How appetizing does it sound to start your workout with a fizzy Alka-Seltzer? Maybe you’d be more intrigued if we told you this fizzy drink additive could also increase your power, endurance and fat-burning capabilities?
We were intrigued too. That’s why we wanted to see if BSN’s effervescent Hyper FX could live up to its name and actually improve the effects of your workout. Through our research, we found that Hyper FX uses some interesting mixtures of ingredients and works for some.
What Does Hyper FX Do?
According to BSN, this workout supplement is meant to give you everything you need to take your workouts to the next level.
Not only is it supposed to increase your energy and focus, but you’re also supposed to have more endurance and less fatigue by increasing the anaerobic capacity of your muscle tissues. And if that wasn’t enough, BSN promises that Hyper FX can also prepare your body to burn more fat.
How Does Hyper FX Do It?
All of these capabilities are supposed to come from a formula that is largely based on the powers of CarnoSyn, a patented ingredient of BSN’s. Many nutrition companies copyright the names of their ingredients to either keep their secrets to success safe or to hide less than effective ingredients.
Fortunately for the average consumer, it’s quite easy to find the truth behind the creative names, and with a little sleuthing we were able to find out exactly what CarnoSyn was: Beta-Alanine.
Beta-Alanine is found in many pre-workout supplements because it is an amino acid, and since almost everyone knows that amino acids are the building blocks of muscle most people assume that any amino acid can help you build muscle.
However, this is not the case. Beta-Alanine, for instance, is an amino acid but it is not used in the biosynthesis of any major proteins or enzymes. In fact, in the body it is metabolized into acetic acid, the same by-product that rotting fruit make.
Although acetic acid is used for many things, including the digestion of fats and carbohydrates, it is not known for its ability to produce more muscle mass.
Most of the other ingredients in Hyper FX include Caffeine, Citric Acid, Taurine, Sodium Bicarbonate, and other ingredients that are included in many other supplements. With the mixture of Beta-Alanine, this supplement does not really tend to stand out amongst like-priced supplements.
Any Other Concerns?
Even though we were disappointed to see that Hyper FX didn’t have quite the innovative and impressive main ingredient we were hoping for, we did see other ingredients that could have a beneficial effect on your workout like Vitamin D, Bioperine, CapsiMax, Niacin, Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium.
All in all, Hyper FX is a medium-grade pre-workout supplement.
The mixture of outstanding and mediocre ingredients brings a lukewarm overall reaction to Hyper FX. Though it would be beneficial in helping to burn fat and helps to increase nutrients in the system, it does very little toward actually helping you build muscle mass.
At the price of $50 per bottle, we would not recommend this supplement to any who are looking mainly to build muscle mass.