completing it. You feel completely drained of energy and may even feel so sluggish you want to take a nap. As you can see this is a real problem for those that like to get their workout or at home gym sessions accomplished first thing in the morning. The fact that there is a lower amount of caffeine in this product is probably whey there are only a few reports of this effect happening.

Fillers

This product has been through rigorous testing and has shown that it does not contain any filler ingredients. Fillers can be used for several different reasons. One of them is to make it look like you are getting more product than you actually are. Another is because it can make their product look like it has more nutritional value than it actually does. Both of these things can be used to increase the products price and make the brand more money for a lesser product. Earlier, we commented about people not loving the use of proprietary blends. Part of the reasoning behind that is this is a place that lesser brands like to hide filler ingredients. We are glad to know this will not be a worry when using this pre-workout by Performix.

Servings

One serving of this pre-workout is just over five-grams or one of their scoops. This is exceptionally lower than many other within this same category. When reading reviews we noticed a lot of people saying they were not getting the right number of servings per container, this may be due to the tiny amount that you need to use compared to others. There is a choice of container size. You can order one with about twenty servings or one with about forty-five. Obviously, if you use this type of supplement almost every day, twenty servings won't be enough to get you through the month. However, the limited servings of the smaller container make it easier to try the different flavors without worrying about wasting ones you don't really care for.

Side Effects

The potential side effects of this product increase because of their use of a proprietary blend. There are some things that naturally come with using a stimulant product. These are minor things like the jitters, stomach upset, slight nausea, or headaches. However, we can expect that when we know exactly what we are dealing with. This product does not have any reports of significant side effects but due to some of the ingredients, there is a potential for some. You could experience exceptionally high anxiety, increased heart rate, or a rise in your blood pressure. These things should be taken more seriously and if noticed you may want to talk to your doctor to make sure it is safe for you to continue using this product.

Advantages

The extended release of this product is one of the biggest advantages. It allows you to keep the great features of your pre-workout supplement for a longer duration. You will have increased energy, focus, drive, and stamina throughout your day. Additionally, this product won't cause a devastating crash and will make your gym sessions better than ever before. Your increased performance during even daily tasks will allow increased strengthening and better lean muscle building. You will notice the effects of this longer timeframe quickly and easily after using it for just a short period of time.

Disadvantage

Some look at the flavor and texture of this pre-workout as a disadvantage and while we agree it isn't the best we don't feel they are major disadvantages. We do feel the use of a proprietary blend is a pretty big disadvantage. Not knowing the exact amounts of each ingredient can get you into trouble when it comes to things like stacking it with caffeine pills or other supplements as well as ingesting too much of something that may give you negative side effects. These are really the only negative things we have really found about this product which is a rather short list compared to others in its category.

Quality

The ingredients and techniques used to formulate this product are genuinely top notch. You will get a product that really does work well. The difficult mixing process is annoying but doesn't really take away from the stellar performance increase you will get when using it. As for the quality of flavor, it is lacking sure, but again are you really buying your pre-workout supplement for the flavor? For most, the answer is no and you will be fine with the taste. For others know there are other varieties that taste better but it is important to note they make not work as well or as long as this option.

Value

This product is really very affordable. Due to the fact that you can order a twenty serving container the cost is very low. This will allow you to try it and find out if you like it without sinking a bunch of money into it. The forty-five serving container carries a slightly lesser than average price also. Making this pre-workout a great value. Not only does it work quite well it won't break the bank. You will want to pay attention to how you feel while taking it and how their proprietary blend agrees with you. Overall, customers seem very pleased with the outcome of adding this product into their pre-workout routine.

Key Features

175 Milligrams Caffeine/Serving
Multi-Phase Extended Release
30 Minute Kick-In Time
All Day Performance Increase
Extended Focus

Bottom Line

Many pre-workout supplements lose their effect very quickly. This one will outlast pretty much every other one that is currently available, allowing you to reap the benefits of it longer. With this, you will be able to work out for longer periods and greatly increase your strength and muscle building. An additional benefit to this is the drive it will give you to get things done throughout your whole day. The not so great taste may be a turn off to some but if you can find a flavor you don't hate the benefits of using this product will be great. Overall, consumers like the effects and will continue to stand by this brand for how well their products help and support their fitness goals.