JYM Pre review

Value

JYM Pre is available in both 20 serving and 30 serving containers. For our review, we are going to write about the 30 serving variant. At the time of writing, our best offer is £39.95. If we break this down by size (780g), this works out at £5.12 per 100g of powder. This is very expensive, however we are going to explore, during this review, whether it is worth the price.

 

Taste

Most pre-workout powders contain ingredients that pack a powerful flavour upon consumption, to wake you up and make you feel alive. JYM Pre comes in 4 flavours: Black Cherry, Rainbow Sherbet, Refreshing Melon and Strawberry Kiwi. We tried two flavours: Black Cherry and Refreshing Melon. First off, Black Cherry was actually a very nice flavour, and if you do like cherries then this is a great flavour. Has a very strong twang to it and would definitely wake you up in time for a gruelling workout. Then, Refreshing Melon hit us like a train at 200mph. It was both extremely sweet and sour at the same time, which is probably what you want from a pre-workout. The flavour itself is actually very good, but boy does it wake you up.

 

Mixability

Pre-workout powders are usually very thin and fine, however they can clump up in the packaging if left exposed.

We mixed 1 scoop of JYM Pre in 250ml of water. We would not recommend using any other liquid. Milk is too thick (but would curve the edge of the flavour if you are sensitive to the taste) – however you could mix this with an isotonic sports drink, just be wary of the sugar! We shook for 10 seconds and it was mixed. It’s very rare that you will get lumps and bumps in a pre-workout powder, as long as you follow the directions on the packaging correctly.

We would also recommend sipping on this pre-workout over the course of 15-30 minutes for it to have a better effect. Maybe try drinking it slowly whilst you’re driving (or walking) to the gym.

For even better results, you could invest in a blender. We use the NutriBullet 900W blender. It could provide better results for your pre-workout drink, and if you want to add extra ingredients such as oats, this will be the best way to get it done.

 

Effectiveness

This is where it gets interesting. Every pre-workout is different; flavours, sizes, but also the ingredients and how good they are at getting you amped for your workout.

First off, we’ll explore the nutritional information per serving. The pre-workout powder has a good amino acid profile. Per serving, we are getting a 2:1:1 BCAA ratio of Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine, totalling 6g. We are also getting 2g of Creatine Hydrochloride (for endurance and short bursts of strength), Beta-Alanine (for decreasing muscle fatigue), caffeine anhydrous (dehydrated caffeine, for more energy), and a generous 6g of citrulline malate (decreasing fatigue and improving performance).

Secondly, we’ll look at the ingredients. This product was made in a facility that uses shared equipment, using ingredients such as tree nuts, egg, milk, soy and wheat. There also a mixture of natural and artificial flavours, along with sweeteners (sucralose). There is also dextrose in the powder, which is a sugar made from corn, replacing glucose in the powder. If you suffer with high blood pressure or high blood sugar, we would recommend avoiding this as much as possible.

Finally, we’ll look at the macronutrient profile. Per serving, we are getting 80 calories. Lots of pre-workouts do not contain calories, so if you are trying to lower your caloric intake, this may not be for you, unless you can work around it. You are getting 3g of carbs, of which 2g is sugar (mixture of the dextrose, sucralose and possibly the artificial flavours we discussed earlier). Pre-workouts aren’t really used for their caloric value, more what they offer in terms of minerals and acids to get you pumped.

We experienced a pump and increased focus whilst using this pre-workout powder, but we have experienced better pumps with other products. It all depends on how your body reacts to the formula, along with any calories already consumed during that day.

Overall, this is a very effective pre-workout powder that delivers amino acids and creatine for improving performance and decreasing fatigue.

 

Where to buy

There are only a few places to pick up JYM products. However, we’ve narrowed down the best suppliers, with their best offers, and you can take your pick from the ones below. The prices shown are for a 780g tub, and there are different sizes & flavours available.

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