BPI Sports 1.M.R Vortex is a bodybuilding supplement produced in the US by BPI Sports. If the product can live up to the hype, it can help “intensify the quality” of workout sessions and is “faster, stronger, harder” than alternative pre-workout choices.
Promised benefits Include:
- Tastes Awesome
Unfortunately many customers appear to find the taste anything but awesome, while others complain it is hard to mix. With some excellent competition on the market at the moment, especially in the context of those to arguments – mixability and taste – 1.M.R Vortex has some negative points in its corner straight away!
Key Ingredients & Blend Potential
Many pre-workout formulations offer a number of B vitamins. 1.M.R Vortex is somewhat unusual in that it only offers one—Niacin (Vitamin B3). Niacin supports energy production at the cellular level. It also assists numerous metabolic processes and helps protect against high cholesterol.
The rest of the ingredients are included in a proprietary blend, and three of them are rather unusual, but as is the norm with proprietary blends, no insight is provided into the quantities involved.
- Caffeine – It’s hard to find a pre-workout supplement that does not contain caffeine. But that’s not surprising given its longstanding reputation as an energy provider, so its inclusion here does not come as a surprise. Caffeine can also aid muscle contraction, speed up the metabolism, and provide appetite suppression.
- Glycerol is not a particularly common inclusion in bodybuilding blends, but it has the ability to attract and bind fluids. When this happens within the muscle tissue the muscles look larger and fuller. Although it is easy to understand why this could be desirable, it is hard to say whether this makes glycerol useful in a pre-workout formulation per se.
- Yohimbe is a popular stimulant that is sourced from the bark of the yohimbine tree. Apart from being a good energy-boosting ingredient, yohimbe is also a fat burner.
- Indigo Pulchra is a herbal ingredient that crops up occasionally in supplements, but has failed to set the bodybuilding world alight. This is probably due to the fact that there does not appear to be much information available about what it is supposed to do or how it is achieved. BPI Sports fails to explain this either.
- Ceylon Leadwort is another odd inclusion. The Nutrient Journal states it has shown some potential as a fat burner, but it has never been proven to be effective for humans, and is not generally considered to be an energy provider.
- Securinega Suffruticosa is a plant derived ingredient that is often touted as a stimulant, but does not appear to have any proven ability in this regard. That’s not to say there is no benefit, but we generally like to see some evidence.
How to Take 1.M.R Vortex
One scoop of 1.M.R Vortex should be blended with 6-8oz. of cold water and consumed 15-30 minutes before training is commenced. Two scoops should never be exceeded during any 24 hour period, and users are advised not to eat food or consume protein shakes within an hour of taking 1.M.R Vortex. It is also inadvisable to consume 1.M.R Vortex within 4 hours of bedtime.
Customer feedback shows a mixed response to the product. Some users claim to have experienced very satisfactory results. Others little or no benefit at all.
A few average customer comments read:
“I don’t care for the flavor, but this stuff rocks! You can feel it start to kick-in within 10 minutes of drinking and all that extra energy sure helps when you are trying to go for a few more reps. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.”
“Probably the best pre-workout supplement on the market as far as I am concerned. It gets me pumped and wired and ready to take on the world. Makes my workouts a breeze, tastes okay, and has helped me to pack on a few extra pounds of muscle. “
“Hard to dissolve and tastes just awful. I could have lived with that if it did what it is supposed to do, but it didn’t. All it did was give me belly ache and make me feel nauseous.”
“Tastes foul and doesn’t provide any extra energy at all, but all the stirring that is required to try mix it should be good for burning off a few extra calories. My advice is save your money and try something else instead.”
Side Effects & Health Issues
1.M.R Vortex is not suitable for people who are under the age of 18 or for pregnant or nursing mothers. People who have existing health issues are advised to seek medical advice before commencing supplementation. The same advice holds true for people who are taking medications. It is inadvisable to use 1.M.R Vortex along other caffeine suppliers (tea, coffee etc.). The niacin content may cause some users to experience a harmless tingling sensation on their skin.
BPI Sports does not appear to offer a money back guarantee.
Purchasing Options & Considerations
1.M.R Vortex is available in a choice of four radical flavours (Blueberry Lemon Ice, Sour Watermelon, Blue Raz, and Snow Cone) and, with an RRP of USD$ 39.99, it is a little cheaper than some competing products. Customers in the US can purchase via the BPI website, but people who live elsewhere in the world will need to seek out a third-party supplier that offers more flexible shipping options, or a supplier closer to home.
This should not be difficult to do because 1.M.R Vortex is available from online stores all over the world, including the Vitamin Shoppe (US), Dolphin Fitness (UK), and AminoZ (Australia).