A product by Black Skull
Review Overview – What does Bone Crusher do?
Described as ‘El Favorito’ from the folks at Black Skull, we have Bone Crusher the pre-workout which is claimed to:
- Increase Pump
- Power Output
- Energy levels
But can it really? Or is this all over-hyped marketing? With a name like Bone Crusher we suspect the latter.
To get to the bottom of this, we looked deep into the science and servings of Bone Crusher to find out if it really was up to scratch.
The results were pretty interesting, unfortunately not in a good way.
Here are the results:
Can I double scoop Bone Crusher?
We don’t advise it.
Bone Crusher is essentially a 2g proprietary blend, we don’t know how much of each ingredient is being used. Double scooping could result in too much caffeine giving you jitters, headaches and other side effects.
How are the ingredients?
Both good and bad.
On the good side, there seems to be a lot we can work with.
On the bad side, it’s all in one proprietary blend – this means we don’t know how much of each ingredient is being used, and by extension, how effective it will be.
Here’s what we found:
The Creatine Monohydrate is a good start, but is it enough?
If you’re already supplementing creatine mono, this isn’t going to do any harm having a little extra. However, if you’re not, it could help up your power out put.
The effects of this really rest with the guys at Black Skull though, and if they decided to use enough…
The Taurine may help… a bit…
Found in energy drinks, but doesn’t actually give you that rush like most people think (it’s not bull bile either), it’s organic acid with sulphur in it, and it helps with circulation.
You need quite a lot of it too, studies have shown 500-2000mg get the best results – it’s doubtful that’ll you’ll get this much in Bone Crusher.
And the caffeine is anyone’s guess…
As we know, caffeine is the go-to nutrient for extra power and energy. However, we don’t know how much is in Bone Crusher.
It’s hard to tell what’s placebo and what’s actually the active ingredient. And being a proprietary blend gives Black Skull an easy way to under-dose it.
And the Beta Alanine is definitely under-dosed…
A damn shame. Beta-alanine buffers the acid in the muscles and can really help your workout. Unfortunately studies have shown the recommended amounts being anywhere from 2 – 5g.
Seeing as this blend is 2g, and BA is only one of the ingredients, you’re guaranteed not to have enough in this pre-workout.
Sadly, the Arginine is a joke…
This amino acid is thought to increase pumps – and it does – but not in this pre-workout.
The thing about arginine is that it doesn’t work when supplemented orally, it doesn’t get absorbed well. What you need is Citrulline Malate that the body absorbs and then converts into Arginine. This allows you to enjoy awesome pumps with no nutrient wastage.
Another poor choice for this pre-workout.
Overall it’s the proprietary blend that has cause most of the problems in Bone Crusher. There’s just no way around it.
The creatine and the caffeine are good, but if they’re correctly dosed is another question – and affects whether we can double scoop it or not.
It seems to us that Black Skull are trying to pull a fast one, and that you’re better off looking at pre-workouts where you can measure exact dosages and make an informed decision.
If you want to know what you should be looking for in a pre-workout, check out our article on the best pre-workout nutrients.
Are there side effects?
As the is a proprietary blend, we can’t say for sure.
It depends if the caffeine is over-dosed, however we haven’t heard anything negative so far but if you know you’re sensitive to the stimulant we advise taking half a scoop to start, for testing the water.
Is there anything better out there?
It’s clear that Bone Crusher needs a lot of work. Starting with that proprietary blend. We’ve looked into it, done the research and found the pre-workouts that:
- Increase Energy
- Improve Power Output
- Boost Pumps
- Enhance Focus
And we’ve narrowed it down to three pre-workouts, check them all out in the link below:
– The Top 3 Pre-Workouts –
Black Skull Bone Crusher Review Conclusion
On the whole, this review finds that Bone Crusher needs a lot of work doing to it if it wants to become a highly rated pre-workout.
Here’s what we found wrong with it:
- Proprietary Blend – We don’t know how much of each ingredient is being used in Bone Crusher, or how effective it will be
- Potential Side Effects – The caffeine is in an unknown amount, it could throw you off if you’re not used to it
- Under-dosed in places – Beta Alanine needs at least 2g to be effective, and considering that’s the size of the blend, there’s not that much here.
If you’re looking for a safe, strong and effective pre-workout, check below to see which one has got us excited at the moment.