“HYPHY MUD” PRE-WORKOUT REVIEW: THE NO B.S FACTS
Well, it’s been over a year since I last reviewed one of the endless number of different “breakthrough pre-workout formulas” being offered by every popular fitness YouTuber and their dog these days, and today I figured I’d post up a new one.
In this review I’ll be giving my unbiased assessment of the “Hyphy Mud Pre-Workout” from none other than Kali Muscle…
Disclaimer: I have nothing against Kali Muscle personally and I don’t even watch his YouTube videos at all for that matter. This is simply my honest, unbiased review of Hyphy Mud based on the ingredients/dosages that are included as well as the price. The reason I’m posting this review is because it’s quite a popular product that a lot of people are spending money on, but virtually all of the reviews out there seem to be put out by Kali Muscle’s friends and followers who just aimlessly recommend the product without really giving an accurate breakdown of it. For that reason I wanted to give a real, science-based assessment of the formula for those who are interested in buying it and want the objective facts.
The sales page for the Hyphy Mud Pre-Workout makes some pretty bold claims, stating that the product will provide you with “off the wall energy”, “improved athletic performance”, and that it is, in fact, the “world’s best pre-workout”.
Be cautioned though, as it’s said that consuming 1-3 scoops of Hyphy Mud prior to your workout will “make you dangerous”…
But does Hyphy Mud live up to these claims? Is this a well-formulated pre-workout product that is truly worth the money?
Hyphy Mud Pre-Workout Review: The No B.S Facts
Let me quickly dissect this pre-workout and clearly show you why it actually isn’t a very good formula and why, in my view, you’d be much better off spending your money elsewhere…
First off, the Hyphy Mud Pre-Workout label is based off of a proprietary blend.
This immediately raises a massive red flag since you really have no way of knowing what’s actually in the product.
All you’re given is the total gram amount per scoop along with a list of ingredients contained in the “Hyphy Blend”, but you’re NOT provided with the individual dosages per ingredient…
In almost all cases, the real reason supplement companies use proprietary blends is so that they can list off a bunch of cool-sounding ingredients on the label, while at the same time intentionally under-dosing those ingredients in order to save on production costs.
The average person buying a product such as Hyphy Mud is simply responding to the marketing behind it, and since they won’t know the proper dosages for each ingredient to begin with, it’s easy for companies to get away with this and jack up their profit per bottle as a result.
In my opinion, this is reason enough not to purchase Hyphy Mud, as there are plenty of other pre-workout formulas out there that DO list the ingredients along with the specific amounts for each.
After all, if the product WAS properly dosed, why wouldn’t they want to clearly show that to the customer?
Anyone who isn’t willing to lay out exactly what’s included in their product is hiding something 99% of the time.
If that’s not convincing enough, let’s look a bit further at the specific ingredients included along with the correct doses for each, and then compare that to the total volume per scoop in order to get a clearer picture of what’s going on here…
Hyphy Mud Ingredient Breakdown
So, the total gram amount per scoop in Hyphy Mud is 2 grams, and it’s recommended that you consume 1-3 scoops prior to your workout. This would provide you with 2-6 grams in each serving.
The ingredients in a proprietary blend are legally required to be listed in order of potency, so we know that beta alanine is the most prominent ingredient, followed by taurine, citrulline malate, caffeine etc.
First off, beta alanine isn’t even technically a “pre-workout” ingredient to begin with.
Yes, it is a research-backed supplement that can be useful in certain situations, but the benefits of beta alanine are obtained through consistent daily use over the longer term and NOT from using it immediately pre-workout.
Just like creatine monohydrate, beta alanine has no acute effects on performance and taking it right before training is not going to give you any immediate benefits for that particular session.
That said, the proper dosage for beta alanine based on the research is typically somewhere between 3.2-6.4 grams.
In other words, the proper dose for this one ingredient alone already exceeds the total volume of the scoop itself!
Even if you took 2-3 scoops it would still make up a very large percentage, and taking 3 scoops would mean that you’d only be getting 13 servings in each bottle which would send the price per serving up to a ridiculous figure.
The second ingredient included is taurine, which needs to be dosed between 0.5-2 grams in order to see noticeable benefits, and after that is citrulline malate, which falls into a research-backed dosage range of 6-8 grams.
This means that for the first 3 Hyphy Mud ingredients alone you’d need to taking in around 10-16 grams total in order to ensure that you were receiving a useful amount of each. However, even at the full 3 scoop serving size you’d still only be getting 6 grams in total.
As far as I’m concerned, there’s really no need to go further here.
A simple look at the label and we can clearly see that the Hyphy Mud Pre-Workout is highly under-dosed and hugely over-priced for what’s included.
Based on the total volume per scoop it’s literally impossible that you could be getting a proper dose of even the first 3 ingredients, and there’s really no way of arguing against that.
Yes, check out some of the other Hyphy Mud reviews and you’ll hear from people who claim that they used the product and benefited from it, but the simple reason for that can be summed up in one word: caffeine.
Remember: ANY pre-workout product out there that contains caffeine will give you a noticeable strength and energy boost.
Caffeine is by far the most powerful pre-workout ingredient available, and so any formula that includes it will always feel like it’s “working” regardless of what else is in the product.
However, that doesn’t mean that you need to go out and spend $33 per bottle to get the same effect, as caffeine is dirt-cheap and can be purchased for just a few pennies per serving.
The Bottom Line On Hyphy Mud
At the end of the day, the only thing “dangerous” about Kali Muscle’s Hyphy Mud Pre-Workout is the effect that it will have on your wallet.
It’s really nothing more than just another run-of-the-mill under-dosed, over-hyped, over-priced pre-workout blend marketed to impressionable younger viewers in order to make money.
Just because a guy with “huge muscles” puts something up on YouTube doesn’t make it true, and a quick look at the actual science proves that this product cannot possibly be properly formulated.
If you do want to include a pre-workout blend prior to training sessions in order to maximize your strength and energy, I simply recommend that you just make your own homemade stack instead.
That way you can properly dose all of the ingredients, pay far less per serving, and customize it to your own individual needs.
Check out my Homemade Pre-Workout Stack video that I posted up a while back for more details on this.
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