The guys at DAS Labs, the makers of the popular Bucked Up Pre Workout definitely know a thing or two about marketing. In such a crowded pre-workout market you need to have a ‘thing’, something that will separate you from the crowds. Finding a ‘thing’ is not an easy thing, but Bucked Up has one. And its ‘deer antler velvet’, or as the DAS dudes are calling it “the deer antler velvet Pre-Workout.”
Made from male deer antlers during the stage when the antlers are covered in soft fuzz, it promises to elevate IGF-1 levels (Growth Hormone) and boost performance.
If it sounds like an expensive ingredient, it’s because it is. Does Deer Antler Velvet work? Let’s find out in this Bucked Up Pre Workout Review!
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First thing’s first, DAS Labs nailed it on taste and mixability. This is really one of the best tasting pre-workouts I have had in months.
To put things into perspective for the experience, Bucked Up is a beginner pre workout. So if you are just starting off, this is going to a very good pre workout for you.
You will feel the effects such as pumps, energy boost, and focus that will get you acclimated to the “pre workout experience.”
If you are a more advanced user, you may need to take 2 scoops to feel the effects.
As you probably know, the most popular ingredient is the 50mg of the Deer Antler Velvet Extract. I’m not too sure if it really does anything, but it worked for the branding.
The more important stimulants include caffeine, citrulline malate, Alpha GPC, and a few more. All in all, a very good label for those embarking on their pre-workout journey.
Caffeine Anhydrous – 200 mg
Caffeine is an energetic stimulant that is in pretty much all pre workouts nowadays. At 200 mg, this is on the lower side for pre workouts but will provide a solid energy boost.
Deer Antler Velvet Extract – 50 mg
The ‘secret sauce’ in the Bucked Up Pre Workout. Does not do much in my opinion, but looks cool on label.
Alpha GPC – 200 mg
One of the more hardcore ingredients in this pre workout, Alpha GPC will provide a focus aspect to your pre workout.
Citrulline Malate – 6 g
At 6 grams, Citrulline Malate is there for surprisingly good pumps in Bucked Up Pre Workout.
Beta Alanine – 2 g
Beta Alanine is going to spread tingles throughout your body during the workout. Some people like it, some do not. I personally enjoy it.
Is Bucked Up a good pre workout?
Bucked Up is definitely a solid pre workout if you are more on the beginner side.
What is Deer Antler Velvet Extract?
Deer Antler Extract is a patented ingredient from Dark Labs that is supposed to have some magical effects on your performance in the gym.
Is Bucked Up illegal?
Bucked up is not illegal. It has no banned ingredients or anything of the sort so there is no need to worry about that or a drug test.
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