What does Alpha GX7 do?
Made by ‘The Original Alpha’, this is an all natural pre workout that has been claimed to promote:
But how well does it really work?
In this review, we look closer at GX-7 to see how effective it really is.
This is what you need to know:
Can I double scoop it?
We wouldn’t recommend it.
Our safe limit for caffeine before a workout maxes out at around the 300mg.
In one serving this supplement is already at 250mg – doubling up would take it to 500mg.
That’s far too much.
It’s a shame, without the caffeine, doubling up would really benefit you with the vasodilators in this blend.
What about the ingredients in Alpha GX7?
Not that great.
Although there are some good options, some of the ingredients used are only mildly effective or not at all.
We’ve even found some ingredients to be under dosed and others to cause side effects.
This is what you need to know:
A good choice for endurance, not that great for side effects.
Beta Alanine has been seen to buffer the acid in your muscles, which may help you train with more intensity for longer.
There are some good studies behind it – however there also are for it causing side effects.
More on that in the side effects section later.
One of the poorer choices.
Linked to improving muscle pumps – arginine ramps up your body’s nitric oxide which increases vasodilation and blood flow.
There’s just one problem; it’s difficult for you to absorb it orally.
Although the evidence is there, if you can’t absorb it you can’t use it.
Essentially what you should be using instead of arginine.
Easily absorbed, Citrulline is converted into Arginine in the liver and goes on to promote Nitric Oxide.
The only thing that we will say here is that it’s under-dosed. For the best results you need 5 – 8g to see any real benefits.
A good amino acid.
L-Carnitine has been seen to promote energy and metabolism in your body.
You need 500 – 2500mg of this stuff to see any real benefits, so at 750mg Alpha GX7 is right on the money here.
May help with motivation.
The L-Dopa in Mucuna Pruriens has been linked to promoting feel good hormones like Dopamine and Serotonin.
It may also help reduce the stress hormone cortisol, which may promote focus.
Used in energy drinks – but not a stimulant.
Taurine has been linked to promoting blood flow – but not a major extent.
It may help the ingredients in this pre workout get around your system, but it won’t promote pump.
One of the best stimulants on the market – but we all know this.
Caffeine has been seen to promote energy, power output, and in some studies even metabolism and fat loss.
It’s a great addition to the blend, and is a huge plus point from us.
Found in dark chocolate, and similarly to Taurine it may help promote blood flow- but not majorly.
An appetite suppressant that is linked to causing side effects.
Although effective in certain cases there have been numerous reports of side effects with using Yohimbe.
On the whole, the nutrient profile in Alpha GX7 could do with some improvements.
Some of the ingredients like Citrulline are under-dosed, while others like Arginine are ineffective.
Then you have to think of the beta alanine and Yohimbe that have both been linked to causing side effects.
It’s just not a good option.
The main two ingredients that you should be concerned with here are the Yohimbe and the Beta Alanine.
Beta Alanine’s side effects aren’t dangerous – they’re just very annoying. It is known to put you in a state of paresthesia, which is the itching of the face and hands.
We’ve experienced this ourselves, and it’s incredibly annoying while training.
The Yohimbe on the other hand can cause more serious problems such as anxiety, hypertension and gastrointestinal distress.
They’re both things that you definitely don’t need while trying to train hard.
Are there better Pre Workouts out there?
Yes – there definitely are!
We’ve done the research, and found the best pre workouts on the market that promote:
- High Energy Levels
- Maximum Power Output
- Enhanced Focus
- Amazing Pumps
And we’ve finally got it down to 3.
To our recommendations for the best pre workouts on the market, check out our Top 3 page below:
-> Top 3 Pre Workouts <-
Alpha GX7 Review Conclusion
All in all, this isn’t the best pre workout on the market.
From this review, here’s what you need to know about GX7;
- Under dosed in areas – Core ingredients like Citrulline have not been dosed high enough for maximum effectiveness.
- Potential Side Effects – Beta Alanine and Yohimbe have been linked to side effects.
- Can’t double scoop it – due to the caffeine level in GX7, we don’t advise double scooping. It’s not safe.
As you can see, it’s not your best option.
To see what our editor, and readers have voted as their favorite pre workout, check out the full review of our current #1 below: